Be Nice: What is it and why do Be Nice events matter?

              Be Nice. is a four-step action plan that invites people to Notice, Invite, Challenge, and Empower individuals who may be experiencing changes in mental health. It is undeniable that there is a stigma against mental health and Be Nice hopes to challenge that stigma to ensure that more people are granted access to the resources and help they need. Be Nice acts as a … Continue reading Be Nice: What is it and why do Be Nice events matter?

Understanding the Other

Changing the Way People Approach Politics It is common knowledge that politics is extremely controversial and that there is a growing political rift in the status quo. The reason for this, I believe, is that people are too focused on what divides them rather than what unifies them. So how can we, as high school students, make political discussions more productive? Although open-minded approaches can … Continue reading Understanding the Other

On the Transition from MYP to DP

It is undeniable that going to a school as rigorous as City is quite demanding in and of itself. A big problem that we all have noticed in the student body is that many students are thrown into the International Baccalaureate Program without the skills or the tools that they need to fully succeed academically during their time at City. There are various skills like … Continue reading On the Transition from MYP to DP

Mock Trial Club Promotion

Mock trial was founded in 1985 by Dean Richard Calkins of Drake Law. The long-term objective for the mock trial club was to bring students together that had an interest in law and logic. Through integration of a mock trial club at City we would create a space for students to learn about law and the structure of a trial. The group would discuss different … Continue reading Mock Trial Club Promotion

What can mindfulness mean to a high school student?

           Mindfulness is straightforward. It is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. This is a concept that often feels unfamiliar to us, but it is not a special added thing we do. It is something that everyone has access to and can … Continue reading What can mindfulness mean to a high school student?