The Student News Site of Dr. Michael M. Krop

The Lightning Strike

The Student News Site of Dr. Michael M. Krop

The Lightning Strike

The Student News Site of Dr. Michael M. Krop

The Lightning Strike

SCHOOL SPIRIT: Assistant Principals Monica Alba-Nuñez and Kristan Belfield
watch the Homecoming pep rally performers on Oct. 13.

Fresh faces: Meet our new leaders

Joshua Sadov, Feature and Managing Editor June 10, 2024

In recent years, Krop has undergone many structural changes in leadership. Most recently, we welcome two new assistant principals, Monica Alba-Núñez and Kristan Belfield.       Overseeing curriculum,...

GET INVOLVED: Senior Daniel Entebi scans a QR code to vote for this year’s Homecoming theme.

The ins and outs of Student Government Association

Seth Cohen, Spread Editor June 10, 2024

To understand many important aspects of Krop, from school events to certain community service projects and everything in between, one must look at SGA's role in the process.  SGA has an extensive board,...

Custodians of Krop

Gabrielle Magalhaes, Staff Writer June 10, 2024

Before many of us get up in the morning, our custodians have already been at school ensuring the campus is presentable for our faculty and students. Custodians make sure the bathrooms, hallways, cafeteria...

SCHOOL SPIRIT: Students serve paells and pastelitos at the Hispanic Heritage teacher luncheon on Oct. 6.

Hispanic Heritage Month: NHHS Promotes diversity

Lia Klietman, Staff Writer June 10, 2024

     Posters, door decorations and flags representing Latinx culture decorated the halls as the National Hispanic Honor Society (NHHS) planned various activities to engage the student body for Hispanic...

EDUCATING: Chemistry teacher Eden Assraf helps a student with their classwork during her 7th period chemistry class.

First-year science teacher Eden Assraf awarded rookie teacher of the year

Taira Astete, Copy Editor June 10, 2024

With just a few months into her teaching career and at Krop, Algebra 1 and Chemistry teacher Eden Assraf has been bestowed the Rookie Teacher of the Year award.  On Nov. 2, Assraf was announced as...

MINDFULNESS: Club members engage with student body promoting mental
health awareness

Wellness club spreads positivity

Makayla Simeon, Staff Writer June 10, 2024

 What is something that makes you feel better about yourself? This is a question you might be asked to consider during one of the weekly activities the Happiness and Wellbeing Club hosts on Wednesdays.      The...

HARD AT WORK: President of Key Club Evan Seder unloads sandwiches at homeless shelter.

The Key to success: Krop cares for community

Joshua Sadov, Feature and Managing Editor June 10, 2024

 In the crowded cafeteria, volunteers come together to make over 150 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, all to help out those in need at a local shelter. This is just one of the many community service...

IN ACTION: Junior Maia Gueron tying bags together, in the process of turning the recycled plastic into yard to create
sleeping mats for the homeless.

Eco-threads: junior turns plastic bags into sleep-mats

Noga Shami, Health and Science Editior June 10, 2024

      If you enter junior Maia Gueron’s room, you will see a table covered with plastic bags spilling onto the floor. The office and her brother's rooms next door are no different, with bags littered...

ON THE JOB: During her 7th period AP English Literature class, Nicole Norona
assists senior Abel Profeta.

Norona becomes TOTY

Marilyn Amair, Staff Writer June 10, 2024

 She kicks off her class by greeting her students as they walk to their seats, which are all organized into groups. She discusses colloquial topics with her students and has some laughs with them in between.    After...

IN STYLE: During a club meeting, Vice President Naomi Zrihen assists a student with the sewing maching.

Krop’s project runway

Isabella Mcliberty, Staff Writer June 10, 2024

     The whirring of sewing machines fills room 3101 as students’ design sketches come to life. Fashion Club has drawn, sewn and is currently creating pieces for their upcoming fashion show.      The...

First date or first disaster: Teachers’ worst first dates

Valentine Purcell, Staff Writer June 10, 2024

Law teacher, Sheila O'Farrell “I was young at the time, maybe 25 or 26, we were fixed up by a friend I worked with who told me to meet him. I agreed and we decided to meet at a restaurant, which I...

NAILING IT: Senior Yalissa Perez works on prepping a client’s nail for an acrylic set

Tips by Tiny: Krop’s innovative entrepreneur

Evelie St-Louis, Entertainment Editior June 10, 2024

  Becoming an entrepreneur in high school sounds like quite the hassle, right? Well, senior Yalissa Perez has taken up that challenge with her own nail business. Perez does many of our students’ nails...

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