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The Student News Site of Dr. Michael M. Krop

The Lightning Strike

The Student News Site of Dr. Michael M. Krop

The Lightning Strike

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Evelie St-Louis, Staff Writer May 8, 2023

Key to Success: What music is best for studying?

Josh Katz, Managing/Opinion Editor May 8, 2023

     Imagine this: it’s late at night, you've been studying for hours and nothing is working. One more look at your notebook and you might go crazy. Believe it or not, putting on a certain kind of...

CAP advisor Jan Spivak, secures student’s futures

Josh Katz, Managing Editor March 3, 2023

From saving students hundreds in standardized testing to millions in college tuition, College Assistance Program (CAP) Advisor Jan Spivak spends her work days ensuring students’ successful futures. Spivak...

How Social Media Affects Political Views of Students

Talia Robbins, Staff Writer March 3, 2023

Social media platforms play a role in our lives, swaying our opinions and influencing our thoughts. News threads and propaganda advertising worldly issues on the recommended feeds of platforms such as...

How Social Media Affects Your Self-Esteem

Gabriel Orozco, Spread Editor March 3, 2023

Like, reply, tweet, post, share; a cycle most teens know too well. There’s easy access to the internet and the ability to converse with thousands online over common topics, but some content can lead...

Time for change: do colleges need standardized tests?

Jake DeAngelis, Staff Writer March 3, 2023

Standardized tests, like the SAT and ACT, are a poor indicator of intelligence and college readiness because they do not test a student's entire competence; therefore it is unreasonable to students who...

Why American Sign Language should be a language class

Alexis Chery, Staff Writer March 3, 2023

Although American Sign Language (ASL) is a relatively popular language, numerous schools, including ours, don’t provide it as an option for a language class. There are countless reasons ASL would help...

“Danger of Dahmer,” why true crime is problematic

Daniella Froimzon, Feature Editor March 3, 2023

Netflix’s original series “Dahmer” debuted at number one on the streaming services’ “Most Viewed” list. With the true crime genre’s exponential increase in popularity, we should all consider...

Are tattoos creating problems in the workplace?

Casey Critz, Editor-in-Chief March 3, 2023

As a generation attempting to fix decades of stereotypes rises, tattoos have become more and more the rage. However, many work environments continue to judge people’s character based on the art they...

Advanced Problems

Casey Critz, Editor-In-Chief February 27, 2023

With a school as diverse as Krop, you would expect the Advanced Placement (AP) classes to reflect the various demographics represented throughout the student body. Sadly, this is not the case.  According...

Four vs. five day work week: is it worth it?

Joshua Sadov, Health & Science Editor February 27, 2023

As teenagers, our lives usually consist of waking up before the sun comes up, and doing homework late into the night. Trying to balance social life, school and work all pile up the stress of being a high...

Are school lockdown policies really effective?

Daniella Froimzon, Feature Editor February 27, 2023

Over 2,000 school shootings have occured in the United States since 1970, with that number steadily on the rise. The unfortunate reality is that an active school shooter scenario is a very real possibility,...

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