Packed Classrooms Cramp Learning, Students Say

Editor’s Note: The following story was originally published in Bronx Youth Heard, a publication of the Bronx Youth Journalism Initiative, a free journalism program for Bronx high school students run by the Norwood News. We are currently accepting applications for our spring semester. To find out more about the program and how to apply, click here. The Bronx Youth Journalism Initiative is supported by the North Star Fund, the Johnson Family Foundation Fund, and City Councilman Fernando Cabrera, and is run in collaboration with CUNY’s College Now program at Hostos Community College. By Leila Nombre At Jonathan Levin School for

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Bronx Science Students, Alumni Protest Against Principal

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Officials Step Up Efforts Against Cyber-Bullying

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A Trip Through Metal Detector Means Late for Class

At 9:05 a.m. on a recent cloudy and windy Monday morning, a large crowd of students are eager to get inside of Morris High School Campus in the Bronx. They are already five minutes late for their first period and the process of going through the school’s metal detectors will make them even later.