Cindy Yang: For the Love of Art

With her red fire hair, ripped jeans, an oversize sweater that has the word “nihilist” sprawled across the back lies an inspired young artist. She becomes thoughtful when asked about her inspiration for… Continue reading

Pursuing a Career in Dance

  Dance majors at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (FSSA) all face the same question after graduation: Will they pursue a career in dance or will some new passion drive their career… Continue reading

How Safe is FSSA?

  With more than 800 students and approximately 80 staff members, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (FSSA), in Astoria, New York, takes safety very seriously. At least two safety agents always sit… Continue reading

Reinforced Rules Around FSSA

You’ve seen them everywhere; the hallways, the locker rooms, the cafeteria; plaques reminding us of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts rules. They came in with the new principal, Mr. Frankel. However… Continue reading

Citi Bike is Taking Over Astoria

In early September, Citi Bike released 140 new docking stations in NYC neighborhoods including 59 new stations in Astoria, alone. The influx of these biking stations seem to be causing more of an uproar to… Continue reading

Nostalgia: Is Throwback Culture Just a Wall?

    Digital beats created by huge synthesizers. Neon colors clashing with diluted tones. The drama of adolescent adventure playing out on the silver screen. All of these ’80s motifs are making their… Continue reading

A Word With the new AP of Organization, Math and Science

The incoming freshman weren’t the only new faces Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (FSSA) welcomed this 2018 school year; a determined new face in the school administration joined them as well. Mrs.… Continue reading

Life After Sinatra

As her 11-year-old self watched Ariel, from The Little Mermaid on Broadway singing her heart out, she had an overwhelming feeling of inspiration. After seeing this performance, which she absolutely adored and fantasized… Continue reading

The New Bushwick Buzz

From graffiti on every wall to streets now overflowing with different stores and condos, Bushwick was not always the new Manhattan. Since gentrification began around 2013 in this neighborhood, Bushwick blocks began to… Continue reading

Childish Frames: The Photography of Chad Woods

Memories can tend to feel like blurs boxed within our minds. This is essentially a reason why we find ourselves snapping photos and recording videos every day, to preserve those memories. However, that… Continue reading