Hip-Hop: Then Vs. Now

Hip-hop is not just music. It is a culture and a form of expression that started in the late ’70s as a social-political empowerment movement. Hip-hop initially started as a way to give… Continue reading

Ragtime Echoes the Problems of Today

The institutionalization and systematic racism of African-Americans, an epidemic of wide-spread xenophobia, a metamorphosing country and depictions of power imbalances through economic standings, religion, race, and gender all coalesce in this year’s Frank… Continue reading

Schools Around the Country Walk Out

  On Wednesday March 14, exactly one month after the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Fla., schools all over the country came together in solidarity to honor those… Continue reading

FSSA says #Enough for the National School Walkout

  On Wednesday, March 14, students at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (FSSA) walked out in support of the National School Walkout while locals protested outside the building for gun control. FSSA students… Continue reading

Coming Back Home for Mrs. Jacobs

  Her walking stick helps get her through the busy hallways of Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (FSSA), the very ones she once roamed as a student. The voices of her colleagues… Continue reading

On Why We Should Read More Books

Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything. Imagine you’re sitting in your room, you’re bored out of your mind; even the… Continue reading

Racism in America

The United States Of America: “The land of the free and home of the brave.” As we’ve flourished as a country and gained social and economic strength, we have failed to incorporate that… Continue reading

What to do about Snow Days

After a major snowstorm hit New York City on the night of Wednesday, January 3rd, Mayor Bill de Blasio shut down the New York City School system on Jan. 4. That day, students and teachers… Continue reading

Ragtime: An Overview

As the students, faculty, staff and administration of Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (FSSA) wait anxiously for the opening of Ragtime, this year’s annual musical theatre production, the cast, crew and creative team are… Continue reading

Q&A: From Parent to Coordinator

She’s one of the school’s celebrities, the one who everyone knows and hears every Tuesday and Thursday for the morning announcements. Ms. Marchetta is the parent coordinator at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts… Continue reading