Legally Blonde Takes the Stage with Success

By: Amelia Livingston It may have taken months of practice, but in the end the students who performed in the December production of Legally Blond the Musical, said it was really worth it. “Through being in the musical, I learned the saying, ‘If you do what you love, you’ll never have to work a day…

Is It Cool to Juul? Staff and Parents Worry About Long Term Problems

By: Marry Ousmane                  During her freshman year Gabriella said she got into vaping. It started because some of her friends started using electronic cigarettes. “Being light headed is the only thing that matters to me because it feels good,” she said. “It’s very addicting because of the feeling, the flavor and just everything about it.”…

Gospel Chorus Class Performs at Brooklyn College

By: Channary Sovanna Edward R. Murrow’s Gospel chorus class performed with the Brooklyn College Conservatory Singers and Symphonic Choir on December 6th. This is the second time that the Gospel chorus sang at the school and as the upcoming holiday season approached the chorus was invited to sing two Handel Messiah songs with the chorus….

Murrowites Witness History On Stage: Students Go See Hamilton for Only $10

By:Martin Kiser A ticket to see a performance of Hamilton usually costs several hundred dollars, but for some lucky Murrowites it didn’t cost them a dime. Just recently, the school was chosen by the Gilder Lehrman Institute to take part in their “Hamilton Education Program”, which has a nationwide partnership with the hit Tony Award…

Addicted to the 21st Century

By: Aaliyah Hinckson The bell has just rung for F-band, the hallways are filled with students, some walking very slowly, immersed in their cell phones. Junior Carla Pierre admits she’s addicted as she looks at her phone during passing. “I’m on my phone 90-to-95 percent of the day, either texting or on Snapchat,” said Pierre,…

Not Your Common Teen Life

By: Cielo Castaneda I decided to write this story out of my experience. I don’t encourage teen pregnancy but I advocate that you should make the situation your motivation to push further not an excuse to give up, if you do find yourself in my position. Or the next time you do judge a teen…

The AIDS Memorial Quilt Returns to Murrow

By: Amara Beth Cordero Murrow presented its annual AIDS’ Memorial Quilt on Dec. 5th-6th and students gathered in Gym 1C to hear individuals speak about AIDS and HIV. Ninth-and-tenth grade students attended the AIDS’ Quilt Memorial either during their Health class or OPTA, and learned about the AIDS virus as well as personal accounts and…

Best Selling Author Angie Thomas Speaks About “The Hate U Give”

  By: Sebastian Winter With the success of her critically acclaimed book, The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas has been very busy promoting her movie adaption of the same novel and her upcoming new book. She spent last week, though, speaking to Murrow students. Thomas, 31, spoke about her experience being a writer, and answered…

Domenica Ruta Speaks to the Seniors in the Writers Institute Class

By: Regan Hockenberry Author Domenica Ruta stood in front of the senior Writers Institute class of Memoir/Fiction Writing. Her arms were folded, her long brown hair hung over her shoulders.   Ruta is the author of the celebrated memoir “With or Without You,” and visited Murrow’s Writers Institute to share her story and tips for how…

Happy Holidays!!

Wishing you a happy holidays and a wonderful New Year. May the Holiday Season bring only happiness and joy to you and your loved ones. Best wishes from the Murrow Network.

Girls Look Up To The #MeToo Movement When Dealing With Harassment

By: Taylor Greenspan and Imani Salazar  For 16-year-old student Jylene Vila, she said she gets catcalled at least five times a day in the school hallways. She said it is just the norm, and is sick and tired of it. “Sometimes they’ll ask if I ‘have a boyfriend’ or for my social media,” said Vila….