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Murrow Sweatshirts of Arms

By: Isabela Cordero For Murrow students, sweatshirts are for more than just keeping warm. At the school, students can get sweatshirts for clubs, shows, bands, sports teams, and classes.  The … Continue reading

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“She Was A Rain Of Sunshine” — Murrow Faculty Remember Shemel Mercurius

Shemel Mercurius stands next to singer Alicia Keys in September. Shemel was tragically killed earlier in the month. By: Nicholas Williams Shemel Mercurius, a 16-year-old junior who attended Edward R. … Continue reading

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Food Fair 2K16 –Students Show Off Their Culinary Talents

By:  Olu Ogunlade Murrow’s Council for Unity hosted its annual Food Fair fundraising event on May 27th. The Fair was held in the school’s courtyard parking lot with many of … Continue reading

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Does the School Need Metal Detectors? Mr. Barge says no, but AP of Security wants it

By: Carlos Lopez This year, Murrow has had two random scans where metal detectors are setup in the main entrance of the building. But they are random and not part … Continue reading

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The Exception Rather Than The Rule: Unlike Most City Schools, Murrow’s Diversity is Unique

By: Amanda Salazar Mariam Jahangir a Pakistani-American student said she enjoys being with her friends in her Trigonometry class. Jahangir said what makes this connection so special is that her … Continue reading

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What It Means To Conquer Gender Norms: We shouldn’t conform to societies expected roles

By: Benedicte Louis A vast majority of the population identifies gender as the state of being male or female and gender norms as the set of rules that those sexes … Continue reading

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Music Teacher, Mr. Douskalis, Does TEDx Talk

By: Edeli Cuate This past weekend Murrow Music teacher, Mr. Peter Douskalis gave a TEDx talk in Herndon, Va. about the importance of art and education. In his talk, Mr. … Continue reading

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He’s A Poet And He Surely Knows It

By: Edeli Cuate Mr. Joesph Elliot is certainly an accomplished teacher. But he is also an accomplished author. That’s because the Communication Arts teacher has published his fourth book titled … Continue reading

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Hamilton Wins Big

Isabela Cordero And the winner is… Hamilton, the Grammy winner and 16 time Tony nominated play, for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The winners in all categories, from Criticism to … Continue reading

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License and Registration, Please

Students like Daniel Raslin would like to one day drive, but economics play a  big part in driving one. “Having a car means privacy and freedom, but expenses are the … Continue reading

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Seniors Left Without their “Promised” OPTAS

By: Elise Shipkevich and Paule Louis   When Victoria Chuzina, a 17-year-old senior, received her program for the second semester she was more than disappointed. That’s because she requested H … Continue reading

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Library Renovations Continue

By: Hannah McKee     After several months of being closed for renovations, the library officially opened in late February. But school administration said renovations are still incomplete. While structural … Continue reading

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Less Problems, More Safety

By: Carlos Lopez Since the 2014-15 school year, Murrow has seen a 48 percent drop in school incidents from the previous year. According to data from VADIR, a New York … Continue reading

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School Ready to Take Steps on Bathroom Policy

By:  Selena Guzman Principal Mr. Allen Barge said he is in discussion with an official from the New York City Department of Education to create gender-neutral restrooms in the building. … Continue reading

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Trump Support Hard to Find

By: Victoria Caesar When it comes to controversy, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump certainly doesn’t shy away from it. For students such as Klaudia Vingler, 18, that’s why she likes him. … Continue reading

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Students Feel the Bern

By: Victoria Caesar If Bernie Sanders was invited to the prom, he’d probably be voted the most popular person. While there isn’t an official poll on the Democrat’s popularity at … Continue reading

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Voters For Hillary

Amanda Salazar For sophomore Anna Moore, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton inspires her. “I think she would make a good role model for women,” Moore said. “She’s been trying to … Continue reading

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One B4DA$$ Gift

By: Asa Miller   Levi’s Music X Technology program is about to get a b4da$$ upgrade. With the Music Technology class in session after school on Thursdays and Fridays, Murrow … Continue reading

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Displaying Art Through A Zine

By: Afdal Tehseldar A personal project that turned into a publication allows young artists to exhibit their creations. Seventeen-year-old Carol Li, is a senior who created the first issue of … Continue reading

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Promposal Add To The Experience of Prom

By: Haleema Hafeez Prom season is here and for many Murrowites, “promposals” are what they’ve long been waiting for. The term “promposal” is used to describe a proposal to the … Continue reading

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Budding scientists Show Off Projects at Annual Science Fair

By: Leo Kong It’s science fair season, and many students had an opportunity to show off what they learned in the subject at two science fairs one on March 3rd … Continue reading

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Music Students Visit Philly

By: Jiselle Abraham Murrow music students are getting the opportunity to go Temple University to tour the music department and get a feel for the university. The Jazz band, Symphonic … Continue reading

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Last Minute Victory Gives Chess Team State Title

By: Olu Ogunlade Murrow’s chess team participated and won the state chess championship on March 12th and 13th  in Saratoga Springs, NY. Though things weren’t bright the entire tournament, the … Continue reading

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Its Time To Say Hello, Dolly Hits the Stage

By: Victoria Caesar This semester’s Anzalone Production, Hello Dolly, brought in many young performers who are passionate to audition for a chance at the spotlight. The February 9th Hello Dolly auditions brought out … Continue reading

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Senior year is proving to be a blast from the past

By: Hannah McKee Seniors are using their wisdom to advise Murrow students. As seniors are getting ready to graduate they are taking a look back at their high school experience.  … Continue reading

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Penguin Random House Creative Writing Award Contest

By: Leo Kong Some Murrow seniors participated in a chance to win college scholarships that range anywhere from $2,500 to $10,000 from the Penguin Random House Creative Awards Writing Contest. … Continue reading

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Come One, Come All to Murrow’s First Club Fair

By: Olu Ogunlade Edward R. Murrow high school students hosted its first club fair this past February 10th and 11th in the senior lobby. Murrow’s club fair is organized by … Continue reading

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Rapp Provides a Helping Hand in Reaching Out to Murrow Students

By: Chelsea Plamm A former student and now social worker provides education and support services to students who just want to RAPP about what’s going on in their lives. Mrs. … Continue reading

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Come out and SING with Murrow

Madalyn Alfonso Senior/Fresh pulled out the victory this year in the school’s annual SING! competition on February 5-6th at the Joseph Anzalone Theatre. The annual competitive event where students write, … Continue reading

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Bring the Best To Broadway, Murrow Miss Saigon To Perform on the Big Stage

Madalyn Alfonso Despite their finale performance at Murrow on December 12th, Miss Saigon will live on for Murrowites on Broadway on Monday, March 7th. After winning a contest organized by … Continue reading

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Murrow Embraces Fashion of the Dark Side

By: Isabela Cordero Seniors opened up a door to the dark side on February 12th for Gothic Day. The day gave seniors a chance to dress in all black and … Continue reading

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Get Ready For Murrow’s Annual Senior Faculty Game

By: Taylor Odenat It’s approaching that time of the semester for the yearly senior faculty basketball game, and both sides are excited and ready to play come March 7th in … Continue reading

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NASA scientist/artist comes to Edward R Murrow High School

By: Lauren Pascocello and Kevin Hernandez Murrowites had the privilege of meeting guest speaker Carter Emmart yesterday afternoon at Edward R. Murrow High School. Juniors and seniors gathered in the … Continue reading

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Murrow Magic Table Tennis team undefeated.

By: Britney Duval and Alaysia Jourdain The Murrow Magic Table Tennis team defeated Science Skills High School last Thursday afternoon in a league competition. The Magic destroyed Science Skills High, … Continue reading

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Yearbook Adviser Creates C.A.R.E. Award

By: Leo Kong According to Mr. John Faciano, the school’s Yearbook Adviser, he is making a Yearbook Award to give to anyone who has made a significant contribution during the … Continue reading

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Murrow Honors People living with HIV & AIDS

By: Paule Louis Twenty-one years after Murrow’s first AIDS Quilt’s presentation, members of the H.E.A.R.T Club took it upon themselves to continue the two decades long tradition of eulogizing lives … Continue reading

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A New SAGA For Students of Gay-Straight Alliance

By: Malcolm Best The Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) has been working on connecting the Murrow community on something students all can be educated about. .         SAGA is working … Continue reading

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After First Semester Delays, Music Technology Is Ready For The Second Semester

By: Asa Miller   Even though it wasn’t on the course selection sheet, the person who helped get the grant is no longer working at the school, and the curriculum … Continue reading

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The Story To The Show, Miss Saigon Cast Understands The Play

By: Hannah McKee The cast of Miss Saigon not only acts the role, but understands the depth of the play. Because acting in a historical play can be difficult, the cast … Continue reading

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Wrestling Team Prep for New Season

By Nicholas Williams Team experience is a key goal for the wrestling team this upcoming season. The Murrow Magic Wrestling Team will be entering their third PSAL wrestling season on … Continue reading

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Closed Until Further Notice — Murrow students are left without a Library

By: Tasmiyah Rahman              For school officials, the renovation of the library has been a project that has been a necessity for a while now, … Continue reading

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H.E.A.R.T Club Prepares To Turn Statistics into Souls

By: Paule Louis              For 22 years, members of the H.E.A.R.T Club have been trying to change statistics and help a humanitarian cause.             … Continue reading

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Sticking kindness around Murrow

By: Nicholas Williams, Carlos Lopez, Tasmiyah Rahman Council for Unity Club has created Random Acts of Kindness Day on every final Wednesday of the month by spreading positive vibes to … Continue reading

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Fuerza Latina Members Volunteer at NYC Marathon

By: Carlos Lopez Members of Fuerza Latina participated in the marathon not by running, but by volunteering, cheering on, handing out water, and giving moral support to the runners. The … Continue reading

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Murrow Magic Girls’ Soccer Put Together Strong First Season

            By: Taylor Odenat The Murrow Magic Girls Soccer team might have lost to its rival the Midwood Hornets 6-0 in a scrimmage on November … Continue reading

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Clothesline Project — Students Gain Perspective on Domestic and Sexual Victims

By: Selena Guzman Student Mark Ivachtchenko said that he is no stranger to the Clothesline Project. Since his freshman year, he has gone each year but still finds knowledge in … Continue reading

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School Gets A Makeover

By: Madalyn Alfonso Murrow has received quite a colorful make-over. A mural was painted by an aerosol street artist on July 7th on the side of Edward R. Murrow High … Continue reading

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Controversy over Miss Saigon Musical

By: Gretta Yagudayeva When Shao Lei found out that the school was going to do Miss Saigon as its fall musical production she was not happy. That’s because of the … Continue reading

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Impact of the New Remind App for Seniors

  By: Edward Weng The senior class of 2016 is going to be “Reminded” in a more efficient way regarding important notices and announcements. That is because the Remind app is … Continue reading

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Robotics Club Has Something to Offer

 The Robotics Club is up and running. By: Carlos Lopez The Murrow Robotics team, which is in its first year, is starting to gear up for the upcoming NYC First … Continue reading

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