Six Fun Ways to Occupy Your Time During School Closures

 By: Sebastian Winter In a drastic attempt to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all New York City public schools have been shut down until at least April 20th, with the DOE planning to use a remote learning system starting March 23rd to replace regular class time by filtering all lessons to the student’s…

Students and Faculty Discuss Coronavirus Fears After Returning From Italy Trip

By: Eve Neumann While visiting Italy during February break, the students and faculty that went said they were not aware of the coronavirus outbreak until they came home. “We knew the situation was happening in China,” said foreign language teacher Ms. Ellen Heyman, one of the trip’s chaperones. “We didn’t know it was happening in…

Murrow Students Talk About Living with Anxiety

By: Tess Nealon-Raskin  Murrow junior Trinity Ellis has felt anxious for longer than she can remember. “When I was little, there would be days where I would always worry about if I was doing the right thing or just being a good child and I was very anxious when a teacher would raise their voice…

Murrow Teacher Wins First Place at Niagara Falls Marathon

By: Marziya Hasan  For most, running and completing a marathon is impossible. But for Mr. Tom Anderson, not only did he do the impossible, he won it. Mr. Anderson, a Living Environment and ICT teacher, won the Niagara Falls Marathon on October 20th in 2 hours, 44 minutes and 9 seconds. In just his second…

School Director Causes Controversy with Audition Process for Upcoming Play

By: Eve Neumann  After director Mr. Robert Elstein raised some eyebrows when he decided he wanted to cast non African-American students for prominent parts in “A Raisin in the Sun,” it turns out he casted in the more traditional route. The controversy happened after Mr. Elstein said he was open to conducting  “colorblind” auditions for…

Murrowites Mourn the Death Of Kobe Bryant

By: Alyssa Deonarinesingh For Murrowites, basketball star Kobe Bryant’s death has not only been shocking, but also quite tragic.      “That was the man I watched growing up,” said sophomore Brian Jean Gilles. “….I didn’t even know what to believe when I heard that.”   Many others are feeling the same way after Bryant, along with his…

Students Outraged by Recent Anti-Semitic Attacks Discuss Solutions

By: Sebastian Winter Junior Ariel Schwartzmann-Miles feels that the recent anti-Semitic attacks in New York and New Jersey have made her more cautious and afraid for her safety because she is Jewish. “I was fearful after the attacks,” said Schwartzmann-Miles. “[In response to the attacks,] my synagogue updated security and my parents were also fearful.”…

Senior-Fresh SING Victory Marks First for Class of 2020

By: Ashley Lalman  Kira Safier is one of the many seniors in SING who said it was a weird feeling when her class won for the first time after losing three years in a row. “If I’m being really honest, a lot of the seniors, we were all talking, we were all cheering, but it…