Chess Team Brings Home 2nd Place in Super Nationals

By: Anano Kapanadze Murrow’s Chess Team brought home yet another trophy, the second place title at this year’s Super Nationals. In total, 5,577 players competed in the three national events which are held together at the same site at the same time every four years. The tournament was held May 12-15 in Nashville, Tenn. The…

Rain Doesn’t Dampen Annual Food Fair

By: Regan Hockenberry Murrow held its annual Food Fair on May 26th, only this year because of rain it was held in the 285 suite instead of outside in the courtyard. Food Fair is a day-long celebration where the various clubs within Murrow, sell delicious treats and come up with creative ways to raise funds….

Screaming for Ice Cream at Murrow

By: Zachary Hockenberry Every month, large crowds of students line up outside the 285 Suite. Some kids even leave class just to get a spot on line. This is because the Parent Teacher Association schedules an ice cream sundae fundraiser once a month. “Who doesn’t want ice cream? Even in February,” said student Danielle Camche….

NHS Inducts First-Year Seniors for First Time

By: Amanda Salazar This year’s National Honor Society induction ceremony had a “senior” feeling. That’s because the school’s program allowed seniors who were eligible for the first time to be included in its April ceremonies. In previous years, only sophomores and juniors were allowed to be inducted as first-year members if they became eligible on…

Ms. Martone to be Contestant on $100,000 Pyramid Game Show

By: Gabrielle Martinez  There may not be many chances to see a real-life TV star at school, unless you are in English teacher Melissa Martone’s class. That’s because Ms. Martone will be a contestant in tomorrow’s $100,000 Pyramid on ABC — Channel 7 at 10 p.m. Even though Ms. Martone said she cannot divulge if…

Artist of the Month: A Student With Theater in His Blood

By: Britney Duval With both parents in the theater industry, it’s no surprise Bailey Wilkinson has theater in his blood. “My parents met at the Heights Players Theater Company, that’s where they fell in love,” Wilkinson said. “My father was playing (Joseph) Wykowski from Biloxi Blues and my mother was playing Nora from Brighton Beach…

Controversy over Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why”

  By Michela Arlia Junior Alaysia Jourdain said she doesn’t see why the new Netflix show 13 Reasons Why is generating all this controversy. “I know some people take it the wrong way but I like it,” said Jourdain.” It’s not terrible, but you shouldn’t watch it if you’re not in the right mindset.” However,…

What is the Importance of Freedom in Today’s World?

Nora Carrier In a time of changing political ideals and social structures, freedom is important to many. These Murrow students spoke out about their personal definitions of the word freedom, who has freedom and how it can be earned, and what people can do with their freedom.   Joseph Hardy, Freshman “Freedom is a chance…

Immigrants of Murrow

By: Britney Duval Murrow, like America, is diverse and has a large immigrant community. But as we know, being an immigrant isn’t always easy. Just ask sophomore Narine Andriasova, who moved here from Uzbekistan in June, 2010, and says it has had a big effect on her social life. “If I wasn’t an immigrant it…

Upcoming Graduates Reflect on their Time in Murrow

By: Lauren Pascocello The flowers are out, the birds are singing, and as we get closer to the end of the school year, some seniors are thinking about saying goodbye to Edward R Murrow High School. Murrowites reflected on the best and worst moments they had over the past four years. Adam Cotton, 17 “Oh,…

Seniors Enjoy Their Last Trip at Murrow

By: Dorothy Marcellus and Shelbie Ulysse The annual senior trip was a fun time, spent with friends experiencing new things and enjoying the weekend. But there was one thing missing — no phone service. In an age when teens can’t seem to live without their phones, this was a weekend – March 10th – 12th…

VIDEO: Watch Cartar Emmart Give TedXErMurrow Talk

Last month, the school hosted aTedXErMurrow Talk in the Joseph Papp Theatre. One of the guests was Carter Emmart, the  Director of Astrovisualization at the American Museum of Natural History.  In his talk, Emmart spoke about Mars and his interest in this field. Here is a link to his talk: