Opinion: Reflecting On The Last Year Of Remote Learning

By: Muazam Moon I remember my reaction when the newscaster announced schools were going to be closed for a period of 2 weeks, last March. I smiled to myself and texted my friends the “good” news. Finally, we could get a break from school.  Only that “break” turned into two months, four, six, and now, well…

Students Look Forward To Summer Vacation After A Difficult School Year

By: Jakehiry Ramìrez Castillo  As the weather has gotten warmer, Murrow students are looking forward to summer vacation. After the past school year, students are ready to get back out there and experience, safely, a summer break from school. Since the pandemic, most students have spent a vast amount of time indoors and also distanced…

With The Conviction Of Derek Chauvin, Murrowites Talk About Change

By: Ashley Chen Noemi Tracey, president of the Black Student Union, was shocked, but happy when she heard that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty for murdering unarmed black man George Floyd last May. “You almost never see police officers being placed in jail for the crimes they have committed,” she said….

Students Wonder What September Will Be Like Fully In-Person

By: Sebastian Winter                                                         With the school year coming to a close, students are wondering what the next year will look like, as the mayor announced there will be a full in-person return to school in September.  Because of the full return, many are excited to go back to the building after most Murrowites have been…

Murrowites Express Their Thoughts On The Difficulties Of The Past Year 

By: Irza Waraich For sophomore Emily Rose Nocella, staying connected with teachers during this school year has been quite the challenge.  “It is so hard to connect with my teachers the way I wanted to because of the pandemic,” said the sophomore. “I want to constantly talk to them like I normally would, but the…

Guitar Ensemble And Jazz Band Concert Continues Virtually This Year

By: Miles Johnson The show must go on — even virtually. Murrow’s annual spring Guitar Ensemble and Jazz Band concert will go on virtually tonight at 7 PM and will highlight the accomplishments of these talented school musicians. For Guitar Ensemble and Jazz Band teacher, Mr. Peter Douskalis, putting on the spring concert might be seen…

Musicians Struggle To Practice Their Instruments At Home

By: Miles Johnson For Annabel Rothfeld, she admits playing her electric guitar in her apartment can be loud at times, so the junior made certain agreements with her neighbors. “My neighbors and I agreed on certain times that they do not want me to play,” said the sophomore. “For example, I do not play after 9:30…

Regents Exams Taking Place This Year, But Only For Some

By: Jakehiry Ramírez Castillo This year, New York high school students will have the ability to take some Regents exams in June. However, the State Education Department stated that for the second year in a row, students are not required to pass them in order to graduate. Instead, students will need to earn the class…

With PSAL Sports Resuming, Students Have Become Excited

By: Sami Mamun For Jayanna Hall, she is tired of not playing sports and seeing her teammates through a screen and she’s happy that PSAL sports have started up, a year after all public high school city sports were abruptly canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. “I’m so tired of only being able to see…

During Covid-19, Deans Reflect On Their Changing Responsibilities

By: Ashley Chen For Ms. Susana Giberga, the Assistant Principal of Security, the good news for her job now is that she hasn’t had to suspend anyone in the past year. The bad news is that there are usually only a handful of students in the building since the pandemic started last March. “My job…

With the NYC Mayoral Race Heating Up, Murrowites Have Started Paying Attention

By: Sebastian Winter                                                                                        With the NYC mayoral election heating up, many students have started paying attention. These include students who are voting for the first time, have been following the race for a while, and who are curious about who the candidates are and who will become the next mayor. Senior Elise Guzman, who is…