The Mindfulness Program

By: Leo Kong When it comes to a student’s well-being, Mr. Joseph Williams wants to take a Zen approach to their health. Mr. Williams, the AP of Guidance, advocates for the Mindfulness Program and the program’s benefits. Mr. Williams, along with three of his mandated guidance counselors, Ms. Kellie Carnevale, Ms. Sandy Toromoreno, and Ms….

First Annual Music X Tech Program Performs Tonight

By: Carlos Lopez More than a year after the school received a $1 million grant from Levi’s and had pop star Alicia Keys sing at the school, the Music X Technology Program will have a chance to showcase its program at the Joseph Anzalone Theatre on Friday. The students will be able to perform original…

Treat All Data Equally

By: Carlos Lopez There’s something that lets us use Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google, and much more on that we take for granted. This something, goes over our heads and we have not the slightly clue that it’s there to serve our purposes of browsing the internet. This very thing is known as net neutrality. Net…

Russian Students Reacts to Hacking Election

By: Regan Hockenberry For the school’s large Russian community, the recent controversy over whether Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered hackers to interfere with the general election in order to help Donald Trump win  is one of concern, surprise and even for some disbelief. But what they mostly agreed on is that  with a new Trump…

First Musical of the Year is a Success

By: Amanda Salazar After months of rehearsal, everyone involved in the show agreed that Into the Woods was a great success.   The musical, which stars students Henry Mont, Juliet Schlefer, Marlon Gordon, and Kevin Guillaume, is about the intertwining of several popular fairy tales into one. It includes Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Little Red Riding Hood….

Students Experience Bias After Trump’s Win

By Amanda Salazar Last month, a Murrow junior walked her friend into the train station, where a man holding a guitar eyed both of them. A few minutes later, the stranger approached Juliana Clark after her friend walked through the turnstile, and began yelling racial slurs at her. “I started leaving and he yelled at me…

Seniors Hopeful for Free College

  By: Samantha Louis When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed in his recent State-of-the-State speech that most New Yorkers should receive free college tuition at SUNY and CUNY schools, junior Keziah Nesbeth felt grateful. “I’m really happy, because who doesn’t want to go to school for free,” she said. “That’s really amazing.” In early…

Closed Field = Inconvenience

  By: Cameron Kemme You never realize the importance of something until it is gone. That’s what students and physical education teachers are realizing after the stands at Midwood Field were condemned and are now being renovated. According to Principal Mr. Allen Barge, Midwood Field will be closed for the duration of the school year…

A Letter to the Country

By Britney Duval Dear America, From childhood we are told – no. We are taught “You are great.” We are scorned and punished by our educators if we do not stand and pledge allegiance; we are forced to say “one nation…with liberty and justice” despite what we believe. Originally I wanted to write this anonymously…

Back When I Was in High School: Magin Edition

By: Mecca Davis How was high school for you emotionally? “High School for me emotionally was pretty, for the most part I was very happy, and the school itself was the alternative community school in New York. The concept of the high school was that it was a smaller setting. So the classes were about…

Robotics Team Brings Home Another Trophy

By: Jiselle Abraham In December the school’s Robotics Club brought home another addition to their trophy case. Both of the robotic teams, Shark Byte and Octapi, competed in the First Tech Challenge at John Dewey High School on December 11th. “I was very proud of our teams for coming together in the final stretch of…

Teacher Talk with Mr.Tuel

By: Donald Tuel (Lights up on MR. TUEL at his Desk, hands gently tapping at the keys, eyes staring off in another direction, the yellow glow of the Playbill website is reflected in his eyes, he is distracted by the pink feminism poster that is reflected in the glass, quietly listening to the sounds and…