When I Was In H.S – Ms Berke Edition

By: Amanda Salazar Mrs. Lisa Berke is an English teacher at the school, but she was also once was student here. A graduate of Murrow H.S. in 2000, she worked first in news and media before becoming a Communication Arts teacher and Publicity Coordinator. Mrs. Berke sat down with the Murrow Network to discuss her time…

A Vacation for Change

By: Zachary Hockenberry   In late June of 2013, Habibah Khater was planning on having a relaxing vacation in Alexandria, Egypt. She was looking forward to enjoying the warm weather, eating the delicious food and admiring the old historical buildings with her family. However, she had no idea that she would partake in the large…

Politics with Mr. Blatt

Mr. Blatt Discusses His Thoughts on The Changes of The Current-Day Political Climate I remember as a teenager, when I first started to seriously follow the news, and more than just the sports pages, when the two political parties had discourse and discussion when they did not agree on issues, which was often. Elected government…

How Correct is Political Correctness?

By: Amanda Salazar In For Science teacher Mr. Marc Horowitz, when it comes to celebrating Columbus Day he is all for it – but not under its current name. “It’s pretty awful that we celebrate this guy,” said the astronomy teacher, referring to the Italian explorer who killed and forced indigenous tribes into slavery while…

Andrea Elliott Speaks to Aspiring Writers

By: Cielo Castaneda   Award-winning journalist Ms. Andrea Elliott visited Murrow on Nov. 15th  to discuss her powerful “Invisible Child” series. The New York Times reporter spoke to Murrowites about child poverty and how the story was born. “I was looking for something fresh,” said Ms. Elliott. “It’s odd to say that because poverty is…

Title I Funding & New Staff Members

By: Juliana Clark   The incoming students aren’t the only ones who are learning their way around Edward R. Murrow High School this year. A total of 19 new staff members–17 teachers and two guidance counselors– joined the faculty at Murrow. Part of the reason for all these hirings is because this year, Murrow received…

Murrowites Get Creative with their Costumes

By: Amanda Salazar For many, Halloween is a day where people can eat candy, have fun, and pretend to be someone else for a night, and these Murrow students certainly took advantage of the opportunity to dress-up in their most creative costumes.   Sophie Tatarchuk, Senior, “Old, Russian Cat Lady”   “My favorite thing about…

Ms. Mack Has a Knack for Volleyball: New head coach has a lot of success

By: Kimberly Rice   The second week of September brought a new school year, the third week brought girls’ varsity volleyball tryouts and the fourth week brought the new team’s first game. Thus, Coach Lindsey Mack was thrown head first into the new school year. “Murrow has a welcoming community,” said Ms. Mack, a 35-year-old…

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…

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,…

Fourth Year on the VolleyBall Team: Dillon Kosek

By: Amanda Salazar When it comes to volleyball, senior Dillon Kosek is an original. That’s because he’s the only original player left on the boys’ volleyball team since it was formed and joined the PSAL four years ago. Now, Kosek, who is a middle blocker on the school’s volleyball team, said that he is proud…

The Longest Working Teacher at Murrow

By: Edeli Cuate If you do the math, it all adds up to the fact that Mr. Eliot Weiss has been teaching for a long time. Mr. Weiss, a math teacher, started his teaching career 42 years ago, but 36 of those years have been at Edward R. Murrow High School, which makes him the…