Not Your Common Teen Life

By: Cielo Castaneda I decided to write this story out of my experience. I don’t encourage teen pregnancy but I advocate that you should make the situation your motivation to push further not an excuse to give up, if you do find yourself in my position. Or the next time you do judge a teen…

Best Selling Author Angie Thomas Speaks About “The Hate U Give”

  By: Sebastian Winter With the success of her critically acclaimed book, The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas has been very busy promoting her movie adaption of the same novel and her upcoming new book. She spent last week, though, speaking to Murrow students. Thomas, 31, spoke about her experience being a writer, and answered…

Domenica Ruta Speaks to the Seniors in the Writers Institute Class

By: Regan Hockenberry Author Domenica Ruta stood in front of the senior Writers Institute class of Memoir/Fiction Writing. Her arms were folded, her long brown hair hung over her shoulders.   Ruta is the author of the celebrated memoir “With or Without You,” and visited Murrow’s Writers Institute to share her story and tips for how…

Behind the Scenes of Life in Honduras: Network Reporter Visits Nation for Two Weeks

By: Leti Acosta Romero The current migrant crisis that Central Americans are facing, is one that is highly controversial and misrepresented in the United States. The majority of these refugees are coming from Honduras, a third-world country in political turmoil, and they are viewed negatively. Many fear that this so called caravan of Central American immigrants,…

Thankful but Not Only for the Food

By: Taylor Greenspan “It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude, but gratitude that brings us happiness.” -Anonymous Being grateful for your blessings is arguably one of the most important life skills to have, and with Thanksgiving right around the corner, Murrow students expressed what they’re thankful for.   “I’m thankful for my sister Emily because…

A Surgical Style

  By Hadisha Bajwa  Some students will wear Supreme sweaters and others don Jordans, but for some students wearing a surgical mask to cover part of their face is the new thing. While it may seem unusual for some to cover up their faces, there are Murrow students who see wearing a surgical mask as…

What is Love?

By: Lauren Pascocello The online Webster dictionary defines love as a strong affection for another arsing out of kinship or personal ties, but many people have their own definition of love. What does love mean to the students in our school? “My definition of love is when you care enough to feed the person even…

Mr.Barge Visits China, Sits in on History Classes

By: Gabrielle Martinez For Mr. Allen Barge one of the most interesting parts about visiting China was not the Great Wall or the Forbidden City, but visiting a Chinese classroom that was teaching history. “As a social studies teacher, it is near and dear to my heart,” said Mr. Barge, who in April went on…

On Wheels

What It’s Like to Navigate High School with a Disability By: Regan Hockenberry The hallways are packed tightly as the late bell rings for D band. Some students are rushing to-and-from classes, some stand chatting and laughing at the third floor intersection, some venture to the staircases or the 285 suite with a disregard for…

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…