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…

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…

Fidget Spinners Take Over Murrow

By: Anano Kapanadze  For senior Heaven Rivera who said she often fidgets in class, buying a fidget spinner was something that she felt would help her. “I purchased it because I tend to fidget and tap my leg when I’m bored or nervous,” said Rivera. “It tends to calm me down because I’m not constantly…

Seniors Win Annual Senior-Faculty Basketball Game

By: Zachary Hockenberry and Javian Rhule   If at first you don’t succeed, you should try, try again. That’s what the seniors did. It took three overtimes for the seniors to finally put away a much older teacher team in the annual Student-Faculty basketball game on March 3. The final score was 72-69. Coming into…

Ping Pong Champions

By: Cameron Kemme What do the Murrow girl’s table tennis, Chicago Cubs, New England Patriots and Cleveland Cavaliers all have in common? They are all champions in their respective sport this year. That’s because the girl’s table tennis finished their powerful undefeated season (16-0) with a PSAL championship victory over Millennium High School at Stuyvesant…

Junior-Soph Wins SING! Amid Controversy Over Point System

By: Nora Carrier Junior and Sophomore participants claimed victory in the annual SING! competition at the Joseph Anzalone Theater on February 4th, but some feel their victory was earned to an unfair penalty-point system. According to the score sheet posted outside of the library, the Senior-Fresh team actually had more points – 1857 to 1854…