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….

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…

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 with 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…

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…

AIDS Quilt Honors Past Victims

By: Kennedy Tavares Senior Emely Nicole-Dominguez said she’s been going to the AIDS Quilt for the past four years and feels it’s important to see. “[After] hearing many different stories about people’s experience with [AIDS], it really has impacted me,” said Dominguez. “Now I’ll be more aware and cautious when it comes to sex.” On…

Walmart Donates Supplies

By: Javian Rhule For some Murrow students they are certainly saving money and living better. This is due to the fact that some students were given school supplies donated by a New Jersey Walmart at the start of the school year. The Woodbridge, NJ Walmart reached out to the Murrow community and other New York…

Living the Vegan Lifestyle

By Lauren Pascocello Murrowite Angelica Abreu said she’s basically a plant-powered princess. Abreu is one of the many vegans in Murrow’s diverse body of students who have sworn off all meat and dairy products. “Every day I feel as though I’m contributing to something bigger than myself,” she explained. “I feel happiest when I suddenly…