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…

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…

Tri-M Hoor Society Makes a Comeback

Jacqueline Santos Faculty members of the school’s music department once had a thriving Tri-M Music Honor Society program, and they want to continue that tradition. With membership dwindling and the program eventually dying out a few years back, the music teachers six years ago decided to bring it back. It’s only now where they are…

Large Turnout for the Club Fair

By: Dorothy Marcellus and Shelbie Ulysse The annual Murrow Club Fair, which took place in the main lobby by the first floor gym on February 8th, was a success. With about 500 student attendees and 24 clubs giving out their information, the Club Fair was a packed with knowing and unknowing Murrowites to gain information….

Murrow Gets the Lead Out

By: Samantha Louis Edward R. Murrow faces a water problem. On December 20 every potential source of water for drinking or preparing food at Edward R. Murrow HS was tested for lead. The laboratory results showed elevated levels of lead in 67 of the 351 samples of water taken and tested within the building. Each…

Students Participate in the Egg Drop

By: Amanda Salazar Throwing things out a school window is definitely against the rules. Unless you’re in Ms. Meriam Sahin’s physics and engineering classes, that is. That’s because these classes were assigned to design a contraption that would protect an egg as it dropped from a fourth floor classroom window. The goal was for the…

New Engineering Program Introduced

By: Gabrielle Martinez Students and Science teachers have been working on a new self-sustaining engineering program that they plan to introduce at the start of the new school year. According to Mr. Carlos Reyes, the Assistant Principal of Science, this new engineering program will focus on classes featuring hydroponics, genetics, aquaponics and create their own…

Teachers React to DeVos

By: Anano Kapanadze For Murrow teachers, the confirmation of Betsy DeVos on February 7TH as the Secretary of Education has been nothing short of controversial. While some teachers said they were willing to give Ms. DeVos a chance, the majority were angered over her views on school vouchers and school choice in addition to her…

Elderly and the Murrow Community

By: Leo Kong When math teacher Mr. Robert Caruso introduced the Adopt-a-Senior club to Murrow, he did so with the intention of helping senior citizens. “The elderly are very lonely because a lot of people in society don’t care about them,” Mr. Caruso said. “We live in a society where people just want to get…