“A Few Good Men” Comes to Murrow

By: Jillian Hinz The first Murrow show of the season, A Few Good Men, went off without a hitch due to the amazing cast and crew. Based on the original version of the play, which then led to the famous 1992 movie, the show was a success, selling out all five shows from November 1-4th…

Weekly Announcements

NO SCHOOL:  School will be closed for election on Tuesday, November 7th. SENIOR PICTURES: The last opportunity to take your senior photo is Friday, November 10th. Sign up is in room 152. If you miss this opportunity, you will have to take your photos in the Staten Island studio in order to be included in the yearbook….

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…

‘Big Sibs’ Without ‘Little Sibs’?

By: Anano Kapanadze Judging from the turnout, it sure looks like freshmen needed a Big Sib to find a way to get to the cafeteria. Though the upperclassmen had been evidently looking forward to Big Sibs, a newly-developed program for seniors to help mentor incoming freshmen, it seems like the freshman did not share the…

Getting Ready for High School: Annual High School Fair Held at Murrow

By: Allysha Saunders Families came to learn about prospective high schools Saturday October 14. They went around the first and second floors of Murrow looking around and asking questions about different high schools in Brooklyn. Middle school student Jemma Kelly said that she was leaning towards Staten Island Tech and is relatively excited about going…

Weekly Update

October is coming to an end and here’s what’s in store for the last week. Report cards will be distributed Wednesday and open school will take place twice this week. The evening session will take place Thursday, October 26th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, and the afternoon session will be the following day from 12:30…

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…