Legally Blonde Takes the Stage with Success

By: Amelia Livingston It may have taken months of practice, but in the end the students who performed in the December production of Legally Blond the Musical, said it was really worth it. “Through being in the musical, I learned the saying, ‘If you do what you love, you’ll never have to work a day…

Is It Cool to Juul? Staff and Parents Worry About Long Term Problems

By: Marry Ousmane                  During her freshman year Gabriella said she got into vaping. It started because some of her friends started using electronic cigarettes. “Being light headed is the only thing that matters to me because it feels good,” she said. “It’s very addicting because of the feeling, the flavor and just everything about it.”…

Gospel Chorus Class Performs at Brooklyn College

By: Channary Sovanna Edward R. Murrow’s Gospel chorus class performed with the Brooklyn College Conservatory Singers and Symphonic Choir on December 6th. This is the second time that the Gospel chorus sang at the school and as the upcoming holiday season approached the chorus was invited to sing two Handel Messiah songs with the chorus….

Addicted to the 21st Century

By: Aaliyah Hinckson The bell has just rung for F-band, the hallways are filled with students, some walking very slowly, immersed in their cell phones. Junior Carla Pierre admits she’s addicted as she looks at her phone during passing. “I’m on my phone 90-to-95 percent of the day, either texting or on Snapchat,” said Pierre,…

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…

The AIDS Memorial Quilt Returns to Murrow

By: Amara Beth Cordero Murrow presented its annual AIDS’ Memorial Quilt on Dec. 5th-6th and students gathered in Gym 1C to hear individuals speak about AIDS and HIV. Ninth-and-tenth grade students attended the AIDS’ Quilt Memorial either during their Health class or OPTA, and learned about the AIDS virus as well as personal accounts and…

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…

Girls Look Up To The #MeToo Movement When Dealing With Harassment

By: Taylor Greenspan and Imani Salazar  For 16-year-old student Jylene Vila, she said she gets catcalled at least five times a day in the school hallways. She said it is just the norm, and is sick and tired of it. “Sometimes they’ll ask if I ‘have a boyfriend’ or for my social media,” said Vila….

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,…

Post Midterm Election, Murrowites Reflect on Results

  By: Zachary Hockenberry Global teacher Ms. Mary Lento had never heard a student say “midterm elections” in her 23 years at Murrow until this year. “This is the first time I have heard them say that, which shows that they are paying attention,” she said. The awareness among Murrow students accurately reflects this year’s…