School Goes Green with the Green Team Sustainability Club

  By: Channary Sovanna   Murrow science teacher, Justin Clavadetscher worries about the overuse of natural resources and the effects it will have on the earth. “I think as a human being and the way our society has evolved, we have so many advances in society that we take for granted and we don’t necessary…

The Measles Outbreak: How Important is Vaccination?

By: Aaliyah Hinckson When Junior Sophia Sciortino heard about the measles outbreak in parts of Brooklyn, she was concerned because she worried that someone in the school might be infected and unknowingly pass it along to others. “I felt scared that I was going to get it,” said Sciortino. “I wouldn’t know who the person…

Let’s Talk About Sex: Murrowites Promote Sex Positivity

By: Regan Hockenberry   Senior Daphne Parkhill, a bisexual, cisgender female, believes in sex positivity. For her, being sex positive is one of the best ways to maintain good health and active contentment as far as relationships go. “There shouldn’t be a gap in the power dynamic,” she said. “Everyone should have equal power in…

Ave M-urder: Students React to a Crime Close to Home

By: Maeve Fishel and Martin Kiser   Two weeks after a teenager was stabbed to death on Ave M and E 17th, school officials confirm that no one from the school was involved in the incident. Since the attack, both police and the school administration have been taking extra precautions in order to assuage the…

This I Believe: Contest Winners Read Essays at Annual Reception

By: Taylor Greenspan   When Junior Charlotte Howell wrote an essay about her love of tea for English class, she never thought she would get to read it in front of a live audience. Howell, along with more than a dozen other finalists were chosen to read their essays at the 5th annual This I…

“Boeing, Boeing” Comes to Life on the Murrow Stage

  By: Maeve Fishel   Endless laughter filled the Papp Theater in April as Murrowites performed “Boeing, Boeing,” a comedic theater piece written by French playwright Marc Camoletti. “I really, really liked it,” said senior audience member Lilian Rinnert. “It was a good comedy, but there also was some seriousness to it.” The story centers…

OPTAS Not Optional

By: Martin Kiser   A plan to change the school schedule for next year was abruptly quashed by teachers on April 4th after feeling they didn’t have enough information on the possible ramifications of the change. Two drafts were sent out to faculty for a vote, but according to Principal Mr. Allen Barge, neither will…