Murrow Students Talk About Dealing with Mental Illness

  By: Leti Acosta Romero   Junior Isabel Flores recalls the time when she was a freshman where her anxiety impeded her ability to make friends because she was too nervous to speak. “For as long as I can remember, I’ve always struggled with my health. I’ve never been able to find the “perfect balance”…

Love is a Battlefield: The Truth Behind the Valentine’s Day Fight

 By: Regan Hockenberry   On the morning of February 14th, there was a physical altercation between “feuding social groups” according to A.P of Security, Ms. Susana Giberga. Ms. Giberga said that two students were targeted. They were taken to the hospital where it was determined that no injuries were sustained. “The students responsible were arrested…

Second Annual Music Tech Fest: A Chance to Express Your Creativity

By: Maeve Fishel   Murrowites certainly had the beat as they showcased their talents at the annual Music Tech Fest on March 22nd in the Joseph Anzalone Theater. “It was a really fun experience,” said 11th-grader Samantha Sidransky. “I think I learned a lot about how I am as a performer when I’m a little…

LGBTQ+ Community Facing Government Erasure

By: Amelia Livingston   For openly queer Yelena Litovskaya, a junior at Murrow, the effects of LGBTQ+ erasure are clear, and something they have to deal with nearly every day. “One effect of erasure is current culture that states that being anything other than heterosexual and cisgender is not the norm,” they said. “Heteronormativity is…

Adjusting After the Passing of Faculty Member Dr. Zelman Bokser

By: Maeve Fishel   Months after the death of beloved faculty member Dr. Zelman Bokser, Murrowites were asked to discuss the personal and logistical adjustments they have made in order to overcome this difficult period. “His passing was a great loss to the music department,” said music department AP Mr. Tom Toriello. “Of course the…

When Consequences Become Digitalized

By: Zachary Hockenberry   Senior Jordan Mangi is used to looking at the news and seeing prominent figures get into trouble for heinous things that they may have committed in high school. Many of these things have been exposed on the internet. This has her wondering how careful she needs to be when she posts…

The Importance of Co-Teachers  

By: Aaliyah Hinckson For Aracely Gil, who has a learning disability, having an extra teacher in the classroom is a great benefit because it helps her understand and grasp the material better. “Having an ISS teacher, helps me understand the systems and functions of the lessons and I’m given real-life examples, which helps me process…

Seniors Win in the Annual Student vs Faculty Basketball Game

  By: David Glanzman   In the most prominent game of the school year, Murrow seniors played and defeated the school’s faculty 57-40 on March 8th. Despite the score, the students did often times struggle with the older squad. The student team started off behind, although as the game progressed and fouls wracked up for…

Murrow English Teacher Chosen As Brooklyn Poets’ Poet of the Week

By: Amelia Livingston Murrow English teacher Mr. Joe Elliot is a poet, and everyone now certainly knows it. Recently, Mr. Elliot was chosen to be the Poet of the Week from February 25th to March 3rd by the Brooklyn Poets, a nonprofit poetry organization. For Mr. Elliot, poetry is a prominent part of his life….

Murrow Club Talks About Race and Racial Issues

By: Martin Kiser   The issue of race is a delicate matter and often one that people feel uncomfortable discussing. But now librarian Ms. Cate Hagarty, ELA and history teacher Mr. Treston Rudder, and two students are running the “Black Life Stories” club at Murrow with the goal to start discussions around race and racial…

Is SING Rigged? Students Speak About How the Annual Competition May Be Bias

By: Taylor Greenspan   Senior-Fresh claimed victory at this year’s annual SING! event held in the Joseph Anzalone Theater on February 1st.  Senior-Fresh scored 1,773 points, and their competitor, Junior-Soph, scored 1608 points. However, there’s been great controversy through the years as to whether or not the competition is rigged. Junior-Soph  producer Brian Hertz said…

Murrow Welcomes the Year of the Pig Along with Other High Schools

By: Channary Sovanna   For Murrow student, Xiao Lin Zheng participating in the first annual co-hosted Chinese New Year Celebration in New Utrecht High School was a memorable moment for her. “Chinese New Year is the biggest celebration day in  Chinese culture, (but)  in America there isn’t that much of a celebration compared to China….