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…

Controversy over Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why”

  By Michela Arlia Junior Alaysia Jourdain said she doesn’t see why the new Netflix show 13 Reasons Why is generating all this controversy. “I know some people take it the wrong way but I like it,” said Jourdain.” It’s not terrible, but you shouldn’t watch it if you’re not in the right mindset.” However,…

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…

Immigrants of Murrow

By: Britney Duval Murrow, like America, is diverse and has a large immigrant community. But as we know, being an immigrant isn’t always easy. Just ask sophomore Narine Andriasova, who moved here from Uzbekistan in June, 2010, and says it has had a big effect on her social life. “If I wasn’t an immigrant it…

Upcoming Graduates Reflect on their Time in Murrow

By: Lauren Pascocello The flowers are out, the birds are singing, and as we get closer to the end of the school year, some seniors are thinking about saying goodbye to Edward R Murrow High School. Murrowites reflected on the best and worst moments they had over the past four years. Adam Cotton, 17 “Oh,…

Seniors Enjoy Their Last Trip at Murrow

By: Dorothy Marcellus and Shelbie Ulysse The annual senior trip was a fun time, spent with friends experiencing new things and enjoying the weekend. But there was one thing missing — no phone service. In an age when teens can’t seem to live without their phones, this was a weekend – March 10th – 12th…

VIDEO: Watch Cartar Emmart Give TedXErMurrow Talk

Last month, the school hosted aTedXErMurrow Talk in the Joseph Papp Theatre. One of the guests was Carter Emmart, the  Director of Astrovisualization at the American Museum of Natural History.  In his talk, Emmart spoke about Mars and his interest in this field. Here is a link to his talk:    

The Future of PSAL sports

By: Cameron Kemme   If the PSAL approves the school’s application for new sports, three new teams may be added to a growing list of teams. However, one sport will certainly not be added to that list next year – basketball. “Most kids don’t come to Murrow to play sport,” Mr. James Cunningham, the Assistant…

More Seniors Able to Afford Graduation Photos

By: Leo Kong At Edward R. Murrow High School, the school’s Yearbook staff has switched from LifeTouch Studios to Yearbook Innovations as their new provider as of March 2017. According to Mr. John Faciano, Yearbook Advisor, by switching to Yearbook Innovations more students will be able to purchase their senior graduation photos. “They do our…

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…