Elderly and the Murrow Community

By: Leo Kong When math teacher Mr. Robert Caruso introduced the Adopt-a-Senior club to Murrow, he did so with the intention of helping senior citizens. “The elderly are very lonely because a lot of people in society don’t care about them,” Mr. Caruso said. “We live in a society where people just want to get…

Some Students Get Good Deal on AP Exam

By: Victoria Caesar When it comes to taking the AP tests, it can be quite pricey. But for some students, the tests became a pretty good bargain. For a test that costs $93 per exam, some students are able to pay $15 – an 84 percent discount for each test. However, in order to receive…

Odd Couple: Papp Production

By: Nora Carrier Murrowites in the crew, costuming, and the cast of The Odd Couple: Female Version came together the last week of March to put on five performances of their show. The female version of Neil Simon’s classic comedy The Odd Couple was performed in The Joseph Papp Theater from March 29th — April…

The Longest Working Teacher at Murrow

By: Edeli Cuate If you do the math, it all adds up to the fact that Mr. Eliot Weiss has been teaching for a long time. Mr. Weiss, a math teacher, started his teaching career 42 years ago, but 36 of those years have been at Edward R. Murrow High School, which makes him the…

School Blocks Attempted Walkout

By: Regan Hockenberry and Zachary Hockenberry When school administration caught wind of a possible student walk-out on the day of President Trump’s inauguration, it was immediately put to a stop. Members of the school’s Activist Club were brought down to the Dean’s office because they were suspected of organizing the event. “It wasn’t us,” said…

Hitting the Beats at the Music Tech Fest

By: Carlos Lopez More than a year after the school received a $1 million grant from Levi’s and had pop star Alicia Keys sing at the school, the Music X Technology Program will have a chance to showcase its program at the Joseph Anzalone Theatre on Friday. The students will be able to perform original…

Turning the Tables in the Cafeteria

By: Victoria Caesar When Murrowites came into school after mid-winter recess, they were in awe of their newly renovated cafeteria. “The cafeteria project was in the works for a little over three years,” said Principal Mr. Allen Barge. “It was very hard, but we wanted to keep it a secret to surprise the students.” Mr….

What Was Your Teacher Prior to Being a Teacher?

By: Lauren Pascocello It can be bizarre to imagine your teacher being anything other than a teacher, but where were they working at your age? Ironically, costuming teacher, Ms. Alison Galker, has been assisting children in art since the beginning, despite having no idea she wanted to be a teacher. “I didn’t always know I…

Students Volunteer for Adapted Winter Games

By: Gabrielle Martinez Instead of relaxing or hanging out with friends, junior Karen Ramirez sacrificed her Sunday to volunteer work — and she loved every minute of it. That’s because Ramirez volunteered, along with other Murrow students, for the Adapted Winter Games on March 26th at Beach Channel H.S. “I volunteered because I heard people…

Murrowites Travel to Ithaca

By: Jacqueline Santos The school’s many music ensembles recently traveled to Ithaca, NY to partake in workshops and clinics with Ithaca College’s music professors. From March 30 – April 1, the Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Chamber Orchestra, Guitar Ensemble, Senior Chorus, Gospel Chorus, and Madrigal Choir got to experience and witness what the college offers…

Yearbook Staff Receives New Equipment

  By: Leo Kong The school’s yearbook, Perspectives 2017, received new professional-grade photography equipment and upgraded its photo studio, thanks to a donation given to them in March. According to adviser, Mr. John Faciano, the cost of the professional-grade equipment was worth more than $2,500. Some of the photography equipment which was donated for the…

The Mindfulness Program

By: Leo Kong When it comes to a student’s well-being, Mr. Joseph Williams wants to take a Zen approach to their health. Mr. Williams, the AP of Guidance, advocates for the Mindfulness Program and the program’s benefits. Mr. Williams, along with three of his mandated guidance counselors, Ms. Kellie Carnevale, Ms. Sandy Toromoreno, and Ms….