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….

The Value of AP Courses

A Teacher Perspective By Devin Sprague             It was during an energy-filled F-band on a sunny last day of classes in June 2016 that one of my students best summarized the benefit of Advanced Placement coursework: she told me that she had started the school year expecting that my AP Biology class would help her grow as…

School Lunch: The Value of Meals for Murrowites

By Taylor Greenspan and Aaliyah Hinckson In the cafeteria during F band, Murrowites are rushing for their meals. Students sit by themselves or in groups eating, while some even stuff their bags with food. Believe it or not, some students struggle to get a cooked meal once they leave the building. The breakfast as well as…

Boys Wrestling Team Prepping for City Championships

By David Glanzman The boys wrestling city championships are around the corner and with the season coming to a close, Murrowites have high hopes for this tournament This weekend the Edward R. Murrow Boys Wrestling Team will be playing in the PSAL Individual City Championships at Pratt for a shot to make it into the…

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….