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A Firsthand Account of FPMs Blood Drive
A Firsthand Account of FPM's Blood Drive
Ryan Tanwar, Staff Writer • June 6, 2022

On April 12th, Floral Park Memorial hosted a blood drive held by the New York Blood Center. When you enter the back gym you are first greeted by a receptionist who will take...

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Giuliana DePaola, Junior High Staff Writer • May 23, 2022

The month of May is known nationally as Mental Health Awareness Month, and has been since 1949. While everyone observes differently, the month is observed as a time to reflect...

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Womens History Month... A History
Women's History Month... A History
Margaret Boyle, Junior High Staff Writer • April 5, 2022

Women’s History Month is in March. To close up the month I’m going to tell you the history of Women’s History Month. Like Black History Month, Women’s History Month...

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Island Harvest Holiday Food Drive / Ugly Sweater Day
Island Harvest Holiday Food Drive / Ugly Sweater Day
Furqan Ahsan, Staff Writer • December 15, 2021

As part of our annual contribution to the Long Island Harvest Food Drive, Floral Park Memorial will be hosting a non-perishable food and canned goods collection from November...

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The Grammy Awards
The Grammy Awards
Shela Pathiraja, Staff Writer • May 6, 2022

A Grammy award is any of a series of awards presented each year in the United States by either the National academy of recording arts & sciences or Latin academy of recording...

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The Slap
The Slap
Emma Mathew, Junior High Staff Writer • May 6, 2022

We all remember the moment. You’re staying awake watching the Oscars, probably a little later than you should be, and you’re already starting to get bored. Your attention...

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Poems to Celebrate Spring and Poetry Month
Poems to Celebrate Spring and Poetry Month
Giuliana DePaola, Junior High Staff Writer • May 6, 2022

April is National Poetry Month. Birds I look up at the sky And see the birds fly free As they soar I wonder How fun that must be The birds don’t go to school They...

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Easy Eats With Emma - Bread!
Easy Eats With Emma - Bread!
Emma Mathew, Junior High Staff Writer • March 8, 2022

Hey Shield Readers! We all want fresh bread and although I know this trend has been over for a long while I’m still consuming multiple loaves of fresh bread a week. Here’s...

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Questions Arise Over Enforcement Of Biden’s Approaching Vaccinate-Or-Test Mandate
Questions Arise Over Enforcement Of Biden’s Approaching Vaccinate-Or-Test Mandate
Joslyn Varkey, Staff Writer • October 12, 2021

President Biden claims his upcoming vaccination and testing mandate will save lives as well as help the economy but many, including business owners and employees, have questions...

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The Intricacies of Gerrymandering
The Intricacies of Gerrymandering
Joslyn Varkey, Staff Writer • February 23, 2021

Gerrymandering is not a new concept in US politics. It’s a term that has been thrown around for decades, often in relation to elections. Gerrymandered districts are typically...

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Ossoff and Warnock Defeat Republican Incumbents Bringing Democrats to Majority in Senate
Ossoff and Warnock Defeat Republican Incumbents Bringing Democrats to Majority in Senate
Joslyn Varkey, Staff Writer • January 7, 2021

On January 5th, Ossoff and Warnock challenged Perdue and Loeffler for their senate seats. On January 6th, Ossoff and Warnock were declared the projected winners, giving democrats...

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Giuliana DePaola, Junior High Staff Writer • May 23, 2022

The month of May is known nationally as Mental Health Awareness Month, and has been since 1949. While everyone observes differently, the month is observed as a time to reflect...

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The Slap
The Slap
Emma Mathew, Junior High Staff Writer • May 6, 2022

We all remember the moment. You’re staying awake watching the Oscars, probably a little later than you should be, and you’re already starting to get bored. Your attention...

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Poems to Celebrate Spring and Poetry Month
Poems to Celebrate Spring and Poetry Month
Giuliana DePaola, Junior High Staff Writer • May 6, 2022

April is National Poetry Month. Birds I look up at the sky And see the birds fly free As they soar I wonder How fun that must be The birds don’t go to school They...

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For the FPM Drama Club The Show Must Go On
For the FPM Drama Club The Show Must Go On
Vivek Mirchandani, Staff Writer • December 1, 2020

Lights! Camera! ACTION! Do you have a love for the performing arts? An adoration for acting? A “tendency for theatricality,” if you will?...

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Thanksgiving Traditions...How the FPM Community Celebrates
Thanksgiving Traditions...How the FPM Community Celebrates
Sofia Pierno, Staff Writer • November 25, 2020

Thanksgiving. Celebrated on fourth of Thursday of November in America, it's the time for family, giving thanks, and food. A popular food eaten...

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Hybrid Learning: Love It or Leave It?
Hybrid Learning: Love It or Leave It?
William Kelleher , Junior High Staff Writer • November 24, 2020

Do you like hybrid learning? Well I don’t! As a seventh grader, I was looking forward to playing baseball this year. Thanks to hybrid learning,...

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