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Innovation Underway: Covid-19 Odor Technology
Innovation Underway: Covid-19 Odor Technology
Furqan Ahsan , Staff Writer • February 10, 2021

The world has been under lockdown since early 2020 as a result of the deadly global pandemic. Originating from Wuhan, China, millions of people have been infected worldwide...

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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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Trump Supporters Storm Capitol Building
Trump Supporters Storm Capitol Building
Joslyn Varkey, Staff Writer • January 7, 2021

On Wednesday, January 6th, supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol, a key government building, launching the entire nation into a state of panic...

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Jacob Sinanan Named Class of 2021 Valedictorian
Jacob Sinanan Named Class of 2021 Valedictorian
December 16, 2020

Jacob Sinanan has strived for and achieved academic success in all of his classes, earning him the prestigious title of Valedictorian for the Class of 2021.  Jacob will graduate...

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Does The SAT Matter? A Look At The History and What The SAT Really Measures
Does The SAT Matter? A Look At The History and What The SAT Really Measures
Daniel Madtes, Staff Writer • May 17, 2021

On April 13th, 2021, our school conducted the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test), a test that is a core part of the college admission process. The feelings my fellow peers and...

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Cooking With James - Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Cooking With James - Grilled Chicken Sandwich
James Goldberg, Staff Writer • May 14, 2021

Grilled Chicken Sandwich 1. Take about 4 ounces of chicken breast and season with salt, pepper, and about 1 tablespoon lemon juice. 2. Add your chicken to an air fryer...

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Cooking With James - Chicken with Guacamole and Cheese Wrap
Cooking With James - Chicken with Guacamole and Cheese Wrap
James Goldberg, Staff Writer • February 25, 2021

Chicken with Guacamole and Cheese Wrap (Serves One):   Cut up about 6 ounces of a chicken breast into smaller pieces (see progress photo for approximate...

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Cooking With James - Chick and Rice with Cheese
Cooking With James - Chick and Rice with Cheese
James Goldberg, Staff Writer • February 8, 2021

Chicken and Rice with Cheese (serves one): 1. Take a small/medium sized chicken breast, mine was about 8OZ, and cut it into small pieces. 2. You can season how you like,...

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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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Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the Prescott Valley Event Center in Prescott Valley, Arizona.
Pardon Me? A look at the history and use of presidential pardons.
Daniel Madtes, Staff Writer • January 7, 2021

Ever since Joe Biden won the presidency, President Trump has been talking about pardoning his allies and himself, but the question is can he do that, and why is...

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Holiday Traditions In The FPM Community
Holiday Traditions In The FPM Community
Sofia Pierno, Staff Writer • December 21, 2020

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE! This month, I worked on gathering information on holiday traditions. The overwhelming majority of people who answered said that they celebrate Christmas....

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Easy Eats With Emma - Five Ingredient Churros
Emma Mathew, Junior High Staff Writer • December 14, 2020

Hey! Hey! You there, with the sleep deprivation and thirty assignments due. You know what you need right now? Churros. Easy to make, twenty minute churros. Bonus points if...

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7th grader, Leighton Gouveia
Interview with Leighton Gouveia: A great friend, and completely random seventh grader
William Kelleher, Junior High Staff Writer • December 10, 2020

Leighton Gouveia has been a good friend of mine since the fourth grade. Since then, Leighton and I have been in pretty much every class together since then. He also is one...

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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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