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AP US Government and Politics Hallway Mural Project
AP US Government and Politics Hallway Mural Project
Carolyn Faggioni June 7, 2024

Students in my AP US Government and Politics classes create a hallway mural as an option for their final project. The quote was selected by the students (choose from a list...

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PALs Dance the Night Away
PALs Dance the Night Away
Maya Bergen May 8, 2024

The annual PALs dance was held in the Fpm back gym on April 18th. Students from the district dressed up and had a lot of fun together. There was pizza, sweets, a photo op...

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Understanding Autism
Understanding Autism
Cara Kelly May 8, 2024

Autism spectrum disorder is a disease we don’t really know a lot about. There are many studies currently going on trying to learn about ASD and its causes or effects. ASD...

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Coffee or Tea with Your Poetry?
Coffee or Tea with Your Poetry?
Giuliana DePaola April 18, 2024

            On Thursday, April 4th, the Creative Writing Club hosted its annual Coffeehouse. From 4PM  to 5:30PM students sat at workshop tables where they could...

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AP US Government and Politics Hallway Mural Project
AP US Government and Politics Hallway Mural Project
Carolyn Faggioni June 7, 2024

Students in my AP US Government and Politics classes create a hallway mural as an option for their final project. The quote was selected by the students (choose from a list...

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Senior Interview Spotlight:  Samantha Ambrose 
Senior Interview Spotlight:  Samantha Ambrose 
Cara Kelly June 5, 2024

When I was thinking about what to write for what was likely going to be one of my last articles for The Shield, I decided I wanted to write about someone’s experience here....

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Coffee or Tea with Your Poetry?
Coffee or Tea with Your Poetry?
Giuliana DePaola April 18, 2024

            On Thursday, April 4th, the Creative Writing Club hosted its annual Coffeehouse. From 4PM  to 5:30PM students sat at workshop tables where they could...

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Pancreatic Cancer Awareness:  Remembering a colleague, teacher and friend
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness:  Remembering a colleague, teacher and friend
Matthew De Torrontegui February 27, 2024

Understanding Pancreatic Cancer : With an overall five-year survival rate of just 11%, pancreatic cancer is a dire adversary that has taken many lives. Pancreatic cancer...

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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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7th grade reflection
7th grade reflection
Cara Kelly, staff • November 28, 2022

Seventh Grade holds many opportunities and challenges. New responsibilities, opportunities, and challenges can make school confusing. Other seventh graders have said that...

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What is your favorite class?
What is your favorite class?
Christian Paredes, staff • November 28, 2022

During the week of Halloween, I took a poll of random 7th graders. The poll they took was on their favorite classes in FPM so far. They were given the choices; Math, Science,...

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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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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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