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The Shield’s Trivia Challenge

The Shield’s Trivia Challenge

James Kelleher, Staff Writer

November 10, 2019

Whether it is your family watching Jeopardy at 7 pm, or downloading the Trivia Crack app on your phone, answering challenging questions is something that many people enjoy. Led by freshman James Kelleher, The Shield will provide you with some fun questions to answer each week to test your knowledg...

Singing For Redemption

Singing For Redemption

Josh Parris, Senior Staff Writer

October 5, 2019

A new record from the self-proclaimed hip-hop boy band of the internet era, BROCKHAMPTON, has been released! It has been less than a year since the group’s last record, an album that was recorded during a very turbulent time of their careers, with the forced exit of former member, Ameer Vann, d...

Hot Takes Only: Venom

Hot Takes Only: Venom

Shane Palma, Editor in Chief

October 14, 2018

If you are looking for my commentary on the future of the New York Yankees, the emergence of Sam Darnold or where Jimmy Butler might play this year (Knicks?), you won't find it here. I have decided to branch out of my comfort zone of sports to expand into the world of movie reviews. I have never written...

Movie Review – Logan (No Spoilers)

Movie Review – Logan (No Spoilers)

Pierce Buckley, Senior Staff Writer

April 17, 2017

Student gives high grade for recent action movie

Say No To The Sweater!

Say No To The Sweater!

Michelle Lee, Senior Staff Writer

January 13, 2016

So when is the only time that wearing ugly sweaters is acceptable? Yep. You guessed it. Only during Christmas time. This year, Floral Park Memorial's fashion club, Sartorial, wanted to do make a loud statement that would "ring in the holiday cheer." In November, Ms. D’Ammassa and Ms.Murphy,...

New Club at FPM For Anime Fans

New Club at FPM For Anime Fans

Pawan Mirchandani, Senior Staff Writer

October 22, 2015

Anime fans, rejoice! The long awaited Anime Club has finally been instituted after significantly interest was generated from Floral Park Memorial students. Anime is, in its broadest definition, the Japanese form of animation in television and film, boasting shows like Fairy Tail instead of Spongebob...

Second Annual Sewanha-Con is a Major Success

Second Annual Sewanha-Con is a Major Success

Donna Rosenblum, Anime Club Adviser

March 27, 2015

On Saturday, March 14th, students from across the Sewanhaka Central High School district attended Sewanha-Con, the district’s second annual pop culture convention. The event, which took place in the Floral Park Memorial High School library, was designed to emulate larger event’s, such as Comic Con....

Are You Smarter Than The Average American?

Are You Smarter Than The Average American?

Matt Denaro, Staff Writer

March 3, 2015

Can you name the current Vice President of the United States? If the answer is no, you’re not alone. While Americans continue to demonstrate their ignorance of history and the government, political commentators, journalists and even comedians highlight just how uninformed some Americans are about...

The Academy Awards

The Academy Awards

Pawan Mirchandani, Staff Writer

February 8, 2015

Every year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, also known as the “Oscar Academy,” stirs up conversation with its picks of the best films of the year. This year was no different, with several surprise nominations for movies, along with many ignored, or snubbed, performances. In either...