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No More 21st Century Breakdown At FPM

No More 21st Century Breakdown At FPM

Staff Writers

January 9, 2015

Back in the 1990s, teachers like Mr. Simone, Mrs. White and Mrs. Faggioni could be seen in the social studies department using a mimeograph machine. This bulky device produced copies with wet, purple ink that often still had an odor. How drastically technology can change. At the opening of the...

A New Knight in Town

A New Knight in Town

Thomas Kenna, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2014

Studies show that athletic teams really do have a home-field advantage.  Support from the crowd can make a difference in the outcome.  Just look at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, home of the Super Bowl Champion Seahawks, as one example. Therefore, a great asset to the Floral Park Knights this year...

Gay Straight Alliance Promotes Equality and Tolerance

Mahesh Tiwari, Staff Writer

October 17, 2014

Saturday, October 11, was National Coming Out Day.  The Floral Park Memorial faculty and student body celebrated the occasion in full-fledged support of the LGBTQ cause for equality on Friday October 10. National Coming Out Day celebrates “coming out,” or the act of disclosing one’s sexual orientation...

Welcome Back Mr. Kenny

Welcome Back Mr. Kenny

Erica Coleman, Staff Writer

October 15, 2014

In his first year as Floral Park Memorial’s assistant principal, Mr. Kenny may appear to be a new face to the students, but he certainly is not new to the district, or even our school. Mr. Kenny worked at Floral Park Memorial as a guidance counselor from 1997 until 2000. He then served as the Chairperson...

Class of 2014

Class of 2014

June 26, 2014

See which colleges each of the Floral Park Memorial's Class of 2014 graduates will be attending: Download the Booklet

A Friend of Mind for Mrs. Paulinski

A Friend of Mind for Mrs. Paulinski

Anne Mendis, Class of 2014

June 13, 2014

"She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It's good; you know when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind." -Toni Morrison This quote by Toni Morrison truly examples the extraordinary character Mrs. Paulinski...

Strike up the FPM band

Strike up the FPM band

Ryan Casale

December 11, 2013

The FPM Marching Band and Color Guard had a very successful season, beginning a few weeks before school started, when they attended band camp. It consisted of full days of practice with an hour off for lunch, as well as an hour for dinner. The show this year was Ka (The Fire Within) from Cirque Du Soleil,...

Fly this Fall with a Peter Pan collar

Fly this Fall with a Peter Pan collar

Sophia Skiadas and Victoria Buckley

November 9, 2013

Peter Pan collars have made a major comeback this fall season. Despite their name, these collars have little connection with the 1953 Disney animated film. In fact, Peter wears a V-neck t-shirt, the polar opposite of a Peter Pan collar. This trend originated from the 1905 production of J.M Barrie...

World languages, a great start at Floral Park Memorial

World languages, a great start at Floral Park Memorial

John Christianson, World Language Department Chairperson

November 9, 2013

The school year has gotten off to a great start for students and teachers in World Languages classes at Floral Park Memorial High School.  Everyone has been excited to learn and teach Spanish, French, and Italian in vivid and stimulating classrooms. October was National Spanish Heritage month.  P...

From Cowboys to the Catwalk

From Cowboys to the Catwalk

Sophia Skiadas and Victoria Buckley

October 28, 2013

What’s the one piece of clothing no one can live without? Jeans! Jeans have become a necessary item for people of all ages. In today’s fashion market you can find jeans in any size, style, and even color. Levi Strauss started his denim business in 1831 with Jacob Davis for the workers because of...