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My Reflection As An FPM Journalist

My Reflection As An FPM Journalist

Shane Palma, Former Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2019

I never wanted to be a journalist.  I know, “great way to start this article Shane.” But I’m sorry, it’s completely true. It was all about FINANCE, BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, LAW SCHOOL because that’s seemingly all that was ever told to me. My heart, though, was always in sports. I just never ...

End of an Era

End of an Era

Mr. Simone, Advisor

September 16, 2019

Shane Palma absolutely deserved better than this. Having graduated in June as a member of Floral Park Memorial’s Class of 2019, I promised Shane a fitting tribute to his unparalleled time as the editor-in-chief of The Shield. As you can deduce from the date of this article, I am a little late in ful...

MLB Postseason Predictions

MLB Postseason Predictions

Alison Goldberg, Co-Editor in Chief

September 15, 2019

September baseball is in full effect and it’s time to buckle up and prepare for the postseason. There are still several teams in contention and a lot of predictions to be made. Will the back-to back-to back AL Central Division Champs defend its title? Will the St. Louis Cardinals stay strong this year...

Top of the Class

Top of the Class

June 18, 2019

Floral Park Memorial seniors Kyle Sahadeo and Tara Tam have a lot in common. Both have grade point averages exceeding 102. Both have excelled in numerous Advanced Placement courses. And both have demonstrated tremendous aptitude in extracurricular activities. But one of their most impressive similaritie...

MLB Introduces New All-Star Voting System

MLB Introduces New All-Star Voting System

Alison Goldberg, Staff Writer

June 16, 2019

(As Shane Palma’s days as Editor in Chief come to an end, The Shield will be desperately searching to fill the void for its resident sports expert. Junior Alison Goldberg appears ready for the challenge in her final installment for 2019.) The 2019 MLB All-Star game is just around the corner and there’s a br...

Shane’s “Daily” Column – I Don’t Mix Well With Athletes and Social Media

Shane’s “Daily” Column – I Don’t Mix Well With Athletes and Social Media

Shane Palma, Editor in Chief

May 27, 2019

“Shane, you said this was a daily column and that there would be a new article up everyday! It’s been a week and nothing!’ I know, I know, it’s my bad and I take full responsibility for not living up to my promise (although I did warn you). I usually don’t find it too difficult to sit down a...

Shane’s “Daily” Column – I Got To See Rocketman Early and Here’s What I Thought

Shane’s “Daily” Column – I Got To See Rocketman Early and Here’s What I Thought

Shane Palma, Editor in Chief

May 21, 2019

The most anticipated movie is finally set to hit theaters after months of hype and anticipation. As quoted by Rotten Tomatoes, it’s “exciting, entertaining, and emotionally impactful." No I’m not referring to Avengers: Endgame, that would be ridiculous. We’re here to talk about Elton John! Don’t ...

Shane’s Daily Column – Pat McAfee and I Have Beef

Shane’s Daily Column – Pat McAfee and I Have Beef

Shane Palma, Editor in Chief

May 19, 2019

Welcome to my daily column. As my days at Floral Park Memorial are coming to an end, I thought I would leave my legacy with a daily column (or what I hope is a daily column, but a lot depends on my dedication and Mr. Simone’s diligence). For the next few weeks, I will be posting one quick read after...

Ok, So Maybe I Was Wrong

Ok, So Maybe I Was Wrong

Shane Palma, Editor in Chief

May 17, 2019

Being wrong is difficult enough, but admitting that one’s bold predictions failed to come to fruition is even more challenging. As a young journalist, I take tremendous pride in the work I publish. Readers can always expect honesty, integrity and accuracy from my articles and podcasts. I introduce topic...

With The First Pick in the NFL Draft…

With The First Pick in the NFL Draft…

Shane Palma, Editor in Chief

April 24, 2019

Shane's 2019 Mock Draft is a critical one for both New York teams

WWE Wrestlemania 35 Preview

WWE Wrestlemania 35 Preview

Shane Palma, Editor in Chief

April 4, 2019

You might be expecting an article about the early season struggles of the New York Yankees, and how they went 2-4 against two of the worst teams in the league. Or maybe a glowing praise of the New York Jets' front office and how it made an incredible deal for running back Le'Veon Bell. How about some...

Beware of Cincinnati

Beware of Cincinnati

Shane Palma, Editor in Chief

March 18, 2019

This year's surprise team in MLB will definitely turn some heads