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Reaching Out To Each Other

Reaching Out To Each Other

Demi Cascio, Co-Editor in Chief

November 10, 2019

There is no place for hate in this world. As students, and members of the youngest generation, it only makes sense for all of us to unite and show respect for each other. If you watch the news, or follow social media, it appears that the hate people have for each other is increasing by the second...

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...

The Lesson of 9/11

The Lesson of 9/11

Demi Cascio, Co-Editor in Chief

November 10, 2019

Eighteen years ago, New York, Washington D.C. and frankly, the entire nation, experienced one of the scariest and saddest days in American history. To anyone who was directly impacted by this tragedy, it was a day of grief, worry, anxiety, and in the worst case scenario, a day that led to the loss of...

Sign of Gratitude for FPM Graduate

Sign of Gratitude for FPM Graduate

Demi Cascio, Co-Editor in Chief

October 30, 2019

On Wednesday, October 30th, the Floral Park Memorial community will be wearing blue. Your participation is optional, but encouraged.  After a recent assembly for juniors and seniors on the effects of drugs, alcohol and vaping, the Class of 2020, along with some members of the Social Studies Depar...

Fall Classic

Fall Classic

Demi Cascio, Co-Editor in Chief

October 28, 2019

As the hot and humid weather goes away (at least until this Sunday), my favorite season rolls around. The leaves start falling all around us and our sweatshirts come out of storage bins from the attic. As the cooler weather makes us feel like staying in bed all day snuggled up, we can’t help but bring o...

Cosplay and Conventions 101

Cosplay and Conventions 101

Alyssa M. Milano, Senior Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

Hello! My name is Alyssa and I am a cosplayer (cosplayer: someone who dresses up as a character) and convention goer (convention example: Comic Con). I’ve been cosplaying for two years and make most of my own costumes. I’m here to share some tips and tricks in the field of cosplaying, convention going, an...

Help Wanted: Manager of the New York Mets

Help Wanted: Manager of the New York Mets

Alison Goldberg, Co-Editor in Chief

October 5, 2019

Times have been tough for the New York baseball team that won’t see October for a third consecutive season.  If you didn’t know the identity, that team would be the New York Mets. Even with the likely Cy Young Award winner (Jacob deGrom) and definite Rookie of the Year (Pete Alonso), and an o...

Community Coming Together

Community Coming Together

Demi Cascio, Co-Editor in Chief

October 5, 2019

Anyone who has been a part of the Floral Park Memorial community knows how much the residents are willing to come together in times of need. Liz’s Day is yet another reminder of the great Floral Park spirit.  Founded on the basis of a very serious matter, the tragic death of Elizabeth McFarl...

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...

2019 MLB Playoff Predictions

2019 MLB Playoff Predictions

Alison Goldberg, Co-Editor in Chief

September 30, 2019

October is just about here, and playoffs are in session for Major League Baseball! After wild card races that went down to the final week of the season in both the American and National Leagues, the 2019 postseason bracket is finally completed. Will the St. Louis Cardinals advance after holding off the B...

The Not-So-Mysterious Case of Senioritis

The Not-So-Mysterious Case of Senioritis

Anna Craig, Senior Editor

September 25, 2019

If you're a student at Floral Park Memorial High School, then it’s likely that you can’t even count on both hands just how many times you’ve heard the word “senioritis” tossed around. Regardless of grade, you’ve probably overheard the term dropped in conversation by both staff and students alik...

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 ...