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Worth The Wait?

Worth The Wait?

Alison Goldberg and Mr. Simone, Co-Editor in Chief/Advisor

December 11, 2019

There was an arrogance in the halls of Floral Park Memorial this morning. Anyone who encountered a New York Yankees fan could see it a mile away. They finally got their man. Gerrit Cole, the ace nearly everyone thought would sign with one of his hometown California teams, is heading to the Bronx. And...

Champion World Problem Solvers

Champion World Problem Solvers

Kathleen McInnis, Staff Writer

December 8, 2019

If the leading negotiators in the world would like some advice on how to address some of the more critical issues confronting societies today, they may want to spend some time with Mrs. Francis and the members of the Floral Park Memorial Model United Nations club. On November 21, 15 students traveled to Willi...

Pair of Aces

Pair of Aces

Mr. Simone

December 7, 2019

For all the youthful Yankee fans out there, get ready for a spending spree you haven't seen in your lifetime. The Bronx Bombers are about to go all in. That's right, after reading the insightful commentary from both Shane and Alison on this year's free agency period in Major League Baseball, I...

More MLB Hot Stove Talk

More MLB Hot Stove Talk

Alison Goldberg, Co-Editor in Chief

December 6, 2019

(Thanks Shane for coming back to give us your thoughts on the baseball offseason free agency market. We at The Shield hope you are doing well in Missouri. Now I would like to give my thoughts on what should be another significant few months of transactions.) It’s now early December and the MLB Hot Stove...

Back For More: Shane’s MLB Free Agent Predictions

Back For More: Shane’s MLB Free Agent Predictions

Shane Palma, Former Editor in Chief

December 4, 2019

(This guest appearance by Shane Palma, former editor in chief, will be followed by our current co-editor in chief, Alison Goldberg's take on the baseball offseason tomorrow.) How I would normally start this article off would be by calling the MLB Hot Stove season the most wonderful time of the year. Te...

Deck the (Taylor) Hall(s)

Deck the (Taylor) Hall(s)

Alison Goldberg, Co-Editor in Chief

December 2, 2019

It’s been almost two months since the regular season began for the National Hockey League and teams are already being evaluated as if it’s the Spring. Did the New Jersey Devils make the right pick drafting the USA native, Jack Hughes? Will the sidelined star forward, Pat Maroon, derail the St. Lo...

Holiday Season for The Shield

Holiday Season for The Shield

Alison Goldberg and Demi Cascio, Co-Editors in Chief

December 1, 2019

Co-editors in chief, Alison Goldberg and Demi Cascio, would like to get the entire Floral Park Memorial school community in the holiday spirit by counting down the remaining days of 2019. If you weren't prepared for winter, today's snow at the New York Giants game was quite an eye opener for you. The h...

Amanda Kozak Commits to Fairfield University

Amanda Kozak Commits to Fairfield University

November 26, 2019

FPM senior to play Division 1 lacrosse in the fall

A Club For Everyone

A Club For Everyone

Jake Torres, Junior High Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

Even though we spend about seven hours each day in class, the experience that students get in extracurricular activities can often be far more helpful for our futures. If you want to improve your college application, or just find the right club in order to meet people and develop relationships, here...

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 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...