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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...

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 ...

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...

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...