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The Evil Empire 2.0

The Evil Empire 2.0

Mr. Simone, The Shield Advisor

May 4, 2018


Filed under LATEST STORIES, NEWS, SPORTS

As a long-suffering fan of the Houston Astros, 2017 could not have been a more enjoyable year for me. Taking down three historic franchises - the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers - on the way to the first-even World Series victory will forever be imbedded in my mind. I still have...

Walking Out For A Cause

Walking Out For A Cause

Charlotte Goss, Opinion Editor

May 3, 2018


Filed under LATEST STORIES, NEWS, STUDENT LIFE

On Friday, April 20, on the anniversary of the Columbine School Shooting that left 13 people dead, high school students across the nation walked out of thousands of schools in protest of gun violence and the lack of gun regulation. The stated goals of the movement are the banning of AR-15s and high-capacity...

Welcome To The Future

Welcome To The Future

Shane Palma, Sports Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under LATEST STORIES, NEWS, SPORTS

Did the Browns screw up once again? After a year in which they matched the 2008 Detroit Lions for the worst season in NFL history (0-16), Cleveland possessed both the first and fourth overall picks in the 2018 draft. Myles Garrett was the undisputed choice by the Browns last year, but coming into this...

Steal Of The Century

Steal Of The Century

Zachary Velez, Junior High Sports Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under LATEST STORIES, NEWS, SPORTS

There is arguably no more important position in all of sports than the man behind the center. For the first time in NFL history, four quarterbacks were selected within the first ten picks of the draft this year. But while several teams scrambled to hopefully find their quarterback for the next ten years...

Potential Champions?

Potential Champions?

Zachary Velez, Junior High Sports Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under LATEST STORIES, NEWS, SPORTS

The NFL offseason has been much crazier than usual. There have been numerous players changing teams, much more than recent years. And easily the biggest winer of these trades and free agent signings is the Los Angeles Rams. Although they lost wide receiver Sammy Watkins to the Kansas City Chiefs, the...

No Mistake By The Lake

No Mistake By The Lake

Zachary Velez, Junior High Sports Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under LATEST STORIES, NEWS, SPORTS

At a time in professional sports when players seem to change teams just to chase a championship, Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas decided to remain with one franchise. When he announced his retirement on March 14, he left having played his entire career with the team that drafted him. He was one...

Speaking From The Heart

Speaking From The Heart

Owen Conway, Editor-in-Chief

April 23, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, LATEST STORIES, NEWS

Former wrestler provides FPM students with an inspirational assembly

Time To Panic Yet?

Time To Panic Yet?

Shane Palma, Sports Editor

April 11, 2018


Filed under LATEST STORIES, NEWS, SPORTS

The National League MVP. The American League Rookie of the Year. A Cy Young runner-up. The proclaimed best bullpen in baseball. A top tier catcher and a rising superstar shortstop. Yankee fans went into the 2018 season with lofty expectations for their reformed Bronx Bombers. But like most teams,...

FPM Students Participate In Nationwide Walkout

FPM Students Participate In Nationwide Walkout

Owen Conway, Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2018


Filed under LATEST STORIES, NEWS, STUDENT LIFE

On Wednesday, March 14, at 10:00 A.M., students and faculty at Floral Park Memorial stood up from their chairs, left their classrooms and walked out onto the football field. The large crowd assembled around the Knights logo, then consolidated in front of the bleachers and remained in silent unison for...

A Letter To Kirk Cousins From A Jets Fan

A Letter To Kirk Cousins From A Jets Fan

Shane Palma, Sports Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under LATEST STORIES, NEWS, SPORTS, Uncategorized

Dear Kirk, First off, congratulations on your “promotion” to becoming the highest paid-player in NFL history. After being drafted with the 102nd pick in the fourth round of the 2012 draft, the future was bright for you in Washington D.C. Passing for over 4,000 yards each of the last three seasons...

NFL Draft Preview: The Quarterbacks

NFL Draft Preview: The Quarterbacks

Shane Palma, Sports Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under LATEST STORIES, NEWS, SPORTS

The combine is over and the NFL Draft is quickly approaching. For teams that struggle to win (*cough cough Cleveland Browns), this event is basically the pinnacle of their season. This year, there just so happens to be a plethora of quarterbacks available with the potential to turn a team into a playoff...

Senior Week 2018

Senior Week 2018

Owen Conway, Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2018


Filed under LATEST STORIES, NEWS, STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS, STUDENT LIFE

It’s the week every student looks forward to from the first time they see seniors dressed up in fun, creative costumes. From February 12 to 16, days were designated for seniors to dress up in different outfits. The class of 2018 had been waiting for its turn to enjoy Senior Week ever since 7th grade...