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Halfway There

Halfway There

Vivek Mirchandani, Staff Writer February 9, 2021

Once again, we have approached that time of year that we all dread: midterms season. However, this year is different in many ways, as our midterms are being taken in the school or in the comfort of our...

This Is America 

This Is America 

Joslyn Varkey, Staff Writer January 14, 2021

On Wednesday, January 6th, a mob of domestic terrorists stormed the Capitol after being encouraged by their leader. For the first time since the War of 1812, the Capitol building had been breached. Windows...

Why the Arts Should Play A Greater Role in the School Curriculum

Why the Arts Should Play A Greater Role in the School Curriculum

Olivia Torres, Junior High Staff Writer December 8, 2020

Integrating arts into everyday student learning is a strategy that merges the modern learning experience with art, music, drama, and more. It’s an ideal approach for kids who struggle with understanding...

December is Upon Us at Last! No More 2020!

December is Upon Us at Last! No More 2020!

William Kelleher, Junior High Staff Writer December 4, 2020

As the month of November closes, and December opens, the countdown until 2021 begins. Lots of people hate 2020 as a whole year, myself included. I was set to graduate from John Lewis Child’s School this...

Thanksgiving Traditions...How the FPM Community Celebrates

Thanksgiving Traditions…How the FPM Community Celebrates

Sofia Pierno, Staff Writer November 25, 2020

Thanksgiving. Celebrated on fourth of Thursday of November in America, it's the time for family, giving thanks, and food. A popular food eaten on Thanksgiving is turkey. Add on some gravy, cranberry sauce,...

Hybrid Learning: Love It or Leave It?

Hybrid Learning: Love It or Leave It?

William Kelleher , Junior High Staff Writer November 24, 2020

Do you like hybrid learning? Well I don’t! As a seventh grader, I was looking forward to playing baseball this year. Thanks to hybrid learning, I can’t. I also can’t see some of my friends. Here...

Is Halloween Canceled?

Is Halloween Canceled?

Mia Hernandez, Junior High Staff Writer November 5, 2020
7th grader Mia Hernandez discusses Halloween during the pandemic.
The Problem With Live Learning

The Problem With Live Learning

Emma Mathew, Junior High Staff Writer October 28, 2020
7th grader Emma Mathew shares her opinion on the hybrid learning model.
Coronavirus: What Do I Need To Know?

Coronavirus: What Do I Need To Know?

Jaysen Velasco, Staff Writer March 23, 2020
Senior Jaysen Velasco offers some advice on dealing with coronavirus.
Scholarships Are A Necessity For Many Attending College

Scholarships Are A Necessity For Many Attending College

Demi Cascio, Co-Editor in Chief December 22, 2019
Demi Cascio, Co-Editor in Chief, reflects on the scholarship process.
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Demi Cascio, Co-Editor in Chief December 20, 2019
Demi Cascio, Co-Editor in Chief, reflects on the holiday season.
Off Season Practices Benefit Athletic Teams

Off Season Practices Benefit Athletic Teams

Demi Cascio, Co-Editor in Chief December 18, 2019
Demi Cascio, Co-Editor in Chief, poses the question: should high school teams be allowed to practice in the off-season?
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