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Do Kids Read Enough?

Do Kids Read Enough?

Jennifer Venus, Staff Writer

April 15, 2017


Filed under JUNIOR HIGH, LATEST STORIES, OPINIONS

Student discusses the struggle to encourage young people to read

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The Truth About Senior Year

The Truth About Senior Year

Maggie Sheehan, Class of 2016

June 23, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, LATEST STORIES, OPINIONS

The high school experience isn’t something that you can quite put into words. When you are younger, you look up to the high school kids and count down the days until you are in their shoes. They’ll tell you that the time flies by and you’ll never realize it until you are walking out of the school...

Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Kickoff First Debate In Las Vegas

Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Kickoff First Debate In Las Vegas

Matt Denaro, Senior Staff Writer

November 11, 2015


Filed under LATEST STORIES, OPINIONS, POLITICS

The first Democratic Party presidential primary debate was held on October 13th. Five candidates were invited to participate - Lincoln Chafee, former governor of Rhode Island, Martin O’Malley, former mayor of Baltimore and governor of Maryland, Hillary Clinton, former New York senator and Secretary...

Not So Spirit Day

Not So Spirit Day

Reema Kumar, Senior Staff Writer

November 8, 2015


Filed under LATEST STORIES, OPINIONS

I had been looking forward to the Spirit Day of my senior year for five years. So, as expected, I was ecstatic when the day arrived. For years, I had watched the seniors tease the underclassmen, blow whistles and make the most out of their last Floral Park Pep Rally. And I’m going to be honest—another...

Class of 2015: A Senior Reflects on the Past Six Years

Class of 2015: A Senior Reflects on the Past Six Years

Sophia Skiadas, Senior Staff Writer

June 24, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, OPINIONS, STUDENT LIFE, Uncategorized

It truthfully does not feel like six years have gone by.  When I first entered Floral Park Memorial, my biggest fear was navigating through the halls to class, and now, days before graduation, that seems silly with all of the challenges ahead of us.  But I will take comfort in that I learned my way...

2016 Presidential Election Seasons Begins

2016 Presidential Election Seasons Begins

Matt Denaro, Politics Editor

June 23, 2015


Filed under NEWS, OPINIONS, POLITICS

With a little more than seven months to go until the Iowa caucuses, the presidential field is beginning to shape up. Much like the most recent presidential elections, Republicans have an array of candidates, from former CEO Carly Fiorina to Tea Party Senator Ted Cruz. Even a former neurosurgeon, Dr....

Mrs. Francis’ 8th Graders Discuss Common Core and Immigration

Mrs. Francis’ 8th Graders Discuss Common Core and Immigration

Danielle Ashbahian, Staff Writer

June 23, 2015


Filed under JUNIOR HIGH, LATEST STORIES, NEWS, OPINIONS, STUDENT LIFE

If a politician wants to see how the common core learning standards are being implemented in schools, he or she should come observe Mrs. Francis' 8th grade social studies class. One of the primary goals of common core is to develop student-centered lessons that require the participants to think critically...

FPM Celebrates Pride With New Display Case

FPM Celebrates Pride With New Display Case

Mahesh Tiwari, Staff Writer

June 2, 2015


Filed under LATEST STORIES, NEWS, OPINIONS, Uncategorized

Students of the LGBTQ+ Club at Floral Park Memorial showed their pride by giving the display case at the front of the school a makeover. The new display case now features a number of notable LGBT celebrities and activists, including Janet Mock, Laverne Cox, Michael Sam, Tim Cook, George Takei, Sam...

Bernie Sanders: The People’s Candidate

Bernie Sanders: The People’s Candidate

Matt Denaro, Staff Writer

January 21, 2015


Filed under LATEST STORIES, OPINIONS, POLITICS

Concerned about the increasing gap between the rich and the poor in this nation? Worried that the Second Gilded Age is upon us? Then there is a possible 2016 presidential candidate from Vermont who might interest you. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders is a left-leaning, Independent senator from Vermont,...

Students Should Be More Involved in the Political Discussion

Students Should Be More Involved in the Political Discussion

Matthew Denaro, Staff Writer

November 25, 2014


Filed under OPINIONS, POLITICS, Uncategorized

For many students, November 4 was the end of a four-day weekend.  But for the politically-inclined students, it was a night of fascinating races culminating in the GOP taking control of the Senate, and maintaining control of the House of Representatives. With student loan debt and minimum wage reform...

2014 Midterms: Bruce Blakeman, Republican, New York’s 4th District

2014 Midterms: Bruce Blakeman, Republican, New York’s 4th District

Thomas Kenna, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2014


Filed under OPINIONS, POLITICS, Uncategorized

Floral Park is a part of New York’s fourth Congressional District, which has been represented in the United States Congress by Democrat Carolyn McCarthy since 1997. McCarthy’s announcement that she will not seek reelection in November 2014 has spurred a high-stakes race that has garnered national...

2014 Midterms: Kathleen Rice, Democrat, New York’s 4th District

2014 Midterms: Kathleen Rice, Democrat, New York’s 4th District

Matthew Denaro, Staff Writer

October 15, 2014


Filed under OPINIONS, POLITICS, Uncategorized

This November, current Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice will take on Republican candidate Bruce Blakeman for New York’s 4th District Congressional seat. The incumbent, Carolyn McCarthy is not seeking reelection. Kathleen Rice vows to continue the progressive work of McCarthy on the Hil...