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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?

Is The Holiday Recess Too Long?

Is The Holiday Recess Too Long?

Demi Cascio, Co-Editor in Chief

December 17, 2019

Co-Editor in Chief, Demi Cascio addresses the pros and cons of a two week vacation.

On the second day of Shieldmas I give to you… my advice!

On the second day of Shieldmas I give to you… my advice!

Demi Cascio, Co-Editor in Chief

December 3, 2019

Senior Co-Editor and Chief, Demi Cascio offers advice to FPM Students. Especially if you are in the younger grades or find yourself in need of senior wisdom, you should take a look at what she has to say.

Thoughts on the Alabama Senate Special Election

Thoughts on the Alabama Senate Special Election

Charlotte Goss, Opinion Editor

December 20, 2017

Junior staff writer provides her perspective on the election of Doug Jones in Alabama

Do Kids Read Enough?

Do Kids Read Enough?

Jennifer Venus, Staff Writer

April 15, 2017

Student discusses the struggle to encourage young people to read

The Truth About Senior Year

The Truth About Senior Year

Maggie Sheehan, Class of 2016

June 23, 2016

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

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

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

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

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....