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Time For Midterms

Time For Midterms

Alison Goldberg, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018

What does it all mean?

Another Cleanup Effort

Another Cleanup Effort

Jaclyn deArmas, Senior Staff Writer

October 22, 2018

Led yet again by Ms. Mamo, science teacher at FPM, the ecology club volunteers at Jones Beach cleanup event

Homecoming Parade 2018

Homecoming Parade 2018

September 23, 2018

Pep Rally 2018!

Pep Rally 2018!

September 23, 2018

My Time At Floral Park Memorial

My Time At Floral Park Memorial

Owen Conway, Editor-in-Chief

June 11, 2018

“It feels like it was just yesterday” and “time flies when you’re having fun” are some of the most well-known clichés. But there is a reason why these sayings are clichés, and it is because they are generally true. As I am getting ready to graduate from Floral Park Memorial, I find myself ...

Walking Out For A Cause

Walking Out For A Cause

Charlotte Goss, Opinion Editor

May 3, 2018

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...

FPM Students Participate In Nationwide Walkout

FPM Students Participate In Nationwide Walkout

Owen Conway, Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2018

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...

Senior Week 2018

Senior Week 2018

Owen Conway, Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2018

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...

The Stage Is Set

The Stage Is Set

Owen Conway, Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2018

For the first few months of the 2017-2018 school year, students at Floral Park Memorial were walking around and going to class in a different version of their school – one that had no music wing, no auditorium, and no full-sized library. For a while, walking by the front of the school or going up the...

Floral Park Memorial’s Mathletes Fail to “Rationalize” the Competition

Floral Park Memorial’s Mathletes Fail to “Rationalize” the Competition

Shane Palma, Sports Editor

February 16, 2018

On Friday, February 2, the energy was high, and the temperature was low as Floral Park Memorial’s Senior High Mathletes trekked out to their bus in the early morning. Led by coach and math teacher Mr. Merle, the squad of ten seemed poised to excel at the annual Nassau County Math Tournament. The competition...

Senior’s Special Sojourn to South Korea

Senior’s Special Sojourn to South Korea

Owen Conway, Editor-in-Chief

December 20, 2017

As tensions between North Korea and the United States over the proliferation of nuclear weapons continue to dominate foreign affairs, many Americans may find it surprising that South Koreans are not as concerned about this situation. Last month, Floral Park Memorial senior Amanda Apurado had the amazing...

Floral Park “Comes Out” For Safer Schools

Floral Park “Comes Out” For Safer Schools

Charlotte Goss, Staff Writer

November 24, 2017

October 11th is National Coming Out Day (NCOD), and over 80 high schools on Long Island participated to support safer spaces for LGBTQ youth. Founded in 1988 on the one-year anniversary of the 1987 March on Washington for Gay and Lesbian Rights to celebrate coming out, it has since grown into a day of...