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Florettes Decorate Lockers for Football Team

Florettes Decorate Lockers for Football Team

Thomas Kenna, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2015

In celebration of Homecoming, members of FPM's Kickline, the Florettes, stayed after school on Thursday, September 24th, to decorate the school's second floor. The lockers of each football player were especially ornamented.

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...

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

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’s Gay-Straight Alliance Participates In The National Day of Silence

Mahesh Tiwari, Staff Writer

April 17, 2015

On April 19, teachers throughout the country can expect to have a few silent voices in their classroom.  But it will not be due to students' lack of interest in their lessons. This date has been designated as a National Day of Silence by GLSEN, the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network.  The objective...

Students Organize New Christian Faith Club

Students Organize New Christian Faith Club

Sarah Morgan, Staff Writer

March 28, 2015

On Wednesday, March 25, the first meeting for Roots, a new extracurricular club at Floral Park Memorial High School, was attended by approximately 35 students.  The mission of this new club is to help students explore Christian faith through scripture, prayer and fellowship, and to serve the school...

Second Annual Sewanha-Con is a Major Success

Second Annual Sewanha-Con is a Major Success

Donna Rosenblum, Anime Club Adviser

March 27, 2015

On Saturday, March 14th, students from across the Sewanhaka Central High School district attended Sewanha-Con, the district’s second annual pop culture convention. The event, which took place in the Floral Park Memorial High School library, was designed to emulate larger event’s, such as Comic Con....

Italian Class Comes To Life

Stephanie Ortiz, Staff Writer

March 12, 2015

“I had the time of my life,” said Jonathan Ferone. He was referring to his experience visiting Italy with students from Floral Park Memorial over the February recess. Mr. Rutigliano completed all of the time-consuming paperwork to arrange this special trip. Ms. Libonati, Ms. D’Ammassa, Ms. Ben-Moussa...

Are You Smarter Than The Average American?

Are You Smarter Than The Average American?

Matt Denaro, Staff Writer

March 3, 2015

Can you name the current Vice President of the United States? If the answer is no, you’re not alone. While Americans continue to demonstrate their ignorance of history and the government, political commentators, journalists and even comedians highlight just how uninformed some Americans are about...

Seniors Dress Up as Teachers for Annual Student-Teacher Day

Seniors Dress Up as Teachers for Annual Student-Teacher Day

Staff Writers

February 14, 2015

The Senior Class had its annual Student Teacher Day on Friday, February 13th.  It was a successful day!

Juniors Helping Juniors

Juniors Helping Juniors

Grace Lopez, Staff Writer

January 21, 2015

The Belmont Child Care Association (The BCAA) is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to raise the financial resources necessary to maintain its quality child care center, Anna House, for the benefit of the backstretch workers’ families in Belmont Racetrack. The BCAA is committed to providing...

The Beginning of that Scary, Exciting, and Fun Adventure

The Beginning of that Scary, Exciting, and Fun Adventure

Thomas Kenna, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2014

September 2nd was the first day many students were required to wake up before noon in two months. For Floral Park Memorial’s youngest students, the Class of 2020, this day came on August 28th. Seventh grade orientation was a busy event. Dr. Sottile opened the event, followed by some words from Senior...

Gay Straight Alliance Promotes Equality and Tolerance

Mahesh Tiwari, Staff Writer

October 17, 2014

Saturday, October 11, was National Coming Out Day.  The Floral Park Memorial faculty and student body celebrated the occasion in full-fledged support of the LGBTQ cause for equality on Friday October 10. National Coming Out Day celebrates “coming out,” or the act of disclosing one’s sexual orientation...