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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....

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 Celebrates Pride With New Display Case

FPM Celebrates Pride With New Display Case

Mahesh Tiwari, Staff Writer

June 2, 2015

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

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

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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

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

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...

The Flaws of Fantasy Football

The Flaws of Fantasy Football

Billy Cotsalas

November 10, 2013

Within the past five years or so, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of people playing fantasy football.  It has been so dramatic that it seems that every football fan under the age of 25 has at least one fantasy football team.  Many have two or three, while the most intense fantasy f...

A Whole New World For 7th Graders in FPM

A Whole New World For 7th Graders in FPM

Danielle Ashbahian

November 9, 2013

For the first time in their lives, seventh graders have a locker, a schedule and are switching from class to class with numerous teachers, all with different expectations.  Is this too much for them? “I like having my own locker,” some students said, “However, I am given a lot more homework than my ...

Not an easy fix but clearly doable

Not an easy fix but clearly doable

Thomas Scibelli

November 9, 2013

If there is one thing we’ve learned from these past few World Series it’s that developing and extending young players is in, and big contracts are out. Unfortunately for the Yankees, they have no young talent (thanks Mark Newman), and it looks like they are going to have to give out a big contract...

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