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Student Tutors Offering New Help to Struggling Students

Are you struggling in class, but the thought of spending even more time with your teacher is out of the question? Enter Irvington's new cadre of student tutors. A tutoring program, run by the National Honor Society, pairs tutors with students based on mutual availability and the strengths of each tutor in a specific class/field. Senior tutor Abby Stein said, “Working one-on-one with a student can really hel ...

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Artist Spotlight: Julia Herceg

The illustration is drawn with Copic markers and catches the eye at first glance. The hot pink background paired with the brutishly beautiful girl makes one stop and wonder. The woman is holding a mascara wand in one hand near her eye, her right eye popped out of the socket, hanging by the lateral rectus muscle. The girl’s eyes have dark circles around them and in parts of her face she is yellowish and appe ...

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Proposed Schedule Features Shared Lunch, Longer Classes

The Irvington school district has been contemplating instituting a new schedule of classes for the 2018-19 school year since last year. Students are still anxious to learn what the new schedule will be and how this new schedule will improve their high school experience. Last year, the scheduling committee selected student representatives to hear their ideas and perspectives. Since then, the committee has be ...

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Students Favorite The JCC

The recent renovations and addition of extensive amenities at the Jewish Community Center on the Hudson has garnered the attention of Irvington High School students. The facility now boasts a commodious gym, pool, sauna, and an expansive basketball court among other things. Senior Matthew Lazarus, a regular, shares his personal preference over the school gym. “Honestly the environment is more serious, the s ...

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Students Notice Uptick in Subs

This year students have noticed that once again teachers are being pulled out of class for meetings, leaving the students with "sub plans" and sub teachers. Some students feel the meetings are excessive and disruptive to their learning. Fiona Goldman, a sophomore, says, "Teacher meetings once every two weeks affect my learning and my preparations for the Regents I will have to take."  She believes these mee ...

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Jasper joins Social Studies department

Beginning her second year of teaching , Ms. Lily Jasper, the most recent addition to the Irvington social studies department is excited and passionate for this school year. From initially doing work with a law firm, Ms. Jasper quit her  job to pursue a career in teaching instead. She currently teaches Global 9 part-time at the high school. Ms. Jasper spent her first year of teaching at Martin Luther King, J ...

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College Apps: ‘Stressful, strenuous and stupid’

As seniors are working diligently with their schoolwork in and out of the classroom, something stressful always comes up: The College Application. If filling out information once isn’t time-consuming enough, try typing the same information in three times. While most schools operate using the common application, some schools have changed their ways and now accept the "coalition" application. Additionally, th ...

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College meetings Pulling Students from Class

If your dream college came to visit your high school, would you skip a math test to meet with their representative? What if it was a safety school? The possibility of this may shock you. High school juniors and seniors have been voluntarily missing class this fall, as admissions representatives  from colleges come to visit our school. When students are applying to ten schools or more and continuously missin ...

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Irvington Pride Hits a New High

Irvington pride was in full display this October, as the Bulldogs celebrated homecoming. This year’s festivities were supported by the new school spirit club,  the Student Section club, Member of the club Jared Kurland said the club was started to reinvigorate the school spirit at Irvington and feels that since the club was founded, school spirit has skyrocketed. “I really want to improve and  bring back sc ...

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Lackluster Scares in Sleepy Hollow

REVIEW With screams in the far distance and ghoulish pirates and witches preying on the unsuspecting waiting lines, one would expect a truly chilling experience. However, the annually held haunted house at the Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow was lackluster to say the very least. The atmosphere did not fail to live up to festive hype the holiday brings every year, with several food stands and a small musi ...

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