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“Fake News” and the Irvington Crest

Editor's Column Recently the school’s spirit was set ablaze by some inflammatory “fake news” - that is, the new Irvington “crest”. A simple web redesign blew up into a town-wide controversy and showed us just how susceptible we all are to outrage even when facts are absent. It all started a month ago when it was revealed that Irvington was considering an aesthetic change for the school district. The new Irv ...

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A Tradition (Almost) In Jeopardy

Irvington High School, since established in 1965, has sported green and white alongside the determined-face of the Bulldog. An  uproar of concern about this legacy being in jeopardy has caused a reaction that has led to community involvement and local discussions. The District is designing a new, improved website that includes a new logo that will be used on the website, letterhead and other official docume ...

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Is Makeup a Plague on Society?

EDITOR'S COLUMN Is make up a plague on modern society? Do girls (or boys or other) still wear makeup in school? The answers to those questions: probably. As a man, I have never really worn make-up, except on some especially wild nights. So why do I give a damn about who wears make up and who doesn’t? I’m not entirely sure; it just kind of irks me. There’s an abundance of reasons to paint your face with chem ...

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Is Irvington Boring?

Although many people love Irvington, New York as their home, others think differently about this small rivertown. According to a recent article in The Patch, Irvington is the "third most boring town in New York." Many students from Irvington seem to somewhat agree. A survey for Irvington High School students on the question, “Do you think Irvington is a boring town?” Forty-two students said "yes" and 18 stu ...

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‘The Last Stand’ for Sabaton

Sabaton’s The Last Stand is a great album in my opinion. Swedish power metal band Sabaton not only makes songs about a great battle, they sing the songs like a battle or war cry.  The Last Stand has many songs about different battles from different time periods.   The song "Sparta" is about the Battle of Thermopylae which was part of the Greco-Persian Wars. "Last Dying Breath" is about a Serbian, Dragutin G ...

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Remy wins Science & Engineering Award

Senior, Remy Mermelstein has won the grand prize at the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair and will now advance to compete in the International Sustainable World Project Olympiad in Houston, Texas. Mermelstein has put in many hours of hard work and it paid off. Mermelstein competed against over 570 students from Westchester and Putnam counties. He won the American Meteorological Society Award. Mermels ...

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Tour of Hong Kong (Red Subway Line)

I recently went to Hong Kong over winter break. This is a tiny tour of one subway line out of the various lines in Hong Kong that people can visit. The red subway line contains one of the most famous tourist attractions. Choose your station and follow the directions depending on where you want to visit: From the airport … Take the red subway line (Tseun Wan Line) Mongkok… go to Line 1 Major shopping area, s ...

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Seniors Zero in on Post-HS Plans

As the last four years of high school come to an end, more and more of the seniors are finding out what colleges they have been accepted to. Here are some of the graduating seniors final choices in colleges: Stephanie Ades- Wesleyan Natalie Aronson- Lehigh Dorian Barber- Duke Sofia Bazdekis- NYU Maxine Bell- Tufts Jillian Conley- Skidmore Leia Correa- Syracuse Cleo Davidowitz- Middlebury Emma DeRose- Duke R ...

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Brandon Twins Headed to Nationals

The Brandon twins are going to nationals in Pittsburgh with their travel hockey team on April 5. Both play on the North Jersey Avalanche and have been playing hockey for 11 years. After finishing undefeated in AYHL (23-0) and 75-10 in the regular season, the Avalanche won the AAA district tournament in Philadelphia and now are qualified for national tournament. Goalie Tate Brandon, junior, said, "Hockey has ...

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