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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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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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Parents Join Forces to Take on College Process

This Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 in the CPR Esther Samra and Allison Gilbert will be heading a panel for parents of high schoolers going into the college process. The panel will consist of four parents of graduating seniors and two seniors, myself included. The college admissions climate is changing, and it is important to get the most up-to-date information and feedback possible. The parent to parent progra ...

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Track mishap nullifies sectional results

The IHS winter track team competed this year at a sectionals meet where their scores did not count and winning was impossible. Thanks to a miscommunication with the BOCES athletic program leadership the winter track team was put into class B when they were moved down to class C thanks to a change in class size. The Irvington team had run in class B meets before but had never been told until the class C sect ...

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Frank Ocean “Blonde” Album Review

By Antonia Abramowitz Frank Ocean's sophomore album Blonde, the successor to his 2012 Channel Orange, is one that begs for more attention than just a swift listen. The 17-track offering is an art form as well as a musical piece, one that preserves the personality of his former R&B release. Ocean seamlessly strings together mellow beats, electronic hymns, powerful and somewhat obscure lyrics , and maybe ...

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The Life of Kanye

By Okna Freeman On November 21st, Kanye West was hospitalized at the Los Angeles’s Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. West was at his personal trainer’s house just before getting admitted to the hospital and was reported as having a mental breakdown. West was also suffering from exhaustion and sleep deprivation, which led to the cancellation of the rest of his Saint Pablo tour. West is going through a stres ...

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Debate

  On November 8th, in honor of election day, the school hosted an official debate in the auditorium. The debate gave a voice to the opposing political views that exist in the IHS community by pitting eight seniors - four democrats and four republicans - against each other in a battle of ideologies and wits.   This select group of political advocates included some of Irvington’s most well-known and ...

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A Chat with Irvington’s Favorite Doctor

One of the most interesting students in the IHS community may have fallen under your radar. If you have heard his name (or more likely his alias) then you probably are left with a lot of questions and not enough answers. I am writing this article to get those answers and delve into the personality of one of Irvington’s most enigmatic figures: Christian (last name), better known as Dr.KingBird. Christian’s p ...

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Sports and Phys. Ed.: Unrequited Love

[caption id="attachment_6130" align="alignleft" width="112"] Aidan Denahy, (photographed by A. Abramowitz)[/caption] OPINION Should varsity and junior varsity athletes be allowed to opt out of physical education classes? I’m not the first person to pose that question -- nor will I be the last -- yet for some frustrating reason it never seems to be legitimately addressed by our school board. Here’s my backgr ...

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IHS establishes inclusive bathrooms

This school year the IHS in cooperation with LGBT students introduced “inclusive bathrooms,” which are intended to create a safe, comfortable space for anyone -- men, women, and transgender students. The bathrooms are in the first floor of the science wing next to the elevator and also by the elevator outside the high school main office. Spearheading this project is transitioning student Sam Lapine, who has ...

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