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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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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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Google Classroom replaces Edline

Formerly, teachers and students used website Edline as an online classroom: posting assignments, PowerPoints, and test dates. This year, however, it has all changed as teachers switch to Google Classroom. Google Classroom is a online blogging tool that allows teachers to post assignments, notes, and remind students of upcoming exams. This eco-friendly option removes the need for paper, connects to Google Dr ...

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Parking Policy Irks Seniors

One of the biggest concerns of high school seniors here on campus, aside from college applications, is how to get to school every morning. For seniors, the long awaited privilege of parking on campus has finally arrived, but not without drawbacks. With alternating A and B day parking passes, students are only able to park every other day, leaving a method of transportation for half the year up in the air. W ...

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Irvington Picks Student-Designed Logo

After a a district and community online vote, IHS Student Class President Jordan Sahawneh and Vice President Dorian Barber announced at a June 6 board of education meeting that a student design had been selected to be Irvington's new school district logo. The design features a large "I", encircled with "Irvington Union Free School District"; the Latin phrase Per aspera ad astra, meaning “through hardships t ...

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Vote on Irvington’s New Logo

After a controversial launch of possible new logos for the district, Irvington turned to its students to create a new district brand that will appear on the district web site, publications and other official documents. Voting opened on Friday, June 2 for the six designs chosen as finalists, and will end on June 5. Students and staff can vote for one of the six designs using the following link: http://bit.ly ...

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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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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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Two English courses dropped for 2017-18

In the upcoming year (2017-2018), the English department will be dropping two courses from its offerings -- Themes in American Literature and Presentational Speaking. The English department designed a survey for juniors and seniors in order to gauge interest in the semester-long courses in order to determine the course offerings for 2017-18.  Themes in American Literature and Presentational Speaking were el ...

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Controversial pick DeVos named Sec. of Ed

Betsy DeVos, a wealthy Republican donor with almost no experience in public education, was recently confirmed as the 11th nation’s Secretary of Education, but only with the help of a historic tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence. Despite the Democrats’ staunch opposition to DeVos, her vote was capped by a 51-to-50 vote. Short from getting a third Republican defection, this has allowed Mrs. DeVos ...

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