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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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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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Two D’s for Irvington Students

This school year, Irvington welcomed Mr. Anthony DiBenedetto as a new algebra teacher and you may recognize that last name because his brother, Mr. Patrick DiBenedetto, is an art teacher and varsity coach at Irvington. While Anthony was looking for a job Patrick didn't feel the need to step in. “I didn’t get involved,” said Patrick, “but when opportunities in Irvington came up, I always let my brother know ...

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Student Vaping Increasing Nationwide

By Ben Yeh and Brian Clinton High school students around the country are engaging in a new, and unhealthy, habit -- JUULing, also known as vaping. JUULing, the most modern form of e-cigarettes on the market are increasingly popular among teenagers and young adults. The growth in the new small compact e-cig can be attributed to its stealthy and concealable design—whilst delivering a fix of nicotine to users. ...

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New Asian Fusion Restaurant in Irvington

50 South Buckhout street is abuzz with some new local flare, a new family-friendly Asian fusion restaurant. .Recently  Since February of this year  GoSū has been serving numerous Asian-inspired dishes with an American twist. From the various small, shareable appetizers to the delicious ramen and cooked meats, GoSu brings some never been seen before flavors to our small town of Irvington. The renovated, mode ...

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Facebook Group Offers Local Color

All of Irvington High School is buzzing with the daily gossip and news on our small humble town coming from the 10533 Facebook group. With a whooping 2,440 members, some former and current Irvington students, this closed group is the talk of the town currently. Melissa Brown, a resident in Irvington and the Facebook administrator for the 10533 Facebook group, started the group in 2014 as a way to connect Ir ...

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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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