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Creating Space for Students

With the tightening of restrictions on food and conversation in the library, students are searching for a space to congregate during their free periods that isn’t as noisy and crowded as the cafeteria. “A lot of students need to get work done during their free periods and want to have a snack while working. High school students are responsible enough to not make a mess,” said Miranda Farman. Many students p ...

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You’re So Trendy

Clothing trends have always been important to students in high school. Trends grow very quickly because students tend to want to fit in with others. In Irvington High School, many students have distinctive clothing that represents their fashion and popular brands. High School girls are a perfect example of spreading fashion trends. The IHS Paw Print has noticed a variety of brands that girls like to buy and ...

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Students Should Lock Up Valuables

  Over the past few weeks, some students have reported missing items, specifically wallets, allegedly taken from their bags, and some students are wondering what steps they can take to protect themselves. New assistant principal Mr. Samuelson encouraged students to secure their items in lockers, rather than leaving them lying around.  "I think everyone should get in the habit of using their lockers and ...

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Comfort the Aim in Classroom Makeover

Recently Ms. Ippolito’s classroom, H213, received a bit of a makeover, thanks to a a pilot project that includes new furniture, such as chairs on wheels, Bunjo chairs, larger desks, and even standing desks. “Ms. Ippolito came forward and said she had a thought about redesigning her class and wanting to have different types of work spaces,” said principal Mr. Cohen. The pilot projects aims to show the impact ...

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Class of 2018: A Legacy in the Making

[gallery ids="6070,6071,6072,6073,6074,6075,6076,6077"] By Mary Brereton and Antonia Abramowitz The Junior Jordans jumped over expectations in an astonishing win over the Senior class during this years Color Wars. Color Wars, usually a Spring event, took place for the first time during Homecoming week. The change was made in an effort to elevate school-wide spirit and to accompany the grand opening of our n ...

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A Passage from India: IHS Students Adjust to USA

Anjali Bhagavatula, a junior, and Kirsha Selvakumar, a freshman, recently came to the United States from India. Bhagavatula, who used to live in California before coming here, and Selvakumar, who used to live in Illinois as a young child, have some experience of the American culture and style of education, but they are still learning and adapting to new things everyday. Bhagavatula and Selvakumar expressed ...

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2,4,6,8. Rally Girls is Out of Date

Rally girls, a club that has been in operation for several years at Irvington, has recently ceased to be. According to last year's club leader Mallory Toolan, Rally Girls club was created to promote school spirit and support the boy’s sports teams. But directing the attention to only boys teams and not to girls teams led to a number of complaints and charges of sexism. Last year, Mr. Cohen spoke to girls in ...

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Extreme Makeover for Boys Bathroom

This summer, the first floor boys bathroom in the high school was dramatically renovated with new tile floors and walls, toilets, sinks and other improvements. “I like how there is a mirror now,” said junior John Martin, referencing the fact that the old bathroom mirrors had been damaged and removed. “It’s hella nice,” said sophomore Liam Toolan. Junior Jake Weintraub agreed, saying “The new bathroom is a s ...

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Where Did Pokemon Go?

During the summer of 2016, the race to catch them all began. The releasing of the cell phone game Pokemon GO started the revival of the old childhood card game and TV show. The fad quickly caught on with Irvington students, causing a stampede to catch them all. Most students in the high school quickly grabbed their friends and began long and enjoyable treks up and down Main Street to catch Pokemon. However, ...

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Juniors Receive College Book Awards

by Nicole Sklitsis On Tuesday June 7th, fourteen IHS juniors received College Book Awards from a number of prestigious institutions.  The College Book Awards are given to students who have been both  top scholars and talented participants in extracurricular activities. Students received the following awards: Emma Castiblanco -Mount Holyoke College Ryan Meng Killeen -Harvard University Evan Pickar-Brandeis U ...

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