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Cohen Calls for Homework Break

by Georgia Mountroukas Last week, Mr. Cohen sent out an email to  high school teachers requesting that they consider reducing the amount of homework students are assigned over the holiday break.  Students were surprised and very excited about Mr. Cohen’s proposal, as they feel that mountains of school work all too often ruin vacation plans. Sophomore Antonia Abramowitz said,  “It was really nice of him to t ...

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IHS Basketball Crushes Tournaments

by Diana Lozina Irvington High School's varsity boys and girls basketball teams dominated last weekend's  Michael Tewey and William Warnock Tournaments, respectively. Varsity Girls Basketball 52- 32 win over Ardsley 58-48 win over White Plains Varsity Boys Basketball 52-34 win over Dobbs Ferry 53-32 loss to Ardsley ...

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New Coaches for IHS Soccer Teams

by Andres Picon With the start of the new school year also came several changes in the coaching staffs for the boys and girls soccer teams. After 12 years of coaching the boys varsity soccer team, Coach Patrick DiBenedetto has switched teams and returned to a familiar position as the coach for the girls varsity soccer team, taking over for former coach Ernest Harmon. DiBenedetto was replaced by former boys ...

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Irvington Ranked as a Top NY High School

By Andres Picon Irvington High School was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top schools in both the state and the country . Some students are excited about IHS’s high rank. Junior Caleigh Gizzi, thinks the fact that IHS was ranked so highly is “so cool,” while Matina Mountroukas commented that this ranking “says a lot about our education system.” IHS was ranked as the 32nd best high ...

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Rent-a- Senior

By Matt Spencer Last  week’s Rent-a-Senior  fundraiser generated enough donations to purchase seven prom tickets for students in need. Senior participant Meg Tousey Wyatt stated, “I didn’t mind going to Rocky’s and helping write an essay for the student who rented me [because it was for a good cause].” Despite the success of the fundraiser,  some participants were left disappointed, because the seniors they ...

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First Pre- Prom Red Carpet at IHS

by Lindsay Chafizadeh and Andie Regan For the first time ever, the Irvington About Safe Kids Committee will host a pre prom “red carpet” themed event at the school campus from 5:00-6:30 before the event. Students are required to take the group bus to this year’s prom, held Thursday June 4th at the Westchester Manor in Hastings. Earlier this year, seniors voted to have pre-prom festivities at school, accordi ...

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IHS Artists Display at Annual Show

by Andres Picon The IHS annual Art Show created a positive buzz around the school during the stressful fourth quarter associated with APs, finals, and stress. The art show, which was in the Campus Gym, displayed for a week the work of over 50 student artists enrolled in courses including Photography, Studio Art, Mixed Media, and more. Several of the participating students shared their thoughts on the art sh ...

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Vending Machines Dispensing Trouble

by Aidan Denahy The cafeteria vending machine; you know the one. The magical musical machine that dispenses your daily nutrients and snacks. “It’s been here as long as I can remember,” said Julie Orlando, and near all of the students share that feeling. So why does this omnipotent force seem like such a bother to deal with? “It just today it ate my money,” claims sophomore Alex Inglis. He’s not alone. Many ...

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Skunk?

by Aidan Denahy Mr. Cohen told the student body today that the smell of skunk coming from the quad was causing the undeniably strong stench in the high school this morning. However, some students question the truth of this statement. “Smelled like pot (marijuana) to me,” said sophomore Alex Inglis. During first period in room H110, sophomore Sarah Sayegh reported that she was questioned about being the sour ...

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