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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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High Prices Don’t Suit Students

By Andres Picon With prom less than two months away, many students are beginning to make their plans, including what to wear and who to go with. But behind all the glamour there is a huge price tag. In fact, the excessive cost of prom is making some students think twice about attending in the first place. Senior Henry Green exclaimed, “The prices of prom tickets are absurd!” He and Joelle Herbert, among oth ...

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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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