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Overcome barriers to bring public pool to Pelham

Overcome barriers to bring public pool to Pelham

By Leila Brady, Assistant Managing Editor
July 15, 2022

“Do you belong to the PCC or the AC?” is a question that inevitably got asked in elementary school as the year was winding down and summer plans were coming into fruition. “Neither” was not...

Jobs, sports, passion projects are better experiences than summer assignments for students

Jobs, sports, passion projects are better experiences than summer assignments for students

By Lukyan Oppedisano, Staff Reporter
July 8, 2022

Students spend countless hours of their summer break laboring over work from a class they have not yet started. I'm sure many students can relate to seeing summer work popping up in their Google Classroom...

Former school trustee: BOE majority factually inaccurate in claims outgoing boards approved superintendent contracts

Former school trustee: BOE majority factually inaccurate in claims outgoing boards approved superintendent contracts

By Peter Liaskos
June 30, 2022

As most of our community knows, the Pelham Board of Education voted June 15 to enter into a new four-year contract with the current superintendent. Unfortunately, this decision was made at the last scheduled...

Every cent and every voice matters: How to help Ukraine

Every cent and every voice matters: How to help Ukraine

By Lukyan Oppedisano, Staff Reporter
June 1, 2022

Across the ocean, on the eastern side of the European continent, there is a country many may have not thought much about until this year. Until its neighbor invaded, and began destroying it. Anyone who...

School districts capital reserve ballot proposition makes no sense for taxpayers

School district’s capital reserve ballot proposition makes no sense for taxpayers

By S.E. Shekane
May 14, 2022

As part of the board of education election and budget vote on May 17, the community is also being asked to vote on the creation of a capital reserve by the school district to fund future capital-expenditure...

Overturning Roe v. Wade: Speaking out to defend womens reproductive rights

Overturning Roe v. Wade: Speaking out to defend women’s reproductive rights

By Bella Caruso, Assistant Managing Editor
May 11, 2022

A leaked draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade may be overturned this summer. That decision, issued in 1973, grants all pregnant individuals the legal right to an abortion....

The fight to protect student journalists from censorship

The fight to protect student journalists from censorship

By Gabby Ahitow, Assistant Managing Editor
May 5, 2022

The 1969 court case Tinker v. Des Moines ruled that students do not “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate." Twenty years later, the case Hazelwood...

An assessment: property tax myths and misunderstandings

An assessment: property tax myths and misunderstandings

By Joe Battaglia
April 19, 2022

There is tremendous confusion in the community about the assessment process and how property assessments impact taxes. Inevitably and invariably, I find there to be a misperception that the assessor is...

Developers should build small apartment projects to foster community

Developers should build small apartment projects to foster community

By Mia Ritossa
April 12, 2022

The future of Westchester is heavily influenced by how communities tackle housing. Housing environment requirements have made great advancements since the early 1900s. But many dwellings have not...

Are we creating a stronger patriarchy? Dangers of exclusive feminism

Are we creating a stronger patriarchy? Dangers of exclusive feminism

By Kate Ely, Staff Reporter
April 8, 2022

I have always thought of myself as a feminist. I am brutally aware of and have experienced the countless societal limits and frequent condescension of being a female, and I have been angry for as long...

Providence House Shelter in New Rochelle.

Housing is human right: Without it, sense of security and mental health are undermined

By Eloise McGibbon
April 1, 2022

No one, from children to the elderly, should wake up wondering if they have a place to sleep that night. Housing directly impacts our sense of security, and the human right to live in safety should...

At one point, donations to aid families after the apartment fire in the Tremont section of the Bronx overwhelmed the organizations collecting.

Power of community brings aid after devastation of Bronx fire

By Alessandra Biaggi
February 8, 2022

On Jan. 9, the Bronx was devastated by a horrific fire in Tremont, a few short blocks away from District 34. This tragedy—the worst the Bronx has experienced in 40 years—left an undeniable mark on...

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