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Gianluca Polenzani, Staff Reporter

Gianluca is a sophomore at Pelham Memorial High School. He was previously a reporter for the Lion Times at Prospect Hill and is excited to be writing again. He is a member of the varsity swimming and spring track teams, and he is also a part of the jazz band. In his spare time, he enjoys walking his dog, editing and reading.

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Magic words: Consumerism and compression send two Pelham students to regional spelling bee

Magic words: ‘Consumerism’ and ‘compression’ send two Pelham students to regional spelling bee

By Gianluca Polenzani, Staff Reporter
March 6, 2024

In the end, it was consumerism for MacPherson Alderman and compression for Anand Palshikar.   Those two words spelled correctly at the school-district-wide spelling bee qualified both students...

Students gather around the table, collecting motivational quotes and bonding with each other.

PMS Pelham Together Club seeks to relieve stress of testing and gloom of winter for fellow students

By Gianluca Polenzani, Staff Reporter
February 12, 2024

As the month of January ended, midterms and practice state testing began in the high school and middle school. The combination of stress, the winter season and schoolwork can be a struggle for students....

Deadline to donate a Thanksgiving-in-a-Box is Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Deadline to donate a Thanksgiving-in-a-Box is Tuesday at 5 p.m.

By Gianluca Polenzani, Staff Reporter
November 20, 2023

In 2005, the Huguenot Mission Committee brought a cooked Thanksgiving meal to 10 families, but the group wanted to have a greater impact in the future. The initiative partnered with Family Services of...

This is the design for the training center that the Friends of Pelham Sports put together. (Courtesy https://friendsofpelhamsports.org/)

Friends of Pelham Sports more than halfway to fundraising goal for overhaul of PMHS fitness facilities

By Gianluca Polenzani, Staff Reporter
October 23, 2023

Some high school athletes purchase gym memberships even though Pelham Memorial High School has a fitness center and a weight room. The problem is those facilities are outdated and lack some of the features...

PMHS senior Kady Finegan raises $5,000 for Danny Fund and volleyball scholarship fund

PMHS senior Kady Finegan raises $5,000 for Danny Fund and volleyball scholarship fund

By Gianluca Polenzani, Staff Reporter
July 5, 2023

Kady Finegan, a senior at Pelham Memorial High School, recently held a volleyball serve-a-thon in support of two causes, raising $5,000. Finegan partnered with the Lower Hudson Volleyball Association in...

Ban TikTok to protect national security and teen mental health

Ban TikTok to protect national security and teen mental health

By Gianluca Polenzani, Staff Reporter
April 11, 2023

“Some 67% of teens say they ever use TikTok, with 16% of all teens saying they use it constantly,” the Pew Research Center reports in an article. The article, titled “Teens, Social Media and Technology...

Despite complaints, school lunches at PMHS often come out undercooked and lack variety and quality

Despite complaints, school lunches at PMHS often come out undercooked and lack variety and quality

By Gianluca Polenzani, Staff Reporter
March 1, 2023

School lunch has been a source of controversy among students, parents and teachers in the United States. The issue has been highlighted on the internet, as it is full of school food disasters, ranging...

Mount Vernon Animal Shelter announces closure; Humane Society to step in

Mount Vernon Animal Shelter announces closure; Humane Society to step in

By Gianluca Polenzani, Staff Reporter
January 17, 2023

After 48 years of operation, the Mount Vernon Animal Shelter has announced it will close on Jan. 31. According to an Instagram post by the organization, the City of Mount Vernon made the decision to...

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