Pelham Examiner

Julia Findikyan, Staff Reporter

Julia Findikyan is a current eighth grader at Pelham Middle School. She discovered her love for news 4 years ago, writing for the Colonial Times. She keeps herself busy with theater, soccer, baking, and ukulele. Julia has a twin (who also writes), and she especially loves playing with her dog, Henry. Although she is busy, she loves being a staff reporter for the Pelham Examiner!

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PWP and Mount Vernon’s BUMP showcase ‘Black History in the Making’ with video series

March 5, 2021

Progressive Women of Pelham partnered with Tha BUMP to create a video showcase called "Black History in the Making." Members of the community nominated influential leaders from Pelham and Mount Vernon...

Bushong describes being 'swamped' after opening Sound Chicken, talks about plans

Bushong describes being ‘swamped’ after opening Sound Chicken, talks about plans

February 8, 2021

With the array of fast food spots serving chicken, Clay Bushong took note and created Sound Chicken, a retro grab-on-the-go restaurant that combines two of his interests: music and chicken. It has already...

Covid-19 brings global bike shortage to Pelham

Covid-19 brings global bike shortage to Pelham

January 4, 2021

If you have taken a stroll down Wolf's Lane, you may have seen the "Global Bike Shortage" sign posted in the window of local bicycle shop, Danny's Cycles. As the sign suggests, if you're like many and...

$30 for Disney's live-action 'Mulan starting Friday on streaming service; should you watch?

$30 for Disney’s live-action ‘Mulan starting Friday on streaming service; should you watch?

September 4, 2020

Disney's 1998 animated film "Mulan" follows the story of a Chinese girl who was always told her one job in life was to get matched, then married and bring honor to her family. However, when China is attacked,...

Top 10 socially safe (mainly outside) summer activities to do with friends

Top 10 socially safe (mainly outside) summer activities to do with friends

August 10, 2020

The other day, my calendar said that there were four weeks until September. Yes, you read that right. Summer really did go by quickly, and because of Covid, some kids didn't do many camps or activities...

Easy quarantine baking for when you're hungry—or bored

Easy quarantine baking for when you’re hungry—or bored

May 12, 2020

Over the past five weeks, we've all been been dealing with our recent time at home in different ways. And I'm sure everyone has said, thought or heard these two words: "I'm bored." To cure this boredom,...

Quarantine countdown Vol. 2: Best TV shows to watch while stuck in your home

Quarantine countdown Vol. 2: Best TV shows to watch while stuck in your home

April 22, 2020

Wow, we're impressed! We cannot believe that you watched ALL the movies that we recommended in our first article. Give yourself a pat on the back. However, it's understandable to be craving something longer...

Quarantine countdown: Must-watch movies while stuck in your home

Quarantine countdown: Must-watch movies while stuck in your home

April 1, 2020

During your time in quarantine, it might become increasingly harder to occupy yourself with something to do as your choices are limited to the confines of your home. With your normal, habitual routine...

The U.S. Constitution

The power of freedom of assembly let one become part of many marching to stop school shootings

January 24, 2020

As my dad lifted me up on his shoulders, I could see thousands of people packed in the streets, all waiting to march. This is the power of assembly. This is freedom. Free speech and assembly are important...

Researcher Kim Jaimes mixes science with raising family and passion for running and painting

Researcher Kim Jaimes mixes science with raising family and passion for running and painting

October 18, 2019

It is not often you meet someone who has BS in biology, is training to run a 10K, trilingual, paints pet portraits, sings and does medical editing. But Pelham resident Kim Jaimes does that and more. Jaimes...

Armenian people still living in containers after 1988 earthquake; children's center provides hope

Armenian people still living in containers after 1988 earthquake; children’s center provides hope

July 3, 2019

GYUMRI, Armenia - On December 7, 1988 at 11:41 a.m. disaster struck the second largest city in Armenia. In less than a minute, an earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale killed 25,000 people, trapped...

Sixth grade fairy-tale authors chosen to share their stories with Pelham second graders

Sixth grade fairy-tale authors chosen to share their stories with Pelham second graders

April 3, 2019

Thirty sixth grade students rushed out of their first period classes at Pelham Middle School on March 21 to head back to their alma maters. These students were selected to read to the second graders at...

Meet PMHS alumni Oz Coto-Chang, the man behind youth services at Pelham library

Meet PMHS alumni Oz Coto-Chang, the man behind youth services at Pelham library

February 8, 2019

We've all been to the Pelham Public Library to check out a few books or to find a quiet place to study. But many don't pause to consider who makes the library so special. For ten years, Youth services...

Inside the Senior Haunted House: class president Joey Silva on the Halloween tradition

Inside the Senior Haunted House: class president Joey Silva on the Halloween tradition

October 29, 2018

With senior class president Joey Silva running the show, Pelham Memorial High School is readying itself to host the annual Senior Haunted House on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 7-9 P.M. at the high school. How...

Guess.

Our trials and tales and tricks—as twins

August 14, 2018

Julia and Kira Findikyan, staff reporters for the Pelham Examiner, are identical twins. In this dialogue, they talk about how doctors and their parents worked to keep track of who was who before their...

TILW Summer Experience moves from PMS to Eastchester; officials won't give specifics on why

TILW Summer Experience moves from PMS to Eastchester; officials won’t give specifics on why

July 16, 2018

Last summer, kids entered Pelham Middle School excited, as they had for many years. Not for summer school, or for any school at all. For summer camp. Offered the week after school ended, the Teacher...

Dr. Michael Prisco follows father’s footsteps in orthodontics business

June 22, 2018

Kids of all ages sit in bright blue Yankee Stadium seats looking at paintings, signed photographs or pictures of tooth fairies playing baseball made by kids. Whatever they are doing, they are all waiting...

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