Troop 228 Graduates 11 Eagle Scouts in Class of ‘22

By Nick Cirillo, President Eagle Scouts Nick Cirillo, Nathan Bellio, Brunon Kaminski, Conor McCooey, Robert Moore III, Liam Higgins, Josh Zallo, Patrick Marzella, Alex Holmes, and Shane Gannon. (Not pictured: Nick Westhoff)Photo Credit: Donna Marzella Note: This article originally appeared in The Somers Record and on TAPinto Somers. SOMERS, N.Y. - This June, Boy Scout... Continue Reading →

Mathathon: Full of Fun!

By Emma Gordon As a new inductee of the National Math Honor Society (NMHS) this year, I was required to take part in this year’s Mathathon to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The NMHS has prepared for this event since back in January. Originally scheduled for May 16th and moved to May 23rd... Continue Reading →

The Rise of Girls’ Varsity Ice Hockey

By Dahlia Weinstein Have you ever heard of an all-girls varsity ice hockey team? Both Putnam and Westchester County school districts are represented on the Section 1 East Green Wave hockey team. In 2018, the program was founded by Tess Brogan, the Section 1 coordinator and coach of the Rockland Rockies, and Stacey Wierl, the... Continue Reading →

Easy Crochet Swimsuit Top Tutorial

By Sienna DeMarinis, Vice President Looking for a new swimsuit as the warm weather rolls around? Maybe thinking about a new summer hobby to get into? Well, I have the perfect solution for you. Head over to Michaels, grab some yarn and hooks, and get crocheting! Crocheting is a super cool and super easy way... Continue Reading →

Hydroflask Review

By Olivia Biolsi, Secretary Many of us, especially those from our generation, remember the VSCO trend that took the world by storm a few years back. An avalanche of seashell necklaces, ‘save the turtles’ and heavily filtered aesthetic photos by the beach. One of the few aspects of that trend that outlasted the craze itself... Continue Reading →

Everything, Everywhere, All at Once Review

By Nick Cirillo, President NOTE: Everything, Everywhere, All at Once is Rated R. Everything, Everywhere, All at Once follows Evelyn Wang (Michelle Yeoh), a Chinese-American immigrant who runs a laundromat with her husband, Waymond (Ke Huy Quan), as she attempts to solve the mess that has become of her tax filings for her laundromat. …No,... Continue Reading →

Parrhesia – Review

By Nick Cirillo, President Animals as Leaders music is altogether bizarre, yet innately logical, chaotic in composition yet crisp in production. The first album, self-titled Animals as Leaders, is the djent brainchild of guitar virtuoso Tosin Abasi, a fusion of technical shredding, constantly shifting meter, and synth backings to electric guitar. Animals as Leaders made... Continue Reading →

My 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend Experience

By Benji Cutler On October 24, 2020, I celebrated my Bar Mitzvah with a virtual Zoom service and small get-togethers with my family and friends. However, because of COVID, I couldn’t celebrate with a normal party. To replace my party, I asked my parents if we could go to Cleveland to see my favorite team... Continue Reading →

All Shook Up – Behind the Scenes

By Sienna DeMarinis, Vice President On March 11th and 13th, the Somers Musical Company performed three shows of the musical All Shook Up. Having two shows in one day was not something we planned, but the cast of All Shook Up combatted the weather and time changes and put on three amazing performances. Now, I... Continue Reading →

Spider-Man Movies, Ranked

By Benji Cutler Alright, I am finally back, starting with a ranking of all 9 Spider-Man movies. This doesn’t include the Venom movies, but I’m guessing they’d be towards the bottom. The live action version of Spider-Man has been portrayed by 3 actors. The first being Tobey Maguire, the second being Andrew Garfield and the... Continue Reading →

All Shook Up – SHS Winter Musical

By Nick Cirillo, President Even as winter becomes spring, I think it’s still alright to call this year’s production of All Shook Up a winter musical – after all, showings on “Friday, Saturday, and Sunday” became one on Friday and two on Sunday after an icy and hopefully-final breath of freezing air from the leaving... Continue Reading →

Should Homework Be a Thing?

By Olivia Biolsi, Secretary There is an ongoing debate about whether students should have homework in school. Is there a certain age it should start or end? Should it even exist? School is supposed to be a 6-hour thing, yet somehow it seems to extend hours beyond that. For better or for worse, homework is... Continue Reading →

Brownie Cookies Recipe Review

By Olivia Biolsi, Secretary When you want an easy, delicious and unhealthy treat, these cookies are the perfect fix. They take less than a half hour in total and make 24 cookies if you scoop the dough just right (I usually eat too much of it in the process and it ends up making like... Continue Reading →

Six of Crows Book Review

By Sienna DeMarinis, Vice President Six of Crows is the first book in a YA fantasy duology by Leigh Bardugo. Leigh Bardugo is known for her novels set in the “Grishaverse,” where there are magical beings and many different countries/territories. These books follow different characters who may bump into each other occasionally (or at least... Continue Reading →

Winter Coffeehouse 2022

By Nick Cirillo, President “Finally,” you must be thinking, “Nick’s barrage of Schoology posts is over!” You would be correct – for now. Yesterday, March 2nd was Coffeehouse, the Tri-M Music Honor Society’s biannual event for student musicians to perform for their friends and enjoy coffee, hot chocolate, and a plethora of baked goods from... Continue Reading →

Are Our Devices Listening to Us?

By Nick Cirillo, President Doubtless by now you have heard the ubiquitous calling card of a smart assistant, whether that be “Alexa,” “Hey Siri,” or “OK Google.” But have you ever wondered if these assistants, supposedly made to simplify our digital devices, have a more nefarious purpose? Researchers at Northeastern University’s Khoury College of Computer... Continue Reading →

Somers Winter Track Sectionals

By Sienna DeMarinis, Vice President On February 9th, the Somers winter track team took yet another trip to the city to the infamous indoor Armory track— although this wasn’t just a regular meet, it was Sectionals! Now, as a part of the winter track team, I can confidently say that after winning Leagues the team... Continue Reading →

SHS Senior Emily Dodd Named Regeneron STS Scholar

By Nick Cirillo, President Each year, about 1,800 student scientists across the United States submit their research to the prestigious Regeneron Science Talent Search in hopes that their research will be highlighted. This January, Somers senior Emily Dodd was selected as one of the nation’s top 300 student scientists, winning $2,000 each for her and... Continue Reading →

Sidney’s Apple Cake Recipe

By Olivia Biolsi, Secretary This is a great wintertime recipe, perfect for a snow day! It only takes about 15 minutes to prepare, and 1 hour in the oven. Ingredients: 2 ¼ cup flour1 ½ cup sugar2 teaspoons baking soda1 teaspoon ground ginger2 teaspoons cinnamon½ teaspoon salt½ cup melted butter (one stick)2 teaspoons lemon juice2... Continue Reading →

Shadow and Bone Series Review

By Sienna DeMarinis, Vice President The Shadow and Bone book series is a YA fantasy trilogy that has been recently adapted to a Netflix show. Now, having recently finished reading an epic fantasy series, I was hesitant to start a new one. I had spent months reading the Throne of Glass series, and was nervous... Continue Reading →

The Class of 2022’s Mr. Somers Is…

By Nick Cirillo, President We’ve all heard the announcements, paired with the interesting music choice of “Crazy Frog.” This year’s Mr. Somers, hosted by seniors Johnny Crecco and Franceso Gioffre, was a great way to send off the end of school in 2021. Five contestants vied for the cape and crown this year – Robert... Continue Reading →

Activities to Try in the New Year

By Sienna DeMarinis, Vice President With December breezing past, the New Year approaches. Along with the New Year comes New Year's Resolutions. Now I know, nearly every person has, at least one time in their lives, made a New Year’s resolution similar to this: This year, I’m going to work out every single day. Like... Continue Reading →

Somers Seniors Achieve Eagle Scout

By Nicholas Cirillo, President Somers seniors Liam Higgins, Conor McCooey, and Robert Moore III before receiving their Eagle Scout awards On December 5th, 2021, I served as the Master of Ceremonies of the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Somers seniors Conor McCooey, Robert Moore III, and Liam Higgins. Becoming an Eagle Scout is not... Continue Reading →

Book Series Review: Throne of Glass

By Sienna DeMarinis, Vice President Throne of Glass is an eight-book long, young adult series that takes place in the fantastical land of Erilea. This is a fantasy series following the world’s best assassin, Celaena Sardothien. Celaena is the best assassin in all of the lands— but ironically, she’s currently in a prison known as... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Thanksgiving Foods

By Nick Cirillo, President NOTE: The following article is satire, mostly. Now that Thanksgiving is over and the winter holidays have begun, we can all be sure that local grocery stores, Walmarts, and Targets will start stocking their shelves with Thanksgiving decorations for next year. If you’re not sure what to serve on November 24th,... Continue Reading →

Death Note Review

By Sienna DeMarinis Death Note is a 37 episode anime that will have you hooked from the beginning. Now, I know that some people may shy away from this show because it is anime. But, I must say— this show is so worth the watch even if you’re not an “anime” fan. I decided to... Continue Reading →

How the STIC Method Can Help You Learn

By Nick Cirillo, President Through learning, we can change our habits, develop a new skill, and succeed academically. To maximize how much and how quickly we learn, we need to know how to learn effectively.   The classic study strategies, however – like reviewing class notes, flipping through dozens of flashcards, and cramming in during... Continue Reading →

Disney in Concert

By Olivia Biolsi, Secretary For the first time since the fall of 2019, the SHS drama club was finally able to give a live, in-person performance. And what better way to step back into the spotlight than with the much-anticipated Disney in Concert show! The triumphant return of in-person Disney in concert was well-attended by... Continue Reading →

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