The Student News Site of Bay Shore High School, Bay Shore, NY

MAROON ECHO

MAROON ECHO

The Student News Site of Bay Shore High School, Bay Shore, NY

Important Dates
  • Third Quarter Ends: April 1
  • Spring Break: April 15-22
  • Senior Banquet: March 9
  • February Break: 2/21-2/25
  • Second Quarter ends 1/28
Recent Scores
  • Jan 25 / Boys BowlingBay Shore High School - 23, West Babylon - 10
  • Jan 25 / Girls BowlingBay Shore High School - 25, Bellport - 14
  • Jan 24 / Boys BasketballBay Shore High School - 67, Newfield - 49
  • Jan 24 / Girls BasketballBay Shore High School - 30, Newfield - 51
  • Jan 21 / Boys BasketballBay Shore High School - 62, Commack - 61
  • Jan 21 / Girls BasketballBay Shore High School - 24, Commack - 57
  • Jan 20 / Boys BowlingBay Shore High School - 30, West Islip - 3
  • Jan 20 / Girls BowlingBay Shore High School - 37, Copiague - 3
  • Dec 17 / Boys WrestlingBay Shore High School - 24, Northport - 46
  • Dec 12 / Boys WrestlingBay Shore High School - 0, Patchogue-Medford - 75

MAROON ECHO

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Thanks to new CDC rules and plexiglass shields, student desks have been moved closer together permitting five-day-a-week learning. While the virtual model is still offered, about 75 percent of the student body returned to normal classes.
Plexiglass shields, closer desks greet students returning to a regular schedule
Alyson Swenson, Junior • May 11, 2021

             Anthony Degraffe got a glimpse of normalcy at school the week of April 5 when he went to school for five consecutive days - the first time since March 2020.              “Going back will give...

Photo by Lucia Milza

Over 525 students are learning virtually this year as a result of the pandemic, according to guidance department figures. Virtual learners must sign in to their computers for class and remain in attendance, doing all the assignments from their own homes.
Virtual learning - When staying home means you aren't playing hooky
Alyson Swenson, Junior • March 15, 2021

What once was a school day filled with students frantically scrambling at the sound of the bell now consists of Kaelyn Pellmen, junior, sitting at her desk, utterly alone.  With a simple click of a button, she’s ready...

Photo by Alyson Swenson

Students sit at socially distanced desks on the day they are scheduled for in-school attendance. The district instituted a hybrid schedule that permits only half the class to attend on alternate days to allow for spacing between pupils. Students utilize Chromebooks to minimize papers exchanging hands; they also use the laptops on days they are at home.
Hybrid learning gives students a taste of in-school normalcy
Hailey Darsoo, Rangel Minaya, and Alyson Swenson March 12, 2021

     Prior to the 2020-2021 school year, the community was introduced to hybrid learning - a blend of in-person and online education. Families were given the option for their child to attend school every other day with...

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Testing, masks, quarantining all mark athletics in a COVID world
Testing, masks, quarantining all mark athletics in a COVID world
Gabrielle Baker, Sophomore • May 11, 2021

Just like the rest of the world, coaches and student athletes have had to adapt to pandemic restrictions, whether it be wearing a mask while continuing to play their sport,...

Cardboard cutouts of family and friends of student athletes fill the stands in the gymnasium. The cutouts are part of the Fill the Stands program which works to give athletes virtual fans to play for during the pandemic. The number of spectators has been limited since sports returned in March.
Bleachers filled with virtual fans to support athletes during pandemic
Cyndi Heraclio, Junior • May 11, 2021

Classrooms and cafeterias weren’t the only places where social distancing rules impacted the number of people allowed in a location. The stands in the gym were sparsely...

When a home game isnt at home
When a home game isn't at home
June 3, 2019

By Colleen Lopez-Buckley and Kyleigh Stehle      Want to see a lacrosse game? Walk across Perkal Street to the athletic fields.   Is a baseball game in the cards?...

Camryn Garrett, a 2019 graduate, published her first novel, Full DIsclosure, which she wrote when she was 16 years old and still a student at the high school. The book was named one of BuzzFeeds best YA novels last year. Her second YA book, Off  the Record, comes out in May.
Bay Shore grad publishes YA novel she wrote in high school
Hailey Darsoo, Junior • March 11, 2021

      Ask any teacher about alum Camryn Garrett and they will probably tell you she was constantly reading.      “She was never, and I mean never, not holding a book,” said Nell Kalter, English teacher, who...

Kaylin Morales, freshman, shows off her Fenty
Rihanna finds new success with makeup line targeted to women of color
June 2, 2019

By Camryn Garrett and Hope Scalici Rihanna has added a new title to her list of talents: beauty industry mogul. With the debut of Fenty Beauty last year, the singer addressed a lack of makeup available for women of...

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Taylor Swift controversy helps make Netflix show popular

Taylor Swift controversy helps make Netflix show popular

March 15, 2021

The Netflix original series Ginny & Georgia recently created a buzz when a line from the show didn’t...

Everything old is new again at thrift stores

Everything old is new again at thrift stores

November 19, 2018

Thrift shops are huge. The idea of going vintage has been on the rise, with the resale and thrifting...

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Peacock’s ‘Brave New World’ proves adage ‘Don’t mess with success’
‘Ginny and Georgia’ is mindless fun despite cringe-worthy writing

‘Ginny and Georgia’ is mindless fun despite cringe-worthy writing

April 30, 2021

Here’s a look at some popular streaming sites

March 16, 2021

Viewers stream to new Internet-based entertainment channels

Viewers stream to new Internet-based entertainment channels

March 11, 2021

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OPINION: Upcoming Supreme Court case threatens student free speech

March 12, 2021

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