By Michael Biggiani
In the main office of OBHS, you will find the school district’s new Publicity Director, Mrs. Felicia Febrizio. As all of us know, our beloved Tom Gould retired from the school district last year. When I sat down with Mrs. Febrizio and asked her about her expectations concerning her new position, she made it clear that she is “ready to take the challenge head on” and “is very excited to be here at Oyster Bay.”
By Shania Kuo
With the retirement of Mrs.Vigliotti, the former teacher of ninth grade English Honors and College Writing, students eagerly awaited to see who would take her place. Here, Dr. Deidre Faughey steps in to teach Oyster Bay High School’s students the knowledge she attained as a graduate from Bard College with a Master’s degree in English. She also earned her doctorate in teaching and curriculum from Teacher’s College, Columbia University.
By Mikah Covelli
The 2017-2018 school year represents an exciting, fresh start for many at Oyster Bay; not only have a new wave of seventh graders commenced their junior high journey, but new teaching staff have also arrived at OBHS, eager to impart their knowledge to a new student body. Included in this group of unfamiliar faculty is Ms. Jenny Alvarado, a high school Spanish teacher hailing from Hempstead, NY.
By Steven Keehner
I’ve never been one for goodbyes. It's not that I can’t handle them, I’m actually just “not good” at them. I never know what words to say. Or, if I do by rare chance know what to say, I never know how to say it. Although saying farewell to The Harbour Voice was something I always knew I would have to do, I never expected it to actually happen. It's like when you're having a perfect day; you know it will end, but you'd rather live in the now, instead of looking ahead. That's what The Harbour Voice is like to me: a perfect day.
By Giselle Grassi
The Class of 2017 is truly a special one, as seen from their outstanding homecoming performance, their involvement in our school community and their kind gestures in our hallways here at Oyster Bay High School. Every student in the class has excelled tremendously throughout his or her years here at Oyster Bay, but two particular Baymen have raised the expectations that we all have for Valedictorian and Salutatorian, and their names are Jack Casey and Jed Kaiser.
By Jed Kaiser
Oyster Bay High School’s Class of 2018 just received their first glimpse of the top students in their class. Juniors Sahill Yadav, Terrance Cameron, Jodi Yeh and Keith Cassar each received his or her invitation to the 2017 Oyster Bay High School Graduation, where each will serve as a Graduation Marshall. How are the Graduation Marshalls chosen each year? The four members of the junior class with the highest weighted GPAs earn the distinction. Yep, that’s right. Let the speculation begin. Two of the four Graduation Marshalls are the Valedictorian and Salutatorian of their class. The only question is, who?
By Giselle Grassi
Many acts of kindness often go unnoticed nowadays; we don’t notice our own heroes very often. But I would like to bring to your attention a group of clever moms from Long Island who just so happened to take part in an enormous act of kindness. One of those moms is our very own math tutor, Mrs. Atsidis! Mrs. Atsidis and 13 other moms from Long Island have been working tirelessly to raise over $33,000 for The Morgan Center, a preschool for kids with cancer or other forms of a compromised immune system. Due to their acts of kindness, Ellen DeGeneres of “The Ellen Show” decided to fly these women out to LA for an experience of a lifetime.
By Kevin Hart
Have you ever noticed that it’s an absolute nightmare to get from point A to point B in the halls of our school? Have you ever noticed that there’s always that one guy or girl who’s going against the flow of hallway traffic? We all have.
The thing is, the hallways and the way people navigate them is surprisingly similar to the laws of the road. Move at a pace not too fast, but not too slow, don’t veer onto the wrong side of the road, and don’t be a fool behind the wheel. However, many people have ignored these golden rules and end up making fools out of themselves by bumping into doors, or people.