The Red & Black

The future of this popular app for younger generations hangs in the balance as cyber security concerns fuel plans to ban TikTok from US consumers.

US Plans to Ban TikTok in Motion

September 21, 2020

If you been one the internet between the past three years, you’ll know how popular the app ‘TikTok’ has gotten. With around 100 million American users on the app, it was ...

This photo, from the Florida Institute of Technology represents precisely the balance that people seek when spending time at home.  Mental and physical health work synergistically to establish a positive sense of self.

Make the Most of Your Time at Home

September 21, 2020

Although the return to school has added to people’s schedules significantly, the lack of extracurricular activities and social gatherings have left abu...

Signs of Life on Venus? What We Know So Far

Caption for image: The picture on the right shown the clouds of phosphine forming in the atmosphere of Venus, while the picture of the left is without the clouds.  

Gail Comiskey, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

Just this Monday, the unimaginable has been discovered. NASA has spotted a phosphine cloud in the Venus' toxic atmosphere.  The likely response from most people reading this is, "Okay.......

The future of traditional driver's ed. hangs in the balance during the pandemic as students eagerly await their turn to get behind the wheel.

Easing Off the Breaks With Drivers’ Ed.

September 13, 2020

One of the most thrilling aspects of being an upperclassman in high school is learning how to drive.  This is the key step to obtaining that prized p...

The Coronavirus Creates Confusion and Panic

Much of the panic surrounding this new virus is a lack of knowledge. Stay informed and healthy by keeping up with news and CDC updates regarding any outbreak in your area.

Gail Comiskey, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

On all outlets of media, you are bound to hear some utterances about the latest epidemic, the Coronavirus. This virus, which began in China, has left the world fea...

By limiting your purchases of clothing that is considered

Why is “Fast Fashion” So Harmful?

February 7, 2020

Fast Fashion is “inexpensive clothing produced rapidly by mass-market retailers in response to the latest trends.” And it’s destroying our plane...

Many students and faculty have been wearing their shirts in solidarity with Dezy this week to honor his memory.


January 29, 2020

   Matt "Dezy" DiStefano, Sachem  North High School teacher and volleyball coach, passed away from cancer at the age of forty-two however; his fight...

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A New Light in Our Community

January 16, 2020

To the delight of many Patchogue residents, a new twenty-two foot solar powered lighthouse was erected in Sandspit Marina in Patchogue. Many may know thi...

Sidewalks for Student Safety

January 13, 2020

Each year, the Generation Citizen Civics class comes up with something they think is an issue in the community they would like to resolve. “This cla...

Little People's Child Care has been a Medford institution, serving the people of our community and school for over 40 years. Now, their fate is undetermined as they look for a new location.

On the Hunt for a New Home

January 7, 2020

Since its doors opened in 1974, Little People’s center has been a child care fixture of the community. Family owned and operated since the early 1980s,...

We're closing out another decade this season so, we've got all the major events from the last 10 years.

Decade Recap

December 20, 2019

The decade is ending and teenagers all around the world don’t know how to feel about it. We are growing up and it’s a concept that’s hard to grasp....

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All The Latest News from Pat-Med and Beyond

December 13, 2019

Around Patchogue-Medford: Saxton is having their Winter Banquet hosted by their G.O. on December 13 at 7pm. The ACT exam is being held on Satur...

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