The Red & Black

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...

A beacon to guide those to our fine community.

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....

Updates on news near and far.

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...

Updates on news near and far.

News, News, & More News

November 21, 2019

Around Patchogue-Medford: Oregon Middle School is having a Silent Auction on Friday November 22nd. Over 200 prizes will be given out, you just have to hav...

Unplanned Early Dismissal

Students at the high school were sent home early after a small fire started on the first floor. Although it was extinguished promptly by one of our deans, Mr. Marangi, the fire department still felt it would be best if the building were evacuated for the remainder of the day.

Delaney Reh and Isabella Scuteri

October 10, 2019

A mundane school day turned into another one of Pat-Med’s classic annual early releases. This trend started in 2016 with a power outage, the hallway...

The mysterious Area 51 has been the stuff of legend and its most recent popularity stems from a cult-like movement to

Did They Actually “See Them Aliens”?

September 25, 2019

In early summer 2019, a familiar conspiracy theory was called to light and given a new level of attention: The suspicion of “aliens” living in Area ...

A sampling of activists' protest signs.

Temperatures Are Rising and So Are We

September 24, 2019

You think you’ve heard it all before, I know. You’ve had “ozone layer” and “global warming” as vocabulary words in every science class you’ve...

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