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Alex Liu, Managing Editor

Alex Liu is a senior at Monroe-Woodbury High School. This is his third year at The Wire News. This year, he is the Managing Editor for the club. He plays trombone for the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Pep Band. He is a member of the Chess Club and the Math Team. Alex enjoys reading and talking to his fellow classmates. He enjoys jazz and classical music. His favorite classes are Calculus B/C with Mr. Agro and AP Biology with Mr. Lewis.  He is excited for the start of the year, and he hopes for the best with this year’s The Wire News.

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Mr. Tripodo, the New Director of Security and Emergency Management,  outside his office on B floor

Meet Mr. Tripodo: From New York State Trooper to Monroe-Woodbury’s Director of Security and Emergency

April 15, 2022

Mr. Tripodo was appointed as Director of Security and Emergency Management of the Monroe-Woodbury High School in December 2021. Mr. Tripodo retired from the New York State Police in December of 2020, but...

Warframe: A Steep Learning Curve but a Rewarding Adventure

Warframe: A Steep Learning Curve but a Rewarding Adventure

February 19, 2022

If you don’t like grinding, don’t play this game. However, if you’re like me, and you like sinking hundreds and thousands of hours into video games, this could be just the game for you. Warframe...

Remnant: From the Ashes Game Review

Remnant: From the Ashes Game Review

February 15, 2022

Remnant: From the Ashes is a third-person shooter action RPG created by Gunfire Games. It has been an absolute blast to play both solo and with friends and I wholeheartedly recommend this game. Remnant’s...

Halo Infinite: A Nostalgic Trip for many returning Halo fans

Halo Infinite: A Nostalgic Trip for many returning Halo fans

January 13, 2022

The classic and refreshing Halo experience is back with its newest rendition in Halo Infinite, a first-person shooter game, in which players are able to play as Spartans or the famous Master Chief in the...

Senior Evan Liu Qualified as a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

Senior Evan Liu Qualified as a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

October 29, 2021

Monroe-Woodbury High School senior Evan Liu is one of the few students that has qualified to be a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist this year. As a Semifinalist, Evan is one of 16,000 students across...

Review: Valorant is an Extremely Promising Free-To-Play Game

Review: Valorant is an Extremely Promising Free-To-Play Game

May 6, 2021

Valorant is a free-to-play tactical shooter created by Riot Games, the creators of League of Legends. If you’ve ever played CS:GO, you will understand the basic gameplay mechanics. The big twist is the...

Alex Lius Island at the moment.

Penguin Isle is Well Designed, Simplistic and Enjoyable

April 12, 2021

Penguin Isle is a relaxing idle game that you can download for free. It is currently available on both the App Store and Google Play. Penguin Isle centers around building up an island of penguins. That’s...

The Book Club had its last in-person meeting to discuss Enchanted Air over a year ago.

Clubs Get Approval to Start Meeting In-Person Again

March 23, 2021

School clubs have been approved to hold in-person meetings under the COVID-19 guidelines put out by Orange County.  Following success with the reopening of sports for the winter season, the decision...

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Is a Must-Play for Star Wars Fans

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Is a Must-Play for Star Wars Fans

February 25, 2021

The idea of games set in the Star Wars Universe has always been popular. Star Wars Battlefront 2 delivers on that idea with large scale battles between the Jedi and the Sith. While there are some issues,...

Review: Cyberpunk 2077 is a Glitchy and Unpolished Mess

Review: Cyberpunk 2077 is a Glitchy and Unpolished Mess

January 25, 2021

Cyberpunk 2077 is a major landmark in the history of video games. It was marketed as one of the best and most expansive RPGs in history. The game was in development for 8 years, since 2012. After all that...

Review: Retro Style Into the Breach is More Complicated than Chess

Review: Retro Style “Into the Breach” is More Complicated than Chess

January 15, 2021

Robots, aliens, and pixels? While Into the Breach may have the art style of a game from the 80s or 90s, the quality and polish of this game say otherwise.  Into the Breach is a turn-based strategy...

Pendragon Continues Tradition of Publishing Literature and Art Magazine

December 16, 2020

This year, Pendragon is continuing its tradition of being a showcase of student writing and art, even with the circumstances the club has been put in by  COVID-19. For students who haven't heard of...

Review: Totally Accurate Battle Simulator is Quite the Spectacle

Review: “Totally Accurate Battle Simulator” is Quite the Spectacle

November 16, 2020

From peasants to Roman soldiers to gods, Totally Accurate Battle Simulator (TABS) has all the mayhem and nonsense you would want in a sandbox game. TABS, as it's known, is a battle simulation game...

Monroe-Woodbury Adds New Assistant Principal

Monroe-Woodbury Adds New Assistant Principal

November 10, 2020

Ms. Marisol Jackson has recently been appointed as the House B Assistant Principal at the high school. I had the pleasure of interviewing her over email to learn more about her background and her position...

Monroe-Woodbury High School Tentatively Plans for a Pep Rally

Monroe-Woodbury High School Tentatively Plans for a Pep Rally

November 6, 2020

Monroe-Woodbury High School plans to hold the Pep Rally this year, although the specifics of these plans are still in the beginning stages. “With the current social distancing requirements in conjunction...

Review: Genshin Impact is an Incredibly Addicting Free-to-Play Game

Review: “Genshin Impact” is an Incredibly Addicting Free-to-Play Game

October 26, 2020

"Genshin Impact" is a free-to-play action-adventure RPG with a massive open world, and it has made waves within the gaming community in the last few weeks. This game has been wildly popular since its...

“Bad North: Jotunn Edition”

“Bad North: Jotunn Edition”

May 17, 2020

“Bad North: Jotunn Edition” is a small indie game that is truly a joy to play. It doesn’t take up much time and can be played in chunks. It’s a nice relaxing time-waster that’s perfect for the...

Review: Destiny 2: A Great Game to Play With Friends

Review: “Destiny 2”: A Great Game to Play With Friends

May 8, 2020

"Destiny 2" is a first-person looter/shooter with a multitude of weapons, loot, and enemies. It is a free-to-play game on Steam. There are three main modes to play in "Destiny 2." These modes are...

Review: 2018 Game For Honor is an Absolute Must-Buy

Review: 2018 Game “For Honor” is an ‘Absolute Must-Buy’

April 23, 2020

"For Honor" (2018) is a third-person fighting game that is currently one of my favorite games, and I feel a lot of people would enjoy it.  This game has been through a lot of changes. Initially, when...

M-Ws new mascot Woodroe has been seen at school events since his debut this fall.

Monroe-Woodbury’s New Mascot Gets a Name

January 16, 2020

Monroe-Woodbury High School‘s new mascot was revealed at the first football game of the year on Friday, September 13, 2019.  In early September, it was announced that the mascot’s name would be...

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