The Wire

Peter Phelan, Lead Writer

Peter Phelan is a senior at Monroe-Woodbury and a lead writer for The Wire News. In school, his favorite subjects are math and English, and in addition to Newspaper, he participates in Mock Trial as Co-President. Outside of school, he enjoys talking with friends, taking walks through the woods in his backyard, and playing soccer. He watches a lot of TV, with Better Call Saul and Bojack Horseman as his personal favorite shows. At home, he has a bearded dragon named Rey as a pet. After high school, Peter wants to attend college out of state to major in business, before going into Law School to become an attorney. Once he has a stable job, he wants to try his hand at a variety of hobbies, including filmmaking and creative writing.

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Squid Game: Season One Review

Squid Game: Season One Review

November 22, 2021

Squid Game is Netflix’s new South Korean hit series: it is dark, political, shocking, and a perfect amount of imperfection. Revolving around 456 debt-ridden entrants in a deadly competition with the...

Google Meet Tips to Help You Deal Better with Remote School

Google Meet Tips to Help You Deal Better with Remote School

March 22, 2021

Students are logging into Google Meets for several hours every day. Here are some tips to make your Meet experience better. When waking up for your first class in the morning, avoid rolling out of bed...

Opinion: Teachers Need to Revamp Group Projects

February 8, 2021

You’ve finally finished reading A Tale of Two Cities for English, when your teacher speaks those fateful words: “Now, we’ll begin working on a group project.” It's a situation that all high schoolers...

What is the Impact of Remote Learning on Snow Days?

What is the Impact of Remote Learning on Snow Days?

October 30, 2020

Turning pajamas inside out. Putting ice cubes in the toilet. Feverishly checking Ben Noll’s Twitter page for updates. Will remote learning make these traditions a relic of the past? A traditional...

Teachers and Students Reflect on Distance Learning Difficulties

Teachers and Students Reflect on Distance Learning Difficulties

June 10, 2020

By the time the 2019-20 school year ends, students and teachers at Monroe-Woodbury will have completed nearly three months of remote learning. The transition into remote learning, propelled by the COVID-19...

Both Tense and Funny, “Blindspotting” is Flush With Thoughtful Social Commentary

May 27, 2020

I became interested in watching the movie "Blindspotting" because the actor/rapper Daveed Diggs co-wrote and starred in it. I became a fan of Daveed after I listened to the albums he produced with...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo provides a coronavirus update during a press conference in the Red Room at the State Capitol.

Governor Cuomo Provides Update on Coronavirus Outbreak

April 27, 2020

Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York State, holds daily press conferences during which he updates the public on the status of COVID-19 in New York State. Typically, Cuomo gives a presentation with the aid...

Hudson Valley Students Turn to New Zealand Meteorologist Ben Noll for Good News During Bad Weather

Hudson Valley Students Turn to New Zealand Meteorologist Ben Noll for Good News During Bad Weather

February 14, 2020

In his downtime, you can find him panning for gold, taking aerial videos with his drone, or exploring the New Zealand countryside. It’s not surprising then that some people think meteorologist Ben Noll...

Film Review: The Lighthouse Expands Upon Director Robert Eggers Unique Visual Style in this Gripping Tale

Film Review: The Lighthouse Expands Upon Director Robert Eggers’ Unique Visual Style in this Gripping Tale

January 16, 2020

In his sophomore film The Lighthouse (2019), Robert Eggers once again proves himself as a visually groundbreaking director with a distinct style and an obvious passion for his work. Egger’s debut...

A small number of dedicated students pursue the comprehensive diploma

A small number of dedicated students pursue the comprehensive diploma

June 6, 2019

With graduation in a few weeks, a small percentage of students at the high school are working to obtain a comprehensive diploma. The Comprehensive Diploma is a diploma that students can earn by meeting...

Parent-teacher conferences can benefit everyone involved

April 3, 2019

Parent-teacher conferences took place at Monroe-Woodbury High School on March 19, 21, and 28. Conferences provide a chance for parents to interact with teachers and for teachers to discuss academic...

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