Iroquois Middle School






A look inside the WIRO production room. Photo: Kate Bunster

On Air!: Iroquois students broadcast the school news

BY KATE BUNSTER Gazette Reporter “Evan are we ready?,” shouted Frank Adamo. Evan Belkin stood in the production room in front of a green screen, ready to deliver the daily forecast. It seemed as if he had been doing this…


Ethan Rackliffe stands proudly in front of the signs he helped create against tobacco marketing. 

Photo: Kate Bunster

Reality check offered on tobacco

BY KATE BUNSTER Gazette Reporter Eighteen schools in the Capital Region have united in a movement against the marketing of tobacco to youth. Since Nov. 12, “Reality Check Youth” members have decorated the grounds of their schools with 203 reasons…





EPIC students at Iroquois Middle School show off their Healthy Hero and Unhealthy Villian figures. (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter)

An EPIC endeavor

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Nico Popeleski holds up a pair of cardboard figures about as big as he is and points to a cloud of paper labels stuck all over each one. The first, nicknamed the “Unhealthy…