The Eagle’s Cry Interview: Mr. Malossi

 Mr. Malossi: “I was really into alternative rock, rock and roll music and it was big in the 90s. Rap wasn’t as big back then, but it was getting bigger. I wanted to make music; I loved music, so a bunch of my friends and I learned how to play some instruments and it took off slowly from there. A couple years later, we signed a minor record deal.”


 The Eagle’s Cry: What was your part in the band?


 Mr. Malossi: In the first band I played in, I played the guitar and sang backup vocals. Our lead singer left to go to LA so I took over and that’s when we signed a contract, toured, and we were doing better for awhile.”


The Eagle’s Cry: Where are the best places you’ve been to cause of the band?

  Mr. Malossi: “I’ve been to about 46 states, and can honestly say that was a lot of fun.”


 The Eagle’s Cry: What was the best experience you’ve had 

  Mr. Malossi: “We headlined a show out in Seattle with maybe 1,000 people in the place. It was great looking out over a big crowd.”


 The Eagle’s Cry: Why did you leave the band?


 Mr. Malossi: “The year before I left I had driven about 20,000 miles in like 4 months, and I was exhausted. Nobody else in my band wanted to drive.”


 The Eagle’s Cry: What made you want to become a teacher?


 Mr. Malossi: “ I was talking to my cousin; he was a high school senior. I loved talking to him about the books. He was a huge reader.”


 The Eagle’s Cry: What classes do you teach?


 Mr. Malossi: “I teach AP seminar,  journalism , wordplay,  AP lang, and TV news.”


The Eagle’s Cry: What’s the funniest thing a student ever said?


 Mr. Malossi: “A kid once said to a girl in the class,”Can I have your number…I haven’t had a date in 15 years.”


The Eagle’s Cry: How long have you been working @ Bethpage?

“This is my 17th year.”


The Eagle’s Cry: What are some things you didn’t expect when becoming a teacher?

 Mr. Malossi: “The first thing a kid ever said to me in a class at BHS was this: ‘Why the ^$#^^ do I have to be here?’ So, that was a good start!