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  • Fun at the Rochester Lilac Festival

    Fun at the Rochester Lilac Festival

    Kristina Fisher, 10, Webster

    June 13, 2017

      One of Rochester’s most fun festivals is the Lilac festival, which occurs every year in May! The Lilac festival is a festival that showcases A bunch of lilac bushes that are in a park called Highland Park! It is amazing to see so many lilacs in person. There are 1200 lilac bushes in Highland ...

  • Food Styling

    Food Styling

    Aimee Quinlan, 11, Valley Stream

    May 30, 2017

    You’re watching a commercial for a restaurant. The food looks so perfect! You suddenly get a huge craving to go to that restaurant. But when you get there, the food looks nothing like it did on the advertisement. So what makes the food look so good on the commercial? My class participated in...

    Gary J. Cichowski / The Chronicle Food stylist Christine Jackson demonstrates how she uses tweezers to place sesame seeds on top of a hamburger bun.

  • Beauty and the Beast – the movie

    Beauty and the Beast – the movie

    Kristina Fisher, 10, Webster

    May 9, 2017

    The new version of Beauty and the Beast is a great movie for children. It is even better than the cartoon version because it gives more detail about this amazing story and it also makes it look so much more real with real actors. One of my thoughts on this movie is that there is a very good theme...

  • Making Bombs For Hitler

    Making Bombs For Hitler

    Emily Nothdurft, 10, Valley Stream

    April 18, 2017

    I would recommend the book Making Bombs For Hitler to kids 9 and up. It is a book that tells about the real life struggle of World War II and the Nazis. In the book a young 10-year-old Ukrainian girl, named Lida is captured by the Germans, as well as her much younger sister Larissa. They are gath...

  • Where The Mountain Meets The Moon

    Where The Mountain Meets The Moon

    Ava Kreutziger, 10, New York

    April 11, 2017

    "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon", by Grace Lin, is a wonderful book that takes place in a small, poor town in China called Fruitless Mountain.   All the villagers were tired of rain. Jade Dragon, who rules all of the clouds, became so mad at their complaints that he stopped the rain so that the...

President Chester A. Arthur’s Gravesite

President Chester A. Arthur’s Gravesite

Makensie Freeman, 9, Lowville

President Chester Arthur's grave is in the Albany Rural Cemetery, Colonie. His wife and son are buried there, too. President Arthur was the 21st President. I wanted to v...

August 15, 2017No Comments

Fun at the Rochester Lilac Festival

Fun at the Rochester Lilac Festival

Kristina Fisher, 10, Webster

  One of Rochester’s most fun festivals is the Lilac festival, which occurs every year in May! The Lilac festival is a festival that showcases A bunch of lilac bush...

June 13, 2017No Comments

Student Council Albany Trip

Student Council Albany Trip

Luke Lopez, 11, Valley Stream

This May I went to Albany with the Student Council of my school. Our Student Council raises money for charities and plans fun activities for the students. When the stud...

June 2, 20171 Comment

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Mrs. Master is a Disaster! by Dan Gutman

Mrs. Master is a Disaster! by Dan Gutman

Makensie Freeman, 9, Lowville

"Mrs. Master is a Disaster!" by Dan Gutman sounds like the book might be a disaster but it is a great book. This book is number eight in a series about "My Weirdest School." It is about a whole class that wants to try...

August 15, 2017No Comments

Bad Ideas make for a good read

Bad Ideas make for a good read

Alyssa Gonzalez, 10, Valley Stream

"The Summer of Bad Ideas," by Kiera Stewart, is about a girl named Edie and her cousin Rae.   They meet each other because their grandmother, Petunia, died and Edie's parents and Rae's dad has to clean out her house.  ...

August 2, 2017No Comments

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A news site for young people across New York State up to 14 years old.
A news site for young people across New York State up to 14 years old.