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President Chester A. Arthur’s Gravesite

President Chester A. Arthur’s Gravesite

Makensie Freeman, 9, Lowville

August 15, 2017


Filed under Articles, Northern New York

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 visit his grave because I like learning about presidents. On his grave you will see the Presidential Seal. There are rocks,...

Fun at the Rochester Lilac Festival

Fun at the Rochester Lilac Festival

Kristina Fisher, 10, Webster

June 13, 2017


Filed under Articles, Showcase, Western New York

  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 ...

Student Council Albany Trip

Student Council Albany Trip

Luke Lopez, 11, Valley Stream

June 2, 2017


Filed under Articles, Long Island

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 students in our school ran for office, we gave speeches explaining why we should be elected to office. Todd Kaminski, our State Senator c...

Food Styling

Food Styling

Aimee Quinlan, 11, Valley Stream

May 30, 2017


Filed under Articles, Long Island, Showcase

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...

Beauty and the Beast – the movie

Beauty and the Beast – the movie

Kristina Fisher, 10, Webster

May 9, 2017


Filed under Articles, Entertainment, Showcase

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...

All County Music Festival

All County Music Festival

Aimee Quinlan, 11, Valley Stream

April 2, 2017


Filed under Articles, Long Island

Beautiful music plays throughout the Tilles Center, as the orchestra performs their songs at the All County Music Festival. The band waits in a hallway leading to the stage, and the chorus practices a few last pieces in their assigned room, before they line up to go on stage. The conductor made sure...

Dissecting

Dissecting

Patrick Biondolillo, 9, Valley Stream

March 21, 2017


Filed under Articles, Long Island

On the last day of my winter break from school I went to the Center for Science Teaching and Learning in Rockville Center again. If you don’t know what CSTL is, look for the article I wrote about it in December. This time, I dissected a squid and a fish. I had rubber gloves on and used a scissor...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Egyptian Exhibit

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Egyptian Exhibit

Dash Alschuler-Pierce, Valley Stream, 11

March 21, 2017


Filed under Articles, Long Island

If you like the Egyptians and want to learn more about them, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is just the right place for you! They have a tremendous Egyptian exhibit now. Don’t sit there considering if you should go see it! Just do it! I recently went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and I mostly...

Foreign Language

Foreign Language

Megan Firnstein, 11. Rochester

March 14, 2017


Filed under Articles, Western New York

It's time to choose our foreign language!! All sixth graders of the Gates Chili Middle School went to a Foreign Language presentation. We listened to some 7th and  8th graders talk about the foreign languages. The four foreign languages offered at our school include: Spanish, Latin, French, and Italian....

Freezin’ For A Reason Coney Island’s New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge!

Freezin’ For A Reason Coney Island’s New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge!

Bethany Kosinski, 11, Valley Stream

January 24, 2017


Filed under Articles, Long Island

Every year on New Year’s Day, there is a Polar Bear Plunge at Coney Island. That’s when the Polar Bear Club, and anyone else who wants to do it, runs into the freezing cold Atlantic ocean on New Year’s Day. This event is not only for fun. It is also a charity event. No one  participati...

Holiday Traditions

Holiday Traditions

Aimee Quinlan, 10, Valley Stream

January 17, 2017


Filed under Articles, Long Island

Does your family have special baking traditions for the Holidays? Well, my grandma makes homemade cookies-chocolate chip, spice, and peanut butter blossoms. This year, I helped her make them. I’ll start with the simplest kind, which is chocolate chip. My grandma makes chocolate chip cookies all-year...

Alexander Hamilton in New York

Alexander Hamilton in New York

Lily Zufall, New York City, 10

January 2, 2017


Filed under Articles, New York City

I was lucky enough to see Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton and ever since then, I have been in an Alexander Hamilton phase. I visited three of the Hamilton locations in NYC. The first was Hamilton Grange. The original Grange was Hamilton’s ancestral family home in Scotland. When Harlem was still ...

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