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My Black Belt Test

My Black Belt Test

Emily Nothdurft, 10, Valley Stream

December 19, 2016

When my friends Katy and Anna got their notification of the date they were scheduled to take the black belt test, I was dying to get the same test date. A couple of days later I got my test notification paper. I was scheduled to take my 1st degree black belt test On October 30th with my friends Katy and A...

Cold Stun Sea Turtle Beach Walks–Help Save the Turtles!

Cold Stun Sea Turtle Beach Walks–Help Save the Turtles!

Bethany Kosinski, 10, Valley Stream

December 13, 2016

A few months ago, my family and I went to a cold stun sea turtle lecture sponsored by the Riverhead Foundation. The lecture talked about how to find and help a cold-stun sea turtle. But first of all, what is a cold stun sea turtle? A cold stun sea turtle is a turtle whose body temperature goes dow...

Center for Science Teaching and Learning

Center for Science Teaching and Learning

Patrick Biondolillo, 9, Valley Stream

December 13, 2016

In November, I went to the Center for Science Teaching and Learning with my cousin. It is in Rockville Center. The first time I went I learned about concoctions. We all made this goo ball with glue, paint, and something else. We also went outside to make a mixture including hydrogen peroxide. It wasn't...

Maker Faire

Maker Faire

Jeanette Diamond, 10, Valley Stream

November 15, 2016

This year I went to Maker Faire, it’s very exciting when you first get there. Maker Faire is a fair where you meet and see other makers that make different things. I love it there since I’m a crafty person and I love seeing other people’s ideas. Additionally, when you’re there it’s amazing....

Circle Line Tour

Circle Line Tour

Aimee Quinlan, 10, Valley Stream

November 8, 2016

This past summer, my family and I went on the Circle Line tour in Manhattan. The ride took about an hour and a half. As we boarded the boat, we got a close look at the Intrepid, which is next to the Circle Line’s dock. The Intrepid is a big Navy ship that is an aircraft carrier. When we got on the boa...

A New Puppy

A New Puppy

Aimee Quinlan, 10, Valley Stream

June 13, 2016

Recently, I rescued a dog from a shelter in Sagaponack, Long Island near the Hamptons. I learned that there are a lot of responsibilities that you have to take on when you get any new pet. Before we got my dog, whose name is Bella, we had to clean up the house, making sure that there was nothing dang...

The Highline!!!

The Highline!!!

Luke Lopez, 10, Valley Stream

June 7, 2016

I recently visited The Highline. Even though it is a lot of walking, exploring the Highline is fun. The Highline is an elevated park located in New York City. The view of the city is wonderful! It runs from Gansevoort Street three blocks below 14th Street to the northern edge of the West Side Yard...

Nassau County Museum of Art

Nassau County Museum of Art

Rachel Miller, 13, Woodmere

May 31, 2016

I recently visited the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn. There are two excellent exhibits that are featured in the museum currently. The first exhibit was a Kenny Scharf exhibit, which was my favorite. The Kenny Scharf exhibit featured a room which he constructed himself. The room was covered...

Garbage That’s Good for the Earth

Garbage That’s Good for the Earth

Lily Zufall, 10, New York City

April 19, 2016

This looks disgusting, right? It is called compost. Would you believe me if I told you that these icky banana peels are great for the environment in more ways than one? WHAT IS COMPOSTING? Composting is basically a recycling system for food scraps. You can compost fruits, vegetables, breads, and past...

Long Beach Aquatics

Long Beach Aquatics

Aimee Quinlan, 10, Valley Stream

March 18, 2016

Long Beach Aquatics (also known as the Long Beach Tiger Sharks) is a USA swim team I am part of. You have to put a lot of time and effort to be on a USA swim team. There are three groups: red, (the most advanced,) white, (in the middle,) and blue. There are four coaches for each group. (Well, there...

Court Case

Court Case

Bill Gannon, 13, Albany

March 8, 2016

I attended a criminal trial at NYS Supreme Court in Albany, and boy, was it awesome. The defendant was charged with seven crimes, including Identity Theft and Grand Larceny. In criminal court there are two sides - the prosecutor, who represents the government, and the defendant, the person accused of wrongd...

The Quebec Aquarium

The Quebec Aquarium

Bill Gannon, Albany, 13

February 29, 2016

The Quebec Aquarium is an entirely different from the ones I've seen here in New York. It is entirely more arctic, more boreal. About 40% of all the exhibit space was outside. However, even though the name is clearly “Aquarium,” and you wouldn't expect to find a land animal there, there was an e...

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