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WARNING: Do Not Recycle Rocket Launchers!

WARNING: Do Not Recycle Rocket Launchers!

Bill Gannon, 13, Albany

February 29, 2016


Filed under Articles, Capital District

 I took a tour of the County Waste and Recycling plant in Albany, and it was really interesting. About 90% of what people normally put in the trash can be recycled. Only 54.3% of all that humans throw away actually goes into the landfill, 34% is recycled, and 11.7% of it is burned to create ener...

Winter Carnival in Quebec

Winter Carnival in Quebec

Beth Gannon, 12, Albany

February 23, 2016


Filed under Articles, Capital District, Showcase

Carnival de Québec (in Québec City, Canada) is a winter festival where there is fun everywhere. They have everything from a super long slide made entirely out of ice to giant inflatable gerbil balls you get into and try and run down a hill and knock over a giant bowling pin. The Winter Carnival has got...

Challenger learning Center

Challenger learning Center

Alyssa Hackett, 11, Rochester

February 2, 2016


Filed under Articles, Western New York

Mars is nicknamed the Red Planet. It is the 4th planet from the sun. It is about 141.6 million miles from the sun. Mars also has two moons! A few months ago they found water on Mars! Not like river or lakes but it is a start to possibly having life on Mars. At the Challenger Learning Center, I...

A Travel in Time Through an Amusement Park

A Travel in Time Through an Amusement Park

Lily Zufall, New York City, 9

January 29, 2016


Filed under Articles, New York City, Showcase

Recently, I went to an exhibit on the history of Coney Island at the Brooklyn Museum. I enjoyed it a lot. Part of why I liked it is some of the photography. I also enjoyed the paintings. The exhibit begins with late 19th century paintings of the beach at Coney Island, which I thought were sort ...

Ground Zero 9/11 Memorial

Ground Zero 9/11 Memorial

Luke Lopez, 9, Valley Stream

January 29, 2016


Filed under Articles, Long Island

Ground Zero is a 9/11 memorial in Manhattan. It is where the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center used to be. On September 11, 2001, attacks killed 2,977 victims, and the World Trade Center bombing of 1993, killed six people. A memorial was planned in the immediate aftermath of the attacks and destruction...

Origami

Origami

Andy Lin, 9, Valley Stream

January 26, 2016


Filed under Articles, Long Island, Showcase, Video

I think people should learn to make origami because it helps them be more creative. It helps them be more creative because when someone knows how to make something, they might try to make another different figure or shape using the same beginning. Also, when you try to the make a new origami, you might...

My Trip to Montauk

My Trip to Montauk

Mariana Gomez, 10, Valley Stream

January 19, 2016


Filed under Articles, Long Island

Montauk is such a fun place to go when you’re looking for an adventure. When I went to Montauk it was the best trip I have ever gone on. Before I went, I thought the Montauk lighthouse was going to be a small lighthouse but it wasn’t. It is actually really big! It was very bright too. Did you know...

A Sweet Treat for Winter

A Sweet Treat for Winter

Karis Wynings, 11, Rochester

January 19, 2016


Filed under Articles, Showcase, Western New York

Karis Wynings Yummm! There is one recipe that is always satisfactory for my family in winter: cinnamon rolls. My grandma uses the Sweet Roll Dough and Cinnamon Roll recipe from the Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook. It was her first cookbook. The recipe is fairly easy but is very time consuming. It took...

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Sophia Nogueira, 11, Valley Stream

January 8, 2016


Filed under Articles, Long Island

This summer I went to Niagara Falls. It was the best experience EVER and I wanted to share it with you! My family and I drove to Niagara Falls. We made stops in Elmira and Buffalo. It took about 7-8 hours to get there (not including stops). We crossed over Rainbow Bridge. We found a hotel. Then we...

The Long Island Aquarium

The Long Island Aquarium

Aimee Quinlan, 9, Valley Stream

December 16, 2015


Filed under Articles, Long Island, Showcase

Have you touched a stingray before? Or a starfish? Well, these are all things you can do at the Long Island Aquarium… The Long Island Aquarium is in Riverhead. There are all sorts of exhibits to see and activities to do. For example, you can go on a tour boat out on the Peconic River to learn about...

Lake George

Lake George

Sarah Rizzo, 10, Valley Stream

December 14, 2015


Filed under Articles, Long Island

Photo: bobistraveling This summer I went to Lake George. I had so much fun. There are so many fun things to do there. You can go shopping, go to amusement parks, and go in haunted houses! You can also go swimming in the lake. In Lake George I went to an amusement park called Great Escape. There ar...

John Brown’s Farm

John Brown’s Farm

Evan Brenner, 12, Lake Placid

November 30, 2015


Filed under Articles, Northern New York

When I arrived at John Brown's farm, I visited the statue of John Brown where there is a quote on the statue which says "His Soul Goes Marching On." The statue was dedicated on May 9th, 1935 by the John Brown Assn. I next learned about John Brown on informational plaques posted around the farm. John...

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