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Queen of Katwe: An Inspiring Story

Queen of Katwe: An Inspiring Story

Ava Glick, 11, Commack

November 29, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Long Island, Showcase

Queen of Katwe is a movie about a girl named Phiona Mutesi who lives in Katwe, Uganda.  She is very poor and makes little money selling maize.  She lives with her mom, Harriet Mutesi and her brother, Brian Mutesi. One day, she is leaning on the door of a run down structure spying on the chil...

The Story Of Matilda On Broadway

The Story Of Matilda On Broadway

Dash Alschuler-Pierce, 10, Valley Stream

May 6, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Long Island

I watched Matilda the Musical on Broadway. It was great! The show is about Matilda Wormwood, who is brilliant and is in kindergarten. Her parents don’t want her and they treat her badly. Matilda has a awful, dumb brother. The thing that the Wormwood parents hate the most is that she reads. They...

Batman vs Superman Dawn of Justice!

Batman vs Superman Dawn of Justice!

Gabriel Lembert, 9, Valley Stream

April 12, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Long Island

"Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice" is awesome. I love the action in it and also there aren’t that many curse words. My favorite scene is when Batman and Superman start fighting. This is my favorite scene because this scene scared me and I was hoping that Batman would win. It is about Lex Luthor...

THE RINGLING BROS.!!!!!

THE RINGLING BROS.!!!!!

Anthony De La Cruz, 10, Valley Stream

April 12, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Long Island

On February 25, 2016 I went to The Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus. The performance was very exciting. There were a lot of clowns and animals like, tigers, lions, dogs, elephants, even kangaroos. There was a man on a motorcycle and the motorcycle was on a rope!!! The dogs were doing ...

Jackie and Me

Jackie and Me

Nayeli Jurado, 11, Valley Stream

April 12, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Long Island, Showcase

Recently, I went to watch a play called “Jackie And Me” with the whole 5th grade from my school. Afterwards, we went to McDonalds. It was the best trip ever! First of all; let’s get to know Jackie Robinson! Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson was born on January 31st, 1919 in Cairo, Georgi...

Zootopia

Zootopia

Kenny Hui, 9, Valley Stream

March 29, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Long Island

Zootopia was an amazing movie! It’s about a rabbit named Judy Hopps who grows up to be a cop. She had that dream since she was nine and finally becomes the first rabbit cop. The other police in the past have all been big animals. Her boss gave her a job as meter maid and tells her to write a...

Krampus

Krampus

Jeanette Diamond, 10, Valley Stream

March 18, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Long Island

"Krampus" is a movie about a house with no Christmas spirit. When there is no Christmas spirit in the house then instead of Santa coming down the chimney it will be his shadow. There is one house on Christmas Eve that does not have any Christmas spirit. The grandma there warns them that Santa isn’t...

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

Ellie Park, 9, Valley Stream

February 29, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Long Island

During the winter break I watched Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip. This movie was amazing! Alvin, Simon, and Theodore were very adventurous and adorable. The chipmunks meet Dave’s girlfriend Samantha and her son Miles. Through a series of misunderstandings the chipmunks start to believe th...

The Lion King on Broadway

The Lion King on Broadway

Jeweliane Clark, 10, Valley Stream

January 19, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Long Island

A couple of weeks ago my mom took my sister and me to "the Lion King" on Broadway at the Minskoff Theatre. It was amazing. My two favorite characters were Rafiki, the monkey and Zazu, the bird who was Mufasa’s servant. I liked them because they were very funny. It was hysterical when Rafiki hit...

Disney Pixar The Good Dinosaur

Disney Pixar The Good Dinosaur

Mohammad Rehman, 10, Valley Stream

January 19, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Long Island, Showcase

"The Good Dinosaur" starts 65 million years ago. The asteroid that was supposed to hit Earth and wipe out the entire dinosaur population misses. That means the dinosaurs get to live longer. Millions of years later, an Apatosaurus named Arlo (Raymond Ochoa) and his elder siblings Buck (Marcus Scribner) an...

The Staten Island Philharmonic

The Staten Island Philharmonic

Bethany Kosinski, 10, Valley Stream

January 12, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Long Island, Showcase

Recently, I went to the Staten Island Philharmonic to see our friend, Howie Fox, a composer whose piece was being played. A professional orchestra played it. We got second row seats and the sound was beautiful. Howie was always interested in music. He plays piano and in junior high he played oboe,...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Noor Baig, 11, Valley Stream

December 19, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Long Island, Showcase

It all started out with the Girl on Fire, but now she is known as the Mockingjay. President Snow (Donald Sutherland) wants the Mockingjay, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) killed. There is a new kind of Hunger Game in this movie, the 76th Hunger Game. It is Katniss and her closest friends, w...

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