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Write on, NY! Logo Design Contest

Mary Miller, Publisher February 23, 2021

Do you love to design?  Do you love to write?  If so, the New York State Education Department invites you to enter the Write on, NY! Logo Design Contest.  The contest...

Soul

Soul

Isabella Bermudez, 11, Valley Stream February 10, 2021

The movie Soul is one of my favorite movies that was recently released. Soul is a Pixar animated film directed by Pete Docter, who is not only the chief creative officer of Pixar but also directed iconic...

My Best Friend

My Best Friend

Shreya Sharath, 11, Cohoes January 27, 2021

I’ll never forget the first time I met my best friend, Ricky. It was at a farm in Pennsylvania, four and a half hours from where I live. You might ask, why would I go all the way to Pennsylvania to meet...

The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan

Makenzie McLain, 10, Long Island December 13, 2020

The movie, “The One and Only Ivan” is directed by Thea Sharrock, who is an amazing English theater and film director from London, United Kingdom. This  definitely is not her first rodeo because she...

Over the Moon

Over the Moon

Shreya Sharath, 11, Cohoes November 12, 2020

A story about grief, a story about adventure, a story about love - Over the Moon has all these qualities. It talks about a young girl who lost her mother, and still can’t accept that she is gone. Her...

2020-2021 Kids Safe Online Poster Contest

2020-2021 Kids Safe Online Poster Contest

Mary Miller, Publisher September 30, 2020

The NYS Office of Information Technology Services, Chief Information Security Office (ITS CISO) is conducting a kindergarten through 12th grade computer safety contest in conjunction with the Multi-State...

Mulan

Mulan

Shreya Sharath, 11, Cohoes NY September 16, 2020

I have seen many interesting movies, and this is definitely one of them. Mulan, the live action movie, which is based off of the Disney animated movie, is incredible. The title character, Mulan, is from...

Virtual Helicopter Tour of New York City Landmarks

Virtual Helicopter Tour of New York City Landmarks

Makenzie McLain, 9, Valley Stream June 11, 2020

I took a virtual field trip to visit important New York City landmarks. The field trip started off by virtually stepping into a helicopter and waiting to take flight into the sunny, blue skies above New...

Activities During Quarantine

Activities During Quarantine

Aleeza Akhatar, 12, Valley Stream May 21, 2020

Quarantine has been hard on us all, and it’s affected our daily lifestyle. Since we have so much time on our hands now, it’s almost impossible to know what to do with the spare time. But, with a positive...

Here in the Real World

Here in the Real World

Shreya Sharath, 11, Cohoes May 18, 2020

Here in the Real World, written by Sara Pennypacker, is about a boy named Ware. Ware is a dreamer who loves the castles and knights of medieval times. He is never really active in the world; because he...

Blue

Blue

Nassau County Museum of Art Exhibit
Maja Papandrea, 10, Valley Stream April 28, 2020

Do you really like the color blue? If so, you’ll LOVE the exhibit “Blue!” My family and I got passes to visit The Nassau County Museum of Art, and we wanted to go. But now the museum is closed, so...

Coping with COVID-19

Coping with COVID-19

Shreya Sharath, 11, Cohoes April 20, 2020

It has been 4 weeks since everyone has been working from home, non- essential businesses have been shut down and worst of all, schools have been closed. In our generation, technology and healthcare improves...

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