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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Noor Baig, 11, Valley Stream

December 19, 2015

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...

The Long Island Aquarium

The Long Island Aquarium

Aimee Quinlan, 9, Valley Stream

December 16, 2015

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...

Thousand Islands Experience

Thousand Islands Experience

Caraline Scanlon, 10, Valley Stream

November 24, 2015

Photo: Nandaro My Thousand Islands experience was incredible. The Thousand Islands are 1,000 islands in bodies of water throughout New York and Canada. First my sisters, mom, and I took a road trip to Ontario, in August. We ate lunch at a little restaurant called, The Capitalist Pig. After stuffing ourselves with delicious ...

Patriot Flight

Patriot Flight

Bill Gannon, 12, Albany

October 15, 2015

Patriot Flight is an organization that flies Veterans from WWII, Korea and Vietnam to see the monuments of the wars in which they fought. Each Veteran is assigned a guardian to go with him or her, someone (for example a family member) and makes sure that the veteran gets to do/see/have whatever he or she ...

Wild Walk- A Trail Along the Treetops

Wild Walk- A Trail Along the Treetops

Jonas Petro, 11, Peru

August 10, 2015

What better way to get reconnected with nature than to visit Tupper Lake’s Wild Center? With lots of exhibits and live animals inside and wilderness trails outside, the Wild Center is a great place for outdoor fun! Since its official opening in 2006, the Wild Center in Northern New York has been ...

The Prettiest Ivy League School: Cornell University

The Prettiest Ivy League School: Cornell University

Rachel Miller, 12, Woodmere

July 6, 2015

Cornell University is said to be the prettiest Ivy League School in the United States, which is accurate in my opinion. Cornell’s campus is beautiful from every tree to every building. Each building has its own unique characteristics that show its fascinating history. One of my favorite fe...

Follett Challenge: We Won!

Follett Challenge: We Won!

Ruby Volk, 9, Valley Stream

June 8, 2015

The Follett Challenge is a book competition that challenges children to go online to FollettChallenge.com to vote for your favorite school video. Our school video was “Team PARP!” This video had students who were interviewed, teachers who explained why to vote for the Team PARP! video, and more. ...

The Fourteenth Goldfish By Jennifer L. Holm

Karis Wynings, 10, Rochester

March 16, 2015

Are you looking for a new book? The Fourteenth Goldfish may be the book for you. The main character, Ellie, is telling the book from her point of view, living with her grandfather, her mom being the high school drama club director and her dad not being with her and much more. Ellie's grandfather is a...

YVNY is FREE and SECURE

YVNY is FREE and SECURE

Mike Peterson, Editor

January 8, 2015

Being a reporter for Young Voices of New York is a great opportunity to build your writing skills and learn how real, responsible journalism works. What do you pay for this education? Nothing! It's a free service made possible by the New York News Publishers Foundation and our other supporters. And...

Mockingjay Excites

Mockingjay Excites

Abigail Hartig, 11, Valley Stream

December 15, 2014

Last week I had an awesome chance to see Mockingjay Part One with some of my best friends! The movie was really well done. The only minor complaint I had was that the parts were out of order. The movie told the story well with some action scenes; however, if you haven’t read the book then it is difficult to follow the plot. As yo...

Strong Learning

Strong Learning

Amarie Walker, 10, Rochester

November 6, 2014

If you have ever walked in a museum you might notice its very quite and isolated. But not at the Strong Museum of Play. There is also lots of interactive learning too.

10 Years of Cheese

10 Years of Cheese

Elizabeth Western, 13, Lowville

November 3, 2014

This year people from Lowville in upstate New York celebrated 10 years of cream cheese goodness. You might be thinking, “Why do they celebrate cream cheese?” but if you lived here you would know why it is such a big deal. Lowville is home to the largest just cream cheese producing plant in the wo...

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