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Photo of Defeating ISIS will require unusual mix of allies
Friday, May 22, 2015

Terrorist groups are thought to be trying to kill out Christianity in Iraq and overrun Christians by showing God that they are stronger than him. While Obama is sitting in his office, kids are forced to fight, women are being sold as slaves, and kids are being raped and killed.

Photo of HoloLens will be game-changer in our digital lives
Friday, May 22, 2015

The new next thing in technological advancement is here. The Microsoft HoloLens makes holograms come to life and turns routine computing into an exciting experience. Using advanced audio and visual sensors, the HoloLens creates a fully immersive view into the digital world.

Photo of Dolphins deserve to be treated the way they treat us
Friday, May 22, 2015

Dolphins need to be saved because there are so many things dolphins do for people. Dolphins are friendly and smart animals. Dolphins are very flexible. They can play basketball, paint pictures, they jump really high, and jump through hoops.

Photo of Here are some tips to effectively lose some weight
Friday, May 22, 2015

Forty percent of Americans are overweight. Out of those who are 20 pounds heavier than they should be, only half of them are seriously trying to lose some weight. Most people try to lose weight but give up because they do not get results instantly.

Photo of Why aren’t Styrofoam lunch trays banned?
Friday, May 22, 2015

You’re sitting at your lunch table eating. You get bored so you start to carve into your Styrofoam lunch tray with your fork then you eat a little more and it’s time to leave so you get up and throw out your tray into the garbage.

Photo of Common Core rushes things, is detrimental to all
Friday, May 22, 2015

Do you feel like your teachers are rushing you? Well, it’s not your fault. Common Core, a new learning method, is forcing our teachers to teach us this quickly. It’s not just for our benefit, it’s mostly for theirs. If you fail, your teachers fail.

Photo of Kids losing sleep to electronic devices is a big deal
Friday, May 22, 2015

On average, kids spend up to 53 hours a week using electronic devices. That’s more time than kids spend in school each week! Millions of children in our generation have their own electronics. It’s just a part of our lifestyle.

Immigration a hot-button issue for United States
Friday, May 22, 2015

Immigration is a hot topic and everybody has their own opinion about it; people either support or disapprove of immigration. In my own opinion, immigration should be supported by the U.S., but with limits.

Photo of My school may not be perfect, but it’s no failure
Friday, May 22, 2015

There has been a lot of hullabaloo surrounding the public education system as of late, especially here in Schenectady. Our district has been called everything from dangerous to out of control, and we are commonly viewed as a failing system.

Photo of When it comes to reading, students aren’t being challenged
Friday, May 22, 2015

A 2010 survey of the reading habits of American teens showed that while students are reading more words than ever, the content is becoming less and less challenging. This is in their choice of “fun” personal reading and books assigned in school.

Photo of Students providing own tech would help schools
Friday, May 9, 2014

Schools buy computers for the web, multimedia and software applications, so it costs around $800 to $1,000 for one computer.

Photo of Drug testing for jobless benefits right thing to do
Friday, May 9, 2014

Unemployment benefits cause a lot of stir around communities.

Photo of Sadly, savings account yields very little interest
Friday, May 9, 2014

“Want to see your bank statement?” Mom asked me, waving a sheet by her head.

Educators need to get real on Common Core
Friday, May 9, 2014


Recently in the country and especially in New York state, there has been a lot of discussion about the implementation of the Common Core standards in our schools.

Photo of Teachers caught up in the numbers
Friday, May 9, 2014

People look at today’s teachers in two ways: 1. “They’re not teaching my kid right” or 2. “They’re doing great, but they don’t get paid enough for the things they are doing.”