Category: Journalism

Diane Sawyer To Step Down from ‘World News’

Diane Sawyer is setting down from her position as anchor of ABC’s “World News,” but will still continue to contribute as a journalist through new programming and specials. She will be replaced by David Muir, ABC News President James Goldston announced today. “As much as she loved leading ‘World News’ to new heights … Diane

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California Chrome Not Crowded Triple Crown: Belmont Stakes 2014

All bets were on Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, but the horse could not run towards history. California Chrome, the crowd favorite horse, came short on Saturday’s 146th Belmont Stakes, tying for fourth after trying to become the first horse to win the Triple Crown since the horse Affirmed in 1978. NBC’s Bob Costas spoke

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Beautiful Morning

I was deep in an underworld of slumber, following behind someone guiding me through empty rooms that were a mix between a factory and a school in video game like realm, jumping up and scaling pipes and ducking against walls 007 style, when my alarm went off. It was 6 a.m. I made myself a

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Frankenburger: Stem-cell grown ‘hamburger’ stirs up debate on GMOs and the future of food

Originally posted on WPIX 11 New York:
(PIX11) – Call it a scientific breakthrough, or a crime against nature. Either way, the “Franken-burger “has made its grand debut. The world’s first slab of meat grown in a lab was unveiled in London Thursday, the result of a $330,000 investment and years of research. A chef fried…

Experts say death of pregnant woman hit by falling tree in Queens park could have been prevented

Originally posted on WPIX 11 New York:
FLUSHING, QUEENS (PIX11) – A 60 foot tree remains on the very spot it fell on Sunday in Kissena Park. The massive tree crasheddown and killing 30-year old Yingyi Li-Dikov. A young woman’s death tragic enough, but she also six months pregnant. Her devastated husband  collapsed in tears this…

Shaping our students: Community Schools

By: Lauren Keating In the past few years, New York has begun to see a rise in community schools. A community school is a hub that is a partnership between the school and community resources. Not only are students being educated, but they also have access to both physical and mental health services, tutoring and

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Students move less in school and gain more pounds

By: Lauren Keating As the rates of childhood obesity continue to climb, it appears like there is not enough emphasis in on physical fitness, especially in schools. With an emphasis on testing, students need to keep their minds moving throughout the school day. However, thanks to budget cuts, gym classes are often on the chopping block, as

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Standing for a Cause: Climbing Over the Obstacles of Life

By Lauren Keating   Boisterous noises bounced off the walls of Brooklyn Boulders. The rock–climbing facility was full of children attending birthday parties as athletic men and women mounted the walls, leg muscles straining in an attempt at victory found at the top. Some struggled at the challenge, while others rose to the occasion, lifting

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