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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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The heart of the Coney Island’s Polar Bear Club beats on

By: Lauren Keating The ocean inhales and drags its liquid contents backward as its waves jump high and then crash to the shore with the ocean’s exhale. There is something about the ocean that is spiritual, but perhaps it is just the spirit of Coney Island. The freshness of life fills the air, as laughter

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