Fulfilling Your New Years Resolution: Exercise Version
Jun06

Fulfilling Your New Years Resolution: Exercise Version

Making a promise at 12:01 AM at the beginning of the year to fulfill something seemingly important sounds nice until you think about actually following through. For example: one day without your phone or social media, one week without saying anything bad to your sibling, the list could go on. One of the most common promises made is to start a regular exercise schedule. Obesity in the United States has escalated to effect almost half...

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91st Annual FFA State Convention Hosted in Syracuse
May17

91st Annual FFA State Convention Hosted in Syracuse

The New York State FFA Association hosted the 91st annual State Convention in Syracuse, NY on May 5th – 7th. The convention theme was Imprint, chosen by the six state officers. The three day convention brought together more than 1,000 FFA members across New York from nearly 100 different schools; one of the largest chapters being John Bowne FFA from New York City. They have about 150 members. The first day of convention, FFA...

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Teen Suicide is a Real Issue
May07

Teen Suicide is a Real Issue

We live in a world where emotion is condemned as weakness. When we reveal our feelings, we face horrid judgement from others, whether it be verbally or over social media. Throughout the past decade, social media slandering has led to self-harm, depression, anxiety, and suicide. It can begin with a simple “You’re ugly,” and quickly escalate into “Go kill yourself.” On any level, in any state, anywhere in the world, this is wrong. No...

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Syrup Season: Maple in New York
Feb20

Syrup Season: Maple in New York

Everyone likes syrup on their pancakes, but have you ever had it in your ice cream? Your coffee? Cake? The many possibilities of pure maple syrup are endless. In the Central New York area alone, there are over 35 maple producers, ranging from large farms to small, family run facilities. Maple syrup is one of purest liquids you could buy. The sap, a clear fluid with a light green tint, flows from the maple trees through long, hollow...

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New York State Destinations Worth the Drive
Feb19

New York State Destinations Worth the Drive

New York is home to a wide selection of well-known attractions that don’t always get the credit they deserve. The majority of the tourist population usually flocks to the Big Apple- the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, and Central Park- and the lesser known attractions are left in the dark. Let’s explore these venues! Storm King Art Center, New Windsor: an outdoor art gallery boasting 500 acres of large sculptures. Roughly...

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