by Josiah Vazquez
If I could choose one superpower, I wouldn’t choose one at all. I know it sounds crazy, but I wouldn’t want that in my life. With powers, my entire life would have to change. If I became a superhero, then I would be burdened with having to put myself last, but if I were a villain, then I would be in jail and I wouldn’t want to harm anyone. Even if I didn’t become either of those things, then my entire life would still change. I’d be avoiding everybody that would all be afraid of me and…
by Tanesha Nixel
I had the chance to be able to interview David Ewalt, Henry Lu, and Carly Fisher. It was in New York and I was in a journalism class. They shared some really interesting facts about themselves and Henry gave us advice on how to start a school newspaper. David is a journalist and Carly is a writer covering sustainability and climate change and social justice.
Carly was born in Florida. She was an only child and her working parents had to get jobs and they had to move every year. Her parents also divorced when…
by Jimmy Afolabi
This year, the 826NYC Post was supported by 4 wonderful volunteers with backgrounds in journalism: Carly Fisher, David Ewalt, and Henry Lu. They shared their career wisdom with the class, and student Jimmy Afolabi reports back.
Today, people who work in the journalism field came to speak to us about their work. Here’s what they had to say about journalism:
by James Dereskewicz
My favorite place in my community that I would like to be spotlighted on the news is the Brooklyn Strategist. I would like this because my favorite hobby is at this place and also the community around and at the Strategist is very nice (it’s in Cobble Hill). This place would be spotlighted because it is a unique and rare place because most places do not have Warhammer. I also like the place because the people who work there are quite nice. The Brooklyn Strategist also offers jobs to people in high school and above.
by Arav McIntyre
Fort Greene Park is the heart of Brooklyn. It is a vital component of a loving and warm community. On summer days, the sunlight shines on the vibrant green grass. In the winter, the rolling hills on the park provide children a chance.
Grand Army Plaza is the best place in Park Slope in my opinion. It has the biggest library I’ve ever seen, and it is attached to Prospect Park, which I always run in. Grand Army is a great place to be in on holidays because the Christmas tree is really beautiful and big, and the whole place is decorated.
A small bakery named Bread Alone is in Upstate New York. I write about this specific bakery because it is one of the only local bakeries in Woodstock, New York, and one of the best. They are located at 3962 NY-28, Boiceville, NY 12412 They sell many baked goods including freshly baked bread, muffins, and many other pastries. Personally, one of my favorite things to get at Bread Alone is the Geneva cake. Did you need the cake? It is great if you like sweet, pretty decent-sized cakes. They taste almost like the inside of an almond croissant.
by Ayana Alamgir, age 9
The dancers are waves
crashing for freedom
in a big coconut island
so that no one is silenced.
Their dumpling dress
with bright and colorful skirts,
but that won’t fight
for what really hurts.
And that, my ladies and gentlemen,
is called a star.
“Star Poem” was written in response to Alvin Ailey’s “Revelations,” Ailey’s exploration of grief and joy through African-American spirituals, sermons, gospel, and blues.
CHIPS. When I say CHIPS, you might think of the crispy, crunchy delight, but I think of the institute. 13 short blocks away from my home, something amazing is happening. This place is feeding hundreds of people who live on the harsh streets of the city. They cook home-cooked meals for the homeless, and once a month have haircut days, where the homeless can go to CHIPS, get their meal, and a haircut. Not to mention it’s all FREE! …
Vaughan McDonagh is an 11-year-old boy who has many hobbies, and interests. A few hobbies are playing basketball and watching star wars. Though he likes basketball the most, he also plays many other sports. He plays Basketball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Baseball, Hockey, and he skis. Though he loves being active and playing sports, he also has other interests. One of those interests is in music. He has been playing piano since he was 5 and is an excellent drummer, who plays drums for his school band. His favorite type of music is rap, and his favorite song is the box by…
COVID-19 has changed everyone’s lives. Everyone has to wear masks (unless they get vaccinated) and staying at home used to be enforced. Even though we can be kind of normal and go back to what we did before the pandemic, I know about a lot of adults and kids who took quarantine to the next level. There are a lot of kids in my school that does remote learning. There’s nothing wrong with remote learning, it’s just that a lot of kids that do remote learning barely go outside anymore. Some of the kids in my school haven’t left home…