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By Kids X-Press Reporter Jed Afriyie Something that you may not know about me is that I enjoy sports. Mainly, I enjoy basketball. I know a lot about basketball. This sport has many players and rules. On an NBA team 15 players are allowed on a roster. 10 people are allowed on the court – 5 from each team.

My favorite player is Carmelo Anthony. Carmelo plays for the New York Knicks. I enjoy watching him play. The Knicks are not a good team. I enjoy watching them play just because he is playing. He brings interest to the team. Last season Carmelo Anthony won the scoring title. He averaged about 28 points per game. There are 82 games in a single NBA season. In conclusion, I enjoy watching basketball. The main reason is because I also enjoy watching Carmelo Anthony. Now you understand the way basketball works. Maybe you should try watching it.

Football Dedication By Kids X-Press Reporter Jeremiah Davis

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When I was younger I didn’t really think about playing football. Watching it was interesting enough. One day, when I was in the 7th grade, I tried out and I ended up liking it. Now I play for my school. At first I was nervous. Then I got used to the feeling of being on a team with supportive coaches. Football can help you go far if you put your mind to it. It is an easy sport to become a part of a family. We all go hard in practice and in the game. I chose football to write about because I felt it was important to inspire young kids to play football and be dedicated to it.


A Life of Ball By Kids X-Press Reporter Richard Oppong

When I grow up I want to have a very successful basketball life. However, I know that it will be very hard to make it to the NBA. If I truly try and work hard, I could be just like Rashan McKay. Rashan was the man that Gorton High School would go to if they needed a game winning bucket. He dunks from the half-court line and people call that a layup for him. I want to go play in college as well, because that’s a big step in going to the NBA. You have to go to college so that you can get seen by coaches.

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Basketball is my favorite sport. I love playing it. I started playing when I was in the 6th grade. After that day, I fell in love. I also love watching basketball. My favorite NBA team is the New York Knicks.

So in conclusion, I would like to say that with a lot of hard work and effort, a successful basketball life is possible.

Dwayne Wade By Kids X-Press Reporter Osei Konadu Basketball is one of my favorite sports. The Miami Heat is my favorite team. Even though I’m from New York, I still like how the Heat plays, and I like Dwayne Wade.

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The NBA players get paid a lot of money. Players get paid somewhere between $900,000 to 24 million dollars to play. The NBA is organized into 30 teams. There’s Eastern and the Western conferences. Each team plays 82 games. Players usually stay on a team until their contract expires. The Heat has won 3 championships. They won in 2006, 2012, and 2013. Even though Lebron left, the Heat is still a good team. Since Lebron returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers, D. Wade will need to take over the Heat. D. Wade is going to need to step up this season. He needs to average 25 points a game. Wade plays shooting guard for the team. Chris Bosh also plays for the Heat. Teamwork makes them a good team. This is why I love the Miami Heat and Dwayne Wade. 5


APPLE PICKING By Kids X-Press Reporter Faith Morris

On Saturday October 19th, I went apple picking in New York. October in New York is cold and the leaves start to change colors. People also start to wear duller and heavier clothes. After you’re done reading this, you are going to be begging your mom to take you apple picking. The place that I went apple picking is a farm in Yorktown, New York. I went to the kid’s recreation room. I was so excited to go. When I first woke up, I jumped out of bed, took a shower, got dressed and I went to the rec. room. When I got to the rec. room, I waited for Mrs. Stephanie and then I went in. The rec. room has all types of things to do. There are video games in the rec. also there are PlayStations, an Xbox, Game Cube and a pool table. There are also many other attractions in the rec. While I was in the rec. the time went by quickly when my friends and I played games.

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We played games like riverbank and tag. After about thirty minutes we all left. It was a short ride to the farm and I was so excited! I talked to my friend Keara during the ride. When we got there, we walked to the apple and pumpkin picking section and sat down for a picnic with people from a camp. At the picnic, we ate a lot of snacks like pretzels, Skittles, Sunny D, etc. After this point, well it was awesome! I picked yellow and red apples. During apple-picking, there were a lot of woodchips on the floor, but when I went in the apple-picking lane, there were apples everywhere and it was a little muddy. When I got home, I went and washed all of my apples and my mom, brother and I ate most of Illustration by Faith Morris them. They were yummy! Wait I almost forgot. They also sell Christmas trees; have mini stores and peach picking in August. I got the information about the farm from www.wilkensfarm.com.


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Tears to Cheers

By Kids X-Press Reporter Samantha Robinson When I was a kid I was overweight – borderline obese. At 12, I decided that I didn’t want to become obese, but I lacked the knowledge of how to prevent that from happening. As a kid, I was always athletic. I loved to play sports, especially with friends. However, I came to realize that I couldn’t keep up with them. After a while I asked my mom why this was, and she told me that it was a side effect of being overweight.

Get Out and GO! By Kids X-Press Reporter Miracle Bishop I’m going to write about a boy in my school who was overweight and became a totally different person within just a year. My best friend is tall, big-boned, and muscular. When I was in the 6th grade, and he was in 8th, he was overweight. I don’t think he played any sports either. He was nowhere near as healthy as he is now. Today, he eats healthy, plays varsity football, and stays active all of the time. Now he is healthy and is taking care of himself the way he should be.

It was hard; I’m not going to lie. There were times when I wanted to quit, and at one point I actually did. However, it was the motivation and support of my mom and coach that prevented me from quitting.

I will soon be a cheerleader, and I think that it’s extremely important to always stay active and eat right. You always want to be able to get your body up and running – even if it’s just for an hour a day. Just get outside and go!

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I didn’t want to be left behind anymore, I didn’t want to be made fun of, and I sure didn’t want to live with the health risks associated with being obese. I didn’t go on one of those crazy diets, take diet pills or starve myself. I chose the safer option. I ate less junk food. I not only exercised, but I joined cheerleading as well. I am proud to say that I have lost 45 pounds and no longer do I suffer from the health problems or risks associated with it. Finally, I am happy with my weight and I am much more comfortable with myself.

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Yes Samantha, you are right! Healthy choices leads to healthy lives!


Get Active & Eat Right! By Kids X-Press Reporter Tiffany Johnson

Hello readers! My name is Tiffany Johnson. Do you ever fear that you will be bullied and talked about because of your physical appearance? Maybe because of your weight? Well I am going to write about different things that you can do to stay healthy, be active and also prevent obesity. The ways that I stay healthy include playing sports, walking and also eating healthy. The sports I play include softball and swimming. Both swimming and softball require a healthy body, dedication and time. Softball and swimming are cardio exercises. These exercises can strengthen your legs, arms and other muscles. If you don’t swim and you’re unfamiliar with softball you can try other activities. These activities include riding your bike, jumping rope and running track.

You can also play sports such as baseball, basketball, soccer and more! There are many activities you can do to stay fit. Staying healthy doesn’t only involve exercise; it also requires eating healthy. I always make sure to eat three healthy, balanced meals a day – and you should too! You should definitely eat fruits, vegetables, grains, and dairy. Now I’m not saying you can’t eat junk food. Come on, who doesn’t love junk food? I know I sure do! Just make sure that before you eat this junk food you have gotten enough proper nutrients and that you don’t eat too much junk food. Don’t forget to exercise after you eat to keep from putting on unhealthy weight. Find something you love to do, make sure you have motivation and remember to have fun.

Stay on the Fit Side and Away from the Obese Side

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By Kids X-Press Reporter Jasmine Petrocine

Hello, my name is Jasmine and I am in a group that meets every Wednesday – Healthy from Birth for Life. We talk about things like birth defects, and how we can stay in shape and fit.

About a year and a half ago, I felt that I was on the obese side. I decided to try out for cheerleading. Once I started cheerleading, I lowered my bad eating habits. I started to eat less junk food and more healthy foods. No matter how tempting the junk food may be, I tried to resist. It doesn’t matter what sport you choose, whether it’s basketball, football, tennis, soccer, volleyball, cheerleading, swimming, track, baseball, lacrosse,

or softball, you always want to stay on a healthy eating track. You never want to get to the point where you have to quit a sport. Most people who are on the obese side find it hard to run, walk and some even have trouble breathing. I think that if you feel like you are near the obese side, you should check your Body Mass Index (BMI). The BMI is calculated by your height and weight. If your BMI is 30 or higher, you are considered obese. Taking your BMI shows where you are in your health. You can eat more fruits, vegetables and salads to help. Creating the right eating habits may seem frustrating and hard to do, but you should still do it. Not only for you, but for your family. Thank you for taking time out of your day to read my article. I hope you get something out of it.

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College 101 By Kids X-Press Reporter Rosemary Acosta College is one of the most thrilling periods of our life. From making new friends to studying until the wee hours of the morning, college is something you won’t forget. It’s super important to get your education, but also have fun while you do it. I feel that you should take advantage of going away and living in a dorm in college to get the full college experience. Moving to a new geographic setting and socializing with people is a great way to find your true identity and your interests in life. Some of the geographic locations that I would be interested in moving to for school would be entertaining and lively cities such as Boston, Albany and Philadelphia. They are full of fun places to explore and learn more about what we like, since there are so many attractions to see. Another great tool available in college is studying abroad. In my opinion, traveling the world opens you to a whole new setting and is a great way to educate yourself about different people. If I decide to study abroad, I would go to countries that heavily vary in culture such as France, Spain, South Africa, and Australia. Clubs are also a great thing to join in college. Clubs get the students more involved and more comfortable because they are doing something that they enjoy. Clubs that interest me in college would be public speaking, student government, debate, and internships. Clubs are like a gateway to new groups of friends and acquaintances. In summary, college is one necessity you may need in order to be successful and explore new things.

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Life By Kids X-Press Reporter Ashley Gittens Senior year is way too stressful! There are a whole bunch of tasks that need to be done and I don’t have any type of will power to complete any of it. Why is this so difficult? Can’t I just skip to the part where I get accepted into the college of my dreams? I can’t even deal, to be honest. I feel like my advisors don’t care enough. I feel so alone. I have to pick my top colleges and finish my college essay. I don’t even know where to begin and I am honestly so stressed. So far this year I have completed my CUNY application, private school applications, letters of recommendation (partially), 17 million drafts of my college essay (annoying), and my resume. I have nearly completed my college application. At times, I have felt alone, but my friends and family are here supporting me all the way. My mother has gotten more involved in the process. She asks me every day what I want to do, if I need help, or what she can do to make it easier. I vent to my sister constantly. I can tell her anything and she never gets tired of hearing my everlasting complaints. She even tells me her problems with the college process and we just talk for hours. Overall, my process is going a lot smoother now that I have it planned out. I’m loving life.


Senior Year Stress By Kids X-Press Reporter Abigail Owusu-Ansah

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Being a senior in high school is a stressful thing to be. The minute I walked through the doors of Gortons High School, I was bombarded with a series of obstacles. For instance, I have to start applying to colleges.The thought of leaving Yonkers, a place that I've lived in all of my life, is scary. I would be in total culture shock. I cannot even guarantee if I will like the school that I get accepted into. Prior to October 15th I was stressed out about the SATs. I hated the thought of going through another session of SAT testing. My nerves were at an all-time high. I tried not to think about it, but my whole future depended on it. How can you not obsess over it? On the bright side, I have good grades and I am involved in extracurricular activities, like Cluster’s Study Buddy. Finally, the toughest thing about senior year is writing my college essays. I think that the hardest thing an individual can do is write about themselves and express their feelings adequately. I wish that I had a different topic then “myself” to work with. Other than all of these chaotic things going on, I’m in love with senior year. I cannot wait to see what the rest of senior year entails. My advice to any upcoming senior, is don’t go into senior year blindsided. Prepare, prepare, prepare! Senior year is incredibly difficult. To relieve stress you must have completed your college essay, resume and letters of recommendation. Do NOT wait until the last minute to take everything seriously. The more prepared an individual is, the less stress an individual will have.

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College is the next milestone ahead, but I am not sure if I am prepared for it just yet. There is no doubt in my mind that college is essential to success, but I am doubting how successful I will be in college.

Are your thoughts your own? It’s funny how the human mind works. The mind is like a child. It accepts everything it sees and constructs and interprets things in its own way. Our brain is constantly flooded with thoughts and ideas. The flow of our thoughts are molded by our surroundings. It influences the way we think.

Don’t get me wrong, academically, I’m a sound student, but college is more than academics. From all of the information that I’ve gathered from previous and present college students, I’ve concluded that college is the time for an individual to grow up. I have a lot of growing up to do.

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By KXP-On-Call Reporter Dean Guida Toni Lyn Salvatore, MD,FAAP, SCCM is a pediatrician for the Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich Connecticut. Pediatricians provide comprehensive care for infants, children and adolescents. They are able to diagnose and treat illnesses, injuries, conditions and developmental issues. Dr. Salvatore explains how difficult but rewarding being a doctor can be.

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What or who inspired you to become a pediatrician? My uncle was a big role model in my family because he was the first in the family to become a doctor. He managed to get into very good schools and became a pediatrician. He also took care of my brother and me. I watched him with his patients, friends and family. My cousins were also influenced by him to become doctors.

I skipped about 2-3 years of school medical school.

How does one become a doctor? Becoming a doctor is difficult; you have to be a good student. It requires 4 years of college and I studied pre-med. I learned about science, which led to medical school, which is another 4 years. In medical school I learned about the human anatomy and physiology. Following medical school I earned my medical license. However, there's a lot of training and through internship and residency, in a teaching hospital, I gained experience by working with a lot of patients. After training, I chose a fellowship where I focused on an area of specialty; my specialty was in critical care medicine, which is another 3-4 years. In total it takes about 12-15 years. There are now programs to condense the process. For instance, I went to Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, where I studied pre-med and medical school at the same time.

What is one of your best experiences as a pediatrician? I liked going to deliver babies! I love to see babies born. I still like to do it. It's a beautiful process from beginning to end. When I first watched a delivery, dads weren't allowed in the delivery room. Now the whole family can watch a new life born. It's a blessing.

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Where did you work before you became a doctor? Actually my internship was my first job at the Bellevue Hospital. I went right from, premedical to medical school, residency to my internship, which was my first job! I've been doing this a long time.

What do you find most challenging being a pediatrician? TTaking care of sick children, I actually did a fellowship in critical care medicine, so I ran a pediatric intensive care unit for many years after training. So I will say that taking care of very sick children was challenging. Not only is the child sick but the family is usually very concerned so you’re taking care of the child and the family. It can be nerve-wracking; I always make sure I do the right thing.


Do you keep in touch with your old patients who are too old to be seen by you? II do actually! I have been in the field long enough to have plenty of those. I have a few that I still keep in touch with now. Many times patients have siblings, so once a child turns 18, I usually see them because of a younger sibling. How many patients do you see on a regular basis? In a week I probably see 100-150 patients, 20-30 patients a day times 5! Why do children need shots? I hate to say it but shots are a misnomer, because no one likes to get shots. Shots are really vaccines and immunizations. Vaccines protect children against very contagious, sometimes deadly diseases. For instance chicken pox or the flu is not so deadly but it can be quite uncomfortable, and that’s why immunizations are important. Why did you choose to work with children? The reason I went into pediatrics is because children have resilience, and they get better. The fact that kids get better and quickly, it’s fulfilling to watch them get better. I love children. I love my children, and I feel like being a pediatrician, I can be a mom all the time. When should my mom take me to the emergency room? Emergency rooms are often used as clinics and they shouldn’t be. They should really be used for true emergencies. These serious emergencies include: seizures, head trauma, difficulty breathing, asthma or a very high fever.

Why did you agree to be interviewed today? As someone who has cared for children basically my whole life, I think this is a great outlet and opportunity for children to learn about the importance of literacy and what it takes to be a pediatrician. Who knows better what a kid wants to read than a kid? What advice would you give someone who inspires to be a pediatrician? I would say make sure you really want to do it, and if your passion is helping others, that’s the main reason to do it. The education is a long process so once you get through it the primary goal becomes to help others.

Thanks Doc! Good advice for all of us!

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KXP-On-Call Preguntas y Respuestas con la Dra. Toni Salvatore, Pediatra Por el Periodista KXP-On-Call Dean Guida La Dra. Toni Lyn Salvatore, es una pediatra del Greenwich Hospital en Greenwich Connecticut. Los pediatras proporcionan atención integral a los bebés, niños y adolescentes. Estan capacitados para diagnosticar y tratar enfermedades, lesiones, condiciones y problemas del desarrollo. La Dra. Salvatore nos explica lo difícil pero gratificante que es ser médico.

Dra. Toni Lyn Salvatore, Pediatra ¿Qué o quién la inspiró para ser una pediatra? Mi tío fue un modelo muy importante en mi familia, porque fue el primero en ser médico. Se las arregló para estudiar en muy buenas escuelas y llegar a ser pediatra. También nos cuidó a mi hermano y a mí. Lo observaba con sus pacientes, amigos y familiares. Mis primos también tuvieron la influencia de él para ser médicos. ¿Cómo llega uno a ser médico? Convertirse en médico es difícil; tienes que ser un buen estudiante. Requiere 4 años de universidad, yo estudié pre-medicina. Aprendí acerca de la ciencia, luego seguí en la escuela de medicina , que son otros 4 años. En la escuela de medicina aprendí sobre anatomía y fisiología humana. Después de la escuela de medicina obtuve mi licencia médica. Como hay mucho entrenamiento hice el internado y la residencia en un hospital universitario de enseñanza, ahí gané experiencia al trabajar con una gran cantidad de pacientes. Después del entrenamiento conseguí una pasanatía donde me especialicé en medicina de cuidados críticos, que son otros 3-4 años. En total se tarda unos 12 a 15 años. En la actualidad hay programas para condensar ese proceso. Por ejemplo, fui a Sophie Davis, Escuela de Educación Biomédica, donde estudié pre-medicina y medicina al mismo tiempo.

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Periodista KXP-On-Call Dean Guida Me evité unos 2-3 años de la escuela de medicina.. ¿Dónde trabajó antes de ser médico? En realidad mi pasantía fue mi primer trabajo, en el Hospital Bellevue. Fui directo de pre-medicina a la facultad de medicina y de la residencia a la pasantía. ¡Fué mi primer trabajo! He estado haciendo esto por mucho tiempo. ¿Cuales fue una de sus mejores experiencias como pediatra? ¡Me gusta ir a los partos! Me encanta ver nacer a los bebés. Todavía me gusta. Es un hermoso proceso de principio a fin. Cuando ví por primera vez un parto, a los papás no les estaba permitido estar en la sala de partos. Ahora toda la familia puede ver el nacimiento de la nueva vida. Es una bendición. ¿Qué es lo más difícil de ser pediatra? El cuidado de los niños enfermos, hice una pasantía en medicina de cuidados críticos, es así que estuve en una unidad de cuidados intensivos pediátrica durante muchos años después del entrenamiento. Puedo decir que el cuidado de niños muy enfermos fué un desafío. No sólo es el niño enfermo, sino que su familia está generalmente muy preocupada, por lo que terminas cuidando al niño y a la familia. Puede ser una situación de nervios, siempre trato de hacer lo correcto.


¿Mantiene el contacto con sus antiguos pacientes, que ya son grandes para que los atienda? ¡Lo hago en realidad! He estado en esto el tiempo suficiente para tener muchos. Todavía tengo algunos pacientes con los que mantengo contacto. Muchas veces los pacientes tienen hermanos, así que una vez que cumplen los 18 años, los veo por causa de sus hermanos menores. ¿Cuántos pacientes ve regularmente? En una semana, probablemente veo entre 100 y 150 pacientes. ¡De 20 a 30 pacientes por día! ¿Por qué los niños necesitan vacunas? Odio decirlo, pero las inyecciones son un término equivocado, porque a nadie le gusta recibir inyecciones. Las inyecciones son en realidad vacunas e inmunizaciones. Las vacunas protegen a los niños contra enfermedades muy contagiosas, a veces mortales. Por ejemplo la varicela o la gripe no son mortales, pero pueden ser bastante incómodas, y es por eso que las inmunizaciones son importantes. ¿Porque eligió trabajar con niños? La razón por la que fuí pediatra es porque los niños tienen la capacidad de recuperación y de mejorar. El hecho que los niños mejoren rápidamente, es una satisfacció verlos mejorar. Amo a los niños. Amo a mis hijos, y me siento que al ser una pediatra, puedo ser una mamá todo el tiempo. ¿Cuándo debería mi mamá llevarme a la emergencia? Las salas de emergencia se utilizan a menudo como consultorios y no deberían realmente ser utilizadas así, sólo para verdaderas emergencias. Estos emergencias serias incluyen convulsiones, traumas en la cabeza, dificultad en la respiración, asma o fiebre muy alta.

¿Porque aceptó a la entrevista hoy? Como alguien que ha atendido a niños básicamente toda la vida, creo que ésta es una gran salida y oportunidad para que los niños aprendan la importancia de la lectura y escritura y sobre que se necesita para llegar a ser un pediatra. Quien mejor que un niño sabe que desean leer otros niños. Qué consejo le daría a alguien que quiere ser un pediatra? Yo le diría que se asegure que realmente quiere serlo, y si su pasión es ayudar a los demás, esa es la principal razón para hacerlo. La educación es un proceso largo, así que una vez que se la atraviesa, el principal objetivo es ayudar a otros.

Gracias Doc.! ¡Buen consejo para todos!

Translated by Gabriela Madrid

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STAND UP FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE

Acceptance

By Kids X-Press Reporter Yvonne Johnson Have you ever wanted to be accepted in your life? Acceptance is an important, cruel thing. Many people are insecure about themselves because they never get accepted. To me, acceptance is not so important. People are always trying to be accepted, so that they aren’t an outcast. Stand up for yourself if you are not accepted, for that is what makes you unique. You might be a foreigner seeking acceptance, because you are new to your school. However, people decline your request because you might have an accent and do things that others are not used to. Maybe you speak a different language, and only know a little bit of English, and you’re put in an English class, but you never know what to do. You try to find a friend to help you out, but nobody accepts you because they don’t understand what you’re saying. At times, acceptance could be placed in the category of follower. People may accept you so that you will follow and do things that they are interested in, without considering your interests. Being a leader earns you more respect than being a follower. Acceptance plays different roles in everyone’s life. Be the leader you desire to be, if no one shows an interest in you. I chose to write on this topic to show teens that you don’t need to seek acceptance, for you are beautiful or handsome, no matter what anyone thinks of you. Remember, if you are not accepted for you, then you’re special. You have something that others might not be used to, which makes them depart away from you. You are not alone, because many people are going through the same problem.

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Illustration by Yvonne Johnson

Bullying By Kids X-Press Reporter Kary Emil Bullying. It stinks, right? Well why don’t we do something about it? Seeing people bullied for their race, sexual orientation, the way they dress, or their social class is sad. Kids get bullied every day for anything and everything. In order to keep this from happening, we need to bring awareness to bullying. If you see a peer getting bullied, stop it or tell someone. Posters can be made to bring notice to how bad bullying is. A play could be performed to show students how serious it is. This generation has an opportunity to make a change, but we are so worried about what people think that we don’t make any of those changes. In order for all these things to happen, it takes you to make the first step.


Bullying is Not Nice By Kids X-Press Reporter Karen Vega Bullying is not nice because you can hurt somebody’s feelings causing someone to commit suicide. Some other people, talk to others about their feelings and their reactions when they get bullied. That’s not the only thing you can do; you can stand up for yourself and tell that person to stop because you are human and you have feelings. You do not deserve to suffer your whole life being laughed at, disrespected, and treated like you are nothing, because you are somebody and you have a voice that will be heard! If you see somebody getting bullied, don’t just stand there; stand up for people who are getting bullied. If you’re too afraid to do this, then tell an adult what you saw. Bullies can do a lot of mean stuff. Sometimes people can record the bully beating you and post the video on the internet and think it’s funny. If you see a video like this, save the video and send it to the police, because that is cyber bullying. Cyber bullying is when somebody is saying mean things about you and calling you names online and posting embarrassing pictures and videos. If you are getting cyber bullied, ignore it until it stops.

Illustration by Karen Vega

If it doesn’t stop, then tell your parents. You can also block that person. Don’t say anything back to that person because that will start even more trouble. This is my story - do not be a watcher and watch other people suffer. Be a helper and help others.

Cyber-Bullying is Your Enemy By Kids X-Press Reporter Janille Guzman A lot of kids in the world are being bullied for a lot of reasons, like how they look, and their first and last name. Some people think of a bully as someone big and mean, but a person you don’t expect to be a bully, can be a bully. A person who bullies does it to bring someone down to feel better about themself. When someone bullies, it’s to bring their low self-esteem up. When bullying goes too far, people break down. The bully doesn’t know that when you are constantly making someone feel bad about themself, you are making them think that they don’t deserve to live. This certain type of thing happens every day, and no one can make it stop until you stand up to it. Somebody told me a story about a girl who lived on campus with this short beautiful hair, and who was also deaf. She was made fun of because of the way she looked. One night, six girls went into her dorm room and shaved off all of her hair. The next day, she went into her room with tears in her eyes, trying to forget what happened. Then she went to her computer and saw all of these comments about her nose, her hair and her being deaf. There is one thing that she had - hope. She knew that one day this would stop and she would show everyone who treated her wrong. I told you this story because I wanted you to know that you will get bullied, everyone does in some way. The one thing that you are supposed to know is that if you are getting bullied, the only thing to do to get through it is to rise above.

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By Kids X-Press Reporter Alyndria Elizabeth Joanne Brower My new device is fun! It allows you to talk, play games, meet people, shop, and find out how to do your homework and etc. “All in One”! Where you can do mostly anything in one. There is no plan needed because you can use free wifi. You can shop at all the new stores and even create your own sneakers, jackets, and shirts. We have games like Temple Run, Subway Surfer, Sims, Disney Games and etc. You must get permission from your parents though! In addition you have to be from age 7 and up to use “All in One”. Hopefully, you will be able to purchase this device in Target, Microsoft and Game Stop for $29.99, it comes in pink, blue, yellow and we can custom make neon colors. If you have any questions you will be able to visit www.allinone.com.

Game Reviews By Clubmen Reporter Jaleel Brinson My writing piece is a review on game consoles, based on the most popular consoles used in 2012. Some of the systems that I will be writing about are as follows: PS3, Xbox 360, and the Wii game. The first game I will be reviewing and discussing is the PS3. This game has Hi-Definition and Blu-ray, so it can be used to play movies. Online gaming is free and easy to use. PS3 has its own network for getting online and playing with friends. You can play games online with other people and play offline. This game has a trophy system that allows you to play and earn a trophy account. This system has a store which you can download games from; some are disc games that can also be downloaded.

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Illustration by Jaleel Brinson

My New Device, All in One

It is a designed gaming system that has parental advice on some games. The second console I will review and discuss is the Xbox 360, in which you can find friends online, download demos, stream videos, and music. The achievement system will keep you motivated. This system allows parents to control what kids do on this system with its parental control feature. Xbox 360 has its own network for you to play online with friends. Xbox 360 also has a store for downloading games as well, the same feature as PS3, and also has parental advice on this system. The Xbox 360 system was released to the public in 2005. The last game I will be writing about and giving a short review on will be the Wii game; it is a family friendly system. The Wii console game was released to the public on November 16, 2006. The games are less expensive and cost anywhere between .99 and up to $59.99. Some of the features the Wii game has are a motion sensor (movement in order to play the games), a store to download games, and very few parental advised games. The Wii gaming system will also allow you to purchase games that were played in the past that you can also download, such as Donkey Kong, and Pac-man. These reviews can benefit the consumer, because it gives information on games to help the consumer see which would be better for them as well as the cost of being able to afford one of these gaming systems. My personal choice is the PS3. It is great for me because it has a good variety of games and has free Internet. All these systems are great for everyone, since age is no factor. They were all made to have fun, offer a time to relax, and give some excitement.


The World’s Greatest App By Kids X-Press Reporter Shaniyah Cook In my article I will be talking about creating a new app for Apple and Android products. It will be an action / adventure game with one player. In my game you will have to earn points and pass missions. This app will be called “Chasing Crimes.” In the app or play store it will cost 1 dollar and 50 cents. Users/purchasers will say that is expensive but trust me it’s worth it. Here’s how you play the game: first you choose your character, which would have the options boy or girl, and then you can design him or her. Next you would pick a car then start the game. When you start the game you earn 500 points and 75 dollars. When you fail the mission you do it over and over again until you pass. With the points you can earn level boosters and with the money you can buy clothes and accessories for your character. Each time my game gets rated the person who rated it will earn free points and 50 dollars. When you pass the whole game and all the missions, you will no longer have to play the game anymore, unless it’s for fun. I’m sure I will get famous from this and be known as “Shaniyah Cook, the girl who created the best game ever, Chasing Crimes.”

Game World My friends and I like to play kickball, flag football, basketball and baseball outside. We talk about Carmelo Anthony and other players, and football too. My favorite football team is the New York Jets. Our favorite thing to play is video games. I like to play my X-Box 360 on the weekend and we like to play NBA 2k13 and Midnight Club Los Angeles. I really want to get the Play Station 4 (PS4) and NBA 2k14, instead of the X-Box One because the PS4 has better features. One of the features that makes the PS4 better is the touch screen on the controller. I like to go to the store Game Stop because it has a lot of games.

I like to play X-Box and the PS3 in there because it lets you play demos of all games. We also like to play Just Dance 3, Halo 4, and Call of Duty: Black Ops in the Rec Room. In Black Ops we play together and we play Zombie Missions too. It's fun because we get to play online. In Halo, you play Master Chief. He has a crew, he has a big suit and a big helmet and he fights aliens. Assassin's Creed: Black Flag is the best game ever because they have the best characters, best story, best graphics and the best games levels. It's about an assassin who goes on missions to get back what was theirs by fighting pirates and guards.

Illustrations by Elijah Morla España

By Kids X-Press Reporter Elijah Morla España

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New-York Historical Museum & Library: Time Capsule By Kids X-Press Reporter Sacha Sulaiman The New-York Historical Society Museum and Library houses are an array of historical artifacts and collections which define our patriotic country as a whole. From the surviving fragments of the gilded statue of King George the Third, torn by colonists from its pedestal in the Bowling Green, to meaningful objects excavated from ground zero after the attack on the World Trade Center- the New York Historical Society captures years of history under one roof, and makes it capable for individuals like you and I to connect to the world of the past.. The New-York Historical Society, most commonly referred to as N-YHS, was founded in 1804, and is NYC’s oldest museum. It originates from a modest background, seeking the preservation and maintenance of history. At time of the Revolutionary War, individuals became aware that the occurring events held fragile and prominent roles in history and may impact future interpretations. Therefore, they sought to organize documents for the people of the future to look back upon, and thus, a library was opened to carry out such a purpose. The New-York Historical Society was a private facility, which did not allow the public to engage with any of the precious documents (maps, manuscripts, books, etc. This affected them negatively because since nonmembers weren’t able to participate in activities carried out by the museum, little profit was obtained. Financial decline led to the museum turning on the brink of bankruptcy. It became so bad that the museum had to auction off some of its collection, just to pay for its utility bill. Years later that museum regained its status as the preservation museum, but through a much different approach- the public was involved. The building underwent several renovations on the exterior as well as the interior, to provide a more welcoming feeling to the public. The society was

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then transformed from a closed institution to a public educational facility, accessible to all. Today, it stands as a unique museum, providing historical context into the past of our country. On October 8, 2014, The New-York Historical Society unearthed and opened a time capsule, kept under its supervision since the early 1900’s. In May of 1914, members of the Lower Wall Street Business Men’s Association gathered and assembled them into an ornate bronze box, hoping to preserve records of their time. The capsule was scheduled to be opened on the day of May 22, 1974, however, hidden in the museum, between piles of artifacts; it was long forgotten, until recently. It was decided it would be best if it was opened in the year 2014approximately 100 years after it was sealed. Inside the time capsule, were documents, paperwork, newspapers and books that sought to define New York in 1914. Among the first things that were seen, was a written letter from the 1914 mayor, Abraham Wakemen, to governor of 1974 stating the time capsule’s purpose and documenting life in 1914- “May the governor who holds office sixty years from today find the state tranquil and its citizens prosperous and contented.”


There was also a 1914 almanac and encyclopedia, detailing accomplishments of the world in the year 1914. Not to mention the 1914 edition of the New York Times, which had to be handled with care and caution in order to not break the pages. All these and more showed us a glimpse of New York in 1914, and how we functioned. Nonetheless, during the summer of 2014, student historians, including myself, were assigned to curate items for a new time capsule that would be opened in 2114- one that documents and defines the life of an average New Yorker in 2014. Throughout the summer, we gathered objects that we thought would best express the material culture of New York. These objects included a MetroCard and a MTA subway map, both of which show the importance of commuting in New York, a shirt that says “Some dudes marry dudes. Get over it.�- showing how the fight of gay rights played a huge counterpart in our society. And a hologram ticket to a Lady Gaga concert which showed the significance of celebrities and the coming and going of change. Other objects have been placed in this time capsule, with the intention of information in the future about our lives

today. Furthermore, the fact that this capsule was curated and managed by teenagers, shows how substantial the younger generations are to society, and being a part of such a cause has made all the differences. The new time capsule, which is scheduled to open in 2114, is now part of the permanent collection, sitting patiently on display, until it is unsealed. Thus, not only will the New-York Historical Society be remembered as a museum which connects us to our past, but it will also be remembered as a museum which paves a path for the future. The New-York Historical Society is located at 180 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024. It is a renowned museum known for its appreciation in America art and history. I, a fellow student historian, advise other museum lovers to take a peek at what this museum has to offer, especially individuals who are interested in New York’s history as a developing state and how it is influenced by the world around it. It is recommended that students should visit this renowned museum because of the rich abundant mass of artifacts which have shaped not only our state, but also our country.

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2015 “Touch the Touch the Sky Award Lauren Sulaiman

Lauren Sulaiman was born on May 17, 2003 in Brooklyn, King’s County located in New York. She has lived in Brooklyn for twelve years with her mom, dad, and older sister Sacha. At ages four through eleven, she attended Public School Seven. Currently, she is going to Intermediate School 171. She is now in seventh grade and has been on the honor roll for all four marking periods. Her hobbies are writing, reading, and traveling. Her local library is the Brooklyn Public Library, where she was introduced to the Kids X-Press magazine in 2012. Some of her published pieces were, “Stand up to Bullying”, “Friendship”, and “Walking Benefits”, just to name a few. Since she has been influenced by this magazine, Lauren distributed some books to her school, to help inspire other kids to begin writing like she did. Lauren’s future objective is, to continue writing in the Kids X-Press magazine because it has had a tremendous impact on her writing, and made her do greater things for her community.

Sacha Sulaiman

Born in Georgetown, Guyana on February 13, 1999, Sacha Sulaiman has always been a cheerful and charismatic young girl. At the age of 3, she, along with her parents, moved to Brooklyn, New York in hopes for a better and brighter future. A year later, she was no longer the only child, as her younger sister, Lauren was added to the family portrait. Sacha attended her local elementary school, where she developed her love for reading and writing. As she moved up to middle school, she was introduced to the wonders of the Kids X-Press magazine. She started by writing poems, and slowly moved onto informative and argumentative articles. Now in high school, while maintaining a high GPA, she continues to write for Kids X-Press, hoping to improve and continue her love for writing. Other hobbies of Sacha include reading, singing, and drawing and creating art. Sacha strives to one day create miracles in the field of medicine, but of course also hopes to sustain her interest in writing.

Nivia Viera

Founder’s Award

Founder of Kids X-Press, Inc.

Nivia Viera, a Bronx native founded Kids X-Press, Inc. in 2001. With the support of business and community leaders, Nivia was able to provide children with a platform to express themselves not only giving them a voice but also highlighting topics impacting young people making her dream a reality. After leading Kids X-Press for 14 years, Nivia retired in May to pursue other interests including travel, human trafficking awareness and promote her daughter’s theatrical career. She lives in White Plains, NY with husband Vincent and daughter Alexandra.

Kids X-Press, Inc. has chosen to recognize the following individuals for their extraordinary commitment to develop, enrich, and support young talent. Our honorees have proven that dreams do become a reality and they are examples of what can happen if you “ Dream Big”

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Sky” Honorees Dream Big Award Peter Herrero Jr.

Founder/GM of New York Hospitality Group

Peter Herrero began his career as a dishwasher when he was 15 years old. His love for every aspect of the restaurant business inspired him to became a restaurateur by the age of 24, when he purchased what is now known as Sam’s of Gedney Way in White Plains. Peter grew the business into a an off-premise catering company, the New York Hospitality Group, consisting of Sam’s of Gedney Way, The Great American BBQ Co., Caperberry Events, and C.V. Rich Mansion. The newest division being Everyday Healthy Café at White Plains Hospital.

Stephen J. Jones

Managing Partner, Jones Morrison, LLP

Stephen J. Jones serves as managing partner of Jones Morrison, LLP, a Westchester based law firm. Steve is also the proud father of four children ranging in age from elementary to high school. Steve enjoys being on the lacrosse, soccer or baseball field supporting his children and their teams. He finds it rewarding working with children and sharing his commitment to education, sportsmanship, and a healthy lifestyle.

Tom Kallish

Founder, Tommie Copper

Since age 20, Tom Kallish has spent his career in the textile and apparel industry. His focus has always been high level networking and strategic alliances. After a debilitating accident in 2010, Tom started his latest company, the now well-known brand, Tommie Copper, Inc. This company was born out of the necessity of invention.

Kenneth R. Theobalds

Vice President of Government & Regulatory Affairs, Entergy Wholesale

Mr. Theobalds is Vice President of Government & Regulatory Affairs for Entergy. He has direct responsibility for Entergy’s state and local government relations in New York, Massachusetts, Vermont and Michigan. Mr. Theobalds earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and is a graduate of the Entergy Executive Program. Mr. Theobalds is married to Lori Lewis and lives in New Rochelle with their children Max and Kathryn.

Brooke Baldwin

American TV news anchor, CNN

Brooke Baldwin anchors the 2 - 4 p.m. edition of CNN Newsroom. Based in the network’s NY bureau, Baldwin joined CNN in 2008. Baldwin has been in the nerve center – from the field and behind the anchor desk – during countless breaking news events at CNN. Brooke loves kids who dream big. Brooke was honored as the Cool Girls' "Cool Woman of the Year." Brooke has been involved with the Boys and Girls Club of America. Recently, Brooke traveled to Africa where she interviewed President Obama's half-sister and profiled her foundation 'Sauti Kuu,' giving 'powerful voices' to children in western Kenya.

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A Life With Money By Kids X-Press Reporter Sarina Mathai

If I was to find a whole bunch of money, then I would not rest until everything was spent. For a whole week, I would travel all over and just go shopping. I would hit all of the stores and buy all of the clothes! I would travel to Paris, Antarctica, Europe, and other places where I would be able to have fun. I would buy clothes from each place and things to remember the experience. Since I love food, I would eat everything I could. Eating food from around the world is one of my dreams. After that, I would hit one of my favorite places, the toy store. Every remote control car, helicopter, moving train set, and anything that lights up would be bought by me. My inner child would show, because I would be playing with toys all day. After those wonderful days, I would use some money to do all the other fun things that I want to do, like skydiving and mountain climbing. There are many things that I could do with money in my life. Everything I want, that money can buy, I would get. I would buy all of these things; I would not limit myself to anything.

Illustration by Sarina Mathai

Other people might tell me to save my money or invest. They would suggest that I be responsible and think about a place to live. I would partially listen to them and save money to buy a house where I could enjoy the rest of my life.

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Having all the money in the world would truly be an amazing thing. I can’t even put into words all the things I would do with such an unlimited amount of money. With all the money in the world I would be a very happy person.

What would you do if you had all the money in the world?


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Friendship By Kids X-Press Poet Lauren Sulaiman

Good friendship is a great experience in one’s life. Friendship is the most important gift you can ever receive. Some of your friends are good or bad. Good friends give you good advice, But some friends may lead you down the wrong path with many consequences. If they are a good friend, They won’t abandon you When you need them the most. They stay by your side even in bad times.

When you are getting pushed around, Your friends will stand up for you. Some of your friends are your greatest enemies. True friends are caring and loving. Friendship is a two way street. Both people have to work hard in order To make a relationship successful. Your friends encourage you and they Appreciate who you are.

Friends never bully each other. All friends should understand How you think and feel. They always share secrets and never tell each other lies.

Your friend shouldn’t get mad at every little thing. Friends are someone who you can laugh with and talk to. They are dependable and you can always trust them.


Kids X-Press Magazine Fall 2015