Election Wrap-Up: The Final Presidential Debate

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Brandon Anderson: Grade 8

Both presidential candidates did a stellar job in the third presidential candidates’ debate on Wednesday, October 19. The debate was located at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was the final debate of the campaign season, so both candidates gave it their all.

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Election Wrap-Up: President-Elect Donald Trump

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Luka Markovic and Eleni Vasiliades: Grade 8

Now that Republican businessman Donald Trump has won a very close election, all Americans should support him as our new president. The campaigns and Election Day itself all featured many ups and down along the way. This is not what our founding fathers would have wanted it to be like. America is supposed to be a nation of growth and acceptance. This election became a “he said, she said” election. We both stand with Donald Trump, not because of what he has said and done, but because of his policies. If we would have elected Democratic Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as president, no one would know what would have come.

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Ambitious Plans For Buckley’s Vacant Property

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Portia Inzone: Grade 8

In the fall of 2013, Buckley Country Day School purchased a 2.75-acre property adjacent to its primary campus. Since then, the land has remained vacant. The former owners, the Dominici family, originally listed the property for $5,000,000. Buckley waited, however, for the price to decline and ultimately purchased the tract for $1,750,000. The Dominici property increased the value of Buckley’s total land holdings, in addition to the Kee property and the Tsontakis property, where Athletics Director and Director of Diversity Roney Eford lives.

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A Modern Renaissance Man: Beyond The Pages With Mr. Brett Topel

Jack Davis: Grade 8

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Source: The Buckley Bark

Mr. Brett Topel is a man of many talents. He takes beautiful pictures for Buckley Country Day School, but he can also portray beautiful pictures with words. He is an esteemed writer, having written two solo books in his career. When Shea Was Home – The Story of the 1975 Mets, Yankees, Giants, and Jets is the tale of the year that Shea Stadium (demolished in 2009) was the home field of the New York Mets, Yankees, Giants, and Jets. He tells the enticing saga of how these four sports giants shared the same castle. Topel not only enjoys writing, but he has a deep connection to this book for another reason.

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Lizards or Dragons? The Magical Power Of Fiction

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Jack Davis: Grade 8

As readers, we have to make a choice everyday: what books to read, when to read them, where to read them, and with whom to share them. Another choice that we have to make is whether we read fiction or nonfiction. We are all human beings with different literary taste buds. Some may prefer the surreal symphonies of character development and adventure, while some may lean toward illuminating information and facts. Nonfiction versus fiction. The real against the unreal. Fact versus imagination. We have a pretty big choice to make everyday, don’t we readers?

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