Presidential Musical Chairs

Jack Davis: Grade 8

The game of musical chairs for the Oval Office has began in Iowa, with outspoken Donald Trump and conservative Ben Carson leading the Republican polls. Throughout the Red race, Trump has been the top dog, but Ben Carson has now overtaken him due to his conservative views. Read More »

A Night In Paris

Jack Davis: Grade 8

Lights, camera, action! Bonjour! On Friday, October 23, Buckley transformed the Upper Gym into a majestic Parisian night. There, the eighth-grade interscholastic (ISE) dance took place. Buckley, Greenvale, Portledge, Long Island Lutheran, and Eastwoods all mingled in a fun, social night.Read More »

The Golden Door, by Emily Rodda

Max Lunievicz: Grade 7

The Golden Door takes place on a fantasy island and is almost a typical fantasy book from there. It starts in a city called Weld, with poisonous creatures called Skimmers attacking the city every night all through the summer. The period that they attack is increasing every year, and no one knows where they come from or why they come. Weld is surrounded by giant walls. Supposedly no one knows what is outside, only that Weld takes up most of the island.

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Book Review – The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy

Tyler Medina-Minerva: Grade 6

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy is a hilarious and thrilling book by author Douglas Adams. The book is about a English man named Douglas Adams, unaware that the world is to be destroyed by aliens. An alien named Ford saves him, and they begin their adventure throughout the galaxy, meeting characters like Trillian, Zaphod, and Marvin the Depressed Android. They scour the galaxy for many things, including the much debated answer to life. This book is suitable for 5th grade and up. I recommend it to anyone looking for a funny and enjoyable novel to read. Also, make sure to check out its many sequels!

Book Review – Where The Red Fern Grows

Andrew Mazza: Grade 5

Where The Red Fern Grows is a very thrilling book and is one of the saddest stories I have ever read. I do not want to spoil it, so I will not tell you what happens. The main characters are Billy, mom, dad, the three sisters, grandpa, and Old Dan and Little Ann, the two hunting dogs. The two dogs, Billy, grandpa, and dad grow very close. Then, a tragedy happens when the dogs tree the mountain lion. This would be a great read for you.

Book Review – Moby Dick

Jack Davis: Grade 5

Has a book ever changed your life? Well, one did for me. It was Moby Dick. Moby Dick is a story with two main characters, Ishmael and Captain Ahab. Captain Ahab’s leg was taken off by the white whale, Moby Dick. He spent the rest of his life searching for the whale, but was eventually killed with the rest of his crew when the white whale wrecked his ship. Ishmael joined Ahab’s crew and was the only survivor of the wreck. He lives to tell the tale in the epilogue. I recommend Moby Dick for people in sixth grade and up. There were many new words for me, and it was a great read when I was sick during the winter. It was a challenging read for me, and I had fun accomplishing my goal. I would certainly read it again.