Television Review: The Flash

The_Flash_(Grant_Gustin)
Source: The CW; Wikipedia

Brandon Anderson: Grade 8

The Flash is a television show that airs every Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. on The CW. The show is about a man name Barry Allen who was affected by an accident caused by a particle accelerator explosion. This mechanism caused Allen to acquire a startling amount of speed, from being able to run at mach speed to having his wounds heal incredibly quickly. The particle accelerator drastically affected his life, turning him into a potential “superhero.” In the present-day storyling, Allen works with his family and his friends from Star Labs to fight antagonists who threat his home of Central City. After seven months, The Flash is coming to the end of its third season, and the battle between Allen and the villain Savitar is heating up. Will the impossible man be able to beat the god of speed?

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Two New Fundraisers Aid The Community

Service Initiatives
Source: The Buckley Bark

Henry Yoon: Grade 7

This winter, Buckley introduced two new fundraisers to its community: a coin drive and a pajama drive. For these efforts, two new additions were made available for each homeroom: a giant water jug and a cardboard box. The jug will hopefully be filled each morning with coins by the members of each homeroom. At the end of the drive, the homeroom with the most coins will win a free dress down day. The box is there to collect pajamas. The homeroom with the most pajamas will win a desert day. All of the money and goods earned from the two fundraisers will go into helping kids in need.

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Bring Pokémon Cards Back to Buckley

Pokemon
Source: The Buckley Bark

Anna Tsioulias: Grade 8

Pokémon Trading Card Game is a card game in which different fictional creatures appear on separate cards and have a certain amount of health and damage that they can do to other Pokémon. Two or more cards battle each other and use the attacks listed on the card. As a result, each Pokémon loses health until one card wins. Many people of all ages collect Pokémon cards, and they try to obtain more powerful cards than their friends. A good Pokémon card does a lot of attack damage and has a high amount of health. Pokémon cards are a great way for children to interact and bond.

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Getting to Know Mrs. Colleen Fortuna

Fortuna
Source: The Buckley Bark

Anna Tsioulias: Grade 8

Mrs. Colleen Fortuna, Buckley’s Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, has been with the school for approximately two years. For many years before that, she also worked in New York City for a private equity firm as an office manager. There, she had a wide range of responsibilities, which made the job interesting. After that, she began to work in another independent school on Long Island and spent six years as the school’s Associate Director of Admissions. Then she was an Admissions Director at another school before coming to Buckley.

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7th Grade Community Service Club Springs Into Action

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Source: The Buckley Bark

Sterling Kalogeras: Grade 7

On Sunday, February 12, 2017, the Buckley Country Day School 7th Grade Community Service Club visited Atria Glen Cove, an assisted living community. Before their visit, on Friday and Saturday, the club members split up into two groups and baked various goods. Club members Adrienne Chacon, Kimberly Schleimer, Meghan Barr, Charlotte Fox, and Sterling Kalogeras went to the facility. They served chocolate chip cookies, brownies, brookies (half chocolate chip cookie, half brownie), shortbread, gingerbread cookies, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. After this, the members sat down and talked to some of the seniors living there. Then they sat down as a panel and told everyone about themselves, and also about the club and, of course, Buckley. The seniors afterward got the chance to ask any questions they had.

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