St Patrick’s Day Facts

Saint Patrick’s Day (March 17) is in honor of the Patron Saint of Ireland, who brought Christianity to the Emerald Isles, as Ireland is known. It is truly a day…

SCTA Fun Fridays are a Hit

BY: PAMELA STERN The SCTA held their monthly Fun Friday on February 21st. “There was a great turn out,” said SCTA President, Rebecca Caraballo. The SCTA Fun Fridays venue has…

Senator Persaud Hosts Medicare Talk

BY AMANDA MOSES On February 20th, New York State Senator Roxanne Persaud and the nonprofit organization, AARP, hosted a “Senior Medicare Talk” at the Brooklyn Sports Club (BSC) from 4pm…

FDA VIII Students Remember Kobe Bryant, Gianna and their Friends

BY AMANDA MOSES On February 24th, the world celebrated the lives of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and their friends at the Staple Center in Los Angeles. Bryant, his 13-year-old…

New York Fashion Week’s Fall/Winter Runway Shows

BY AMANDA MOSES Every six months, fashionistas rejoice as they clamor to attend New York Fashion Week’s (NWFW) latest shows. Spilt into Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter sessions, designers set the tone…

Students Learn about Vermiculture

BY AMANDA MOSES Although we are still feeling the bitter chill of winter this month by late March spring will finally be upon us. In preparation for the spring season,…

Surviving with Friends on Zombie Army 4: Dead War

BY DEAN MOSES Game: Zombie Army 4: Dead War Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Steam Rating: M for Mature Price: $40 It is not often a video game franchise based on…

Starrett Early Center’s Black History Celebration

BY AMANDA MOSES On February 12th, the Starrett Early Learning Center hosted a Black History Celebration filled with poems, musical renditions, and other performances at both of their site locations…

Commemorating Black History Month

BY AMANDA MOSES Black History Month is an annual commemoration of the achievements made by African-Americans throughout history. Celebrated from February 1st to February 29th, this tribute was first deemed…

Interlocking the Fabric of Kindness

BY AMANDA MOSES Vandalia’s Sensational Seniors are crocheting love and warmth one hat at a time as they venture to donate 116 handmade items to children at Urban Strategies Head-start…

It’s Time to Roller Skate

BY: PAMELA STERN On Wednesday, February 19th children enrolled in the Spring Creek After School Program and Teen Central had fun during their Mid-winter Recess. In addition to having a…

Experimenting with Capillary Action

BY AMANDA MOSES The Spring Creek Recreational Fund’s (SCRF) Urban Garden Classroom (UGC) is the perfect place to see science in action. However, since we are still in the winter…

BSC’s Martin Luther King Jr. Kids Day Event

BY AMANDA MOSES On January 20th, the Brooklyn Sports Club (BSC) hosted a Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Kids Day event. This all-day health and wellness experience invited mem-bers to…

Peering into Mental Illness

BY DEAN MOSES Game: Actual Sunlight Platform: Nintendo Switch, Steam, PlayStation Vita, iOS, and Android Rating: M for Mature Price: $9.99 Entertainment media: comic books, movies, books, and video games…

FDA VIII Holds Arts & Crafts Workshop for Parents

BY: PAMELA STERN On Saturday, January 25th, Frederick Douglas Academy VIII held a free workshop for parents in arts and crafts. The parents were given a copy of a Mandala…