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Eatery gets thumbs up from family
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

My family and I recently paid a visit to Mr. Fuji Sushi, which is a Japanese restaurant that is located inside Stuyvesant Plaza on Western Avenue in Albany.

Bottled water has added costs
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

As I opened my locker, there was a flurry of sound as eight water bottles fell out. In my bag, there were another three.

Fighting does little to solve conflicts
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

There has been a lot of violence between females at Schenectady High School over the past few weeks. It seems like young females believe that physical violence is the only answer to a problem. It’s not.
In all reality, fighting is a very unattractive, embarrassing and trashy act. When I went around school and asked a few of my peers what they think are the main reasons for these fights, the two biggest responses I got were: Facebook and boys.

Photo of Students find their 'Morning Muse' in library
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Isn’t it ironic how there’s music coming from the library, the one place where you’re constantly told to be quiet?

Photo of No one has the right to drive unsafely
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

According to a study conducted by the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration, “on the basis of estimated annual travel, the fatality rate for drivers 85 and over is nine times as high as the rate for drivers 25 through 69 years old.” This is an alarming statistic, and is a serious cause for concern.

Photo of Music teaches valuable lessons so programs deserve funding
Friday, May 13, 2011

In life there are certain lessons that everyone has to learn. One of the things that can help teach those lessons is music, but one must start young so that all of that knowledge can be acquired. Schools need to invest more money into music programs.

Photo of Society’s wastefulness is a sign of our selfishness
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Although it’s a recurring theme, humans are wasteful. And not only are they wasteful, humans are selfish.

Photo of Times are tough, but children a worthwhile investment
Thursday, May 12, 2011

There is no doubt that we are living in rough financial times. When big businesses were bailed out, the average American was left to fend for himself. Struggling to maintain home, work and health these days seems almost impossible for most people. Nightly dinner conversations (if families even have time or resources to sit down for a decent meal) are about cutting costs and stretching dollars. Parents are re-figuring their budgets just to make sure there’s enough money to get back and forth to work and keep everything going. As government tries to agree upon budgets, local community people sit and pray that their taxes won’t be raised because, honestly, they can barely afford to pay this year’s (and some haven’t even paid last year’s yet.)

Photo of More gym classes can help to fight obesity
Thursday, May 12, 2011

A very pressing matter facing many people is child obesity. One great way to burn fat is to exercise and be physically active. Gym class is a great way for kids to get exercise. However, it is not a daily class.

Photo of Animals adopted from shelters make great companions
Thursday, May 12, 2011

If you were getting a new pet would you go to a breeder or a shelter? A lot of people would say breeder because they think shelter animals are hurt or broken. The truth is often they are just like any other animal.

Photo of ‘Wizarding World’ an amazing experience
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Harry Potter, the young wizard featured in J.K. Rowling’s books, has entertained readers and inspired Universal Studios’ “Wizarding World of Harry Potter” theme park in Orlando, Fla. The park opened in June 2010, and in my opinion, it is awesome. It helped me enjoy the books better; it showed a glimpse of how wizards might live.
Upon entering the park, my parents and I saw the Hogwarts Express, the train that takes you to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. We couldn’t ride the train, but we chatted with the conductor; I liked his English accent.

Photo of Judging others hurts everyone involved
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Judging a person is very mean and cruel and can hurt somebody very much. I have witnessed judging all over the place including in schools, our school, and even in people’s homes. Although there is judging that can be positive like telling someone they are pretty or handsome, there is also judging that can be very negative and hurtful to most people.

Don’t tear down a place that feels much like home
Thursday, May 12, 2011

As a Scotia citizen I have enjoyed going to the Scotia Diner.

Photo of Proposal to license and inspect bicycles is a bad idea
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Will you have to pay money to ride your bicycle in New York state? If a Democrat from Queens, N.Y., has his way you will. Michael Dendekker suggested a bill for the New York State Assembly to consider having all bicycles licensed, inspected and insured. You would have to pay $25 for an initial licensing fee and then $5 every year after just to ride your bike! In addition to this, you would have to have it inspected and insured every year. No one has talked about how much extra that would cost. I think this is a bad idea.

Photo of Technology alters personal connections
Thursday, May 12, 2011

I’m sitting alone. Taking a cursory glance, I see people constantly hustling around me.