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What College Admissions Committees Are Really Looking For

by Bettina Weil Many students applying to college this fall will no doubt fret over every detail of their applications. The truth is, however, that college admissions committees do not treat all aspects of the application equally. So, students should take heed... More »

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SH Middle School Student Aiming for College Soccer Scholarship

by Tom Pedulla –  The pursuit of excellence in sports can often feel like a solitary journey. Not for 11-year-old soccer player Julissa Casiano. Her ever-cheering grandparents, Mariana and Oscar Segarra, played the sport in Ecuador before they immigrated to th... More »

Patrick Straub eludes a tackle.
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Dobbs Ferry Quarterback Embraces School’s Rich Tradition

by Tom Pedulla –  Patrick Straub, in his third year as quarterback at Dobbs Ferry, could not have had a more appropriate word on the back of the blue shirt he wore during a recent practice: Tradition. Straub, aiming to lead the Eagles to the Section 1 Class C ... More »

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Irvington High Junior Semifinalist in International Competition

by Anna Young –  Irvington High School junior Jerry Wu won semifinalist honors last month in the prestigious international Breakthrough Junior Challenge competition. The Breakthrough Junior Challenge is a global initiative that aims to develop and demonstrate ... More »

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Local Football Squads Optimistic at Start of Season

by Tom Pedulla –  Local high school football teams are gearing up for the upcoming season. The following is a preview of the area squads on the gridiron. Dobbs Ferry The Eagles, after finishing 7-3 and reaching the Section 1 Class C finals last year, will look... More »

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Jennifer Monness’s Meditation Lab in Our Local Schools

“I want my students to be the best versions of themselves  they can be when they finish a lab.” Two year ago, certified  yoga instructor and meditation instructor, Jennifer Monness, began teaching her meditation practice to varsity  and junior varsity Irvingto... More »

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Irvington Schools Reduce Waste with Expanded Program

When Irvington Union Free School District students return to school in the fall, they will have a renewed sense of commitment and deeper responsibility to care for their environment, thanks to an expanded district wide recycling and waste reduction program. “T... More »

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Student Hosts Forum on Gun Violence

by Anna Young –  With mass shootings a recurring incident nationwide, an Irvington High School student hosted a special gathering at the Irvington Town Hall Theater on May 23 to discuss measures that would put an end to the rash of gun violence and mass shooti... More »

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Running Takes Sleepy Hollow Junior to Record Heights

by Tom Pedulla – Max Cover began competing in track at Sleepy Hollow High School to improve his endurance as a soccer midfielder. He never imagined that running would take him to record heights. Cover broke two school records this year as a junior, demolishing... More »

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Hackley Senior to Pursue Career in Cyber Security at Stanford

by Pascaline Comas –  Jasmine Bayrooti Jasmine Bayrooti is an outstanding young woman distinguished by her spirit and her life goals. At only 18 years old, the senior high school student, at Hackley School in Tarrytown, passionate about computer science, has b... More »