By Alina Kelly
Halloween is just around the corner and people are ready for all the scary activities to commence. Going to haunted houses is a popular activity this time of year, and there are plenty to choose from across Long Island. However, if you’re looking for a truly ghoulish scare, head to Bayville Scream Park.
Bayville Scream Park is in close proximity to Oyster Bay, so it is easy for residents to get there. There are six haunted attractions available at the park. The haunted attractions are fun for teens, but there are also “not so scary days” designed for families with younger children. The scream park is open every night until Halloween, as well as November 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
The newest haunted attraction is called the “Haunted Asylum.” The other haunted attractions include “Evil in the Woods,” “Temple of Terror,” “Uncle Needle’s Funhouse of Fear,” “Bloodworth Haunted Mansion,” and “The Cage.”
By Matilde Bechet
On January 18th, Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s 37-year-old Prime Minister, announced her pregnancy on social media. For women, this is an important revelation. After Pakistan’s former Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto, Ardern is only the second leader in history to give birth while holding office. In addition, she is the youngest elected leader in the country’s history and the youngest woman in power.
A member of the Labour Party, Jacinda Ardern joined the political scene when she was only 17 years old. She later joined parliament in 2008. A supporter of left-wing politics, Jacinda reached the position of deputy leader for the Labour Party in March of 2017, and Labour Leader (highest position in the party) in August.
By Mikah Covelli
For many immigrants, America represents a land of economic opportunity and freedom. It is a place where they can escape the dying markets of their home countries and establish themselves in steady-paying jobs and careers. However, the possibility of leading financially secure lives is not the only thing that lures such immigrants to the States; liberation from rapidly expanding gang violence present in their homelands is extremely enticing as well. This fact once rang true for immigrants hailing from Latin and Central American nations, as they faced threats from prominent gangs like La Mara Salvatrucha (also called MS-13) on a daily basis. Nowadays, immigrants that are seeking deliverance in the States from gang violence will unfortunately find no such respite. Gang violence is actually on the rise in America, and MS-13 is a frontrunner of this new wave of crime.
By Mikah Covelli
On February 14, 2018, the lives of hundreds of Parkland, Florida students were altered forever. In six short minutes, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz slaughtered 17 people and wounded 14 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, causing one of the deadliest mass shootings the country has ever seen. As a result of this brutal, unexpected tragedy, citizens all over the nation have grown incensed about gun control and the possibility of gun reform.
Debates surrounding the nature of the Second Amendment in a modern world have dominated social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, and the youth-led movement of March for Our Lives, as well as the student-led organization, Never Again MSD, has exploded in size and power on the national scale. In such a politically impassioned era, it can be difficult to discern the actual arguments of each side of the gun control debate and even more difficult to determine if any legislative action will actually ensue as a result of such discourse, which is why this article will outline the major points of discussion for both proponents and opponents of gun control.
By Alanis Godoy
High school students like going out. Whether it is going out with friends, family, a significant other, or even alone. All of this going out requires spending money most of the time. Therefore, teens have to come to the realization that they need to gain some responsibility and not always rely on their parents’ money. One way to do this is to get a part-time job. Working permits are given out at the age of 14, although most places will not hire 14 year olds. Personally, I have been working since I was 14, so it is not impossible to find a job out there. Here are a few job options that teens could apply for today.
By Shania Kuo
There are four years of high school, but everyone seems to fear junior year the most. If I’m going to be honest, you should. For you sophomores and freshmen, I’ll be offering pieces of advice throughout the year to make your workloads more manageable and help keep your social life intact.
By Lena Gluck
Typically, when people mention the name Einstein, one may think of someone with crazy-looking hair, but in reality Einstein was much more than just a unique caricature. Einstein is quite possibly best known for his formula E=mc^2. This equation has gained the title of “The World’s Most Famous Equation.”
Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879, and he passed away on April 18, 1955. Einstein was a German physicist who focused on the theoretical aspect. During his extensive years of research, he created the theory of relativity, which is still used in modern day.
By Giselle Grassi
Global warming is a concept that people can choose not to believe if they over-look many of the scientifically proven studies that have shown that global climate change is occurring and we are causing it. Due to increased climate changes, there are many places around the world that are suffering, but the most drastic changes are showing up in the oceans. Every ocean has been acidifying at new levels that scientists have never seen before. These changes can eventually lead to many negative fluctuations in the marine environment we know today. But the real question is how will the increasingly acidic seas of 2017 affect the sea life, particularly the oysters, in the town of Oyster Bay?
By Steven Keehner
As 2016 finally comes to an overdue conclusion, let’s take a look back at some of the notable events that have shaped the year and could possibly affect the years to come.
2016 immediately set its depressing tone back in January with legendary musician David Bowie passing away at the age of 69, leaving us with a legacy that will never be matched again. The year also kicked off with a bang, literally, with North Korea confirming that they had successfully tested thermonuclear weapons for the first time. Back here in the States, Star Wars: The Force Awakens exploded in popularity, breaking the North American box office record, surpassing Avatar. Below the border, in Mexico, infamous drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was captured, again, after escaping six months prior. Moving back to entertainment, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brie Larson won Golden Globes for Best Actor and Actress, respectively. Oh, and WHO announced the outbreak of the Zika Virus, sending much of the world into a panic about their well being.
By Steven Keehner
I was chosen to be one of five lucky students along with AP Government teacher Ms. Harnick to represent Oyster Bay High School at the Hofstra Debate Day on September 26th. This was truly a unique experience for all of my classmates and me. From 9 am until nearly midnight, my day was a nonstop roller coaster of events, whether it was watching a panel of journalists discuss the issues regarding the United States today, to appearing on ABC News at 4, or watching the debate in Breslin Hall.
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