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The Nicolas De La Pava Flag Football Tournament at Fox Lane Beats the Heat with Love and Friendship
On Saturday Aug 4, five teams gathered at Fox Lane High School for the Third Annual Nicolas De La Pava Flag Football Tournament. Raising scholarship funding in the memory of the former football standout, the sweltering heat of the day could have easily zapped the strength of the fans and players in attendance. But the elements didn’t stand a chance against the driving force of this family and friendship fueled event, according to Nick’s Mother Myriam De La Pava.
Graduates Should Be Encouraged to Do Not Dream
Photo by Keith Parker On Facebook, parents are encouraging their kids to follow their dreams. Come on, you are a parent and should have good advice. So I just want to gag. Rote clichés with no basis means I must comment.
Kings Who Kill Their Own
Photo by Geoff Henson Peter the Great Peter the Great wasn't much for sitting still. A lesson learned when the Streltsy Guard turned the Kremlin walls red long before their time. Numerous blood relatives providing the splatter, the 1682 palace coup kept Russia’s restless emperor always on the run from Moscow's intrigue. So much so that instead of draining the swamp, he filled his own and built St. Petersburg on desolate marshland. He erected a navy from nothing, too, and Russia ceased to be sedate as long as his expansive ways reigned. His son Alexie, on the other hand, was more of a homebody.
Dave Chappelle isn’t an Enemy of the Trans Community, He’s an Advocate
Photo by John Bauld Dave Chappelle has gotten a ton of attention with The Closer. His latest Netflix special, the transgender, LBGT and MeToo communities are not happy. Understandable, there’s an onslaught of raucous and down right hurtful jokes aimed at those groups. But people are only offended because they just don’t understand what a real comic does. So as to not leave them hanging, I’m going to explain standup as a civic duty.
Jodi Long Rides her Rich Cultural Past in One Woman Show – Surfing DNA
Photo by *highlimitzz Before Jodi Long landed the role of OK Cha on the TBS comedy, Sullivan and Son, she had a pretty good resume. She debuted on Broadway at the age of seven and had numerous TV appearances on shows like Roseanne, the Cosby Show, House and Law & Order. On film, Robocop 3, the Hot Chick and Striking Distance round out her IMDB page. But as the series grind has hit hiatus, she is reviving, Surfing DNA. A one woman show that explores her Chinese/Japanese/Scottish background, and the manner in which it unknowingly affected her life. Still, why not just take a break.
John Jay Community Refuses to Abandon Coach Bill Swertfager
On Thursday, November 3, the Board of Education met for its weekly meeting, and the room bursting with parents, alumni and current students, the gathering was no ordinary affair. The board recently alerted Coach Bill Swertfager that he would not be among the coaches slated for return. The issue at hand stemmed from an incident that took place 18 months ago at a John Jay Girls Softball game. In response, the public comment echoed a profound disagreement with the decision.
John Jay Falls in Five Set Thriller to Somers
The last week of the regular season upon us, John Jay and Somers put their crosstown rivalry in place. Tuesday, October 19, the Wolves had the affair looking pretty one-sided and stood a point away from sweeping. Unfortunately, it was the Tuskers who took out the broom.
Director of 'Teen Beach Movie' Receives Directors Guild of America Award and Reflects on His Career
Jeffrey Hornaday first arrived on the scene in providing the choreography for Flashdance. He went onto orchestrate Dick Tracy, the film version of A Chorus Line, and laid down the numbers for Michael Jackson’s Captain EO. If that’s not enough, he’s worked alongside Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, and Robert Zemeckis, and directed world tours for Madonna and Paul McCartney. The unbelievable success of Teen Beach Movie, which was the highest rated cable movie in history, has earned him the Director’s Guild of America Award. On his mantle, the hardware goes a long way toward encapsulating his career in one question. What's really left to do?
The Secret World of Espionage at Discovery Times Square Lets You Delve into the World of Intelligence
Spy: The Secret World of Espionage—it sounds like if I told you about this, I’d have to kill you. Not to worry, Discovery Times Square and the CIA have given me clearance. But the encrypted communiqué in confirmation —or the ticket—strongly implied that future inquiries would be met with categorical disapproval.
Boys Engaging with Phony Guns and Violent Pretend Play Doesn’t Mean They Will Act It Out in Real Life
Photo by Brian Evans I’ve never seen a Ninja movie and have no idea what a Pokemon is. But I’ve witnessed many a boy portray these characters on the playground or in the gym. They can seamlessly fall into character and diligently orchestrate what can often look like a dance of two compliant combatants. Despite the in-depth and well thought out overtures, boys are rarely praised for their envisioning. Remarkable, since the imagined drama almost looks like an operatic production that plays out as a grand struggle between good and evil. On the contrary, this spontaneous choreography, which instinctually emanates from the heroic inner dialogue of boys, typically draws ire and abhorrence from adults. In fact, the mere appearance of violence can provoke thoughtless overreaction from adults, and forget it if one of the participants pulls out a pretend firearm.