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  • Mr. G learns what it takes to be a member of the Long Island Vegetable Orchestra

    Brookville, L.I.—Strike up the band. You’re listening to the sounds of the Long Island Vegetable Orchestra. It’s the brainchild of Dr. Dale Stuckenbruck, a music professor at CW Post on Long Island. It was a project for Dale’s students, to try to engage them more in music. He brought the vegetables to school and realized it was a viable thing. Thirteen years later, and the orchestra has played at various libraries, schools and fairs. They’ve been featured on The Conan […]

  • College program helps thousands of city kids get into college with solid financial aid packages

    Long Island City, Qns.—Alondra Cena has lived most of her life across from this spectacular view of Manhattan. An only child, she went to elementary and middle school in Long Island City, where she lived with her mom in the NYCHA housing complex. “My mom, as a single parent, struggled a lot with finding work, especially because she never graduated from college herself,” Cena explained. As a student at the Young Women’s Leadership School, it was instilled in her to […]

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