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Eating Disorders And The Web

By Alexis Corbin and Alanna Levine

Names of some sources have been withheld to protect their privacy.

The Internet has become a dangerous world for those with low self-esteem and eating disorders. ED, Ana, and Mia are the unfortunate triad that encourages people to “skip one more meal” or “experience guilt after eating.” Many websites have personified eating disorders to connect with teenagers: ED stands for eating disorders, Mia for bulimia, and Ana for Anorexia. With the Internet’s ability to reach thousands of people, blogs and websites have increased the risks for teenagers to develop unhealthy lifestyles. [Read more...]

Syosset Youngsters In Style


South Grove kindergartener Erika Ahn, won “Best Pant/Skirt” for her multi-tiered ruffle skirt.

A second-grade student and a kindergarten student at South Grove Elementary School, in the Syosset School District, will see their designs in print after recently winning the “Katie Woo Super Stylish Contest.”

The competition, sponsored by the Katie Woo series publisher, Capstone Publishing, encouraged children to use their imagination to create a unique outfit for the Katie Woo character, who celebrates her fifth anniversary this year. [Read more...]

Woodbury Dancer Takes The Stage


Jillian Miller and Otha Thornton Jr., president of the National PTA

A Woodbury youngster is dancing to the rhythm of numerous accolades.

Jillian Miller, a sixth-grader at HB Thompson Middle School in Syosset, recently performed a dance at the National PTA’s 2015 Reflections student art exhibition at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. The exhibition, “Believe, Dream, Inspire,” showcases the work of more than 200 Reflections award recipients in the categories dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts from the 2013-2014 school year. [Read more...]

Editor Visits Jericho Students

In an effort to support high school journalists in the Syosset-Jericho area, the Tribune proudly yields space to the passionate young scribes from JerEcho, Jericho High School’s award-winning online newspaper. Following is the students first contribution to the Syosset-Jericho Tribune.

By Amanda Damon and Rebecca Simon JerEchoBurby_logo_pic

On Friday, Jan. 9, editor-in-chief of Anton Media Group Liza Burby visited Jericho High School’s New Media Communications classes to teach aspiring journalists what she has learned throughout her more than three-decade-long career in journalism. Burby began her career as a professional journalist at the age of 17 and hasn’t stopped working since. [Read more...]

Jericho Seniors Intel Finalists


Crystal Zheng and Ien Li

Crystal Zheng and Ien Li, both seniors at Jericho High School, are two of only 40 students from across the U.S. that were named finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search. [Read more...]

Jericho Student Wins Debate Tourney

Nitish Rajagopal

Nitish Rajagopal

Agape Debater Nitish Rajagopal, a seventh grader from Jericho Middle School won the first place gavel Top Speaker’s award at the New York Urban Debate League tournament held at the Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn recently.  Nitish also own fourth place in the middle school advanced debate division with his partner, Justin Lin (Great Neck South M.S). [Read more...]

Berry Hill Hosts Family Night

Berry Hill kindergarten and first grade families enjoyed a night of music and magic in the BerryHill_012315Bschool’s gym recently. Hosted by the Berry Hill PTA, the family night featured a magician and a DJ that entertained the students. There were craft tables where students could design their own top hats, and light refreshments and snacks were served. Family night was the perfect way to finish the first week back at school after the holiday break.

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Syosset School Budget Talks Begin

The Syosset School District held its introductory budget meeting at South Woods Middle School on Jan. 12, and attendees got a preview of what to expect in the next few weeks.

In the first of five budget meetings, which are scheduled to take place until the budget vote on May 19, Syosset Schools Superintendent Dr. Thomas Rogers and assistant superintendent for business Dr. Patricia Rufo, conducted the meeting and outlined the goals of the 2015-16 Syosset school budget. [Read more...]

Syosset Golfer Places In Tourney

Golf_011615AMalini Rudra (left in photo), a eighth grader from Harry B. Thompson Middle School in Syosset, placed third overall in the U.S. Kids Golf Holiday Classic held at the PGA National Golf course in West Palm, Fl.


Off To See The Wizard In Syosset

More than 60 South Woods Middle School students staged another wonderful theatrical production recently. The school staged the iconic “Wizard of Oz,” directed by Alan Rubinstein. Besides the student cast, South Woods students helped with lighting and stage crew, as well as playing in the pit orchestra. WOZ17

The show ran for three performances after one preview, and was very well received by appreciative audiences. It once again demonstrated the commitment of the Syosset school district to making the performing arts program accessible to all. The students are all looking forward to  next year’s show. [Read more...]