I prefer to live in a diverse community. Written by Alexandria Harvey* This sentence is intriguing to me—as a writer—because it contains an adverbial prepositional inside of an infinitive phrase that acts as the direct object of the independent clause. This sentence is intriguing to me—as a human being—because it is true. While figures have … Continue reading The Elephants in Elmont: What Good Is Diversity?
Written by Karl Valere Two years ago, Elmont Memorial High School Class of 2015 Salutatorian, Harold Ekeh, made national and global news headlines after being accepted into all eight of the country's prestigious Ivy League universities -- for starters. Just one year later, Class of 2016 Valedictorian, Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, too, achieved the elusive Ivy League … Continue reading Elmont Memorial High School Has Quietly Built an Extraordinary Science Research Program
"What happens, however, when we crave a wholesome meal of lean meats and vegetables? A couple of upscale cocktails followed by small plates? A powerful smoothie and a fresh sandwich for lunch?" Alexandria Harvey writes. [Read more.] Written by Alexandria Harvey* Most morals succumb to the craving for fast food—even if this desire is literally and metaphorically … Continue reading The Elephants in Elmont: How Come We Don’t Have More ‘Healthy Food’ Restaurants?
"Train up a child in the way [she] should go: and when [she] is old[er], [she] will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6 (KJV) Elmont native, Tasha Brown, has always been destined for greatness. Now, she's empowering others to access their full potential as well. [Read more.] Meet Tasha Brown. Tasha is an Elmont native and a proud … Continue reading Elmont Alumna, Dr. Tasha Brown, Wants You To Be Strategic About Accomplishing Your Goals
"Who cares about a community center anyway?" We do. Written by Alexandria Harvey* You may wonder what the point of a community center is. A community center is broad in scope because it reflects the needs and wants of the neighborhood. What exactly this possible future center may hold is uncertain. However, we might have the … Continue reading The Elephants in Elmont: Where is Our Community Center?
We often say that the Elmont community is home to excellence in many forms. Perhaps a lesser known facet of the Elmont neighborhood is its dynamic 'underground' music scene. Largely on the web and out of town, Elmont natives and alumni have for several years been especially active in the worlds of music, dance, performance … Continue reading Elmont Artist Calls for More ‘Unity’ in His ‘Melting Pot’ Community
March is Women's History Month, but needless to say, every day of the year is a chance to highlight women's extraordinary achievements and to recognize the essential role that women play in our functioning society. Women, today, comprise nearly half of the country's labor force and outpace men in educational attainment. Yet, many women still … Continue reading Women Can Build: Elmont Alumna, Catrina Bowen, Discovers a Passion for Construction Project Management
"A new liquor store should not be allowed to open in Elmont, New York." Elmont residents are circulating an online petition demanding that the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) deny a new application for a liquor license and store opening at 1560 Hempstead Turnpike in Elmont. According to the petition, the proposed liquor store location is … Continue reading Elmont Residents Say ‘No More’ As New Petition Seeks To Stop Plans for Yet Another Liquor Store
“To be or not to be [incorporated]?” That is our hamlet’s question. Written by Alexandria Harvey* “Corporate” comes from the Latin corpus, meaning body; one definition of “incorporate” is “having a bodily form.” In fact, I like to think of this definition as referring to a spirit, a soul, a mind, or whatever your preferred word … Continue reading The Elephants in Elmont: Why Aren’t We Incorporated?
Have you heard of the elephants in Elmont? Well, they're real. When there is said to be an “Elephant in the Room,” the implication is that there is an awkward or uncomfortable issue of which everyone is aware, but one they refuse to discuss. The Elephant in the Room is hard to ignore. Avoiding it … Continue reading The Elephants in Elmont: An Original Series