video and song by Jim Laino and Mike Woods with Nick Athanasatos on lead guitar and percussion
Holocaust survivor and author recounts her childhood horrors and hopes at RPHS
May 10, 2007
“I now have a favor to ask each one of you,” Marion Blumenthal Lazan said, as she again turned her bright, piercing eyes on the students who filled each seat in the Rocky Point High School auditorium. They had just sat transfixed for 40 minutes as the Holocaust survivor relived for them the nightmare that was her life, trapped with her family in the Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen.
Heading for the Duane Hanson exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art, I found myself passing Madison Avenue’s shopping mall of the mega-rich. A fifteen block long pageant of unreality, displaying the jarring contrasts which speak volumes about New York City’s unbridgeable chasm between privilege and poverty. Continue reading
Dangers of common chemicals
Dewey sees inhalants as potential gateway to hard drugs
Last year, alcohol was the only addictive drug to kill more high school aged kids than Butane from cigarette lighters, according to Stephen Dewey, senior scientist in the chemistry department at Brookhaven National Laboratory, who spoke to parents earlier this month at the Earl H. Vandermeulen High School in Port Jefferson. Continue reading