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  • Welcome To Your Tape

    Welcome To Your Tape

    Kate Collins and Sara Abdah

    June 7, 2017

    NetFlix debuted it’s controversial series, “Thirteen Reasons Why” on March 31, 2017 with a social media volume of 3,585,110.  More than any NetFlix show ever premiered.  The NetFlix series based off the 2007 novel, by Jay Asher and adapted by Brian Yorkey has skyrocketed many real issues that...

  • A Look Back: YMA 2016-17

    A Look Back: YMA 2016-17

    June 5, 2017

    The staff of the YMA Freedom Post takes a retrospective look at the past year . . . what has impacted our lives, in school and out. ENJOY and have a wonderful summer  !!!!! CLOWNS HOMECOMING MANNEKIN CHALLENGE YOU GOT SERVED TRUMP/ELECTIONS STRANGER THINGS SALT MEME LEGACY CHALLENGE ...

  • Teacher Appreciation

    Teacher Appreciation

    Brianna Miclat, Writer and Jonathan Camacho, Multi-Media

    May 24, 2017

    What do your teachers mean to you? To me, they are what shape the minds of individuals and of the future. Teachers inspire, motivate, and help students find their ways in life through education. With knowledge that they provide, they also teach us the basic principles of the importance of hardwork and...

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  • FUNNY MONEY : Unique and Fun Scholarship Opportunities

    FUNNY MONEY : Unique and Fun Scholarship Opportunities

    Jennifer Medina, Writer

    December 21, 2016

    Out of all of the stresses that come with applying for college, finding out how to pay for it can be one of the toughest challenges. For the 2015-2016 academic year, College Board reports that the average tuition cost was $32,405 for students attending private colleges, $9,410 for students attending...

  • YMA Through The Years

    YMA Through The Years

    Amara Valerio, Writer

    November 30, 2016

    Yonkers Montessori Academy is the first public Pre-K through twelfth grade public school in America.  Did you know that our large community campus was once actually two different schools called Mark Twain Middle School and Montessori School 11 ??  Or that it wasn’t even located where it is now? Pub...

A Look Back: YMA 2016-17

A Look Back: YMA 2016-17

The staff of the YMA Freedom Post takes a retrospective look at the past year . . . what has impacted our lives, in school and out. ENJOY and have a wonderful summer  !!!!! CLOWNS HOMECOMING MANNEKIN CHALLENGE YOU GOT ...

June 5, 2017 • Comments closed

Meet YMA’s Val and Sal

Meet YMA’s Val and Sal

June 4, 2017 • Comments closed

Yonkers Takes A Bite Out Of Crime

Yonkers Takes A Bite Out Of Crime

Rina Ismaili, Christina Ljuljic, Brianna Miclat, and Kerry Mills

Every year The YMA Freedom Post hosts a “Lunch With” program to immerse themselves in a new and interesting career.  After 2 years we were finally able to coordinate schedules with the Yonkers K-9 Unit led by Officer...

April 26, 2017 • Comments closed

Important Women: A LOOK BACK

Important Women: A LOOK BACK

Rina Ismaili, Writer

If you had to make a list of how many times you’ve heard “like a girl” used in the form of an insult, your list would be pretty long. Since the very beginning of time, society has portrayed women to be minorities. Being...

April 25, 2017 • Comments closed

Child Brides

Child Brides

Rina Ismaili, Writer

Do you remember what it was like being a child? Playing with dolls, running around the park, planning your dream wedding? Little did you know that one day you’d be all grown up with real-life worries and goals. Fortunately,...

April 25, 2017 • Comments closed

ALTICE High Speeds Into Yonkers

ALTICE High Speeds Into Yonkers

Alyssa Richiez, Writer

On Monday, March 13th 2017, Altice USA made an appearance at Yonkers Montessori Academy to announce that it has partnered with the City of Yonkers and the Yonkers Public Schools to raise awareness of its low-cost Opt...

March 23, 2017 • Comments closed

Stew Leonards Gives Back

Stew Leonards Gives Back

Dioni Vega

As the winter holidays loomed, Stew Leonard’s sought much needed help in several areas of their store. Frank De Santis, a Human Resource Specialist for Stew Leonards created a special program for participating Schools and...

February 15, 2017 • Comments closed

Starbucks’s Red Cups Make a Comeback !!

Starbucks’s Red Cups Make a Comeback !!

Christina Ljuljic and Kerry Mills, Writer

Last year, Starbucks decided to terminate the festive holiday themed red cup that was distributed throughout the holiday season. However, this sparked great controversy amongst many people, especially Christians. They believed that a solid red cup wi...

January 17, 2017 • Comments closed

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Here Comes The Queen of the Mound

Here Comes The Queen of the Mound

Brianna Miclat, Writer

The making of an athlete began on April 27, 2017 as Madison Allen, 14 year old, freshman, got approved by the state, to play on the Varsity YMA All Boys Baseball team. This news was long anticipated and when her coach, “Spike”...

May 31, 2017 • Comments closed

Soccer Insanity

Soccer Insanity

On May 16th Team Barceloners won YMA’s 3rd Annual Soccer Insanity Tournament.  Team members include :  Luke Sebben, Erik Isidoro, Esteban Zapata, Alexis Tapia, Sebastian Ramirez and John Sosa.  GREAT JOB Team Barcel...

May 7, 2017 • Comments closed

YMA Swims: Interview With Coach Julie Schoenlank

YMA Swims: Interview With Coach Julie Schoenlank

Christina Ljuljic, Writer

By: Christina Ljuljic   For a while, the thought of there being a varsity swim team in Yonkers seemed as if it were just a fond memory. After six years without funding for a varsity swim team, not only is there...

March 8, 2017 • Comments closed

Meet Coach Moise

Meet Coach Moise

Talib Thompson, Writer

What did you expect from your team this season ? 5 and 2 and at least going to the playoffs.   What are your expectations for next season ? If we have a good off-season I believe we should make it to the ...

November 16, 2016 • Comments closed

Bounce Boys Do It Again !!

Bounce Boys Do It Again !!

The Bounce Boys won the "You Got Served 2016" Volleyball Tournament for the second year in a row.  Members of the team include : Kevin Rodican, Michael Gianfrancesco, Daniel Gillespie, Lee Mcleod, Daulin Ramirez and Emmanuel...

November 14, 2016 • Comments closed

  • Meet the Coach November 2, 2016
  • It’s All In The Game April 12, 2016
  • Road to Kalamazoo April 12, 2016

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The Dark Side of Disney

The Dark Side of Disney

Christina Ljuljic, Writer

There’s probably nothing like the catchy soundtrack and joyous ending from a good Disney movie that reminds you more of your early childhood. However, these Disney movies...

June 12, 2017 • Comments closed

Adolescence to Adulthood Intersession

Adolescence to Adulthood Intersession

Alyssa Richiez, Writer

My intersession this year I have to say exceeded my expectations. After being told that I couldn’t go away, I signed up for a local intersession. At first I had to decide...

June 12, 2017 • Comments closed

Tips for a better school year

Tips for a better school year

Sara Abdah, Writer

  Have you ever kept your homework for the last minute and stayed awake all night? Here are a few tips for a better new school year that will help with your achievements...

May 31, 2017 • Comments closed

Cosmetology Gives Tips

Cosmetology Gives Tips

May 3, 2017 • Comments closed

Sexting

Sexting

April 20, 2017

How To Protect Your Online Identity and Reputation on Social Media

How To Protect Your Online Identity and Reputation on Social Media

April 19, 2017

Who Rules the School ? : A Q+A With the SGO President and Vice President

Who Rules the School ? : A Q+A With the SGO President and Vice President

April 18, 2017

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Boston Intersession

Boston Intersession

Kerry Mills and Christina Ljuljic

Boston Intersession Day 1: 4/3/17 By Kerry Mills Our arrival in Boston was not without turbulence. Our meticulously timed out day didn’t go as planned and we were...

June 12, 2017

Teacher Appreciation

Teacher Appreciation

May 24, 2017

Important Women: A LOOK BACK

Important Women: A LOOK BACK

April 25, 2017

Sexting

Sexting

April 20, 2017

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Book Review: Dark Places

Book Review: Dark Places

Rina Ismaili, Writer

Have you ever picked up a book and refused to put it down until you were completely finished? Well if so, you’d absolutely LOVE . . . “Dark Places”, a dark and twis...

June 7, 2017 • Comments closed

The Book That Changed My Life

The Book That Changed My Life

December 20, 2016

Book Review: The Chocolate War

Book Review: The Chocolate War

December 1, 2016

Book Review: Catalyst

Book Review: Catalyst

November 30, 2016

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Welcome To Your Tape

Welcome To Your Tape

Kate Collins and Sara Abdah

NetFlix debuted it’s controversial series, “Thirteen Reasons Why” on March 31, 2017 with a social media volume of 3,585,110.  More than any NetFlix show ever premiered. ...

June 7, 2017 • Comments closed

THE GRAMMYS : Who Do You Think Will Win ??

THE GRAMMYS : Who Do You Think Will Win ??

January 18, 2017

What You Should Binge Watch On Netflix

What You Should Binge Watch On Netflix

December 16, 2016

RACE : The Jesse Owens Story

RACE : The Jesse Owens Story

April 19, 2016

DEADPOOL : Breaks the 4th Wall

DEADPOOL : Breaks the 4th Wall

March 9, 2016

Good Movies Gone Wrong!?

Good Movies Gone Wrong!?

March 1, 2016

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Starbucks’s Red Cups Make a Comeback !!

Starbucks’s Red Cups Make a Comeback !!

Christina Ljuljic and Kerry Mills, Writer

Last year, Starbucks decided to terminate the festive holiday themed red cup that was distributed throughout the holiday season. However, this sparked great controversy am...

January 17, 2017 • Comments closed

YMA Goes Urban with Graffiti Art

YMA Goes Urban with Graffiti Art

October 26, 2016

Wire Sculpture By CRe8

Wire Sculpture By CRe8

June 1, 2016

Mehndi Glove

Mehndi Glove

June 1, 2016

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The student news site of Yonkers Montessori Academy
The student news site of Yonkers Montessori Academy