08/12/16 8:00am
PHOTO CREDIT The Battlers — Madeleine McNally, Henry Lowell-Liszanckie, Jasper Yang and Emmett Cummings — convene outside the library gearing up for the competition.

CAITLIN PANARELLA PHOTO
The Battlers — Madeleine McNally, Henry Lowell-Liszanckie, Jasper Yang and Emmett Cummings — convene outside the library gearing up for the competition.

Picture this: Six pre-teens and teens huddle around a table, enthusiastically debate the particulars of a book, and finally arrive at consensus.

A parent’s fantasy? (more…)

07/06/16 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Shelter Island science students demonstrated their knowledge at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in June. From left, Francesca Frasco, Luke Gilpin, Sarah Lewis and Mia Clark.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Shelter Island science students demonstrated their knowledge at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in June. From left, Francesca Frasco, Luke Gilpin, Sarah Lewis and Mia Clark.

Once upon a time, high school science class meant dissecting frogs and worms and mixing chemicals to see how they would react. (more…)