Destroying negativity with Smash Therapy

By Aaron Snyder and Kyle Izard: In the movie Anger Management, Dr. Buddy Rydell, an anger management therapist played by Jack Nicholson, is quoted saying “Temper’s the one thing you can’t get rid of by losing it.” Steven Shortino, owner of Smash Therapy, highly disagrees. Smash Therapy is located at 1225 Jefferson Road in Rochester... Continue Reading →

Showing Students She Cares: Jennifer Ramsay

By Jared Rosenberg, Nicholas Kobel and Patrick Maheen: Her students describe her as ambitious. “I wanted to be an astronaut,” was the first thing Ramsay said when Brockport Beat asked her to describe herself. Ramsay’s desk is covered in papers. Her drawers overflow with manila folders, knickknacks crowd her shelves. One in particular, a Jewish... Continue Reading →

Race(walking) Through the Generations

By Derick Abbey: This year’s Section V Indoor Track State Qualifier meet was a very one special for coach John Izzo, not because it marked his 52nd year in coaching but because he got to see his granddaughter take second place and secure a spot in the State Indoor Championships for race-walking. Despite only being... Continue Reading →

Star Quarterback to Leave Brockport

By Matthew Lauster: After accounting for almost 10,000 passing yards and scoring 99 total touchdowns, one of the greatest tenures in recent years for The College at Brockport football program has come to an abrupt end. Star quarterback Joe Germinerio has decided to transfer schools following the 2018 season. With Germinerio starting the past two... Continue Reading →

A Blessing in Disguise

By Alexis Bott: At 19-years-old, life changed overnight for Kassy Rust. Leaving behind the familiar and adjusting to a new way of living, she began a new chapter as a mother. Her son’s father was emotionally and verbally abusive. He started going out late at night and lying about where he was. Without answering the... Continue Reading →

Three steps back, five steps forward

By Bridgette Babb: They say the things you go through shape who you become. For Shayla Smith, life changing events came in threes. Originally from Atlanta, Smith relocated to Buffalo, New York in 2012. Succeeding in high school was never an issue for the young scholar, as she was able to rack up over $40,000... Continue Reading →

Brockport: Unpredictable Winter Months

By Alexis Bott: Along with sub-zero temperatures, snow and ice, winter also brings hazardous driving conditions. Despite the dangerous driving conditions this winter, some students say the attendance policy at the school are borderline extreme. These past few months have been tough for students at The College at Brockport. Major unpredictable weather events made going... Continue Reading →

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