A lesson in German via foreign film

On day 4, the Greene Team ventured down the Staller steps to the theater to enjoy the Film Festival. The festival was something I always wanted to experience, but never …

Ducks on the rise

On Wednesday, we went to the Ducks game. Before it, we had to do a lot of set up with the video cameras and tripods and make sure we had …

Having fun with the Ducks

By Toni-Elena Gallo I’m not going to lie. Even though I loved so much about the first two days of this program, the heat in the dorms combined with my …

Maybe broadcasting is for me?

It’s Wednesday morning. The alarm starts buzzing at 6 a.m., preparing us for a long day of running around capturing film and interviewing. I comfort myself by remembering that I’ll …

We’re on the beat

This is starting to feel really authentic. The pressure of deadlines and the business of a journalist’s working life were in full gear on Day 3.  Today my group traveled …

The Best Interview Ever

Thursday was one of the busiest days I’ve had all week. Since my team, consisting of myself, Alyssa, Lily, Cielo and Jaden, were assigned the arts roundup piece, we had …

The Greene Team: A beginning

The first two days at the Greene Institute have already been an amazing experience. I came in sweating, but not just because of the heat. I was anxious about what …

Behind the scenes

July 24, Day Three — We kicked off the day heading off to the TV and broadcast studio here on campus, and words can’t describe how fun it was. When …

A whirlwind fourth day

I had barely noticed how much time had passed until I clocked in my 12th hour of writing. Everything was a whirlwind. The night before, Julia Heming and I prepared …

Photo Picking Process

When you have over 200 pictures to go through on a deadline, it might be just a bit stressful. Being the photographer for an upcoming article is a lot of …

Ducky Days Inspired by Dad

I had never been to a Ducks game before, so when the Greene Team headed over to Bethpage Ballpark, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Even though I’ve always lived …

A Daunting Duck Day

Though the day started off jam-packed with exciting trips and adventures, it went by so quickly. After a quick breakfast we all headed to Newsday to get an authentic feel …

Day Two With More Pictures

From the photo lessons I’ve been taking for the past few days I’ve realized how much I enjoy it. I especially like taking pictures of nature and portraits because they …

A day in the life of the Greene Team

As I wander through Stony Brook’s nature-filled campus, I search for a feeling to describe this place. My result-oriented self reminds me I came here to become a better journalist. …

Day 1 at Greene

My first day at the Robert W. Greene Summer Institute for High School Journalists was an information-picked blur of activity. Shortly after the parents left, we gathered in the Irving …

Day Two

By Toni Gallo I am having a great day. My second lesson with John Williams has been so much fun! All the techniques we have been reviewing with him are …

A jam-packed first day

By Jaden Morello July 22nd: Monday- Officially Day One! The alarm goes off at 6:45 am and suddenly I feel as if I’m back in school again. I definitely was …

Already off to great things

Being a teen mom, I haven’t been this sleepless since my son was a newborn. My room felt like an oven and I was restless the whole night. Bright and …

Fun First Day, Fun First Night

My first day here was one like I’ve never experienced. I was very surprised to befriend pretty much everyone on the Greene Team! Compared to today, Sunday was a short day and we had a lot of free time. Instead of staying in my room all night with the few people I already knew, Lily, Julia and Olivia, I decided to walk around with them to become familiar with the residents hall. It ended up being that the four of us explored the hall with many other girls in the group and sparked instant friendships from there.

A challenge or a way to open up?

I was scared, insecure and self conscious as always. As a person who has very low self esteem and is socially awkward, I knew what risk I was taking, but I …

Bringing it back to the classroom

It’s Day Two at Greene and I’m getting excited to bring back all I’ve learned to my school newspaper, The Paw Print, for my senior year. I’m feeling motivated to …

Day 2 at Greene

My second day at the Robert W. Greene Summer Institute for High School Journalists has been a lot of fun! Rested and refreshed from a good night’s sleep, my classmates …

Fast friends found at Greene

When I first stepped out of the car and onto the campus of Stony Brook University, I didn’t know what to expect from the Robert W. Greene Summer Institute for …

Amanda and the Greene Team: Day 2

Another day with Greene Team. How do I describe the second day? It was pretty good — but also a little long. It all started with the photography workshop. We …

A picture perfect start

In only a short 24 hours, so much has happened and I already love this program and the people. At first, going into Irving Hall, I was met with anxiety …

Go ahead, make my day

When our instructors Cathrine and Zack said the days were long, I thought they were not serious. But turns out they were 100 percent correct about long days at the …

Refreshed and ready

It’s the second day here at Stony Brook University and I woke up this morning feeling refreshed from having a good nights sleep (finally!) and ready to start the day. …

New friends, new stories

The Robert W. Greene Institute for High School Journalist has officially begun. Among what has already been many long hours of lectures and hands-on experience with new technology and equipment. …

End of the Night Shenanigans

At the end of the past few days, Hall C in Irving College has been a blast. A few of the girls gather in a room before bed to just …

Confidence from photos

This morning, I again found myself outside taking photos of a friend. Despite my excitement about the freedom of photography, I wondered what I could learn from another photo session. …

Fast friends, fun experiences in only 24 hours at Greene

It’s been 24 hours since our parents dropped us off here at Stony Brook, an experience unlike anything I’ve ever done before. Today has been amazing and as my brain scrambles to make leads and take photos, my heart is happy that I’ve found such good friends here.

A rewarding first day at Greene

I began the Robert W. Greene Summer Institute for High School Journalists on Monday. It’s a seven-day, residential program at Stony Brook University. Despite the unbearable heat, this experience has …

Capturing the moment

The Robert W. Greene Summer Institute class of 2019 were all outside in the heat with cameras, learning how to apply the photography lesson of the day about exposure, focus, …

Welcome Greene Team 2019!

Welcome to the home of the Robert W. Greene Summer Institute for High School Journalists! Our tenth year is off to a great start, with students from high schools on …