Reporting by students working as interns at news organizations throughout the region.

Pine Beetle Eradication Plan Will Restore Devastated LI Parks

Vinny Ball | WSHU
Suffolk County officials have unveiled their updated plan to limit the spread of southern pine beetles and to restore areas they’ve devastated.

Long Island JCC To Offer LGBTQ Summer Camp

Jay Shah | WSHU
A week-long LGBTQ summer day camp will launch in August on Long Island. The pilot program is for kids ages 12 – 18 and will run for a week.

Why Don’t Our Teachers Look Like Their Students?

Eric Schmid | WSHU
Teacher diversity is a problem throughout America, and it can hurt students.

Sailing Through Garbage Bag Ocean

Erica Cirino | Vice Motherboard
The Pacific Ocean is full of plastic, home to one of the most famous pollution hotspots in the world, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Riverhead’s Poe Festival replaced with day of Halloween treats

Michaela Kilgallen | Newsday
For the past two years, Halloween weekend in Riverhead has looked like a scene out of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven,” but this year, things will be a little different.