Monthly Archive: October, 2018

Class Visit Turns into Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

Her life would have been completely different if Derrick Cameron, Artistic Director at Ghetto Film School (GFS), did not visit her school, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (FSSA), one day during sophomore year.… Continue reading

College Ready? Who Knows.

She’s sweet, innocent, kind, bubbly. Her high-pitched voice can be recognized by anyone. She’s vibrant, energetic and her smile is infectious. In her own world throughout the hallways, like a dainty flower, living… Continue reading

A Jazzy Friday Night

On Friday, October 26, 2018, the Tony Bennett Concert Hall was transformed into a Jazz Cabaret. The lights were dimmed and the tables were set. Footsteps trickled in and blended with varied conversations and hushed… Continue reading

The Man Behind The Camera Crew

He has the appearance and personality of everyone’s favorite uncle but the only difference is he doesn’t buy you that gift your parents distinctly said you couldn’t have, instead he teaches you how… Continue reading

On Being Fierce

Most teenagers struggle with confidence and finding their own path, but Lenny Yaller believes anyone is able to find their true meaning in the world. Attending Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (FSSA), Lenny… Continue reading

Not Your Average Band Kid

The iPhone alarm buzzes at 7 A.M. on Saturday. To high schoolers, this time is sacred – sleeping in. But, not to this 16-year-old. Instead of enjoying a lazy day, she is going… Continue reading

Budding Fashion Designer With UK Roots

Her hair is light, like the brightest hues of sunlight when the day ends. Her fair skin is a contrast to her punk street-style. She pairs a black corset belt with a bold… Continue reading

The Girl Who’s Behind the Lights

The lights of the Tony Bennett Concert Hall at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (FSSA) dim as a hush rolls across the audience. Headset on and ready to go, she waits… Continue reading

Seeing Life Through the Lens

He sits in his bedroom unsure of what the future has in store for him.  He rubs his hands together, pulling his shirt away from his neck. The darkened room seems to be… Continue reading

Doing What You Love

More than one hundred kids audition, but there are only 30 seats. Round 1: Sing, Round 2: Dance, Round 3: Act. Round by round people were cut and the audition process grew harder.… Continue reading