by Erin C '14

Seventh Graders Reflect on the HIV/Aids Curriculum

Recently, students at BSGE learned about HIV/AIDS, but many feel that other people should have taught the curriculum, such as specialists instead of teachers. The DOE requires New York City public schools to teach their students about HIV/AIDS. According to, “many young people lack basic information about HIV and AIDS, and are unaware of the ways in which HIV infection can occur, and of the ways in which HIV can be prevented.” Students learned about the disease in advisory from their advisory teachers. Some seventh graders feel like their teachers did a good job, but they would have learned more from

by Erin C '14

BSGE Walks the AIDS walk

Every year on the third Sunday of May, tens of thousands of people march from Central Park to Riverside Drive and back to raise money for people living with HIV/AIDS. Last year, they raised over $7 million dollars. According to, “Since 1986, AIDS Walk New York has raised more than $105 million for HIV programs and services in the tri-state area.” Most of the money raised goes to the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), and they use it to help people with the disease get public benefits, get people tested, and to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS.
The first thing you do is register online for the walk. You can join an existing team, or

by Erin C '14

Places to Eat in the Neighborhood: Panera

laidback place to hang
out. Order some food, read
a book, do your homework,
or listen to some music.
This place can be compared
to Starbucks with its
jazzy music and relaxed atmosphere.
H o w e v e r,
it has a lot
more food
than Starbucks,
free refills