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by Isabel C '14

The Buzz: Hunger Games, Twilight, or Harry Potter

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Staff Member of the Month: Ms. Vanessa Rabines

Where are you from? What is your background?
I’m Peruvian American. I guess that’s what you would technically call it. My parents are Peruvian and I was born here.

Do you have any siblings? how many? do you get along with them?
Yes, I have two siblings. An older brother and an older sister. We get along very well.

Really? Are you lying?
Yes, really and no I’m not lying. I mean me and my sister used to fight, not me and my brother when we were younger, but we’re adults now.

How would you describe the kind of music you listen to? Favorite band?
I don’t think I have a favorite band, I like to listen to chill music: r&b, soul, something that’s pleasing to my ear nothing raunchy or loud.

What would you consider to be ‘raunchy or loud’?
Something that I can’t understand basically most of the music from now.

Why did you choose to work here?
I technically didn’t choose to work here, I had worked at queens vocational for a year, then got laid off, then when I was reassigned back to the board of ed I was sent here.

What do you think of the students? Be honest.
To be honest, I enjoy working with this group of students because if

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by Isabel C '14

Places to Go For Lunch

Panera Bread– It’s four blocks away from school on 38st and 35 ave, but the walk is worth the seven dollar Panini, in particular the chipotle chicken.

Chopstick King- This chinese food restaurant is across the street at the corner. Convenient place, however the people there take at least 10 minutes to give you your food even if you’re the only person there…

Dunkin’ Donuts- If you enjoy breakfast

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by Isabel C '14

The Buzz: Which deli do you prefer?

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by Isabel C '14

The Buzz: Blackberry or iPhone?

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by Isabel C '14

BSGE’s New Ninth Graders

BSGE welcomes some fresh new ninth grade faces. When asked what their first impression of the school was, Laura Agosto said, “It seemed like a secure environment compared to my old school that was deep in a ghetto area.” Some students were not just fascinated by the area in which our school is located. Another student, Lauren Hallisey, commented, “It’s a really nice environment, and the people are nice.” When asked about their impression of the students and teachers, Gabriella Bayshtok said, “The kids seem disciplined, and the teachers are nice and organized.” Laura was just satisfied with having teachers that “make you feel like you learn something new everyday and challenge you.” Of course first impressions are not the only things that make up the first day of school. Laura went on to say, “My best experience was probably being able to meet new people.” While this was great for the new students, sadly to every best experience there is a worst experience. Lauren said, “Having a lot of homework was probably the worst part of school.” Some students seemed to find the positive side to any situation (even going to school). Gabriela said, “I didn’t have a bad experience.” Despite all of their experiences and impressions they are now part of the BSGE crowd.

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Who’s Who at BSGE