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by Pamela R '11

An Oasis In Astoria

On March 4th The Noguchi Museum’s Teen Advisory Board or [TAB] held their first event of the year.  With approximately 65 teens in attendance, 9 of whom were BSGE seniors, the members of [TAB] premiered their new promotional video, INterpret: An Oasis in Astoria.  This video can now be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV-cY8VwnAY.  From 4:30 to 6 PM, teens were also encouraged to explore the galleries and create their own sculptures in the museum’s Education Room.  While some of the teens were returning visitors, many were new to the space and

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by Pamela R '11

The Buzz: 2012

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by Pamela R '11

Abstinence

According to Planned Parenthood, the definition of abstinence varies per person.  Some people believe that abstinence means not to have genital-to-genital intercourse while others think that to practice abstinence, one must have absolutely no sexual intercourse.
The motives to practice abstinence vary per person as well.  In some cases, authoritative people, like parents, guardians, or older siblings, force the practice upon individuals.
Others are bound by their religion. One BSGE student admitted that the Bible and her devotion influence her abstinence.
Yet others practice abstinence for the sole purpose of protection from STDs and pregnancy.  Ninth grader, Elisavet Makridis said, “We should stay abstinent because your life can be completely changed” and that people should be “careful of HIV/AIDS.”
However you define the term abstinence and it’s motives, it is always a practice that should be considered.

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by Pamela R '11

The Buzz: Which do you prefer, liquid or bar soap?

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by Pamela R '11

The Choices You Make

Have YOU ever felt pressured to have sex? Do you think that by having sex will make you seem older? Sex thatʼs what practically every teenage boy and girl is talking about. Have you ever actually thought about the consequences about having sex? I mean what would happen if youʼre a girl and you have sex and then youfind out that youʼre pregnant, what would you do?Teenage pregnancy has been one of the biggest is­sues in our country.The National Center for Health (NCHS) has collected data obtaining the topic of Teenage Pregnancy. Within a period of 10 years (1990-2000) teenagepregnancy has dropped a total of 27 percent. A rateof teenage pregnancy was taken in 1990. 116.3 pregnancies per 1000 women (ages 15-19) were re­ported. This percentage was