The Robotics Club Reply

With robotic technology advancing rapidly, robots will be a large influence on our world today, making everyday tasks easier for us humans. As well as doing simple chores for us, robots will also provide interaction for people, especially the elderly. Further, these benefits of robots apply not only to humans, but also to animals, which is something many don’t realize. As such, BSGE’s Robotics Club, though not very well known, has an important role in the world.

The club works on programming robots to portray educational themes. They have completed several previous missions, which challened them to create differently functioning robots. According to Eric Karhan ’19, the leader of the club, they are currently preparing for the Lego league competition and will compete against several other schools. The theme of the competition is animal allies, and the Robotics Club chose bees as their animal, since the bee represents BSGE. Specifically, the club focused on beekeepers, people who take care of bees and keep them healthy. This shows an interaction between humans and animals having a positive impact on the animals. When bees sting the bee suits of beekeepers, it is very expensive to clean, and the suit is attractive to bees, which can hurt the beekeepers. Thus, the club’s goal is to use robots to create a cheaper and stronger alternative, preferably white instead of the yellow, since bees aren’t attracted to white. More…

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Saving Money Over the Holidays: Deals and DIYs Reply

Spending the holiday time with family and friends has been a long- established tradition for the Western world. However, it got more difficult for inhabitants in the colder climates, so they started looking for alternatives. Holiday break doesn’t necessarily mean crowded airports, long flights, or even staring at the television screen for hours. One can have a relaxing vacation at home or out of town. There are many cost-efficient ways to spend a vacation while still having fun!

Although New York City might be covered with snow during Christmas time, fortunately there are big parts of the world that have their best weather of the year at this time, and are very cheap as well. Most of these destinations are in Central, South, and Latin America, along with parts of Mexico, Costa Rica, the Bahamas and many others.  Two quite attractive places are Cancun, Mexico and Jamaica. More…

The Official Guide to Backpacks Reply

Imagine having to carry all of your books by hand every day to school—this would make going to school almost impossible!  A backpack is an essential part of the elementary, middle and high school experience, and everybody has different opinions on which brand will benefit them. This is because comfort and appearance greatly impact education and health. In fact, studies show that approximately 5,000 children each year visit the ER because of backpack-related injuries such as hip, back, shoulder, and knee pain as well as bad posture and the tightening of muscles. Therefore, choosing an appropriate backpack for school is important. When doing so, consider all of its different aspects including the brand, quality, size, capacity, and price. More…