Most if not all of us have heard the rumors: marijuana may become legal. Some kids joke about drugs, some kids do them, but it is a topic of conversation for everyone. Like most issues some people feel strongly against making it legal and some are crossing their fingers that it will. The best way to make an opinion is to know what you are talking about first.
Marijuana became illegal for the first time in 1915 because of groups: Mexicans and Mormons. With this new group of Mexican-Americans and Mormons bringing it back with them from Mexico, whose church wanted no part of it and banned the drug. Many states followed that example. The East made marijuana illegal for its own reasons. They saw More…
Headaches. Everyone has them. You failed a few tests and had a stressful day at school. Your brother insists on blasting heavy-metal music through the house. You just watched too much TV. There are hundreds of reasons for headaches. But I bet you never thought of adding Advil to the list of causes. Or Excedrin, Tylenol, Benadryl, or any other painkiller. Recent studies have shown that these drugs are a very likely cause for your headaches. The funny thing is More…
As many of us should know, the United States holds elections every four years. The president is chosen by the people and for the people through a process called voting. To vote you must be 18 or older and must be a U.S. citizen. However, it is significant for us to understand that what constitutes an election is more than just the buttons we press.
Running for president starts about 1 year before Election Day. This g More…
With a cast headlined by John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Tarantino did not need much help in making a modern-day masterpiece. Originally known as “Black Mask”, Pulp Fiction provides a severe level of intensity and shock throughout the film, mixed in with the dark humor of its two main characters – Vincent Vega (Travolta) and Jules Winnfield( Jackson). These two characters take a series of twists throughout the film, having their lives intervene with the lives of 4 separate criminals all in one night.
Originally released in 1994, many say that Pulp Fiction was the gateway to a More…
On the 27th and 28th of October, the 8th grade students of BSGE are taking the Specialized High School Admission Test if they wish to enter a specialized high school, such as Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Tech, Bronx Science, and 5 more. This test is very strenuous for many students, because it is difficult, and proper training is needed. Because this admission test is extremely hard for the 8th grade level, lots of students have extra help by tutor, after school, etc… Some students have studied extra hard to get into the best of the best. But not only 8th graders were to take the test, 9th graders had the More…
School is in full swing, and we have almost completely gotten used to it. School is school, and we have to adjust to it, but there is one thing that still annoys me. What’s up with the locker situation??? We have been lugging books, binders and whiteboards (Chinese students) around for more than a week now and our backs are killing us, at least mine is. Maybe by the time this article comes out everything will be organized and we will have our lockers. But doesn’t it strike you as odd that when school first started a lot of things were disorganized. Our advisories weren’t set up yet, our lockers were More…
Ellen Wittlinger, author of many other teen books including Hard Love, awes us with a realistic-fiction novel of hardships, a long distance relationship, the struggle of two vulnerable kids who have just lost their father and one cousin who wants to fix it all.
Robin and Chris have been a couple for two years now and have made plans to spend everyday of their last summer together. Chris’ parents offer him a trip for a summer learning program in Rome. The gift being too good to refuse leaves Robin crushed – all of their romantic plans automatically cancelled. Ironically, More…
Eating healthy has become old fashioned for many children and teens nowadays. Vegetables and fruits have been replaced by chips and candy bars. Long hours of television, lack of exercise, and poor eating habits are some of the many factors contributing to the growing problem of childhood obesity in the United States. This rising epidemic is risking the health and well being of todays youth.
According to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 27% of all the kids that start pre Kindergarten are already overweight. Also, the National Center for Health Statistics published a study that More…
A column for girls by a girl, about how
we should react to our classmates
and teachers on the first day
The summer has passed and we are all back
together. For some of us that is a great thing, seeing all
our friends again and some of our favorite teachers. For More…
Quad Strengthening Short-Arc Leg Extensions:
Sit or lie on floor. Place a rolled up towel under
your thigh for support. Keep you leg straight and
raise your foot about six inches off the floor.
Hold for 5 seconds. Slowly lower your foot,
bending your knee. Do 10 repetitions. Switch More…
A loud “pop!” a “snap”, a torn ACL
and your out for the season. A torn
ACL is the most common knee injury.
The ACL or anterior cruciate ligament
is a stabilizing ligament connecting
the thighbone to the shinbone. Soccer,
basketball and volleyball are the
sports with the highest rates or ACL
injuries. Both women and men injure
their ACL in non-contact situations More…
Quick (but very detailed) Introduction
So, you want to write a post-it! Want is
probably not a good word. So, you have
to write a post-it! Post-its are fun, spontaneous
and make reading more interesting.
Just kidding, Post-its are stiff
and break up your reading. Unfortunately,
you have to do them just like the More…
Try every one of the ring tones
on you phone and then ask the
whole train which one they think
Gather a few friends and play
human bowling. You can be the
ball and then have your friends
be the pins. Or you can be the
ball and use the fellow commuters
as your pins.
Walk into a full train and then More…
What is IB? I BE what? IB stands
for International Baccalaureate, part of The
International Baccalaureate Organization,
or IBO. The IBO deals with education,
government, and separate international organizations
to create challenging curriculums
of international education and intense
review of children. It usually starts at a
young age in a child’s life, and More…
1. Do not stare at anybody.
2. Try to take the subway with
friends or a group.
3. While waiting for a train do
not stand to close to the track.
4. Fooling around near the
tracks is not funny, what if you
slip and fall in.
5. Always keep an eye on your
belongings. Keep bags on your More…
The grading system in BSGE is
quite complicated. It not A-F
nor is it 0-4. It is 1-7, and in its
unique way it makes sense.
Whatever you get, remember
that it can not be converted to a
percentage. Getting a 6-7 is More…
1. Stay away from Mr.
Mac [ he bites]
2. Love adore, and worship
the school newspaper
3. Do not forget to return
library books because
ms.Shen will hunt you
4. Fighting is for wussies;
go to the girls bathroom More…
My sister, Jolijt, had been prepping
me for months. She was telling me
what to say and how to say it before
I even went to the open house.
I was already worried about taking
(and hopefully passing) the test,
much less the interview. I really More…
On the day before the last day of school the former BSGE 8th grade was busy getting their funk on with nature. They went to the Poconos Environmental Education Center (P.E.E.C) in the Pennsylvania Poconos.
On Monday at 9:00am (sharp) 48 BSGE students and 4
teachers boarded two coach buses. With snacks in hand
and sleeping bags in cargo the 8th graders (and Niki, Mrs.
Africano, Linda and Mr. Powell) began their adventure.
The first bus smelled like someone dumped a bottle
of cherry flavored Tylenol all over the backseat. Turns
out the bus company just had something for More…