There are many stories and legends about the moon and the effect it has on people -- weird things seem to happen when it is full.
Julio Nunez, 14, from Boston Community Leadership Academy, believes that things seem crazy under a full moon because the moon can influence ocean tides and our bodies are filled with water.“Maybe that’s why we act different,” says Nunez. Brehidy Garcia, a freshman at BCLA, has heard that the full moon can both cause people to be depressed or fill them with energy. She says she experienced neither. Eighteen-year-old Jonathan Escobar, from East Boston High School, feels that the lunar cycle must have some sway over people’s emotions. Why else, he asks, did they used to call mentally ill people lunatics?