Eva La Paz, 16, from Dorchester, says she prefers to wear heels over sneakers because they make her feel more like a girl. “Heels are more feminine and attractive,” says La Paz, who is five-feet and three inches. “They are stylish and, of course, give you a little height when needed.” Adam Torres, 16, from English High School, says he likes women with a sophisticated look. “Heels make a girl look more like a lady,” he says. Glorelis Sepulveda, 15, from Urban Science Academy, says she likes to mix it up: class and comfort. “Heels are more for special occasions and sneakers are more for an everyday case,” she says. “A girl should just be able to wear whatever makes her feel confident and comfortable.”   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UC0jURuRU8s
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Heels vs. sneakers on Newbury Street
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Boston Teens in Print is the only citywide youth newspaper written by and for Boston public secondary school students. Launched by WriteBoston and The Boston Globe in 2004 and published five times a year, TiP is a platform for student journalists, essayists, poets, and artists. It is delivered to Boston high schools, libraries, and community centers. But it is not just a newspaper -- it is also, for urban teens, an afterschool program and summer journalism institute, both free. TiP gives a voice to Boston’s youth, a voice that bellows from one end of the city to the other, across the boundaries of neighborhood, class, and ethnicity. For more on TiP, check out a Boston Neighborhood Network interview with TiP coordinator Ric Kahn and TiP senior editor Mussuba Samati.
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The critics cite cases like that of the eight-year-old boy from Louisiana who shot and killed a 90-year-old female relative this summer after he played a violent video game. Everybody needs to realize that these are games -- and not real life. That’s why only people who are mature enough to know that should play these types of games.
So don’t blame the game. In fact, there is a growing pile of research that says playing video games can be good for you. Many adults think that if you don’t take your eyes off the screen you have no life. But in reality, you’re learning a lot -- even though you may not realize it at the time because it’s so much fun. Sports games, for example, can teach you the rules of the games. Dance games can get you up and practicing your moves. Action games can improve your attention span and ability to multitask. They can encourage cooperation and teamwork. They can enhance your hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. They can teach you to think ahead and anticipate another player’s movements. They can support communication among players. They can help you master concepts through critical-thinking skills rather than rote memorization. And they can build bridges between online players from around the world.
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Boston Public Schools educators in grades five through 12 are engaging youth to learn how to use multimedia software to create artwork with purpose through a multi-year grant from the Adobe Foundation. Coordinated by administrators from the BPS Office of Instructional and Information Technology’s TechBoston unit, Adobe Youth Voices teachers receive professional development, Adobe software -- plus classroom support provided by mentors, many of whom are media- savvy graduates of BPS. These pieces were part of a student exhibit displayed in May at Northeastern University’s Fenway Center. To view additional student work from this grant, including posters, videos, and animations, please visit http://vimeo.com/bpsayvproject   Screen Shot 2013-11-21 at 6.40.14 PM water           dark orange                       hand alley fruit
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