NY GIANTS' JASON BROMLEY SPEAKS TO AN AUDITORIUM FULL OF YOUNG MEN
By Staff Writer
Southeast Queens native, Jason Bromley, shared his experience with students at High School for Law Enforcement and Public Safety. Now twenty-seven years old, Bromley relayed his experience growing up in the turbulent Queens neighborhood and detailed how he managed to stay out of trouble.
"I felt like only we go through these things, but when you spoke I realized I wasn't alone", remarked a sophomore as he shook hands with Mr. Bromley on the auditorium stage.
The students were noticeably intrigued by the commonalities between their experience in Southeast Queens and Mr. Bromley's. Many of the young men lined up after the event just to share their experiences with Mr. Bromley and inquire advice for shared life experiences.
"People don't realize what [our] kids go through", stated Principal Van Deren after observing an exchange between Mr. Bromley and a student who waited until most people were gone to ask how he could begin to forgive a relative who is currently in prison.
The idea that sparked this moving event came from one of the school's English teachers, Mr. Johnson and the 11th and 12th grade Guidance Counselor, Mr. Parker as part of the school's My Brother's Keeper Mentor Club.
Big or Small,
We want to save them all
By: Imani Shuler
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of finding breast cancer early. Making a difference in spreading the word about mammograms, and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved. Breast cancer is a significant public health problem. Approximately 2,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women and 2,000 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women with 40,000 deaths, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women. Death rates from breast cancer dropped from 1989 – 2007. Since 2007, breast cancer death rates have remained steady in women 50 years of age or younger, but have continued to decrease in older women. More than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors are living in the United States. Every year my school allows everyone to wear pink to appreciate and support the women who have breast cancer. Furthermore we go outside the school and let pink balloons up.
My school High School For Law Enforcement and Public Safety, has been doing the breast cancer appreciation for about 3 years and it really shows support to the women who are struggling and who do not have a cure. Symptoms of breast cancer are different for everyone. Some people do not have any signs or symptoms at all. But it’s important to know what to look for. Some signs of breast cancer are , a new lump in the breast or underarm pain in any area of the breast , swelling of part of the breast, any change in the size or shape of the breast.
Me and my school supports breast cancer because we know a lot of women or men can risk their lives by having this condition. At any age you can get breast cancer. This is why it is important to be examined yearly. The breast cancer campaign offers information and support to those who are affected by breast cancer.