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Greg Mardirosian

Greg Mardirosian will be a sophomore at Boston University this fall - "still undecided in my major . . . but I'm leaning toward the path of law." In his spare time, his involvement in Tae Kwon Do keeps him busy. He has spent this summer working for the Gillette Company, although next summer, he plans to work for a law firm to get more experience in his probable career field. He was recruited for the Seevak FHAO projects through the Humanities class which he felt, "was one of the more exceptional classes Latin School had to offer . . .so different . . . in a traditional school like Latin. I wish I had participated more, taken advantage of the class discussions more." He and his team members felt that the projects were another example of a non-traditional and valuable educational opportunity. "It seemed interesting to do a group project, in which we could have our own say. We got to pick the topic. I liked the idea of going out and doing something for ourselves . . . it was a good experience for college too. It was like, 'you go out and do something and we'll check up on you,' like a stepping stone [to college-level projects]." He feels that his group took advantage of this opportunity to address issues about birth control and the rights of women that carry great importance now, as well as a great deal of weight historically: Birth control for women is "accepted now, but you have to have a good imagination . . . really think about . . . how women were treated . . . [and] the challenges [Margaret Sanger] had to face . . . she didn't just write up a petition and get [it] accepted." Considering what thoughts and feelings the project evoked in him, he commented, "Admiration comes to mind . . . if [Margaret Sanger] weren't so persistent for women's rights, we wouldn't have the views we have today of what's acceptable . . . I hadn't heard of her before we started the project, [but] I took it for granted that there are a lot of hidden heroes and heroines. A project like this helped us to learn about them.