Controversy and Cultural Appropriation

Fun in the Sun Friday was the final day of Spirit Week for the 2016-2017 school year, but it didnโ€™t end up being very fun for many people. Quite a few students came in that day wearing โ€œtraditionalโ€ Hawaiian apparel, such as leis, luaus, and grass hula skirts. In response, plain posters with text on…

A Run-Through of Ramadan

Aside from just another Monday to get through, thereโ€™s nothing particularly special about June 6 for most people. But for Muslims, it marks the start of a month-long holiday known as Ramadan. During these 30 days, Muslims fast (go without food or drink) from the break of dawn to sunset. This year, that means fasting…

BSGE Hosts Visiting Artists Maymanah Farhat and Athir Shayota

The BSGE Art Department often hosts visiting artists who can share their ideas and work with students of all grades, and on Thursday, October 29, Maymanah Farhat and Athir Shayota visited our school. Maymanah is a writer and art historian as well as a curator, while Athir is a painter. Both are long-time friends of…