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by Abhay B '20

BSGE Basketball Season Recap

BSGE’s boys’ varsity basketball team played a total of 14 official games this season, 7 games at home and 7 away. Overall, they had a win to loss record of 3-11. The boys basketball team had an average of about 41 points per game. The team also played a total of 6 non-league games, playing 3 games as home team and 3 as away team. In the non-league games, the win to loss record was 0-5, with one tied game. Overall, the average number of points made per game was about 41 again. Here’s what the coach, Mr. Anderson, had to say about the team’s performance this season. “The results of the games were a bit disappointing, but many of the young or inexperienced people learned a lot during this season and will play better next season.” He added that “the outcome will definitely be different next season, as BSGE now has its own gym to practice in away from school.” He is optimistic about future seasons.

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by Abhay B '20

The Effects of Music on the Working Brain

Source: flickr.com
Source: flickr.com

Everyone has a preferred method of studying or completing homework, and for many students, this involves listening to their favorite music, despite the fact that parents and teachers often warn against this strategy. Some researchers claim that classical music is the most beneficial genre to listen to while working, while others suggest that any music is acceptable. In fact, some argue that listening to music while doing homework can potentially increase your IQ level.

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by Abhay B '20

Yoga For Academically Advanced Students

In challenging schools like BSGE, we know that students have a lot of work to complete, at school and at home. Unfortunately, this tight schedule doesn’t allow for much exercise, possibly causing some unwanted weight and stress to build up. Daytime school and nighttime homework make it hard for a student to use their free time to the best of their ability. Luckily, there is a solution to this problem that has been around for about 4000 years, and the best part is that it doesn’t take much time out of your day.

This solution is yoga, believe it or not. Although many believe that gym is the more ideal option for fitness, which is sometimes true, yoga is actually a great choice for people with tight schedules. While hitting the gym is best for cardiovascular exercise and building up muscle using weights and exercise machines, yoga is considered by many experts to be the best for overall fitness, mentally and physically. Also, yoga is safer than going to a gym as it does not leave people vulnerable to injuries sustained by using the various machinery and equipment incorrectly. Yoga doesn’t require much equipment, meaning it can be done almost anywhere and it is easier on the body than the arduous efforts needed in gym. Yoga’s effects have been evident for quite a long period of time, and yoga clubs are popular in schools as well as fitness centers across the city.