Avonte’s Law: How Does It Affect Us?

Avonte Oquendo was a special needs student who died in October 2013 because he wandered outside of school through a side door that had been left open. Although this was quite a sad event for all of New York, there is now a new law enacted to avert similar incidents in the future. Avonte’s law was…

Comic Con 2015!

The race to get tickets for Comic Con 2015 commenced on September 20th. People lined the streets of Downtown Manhattan just to have the chance to get a ticket. According to the NYCC Twitter account, the first people arrived at the store at 3:56pm the previous day as the tickets were being sold at 10am….

Hair Dye Obsessions in BSGE

Brightly colored hair has been a trending look amongst BSGE students. Luckily in our school, hair dye is greatly accepted both by our peers and the staff. In many other schools, “unnatural hair colors” is considered to be distracting and inappropriate. In schools such as ours, dyeing one’s hair is considered to just be another…

Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

Time Magazine’s annual “Person of the Year” article awards and recognizes the most influential person from the previous year.  It began in 1927, and there have been many people nominated for this award since then. There have been some controversies in the past over who won.  For example, in 1938, Adolf Hitler won the title….

BSGE’s Lack of a Physics Class

BSGE is known for being one of the best high schools in New York City. With only 478 students from 7th to 12th grade, many students would agree that it is good to have a smaller, more intimate school environment where everyone knows, well, everyone.  However, there are some drawbacks, for example, having such a small school…

Themes Behind BSGE Seniors’ IB Artworks

Name: Nicholas Tan Year of Graduation: 2015 Date of Completion: Sept 2, 2014 Title of the Artwork: Disintegration 1) What is this piece depicting? What was your inspiration? My artwork is a sculpture comprised of two parts. The first section depicts a human skeleton on bare soil, having its bones chomped apart by a series…

Update on CVS’ Cigarette Ban

On February 5, 2014, CVS made a big move by deciding to stop selling tobacco products as soon as October 1, 2014. The main product that everyone is fussing about is cigarettes. Being a large chain of retail stores, CVS is taking away the supply of cigarettes for many individuals. For some smokers, this means…

No More 8th Period on Mondays and Tuesdays — Here’s Why.

BSGE’s 2014-15 school year began at a surprising note when news went around that there was no more 8th period. For the first time in the school’s history, students must leave the building by 2:20 p.m. on Mondays AND Tuesdays. However, students are still free to engage in after school activities on Wednesdays, Thursdays and…

BSGE’s Rubik’s Cube Sensation

In 1974, Erno Rubiks created the first Rubiks Cube. Born on July 13, 1944 in Hungary, Erno became a professor in the Academy of Applied Arts and Design in Budapest. His passion for 3-D objects led him to envision a three dimensional cube that would have moving pieces on each face. In 1974, he constructed…

The Hunger Games: Book vs. Movie

In case you don’t know already know, The Hunger Games is about Katniss Everdeen, a girl who lives in a post-apocalyptic world in the country of Panem. Panem is split into 12 districts and the Capitol. Katniss is from District 12, and volunteers to fight to the death in the annual Hunger Games to save…

BSGE’s New Parent Coordinator

BSGE recently hired a new parent coordinator named Margaret Pasach who is also BSGE parent. Pasach graduated from Queens College and Fordham University with an MA in Elementary Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art. Before coming to BSGE, Pasach was working as an elementary school art teacher for grades 1-6 in and a…

Curriculum Night: What Is It?

Curriculum Night. What is it? Well, most students in this school don’t really know. Curriculum Night is a night in which parents are invited to meet the teachers of BSGE that educate, grade and mentor their children. Teachers discuss with parents what is expected of students in class, the average amount of homework assigned, and…

Advice to 7th Graders from 8th Graders

• Get involved. Try to go to as many after-school clubs as you can. o After you join, you can always quit if you dislike it afterward. o Meet people from other grades, and get to know the people in your own grade better. o Create your own clubs as long as you find other people…

Stream 7-2’s Creative Writing Project

For the past month, stream 7-2’s Creative Writing class has been working on a very interesting sculpture project.  It started out as individual work, but then became a group collaboration.  The students in the stream wrote their own personal narratives, and then had the chance to create a sculpture, drawing, or some sort of art…