“Do Not Use Shorts”

You are walking down the hallway, trying to avoid the daily traffic congestion. You see the same posters from last week: another advisory bake sale, blood donation, club to eventually join… and a poster about shorts? Recently, BSGE’s walls have been adorned with posters mimicking the nature of the “In case of fire, do not…

#IBDating (A Complete Breakdown)

We all know the story: the basketball jock falls in love with the science geek over a karaoke duet, the two overcome their differences to star in the school musical, and then everyone breaks out into a huge song and dance performance. Unfortunately, BSGE is not East High and actual high school is not High…

“SELMA” Tickets Free for Students

On Monday, January 19th, America celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Although many students celebrated with a day off from school, a group of 27 African-American business leaders in New York spread awareness with free movie tickets for 7th, 8th, and 9th graders. This group created a fund that offered 27,000 New York City middle/high…

Visiting Artist: Catherine Tafur

On Wednesday, December 10th, the art studio was filled with eager juniors and seniors partaking in BSGE’s first Visiting Artist event of the year. Ms. Schwarz arranged for her friend, Catherine Tafur, to present her work, inspiration, and process to the IB art students. Tafur’s presentation included seven paintings from her current exhibition at the…

Fall Bucket List

The temperature has dropped and the winds have risen again, this can only mean one thing: It’s officially sweater weather! Here’s a bucket list for those who want to make the most out of this fall: ☐ Have a pumpkin spice latte ☐ Cuddle up with the bae (or yourself, you are a strong independent…

10 Points for Gender Equality!

You may know her as the intelligent Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series or the ditzy Nicki in The Bling Ring, but for now, Emma Watson is playing the role of herself as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador. On September 20th, 2014, Watson launched her campaign for gender equality, “HeforShe,” at the Model UN…

Teacher of the Month: Mr. Stone

Where did you grow up? Right here in NY, Manhattan. What inspired you to become a teacher? I had a lot of good teachers who I admired as a student. I like talking about history, I like working with kids, I like working with other people. It’s a pretty good line of work to be…

Film Club’s PSA Moves to Next Round in No Bull Challenge

BSGE’s Film Club has officially made it into the Top 50 of The Great American No Bull Challenge! Founded by author and entrepreneur Shawn Edgington, the No Bull Challenge is “a social action organization that inspires teens from around the world to take a stand against bullying and to promote digital responsibility, leadership and social…

Schools Around the Country Ban Leggings and Yoga Pants

Kenilworth Jr High in California, Minnetonka High School in Minnesota, and Haven Middle School in Illinois are just a few of the schools that have banned young girls from wearing leggings or yoga pants to school. These schools have required girls who want to wear leggings or yoga pants to also wear fingertip-length shorts, a skirt,…