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by Elio Z '20

Teacher of the Month: Mr. Matt Anderson

IMG_2812Where did you grow up?

I grew up in the South Bronx.

What type of student were you? How would you describe yourself as a kid?

I was inquisitive, I liked school, I was interested in the origin of everything. I felt like I was pretty athletic and I would ride around New York. We would go to Central Park and do a lot of athletic things. A lot of my life was built around that, being athletic. I did a lot of work after school, I did ballet, basketball and other things. My high school was somewhat of a performing arts school. You had to choose the talent you had in 5th grade. They had theater, dance, orchestra, they also had a glee club. I decided I wanted to be in the dance class. A big motivation was that there was a girl in the class that I liked. However, I liked the class too.

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by Elio Z '20

Gym vs. Yoga: Which is better?

It’s been the longest debate in BSGE history, perhaps right after whether there’s a pool on the roof of the school. Which is better, gym or yoga? Gym and Yoga teachers Ms. Jackson and Mr. Powell gave their commentary on the benefits of each class.

Source: www.riyaz.net
Source: http://www.riyaz.net

Ms. Jackson listed on how yoga helps students with “stress relief, range of motion in the joints, flexibility, strength, and overall strength.” When asked why she would rather have yoga over gym class, she answered: “My personal experience with Yoga is just an overall calm feeling, a kind of ease in my day and regular activities. It helps me to stay more balanced in terms of my temperament and energy level.

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by Elio Z '20

BSGE’s 2015 Winter Concert

On January 22, 2015 at 6 p.m., Ms. Nikkolos held a Winter Concert in the cafeteria. The concert featured pieces performed by all of the 7th grade and the orchestra. The pieces, which the students have been working on for months, include “Hoedown” and “CB dance,” performed by 7-1. The concert also accepted donations that went to Helping Hands organizations such as Water.org, a foundation dedicated to providing clean water, and the BSGE Haiti Committee, which works to build schools in Haiti.

The BSGE orchestra at an earlier event. Photo Credit: Abdel Berraha
The BSGE orchestra at an earlier event. Photo Credit: Abdel Berraha