BSGE Takes On Denmark: A Firsthand Account

Thirty bright BSGE faces looked eagerly through the crowd, searching for the Dane they would be staying with. Although we had just gotten off a two hour train which we took right after our nine hour flight, we were eager to start our trip. We talked anxiously among ourselves, checking constantly to see if our…

Lounge Night Another Success

This was the third consecutive year BSGE hosted Lounge Night in the cafeteria. This year however, there was an added bonus of outside performers to mix up the set list and a temporary stage. For most of the night, the audience got to enjoy discovering the talent of numerous students from our school, with veteran…

Being Interviewed for College

Being interviewed for college admissions can be an extremely stressful and nerve raking. Take a look at the tips below for a few hints to make your interview run smoothly. (1) Do wear appropriate clothing; this can range form business casual to a breezy (long-ish) skirt. The way you dress tells a lot about you,…

Tim David-Lang: The Man Who Hears the Drama

Mr. Timothy David-Lang, BSGE’s school’s guidance counselor, has seen a large portion of the 400 students at BSGE in his office. They come to talk to him about personal issues they are having in their lives. This could pertain to a number of subjects, including school, parents, relationships, substance abuse, friends, or anything else they…

Silly bans on Silly Bandz

Cabbage Patch Dolls, Beanie Babies, Pokémon cards, and Crocs are some of the most wildly popular fads of the past few decades. Silly Bandz can now be added to that list.  For those who don’t know, Silly Bandz are the thin colored bands made of mostly silicone and rubber molded into various shapes. These shapes…

Lady Sting’s Playoff Run

BSGE Lady Sting fought a hard battle as the underdogs in the second round of the playoff games.  The Lady Hawks, from Hillcrest, were at the top of the Queens B East Division this season with a record of 16-2. Lady Sting was ranked fifth in the Queens B West Division, with a record of…

BSGE Student was “Made” Over the Summer

The description of BSGE senior Manny’ Moreno’s MTV episode goes: “anime aficionado Manny Moreno lives in a city full of women but has never managed to get a date. Sick and tired of the friend zone, Manny’s ready to ditch his nerdy image and get his first kiss by being MADE into a ladies man.”…

Teacher of the Month: Ms. Lily Shen

1. What kind of student were you in high school? In China, there are three criteria students are graded on sports, academics, and behavior. I was a very good student, but I liked sports, mostly volleyball, track and field, and ping-pong. But I was also good at singing, which I did in chorus. 2. Did…

To Teach Safe Sex? Or No Sex at All?

Sex. A simple idea but is somehow hard to teach. All around America different methods are being used to teach kids about sex. States have free reign to decide their own ways. Some choose to preach purely abstinence while others broaden students’ education with ways to practice safe sex. Teaching abstinence can have advantages as…

Editorial: BSGE STUDENTs Don’t Dance

Throw a dark empty room with a few balloons, even less people, and music together and you have Mardi Gras, a recent BSGE dance. Although students were being led to believe many tickets were being sold, about fifteen people in all showed up that night. But why is it that the number of BSGE students…

BSGE Goes Old School, Use Radios to Experience Inauguration

Through all the change, through the good and the bad, our country has always relied on one thing to remain constant: the eventual swearing in of a new president. Presidents have used this time to get their message across to the country, and in doing so, broadcast some of the most famous

Winona Ryder Caught Stealing…Again.

She had the perfect life. She dated the guys most only dream about, was offered so many lead roles in movies she had to start rejecting them, and she is praised for her chic sense of style, sporting Chanel and Marc Jacobs daily. Born Winona Horowitz, known to the public as Winona Ryder, is not…

Hockey Mom= Vice Prez?

Hypocritical? Check. Misleading? Check. Not quite the qualities searched for in a vice presidential candidate. Yet, they are a few of the ones portrayed by Sarah Palin, the republican candidate. Palin is the governor of Alaska, and a very conservative woman who takes a strong stand against gay marriage, abortion rights, and the teaching of…

Spring Break Attacks!

Spring break: a time of relaxation for some, and a time to cut loose for others. Those who choose the wilder spring break vacation may being putting more of an emphasis on fun than sensibility. Spring break can be a great time to let out all that stress or annoyance you normally feel during the…

Musical Review: Rent

Love, bohemians, anger, friendship, sex; all major themes of “Rent”, a Broadway show so popular and groundbreaking, it was turned into movie. After loving the movie, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the play, however it blew away any expectations I could have set, becoming the best play I had ever seen. With so…

Book Review: It Chicks

Gossip Girl with a twist, is one way to look at “It Chicks.” The twist? All the characters do not already have it made for them, but instead are trying to push themselves up to the top at a famous performing arts high school and are mostly minorities. However, there is just as much drama…

Boys vs. Girls: Which Sex Knows Less!

“Girls go to college to get more knowledge. Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider.” “Girls rule, boys drool.” “Anything you can do, I can do better.” Since we’re six years old, intelligence between genders has always been a debatable topic; not necessarily academically yet common knowledge between most boys and girls.  Boys and…

“Are those real?”

“Are those real?” This is becoming a more common question when viewing celebrities’ or an average person’s body. It used to be rare to ask if a person’s breasts were fake, now it is almost a shocker when a celebrity’s chest is not. “Plastic Surgery is a medical specialty that uses a number of surgical…

What You Don’t Eat Can Kill You!

“Here Taylor, have a bite of my sandwich.” “…No thanks, I’ll pass.” Nicole shoved the sandwich in her face, tempting her with the turkey and cheese. “How about these cookies?” “I said no thank you already,” Taylor said, her response full of attitude and irritation. “What’s wrong with you? I haven’t seen you eating in…

Shut Up and Run The Coming Track Team

“What? Your school has no sports teams?!” I’ve heard that shocked response a million times from students like me who were surprised, and disappointed, to learn our school has no sports teams. But that never meant our school didn’t want them. So, after speaking to several people involved in running clubs and at our school,…