Word from the Real World: Lydia Stetson ’15

First off, I’d like to say that I’ve only been in college for a month. So my Word from the Real World as of now is still quite new, still fresh with the freshman excitement that 7th graders might be experiencing in BSGE right now. Secondly, I’d like to dispel some myths about college life that…

Letter From the Editor: Goodbye Bacc Rag! 

“UGH, I can’t WAIT to get out of here!” is the usual response you would receive from a graduating senior at BSGE. The intense workloads and demanding deadlines are enough to make any rising college student groan. But there was always something tugging me back, sealing my lips and making me hesitate to cooly recite…

Goodbye Class of 2015

To give one last final goodbye to BSGE’s Class of 2015, The Bacc Rag collected quotes from seniors about their final thoughts and feelings on graduating from BSGE, and a few teachers on their closing comments to the seniors.  “Bittersweet, I am looking forward to my future but I cannot help but feel sad about…

BSGE Spirit Week 2014-15

The last Spirit Week of BSGE’s 2014-15 year is coming near! It will start on Monday, June 8th and end on Friday, June 12th. Monday’s theme is “Multicultural Monday” in which students and staff are welcome to represent a country, preferably their own. This can range from painting the colors of a country’s flag on…

What It’s Like to Be a Senior Taking IB Exams

For BSGE’s class of 2015, IB exam season began April of 2014 with test prep running heavy for their Standard Level Chemistry and Biology exams in May. This stressful period has once again returned for seniors, with their first exam being English Literature Higher Level (HL) from May 4th to the 5th. These exams will…

From BSGE, to Baruch, to Goldman Sachs: Alumnus Gautier Godard

Congratulations on your internship at MetLife! What is your position? Thank you, the position I was giving was called Business Planning & Strategy, which was essentially an Operations function within MetLife’s Global Employee Benefits (GEB) division who – after the acquisition of Alico – leveraged its insurance capabilities to sell insurance products to multinationals. What…

Know Before You Judge: BSGE’s College Acceptance Board

Each year the very same process occurs beginning in January and ending in late June when passerby hover around the blue bulletin board that inhabits the lobby. The list of seniors and their accompanying college acceptances, paired with the amount of financial aid they received from each university are stapled on the wall so that…

BSGE’s Most Successful Basketball Season

BSGE’s 2014-15 basketball season was concluded during the first week of February, with the girls’ last game on the 5th and the boys last game on the 6th. It was an exciting season to say the least, with the girls finishing with 6 wins to 11 losses and the boys with 6 wins to 12…

Effect of Ferguson Decision On BSGE Family

The Washington Post recently came out with poll results stating that “48% of adults approved of the decision not to indict the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager.” The poll referred to the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed black male who was murdered on August 8th, 2014 in…

Fundraising at the Fall ’14 Parent Teacher Conferences

On Thursday, November 20th from 5 – 8 p.m and Friday, November 21st from 12 – 3 p.m, BSGE hosted its bi-annual Parent Teacher Conferences. The conferences, which are held once in the fall and once in the spring, are designed so that parents can discuss their child’s grades with teachers and gain a better…

College-Related Tensions for Seniors Across the City

During the Fall Semester, high school seniors around the country, and quite possibly the world, undergo a shift in moods within their graduating class. The cheerful and open environment that they once held with their peers from 9th to 11th grade has now disappeared with the appearance of the looming college application process. At least, that is…

Ebola in NYC: How BSGE Gets Involved

On October 23rd, 2014 it was announced that emergency room doctor Craig Spencer, 33, who returned to New York City after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, was tested positive for the Ebola virus. This is the first case of Ebola in NYC and the fourth case in the United States. Unsurprisingly, New Yorkers reacted…

BSGE’s Boys Soccer Team Beats Van Buren 3-0

On Saturday, September 13th, the BSGE Boys soccer team claimed victory against Martin Van Buren High School’s team with a score of 3-0. It was the first scrimmage of the year for BSGE’s team, with players’ nerves running high with excitement. The game was split into two forty-minute parts, with BSGE Senior Ilan Wiernik ’15…

The Buzz: What are BSGE students doing this summer?

Joleyne Herrera: To find a job, because I’m broke. Lol. Olivia Witting’ 14: I’m planning to work at this theater in New Hampshire. I’m going to be assistant to the director, running shows, sitting during rehearsals, building scenery, making costumes and stuff. I’ve also been doing that for the last 6 years. I am also…

Juniors and Seniors Host IB Done Party

On Friday May 30th, the Junior and Senior Council co-hosted BSGE’s last party of the year: IB Done. The party’s name was a play on words with BSGE’s International Baccalaureate (IB) Program name, as most of BSGE’s past parties have been like. The party had a summer theme, a party tributed to the end of…

Junior Council Hosts Flapjack Fundraiser

On Saturday morning, May 17th, BSGE’s student organization Junior Council hosted the school’s second “Flapjack Fundraiser” from 8 – 10 am. The first Flapjack Fundraiser was led by the BSGE girls’ softball team, Lady Sting, a few months earlier. For Lady Sting, the event was hosted to raise money to purchase softball equipment such as uniforms,…

Cool Alumni Series: Stephanie Aristakesian

Stephanie Aristakesian always had somewhat of an obsession for Hollywood and fame. Even her BSGE teachers could see that from her 10th grade Personal Project: “How to Meet the Jonas Brothers.” (Unfortunately she never achieved her goal of meeting the JoBros. However, she did meet American Idol star Sanjaya Malakar.) Fortunately for this 2011 BSGE…

PTA and Student Groups Fundraise at Spring PTC

At the Spring Parent Teacher Conferences that occurred Thursday, March 27th and Friday, March 28th, BSGE took advantage of the mass amount of parents coming in and decided to make some money. The Lady Sting Softball team, PTA and Junior Council were all selling items for parents and students to purchase in support of the…