Word From the Real World: Moshan Guo

If I could only use one word to describe college, it would be serendipity. From arriving at the campus on move-in day to cramming Sociology vocabulary words at 3 a.m. to going stargazing with my friends in the middle of nowhere, freshman year at Colby College for me has been a roller-coaster of a ride….

BSGE Travels to China!

During spring break, a group of BSGE students and teachers embarked on a trip to China, which was our school’s first trip to a country in Asia. This year, the school decided to give an opportunity to students interested in Chinese culture and language to experience the country firsthand. The group consisted of 23 students and 4 teachers—Ms….

Cell Phone Thief Gets into Accident, Delays Hundreds of Commuters

A thief snatched a BSGE student’s iPhone on a train in Woodside and then tried to run away by escaping onto the subway tracks, only to be struck by another train. The entire ordeal delayed many rush hour commuters across Queens and into Manhattan. At around 7:40 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5th, the man approached…

All About the Extended Essay

At the beginning of the school year, BSGE 11th graders begin their year-long assignment: the Extended Essay. Although this assignment may sound tedious and intimidating, it is a crucial part of the IB program. “I was overwhelmed at first because it sounded like a really complicated paper,” said Angelica Benares ‘16. This essay, put simply, is a mandatory…

Junior Council’s Rocking Karaoke Night

Junior Council hosted BSGE’s first ever Karaoke Night on Friday, January 15 a fundraiser for senior activities, such as prom, purchasing yearbooks, and senior trip. The event was held from 3 to 6 p.m., with tickets sold for $4 (and $5 at the door). Hours before the event, council members were busy putting decorative ornaments on the walls and…

What’s the deal with CAS group projects?

Juniors and seniors in BSGE this year have been introduced to a new assignment that they have to complete as part of the Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) requirement for the IB Diploma Program. The CAS Group Project, which in BSGE must center around the theme of human rights in order to maintain a global perspective, is an 8-week long…

School Security: Time to Get Serious?

A mass shooting took place in an Oregon college, resulting in the deaths of 10 people. On Thursday, October 1, Christopher Harper-Mercer, the 26 year-old gunman, entered his writing class in Umpqua Community College armed with six guns and fired a shot to the back of the room. He then forced his fellow students to the center…

The Most Dangerous High School In the U.S. Receives Hope

Strawberry Mansion High School, a school in Philadelphia, was once named one of the most dangerous high schools in America by NeighborhoodScout. This school, with a total population of around 435 students, is located in a poor neighborhood with a high crime rate. Over 40% of the residents live in poverty, and the neighborhood has…

Costume Drive!

Mr. Anderson’s advisory is recently holding a Costume Drive that will last from October 8 to October 23. Students are encouraged to donate their old Halloween costumes to the Salvation Army, an international charitable organization with a mission to help those in need. Students who want to donate can bring their costumes to their advisories….

Students Distraught Over Chinese Program Ending

After hearing the news about Ms. Shen’s retirement from BSGE, Chinese students felt sadness but quickly wondered about who their new Chinese teacher would be. The answer they received was as unexpected as it was absurd to them. BSGE is planning to end its Chinese program and instead of continuing Chinese with another teacher, all of the students will…

BSGE’s Upcoming Trip to China

Recently, BSGE is planning for a potential trip to China during the April of 2016. In order to collect eager advocates for this upcoming trip, a meeting was hosted by Ms. Mihalache on Tuesday, May 19th for parents and students to discuss the details about the trip. Already about 20 people have signed up, with…

BSGE Ranked #28 High School in the U.S.

Recently, BSGE was ranked the #5 high school in New York State and #28 in the country. U.S. News & World Report, the famous American media company that ranked our school, is the oldest and best-known ranking of academic institutions. This time, High School of American Studies at Lehman College made it to the #1…

The Delicacies of Mamu Thai

The day was gray and windy, not an ideal Friday to go out and eat lunch with my friends during school. However, I still wanted to take a break from that unappetizing school lunch served every day. It seemed like a perfectly good opportunity to try out this Thai restaurant that has been so popular…

Watching With the Anime Club!

The Anime Club is an after-school club at BSGE that provides entertainment for students who are fans of anime. For those of you who don’t know what anime is, it is an abbreviation for Japanese animated films that show stories of a variety of different types and genres. These genres include Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance,…

BSGE Wins the MoMathlon

On Monday, March 9, BSGE’s middle school math team tasted victory in the annual MoMathlon Tournament. The tournament, sponsored by the Museum of Mathematics, took place at Queens College on Kissena Boulevard. A total of 23 teams from different schools participated, comprised mostly of 7th and 8th graders. The schools included BSGE, 190 Russell Sage, 185 Edward…

Brian Williams: Forgive and Forget?

The recent scandal involving Brian Williams, an all-time favorite anchor of the “NBC Nightly News,” has attracted the attention of millions of viewers worldwide. Williams has been under scrutiny after recanting a story he has told for years about being on a helicopter in Iraq that was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG). His exaggerated tale of…

January Snowstorm: Expectations Failed

The blizzard of January 2015, anticipated to leave at least 2-3 feet of snow on New York City, has failed to meet the city’s expectations. The amount of caution taken prior to this snowstorm has been proven to be utterly futile. For the first time in its 110-year history, the subway system was shut down because of snow. Starting…

Book Recommendations: Realistic Fiction

Water for Elephants By Sara Gruen We are pulled into the bittersweet memories of ninety-something-year-old Jacob Jankowski, who recalls his life as a young man. During his final year at Princeton University, Jacob loses his parents to a car crash. Left destitute and penniless, he begins his journey as a wanderer. Tossed by fate onto…