When was the last time that you slept at 10pm on a school night? Studies show that students and teachers need about 9 hours of sleep to properly function. However, the BSGE community knows that this statistic is ridiculous and doesn't apply to the school. Sleep not only plays an important factor in how engaged … Continue reading IB Tired!
As the BSGE community embraced a new and better school year, the new juniors and their teachers welcomed a changes to the IB curriculum for certain courses. With the introduction of such modifications, teachers and students alike have been adjusting to accommodate for the new assessments, topics and focuses. The subject with the biggest changes … Continue reading IB Changing
1. Be polite, stay to the right. 2. Ask yourself: Can I fit a person in my bag? If yes, get a smaller one. 3. You can get action hours by swimming in the fifth floor pool. Yes, the fifth floor. 4. Procrastination is inevitable. Shh, just go with it. 5. Don’t stand in the middle … Continue reading Ten Tips for New Bees
It seems that every time “IB” or “International Baccalaureate” is mentioned in a conversation, the following remarks tend to be ones of confusion. The IB program is one that is not very common in high schools around the United States; It offers an extensive and very rigor- ous curriculum that covers a wide range of … Continue reading IB Sisters
Earlier in the year it was announced that BSGE’s policy debate team was canceled after several successful years. Although avidly supported by students, due to a lack of funds, it could not continue. BSGE students already face a limited number of after-school activities and removing debate, one of the students’ favorite, was devastating. However, this … Continue reading Debate Team Revived
On November 9th, 2010 Mayor Bloomberg announced that Joel Klein, our school chancellor, would be resigning from his post. Cathie Black, previous publisher of USA Today and manager of several magazines, was appointed to his position. Designating Black as the new chancellor began a large controversy in New York City. This decision caused much uproar … Continue reading New York Gets A New Chancellor
The Obama administration proposed a plan on September 27th, 2010 about an extended school year in order to raise student achievement, which raised much controversy among to adults and kids alike. The plan would extend the school year by a month, decreasing the length of summer vacation. When this idea was proposed, many issues were … Continue reading Obama Proposes Shorter Summer Vacations