What comes to mind when you think of fidget spinners? To the students of BSGE, they bring on mixed opinions. Approximately 66 students were surveyed for their opinions on the toys; whether they completely hated, liked, or were indifferent to them. Here is what they had to say: Given the current backlash fidget spinners receive, … Continue reading Fidget Spinners: Why They’re So Popular and What People Actually Think About Them
Memes: there is no escaping them. From the Instagram explore page and Twitter relatable accounts to company marketing advertisements and BSGE bake sale posters, memes are used to reach a wide audience, with purposes including entertainment and advertising. While the iconic Pepe and Kermit the Frog memes made their viral Internet debut in the 2010s, … Continue reading What Do You Meme?
Two weeks in the Philippines. This may not seem like a lot of time for a vacation, but it was perfect for an eye-opening experience. While I was in the Philippines, I learned about how different the local lifestyle was from the my lifestyle in New York. There were many moments when I felt extremely … Continue reading What it is Like to Live in a Developing Country For Two Weeks
On January 21st, 2017, my mother, friends, and I chanted "We want a leader, not a creepy tweeter!" loudly throughout the streets of Washington D.C. Less than twenty-four hours after country musicians strummed their guitars for America's new president, I marched with more than two million women, men, and children across the globe protesting Donald … Continue reading A Personal Experience of the March on Washington
Every student at BSGE has an assigned locker, but many do not use them to the full extent that they should. Here are some tips for using your locker! Not many people know when you can go to your lockers! Be aware when the teacher of your locker room lets you go to your locker. … Continue reading Advice for Lockers
Teenagers growing up in New York City are given the opportunity to be exposed to the many shows on Broadway. While this fun and memorable experience has always been available, no show has garnered as much popularity as Hamilton as outside of the musical theater niche—especially in young people. Its accomplishments, which include winning “Best … Continue reading Cracking the Puzzle of Hamilton’s Hype
Thanksgiving is one of the most celebrated holidays in America, regardless of race or religion. It is a time of sharing and expressing gratitude, and the celebration of overcoming previous hardships. Fortunately, students and teachers had a four day weekend to celebrate however and with whoever they want. This allowed for many differently planned celebrations … Continue reading Thanksgiving Activities