Patriots or Deflatriots?

In the final game before Super Bowl XLIX, the AFC (American Football Conference) championship matchup consisted of the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots. The veteran duo of quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick were well-prepared to face rising star quarterback Matthew Stafford and coach Chuck Pagano after coming off a strong 12-4…

The Buzz: What’s Your Go-To After School Snack?

Izzy L. ‘16: “Pizza if I’m in a rush or volunteering, but if I’m home I make myself a sandwich with toasted bread, almond butter, sliced banana and a drizzle of honey and I always have a cup of tea!“ Malcolm G. ‘17: “Tortilla chips, or I make a sandwich.“

Throw BACC Thursdays: Chris Potter: Quite the Crusader

The BACC Rag will repost an old article or interview (from our archive of almost a thousand stories!) each Thursday to help share great stories from the past that would still resound today.  Mr. Chris Potter, current English and Theory of Knowledge teacher, is a former Holy Cross collegiate basketball player. First things first: who offered you…

Halloween Costumes? Halloween Costumes.

It’s that time of year again – the leaves are changing color, the temperature is gradually dropping, Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts have started offering Pumpkin flavored items, and big packages of candy are on sale; it’s fall, and Halloween is right around the corner. The Problem: Finding costumes for Halloween. If you’ve ever flipped through…

Junior Council Aims to Make Prom Tickets Free

On Friday, September 19th, 2014, BSGE students from the graduating class of 2016 gathered in Room 300 for the first meeting of Junior Council – a student group with the aim to raise money to lower the cost of prom tickets. The group meets each Friday of the month, excluding extended holiday weekends. Each meeting…

The Bacc Rag’s First Ever Photo Column!

This year, the Bacc Rag would like to encourage students to show off their creativity. We are starting a photo column in which BSGE students may post their own photos, and if selected,  these photos will be featured on our website and print newspaper. A Google Drive document has been shared to all BSGE emails,…

BSGE Demystifies IB

Have you ever wondered what our school name BSGE means? It stands for Baccalaureate School for Global Education and it refers to the IB (International Baccalaureate) program established in BSGE in 2005. The IB program has been applied to over 4,000 schools (public and private) in 147 countries, over one quarter of them in the United States…

Enter BSGE Open Mic Contest

Deadline to submit is this Wednesday, April 23rd. Performances will be on Tuesday April 29th in the cafeteria. Click on the image below to download the flyer.

Opinion Piece: Statewide Exams

Ugh! was the exclamation that crossed my lips when I realized the statewide exams were this April. It’s a tedious thing. No one sane would be willing to sit through three days of ELA and math examinations and read the most boring passages ever written or spend ninety minutes crunching numbers. This terrible thing is not…

December Snow

On Sunday December 8th, snowflakes floated onto rooftops, gently settled on tree branches, and nestled onto the cold ground. It was the first time it snowed this December. Though snow makes a beautiful white landscape in the city, it poses threat to people. Heavy snow on roads could prevent people from traveling. Snow also causes…

The Change In Streams

This year BSGE created a drastic change to the stream setup throughout the grades. Though stream organizations changed every year, often having students grouped with several students they meet consistently in each class from 7th to 10th grade (11th and 12th graders are under an IB diploma program). Now, under the new system, streams are…

Photos from IB Art Show 2013

This evening, BSGE’s seniors exhibited their art pieces at the Aurora Gallery in Astoria, NY. The seniors had been working on their pieces all year and have, since the beginning of the year, found a focus or theme for their pieces as well as what media they like to work in. Today, the seniors showed…

Harvard University Displays “Boston Strong” On Campus

Following last month’s bombings at the Boston Marathon in Massachusetts, Boston University set up “Boston Strong” boards on campus for students, staff, and guests to sign. Below are just a few of the many messages left by hundreds of signers. Many were in English but countless were in a different language, displaying the international attention the…

Helping Hands: Child Sex Trafficking Initiative

            You might have noticed flyers for Helping Hands’ new initiative – child sex trafficking – around the school. The Somaly Mam foundation was made famous in a documentary called Half the Sky, shown on PBS, which highlighted various women’s issues internationally. This particular organization works with girls and women…

Woody Allen: A Witty and Effervescent Human-being

After walking around Union Square one hypothermic afternoon, I found myself seeking shelter in the nearest store which just so happened to be Strand- the real life Beauty and the Beast library but not as grandiose and not free- even though most books are close to it. Although the weather outside was frightful, I found…

A Letter from Ms. Hernandez

Hi BSGE students! This is Ms. Hernandez. For those who don’t know me, I taught seventh and eighth grade math for many years at BSGE. I just wanted to say that it was a pleasure having a chance to teach so many of you at BSGE. I left BSGE to explore a new opportunity but…

A Letter From Mr. McGuire

Dear BSGE, What’s good? I miss you guys and wish I could teleport through the yellow cabinet in the art closet and say hello. I left a secret message in the art room, if you find it, and you’re a senior, you will probably know what it means. Why did I leave? My lady friend…