Sarina Strohl’s Graduation Speech

As I focus my attention on the crowd that sits before me, I am making an imprint of every subtle detail, promising myself never to forget this day. The blue tassels on each of the graduates right side is a simple symbol of coming of age. The obvious excited anticipation of each of our parents…

In Case You Missed It: BSGE Almuni Shamar Walters’ Graduation Speech

I give honor to our principal Ms. Kelly Johnson, the vice-principal Ms. Ines Loveras, our graduation coordinators Mr. Virge Ramos and Mrs. Vanessa Rabines, to every single member of the Baccalaureate staff from the teachers to the wonderful people working in the office too.  Just any and everyone because all of you have been vital…

Class of 2009

Remember when … Said … Omar Noel- “Ms. Kumar said she would do the chicken noodle soup dance in the middle of class if I showed her how, and she actually did it?” Angelica May- “Dr. H said we weren’t allowed to hug eachother?” Malorie Mo- “Milena said ‘Malorie doesn’t count as a real Chinese…

Editorial: BSGE’s New Lateness Policy

I enjoyed reading Kristen Spang’s editorial on the school’s lateness policy. It’s nice to know that we can voice our opinions openly in the school newspaper. I wanted to offer some perspective on the issue and discuss other aspects of the policy. To understand

SOS Walk for Darfur

The SOS Darfur Walk hosted by the BSGE Helping Hand Committee is an initiative to raise awareness and an act to help the refugees of the six-year-long genocide in Darfur, Sudan.  At Socrates Sculpture Park in Astoria, NY, teams composed of at least 5 members will participate in a day long walk with a suggested…

Movie Review: Slumdog Millionaire, Best Movie by Far

by George I ’10 Every so often, an independent film comes along and makes a splash in awards scene. For the past couple of years, it was Juno and Little Miss Sunshine. This year, that film is undoubtedly Slumdog Millionaire. The film has already received heaps of critical appraise, and won eight Oscars at this…

Book Review: Twilight From a Guy’s Perspective

by Sayeed A ’14 I don’t understand what all the fuss was about because this book was just okay. The plot in the book was decent but the characters were hollow and boring. I am a guy so maybe I would not like a story in a girl’s point of view. The love story parts…

Cheating

by Bryan Levin As a high school student, I always see students glancing at peer’s test papers when

Double Music Review: Kanye and The Killers

by Kris K ’11 November 24th, 2008 was a big day for the music industry.  Two albums came out both from big name, mainstream artists:  Kanye West and The Killers.  For both Kanye and the Killers, it was their fourth album. Kanye’s new smooth styled album, 808’s and Heartbreaks had fans questioning his production.  His…

Helping Rebuild New Orleans

by Taylor M ’09 In this project I took a trip to New Orleans with a program called National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC). One of my counselors told us to always smile and to ask the New Orleans citizens about their experience with Hurricane Katrina because they need to know that things will get better….

Kendra Jackson’s Advisory On the Respect Ripple Effect

by Mariam Bhatti             This letter is to encourage the student body at BSGE to be more respectful towards others, themselves and their surroundings. One individual can bring upon a change, although many believe that it is false. However, with determination one can. You need to learn how to respect others in order…

Parent Teacher Conferences: Way too Early

by Mariam B ’12 This year parent teacher conferences were held on the 24th and 25th of October, only two months into the school year. Just like every year, students were able to volunteer to help and maintain an organized and calm environment, while the parents got to discuss their children’s progress with teachers. While…

Hope vs. Certainty; Vote McCain!

by Alexa O ’10 Millions of Americans have expressed their strong opposition towards electing another Republican president into office. To say the least, George W. Bush has not instilled a positive attitude towards Republicans in the minds of the Americans. Part of the beauty of living in America is being able to choose for ourselves…

Stop the Drama, Vote Obama!

By Tiffany C ’12 America needs a change. This being, its time we had a democratic president, since its been over seven years having a republican president in office and we havnt been doing so well. It’s been five years since we began war and American troops are still fighting for what? John McCain wants…

From Experience…

By Alan Chajet (a 7th grader last year) You’ve just started a new school. Many worries enter your mind. Will teachers like me? Who will I befriend? Will there be too much homework? Etc. The Baccalaureate School for Global Education is no exception! There first few days are rough times for some. For others, there…

Book Review: Uglies

By Alexandra K ’13 and Naimh N ’13 “She could see New Pretty Town through her open window. The party towers were already lit up, and snakes of burning torches marked flickering pathways through the pleasure gardens. A few hot-air balloons pulled at their tethers against the darkening pink sky, their passengers shooting safety fireworks…

Who even cares any more?

Imagine yourself in today’s modern world, bombarded with visions of those less fortunate, of those “starving children,” of those horrific working conditions in far away third world countries. Envision the constant images that are thrown your way of the stereotypical African boy; plagued with malnutrition complete with a great view of his ribcage, and sad,…