Getting Into BSGE

My sister, Jolijt, had been prepping me for months. She was telling me what to say and how to say it before I even went to the open house. I was already worried about taking (and hopefully passing) the test, much less the interview. I really

The 8th Grade Poconos Trip

On the day before the last day of school the former BSGE 8th grade was busy getting their funk on with nature. They went to the Poconos Environmental Education Center (P.E.E.C) in the Pennsylvania Poconos. On Monday at 9:00am (sharp) 48 BSGE students and 4 teachers boarded two coach buses. With snacks in hand and…

Welcome Back to School!

Ahh, the two months of July and August are simply amazing. No pressure of school work on your shoulders, no waking up early, and no parents nagging you about getting your homework done. Unfortunately, those long days at the beach and days of care­free fun are over. Yes, as hard as it is to be­lieve,…

Intro to The BACC Rag:

Welcome to The Bacc Rag. Here you will be able to read and explore a collaboration of writing from a wide range of talented writers here in B.S.G.E. Our weekly meet­ings allow us to keep track of what is happening inside and outside the school and keep readers entertained about the strange and wild things…

Is the Peace Pole Peaceful?

BSGE students Kari Lind­berg, Amalia Carusone, Erica Lla­nera, Pamela Reyes, Charisse Sanchez, Shaquille K., Matthew M., Kevin Encarnacion, Sophia Bourara, Hannah McFadden, Au­drey Rivera along with Pat Llaneer collaborated with artist Francesca Nikkolos to make our very own peace pole. In a school with 400 stu­dents and over 100 different spo­ken languages, there needs to…

20 Fun Things To Do At A Drive Thru

Drive through the drive-thru in reverse and let your passenger order. Ask the price of almost every­thing on the menu and thenorder something that you didnʼt ask the price for. Tell the employee that your window is broken. Order and then pay with your door open.When the food comes, roll down the window and snatch…

Mr. Powell, the new PE teacher

Mr. Powell is one of two physical educa­tion teachers here at Baccalaureate School for Global Education. This is the first year for Mr. Powell working here at BSGE. It is also Mr. Powellʼs first year working as a physical educa­tion teacher. We donʼt know that much about him since he is new at the school…

Teens Need Exercise

For many teens in America today, running a suicide on the basketball court could be a real hassle, and have them lose their breath fast. This is a problem for a lot of kids, especially these days. Today, the amount of overweight kids has doubled since 30 years ago. That, obviously, is not good, and…

Things in NYC

New York City has many things to offer. There are hundreds of shopping areas, restaurants,shows etc. For everyone who has nothing to do over the summer, here are some places to hang out and explore. If you like strolling around by yourself or with friends, then you can go to Times Square. There you will…

Tan V. Skin Cancer

Remember hearing people say, “Hey make sure you put on sun lotion?” Well they have their reasons, and theyʼre not nagging you, theyʼre actually reducing your chance of getting skin cancer. Like when youʼre out in the beach and you want a tan, your mom is like “Sweet heart put on some sun screen youʼre…

The Burden for Boys

You always hear warnings for girls. Donʼt get pregnant, be strong, no abortion, no sex for you and worst of all, WHATʼS WRONG WITH YOU? Conver­sations always go something like, “how could she get pregnant? Her life is ruined forever.” Iʼd just like to remind boys, girls and society in general that sex is a…

The Choices You Make

Have YOU ever felt pressured to have sex? Do you think that by having sex will make you seem older? Sex thatʼs what practically every teenage boy and girl is talking about. Have you ever actually thought about the consequences about having sex? I mean what would happen if youʼre a girl and you have…

Cheating on Your Homework Banned

According to Websterʼs dictionary, cheating means “to deal with dishonesty for oneʼs own gain.” Academically, it means to represent someone elseʼs work as yours. You can have someone else do your work for you, copy from a person, or even paraphrase an essay done by your friend; it is still called cheating. Cheating on homework…

Sugar and Spice

A column for girls by a girl, about the creatures we share classrooms with called…BOYS! In my last article, I mentioned the fact that boys want to be bad boys so wewill like them. In this article I am going to elaborate on that by talking about boys on Myspace. People are always talking about…

Mean Girl Syndrome

Whenever you imagine a bully, you usu­ally see a big, tough boy bullying other guys that are helpless and smaller than he is but that is not the only type of bullying that is happening these days. One of the most popular type of bullying these days is girl bullying. These girl bullies donʼt have…

Teacher of the Month: Ms. Elizabeth Olive

Elizabeth is working with Niki Singh as a student teacher. We chose her as this monthʼs teacher of the month because you canʼt not like Eliz­abeth. Even though sheʼs not an official teacher at BSGE she hasalready inspired the 8th graders she works with. Full Name: Elizabeth Lithgow Olive Age: 24 Birthday: July 23 Zodiac…

Battle of the Sexes: Which gender is more open to homosexual guys?

Girlʼs View Well I believe through my point of view that we girls are more likely to accept gay guys. I mean yea some of us might have problems with the fact that theyʼre gay but that shouldnʼt affect our friendship. Itʼs their choice to follow theyʼre sexual orientation. I know that itʼs difficult for…