BSGE Receives Its First 7 in IB Art!

Smith College is filled with many bright young women pursuing art, but BSGE alum Adela Goldsmith ’15 can proudly say that she is one of the few who have earned a 7 in IB Higher Level Visual Arts – and not just any 7. Adela is the first BSGE student to receive a 7 in…

World From the Real World: Erin Camia ’14

This past year has been a lesson in learning that things are never impossible. It is possible to survive moving away from home and its comforts. It is possible for a New Yorker to have fun in Cleveland. It is possible for a BSGE graduate to completely switch gears and become an engineering major. None…

From BSGE, to Baruch, to Goldman Sachs: Alumnus Gautier Godard

Congratulations on your internship at MetLife! What is your position? Thank you, the position I was giving was called Business Planning & Strategy, which was essentially an Operations function within MetLife’s Global Employee Benefits (GEB) division who – after the acquisition of Alico – leveraged its insurance capabilities to sell insurance products to multinationals. What…

Word from the Real World: Samantha Calpo

As I sit still waiting for my Psychology lecture to begin, my professor holds out his hands, wiggles his hips and sings, “Now, let’s get this show on the road!” How familiar a dance it was, as it was the same little movement that Jim Napolitano used to do during Math SL. “When picking your…

Effect of Ferguson Decision On BSGE Family

The Washington Post recently came out with poll results stating that “48% of adults approved of the decision not to indict the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager.” The poll referred to the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed black male who was murdered on August 8th, 2014 in…

BSGE Alumni at Brown University

BSGE alumni – and former Bacc Rag writers – stick together! From left to right: Simran Vazirani ’11, Jan Wyszynski ’13 and Sebastian Ali ’14, pictured last month, all currently attend Brown University.

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…

BSGE Alumnus Jolijt Tamanaha Sells Company, has New Start Up

BSGE Alumnus and former BACC Rag editor, Joijt Tamanaha recently sold her St. Louis based startup company, Farmplicity, to Sunfarm Food Service in May 2014 for an undisclosed sum. Ms. Tamanaha (BSGE Class of 2011) created the company as part of an entrepreneurship class at Washington University in St Louis where she is currently a…

Cool Alumni Series: Stephanie Aristakesian

Stephanie Aristakesian always had somewhat of an obsession for Hollywood and fame. Even her BSGE teachers could see that from her 10th grade Personal Project: “How to Meet the Jonas Brothers.” (Unfortunately she never achieved her goal of meeting the JoBros. However, she did meet American Idol star Sanjaya Malakar.) Fortunately for this 2011 BSGE…

BSGE Alumni: George Itzhak’s New Film

BSGE has existed for a mere ten years, but within these ten years our school has produced some amazing alumni who have gone on to do amazing things. One of these aspiring alumni is George Itzhak, a student who graduated in 2010 who went on to attend New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts….

BSGE Alumnus, Jolijt Tamanaha, Launches Her Own Company

Jolijt Tamanaha (BSGE class of 2011) recently created a company called Farmplicity whose goal is to put local farmers in touch with local restaurants in the St. Louis area. Ms. Tamanaha created the company as part of an Entrepreneurship class at Washington University in St. Louis where she is currently a Sophomore. She said, “I’ve learned…

Curriculum Night 2012

Earlier this year on November 5th, BSGE held Curriculum Night, a night when BSGE parents were able to meet teachers. From 6:30 to 8:30pm, parents of BSGE students walked around the school and “attended” classes according to their child’s schedule. Each class was about 9 minutes long and the parents had 4 minutes to get…

Word from the Real World: Jolijt Tamanaha

Towards the end of my senior year at BSGE, one of my friends, Kristopher Kesoglides said: “college is what you make it.” Now that it is the end of my freshman year at Washington University in St. Louis, I can confidently say that he couldn’t have been more right. Seniors, you can spend the next…

Word from the Real World: Jolijt Tamanaha

The strangest thing about leaving for college is going back home. It’s beyond weird to pack a suitcase, board a plane, land in a place, and hug people that used to be so everyday and now feel so far away. Throughout all of Thanksgiving break, I wondered how real my life at college is. Cooking…

Word from the real World: Jolijt Tamanaha

While frantically fanning the smoke alarm with a Wheat Thins box I thought, “third day of orientation and I’m already learning something.”  That something was that you should never put an English Muffin in the microwave for longer than a minute. I also learned to always wear shoes when you leave your room because chances…

Word from the Real World: Jolijt Tamanaha

Before starting, I heard countless warnings about the difficulty of college.  I walked into my first class fully expecting a cruel, heartless professor and incredibly complicated work. After all, the favorite line of some BSGE teachers is: “In college, the professors won’t care about you at all.” I’ve only had caring professors. Professor Welman brought…

BSGE Class of 2011 Receives a Record Number of IB Diplomas

BSGE’s Class of 2011 received a school record 36 IB Diplomas last year. Of the 64 students who graduated in 2011, 55 were IB Diploma candidates and 36 students received enough points to earn the full IB diploma, a major achievement for the students and the school. “They worked together to support each other in…

Graduation 2011

The 2011 commencement ceremony took place at the Queens Theater in the Park. The master of ceremonies was Mr. Tim David Lang. Student Jolijt Tamanaha gave the first speech and was followed by student Nathan Nickolic. The adult speakers picked by the students were Ms. Jennifer Dikes, Mr. Virge Ramos, and Ms. Lily Shen. Ms….