BSGE’s Resident “Rocker”

  The new found presence of a rocking chair has emerged in both the cafeteria and, more recently, outside Mr. David-Lang’s room.  Initially a present from the gracious Ms. Nikkolos, the chair was intended to offer added comfort to the ever busy Ms. Johnson.  Fortunately, though the rocker does not quite fit in our principal’s…

Tim David-Lang: The Man Who Hears the Drama

Mr. Timothy David-Lang, BSGE’s school’s guidance counselor, has seen a large portion of the 400 students at BSGE in his office. They come to talk to him about personal issues they are having in their lives. This could pertain to a number of subjects, including school, parents, relationships, substance abuse, friends, or anything else they…

Movie Review: The Runaways

Sex, drugs, and Rock & Roll. These are the fundamental components of the all girl punk rock group, The Runaways. The movie, also entitled “The Runaways,” is supposed to be a look into the lives of both Cherie Currie (Dakota Fanning) and Joan Jett (Kristen Stewart), two of the five members in the band, but…

Future Music Moguls At NYU

New York University is known as an over-priced college spread out through most of downtown Manhattan. Although it lacks the traditional campus and frat-bonding experience, it is still on most seniors’ college list. Surrounded by clubs, restaurants, and many high-fashion clothing stores, NYU has attracted many music fans because of the endless opportunities the city…

Tests, Tests, Tests, and More Tests!

From third grade to eighth grade, New York State students have been required to take New York state tests. There has never been a huge amount of prep for them at BSGE because BSGE already provides an accelerated level of learning. Unlike most other New York Public schools however, BSGE’s 8th graders not only have…

Saving lives with music

BSGE students know first-hand how important Blood Drives  are. One that I have been involved with combines music with saving lives. Music Saves Lives is a relatively new organization, started in late 2005, on a mission to collect as many blood and bone marrow donations as possible. Although it hasn’t even been 5 years since…

No Prom for Some Seniors

This year, seniors who were absent a certain number of days will not be able to attend prom. According to Ms. Johnson there were a large number of absences in the 12th grade this year. Ms. Johnson said, “The Mayor and Chancellor will give us a negative rating if the attendance goes down.” To keep…

Summer is For College Apps.

With summer approaching work is probably the last thing on the minds of juniors. However, it is crucial that this summer, the one between junior and senior year, juniors take the time to work on different aspects of their college applications. Work that juniors get done over the summer is work they don’t need to…

Performing On Stage At CARNEGIE Hall

On April 14th,  Ms. Nikkolos’ 9th grade advisory and Ms. Matani’s 10th grade advisory went on a trip to the Carnegie Hall for a Cultural Exchange Concert. Within those two advisories, there were six students who were scheduled to perform on stage that day: Seong Ae Hong, Myles Petillo, Adrien Carrere, Ashley Narvaez, Tenzin Thunsur…

IB Art Students Show off Their Work

April 22 was BSGE’s fifth annual IB Art show. 11th Grade SL and 12th grade HL students showcased their works in the library from 5-7PM. The artists discussed their art with the many parents, teachers, students and friends who attended. Paintings, sculptures, photos, and more lined the walls and hallways, and each piece was original…

EARTH DAY 2010

BSGE students made their way to Socrates Sculpture Park despite a forecast predicting afternoon thunderstorms and were rewarded with a cloudy but otherwise perfect day for cleaning the park. Earth Day is typically an annual event but it was cancelled last year due to rain. Students, teachers, Ms. Johnson and the Helping Hands Committee were…

What to do In New York city

It can be easy to forget during the school year that we in the city that never sleeps, because work quickly and effectively takes over our lives from the very beginning of September. Now that the summer is finally here, its time to put the books down and have some fun! Here’s a list of…

AIr Conditioning, Popcorn, and A Summer Movie

Knight and Day On June 25: This action-comedy movie stars Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise, who act as a fugitive couple on a lethal adventure. The lines between truth and lies blur as betrayals impact this couple’s relationship. Eventually, they end up traveling the globe in attempt to escape from being caught by a federal…

Monsieur Rajiv and Mr. Lakhaney visit france

Recently, Mr. Rajiv and Mr. Lakhaney took a trip to Montpellier, France, to arrange a foreign exchange program. They visited Jules Guesde, the school that the French students who will be participating in the exchange program. They also looked at the beautiful sights around Montpellier. “The view is like history,” said Mr. Rajiv. They both…

Silly bans on Silly Bandz

Cabbage Patch Dolls, Beanie Babies, Pokémon cards, and Crocs are some of the most wildly popular fads of the past few decades. Silly Bandz can now be added to that list.  For those who don’t know, Silly Bandz are the thin colored bands made of mostly silicone and rubber molded into various shapes. These shapes…

Borrowing Cash from the U.S. Of A.

For some BSGE students, college is right around the corner and money has recently become an increasingly important factor in students’ college decisions. The choice of where to apply or go to for college is not only decided based on academics, location, and size, but also based on how much financial aid a college will…

Parent Teacher Conferences Come at Odd Times

Parent-teacher conferences are meetings that could help you understand where you are in a class, but BSGE’s timing might not always be great. At the beginning of the year, BSGE students had their first parent-teacher conference of the year. It was only a few weeks since the first day of school. It seems like a…

EDITORIAL: THIS YEAR SHOULD END WITH REPORT CARDS FOR TEACHERS

Every year students are issued two report cards and two periodic assessments. These evaluations tell us, our parents and the colleges we apply to, how well we do our jobs as students. When the evaluations are positive, the rewards are great but when they are negative, the consequences can be dire. The same should be…

BSGE Students Offered $9.8 Million in Aid

This year’s senior class of 69 students was offered an amazing and unprecedented total of $9,853,780 in scholarships and grants. Multiple students were even offered full scholarships. The total is even more astounding than it typically would be because of today’s economic situation. According to U.S. News, financial experts predicted that this year’s fight for…