Lily Berlin, BSGE’s Youtube Star

BSGE’s very own, Lily Brickman who also goes under the alias of Lily Berlin on stage, is an up and coming young artist. Her rendition of “Someone Like You” by Adele has gotten over thirty thousand views on YouTube alone and it doesn’t stop there.  Recently, Lily’s video was featured on an Italian Newscast a…

The Hunger Games!

Happy Hunger Games! But was it really, though? Last month marked the big screen premiere of Harry Potter 2.0- err, the Hunger Games, and people went capital C crazy. I couldn’t walk through the hallways without hearing “OMG HUNGER GAMES” or something about how “hot” Josh Hutcherson is. People were staying up all night to…

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…

Seniors Reflect on the College Application Process

As the school year is wrapping up, seniors have some time to look back on the college application process after submitting their final choices. They thought that one of the hardest parts of the process was the beginning of the school year. “The first few months of the college process, it’s really hard because you…

BSGE’s 2012 IB Art Show

The BSGE Senior IB art exhibit is a main product of those working on the IB art show in which artwork is displayed, graded and sold through auction. The art show occurs every year in the month of April. However this year might be the last time because next year will be different. Students will…

Staff Member of the Month: Ms. Vanessa Rabines

Where are you from? What is your background? I’m Peruvian American. I guess that’s what you would technically call it. My parents are Peruvian and I was born here. Do you have any siblings? how many? do you get along with them? Yes, I have two siblings. An older brother and an older sister. We…

Pi Day Celebrations

This March 14th, 2012 BSGE celebrated Pi Day like none other with Pi Day songs, games, presentations, food and of course, pie. Pi Day is a holiday committed to celebrating the mathematical constant of Pi, or 3.141596… It goes on forever. “Pi Day is the best day of the year. I love eating pie on…

Private vs. Public Schools

Some seventh graders who came from private schools think that their transition to BSGE was big but manageable. Private schools have been believed to be more organized and strict compared to public schools. Some also feared that they may feel out of place a little with the new setting. “at first it was hard but,…

What Makes a Good Teacher?

Good teachers are the main part of getting a great education. They provide the necessary support and guidance in an individual’s academic career and take on the role outside of mentor. Being that a teacher inevitably plays such a large role of a student’s academic career their qualities will ultimately manifest themselves into the welfare…

7th Graders Reflect on Their Time at BSGE

7th graders in BSGE think that the teachers are better than the teachers they had previously in 6th grade. “The teachers in my old school didn’t really look like they knew the stuff.” Jay Schleyer commented. “The teachers are nicer and they really try to get you to learn the concept and all the information…

Earth Day 2012!

On Sunday, April 29th, members of the BSGE Helping Hands Committee participated in an Earth Day event at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, along with students from other schools. They spent a day fertilizing trees, planting vegetables, grass and herbs, and making compost. Originally the event was planned for Sunday April 22nd, which…

Spanish Spring Breakers

On April fifth, 12 students from the sophomore Spanish classes took a trip to Spain. Being the first BSGE trip to Spain, the planning of the trip was a lot of work for teachers, students, and parents alike. The class, led by Mr. Giraldo, had planned for this trip since October of 2011. With the…

SAT Subject Tests

Recently tenth grade students have been recommended by the math and humanities teachers to take the Math level 1 and World History SAT subject tests. However, they do not bear the same priority as the SAT taken in the junior year, the SAT II or SAT subject tests have increased in significance in application to…

Students Transferring From BSGE During High School

Recently, a number of students in the 11th grade were questioning their being in BSGE, and tried, some successfully, to leave the school. To understand better what may cause students to leave the school, students from each grade were interviewed and asked their opinions of BSGE. Julian Benayoun ’12 said that what frustrated him was…

Regents Exams

New York City eighth and ninth graders are required to take an examination, the algebra regents, that assesses their level of understanding in algebra. BSGE eighth graders are taking the algebra regents along with the ninth graders from other schools, because they took algebra class a year ahead. The algebra regents take place on June…

Thoughts on Lockers

Locker policies and use elicit strong responses from both students and teachers at BSGE.  Students in BSGE complain that the people around their lockers are annoying and loud. “Sometimes they are so loud. I just want to relax in the quiet but people scream in my ears instead,” Adrian Kulesza comments. In some locker rooms…

Deciding Which High School to Attend

Eighth-graders citywide received the results for next year’s high school placement on March 1st.  Of the high schools these eighth-graders applied to, many placed their hopes on being accepted by some of New York’s specialized high schools. After they took an admission test to these specialized high schools in October, a select few will be…