by Daniel F '10

Where’s the Respect?

Although it’s been almost a month since 9/11, many students at BSGE, including myself, haven’t forgotten the schools lack of incentive towards this historically painful date. Much of the student body felt as though something has been done incorrectly on that day this September – our entire nation honored those lost, as well as respected everyone in connection, but for some reason a school that is located roughly under an hour away from the site can not spare a minute to pay their dues.

Of course our school is not the only school to not have a mo­ment of silence on this day, and it isn’t that large of a problem that it’s something to grow irate over. However, something came across my attention that I

by Seong Ae H '12


On the 27th and 28th of October, the 8th grade students of BSGE are taking the Specialized High School Admission Test if they wish to enter a specialized high school, such as Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Tech, Bronx Sci­ence, and 5 more. This test is very strenuous for many students, because it is dif­ficult, and proper training is needed. Because this admission test is extremely hard for the 8th grade level, lots of students have extra help by tutor, after school, etc… Some students have studied extra hard to get into the best of the best. But not only 8th graders were to take the test, 9th graders had the

by Kats T '13

IB What?

What is IB? I BE what? IB stands
for International Baccalaureate, part of The
International Baccalaureate Organization,
or IBO. The IBO deals with education,
government, and separate international organizations
to create challenging curriculums
of international education and intense
review of children. It usually starts at a
young age in a child’s life, and

by BACC Rag staff

10 Tips for Newbs

1. Stay away from Mr.
Mac [ he bites]
2. Love adore, and worship
the school newspaper
3. Do not forget to return
library books because
ms.Shen will hunt you
4. Fighting is for wussies;
go to the girls bathroom

by Kats T '13

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

by Jolijt T '11

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 sleeping bags in cargo the 8th graders (and Niki, Mrs.
Africano, Linda and Mr. Powell) began their adventure.
The first bus smelled like someone dumped a bottle
of cherry flavored Tylenol all over the backseat. Turns
out the bus company just had something for

by Kristen S '11

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, the summer of 2007 has come to an end. We know how hard it is to hold back tears right now. Please, take a brief mo­ment to wipe your eyes. . . As we experience the

by Jolijt T '11

From the BACC Rag Staff: The Lack of School Moral and How We’re Going to Fix It

We are the Baccalaureate School for Global Education but you might not have known that due to our lack of school sprit. Maybe it’s be­cause we have globes on our school shirts. Or maybe because there is no sprit because, up until this year, we never really had a mascot. Many people use our nonexistent sports teams as an excuse for their lack of sprit. That is all going to change.

As of now we are no longer the nerdy school. We will no longer mock our school’s ef­forts. We will fight for our school. We will go to school events. We will support our school teams. We will love our school. We will take care of our school. We will stick up for our school when it gets into fights with big bully schools. We, the students, will be proud that we go to BSGE. Okay, now that I’m done making these proclama­tions let me tell you how we will up the school moral. As the school paper we feel responsible for the school moral. The BACC Rag has gone on a mission to make you love our school. We’ve got plans, big plans. Those include hosting party’s, or­ganizing grade football tournaments and possibly a t­shirt contest.

by BACC Rag staff

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 that are happening in life. For only about 2 hours every Thursday, you will be able to be a part of a school newspaper that will benefit everyone. We write articles, for love for writing, about anything and everything that we think will be appealing to you and quiet frankly to us. All are welcome to join The Rag, and enter with bright ideas and a place for free expression. To look for Bacc more information about this newspaper or just to have something to look at, check out our website: http://www.the­ Enjoy the paper.

by BACC Rag staff

BSGE’s New Mascot

The votes are in and Sting the IB is the new school mascot! His motto? "I think therefore IB." Congratulations to the Student Council, John Milan (the artist), and the BSGE community.


by Jolijt T '11

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 be abond that brings us all together.

There needs to be some con­nection that al­lows us to live in harmony. All 400 students here at BSGE are very differ­ent. So how can you repre­sent 400 very different peo­ple in one sculpture? Ac­cording to Francesca Nikkolos, itʼs possible. With

some plexi glass, acrylic paint, makers and tissue paper, we will all be represented on one pole.

The pole is creative to say the least. Itʼs got six sides but itʼs not a hexagon. There is a triangle in the middle with a plexi glass cylin­der surrounding it and a circle on top. There is no

by BACC Rag staff

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 and many of us havenʼt had him as a teacher yet, so I went to interview him to find out what he likes and other interesting facts.

Mr. Powellʼs full name is Jacques Pow­ell, which means he doesnʼt have a