#IBDating (A Complete Breakdown)

We all know the story: the basketball jock falls in love with the science geek over a karaoke duet, the two overcome their differences to star in the school musical, and then everyone breaks out into a huge song and dance performance. Unfortunately, BSGE is not East High and actual high school is not High…

Gender Gaps In BSGE and Other NYC Public Schools

The number of female students versus male students in high schools varies over New York City. BSGE’s population consists of more female students than male students. Like BSGE, Townsend Harris High School and Forest Hills High School also have a majority of girls attending these schools. On the other hand, Specialized High Schools like Bronx Science…

Recap of Seniors IB Art Exhibition

On Wednesday, March 25th, sixty-five BSGE seniors each showcased five artworks they created as part of the IB Visual Arts program. This took place at the Aurora Gallery, less than 3 blocks from school. The exhibition took around a year and a half to complete, for seniors had to produce a minimum of 12 artworks…

Junior Council Hosts Spring Fling

On Friday, April 24th, Junior Council hosted a successful Spring Fling dance in the cafegymatorium from 6-10 pm. The dance, which juniors had been planning, selling tickets for, and organizing for weeks, helped raise a lot of money for the committee, which works toward ultimately reducing the cost for prom and other senior expenses. Tickets…

Gym vs. Yoga: Which is better?

It’s been the longest debate in BSGE history, perhaps right after whether there’s a pool on the roof of the school. Which is better, gym or yoga? Gym and Yoga teachers Ms. Jackson and Mr. Powell gave their commentary on the benefits of each class. Ms. Jackson listed on how yoga helps students with “stress…

Know Before You Judge: BSGE’s College Acceptance Board

Each year the very same process occurs beginning in January and ending in late June when passerby hover around the blue bulletin board that inhabits the lobby. The list of seniors and their accompanying college acceptances, paired with the amount of financial aid they received from each university are stapled on the wall so that…

The Origins of BSGE

Virge Ramos and Peter Wilson were almost laid off during the first year of BSGE’s existence. And, students in the first year were promised laptops if they came to the school. The Baccalaureate School for Global Education has travelled a long way since 2002. The first year of BSGE had to share its space with…

The Running Club: The Journey to 5k

Running is a common form of exercise that many people around the world take part in either to lose weight or for personal enjoyment. The latter is seen in the case of Kohen Rahman 18’, who said: “BSGE really needed a running club. I decided to ask Tim about it because running is something I…

Successful Turnout for BSGE’s Mardi Gras

On Friday, March 20th from 6:30 to 10 p.m., the French Club and Senior Council hosted BSGE’s first party of the 2014-15 school year: Mardi Gras. The themed party is a tradition in BSGE, and brought a variety of students from 7th to 12th grade from both BSGE and other middle and high schools throughout…

Bathroom Door Mystery

Most BSGE girls of all grades have probably noticed that the bathroom door on the third floor was replaced with a wooden door last month. Many thought such a sudden replacement was strange and didn’t know the reason, but have assumed that the old door wasn’t stable enough. “It’s strange, but I have no idea…

BSGE Wins the MoMathlon

On Monday, March 9, BSGE’s middle school math team tasted victory in the annual MoMathlon Tournament. The tournament, sponsored by the Museum of Mathematics, took place at Queens College on Kissena Boulevard. A total of 23 teams from different schools participated, comprised mostly of 7th and 8th graders. The schools included BSGE, 190 Russell Sage, 185 Edward…

Personal Projects: Fundraising Edition

Two personal projects this year were more visible to the school than most. These are the fundraising projects, one by Isabelle Mah ’17 and the other by Najwa Jamal ’17. You might have seen ads for different kinds of sales around the school, such as a burrito sale or a Christmas-themed bake sale. Isabelle raised…

Lady Sting Hosts Second Annual Flapjack Fundraiser

On Saturday, February 28th, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., BSGE’s varsity softball team hosted their second “Flapjack Fundraiser” breakfast at the nearby Applebee’s on 35th Avenue. Members of Lady Sting sold $10 tickets for the event throughout February, and many students, faculty, alumni and parents attended the breakfast to show their support for the…

BSGE’s New Semester Resolutions

For many of us, we really aim to improve our entire school experience. Here are some things fellow BSGE’ers aim to accomplish in the next semester: “I’d like to procrastinate less!” – Katie D. 15’ “A 7 in French would be nice!” – Sasha S. 19’ “I want to raise my grades, especially in advisory.”…

Students’ Opinions: What to Change About BSGE

It’s no secret that BSGE has its flaws, like all good schools do. Many BSGE students wished that we had a gym, auditorium and generally more space, feeling that our school now is too cramped and lacks many fundamental resources. They wished BSGE had more funding so students could host more events such as parties…

Bake Sale Craze at BSGE

Bake sales.  This once-every-two-month, or maybe non-existent treat for most schools are pretty common events at BSGE.  Most students have taken advantage of these delicious events, going into the corridor  in search of a what more-than-likely is a tasty snack.  Others, however, groan in frustration because a) they don’t have enough cash b) they want…

Tiny Humans’ Views on BSGE’s 7th Grade Entry Exam

On Saturday, January 31, hordes upon hordes of prospective seventh graders flooded into BSGE in order to take the admissions exam that could perhaps be the first step into their acceptance in the Baccalaureate School for Global Education. The test, which consisted of a verbal and a math section, received mixed reviews from the students…

Fewer Students in BSGE: What Does That Mean?

Two years ago, there were 109 students in the BSGE seventh grade. Now there are 85. Does that mean that BSGE’s graduating class sizes are getting smaller each year? Is our reputation suffering? This is what some people think when they hear these numbers. It seems like it, but the truth is much more straightforward….

9th Graders Get Artsy

On January 20th, BSGE IB Art teacher Ms.Schwarz and the entire 9th grade went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the largest museum in the Western Hemisphere. According to Ms.Schwarz, this is her third year going to the museum with BSGE students.   Ms.Schwarz wanted to have this trip because she thought it would be…

BSGE’s 2015 Winter Concert

On January 22, 2015 at 6 p.m., Ms. Nikkolos held a Winter Concert in the cafeteria. The concert featured pieces performed by all of the 7th grade and the orchestra. The pieces, which the students have been working on for months, include “Hoedown” and “CB dance,” performed by 7-1. The concert also accepted donations that went to…