Views on Curriculum Based Books

Everyone has some taste in books, whether it ranges from nonfiction to complete fantasy, but what about books given to students by their teachers? English teachers assign readings based on their lesson plans, and there are many opinions about reading these books for class and assignments. In BSGE, books that are read by many students…

Throw BACC Thursdays: Chris Potter: Quite the Crusader

The BACC Rag will repost an old article or interview (from our archive of almost a thousand stories!) each Thursday to help share great stories from the past that would still resound today.  Mr. Chris Potter, current English and Theory of Knowledge teacher, is a former Holy Cross collegiate basketball player. First things first: who offered you…

Enter BSGE Open Mic Contest

Deadline to submit is this Wednesday, April 23rd. Performances will be on Tuesday April 29th in the cafeteria. Click on the image below to download the flyer.

BSGE’s New Order of Books

The school library recently received a new shipment of books, thanks to Ms. Clarkson-Farrell. She has spent a lot of time devoted to trying to make the library better, and as a result, there are now more than 75 books that weren’t there to take out before. They come from many genres, everywhere from adventure…

BSGE Hosts First Open Mic Poetry Reading Celebrating Black History Month

On Thursday, February 28th, the Open Mic Poetry Reading event was the first of its kind to be hosted at BSGE, with more than 30 poems read aloud and almost every chair filled in the audience. The poetry readings weren’t the only thing happening in BSGE’s cafegymatorium, but also Gangnam style dance offs, Harlem Shakes,…

Interview with A Departing Student Teacher

 As the school year ends, BSGE’s 8th grade says goodbye for good to their English class student teacher Phillip Ashton Marnell The First. (Marnell had specifically said that he was “The First”). The 25 year old that worked with English teacher Nikki Singh and the 8th grade from April to June, is not only leaving…

To Watch Or Not to Watch?

Students Have Mixed Response to Romeo and Juliet Production On March 30th, the 8th grade took a field trip to Baruch College in Manhattan to see the production of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”. After reading and writing about the original script for a few weeks with English teacher Niki Singh and student teacher Phil Marnell,…

Teacher of the Month: Niki Singh

You’re always surrounded by kids (family, school), where do you go to escape? The hour-long subway ride to and from school is my escape, especially when I don’t have anything to grade. What were you like as a teenager? I always think of myself as being a goody-two-shoes, but I also remember  wanting to have…

The School Year Starts But One Man Is Missing

The school year begins with new expectations, goals and aspirations. Although all six grades have a long way ahead of them, the incoming tenth graders are especially under pressure with stress and loads of work. In preparation for the IB program, the Sophomores require proper guidance from their teachers. A main figure who will be…

Teacher of the Month: Ms. Connie You

What do you love about yourself? I think the thing I love about myself is the thing that I also dislike about myself, which is, I’m reflective. So I try to think a lot about my own feelings and thoughts. What’s your pet peeve? Periods and commas outside quotation marks. What intimidates you? I would…

Chris Potter: Quite the Crusader

Mr. Chris Potter, current English and Theory of Knowledge teacher, is a former Holy Cross collegiate basketball player. First things first: who offered you scholarships to come play for their schools? No that many in the end . . . I whittled down the schools that I was not interested in and that were actively…

Teacher of the Month: Ms Juanita Kumar

This month Ms. Kumar was chosen as The BACC Rag’s teacher of the month. She teachs 9th grade english. Ms. Kumar was chosen because her enthusiastic style inspires students. Her witty remarks add charm and interest to every class she teaches. How many years have you been teaching? This is my 9th year. Why did…

Teacher of the Month: Ms. Elizabeth Olive

Elizabeth is working with Niki Singh as a student teacher. We chose her as this monthʼs teacher of the month because you canʼt not like Eliz­abeth. Even though sheʼs not an official teacher at BSGE she hasalready inspired the 8th graders she works with. Full Name: Elizabeth Lithgow Olive Age: 24 Birthday: July 23 Zodiac…