What Do You Meme?

Memes: there is no escaping them. From the Instagram explore page and Twitter relatable accounts to company marketing advertisements and BSGE bake sale posters, memes are used to reach a wide audience, with purposes including entertainment and advertising. While the iconic Pepe and Kermit the Frog memes made their viral Internet debut in the 2010s,…

Top Anime of 2016

Anime, or Japanese animation, come in various genres, just as American TV does. It is prominent in today’s society and is very frequently talked about. In BSGE, there are many anime lovers, introduced to it for various reasons. Kai Wahlin ‘22 is “partly Japanese, so Anime is cool.” Aayman Abdellatif ‘18 says, “I grew up watching…

Five Songs You Don’t Know But Should Listen To

State Champs- Perfect Score State Champs is a pop punk band that has recently gained fame in the punk scene. Their most recent album, Around the World and Back, contains an upbeat track called Perfect Score. Perfect Score is the fifth track on the album and shows their more pop side. For someone who has…

Video Games and Violence

It’s a cold Saturday morning and you are in your cozy room. Outside, snow is falling peacefully onto empty streets. Dim light floats through the window and onto your desk, where a warm cup of tea is waiting for you to drink. You feel like you’re in your own little bubble, playing a video game…

Which Zodiac Sign Does Your Teacher Have?

No longer something which is read commonly in the daily newspapers, zodiac signs have been appearing on social media such as Tumblr blogs and Instagram posts. When people think of zodiac signs, they usually think of the daily horoscopes which predict how their day will go, and you might have noticed the “Capricorn” needlepoint hanging…

Hair Dye Obsessions in BSGE

Brightly colored hair has been a trending look amongst BSGE students. Luckily in our school, hair dye is greatly accepted both by our peers and the staff. In many other schools, “unnatural hair colors” is considered to be distracting and inappropriate. In schools such as ours, dyeing one’s hair is considered to just be another…

Dr. Helfenbein on Movies: Science Fiction Movies of the 50s Part II

Dr. Helfenbein is an avid film watcher (or, as some would say, cinephile) and will be writing a semi-regular column for the BACC Rag in which he recommends older movies students might be interested in watching.  In the previous column, I mentioned that the large number of science fiction movies produced in the 1950s may…

Avengers: Age of Ultron Preview

Avengers: Age of Ultron is a superhero film based on the Avengers team from Marvel Comics. The comics are produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The movie is the sequel to Marvel’s The Avengers from 2012 and the eleventh movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie was created…

NYC’s Own “Purr-fect” Cat Cafe

On December 15th 2014, Meow Parlor opened its doors for business. It is established as New York City’s first permanent cat cafe, which is basically a coffee shop where people can be social, study or simply have a latte with the company of a bunch of cuddly cats. The very first cat cafe opened in…

What’s a 5SOS?

5 Seconds of Summer, otherwise known as 5SOS (pronounced five-sauce) began as a group of boys posting covers to songs on YouTube, but has now risen up music charts around the world. Formed in 2011 in Sydney, the Australian pop-rock/“punk rock” band has come out of nowhere, winning 7 of the 23 awards they were…

Opinion: Dear Media, young people are more capable than taking selfies.

Is the media trying too hard to get the attention of our generation? Selfie is a new show starring Karen Gillan, a former actor on Britain’s Doctor Who, who portrays Eliza Dooley, a twenty-something with the world of social media dominating her life. Many shows like Selfie are attempting to gain a wider audience by relating…

The Bacc Rag’s First Ever Photo Column!

This year, the Bacc Rag would like to encourage students to show off their creativity. We are starting a photo column in which BSGE students may post their own photos, and if selected,  these photos will be featured on our website and print newspaper. A Google Drive document has been shared to all BSGE emails,…

Battle of the Social Networks

Being a student at BSGE means a busy schedule and no social life on school days. Each day often consists of waking up early to finish homework from the previous night, going to school, and staying up late to make an attempt at completing the homework due the next day. Students follow this routine from…

Catching Fire: Book VS. Movie

The Catching Fire book came out on September 1, 2009. The book starts out with Katniss and Peeta’s new lives in the Victor’s Village a year after they won their Hunger Games. Katniss and Peeta no longer have to worry about death lurking at their sides. Or at least that is what they believe. The…

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters: Book vs Movie

For those who watched The Sea of Monsters this past August, they can be sure to remember the angry whispers that surfaced once credits rolled in. Most of these angry whispers came from those decent audience members who actually read the writings of the great Rick Riordan. Okay, maybe I was the only one hollering…

What to Instant Netflix

TV Shows: Mad Men Breaking Bad Twin Peaks The Walking Dead Portlandia My So-Called Life Spaced Freaks and Geeks Skins Gossip Girl Doctor Who Arrested Development How I Met Your Mother

The Art of Twitter

Anxiety is a word that I have forced myself to become familiar with, ever since the fourth grade when our anxious teacher anxiously announced that it would be a part of a spelling quiz, which I was no doubt anxious about. Anxiety has crept back into my life in the form of a slice of…