RAE’s “The RAE Show:” Looking into an Artist’s Life

Rainer Turim, ‘18 This month, Brooklyn-raised artist RAE started The RAE Show, a project in which the artist lives behind a storefront window in a replica of his childhood room, creating new artwork day and night, living under a mask. The artist, like other recognized street artists, doesn’t use his full name or show his… Read More RAE’s “The RAE Show:” Looking into an Artist’s Life

Diversity Initiative and Student Union Hold Joint Roundtable

Lilian Zheng, ‘19 On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, Jeffery Moss, the Student Union Representatives, and Diversity Initiative Student Leadership Team facilitated a roundtable discussion. Earlier this year, two town halls gathered underclassmen and upperclassmen to discuss their experiences of race at BHSEC. During the first town hall, when 9th graders and Y2s gathered together, the… Read More Diversity Initiative and Student Union Hold Joint Roundtable

Terrorist Attack Near Stuyvesant High School

Marufa Kasham, ’19 Halloween is easily a teen’s favorite holiday—a time to dress up in costumes, eat candy and treat yourself to $3 Chipotle. At BHSEC, Scrap was hosting a little Halloween party in collaboration with other clubs, where many students chose to spend portion of their Halloween. At approximately 3:45, I received a text… Read More Terrorist Attack Near Stuyvesant High School

Affirmations That STILL Won’t Make The Stress of The College Process More Manageable

Livia Miller ’18 I possess the qualities needed to be extremely successful.   This is a nice one to say everyday or think to yourself when admission deadlines seem particularly looming. It won’t help you deal with the fact that your laziness in the past has set you up for disappointment, or the awareness that… Read More Affirmations That STILL Won’t Make The Stress of The College Process More Manageable

Poet, Soccer Player, and Biologist; Dr. Kennedy leaves BHSEC for Pharmaceutical Company

Rainer Turim, ‘18 Dr. Kennedy first arrived at BHSEC almost two years ago, after earning her PhD in biomedical science from the University of Maine and teaching  in the Department of Psychology at Columbia University, where she continued to teach while at BHSEC. The former All-New England  and Division I soccer player gave birth to… Read More Poet, Soccer Player, and Biologist; Dr. Kennedy leaves BHSEC for Pharmaceutical Company

Seeing All the Parts and None of the Whole: A Reflection on the Hannah Arendt Conference

Mollie Gordon, ‘18 On Thursday October 12, the Y2 class took a break from the monotony of classes and college essays to attend the annual Hannah Arendt Conference at Bard College. This year, the theme of the conference was “Crises of Democracy.” The conference was an opportunity to hear from acclaimed journalists, authors, and politicians,… Read More Seeing All the Parts and None of the Whole: A Reflection on the Hannah Arendt Conference

Model UN: More than just Make Believe in Suits

Evan Farley, ‘20 Model United Nations (MUN) is well known in popular culture as an after-school activity for nerdy high school students. Maybe you’ve seen the Parks and Recreation episode in which Leslie hosts a Model UN conference that goes awry thanks to relationship troubles with Ben. The Simpsons also featured an episode where a… Read More Model UN: More than just Make Believe in Suits

Flying Away: How the Y1 Classroom and the Political Arena Helped Me Find Myself

Mollie Gordon, ’18 When I was approached about writing for The Bardvark, my initial impulse was to say “no.” I’d never written anything for the newspaper before, so I didn’t see any reason why I should now. Also, I didn’t think I had anything to say. Evidently, I conquered this impulse, because I’m here and… Read More Flying Away: How the Y1 Classroom and the Political Arena Helped Me Find Myself

BHSEC Model UN’s Inaugural School Conference: BHSECMUNC I

Evan Farley, ‘20 BHSEC Model United Nations hosted its inaugural extramural Model United Nations Conference (BHSECMUNC I) this past weekend on Saturday, May 20th. While BHSEC has previously held intramural conferences for members of the team, BHSECMUNC was open to any student inclined to participate in the full day affair of intense crises and negotiations.… Read More BHSEC Model UN’s Inaugural School Conference: BHSECMUNC I

Bardbarians Wrap Up

Ishai Melamede, ‘19 On almost every single Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday of the school year, one can simply walk out to East River Park and see discs flying, people diving, and everyone sweating. This is BHSEC’s most successful sports team hard at work, none other than the Bardbarians Ultimate Frisbee team. BHSEC’s ultimate frisbee program… Read More Bardbarians Wrap Up

Diversity Initiative’s 2nd Annual Ally Week

Camilla Bianchi, ‘19 In the week of May 8-12th, the second Ally Week took place. Organized by the Diversity Initiative, Ally Week is a project inspired by NYU that attempts to strengthen allyship within the BHSEC community. Allyship refers to privileged and nonprivileged groups working together in order to improve their community. Therefore, the purpose… Read More Diversity Initiative’s 2nd Annual Ally Week

BHSEC Construction Will Actually Take 1 Millennium to Complete

Grace Wan, ‘18 For BHSEC students, the sight of cranes and sounds of construction have become ordinary. East Houston is littered with construction sites, and Delancey boasts a few of its own. Scaffolding greets students and faculty every morning as they approach the school building. For many, it feels as though the scaffolding has been… Read More BHSEC Construction Will Actually Take 1 Millennium to Complete

To the One who is Possessed by Freedom: Ghost Dancing the Black Snake

Lily Gordon, ‘17 I first met Michael at Grand Central Station. He was holding a blue banner that rustled in the evening air like water. We were a small troop of protesters (mostly fresh-faced college students and organic-looking women with flowing clothes and grey hair) with just our voices to ring against the cool marble… Read More To the One who is Possessed by Freedom: Ghost Dancing the Black Snake

One Sentence Movie Summaries: Oscar Best Picture Nominees

Max Shatan, ‘18 Arrival: Noam Chomsky saves the world from giant pebbles. Fences: Denzel Washington talks for two and a half hours. Hidden Figures: Aside from substantial historical content, film was produced for great pun value. Hacksaw Ridge: Andrew Garfield tries to save wounded actors from an irate Mel Gibson without touching a weapon. Hell… Read More One Sentence Movie Summaries: Oscar Best Picture Nominees

BHSEC Bleeds: Students Donate Blood in Annual Blood Drive

Eli Frankel, ‘18 This Valentine’s Day, BHSEC hearts did beat a little faster. However, that fast heartbeat was not the result of love; it was the result of lowered blood pressure. Nineteen students gave their blood this Valentine’s Day during BHSEC’s thirteenth annual blood drive. Before donating blood, donors were first asked to verify that… Read More BHSEC Bleeds: Students Donate Blood in Annual Blood Drive