Op-ed: The struggle of choosing a summer internship

Darya Foroohar ‘20   Though snow can still be found on street corners and NYC students have been gifted a day off from school, summer seems to be just around the corner. That is, from the perspective of someone applying to summer internships. Countless opportunities present themselves to the eager student, whether it’s working for… Read More Op-ed: The struggle of choosing a summer internship

Girls’ Basketball Team Makes BHSEC History by Winning Division

Darya Foroohar, ‘20 As the final buzzer rang at the J.P. Kennedy Center, the members of BHSEC’s girls basketball team looked to each other with elation, for this 44-23 win against ICE had just sealed their status as winners of Manhattan South’s B division, a first for a Bard basketball team. The game had at… Read More Girls’ Basketball Team Makes BHSEC History by Winning Division

STAGE & Diversity Initiative Tackle Gender Stereotypes in Sadie Hawkins Ball

Camilla Bianchi, ‘19 As we move further and further away from this year’s Valentine’s Day, most of us are getting back to our sad, lonely, sleep-deprived lives as BHSEC students. But not so fast! There is one other thing that we can all look forward to, something to let us celebrate and enjoy something other… Read More STAGE & Diversity Initiative Tackle Gender Stereotypes in Sadie Hawkins Ball

March for Our Lives: New York City Teenagers Take the Street

Sylvana Widman, ‘20 On Saturday, March 24, 2018, a steady stream of young people – from toddlers perched on their parents’ shoulders to passionate high schoolers – flooded past the barricades on Central Park West to participate in what will now live on as a milestone in American history (whether the NRA likes it or… Read More March for Our Lives: New York City Teenagers Take the Street

Diversity Initiative and Student Union’s Roundtable Progress

Camilla Bianchi, ‘19 On December 14, the Diversity Initiative and the Student Union held their second roundtable of the year. During both events, students, faculty, and parents worked together to find a way to create a stronger and more inclusive community at BHSEC. The discussions started with a reflection on the previous roundtable, in which… Read More Diversity Initiative and Student Union’s Roundtable Progress

Institute Strong Institutions for Institutional Strength

Evan Farley, ‘20 The importance of institutions is often overlooked on both a micro and macroscopic scale. From international bodies to local government, citizens who depend on basic institutions are the first to dismiss the value of establishments that organize day to day operations in their life. Francis Fukuyama writes about this in his book… Read More Institute Strong Institutions for Institutional Strength

BHSEC Takes On the 2017 Big Apple Half Marathon!

Giselle Avila, ‘18 On Sunday, December 10th at 9:00am, while everyone rested from a snow-filled Saturday, four dedicated and talented runners geared up to participate in the 2017 Big Apple Half Marathon. Stasya Rodionova (Y2), Rainer Turim (Y2), Chris Stauffer (Y2) and Oresta Hewryk (Y2) ran 13.1 miles in Central Park despite the low temperature… Read More BHSEC Takes On the 2017 Big Apple Half Marathon!

Ms. Dolan Tells All About This Year’s Production of “Groundhog Day”

Camilla Bianchi, ‘19 It was that time of the year again, everyone’s favorite time. Not only was it almost winter break but this year’s play was about to come out! Enjoy this exclusive interview with Ms. Dolan about the play. What is the name of the play that you will be performing? It’s called “Groundhog… Read More Ms. Dolan Tells All About This Year’s Production of “Groundhog Day”

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

March for Our Lives: New York City Teenagers Take the Street

Sylvana Widman, ’20 On Saturday, March 24, 2018, a steady stream of young people – from toddlers perched on their parents’ shoulders to passionate high schoolers – flooded past the barricades on Central Park West to participate in what will now live on as a milestone in American history (whether the NRA likes it or… Read More March for Our Lives: New York City Teenagers Take the Street