Vamos amigos!

Vamos amigos!

Ambyr Wagner, Editor-In-Chief

November 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Italy. Germany. Russia. China. Spain. There are a lot of places for people to visit; everyone has their own preferences for a destination. This spring, there is a trip to Argentina that is open to any and all students, parents and friends who want a change or just want to travel. This is a o...

Time to recycle the old ways

Time to recycle the old ways

Nick Clark, Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Recycling has long been an issue, especially when a discussion pops up regarding what is and is not recyclable. Many people grow up not knowing what is recyclable and don’t end up recycling because of the lack of education. “Kids these days don't know what is recyclable or don’t care enough to even try...

Palmer’s Godspell

Palmer’s Godspell

Alek Wolf, Asst. Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Features, News

At BFA, everybody has  a way of acting, whether it be in dance, band and sports. But what about Drama? Well, duh! "We are all are actors just by being human beings, we all are having to figure out how to communicate and understand each other," Susan Palmer, BFA Drama Director, said. Palmer i...

Lack of feminine hygiene products available at BFA

Lack of feminine hygiene products available at BFA

Taylor Lavigne, Writer

November 5, 2017


Filed under Features

BFA’s lack of essential hygiene products in women’s bathrooms is a problem that needs to be talked about. There’s a stigma associated with the topic of menstruation and needing the necessary pads and tampons for female students. It’s no secret; women have their periods. The fact that this t...

All for one or one for all

All for one or one for all

Ambyr Wagner, Editor-In-Chief

November 5, 2017


Filed under Features

Volunteering is always something that is on people’s minds during high school. This is especially true for seniors. With the school year zooming by, seniors must find a way to incorporate at least ten hours of volunteer work into the next nine months in order to graduate and move on in their li...

A new year; student parking problems persist

A new year; student parking problems persist

Nick Clark, Writer

November 4, 2017


Filed under Features

Parking is a problem everywhere, but the worst of it all is student parking. Student parking has been a recurring issue at BFA because there is no on-campus student parking. A recent development has made student parking even more difficult than in the past. “The Puddle” is a sort of vacant...

Student participation in the arts – artists wanted

Student participation in the arts – artists wanted

Kira Williams, Writer

November 4, 2017


Filed under Features

In the past few years there’s been a significant decrease in students attending Bellows Free Academy (BFA), and some classes are feeling the affect more than others. Visual art classes in particular are greatly impacted. In the 2015 school year, there were 987 students enrolled at BFA; as of October...

From “ther(e)”apy to NWTC

From “ther(e)”apy to NWTC

Kira Williams, Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under Features

Recently the Northwest Technical Center (NWTC) has hired many new teachers in a variety of disciplines this year, including Timothy Hurteau in Med Professions. The Mercury was able to interview Hurteau and ask about his job and background. Hurteau grew up in Georgia, VT, has been a physical the...

A whole new world language teacher

A whole new world language teacher

Taylor Lavigne, Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under Features

Bruce Pollard is a new teacher who will be teaching French classes at BFA. The BFA Mercury interviewed Bruce Pollard to get more information about him as a teacher and as a person. Pollard is originally from England and lived there until the end of middle school ― but his father is origina...

A new pre-tech explorer

A new pre-tech explorer

Jasper Johnson, Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Features

The BFA Mercury interviewed Jacob Holzberg-Pill, a new member to the BFA/NWTC staff, who teaches pre-tech exploration in the Northwest Technical Center. The Mercury’s first question for Holzberg-Pill was how he was liking the school and community so far. “It’s great, people are really friendly,”...

Cata-Perrault-ing into BFA business

Cata-Perrault-ing into BFA business

Nick Clark, Writer

October 3, 2017


Filed under Features

The BFA Mercury interviews the newly appointed staff each year and among one of the many new teachers, we welcomed Kristen Perrault into our family. The Mercury’s first interest was to find out why Mrs. Perrault wanted to teach here at BFA and if she was enjoying it. “I love the community her...

Welcome to preschool

Welcome to preschool

Mariah Clogston, Writer

October 3, 2017


Filed under Features

“I honestly have never been to (Northwest Technical Center) before,” Beth Richey, the new preschool teacher for the Northwest Technical Center (NWTC), said. Despite being new to NWTC, Richey is not new to working with children. Working with children in the preschool isn’t the only reason that br...

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