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Pricing problems at prom

Pricing problems at prom

Grace Bates, Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Prom is always a very exciting time for BFA juniors and seniors, but not everyone is impressed by the cost of the prom tickets themselves. The 2018 version of the prom will take place May 5, at UVM’s Davis Center. With a variety of students already spending money on dresses and tuxes, they prefer...

Cutting Classes

Cutting Classes

Julia Scott, Editor-In-Training

March 22, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

This BFA Mercury article is brought to you by BFA electives. Journalism is a non-core-curriculum class offered at BFA, providing a writing opportunity that students would not get in their standard English class. Electives enable the student to pursue his or her passions, no matter how nontraditional....

Controversy from Cover to Cover

Controversy from Cover to Cover

Haley Seymour, Editor-In-Training

March 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Many juniors at BFA have just finished reading and discussing The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. At BFA, it is required that American Literature teachers have their students read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. However, some schools banned the book due to racial content. Larissa...

The unheard voice of LGBT youth

The unheard voice of LGBT youth

Owen Pelkey, Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Almost three years after the legalization of same-sex marriage in all 50 states of the U.S., the issue of societal discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community has failed to go away, and in the halls of BFA, the situation is no different. 92 percent of LGBT yout...

Quinlan time

Quinlan time

Owen Pelkey, Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Features, Profiles

Close to finishing his third school year working at BFA, Devin Quinlan is still passionate as ever to be working so closely with his co-workers and students at BFA since beginning his work here in the fall of 2015.   Quinlan is enthusiastic about working with students and helping them grow with th...

Music: the universal language

Music: the universal language

Kira Williams, Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

From generation to generation new and original music is created and listened to across the globe. Thanks to the digital age people everywhere listen to different genres on a variety of apps, ranging from iTunes Music, Spotify, Soundcloud, Pandora to Youtube. Whether you’re doing some last-minut...

How do you spell SPIRIT?

How do you spell SPIRIT?

Eric "Jasper" Johnson, Writer

February 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Screams and cheers from BFA students at the MVU basketball game. The shouts from the Complex as fans watch the boys and girls hockey program. A standing ovation at Godspell. BFA certainly doesn’t lack spirit. These examples above are a few events that have and will draw a crowd. “School spirit ...

Vamos amigos!

Vamos amigos!

Ambyr Wagner, Editor-In-Chief

November 14, 2017


Filed under Features

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

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...

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...

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