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Making waves in the lunchroom

Making waves in the lunchroom

Kai Hemingway, Writer

March 15, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Lunchtime, I’m hungry! I’m not feeling the entree and I really don’t want pizza or a wrap. If I was at home I could heat up a frozen burrito. Why can’t I make one at school? Oh right, no microwave in the cafeteria! The students of BFA don’t have many options when it comes to lunch. Stud...

Revisiting CANVAS

Revisiting CANVAS

Haley Seymour, Co-Editor

March 15, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Last year, The Mercury published an article titled "CANVAS dies in 'Infinity War'", which discussed that BFA would be switching from the learning management system "Canvas" to a new one, called "PowerTeacher Pro". BFA used Canvas from 2016 to 2018, and it was often the topic of a complaints within co...

From Mercury to Pluto?

From Mercury to Pluto?

Owen Biniecki, Writer

February 22, 2019


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

The future of journalism is of concern, especially in the “Age of Media Distrust,” as The Atlantic has called the current relationship between the worlds of journalism and politics in the modern era. This wave of attacks on the legitimacy of the press have even been spouted from current US pr...

The safety of BFA

The safety of BFA

Owen Biniecki, Writer

February 11, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

The safety of our school and the wellbeing of its students is imperative. With horrific events such as the Parkland shooting that took place on Feb. 14, 2018, there has been rising fear of how safe students and children, are, especially when BFA had a scare and emergency dismissal just ten days after t...

Integration for the BFA commUNITY

Integration for the BFA commUNITY

Katharina Spöth, Writer

January 14, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

For over twenty years the club Unified Sports enriched BFA to give everybody the possibility to participate and succeed in a sport they desire to practice. Besides the sport itself, Unified Sports stands for more; it supports integration and, as the name indicates, unity to the BFA community. ...

Positivity resulting in reward at BFA

Positivity resulting in reward at BFA

Haley Seymour, Co-Editor

January 14, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Any student who has attended BFA and drives themselves knows student parking is a large problem. Karla Kane, math teacher and creator of "What's Your 17 BFA" has created a reward that will allow two students, every two weeks, to have a parking spot on campus. Kane created the "What's Your 17 BFA...

The silent epidemic

The silent epidemic

Elizabeth Pietras, Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

All BFA students can attest to the fact that being a teenager isn’t easy. Juggling school, a job, and a social life can be a difficult, leaving little time for students to be mindful of their physical and mental health. By neglecting their well being, many students are at risk of or suffer from a men...

Exchange opportunities

Exchange opportunities

Katharina Spöth, Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

Exactly one year ago I submitted a formal application to a German exchange organisation. I was fourteen years old and didn’t seriously think about what I was doing. After half a year full of meetings, essays, surveys, even doctor appointments I had one of the most special days in my life so far. Whe...

Nothing but net

Nothing but net

Isaiah Cline, Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

As the basketball season revs up into gear, the Bobwhites varsity basketball team is looking forward to reaching a championship. Last year the varsity team ended the season 17-5.  They made it to the quarterfinals, before losing to St. Johnsbury, 60-42. The two leaders of the team, Logan Tobin (...

Columbus; martyr or menace

Columbus; martyr or menace

Elizabeth Pietras, Writer

November 20, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Since 1930, BFA has proudly celebrated significant holidays through vacations, marches, and assemblies. However, what defines a significant holiday is often up to interpretation. The significance of one holiday in particular, Columbus Day, has been in hot debate, with opinions on it’s celebration ...

The growing leadership of BFA

The growing leadership of BFA

Owen Biniecki, Writer

November 20, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) is a non-profit organization based out of North Carolina that is centered on the belief that anyone can become a leader. Dr. Margaret Waddington, a late neurologist and Vermont native left a multimillion dollar fund towards a leadership initiative through the CCL for ...

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