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Into a new broadcast of life

Into a new broadcast of life

Alek Wolfe, Assistant Editor

June 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

When I was a junior at BFA, I got involved with the BFA Mercury as a reporter. I had previously been commentating and announcing basketball and hockey. I wanted to get experience in journalism and news reporting. Being with the Mercury has taught me a lot about writing, reporting, and getting the correct...

Onto the next drive

Onto the next drive

Ambyr Wagner, Editor-In-Chief

June 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

The thought of leaving high school is a strange and exciting one. Strange for the fact that I will indeed be leaving a place I have grown comfortable in. I know the hallways and have made many friends with the teachers... Some of whom have admitted to wanting to adopt me, as strange as that is. It is...

Senior pranks: not all it’s quacked up to be

Senior pranks: not all it’s quacked up to be

Owen Pelkey, Writer

June 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

In the last couple weeks remaining, BFA faculty has had one impending doom lingering in their mind: the senior prank. As the days to graduation wound down, it was only a matter of time until the senior class pulled their prank, leaving their final mark on the hallways of BFA. On Wednesday, June 6,...

BFA joins forces with the Tech Center

BFA joins forces with the Tech Center

Mercury Staff

June 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

BFA Students have the opportunity to enroll in a variety of programs to learn career skills for their future through the Northwest Technical Center. Most of these programs don’t have graduation requirements built in to them, but instead offer extra credit for students. However, integrated programs,...

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Mercury Staff

June 13, 2018


Filed under Features

“From the day you would’ve met Ada until the day she was gone, she was always the happiest, brightest person around. Ada cared for everyone around her, and could put a smile on anyone’s face. While being one of the smartest people she was also one of the most athletic, striving to be the most successful...

The takeover of promposals

The takeover of promposals

Owen Pelkey, Writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

With prom season passing, the BFA community was not immune to the popular trend of “promposals” that have continued to rise since the beginning of the century. A promposal is a high school student’s way of elaborately asking another student to the prom, almost imitating a marriage proposal, hen...

Losing Lyons leaves BFA lacking

Losing Lyons leaves BFA lacking

Julia Scott, Assistant Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

On Wednesday May 17, a management committee made up of BFA administration, Superintendent Kevin Dirth,  Supervisory Union administrator Joanne Wells, and Collins Perley Sports Center manager David Kimel met to discuss the restructuring of the administrative team’s roles and responsibilities. 12 BFA...

The decision is ogre: Shrek the musical

The decision is ogre: Shrek the musical

Alek Wolfe, Assistant Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

The DreamWorks film Shrek established DreamWorks Animation as a prime competitor to Pixar in feature film computer animation, and grossed $484.4 million at the worldwide box office against its $60 million production budget. It was acclaimed as an animated film worthy of adult interest, with man...

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...

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