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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 ...

The positives and negatives of gaming

The positives and negatives of gaming

Isaiah Cline, Writer

November 20, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Gaming, something that lots of people do.  All types of games from role playing games to racing games. Gaming can have many effects. Ronald Tumbokon, an his website Raise Smart Kids, offers 25 plus positive and negative effects of video games! “When a child plays a game such as The Incredible...

A haunting hound

A haunting hound

Julia Scott, Co-Editor

November 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

“Originally, when I saw it, I didn’t get a good look at it -- it was in my front lawn when I saw it; I live on Lower Newton -- and I thought it was a wolf so I just started recording it because it was just this big white husky-looking dog and I was kind of confused by it,” recent BFA graduate M...

Expanding on proficiency-based grading

Expanding on proficiency-based grading

November 6, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

A few years after the first implementation of proficiency-based grading at BFA, the system has seen massive evolution from the past ways of traditional grading. In many ways, this new system picks up focus on areas often misrepresented by traditional grades, mainly on the subjects of academic growth and e...

Dances in decline?

Dances in decline?

Karen McDaniel, Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

School dances have been popular social events among students for decades. BFA is no exception. Though it’s not exactly known how long BFA has held these events, it’s likely been around for the majority of the school’s existence. But has its popularity maintained the same all these years? I...

Thank you Mike Donoghue!

Thank you Mike Donoghue!

October 16, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

The BFA Mercury staff thanks Mike Donoghue, former writer for the Burlington Free Press and part-time professor at St. Michael's College for coming to class today to speak to us about his Journalism experiences and how to be a better journalist!

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