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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...

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 ...

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