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What we know about BFA’s water

What we know about BFA’s water

Owen Biniecki, Editor

October 31, 2019

This article reviews information from past editions, specifically Faith in our filters and What’s in your water? While reading these articles is not necessary to understand the information presented, the Mercury encourages you to read these stories for wider context. The Mercury has reported on the state of the drinking water at BFA twice before, ...

The hook of free books

The hook of free books

Kai Hemingway, Writer

October 17, 2019

The issue of students and teachers lacking access to good, personal books has now been solved by the free bookshelf, located just outside the library. The shelf is placed directly outside the entrance to the library and consists of two separate cases for the free books.  Peter Jones has been the librarian at BFA fo...

Cell phone usage in the classroom

Cell phone usage in the classroom

Brianna Pelkey, Writer

October 17, 2019

Over the years many new studies have shown that without cellphones in the classroom, students are more productive. This year, the MRUSD School Board has instituted a new policy regarding cell phones.  Dr. Dirth, Superintendent of Schools, helped develop the new phone policies.  “We are find...

Parking prank sent packing

Parking prank sent packing

Haley Seymour, Co-Editor

June 10, 2019

Note: The Mercury rarely uses anonymous sources in stories. The editors felt it was appropriate for this story. As many people may know, there is no student parking on campus at BFA. If a student drives to school, they must park on Church Street, Bank Street, Lincoln Avenue, etc. in order to have a s...

An impawsable tale

An impawsable tale

Kai Hemingway, Writer

June 10, 2019

During one ordinary school day on May 20, while students were walking to class, a cat was spotted strolling across campus. The cat was white, decorated with light gray splotches and of unknown gender. The unknown cat was friendly and social, wandering up to students and asking to be petted. It also ...

BFA Mercury Meets with Board Representatives

BFA Mercury Meets with Board Representatives

May 6, 2019

The editorial staff of the BFA Mercury met with representatives of the Maple Run Unified School District to discuss the Board's recently created policy on student voice in school sponsored media. This meeting was arranged after the Mercury's faculty adviser and one of its editors spoke before the Ma...

Medication regulation for addiction prevention

Medication regulation for addiction prevention

Katharina Spöth, Writer

May 2, 2019

Advil against a headache, Tylenol for a little cold, Ibuprofen when your back is sore… many students like to grab some helpful over-the-counter medications in such situations. But taking those with you to school could cause serious trouble. Some are complaining about those “unnecessary,” though...

How the modern Internet is crippling global innovation

How the modern Internet is crippling global innovation

Owen Biniecki, Writer

May 2, 2019

Ulrich came to BFA to share her life experiences and the thought leaders she’s met throughout her journey with Ever Widening Circles. Ulrich started her website’s biggest project, the Internet campaign #ConspiracyofGoodness on April 22. “Ever Widening Circles has published over a thousand a...

No sleep till Brooklyn

No sleep till Brooklyn

Haley Seymour, Co-Editor

April 19, 2019

Andy "A-Dog" Williams was a creative and generous man with a passion for music, skateboarding, and art. He was known for his musical talent as a DJ and turntablist. In December 2012, he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. The only cure was a bone marrow transplant. Andy was mixed race, therefore ...

Art teachers work to coordinate efforts across all ages

Art teachers work to coordinate efforts across all ages

Julia Scott, Co-Editor

April 11, 2019

Often, things are happening within BFA, under our very noses, that we don’t realise. When school is out for the student, we often forget that there is still work being done. But what we don’t see and know is still important to our education. This is clear in the work of the BFA Arts Department...

MRUSD policy conflicts with New Voices Law

MRUSD policy conflicts with New Voices Law

Haley Seymour, Co-Editor

April 2, 2019

THE IMPORTANCE OF STUDENT VOICES One of the most important parts of student journalism is offering objective information, as well as opinions on problems and successes going on within the school, district, and community. Student journalism is essential in order to allow students to exercise their Fi...

Mental Health at BFA

Mental Health at BFA

Katharina Spöth, Writer

March 15, 2019

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