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BFA safety poll

Haley Seymour, Editor-In-Training

April 19, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

In order to gain perspective from the student body, the BFA Mercury created and sent out a poll regarding school safety, gun violence, and gun control. The poll was created by two BFA Mercury members: Grace Bates and Eros Bouley-Swedo. The pair created a series of questions in Google Forms fo...

Everything wrong with “Walk Up, Not Out”

Everything wrong with “Walk Up, Not Out”

Haley Seymour, Editor-In-Training

April 19, 2018


Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase

As an argument against the Student Walk Out, which occurred on March 14 across the country, many people have been posting on social media that students should “Walk Up, Not Out.” The Student Walk Out took place to honor the lives of those who were tragically killed in Parkland, Florida, as well...

BFA safety committee upgrades

BFA safety committee upgrades

Alek Wolfe, Assistant Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Everyday in school, students and staff are carrying on a normal day learning and teaching. One would think that a public place, such as a school, is a safe environment. However, this isn’t the case in recent years. For the past few years, news reports about school shootings have been headlining pa...

Vermont marches for change

Vermont marches for change

Owen Pelkey and Ambyr Wagner

April 19, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On March 24, a mass of students, teachers and parents visited the capitol building in Montpelier in a national protest for March For Our Lives. The protest, introduced to society after the events of the recent Parkland and former school shootings such as Sandy Hook, advertises school safety to state...

Student gun safety concerned nationwide

Student gun safety concerned nationwide

Owen Pelkey, Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Last month, Newsela conducted a poll that reached over 25,000 students across the country. 3,500 schools from every state, including Washington D.C., participated, ending in well-thought out and meaningful poll results. Newsela is a news outlet for current events stories that is specifically made...

Mercury lives on

Mercury lives on

The Mercury, The Mercury

April 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

As of Friday, 4/13/2018, the update is that Journalism will continue at BFA in the 2018-19 school year. Thanks to the many who have written and called to support the Mercury and journalism. Owen Pelkey ('18) models the new 4/17/2018 issue published in the St. Albans Messenger.  

Gender-neutral policy wave hits Bobwhite Comet

Gender-neutral policy wave hits Bobwhite Comet

Owen Pelkey, Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

In this modern age, challenging traditions that have been rooted in society seems to be a trend, and at BFA, this is no different. The Mr. Bobwhite and Ms. Comet competition has been an annual competition that lets seniors compete in skits and answering questions in order to win a scholarship. The...

BFA cheerleaders earn trip to New Hampshire

BFA cheerleaders earn trip to New Hampshire

Alek Wolfe, Asst. Editor

March 24, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

For virtually every BFA athletic team, there is usually a championship game or competition where the main goal is to be victorious and come home with the title. These events often take place in different parts of the Green Mountain state. After the championship games, the winter, fall, or spring season...

Working with students about “work life”

Working with students about “work life”

Ambyr Wagner, Editor-in-Chief

March 23, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Early dismissal/late arrival, work-based learning and a secondary enrichment period are all options that BFA holds for students who feel that there is too much on their plates. In reality, though, they are not really options for just any student. The three options, listed above, are not necessarily...

The r-word you can use: respect

The r-word you can use: respect

Haley Seymour, Editor-in-Training

March 23, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On March 7, students at BFA and around the United States pledged to stop using the r-word, also known as ‘retard’ or ‘retarded’. This pledge is called Spread the Word to End the Word and was founded in 2009. This movement was founded by a man from Fremd High School in Illinois named Soeren ...

Nothing France-y

Nothing France-y

Drew Pettengill, Writer

February 23, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Have you ever wanted to go travel to the famed City of Light? At the beginning of the year, the World Language Department announced that there would be a trip to France during winter break in 2019. BFA has always had a tradition of traveling abroad during the winter breaks. This year it was French te...

Jens 1,000

Jens 1,000

Alek Wolfe, Assistant Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

Most athletes at BFA work hard at playing their sport. Whether it be on ice, snow, or the court, the aim is to play the game or sport at the highest level possible. Many of BFA's athletes have been playing sports since they could walk. One of these athletes is on the BFA Bobwhite Varsity Basketball ...

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