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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

Sparrow flies high in Poetry Out Loud

Sparrow flies high in Poetry Out Loud

Owen Biniecki, Writer

March 15, 2019

Adsel Sparrow (‘20) is an incredibly talented BFA student who has seen recent success in the 2019 Poetry Out Loud competition. Sparrow has won at the classroom, school, and the regional levels and is soon going to compete at the state-level this coming Monday, March 18. There she plans to debut he...

Low participation causes Ski and Snowboard Club’s cancellation

Low participation causes Ski and Snowboard Club’s cancellation

Katharina Spöth, Writer

February 22, 2019

Due to a lack of willing participants, BFA’s Ski and Snowboard Club was forced to cancel session two. But how can a club that once filled two busses end up without enough students to reach the required minimum? Chris Pepin started working as a school counselor at BFA in 2013. Around the same time, he...

Connecting the dots: new security plan for BFA

Connecting the dots: new security plan for BFA

Haley Seymour, Co-Editor

February 22, 2019

The trek between the North and South buildings has been talked about among BFA students, faculty, and staff for years, and finally, a new connector is in the works. But the connector is not the only planned new improvement to BFA. According to Laz Scangas of Arnold and Scangas Architects, many a...

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