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COVID coverage – BFA comments

COVID coverage - BFA comments

Helen Simmons, Writer

June 1, 2020

Mercury ​ writer Helen Simmons decided to explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite all of the many reasons not to, like how hard it is to interview people, etc. Her driving question: ​What do you miss the most about your pre-pandemic life? The amount of change the world has had to...

The uncertain future of Vermont schools

The uncertain future of Vermont schools

Kai Hemingway, Editor

May 16, 2020

As Covid-19 continues to spread across the United States, everyone is affected in some way. Vermont is no exception to this pandemic and its colleges are being hit hard. Vermont’s status as a less populated, rural state, Vermont colleges and universities depend on the money that students bring in t...

Club of the week: Scholars’ Bowl

Club of the week: Scholars' Bowl

Kai Hemingway, Editor

May 4, 2020

Note: Interviews for this story were conducted back when school was in session. Do you have an array of knowledge of various areas of trivia? Do you want to share your knowledge with others, or perhaps want to learn more trivia? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this club may be right ...

Muy Triste! 2020 Trip to Spain Has Been Cancelled

Muy Triste! 2020 Trip to Spain Has Been Cancelled

Helen Simmons, Writer

April 19, 2020

NOTE: Due to the school closing, this story was delayed in publishing. Over the course of two days, the number of confirmed COVID - 19 cases doubled in Spain, the destination for BFA’s Language Department’s 2020 Spring Break trip. Because of the pandemic, the trip has been postponed until next...

Statewide School Closure

Owen Biniecki, Editor

March 17, 2020

As many of you are aware, Vermont Governor Phil Scott ordered the closure of all schools from Wednesday March 16 to Monday April 6 to mitigate the spread of the now infamous virus, COVID-19. During these uncertain times it’s important to keep up to date with the news on both a local and national...

Operation Happiness

Operation Happiness

Brianna Pelkey, Writer

December 20, 2019

Operation Happiness takes place every year around the holidays to help families in Northwestern Vermont who need some help. The effort started in 1990.  On Saturday December 14, 2019 in the BFA Cafeteria from 8 a.m. to noon, Operation Happiness will be collecting clothes, food and any other donations. Th...

“Board Games?” Not Hardly; It’s Serious Business

“Board Games?” Not Hardly; It’s Serious Business

Mercury Staff, Staff

December 20, 2019

  The Maple Run Unified School Board (MRUSD) will be holding a meeting at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.   The meeting will be hosted by Saint Albans City School.  All of the MRUSD schools rotate as a location for the twice monthly meetings.    As some Mercury re...

Student Council in the Running of the Bells

Student Council in the Running of the Bells

Owen Biniecki, Editor

December 18, 2019

29 members of BFA’s Student Council participated in St. Albans’ 7th Annual Running of the Bells on Thursday, December 5, 2019.   The event, hosted by the St. Albans Messenger, is a brief one mile long jog around downtown St. Albans that goes to benefit Operation Happiness, an organization that ...

Awarding the Volunteers of America

Awarding the Volunteers of America

Dylan Lamson, Writer

December 17, 2019

Volunteer work is a quintessential part of the high school experience and can do more for students than most expect. The Prudential Spirit of Community Award is an excellent opportunity for students to gain money towards college and add to their resumes.  Acquired through completing extensive volunt...

Journey to the North Pole with the BFA Improv Team!

Journey to the North Pole with the BFA Improv Team!

Kaia McKenzie, Writer

December 17, 2019

St. Albans or the North Pole? Last weekend December 7, 2019  there was a mile long community adventure on St. Albans’ Main Street. The event was opened to children of all ages with nine different locations throughout the city. There were face paintings, sleigh rides, and performances by BFA’s...

Excite for Vermont Young Playwright!

Excite for Vermont Young Playwright!

Kai Hemingway, Assistant Editor

December 17, 2019

On May 19, 2020, Vermont Young Playwrights offers an amazing and one of a kind opportunity for students!  Vermont Stage, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Weston Playhouse, and a collection of professional theatre artists are putting together a festival with the largest youth playwriting pro...

The Tradition of the Holiday Assembly

The Tradition of the Holiday Assembly

Xain DeMont, Writer

December 17, 2019

It’s finally that time of year again.  The time to watch Hallmark movies, Holiday throw up all over the house, and blankets upon blankets of fresh snow on the ground.  It is also time for the traditional holiday assembly at BFA, which takes place on Monday, December 15th.  Each year, stud...

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