Palmer’s Godspell

Palmer’s Godspell

Alek Wolf, Asst. Editor

November 14, 2017


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At BFA, everybody has  a way of acting, whether it be in dance, band and sports. But what about Drama? Well, duh! "We are all are actors just by being human beings, we all are having to figure out how to communicate and understand each other," Susan Palmer, BFA Drama Director, said. Palmer i...

Poetry puzzle- picking up the pieces

Poetry puzzle- picking up the pieces

Taylor Lavigne, Writer

November 13, 2017


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What’s the point of poetry? Poetry creates a sense of community, improves students ability to write, express emotion and feelings through the writing. “Poetry promotes literacy, builds community, and fosters emotional resilience,” According to Edutopia.org. BFA students have been focusing on giving w...

The college crunch

The college crunch

Kira Williams, Writer

November 13, 2017


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It’s that time of year again and the college “crisis” is becoming very real for many seniors. For many students college is the only way to get their dream job. For others it’s simply a race to nowhere. Then there are those who remain undecided. Vermont has one of the highest number of col...

Student stress: 2017 edition

Student stress: 2017 edition

Haley Seymour, Writer

November 13, 2017


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49% of high school students “feel a great amount of stress on a daily basis”. This is according to The Atlantic 2015 article. If half of first period Pre-Calculus is dealing with a “great amount of stress”, at least ten students are coping with it. What does this mean for BFA? The bigg...

Under new management

Under new management

Julia Scott, Writer

November 13, 2017


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November marks state government elections for many areas this year, and also marks BFA’s annual freshman class government elections. With these new additions to Student Council, a fresh look into BFA’s student government is in order. Student Council functions as the students’ voice within BFA. I...

It’s the “President’s Own!”

It’s the “President’s Own!”

Alek Wolfe, Asst. Editor

October 26, 2017


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When you think of music, what bands or musicians come to your mind? The Beatles? Elvis? What about “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band? On Thursday, Oct. 12 the “President’s Own” Marine Band stopped in St. Albans, VT for a concert as part of their 2017 National Concert Tour. ...

Hungry for the truth

Hungry for the truth

Jasper Johnson, Writer

October 26, 2017


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Lunch. It’s the favorite part of the day for many students. Some students buy multiple meals per day to fill their stomachs, but how many know how much they´re paying? Just choose your food, punch in your code on the little keypad, and you’re done! One meal costs $2.70.  Many students ma...

Food sale policy: half baked?

Food sale policy: half baked?

Julia Scott, Writer

October 26, 2017


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When debating how to fundraise for clubs or extra-curriculars, bake sale almost always comes up. However, the bake sale policies in place at the federal and state level make it challenging for students to follow through. According to the USDA, as of 2015 all foods sold on school property during the s...

Words for the mind

Words for the mind

Mariah Clogston, Writer

October 26, 2017


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The brain is a muscle that needs exercise- just like the rest of the body- and the best way to get that exercise is to read, whether it be independently or as a group. Independent reading, however, is not an activity enjoyed by many students. “I’m a busy person so I don’t always have the time to read...

The nationwide battle: arts VS sports

The nationwide battle: arts VS sports

Haley Seymour, Writer

October 26, 2017


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Sports vs. arts: an age-long dispute in schools all over America, so which do the teachers and students at BFA think are more important? There is a debate of whether sports or arts are more important for future life skills; therefore the Mercury interviewed Geoff Murray and Eric Bushey, two members of t...

An unsung BFA hero

An unsung BFA hero

Ambyr Wagner, Asst. Editor

June 9, 2017


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In the topsy-turvy era of technology, it was only natural for BFA to seek out a person to take up the role as Technology Integration Facilitator. That person was Stephen Davis... Facilitating the integration of Canvas, PLP’s, SBAC, IEP, 504, AU support and IT support -all programs that the BFA c...

Student parking: the call for action

Ashley LaBelle, Mercury Writer

June 9, 2017


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Sixty-three empty spots is what students see, on average, when they walk in between buildings to get from third to fourth period each day. The next day sixty-two; the day before April break, seventy-four empty spots. Yet some get here at 6:30 a.m. to get a spot in front of the school, which still is n...

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