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It’s a sub . . . maybe

It’s a sub . . . maybe

Ambyr Wagner, Editor-In-Chief

December 15, 2017


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Students absolutely love substitute teachers (subs). It’s a well known fact because that means that students are able to get away with a lot more things, like playing on a cellphone and having to do less class work; it’ll be homework and they can do it then.  Or, it is going to be movie day! ...

AP student success

AP student success

Kira Williams, Writer

December 14, 2017


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Bellows Free Academy Advanced Placement (AP) student scores not only outshine the Vermont state average, but the global average as well. Classes included in this academic excellence are Biology, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English, Environmental Science, Literature and Composition, Music Theory and many more. ...

Raising money and new hopes

Raising money and new hopes

Nick Clark, Writer

December 14, 2017


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Powder Puff: a charity event filled with energy, excitement, laughter, spirit, and hope has become an event looked forward to by the BFA community. The first ever Powder Puff football game was October 20, 1945, at Eastern State Teacher’s College, in Madison, South Dakota. The game was originally...

Internet emergency

Internet emergency

Julia Scott, Writer

December 14, 2017


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Our culture is steeped in the influence of the Internet. It’s in our homes, schools, and businesses. So what happens if our relationship with the Internet and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) is fundamentally changed? We may find out if the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) overturns “Net...

Deux écoles, un prof; two schools, one teacher

Deux écoles, un prof; two schools, one teacher

Eric "Jasper" Johnson, Writer

December 14, 2017


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How many teachers do you know who teach at two schools on the same day, five days a week? You may or may not know that BFA’s new French teacher Bruce Pollard isn’t limited to teaching at BFA, but he also teaches at Fairfield Center School. This teaching at two schools like Pollard does may...

Sexual assault: nationwide to BFA

Sexual assault: nationwide to BFA

Haley Seymour, Writer

December 14, 2017


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Every 98 seconds, a person living in the United States is sexually assaulted, and 99 percent of perpetrators do not get charged, according to the Huffington Post. Recently, many “famous” people have been accused of sexual assault, misconduct, and harassment. These people include: Harvey Weinstein,...

BFA’s PBGR/PBL promise

BFA’s PBGR/PBL promise

Eric "Jasper" Johnson, Writer

November 27, 2017


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Recently, BFA’s been in a new phase with the new PBGR/PBL grading system and the newly implemented Learning Management System (LMS) known as Canvas. The Vermont Agency of Education says; “Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements (PBGRs) are the locally-delineated set of content knowledge and skills...

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...

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