The Mercury

High school vs the real world

Grace Bates, Writer

May 21, 2018

High school is supposed to prepare students for college, but are high schools succeeding in preparing them? According to Hechingerreport.org, “students are getting out of high school without the skills they need to succeed in college.” With students not getting the proper skills they need i...

Hungry Americans

Hungry Americans

Eros Bouley-Swedo, Writer

May 18, 2018

Hunger in America is a very serious problem that many families face every day. This can be due to a variety of reasons including lack of income or societal status. In some places in the world they don’t even have grocery stores with legitimate produce and healthy items because they would just get rob...

School is a-ten-d out of ten

School is a-ten-d out of ten

Drew Pettengill, Writer

May 18, 2018

Ferris Bueller might have made skipping seem cool but the law would have to disagree. Ever since students have been attending school it has been required by law to attend. But no law is without specifications, if a student is called out of school the law is not broken. An article on the website “F...

BFA safety poll

Haley Seymour, Editor-In-Training

April 19, 2018

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”

Sara Young (`18) and Abigail Simmons (`18) at the BFA Walkout on March 15

Haley Seymour, Editor-In-Training

April 19, 2018

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

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

Ben Stoll ('18) at March For Our Lives on March 24

Owen Pelkey and Ambyr Wagner

April 19, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Ambyr Wagner, Editor-in-Chief

March 23, 2018

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...

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