The Mercury

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...

New school resource officer named

New school resource officer named

Ambyr Wagner, Asst. Editor

June 8, 2017


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Out with the old and in with the new, goes the old expression.  Starting with the 2017-18 school year, a new School Resource Officer (SRO) will join the faculty. Corporal William “Will” Furnari will be taking Corporal Paul Talley’s position. “Cpl. William Furnari has been a Police Officer with the S...

A Catamount Lectures at BFA

A Catamount Lectures at BFA

Alek Wolfe, Writer

February 21, 2017


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Elizabeth Fenton (Liz) recently spoke to Mrs. Larissa Hebert's English classes on as to whether or not the "n" word should be allowed in the American classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Fenton, a literature professor at UVM, has been delivering an annual speech for Hebert's classes, for now,...

New “Kicks” for School Faculty…

New “Kicks” for School Faculty…

Ambyr Wagner, Writer

February 17, 2017


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Put yourself in someone else’s shoes.... That decade-old phrase now can be practiced by school leaders throughout the United States. A new initiative, Shadow A Student Challenge, is challenging local school leaders in every community across the country to shadow a student attending a school f...

Vermonters Give a Hoot

Vermonters Give a Hoot

Alek Wolfe, Writer

February 13, 2017


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Vermont is a prominent destination for people who live to hunt... What happens when hunting goes from a seasonal activity to a killing contest? On Saturday, Feb 11, in Bristol VT, seventy-five people gathered for a peaceful protest to stop a coyote killing contest. This planned contest was ...

One BFA Program Unites All

One BFA Program Unites All

Alek Wolfe, Writer

February 10, 2017


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BFA has an abundance of programs that are offered.... Whether it be athletics, digital video production, culinary, etc. Each class offering consists of students who are more than willing  to make a difference in their schooling environment The BFA Young Athlete Program is a prime example of this.. Sarah...

BFA Buzzing with Text Messages

BFA Buzzing with Text Messages

Ashley LaBelle, Writer

February 9, 2017


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Stumbling and bumbling through the halls, high school students frequently find themselves causing hallway “traffic.” Is cell phone usage a problem today??? -YES!- Teens today have grown up in an age where they have been exposed to technology since grade school. Many believe that this e...

Musical Magic

Musical Magic

Ambyr Wagner, Writer

February 9, 2017


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Music bellowed through the halls of Bellows Free Academy on Friday, Jan 23 and 24. Students from all of the high schools north-western Vermont came together those two days to practice and prepare several pieces to play for the crowd. However, each student had to go through a long and nerve-wrackin...

Northern Elegance Set to Open

Northern Elegance Set to Open

Keiona Fulton, Writer

February 7, 2017


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With prom season right around the corner, Northern Elegance Formal Wear LLC, a new business on 81 Main Street St. Albans is set to open. Main street’s newest retail establishment will be selling prom dresses, pageant gowns, men's suits, and tuxedos rentals. The hours of the store are set to be...

BFA Writers Grow Platforms

BFA Writers Grow Platforms

Alek Wolfe, Writer

February 6, 2017


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The BFA Mercury will be showcasing student editorials from BFA’s AP Language and Composition program in the upcoming print edition set to be published on Feb. 21. Of the dozens of editorials submitted to the Mercury in this effort, only the top four will be selected to be published in the print ed...

A Proactive Plunge

A Proactive Plunge

Keiona Fulton, Writer

February 3, 2017


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Join the plunge!  The Penguin Plunge that is… The Penguin Plunge is an event that benefits Special Olympics Vermont, an organization that works to unify people with and without intellectual disabilities through athletics. This annual event will be held at the Burlington Waterfront Park on February 4t...

Working With Wildlife

Working With Wildlife

Alek Wolfe, Writer

December 20, 2016


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BFA prides itself on great appreciation for our athletes, scholars and musicians. However, students who do great things outside of school are an important, but less talked about part of the BFA community. Jessie Casey ('17) on a weekly basis takes time out of her weekend to volunteer at Otter Creek...

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