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The r-word you can use: respect

One of BFA's

Haley Seymour, Editor-in-Training

March 23, 2018

On March 7, students at BFA and around the United States pledged to stop using the r-word, also known as ‘retard’ or ‘retarded’. This pledge is called Spread the Word to End the Word and was founded in 2009. This movement was founded by a man from Fremd High School in Illinois named Soeren ...

Nothing France-y

Nothing France-y

Drew Pettengill, Writer

February 23, 2018

Have you ever wanted to go travel to the famed City of Light? At the beginning of the year, the World Language Department announced that there would be a trip to France during winter break in 2019. BFA has always had a tradition of traveling abroad during the winter breaks. This year it was French te...

Jens 1,000

Jens 1,000

Alek Wolfe, Assistant Editor

February 23, 2018

Most athletes at BFA work hard at playing their sport. Whether it be on ice, snow, or the court, the aim is to play the game or sport at the highest level possible. Many of BFA's athletes have been playing sports since they could walk. One of these athletes is on the BFA Bobwhite Varsity Basketball ...

Chasing your dreams

Chasing your dreams

Eros Bouley-Swedo, Writer

February 23, 2018

Hunter Harris (‘20) has lots of ambitions and has a plan to make his dreams come true. Harris has been a student at BFA, but he is taking time away from BFA as he chases his dream. Harris’s ambitions are cultivated around his own drive for luge and through his parent’s constant love and support o...

SBAC switch up

SBAC switch up

Ambyr Wagner, Editor-In-Chief

February 22, 2018

Juniors and sophomores, rejoice with happiness because you don’t have to take the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) test this year or the next. The SBAC has officially been moved from being administered to the junior class, to the freshman class. “We received that information from ...

“Karen” about BFA

Grace Bates, Writer

February 16, 2018

Karen Chesser’s day is not laid back in any sense. She is a busy woman, helping students with their careers, and getting them ready for post graduation. Working only part time at  BFA, her days are very eventful and never dull. “It’s totally random every day. I could be here all day at my ...

Building new paths

Building new paths

Nick Clark, Writer

February 1, 2018

Wet clothes, muddy shoes, soaked floors, and ruined binders are all the results of BFA’s open walkway splitting the North building with the South building. Connecting the North Building and South Building of the BFA campus is a walkway without a roof or source of protection from the elements that...

Fighting for the body!

Fighting for the body!

Alek Wolfe, Assistant Editor

February 1, 2018

Sports, sports, sports. People love sports. Hockey, basketball, football and soccer are a few that people follow or play. One sport that not everybody is familiar with is wrestling. Whether it be in the ring or just on the mat, it can be fun to watch, and challenging to participate in. Because...

The Importance of SLPs

The Importance of SLPs

Taylor Lavigne, Writer

January 30, 2018

What are SLPs, you may ask? SLP is the abbreviated form for Speech-Language Pathologist. Speech-Language Pathologists are professionals who are trained to help treat children and adults who have speaking disorders and language difficulty. They work with people of all ages who have various disorders...

It’s a sub . . . maybe

It's a sub . . . maybe

Ambyr Wagner, Editor-In-Chief

December 15, 2017

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

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

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...

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