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Bustling Business at BFA

Bustling Business at BFA

Ashley LaBelle, Writer

December 20, 2016


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“They aren’t afraid to take risks, because failure is only temporary,” Business Department teacher Barbara Fraser said. Teaching students that accepting failure to achieve success is only a small part of what the BFA Business Department has to offer. The BFA Business Department offers ten di...

Musical Mayhem

Musical Mayhem

Ashley LaBelle, Mercury Writer

November 14, 2016


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Dorothy has made her way to Bellows Free Academy! The Wizard of Oz made its debut on November 10, with Rosie Newton (‘19) taking the lead as Dorothy. But is BFA losing one of it’s many unspoken traditions? For the last four years, BFA cast seniors as leads, so why is it different this yea...

Duel with dual enrollment

Duel with dual enrollment

Keiona Fulton, Mercury Writer

November 14, 2016


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Dual enrollment is a great opportunity for learning that many students do not even know about. Also “early college” is another example; how great would it be doing your senior year on a Vermont campus of your choice? Vermont provides 19 colleges that accept dual enrollment students. When...

Community Service Gives Back

Taylor Paquette, Mercury Writer

November 14, 2016


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For students to graduate at BFA there are many requirements that have to be met. One is that you must complete ten hours of community service.  Social studies teacher, Geoff Murray is in charge of the community service program. To count for the BFA requirement, community service can only be done seni...

NHS Spends Night Without a Home

NHS Spends Night Without a Home

Taylor Paquette, Mercury Writer

October 26, 2016


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On Saturday, October 22, BFA’s chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) is kicking off their year with a new look for the former “Shanty Night,” as well as coordinating support for another community event. Both will be held at the Collins-Perley Complex. “NHS’ Night Without a Home”...

Maple Leafs Unified

Maple Leafs Unified

Ashley LaBelle, Mercury Writer

October 11, 2016


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One in 68. One in 700. In the United States, one in 68 children are born with autism, meaning that the average American will meet 1,176 people with autism in his or her lifetime.   One in nearly 700 children born in the United States has Down Syndrome, which means that the average American will meet 11...

International Travel

International Travel

Ambyr Wagner, Mercury Writer

October 11, 2016


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Where do you live? Think long and hard about it. What is there to do in your neighborhood or house that you haven’t done already? Not much, right? Now take a moment and imagine a different surrounding; snow, sand, a forest, a temple. Imagine the terrain and smells; rough terrain that smells of fresh rain...

Not So Secret Scholarships

Not So Secret Scholarships

Julia Remillard, Writer

June 1, 2016


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As seniors prepare to graduate and move onto college, many are looking to receive money via scholarships. The price of attending a four year college nowadays is alarmingly high, ranging from $22,958 for public and $31,231 for private, and that’s why many students turn to scholarships for financial s...

The Democracy Swing

The Democracy Swing

Dan Gregory, Writer

June 1, 2016


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The media has been given an unbelievable power. It morphs people's view on virtually every topic. From deforestation to healthcare, the majority of information one gets on any given topic is spoon fed by various forms of media. So, what happens when those media sources that we rely on are working base...

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