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Prom Fashion 2022

Alayna Carpenter, Contributor May 23, 2022

This year, Bellows Free Academy’s junior/senior prom was held at the Burlington waterfront at the Hilton hotel. It was a beautiful turnout. So many people went, the decorations looked great and the dessert...

Brooke Holland (22)

An Editor’s Goodbye-Brooke Holland (’22)

Brooke Holland, Editor May 14, 2022

I joined The Mercury in the beginning of my junior year. We had just gone back to school after having a six month long Covid-19 break from in person school, and with the hybrid schedule, I thought “why...

Adelyne Collin (22)

An Editor’s Goodbye-Adelyne Collin (’22)

Adelyne Collin, Editor May 11, 2022

Joining The Mercury in 2021 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged my community involvement during an isolating time. Coming into school two days a week and learning remotely had prompted me to take...

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To the Mothers of Our Community

Reese Clayton, Contributor May 9, 2022

Do you ever stop and think about all the things your mother has done and brought into your life for you but struggle to show appreciation? I hope this Mother's Day weekend was the perfect time to show...

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A Day in the Life of a BFA Student Custodial Temp

Andrew Weinstein, Contributor May 6, 2022

After working as a part of the custodial team here at Bellows Free Academy for over half a year, I've experienced most of what you can see in this job. Most days begin in the breakroom where you clock...

SSO or SRO?  How About Both

SSO or SRO? How About Both

Logan O'Brien, Contributor May 5, 2022

Currently, in the Maple Run Unified School District, there are no School Resource Officers patrolling the schools. Instead, we have a School Safety Officer who replaced our wonderful SRO, Cpl. Kristine...

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“Alone at Prom” Album Review

Colin Brace, Contributor May 5, 2022

“Alone at Prom” is an album by Tory Lanez. It is supposed to be a 80-90s themed album and does a great job telling a story like he is alone at prom. I like the album because, personally, I like 80s...

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Why Critical Race Theory Should be Taught in Schools

Georgia Casavant, Writer May 5, 2022

When I was younger, my parents used to take me to the Saint Albans, Vt. city hall every other year on Nov. 2. I would stand in line next to them, holding their hand, as they patiently waited to cast their...

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Work Harder to be Kind to Customer Service Workers

Alayna Carpenter, Contributor May 2, 2022

Working in customer service, restaurants specifically, is no easy task and is for sure not for the weak-minded. Although you meet many amazing and interesting people that you build relationships with,...

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“Turning Red” Film Review

Teresa Collins, Contributor May 2, 2022

“Turning Red” is a 2022 animated film rated PG. "Turning Red" was directed by Domee Shi and written by Sarah Striecher, Julia Cho and Domee Shi. This film stars the voices of Rosalie Chiang as Meilin,...

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“The Joe Rogan Experience” Review

Colin Brace, Contributor April 4, 2022

“The Joe Rogan Experience” is a podcast made by Joe Rogan where he talks about random and interesting things with lots of different celebrities in every episode. Joe Rogan is a UFC color commentator. The...

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Snapchat is a Revolutionary Form of Social Media

Colin Brace, Contributor March 14, 2022

Snapchat is revolutionary because it is a fast way to communicate and have a conversation with people across the world.  Snapchat is revolutionary because of the fast response you can have with pictures...

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