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The Queer and Allied Youth Summit 2022

The Queer and Allied Youth Summit 2022

Rachel Ledoux, Writer June 3, 2022

On May 21, LGBTQ+ youth and their allies came together from across Vermont for a day of pride, allyship and activism. The Queer and Allied Youth Summit, as it was called, was put on by the Brattleboro...

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The Differences Between Sex and Gender

Joseph Ward, Contributor June 2, 2022

During the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, Senator Marsha Blackburn asked her to define the word ¨woman.¨ This interaction is only a small part of the massive...

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A Plea to Protect Women’s Rights

Georgia Casavant, Writer May 26, 2022

In a draft opinion written in early May by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, the Supreme Court voted to strike down the landmark case Roe V. Wade.  In 1973, the Supreme Court decided in a 7-2 decision...

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BFA Bobwhites Baseball Hopes to Get Hot Before the Postseason.

Liam Wood, Contributor May 26, 2022

The Bobwhites have a remaining schedule of three games left that include South Burlington (7-7), Champlain Valley Union High School (11-1) and Mount Mansfield (3-10). The Bobwhites sit at a 5 and 8 record...

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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...

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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...

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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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