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Summer Vacation in: COVID-19 the Musical

Summer Vacation in: COVID-19 the Musical

Owen Biniecki, Editor

May 6, 2020

Due to the current pandemic and its effect on all of our lives, I thought a more light-hearted, casual story would be more appropriate for this cycle. This story will contain many of my personal opinions, so I recommend you take them with a grain of salt… after all, what do I know? So, without further...

Club of the week: Scholars’ Bowl

Club of the week: Scholars' Bowl

Kai Hemingway, Editor

May 4, 2020

Note: Interviews for this story were conducted back when school was in session. Do you have an array of knowledge of various areas of trivia? Do you want to share your knowledge with others, or perhaps want to learn more trivia? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this club may be right ...

Club of the week: Gaming Club

Club of the week: Gaming Club

Kai Hemingway, Editor

February 21, 2020

Have you ever wanted to sit and relax with some video games after school, but you want someone to play with, you don’t have the right consoles or your mom is bugging you to join a club? Well, then the club of the week, the Gaming Club, is perfect for you! The Gaming Club is run by BFA science teache...

Name changer, game changer

Name changer, game changer

Kai Hemingway, Editor

February 14, 2020

Susana was not like other girls when she was younger. While others wanted to dress up as princesses, she wanted to be a prince. As she grew older, Susana realized that she was not actually Susana, but instead, Zack.  At times, a person can find out that their gender does not match up with their p...

Matilda is a story for all ages!

Matilda is a story for all ages!

Kai Hemingway, Assistant Editor

December 9, 2019

Matilda the Musical is an amazing show about Matilda Wormwood, a miracle child, and her journey through a troubled family life, a frightful headmistress, an exceptional teacher and the emergence of strange, new powers.  The musical follows not just Matilda, but the other children present, Matilda’s own fami...

Editor Goodbye- Julia Scott

Editor Goodbye- Julia Scott

Julia Scott, Co-Editor

June 10, 2019

Entering Journalism in my junior year was one of the best decisions I have made in my 12 years of education thus far. Those of you who know me will understand but I would not exaggerate this importance. I’d like to make clear that this wasn’t any kind of turning point. This was not the moment ...

Editor Goodbye- Haley Seymour

Editor Goodbye- Haley Seymour

Haley Seymour, Co-Editor

June 10, 2019

I have been a part of the Mercury since September 2017, and I wouldn't trade my time here for anything else. I have known that I've wanted to be a journalist since I can remember, and the Mercury gave me the opportunity to do so before college. It has exposed me to deadlines, print layout, difficulties with...

Optimism for journalism: what you didn’t know

Optimism for journalism: what you didn't know

Katharina Spöth, Writer

June 10, 2019

If you're still thinking about your class schedule for next year, this article could have an impact on your choices and thus, an impact on your life. This article is based on interviews with a student journalist, an editor and the media advisor for BFA’s journalism class, as well as the reporte...

Irresponsible electorate?

Irresponsible electorate?

Julia Scott, Co-Editor

March 15, 2019

On March 5, the voting population of the Maple Run Unified School District approved the BFA connector project budget of 5.7 million dollars. The first Town Meeting in Vermont was held in Bennington in 1762, before Vermont was even a state. Since then the practice has grown to an annual event, held on the first Tuesday of March each year. ...

From Mercury to Pluto?

From Mercury to Pluto?

Owen Biniecki, Writer

February 22, 2019

The future of journalism is of concern, especially in the “Age of Media Distrust,” as The Atlantic has called the current relationship between the worlds of journalism and politics in the modern era. This wave of attacks on the legitimacy of the press have even been spouted from current US pr...

Stars, Stripes and Stereotypes

Stars, Stripes and Stereotypes

Katharina Spöth, Writer

February 12, 2019

For nearly half a year I've had the opportunity to develop my observations about (part of) the U.S. American culture. Living in a host family, travelling to some other places besides Vermont and attending BFA has been, and still is, a great for me way to kind of get to know what is going on here. ...

Exchange opportunities

Exchange opportunities

Katharina Spöth, Writer

December 14, 2018

Exactly one year ago I submitted a formal application to a German exchange organisation. I was fourteen years old and didn’t seriously think about what I was doing. After half a year full of meetings, essays, surveys, even doctor appointments I had one of the most special days in my life so far. Whe...

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