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Cell phones: a blessing or curse?

Colin McGovern, Writer

December 30, 2015


Filed under Opinion

In recent years, the accessibility of portable devices, like cell phones, has skyrocketed to the point where most everybody has one. A study made by the Pew Research Center in 2013 has shown that roughly 78% of teens have cell phones. Obviously, since then the percent of people owning cell phones ha...

Language spotlight

CJ Brown, Writer

December 30, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The language department at BFA is one of the many departments in the school. The department covers French, German, Latin and Spanish. Traditionally, textbooks featuring one language have been used. However, this has become a declining trend. Quizlet is a free online resource used for studying. Among offer...

Political socialization: who cares?

CJ Brown, Writer

December 30, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Of all of the many stresses of high school, politics is probably in the back of one's mind. However, adopting a political ideal is very important for the start of one's early adult life. David Rider, the current AP politics, government and US history at BFA, just finished up a chapter in his class. The...

Rules or guidelines

Grace Farrar, Writer

December 30, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Why do schools really have a dress code? Do students even bother to acknowledge the code? Over time dress code has become a hot topic, anyone would be able to go online and google search what the latest drama is with dress codes across the nation. Principal Chris Mosca of BFA St. Albans has high intentions...

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