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Becton Robotics Club programs interest in students

Becton Robotics Club programs interest in students

Patrick Cao, Staff Writer
November 4, 2015
Filed under Clubs & Activities

Becton's Robotics Club is a remarkable opportunity for interested adolescents to understand programming and coding and work with the art of robotics. Led by Science Teacher Mrs. Mackanin, students are constantly working with their hands on a weekly basis and building robots from scratch. "I am interested...

Debate team continues to bring home trophies

Debate team continues to bring home trophies

Ryan Strauss, Staff Writer
November 4, 2015
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The Becton Varsity Debate Team continued its winning streak at its second tournament of the year in Fort Lee. Despite facing staunch competition, the team won not one, not two, but three trophies. Juniors Ryan Strauss and Zak Kandiel won second place overall team with a record of 4-0. Zak Kandiel...

Becton’s first debate tournament ends in success

Becton’s first debate tournament ends in success

Ryan Strauss, Staff Writer
October 26, 2015
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The Becton Varsity Debate Team had its first tournament on October 16 in Tenafly, and after the day's worth of debates was completed, the team brought home two trophies. The resolve for the 2015-2016 school year encompasses governmental surveillance of the American people, so the debates were guaranteed...

Becton staff, students raise close to $1,000 for Childhood Cancer Awareness

Becton staff, students raise close to $1,000 for Childhood Cancer Awareness

Aneta Ostasz, Staff Writer
October 7, 2015
Filed under Clubs & Activities, News

          In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Becton staff and students held several fundraisers to help donate to a valuable cause. The biggest and most successful fundraiser that was held at Becton was the Jean Day and Hats Off to Childhood Cancer...

Key Club members to participate in numerous activities this fall

Key Club members to participate in numerous activities this fall

Jamie Scangarella, Staff Writer
October 5, 2015
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The Becton Key Club is participating in several events and projects during the first half of the year. “I’m excited about the school wide interest in Key Club,” said Key Club Adviser Mrs. Muniz regarding the first meeting of the year. First, students can be found volunteering at the East Rutherford...

English Teacher Mr. Shin is debate coach for 2015-2016 season

English Teacher Mr. Shin is debate coach for 2015-2016 season

Savannah Jones, Staff Writer
September 18, 2015
Filed under Clubs & Activities

Practice for debate season has begun, and this year, with a new season comes a new coach. English Teacher Mr. Shin has taken over as debate coach, and his main goal is to organize and support the varsity and junior varsity teams in order to continue the Becton debate legacy. He is extremely confident...

Becton Junior-Senior Prom is a night to remember

Becton Junior-Senior Prom is a night to remember

Jamie Scangarella, Staff Writer
June 5, 2015
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Physical Education Teacher Ms. O’Driscoll and the junior class hosted a successful Junior-Senior Prom at Il Tulipano in Cedar Grove on May 28. The theme was 'Las Vegas' and the renowned party included flowing dresses, colorful boutonnières, blackjack tables, slot machines and an infamous photo booth. The...

Robotics Club successfully introduces students to programming

Robotics Club successfully introduces students to programming

David Stoltz, Staff Writer
May 8, 2015
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The Robotics Club, which took place this past month, has exceeded expectations and allowed students to express their creativity through the use of technology. Sophomore Zak Kandiel has been a member of the club since its inception; however, this year, he took on a leadership role. With the help of...

NHS helps keep Carlstadt clean

NHS helps keep Carlstadt clean

Jamie Scangarella, Staff Writer
April 24, 2015
Filed under Clubs & Activities, Community

On April 22, the National Honor Society celebrated Earth Day by helping the Carlstadt community clean up and beautify  Carlstadt Public School and the Lindbergh Field area. The students got dirty raking leaves and pulling weeds to make space for more flowers and bushes to grow along the fence near...

Becton cafeteria displays The Clothesline Project

Becton cafeteria displays The Clothesline Project

April 24, 2015
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On April 16, 2015, the Becton cafeteria housed numerous clotheslines, which displayed t-shirts designed by women who were once victims of violence. The purpose of the project is to address the issue of violence and encourage victims, who can be both male or female, to speak out and seek help. The...

GHG members prepare meals for the less fortunate

GHG members prepare meals for the less fortunate

Devyn Di Meola, Editor
April 23, 2015
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A handful of Becton's Girls Helping Girls members donated their time, effort, and cooking skills for a good cause on Friday, April 17. The girls spent their morning volunteering at Meals With A Mission in Garfield. GHG members assisted the volunteer team with tasks like chopping onions, shredding...

Annual junior-senior prom to be held in May

Annual junior-senior prom to be held in May

Klaudia Ryznar, Staff Writer
April 22, 2015
Filed under Clubs & Activities

This year’s prom will be taking place at Il Tulipano in Cedar Grove on May 28. This “beautiful old Italian themed restaurant," as Ms. O’Driscoll described it, will be recreated into this year’s theme of Las Vegas. Reds, golds, silvers, and blacks will be the main colors at the venue. “We...

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