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Successful Penn Model Congress leaves seniors nostalgic

Successful Penn Model Congress leaves seniors nostalgic

Akemi Yara, Staff Writer
April 22, 2015
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Becton Regional’s debate team departed for the eighteenth annual Penn Model Congress on March 26. Penn Model Congress is an entirely student-run organization which hosts a high school conference where 700 delegates from across the nation join at the University of Pennsylvania to debate their own legislation...

Multiple talents debuted at annual Art and Music Festival

Multiple talents debuted at annual Art and Music Festival

Yomarie Llanos, Staff Writer
April 20, 2015
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Becton Regional’s Art and Music Festival was held in the school gym and B-PAC Thursday, April 16, and the schools that joined Becton to participate in the event were Faust Middle School and Carlstadt Public School.  Every art student enrolled in an art course was required to submit at least one i...

GHG empowers females through fundraisers, field trips & informational meetings

Brittany Welsch, Staff Writer
March 12, 2015
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English Teacher Mrs. De Santis and moderator for Girls Helping Girls has an abundance of upcoming events for the remainder of the school year, starting this month with Becca’s Closet. Started by a Florida student, Rebecca Kirtman, the fundraiser has made its way to New Jersey and was introduced to...

Several Math League members earn high scores; Senior Rajai places third

Renee Kochinski, Feature Editor
March 11, 2015
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As the 2014-2015 Becton Math League season slowly comes to a close, the team has been rewarded a spot as the top three in the league with help from two senior members. The Bergen County Math League has six matches each year with numerous schools from across the county participating. Each meet has...

Becton debaters continue to impress with multiple wins

Renee Kochinski, Feature Editor
March 11, 2015
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The Becton Debate Team has found success once again at the last varsity and junior varsity matches before the championship debates. On Thursday, February 26, the Junior Varsity Becton Debate Team and Novice Debate Team competed groups from Wood-Ridge, Cresskill, River Dell, Dwight Englewood and North...

Congratulations to the cast and crew of ‘A Tough Act to Follow’ on a job well done

Congratulations to the cast and crew of ‘A Tough Act to Follow’ on a job well done

February 28, 2015
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The Cast ● Leo Mintz…...Nick Barbo ● Liz Pomeroy…...Jamie Scangarella ● Bebe…...Sharon Skeahan ● Scat…….Cordell Greer ● Francis……..Frankie Plescia ● Professor…….Rebecca Sass ● Lydia…….Lauren Kaszka ● Duke…….Julio Rodriguez ● Adelaide…….Victoria Gatopoulo...

National Honor Society collects band-aids for hospitalized children

National Honor Society collects band-aids for hospitalized children

Devyn Di Meola, Editor
February 24, 2015
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Members of Becton’s National Honor Society collected cartoon band-aids for the Children’s Hospital at the Hackensack University Medical Center in their latest service project. The band-aids will all go directly to the Tomorrows Children’s Fund, an organization that helps children cope with cancer...

This year’s school play performance promises to be ‘a tough act to follow’

This year’s school play performance promises to be ‘a tough act to follow’

John Rotella, Staff Writer
February 12, 2015
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With only two weeks remaining until the curtain goes up, the Theatre Arts Club is preparing for its performance of  A Tough Act to Follow. The cast will host its opening night on Friday, February 27 at 7 p.m., and the final performance will be on Saturday, February 28 at 3 p.m. Both performances will tak...

Images club searching for front page artwork

Images club searching for front page artwork

Angela Cheung, Staff Writer
February 11, 2015
Filed under Clubs & Activities, Student Life

The staff of Images magazine is hosting a contest that will allow one student artist or writer to win a 25 dollar gift card of his or her choice. The contest is searching to find aspiring artwork to be displayed on the front cover of the publication. Adviser Mrs. Savincki is looking for a drawing...

Winter Concert entertains Becton community

Winter Concert entertains Becton community

January 23, 2015
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Becton’s choir and concert band, under the direction of Mr. Moore, performed in the B-PAC last night, January 22, at 7 p.m. A few of the acts consisted of the choir singing “In My Life” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and the band playing a rendition of “Pinball Wizard” by Peter Townsend. The...

Girls Helping Girls January meeting informs its members about dating violence

Girls Helping Girls January meeting informs its members about dating violence

Yomarie Llanos, Staff Writer
January 12, 2015
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This past Wednesday, the Girls Helping Girls club welcomed Caitlyn Eckert from Healing Space, a sexual violence resource center located at the YWCA in Bergen County, who informed the girls about the dangers and facts regarding dating violence. The speaker noted that teen dating violence is a pattern...

Varsity Debate students bring home numerous awards

Varsity Debate students bring home numerous awards

Renee Kochinski, Feature Editor
January 9, 2015
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The BCDL Varsity Debate held at Wood Ridge High School on January 9 had a positive ending for the Becton Debate Team. Senior Sharon Skeahan received first place varsity speaker and Alex Gatopoulos and Renee Kochinski tied for second place varsity speaker. Both teams each made up of Sharon Skeahan and...

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