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Sophomore Christina Woyce wins short story contest for ‘Define Joy’

Sophomore Christina Woyce wins short story contest for ‘Define Joy’

November 23, 2015
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Part 1 I should begin by saying that my mother is a deeply religious woman. Her love for the church was borderline obsessive, praying at least once an hour and donating the majority of her paycheck on Sundays. She went to confession every night it was available and would confess to even the most innocu...

School musical ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ to debut on Feb. 26

School musical ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ to debut on Feb. 26

Aneta Ostasz and Brandon Zambrano
November 10, 2015
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For the 2015-2016 school year, Mrs. Connie Avila will be directing the school musical Little Shop of Horrors. “I’m so excited; the school has a beautiful auditorium, and I’m honored to work with this cast,” stated Adviser Mrs. Avila. The new adviser has an immense amount of experience. She has ...

Becton Career Exploration Internship Program to launch in November

Becton Career Exploration Internship Program to launch in November

Aneta Ostasz, Staff Writer
October 27, 2015
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With a new Career Exploration Internship Program being implemented this school year, Becton students are given the unique opportunity for hands-on experience in a field that they may be interested in pursuing after completing a secondary education. Moreover, it allows participants to become immersed...

Becton Dual Enrollment Program continues to expand

Becton Dual Enrollment Program continues to expand

Brandon Zambrano, Staff Writer
October 22, 2015
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The administration and faculty have recently been working with Bergen Community College to continue to implement a dual enrollment program at Henry P. Becton Regional High School. This is the second year that the high school has had a dual enrollment program, and with the new school year, classes...

New retailers and attractions planned for American Dream Meadowlands

New retailers and attractions planned for American Dream Meadowlands

Austin Kim, Staff Writer
October 9, 2015
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American Dream Meadowlands recently added new retailers to its combined mall and attraction center. The newest of additions to the American Dream Meadowlands include a Legoland and aquarium. Attractions that are midway completed or to be built in the near future include an indoor water park, amusement...

With SAT scores on the decline, will the newly formatted test cut students some slack?

With SAT scores on the decline, will the newly formatted test cut students some slack?

Samantha Saez, Staff Writer
October 9, 2015
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With college on everyone’s mind, studying for the SAT is the main focus for high schoolers, especially those in their final year. The real question is, are students studying hard enough? “According to The Washington Post, the average SAT scores over the past decade declined in all three subject areas,”...

Rising tuition costs present possible issue for students

Rising tuition costs present possible issue for students

Brandon Zambrano, Staff Writer
October 9, 2015
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With college attendance costs rising over the years, students preparing for college may find themselves struggling to pay for their future plans. Currently an in-state four-year college will cost upwards of $9,000 per semester not including room and board while an out-of-state public college will cost...

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
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          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...

Becton named Top 100 Best School Districts in the state of NJ

Becton named Top 100 Best School Districts in the state of NJ

September 28, 2015
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The Becton Regional High School Community is proud to announce that the Carlstadt-East Rutherford Regional High School District has been voted one of the 100 Best School Districts in the state of New Jersey. Niche, a company founded by a Carnegie Mellon University student, ranks school districts based ...

College application assistance offered at Becton

College application assistance offered at Becton

Aneta Ostasz, Staff Writer
September 28, 2015
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When the month of October begins, seniors across the country begin to focus on one priority-the college application. The application is not something that seniors particularly look forward to, as completing each and every one of them can be extremely stressful, so they can use all the help that they...

New gymnasium floor leaves many satisfied

New gymnasium floor leaves many satisfied

Patrick Cao, Staff Writer
September 22, 2015
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After quite a long period of time, the Becton gymnasium has had its well-worn gym floors redone. “I am not too sure about the exact amount of money we used for the new gym, but I do know that without Custodian Supervisor Phil Caputo, it could have been much worse," said Physical Education Instructor...

New Policy Update

Kaya Zawistowski, Staff Writer
September 22, 2015
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Graduation Requirement: The Becton Administration has implemented a new credit requirement: The Class of 2016 needs 125 credits to graduate, 2017 needs 130 credits, 2018 needs 135 credits and 2019+ requires 140 credits. "The new credit policy is definitely positive," Ms. Internicola, the Supervisor o...

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