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Principal Dr. Sforza implements changes to cafeteria, lunch periods

Principal Dr. Sforza implements changes to cafeteria, lunch periods

Catherine Dinapoli, Staff Writer
September 21, 2015
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The new school year has brought many new changes to Becton, and some of the most discussed include the cafeteria. The choice of lengthening the lunch period, having one lunch period instead of two, and the use of the new auxiliary lunchroom has the whole school talking. A few of the perks of having one...

New science electives focus on ‘hands-on’ instruction

New science electives focus on ‘hands-on’ instruction

Brandon Zambrano, Staff Writer
September 17, 2015
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With Becton’s new modified rotate drop schedule, several science electives have been added as options for students who are interested in or are planning on pursuing a career in a scientific related field. New electives include the Physics of Engineering, Forensics, and Anatomy & Physiology....

Ms. Christine Internicola appointed as Supervisor of Guidance

Ms. Christine Internicola appointed as Supervisor of Guidance

July 7, 2015
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The Carlstadt-East Rutherford Regional Board of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Internicola as Supervisor of Guidance at Henry P. Becton Regional High School. Ms. Internicola was appointed at the special meeting on Thursday, June 18, 2015. The Carlstadt-East Rutherford...

Self-serve gas won’t be making its way to NJ anytime soon

Self-serve gas won’t be making its way to NJ anytime soon

David Stoltz, Staff Writer
June 3, 2015
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Currently, there are only two states in the entire nation that do not allow drivers to pump their own gas. New Jersey and Oregon are the two; however, both states have a bill pending that would change this for good. State lawmakers in The Garden State have recently proposed to reinstate an old act...

Qualifying seniors to be exempt from final exams

Qualifying seniors to be exempt from final exams

Miranda Febus, Editor
May 6, 2015
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Principal Dr. Sforza announced a new policy on April 29 that will allow seniors to be exempt from taking a final exam. In order to qualify, a senior must have a 90 average for the midterm and the first three marking periods combined and a 90 average in the class for the fourth marking period. For an...

Peer leadership field trip inspires students, staff to bring program to Becton

Peer leadership field trip inspires students, staff to bring program to Becton

Brittany Welsch, Staff Writer
April 21, 2015
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Senior Faith Banca, the main advocate for a peer leadership initiative, attended a field trip this past April along with seniors Roy Forys, Renee Kochinski and Prarthana Rajai. Student Assistance Counselor Mrs. Klamerus and Art Teacher and NHS Adviser Mrs. Colangelo accompanied the students to Lodi High...

Becton administration to implement innovative ‘School Improvement Plan’ for next school year

Becton administration to implement innovative ‘School Improvement Plan’ for next school year

Renee Kochinski and Sharon Skeahan
April 21, 2015
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Along with a modified rotating drop schedule, the 2015-2016 school year will now offer approximately twenty new courses, a stronger ambiance and a curriculum better suited to prepare Becton students for their futures. Principal Dr. Sforza notes that this is not just an improvement plan, but “is necessary...

Drug and alcohol awareness assembly encourages students to “Stay in Your Lane”

Drug and alcohol awareness assembly encourages students to “Stay in Your Lane”

March 23, 2015
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An assembly entitled “Under the Influence” was presented by Steered Straight in the B-PAC this morning. Steered Straight is a non-profit organization whose goal is to educate students to make the right decisions throughout their lives. Michael De Leon, speaker and film producer of Kids Are Dyi...

Carlstadt ranks among the top environmentally friendly towns in NJ

Carlstadt ranks among the top environmentally friendly towns in NJ

David Stoltz, Staff Writer
March 10, 2015
Filed under Community, News

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has just released the recycling tonnage grants figures for 2012, and Carlstadt ranked among the top five towns in the entire state and second in Bergen County for its amount of recycling tonnage. In 2012 alone, the Borough of Carlstadt received...

With social media increasing in popularity, safety issues, concerns continue to arise

With social media increasing in popularity, safety issues, concerns continue to arise

Sharon Skeahan, Media Editor
February 20, 2015
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With the introduction of social media in the early 2000s, the twenty first century has been an era of total technological takeover. Though adults have been avid Internet surfers for several years now, the true concern is the power that social media has when in the hands of adolescents. With more teenagers...

Award winning author Harper Lee to publish novel after half a century

Award winning author Harper Lee to publish novel after half a century

Alex Gatopoulos, Staff Writer
February 15, 2015
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A recent announcement, that Harper Lee is publishing a new novel, has sent shockwaves throughout the literary community. For those who are unaware, Harper Lee is the author who wrote To Kill a Mockingbird, a novel that is widely considered one of the greatest works of fiction of all time. It was also...

Neighboring Izod Center to close unexpectedly

Neighboring Izod Center to close unexpectedly

John Rotella, Staff Writer
January 20, 2015
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After three decades of being affiliated with the Meadowlands Sports Complex, the state owned Izod Center will be closing near the end of March 2015. With little warning, on Thursday, January 15, the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority voted ten to two to close the 34 year old arena. The...

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