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Becton to host first Innovation Fair this month

Becton to host first Innovation Fair this month

Konrad Messyasz, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


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The Robotics Club, also known as the “Bectobots,” will be hosting its first Innovation Fair in Becton’s gymnasium on Wed., April 25 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The purpose of the fair is to showcase student talent in the field of science, technology, engineering, the arts and math (STEAM). “Local...

Girls Helping Girls members focus on mental health awareness

Girls Helping Girls members focus on mental health awareness

Noelia Moore, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018


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An advocate for mental health, Mr. Sean Campbell, educated Becton’s Girls Helping Girls members on topics such as maintaining a healthy mental status and overcoming the stigma that is often associated with mental illness on March 23. “I want us to think about what is possible when we embrace mental...

Becton Debate Team successfully participates in Penn Model Congress

Becton Debate Team successfully participates in Penn Model Congress

Sarah Bourouf, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018


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The Becton Debate Team visited the University of Pennsylvania to compete against 600 students from over 40 schools at its twenty-first high school conference from March 22 to 25. During the conference, all three Becton seniors had their bills pass out of the committee, and Freshman Blaze Grabowski...

Images Magazine Cover Design Contest

Images Magazine Cover Design Contest

February 12, 2018


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The final design for the art and literary magazine cover is due no later than April 15. The winner will receive a gift card of choice. Requirements: -artwork no smaller than 9" x 12" - must show contrast and be completed -can be done on the computer or finished off in Sharpie - cannot be copied - does no...

‘Slow but steady’ wins the debate

‘Slow but steady’ wins the debate

Maya Dobrygowski, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018


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The Becton Debate team is currently making “slow but steady progress” five debates into the school year, according to Debate Coach Mr. Carr. Just two weeks ago, Becton hosted a debate with several other high schools in attendance including Leonia, River Dell, Ridgefield Park, Bergenfield, Wood-Ridge,...

Junior Zuwatsky to play her ukulele at spring concert

Junior Zuwatsky to play her ukulele at spring concert

Noelia Moore and Kasley Alexander

January 29, 2018


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Junior Beth Zuwatsky can be spotted around the halls with her ukulele, which she practices on a weekly basis. Beth was inspired to play the “mini guitar” at age eleven when her family took her to Hawaii, and while on vacation, she watched a show that featured the instrument and remembers thinking...

Becton Prom to take place May 31

Becton Prom to take place May 31

Safa Hassan, Staff Writer

January 2, 2018


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Becton Regional High School’s 2017-2018 Junior/Senior Prom will be taking place at The Tides Estate in North Haledon on May 31. The theme of this year's event will be An Enchanted Evening. Ms. O’Driscoll, the prom committee adviser, continues to fundraise with the junior class to help bring do...

Seniors place first for Spirit Week, Thomas & Nazco win Mr. and Mrs. Wildcat

Seniors place first for Spirit Week, Thomas & Nazco win Mr. and Mrs. Wildcat

Jenny Marcinkowski and Jilian Kaszka

December 22, 2017


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The winning class of Student Council Spirit Week is the seniors. The grade with the most festive hallway will receive points that go toward the Battle of the Grades fundraiser in April. From December 18 to December 22, Becton students were encouraged to participate in the annual holiday cha...

Girls Helping Girls members learn to recognize dating abuse

Girls Helping Girls members learn to recognize dating abuse

Noelia Moore, Staff Writer

December 20, 2017


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Ms. April Rivkin, an Alternatives to Domestic Violence Community Educator and employee of the Bergen County Department of Human Services, informed Girls Helping Girls members about teen dating violence at their December meeting. The goal of the meeting was to teach young girls about the different...

Becton receives $1,000 environmental awareness grant

Becton receives $1,000 environmental awareness grant

Patrick Cao, Editor

December 11, 2017


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Henry P. Becton Regional High School has received a $1,000 Environmental Awareness Challenge Grant from the Bergen County Utilities Authority. “We are going to use the money to purchase greenhouse supplies to plant an organic herb garden for the Environmental Club,” stated Career and Technology...

Student Council discusses goals for 2017-2018

Student Council discusses goals for 2017-2018

Jaylen Nuila, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017


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A Student Council and administrative luncheon, which met at the beginning of this month, stressed the importance of a positive school environment at Becton Regional High School. “I want to get everyone more excited to be a part of this school,” said Student Council President Anthony Thomas. The...

Becton Debate Team sees growth in size, experience

Becton Debate Team sees growth in size, experience

Konrad Messyasz, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


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This year’s Becton Debate Team is comprised of 24 members in total with nine members competing at the varsity level and 15 participants at the junior varsity level, which includes three varsity judges and three trainee judges. The freshmen who joined this year are Aleksander Chernaev, Tenzin Jorden,...

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