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Jenny Marcinkowski Dominates: Senior Wins Debate Award and Essay Contest

Senior Jenny Marcinkowski Wins Debate Award and Essay Contest

Noelia Moore, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2020

With college quickly approaching for the upperclassmen at Becton, Senior Jenny Marcinkowski has been making sure to dominate her extracurriculars this month. The senior recently won the VFW Voice of Democracy Essay Contest, as well as the award for Best Judge at the Debate Team’s meet in Becton on...

Senior Dylan Valenzuela Reflects on his Time as Team Leader of Robotics

Lead by Senior Dylan Valenzuela, The Becton Robotics team Competes.

Jenny Marcinkowski, Lead Editor: District Initiatives & Community Affairs

January 22, 2020

Senior Dylan Valenzuela has been chosen for a January student spotlight due to his dedication to the Becton’s robotics team. Dylan has been a member of the team for the last two years and has held the position of team leader, President, and head of engineering. “As a team leader, I am given the responsibility...

High Hopes For High School Musical Play

Students practice their moves for

Noelia Moore, Editor-in-Chief

January 14, 2020

  UPDATE: Purchase Tickets to High School Musical: On Stage! from TicketLeap Becton’s Theater Arts Department is setting the stage for its upcoming production of High School Musical: On Stage! the last weekend in February. Directing the play is Mrs. Michele Morrell, who previously directed Be...

Becton’s (Holiday) Spirit Week was Merry & Bright

The female teacher & staff compete with the seniors in a tug-of-war.

Sarah Oehlmann and Jenny Marcinkowski

January 9, 2020

Becton’s annual holiday spirit week was full of festivities including hallway decorating, the pep rally, and dress-up days. Students worked on the hallways from the 9th to the 16th, each hallway with a different theme. The hallway that is decorated the best receives points that go towards the Battle o...

Saving the Earth One Water Bottle at a Time

The Environmental Club shows off their hard work after cleaning up Becton.

Jessica Szewczyk, Staff: Sports

December 9, 2019

Environmental club’s ultimate goal is to be aware of what's happening in this environment and finding small ways to have a big impact on our planet. We spoke with Junior Natalie Molina, who joined the club to be more aware of what's happening in the environment, also to be with other students who want...

The Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy enters its 3rd year with a “Big Thank You” to Unsung Heroes

The Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy enters its 3rd year with a “Big Thank You” to Unsung Heroes

Jenny Marcinkowski, Lead Editor: District Initiatives & Community Affairs

November 26, 2019

Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy is in full-force this year and has begun using their time for volunteering and donating items to charity. This is the academy’s third year at Becton and they have already completed two of their service projects. This school year, roughly 27,500 high school students are...

New Members Bring a Fresh Perspective to Debate

2019-2020 Becton Debate Team

Sarah Oehlmann, Editor: Sports, Clubs & Student Activities

November 18, 2019

Becton’s “nearly famous” debate team has another amazing season underway, going up against schools including the Bergen Academies, Fort Lee, and River Dell. Debate’s advisor Mr. Carr, who’s been coaching for the past 30 years, expressed “I’m wicked optimistic about our team this season. We a...

Becton’s Halloween is a Hallo-win

DJ Tropical Drops the Spooky Beat.

Noelia Moore, Editor-in-Chief

November 11, 2019

Becton showed some spooky Wildcat pride at its second annual Nightmare on Wildcat Way pep rally on Halloween. The frighteningly fun event consisted of themed competitions between teachers and students, as well as the announcement of the costume contest winners. DJ Tropical, aka Junior Bryan Mendez, provid...

Beating Cancer One Step at a Time

Photo by M. Vaccaro

Noelia Moore, Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2019

“I thought we did a great job!” Physical Education Instructor Mrs. Jessica O’Driscoll expressed. The gym teacher and students Javier Pose and Francesca Dato won first place in each of their age divisions at the run. The school raised $2,359.25 in donations for children living with cancer, surpa...

BectoBot Valenzuela reflects on their increasing success

The BectoBots debut their robot at the January 6 competition held at Emerson High School.

Jenny Marcinkowski, Lead Editor: District Initiatives & Community Affairs

January 20, 2019

Becton Regional High School’s Robotics Team is gaining significant momentum since its inception five years ago. Awards include earning the title of ‘Most Creatively Designed Robot’ at the group’s first competition this school year and placing in the top four out of 30 schools at the Robo-Wran...

PAW Club members visit local animal shelter with numerous donations

PAW Club members visited the Bergen County Animal Shelter in Teterboro.

Jenny Marcinkowski, Lead Editor: District Initiatives & Community Affairs

December 3, 2018

Becton’s PAW Club recently visited the Bergen County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center in Teterboro to drop off food donations and meet with the animals. Sixty-three students, along with faculty members, handed in items, and the first 30 to submit donations were permitted to go on the trip to drop off t...

Video Game Club helps students decompress, connect with others

Mr. Mendelsohn's classroom is where Video Game Club participants can gather for some friendly competition.

Giancarlo Sanchez, Contributing Writer

October 30, 2018

Becton’s Video Game Club, run by Math Teacher Mr. Mendelsohn, is an extracurricular activity designed around having fun. Active on A and C days during the common lunch period, members engage in many different kinds of games. While some participants enjoy playing digital games, others may have a...

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