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Student Council, Junior Katelyn Leach, host St. Barnabas Hospital Toy Drive

Student Council, Junior Katelyn Leach, host St. Barnabas Hospital Toy Drive

Catherine Dinapoli, Staff Writer

December 11, 2015


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With the holiday season quickly approaching, the Becton Student Council is hosting a toy drive for the hospitalized children at St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston, New Jersey to help lighten their spirits. The idea of hosting a toy drive for hospitalized children came from Becton Junior Katelyn...

Environmental club has plans for a green year

Environmental club has plans for a green year

Catherine Dinapoli, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015


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Between natural hand-sanitizers and a new recycling program, the students of Becton can certainly look forward to a lot of exciting events from the environmental club this year. “We are trying to think of new ways to promote recycling, especially in the cafeteria,” said Adviser Ms. Annitti. “I...

Becton Robotics Club programs interest in students

Becton Robotics Club programs interest in students

Patrick Cao, Staff Writer

November 4, 2015


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Becton's Robotics Club is a remarkable opportunity for interested adolescents to understand programming and coding and work with the art of robotics. Led by Science Teacher Mrs. Mackanin, students are constantly working with their hands on a weekly basis and building robots from scratch. "I am interested...

Debate team continues to bring home trophies

Debate team continues to bring home trophies

Ryan Strauss, Staff Writer

November 4, 2015


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The Becton Varsity Debate Team continued its winning streak at its second tournament of the year in Fort Lee. Despite facing staunch competition, the team won not one, not two, but three trophies. Juniors Ryan Strauss and Zak Kandiel won second place overall team with a record of 4-0. Zak Kandiel...

Becton’s first debate tournament ends in success

Becton’s first debate tournament ends in success

Ryan Strauss, Staff Writer

October 26, 2015


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The Becton Varsity Debate Team had its first tournament on October 16 in Tenafly, and after the day's worth of debates was completed, the team brought home two trophies. The resolve for the 2015-2016 school year encompasses governmental surveillance of the American people, so the debates were guaranteed...

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...

Key Club members to participate in numerous activities this fall

Key Club members to participate in numerous activities this fall

Jamie Scangarella, Staff Writer

October 5, 2015


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The Becton Key Club is participating in several events and projects during the first half of the year. “I’m excited about the school wide interest in Key Club,” said Key Club Adviser Mrs. Muniz regarding the first meeting of the year. First, students can be found volunteering at the East Rutherford...

English Teacher Mr. Shin is debate coach for 2015-2016 season

English Teacher Mr. Shin is debate coach for 2015-2016 season

Savannah Jones, Staff Writer

September 18, 2015


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Practice for debate season has begun, and this year, with a new season comes a new coach. English Teacher Mr. Shin has taken over as debate coach, and his main goal is to organize and support the varsity and junior varsity teams in order to continue the Becton debate legacy. He is extremely confident...

Becton Junior-Senior Prom is a night to remember

Becton Junior-Senior Prom is a night to remember

Jamie Scangarella, Staff Writer

June 5, 2015


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Physical Education Teacher Ms. O’Driscoll and the junior class hosted a successful Junior-Senior Prom at Il Tulipano in Cedar Grove on May 28. The theme was 'Las Vegas' and the renowned party included flowing dresses, colorful boutonnières, blackjack tables, slot machines and an infamous photo booth. The...

Robotics Club successfully introduces students to programming

Robotics Club successfully introduces students to programming

David Stoltz, Staff Writer

May 8, 2015


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The Robotics Club, which took place this past month, has exceeded expectations and allowed students to express their creativity through the use of technology. Sophomore Zak Kandiel has been a member of the club since its inception; however, this year, he took on a leadership role. With the help of...

NHS helps keep Carlstadt clean

NHS helps keep Carlstadt clean

Jamie Scangarella, Staff Writer

April 24, 2015


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On April 22, the National Honor Society celebrated Earth Day by helping the Carlstadt community clean up and beautify  Carlstadt Public School and the Lindbergh Field area. The students got dirty raking leaves and pulling weeds to make space for more flowers and bushes to grow along the fence near...

Becton cafeteria displays The Clothesline Project

Becton cafeteria displays The Clothesline Project

April 24, 2015


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On April 16, 2015, the Becton cafeteria housed numerous clotheslines, which displayed t-shirts designed by women who were once victims of violence. The purpose of the project is to address the issue of violence and encourage victims, who can be both male or female, to speak out and seek help. The...

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