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Girls Helping Girls January meeting informs its members about dating violence

Girls Helping Girls January meeting informs its members about dating violence

Yomarie Llanos, Staff Writer

January 12, 2015


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This past Wednesday, the Girls Helping Girls club welcomed Caitlyn Eckert from Healing Space, a sexual violence resource center located at the YWCA in Bergen County, who informed the girls about the dangers and facts regarding dating violence. The speaker noted that teen dating violence is a pattern...

Varsity Debate students bring home numerous awards

Varsity Debate students bring home numerous awards

Renee Kochinski, Feature Editor

January 9, 2015


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The BCDL Varsity Debate held at Wood Ridge High School on January 9 had a positive ending for the Becton Debate Team. Senior Sharon Skeahan received first place varsity speaker and Alex Gatopoulos and Renee Kochinski tied for second place varsity speaker. Both teams each made up of Sharon Skeahan and...

Journalism class experiences live taping of Good Morning America

Journalism class experiences live taping of Good Morning America

Miranda Febus, Editor

December 19, 2014


Filed under Clubs & Activities, Student Life, Video

Becton’s journalism class attended a field trip to New York City to see a live taping of Good Morning America on December 19. Chaperoned by English teachers Mrs. De Santis and Mrs. Scalera, the group left for the city at six a.m. sharp to beat the morning rush hour. Upon arrival at 6:45 a.m., the...

Classes compete, show school pride during Becton Spirit Week

Classes compete, show school pride during Becton Spirit Week

December 19, 2014


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The Student Council hosted event is as follows: Wednesday, December 17: Wildcat Wednesday Thursday, December 18: Color Day Friday, December 19: Decade Day Monday, December 22: Disney Day Tuesday, December 23: Tis the Season Tuesday ...

Girls Helping Girls hosts holiday toy drive

Girls Helping Girls hosts holiday toy drive

December 19, 2014


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The Girls Helping Girls Club has collected approximately 80 new toys for the children at Newark Beth Israel Hospital. Mrs. De Santis would like to thank all administration, faculty, staff and students who donated toys to help make the childrens' holiday season a little brighter.

Junior class fundraiser debuts students’ talents; Greer, Scangarella take home the gold

Junior class fundraiser debuts students’ talents; Greer, Scangarella take home the gold

Miranda Febus, Editor

December 18, 2014


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Physical Education Teacher and Junior Class Advisor Ms. O’ Driscoll hosted this year’s Becton's Best Talent Show last night with the help of Junior Class Vice President Jake MacKenzie. The night showcased nine diverse acts and was held in the B-PAC. English Teacher Mr. Shin, Science Teacher Mrs....

Becton Debate students are awarded certificates at 2014 Yale Model Congress

Becton Debate students are awarded certificates at 2014 Yale Model Congress

December 7, 2014


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Congratulations to Freshman Katie Kretzmer for winning Honorable Mention in Blue House Education and Labor and Senior David Stoltz for earning the title of Best Legislation in Red Senate Intelligence at Yale Model Congress this past weekend. Furthermore, Debate Coach Mr. Carr got the opportunity to meet ...

Student Council to host winter semi-formal in 2015

Brittany Welsch, Staff Writer

December 2, 2014


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Becton’s Student Council will be hosting a winter semi-formal on Friday, January 16, 2015, in the school’s cafeteria. The night will be filled with dancing and music, as well as beverages and snacks provided by the Student Council. Tickets for the winter-themed dance are five dollars when purchased...

NHS hands over spelling bee trophy to Rutherford High School

NHS hands over spelling bee trophy to Rutherford High School

John Rotella, Staff Writer

December 2, 2014


Filed under Clubs & Activities, News

Becton’s National Honor Society put up a long and hard fight against Rutherford High School in the November 26 NHS Spelling Bee after failing to properly spell the word ukulele. One of the hardest words in the bee was Ecclesiastes, with one of the easiest being neither. The spelling bee took place in...

Becton community donations fill entire bus for Stuff the Bus charity drive

Becton community donations fill entire bus for Stuff the Bus charity drive

Greg Dickman, Staff Writer

December 1, 2014


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The fifth annual Stuff the Bus donation drive was a huge success, bringing in the second most donations since 2012, the year of Hurricane Sandy. While last year’s contributions only filled half of a school bus, the 2014 collection filled the entire bus from front to back. Stuff the Bus is a charitable...

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