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Senior students welcome guest speaker from Berkeley

Senior students welcome guest speaker from Berkeley

Savannah Jones, Co-Editor

September 19, 2016


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Pat Verile, an admissions officer from Berkeley College, visited English Teacher Mrs. Scalera’s period eight senior English class on September 15. Mr. Verile was invited to speak to the class regarding important points like interviewing skills, plagiarism and resume writing. He also spoke about the ...

Becton’s Own Mrs. Hopper Signs New Book Deal

Becton’s Own Mrs. Hopper Signs New Book Deal

Matthew Kreiger, Staff Writer

June 3, 2016


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“Retirement is just transitioning,” says Kristen Hopper, World Language teacher of Spanish and Italian at Henry P. Becton Regional High School. “I am transitioning from one career I love to another which I also love.” For her, retirement from teaching at Becton High School doesn’t mean an...

Becton Says Farewell to Mrs. Tripodi and Mrs. Hopper

Becton Says Farewell to Mrs. Tripodi and Mrs. Hopper

Aneta Ostasz, Staff Writer

June 3, 2016


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After a long and successful career, there comes a time where it is time to say goodbye and move forward to a new chapter in life. Two of Becton’s World Language teachers, Mrs. Tripodi and Mrs. Hopper, are retiring at the end of this school year, and both feel that it is bittersweet. “I feel no...

Becton Names Educational Service Professional of the Year: Mary Vaccaro

Becton Names Educational Service Professional of the Year: Mary Vaccaro

May 24, 2016


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Becton has officially named its Educational Service Professional (ESP) of the Year: Mary Vaccaro. Every year, the school nominates a teacher or ESP that has proven to have done an outstanding job in helping students, staff, and encouraging personal achievement in its many forms. As the school’s...

Becton Welcomes Ms. Prinzo as Maternity Leave Replacement

Becton Welcomes Ms. Prinzo as Maternity Leave Replacement

Savannah Jones, Staff Writer

May 2, 2016


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As a result of Mrs. DeSantis’ maternity leave, Ms. Prinzo is  taking over her classes for the rest of the school year. Ms. Prinzo decided before applying to college that she wanted to become a teacher due to her passion for literature. She graduated from Ramapo College as a literature major in...

Project Graduation “Springs into Fashion” with Annual Fashion Show

Project Graduation “Springs into Fashion” with Annual Fashion Show

Brandon Zambrano, Staff Writer

May 1, 2016


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Project Graduation’s yearly Spring into Fashion Show was held at the Fiesta on April 6, 2016. The Becton Fashion Show went off without a hitch with the help of nine volunteer students and thirty three models.  The Fashion show was put together by the Project Graduation Committee, a group of paren...

Virtual reality headsets become a rising trend in 2016

Virtual reality headsets become a rising trend in 2016

Matthew Krieger, Staff Writer

March 2, 2016


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Ten years ago the concept of virtual reality would only be found in science fiction books and movies; however, just a couple of years ago, a company called Oculus created a prototype of a virtual reality headset called the “Rift.” At the time; however, the “Rift” was not available to the consumer,...

The meaning, traditions behind Saint Patrick’s Day

The meaning, traditions behind Saint Patrick’s Day

Patrick Cao, Staff Writer

March 1, 2016


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In a few weeks it will once again be Saint Patrick's Day, a day for pubs to be full like the stomachs of families enjoying their traditional corned beef and cabbage. And even though most individuals consider the holiday to be quite popular with parades and decorations, not too many know the true history...

Becton faculty, staff to celebrate Valentine’s Day with loved ones

Becton faculty, staff to celebrate Valentine’s Day with loved ones

Julio Rodriguez, Staff Writer

February 7, 2016


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Traditionally, Valentine’s Day is spent with a loved one or significant other, and sometimes even on a blind date. Most people will celebrate by getting dressed up in their nicest outfits and going to a nice dinner at a fancy restaurant, sometimes followed by a new movie at the theater. But now it’s...

What’s cooking in culinary class?

What’s cooking in culinary class?

Matthew Krieger, Staff Writer

February 5, 2016


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With just a few weeks after the start of the third marking period, Ms. Marut, Becton Regional High School's home economics instructor, is all set to add excellent, new recipes to the Culinary I and II classes. The curriculum for Culinary I focuses on easier to manage, simpler recipes while Culinary...

Students, staff begin to ponder 2016 resolutions

Students, staff begin to ponder 2016 resolutions

Patrick Cao, Staff Writer

December 15, 2015


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New Year's resolutions for 2016 have been receiving mixed feelings from Henry P. Becton High School's students and staff. A resolution is great motivation to change oneself for the upcoming year since they are normally meant to improve overall lifestyles for the greater good. Sophomore Fabrizio...

The modernization of holiday decorating stirs mixed reviews

The modernization of holiday decorating stirs mixed reviews

Kaya Zawistowski, Staff Writer

December 14, 2015


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Over the past couple of years, holiday decorations have changed immensely. From having the traditional Christmas trees and Santa Clauses displayed in public places, malls and stores have been progressively putting out more modern decorations. Furthermore, some public places refuse to exhibit holiday...

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