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A Trip to California: I’m in a Golden State of Mind. 

A Trip to California: I’m in a Golden State of Mind. 

Anthony Berrios, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

"The Golden State,” is a go-to vacation spot, and a place people dream about living and experiencing once in their life. The amount of things to do in California is endless, with so many places in California to see and admire. In January, I set out to California for five days to see everything I c...

Review: Top That Donuts can’t be Topped

Jessica Szewczyk, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

 A family-owned business, Top That Donuts is your next great place to visit!  Opened in February of 2019, the small dessert shop is a popular place to visit for warm, made-in-front of-you doughnuts. The specialty bakery is located at 8 Highland Cross, Rutherford, NJ and is about a 6-minute drive f...

Students Become the Masters (of College)

Students Become the Masters (of College)

Noelia Moore, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2020

Recently graduated Becton alumni revisited their alma mater on January 7th and 9th to discuss college life with senior students. Math educator Mrs. Ferris enlisted the help of her previous students to talk about boarding at universities, what to expect from professors and the overall differences betwee...

Legendary Basketball player Kobe Bryant is remembered by the Becton Community

Legendary Basketball player Kobe Bryant is remembered by the Becton Community

Jenny Marcinkowski, Editor: District Initiatives & Community Affairs

February 4, 2020

Kobe Bryant passed away in a helicopter crash at the age of 41 on January 26, 2020, in Calabasas, California. Seven others, including his 13-year old daughter, Gianna, were in a helicopter on their way to Mamba Academy. Bryant often trained Gianna and other players from her travel team at the location....

Head of IT is VIP: Celebrating Mr. Gbaguidi with the Governor’s Professional of the Year Award

Head of IT is VIP: Celebrating Mr. Gbaguidi with the Governor’s Professional of the Year Award

Anthony Berrios, Staff Writer

January 24, 2020

According to the State of New Jersey website, the Governor’s Professional of the Year award “recognizes excellence and creates a sense of pride and gives public attention to professionals worthy of the award.” Mr. Gbaguidi, the supervisor of technology and innovation rightfully received the award t...

Celebrating the 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year

Celebrating the 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year

Jessica Szewczyk, Staff Writer

January 24, 2020

Art and Broadcasting teacher Mrs. Amanda Colangelo has won the 2019-2020 Governor’s Educator of the Year award for Henry P. Becton Regional High School. Because of her leadership skills and collaborative ways of teaching, her fellow teachers nominated her for the honor. According to the state of New J...

Editorial: Exposé on the Exposure of YouTubers

Editorial: Exposé on the Exposure of YouTubers

Jenny Marcinkowski, Editor: District Initiatives & Community Affairs

January 22, 2020

The 2010s witnessed the rise of social media personalities and content creators, specifically YouTubers. For many, being a YouTuber was formerly a hobby or a way to earn extra cash, but today it is a widely recognized profession. Well-known YouTubers, like Jeffree Star and Jake Paul, are treated like...

Jenny Marcinkowski Dominates: Senior Wins Debate Award and Essay Contest

Jenny Marcinkowski Dominates: Senior 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

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

Jenny Marcinkowski, 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...

Senior Gianna Penna is chosen as January’s Student of the Month

Senior Gianna Penna is chosen as January’s Student of the Month

Jenny Marcinkowski, Editor: District Initiatives & Community Affairs

January 15, 2020

Senior Gianna Penna has been chosen as Becton’s January Student of the Month. Gianna expressed that she is “beyond grateful that [she] earned this honor in recognition of [her] hard work.” The Senior finds the most challenging part of high school to be managing her time and schoolwork. She has...

High Hopes For High School Musical Play

High Hopes For High School Musical Play

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

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

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...

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