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Sophomore Mengistu receives first Act of Kindness Award

Sophomore Mengistu receives first Act of Kindness Award

Lisa Squeo, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018

Kidus Mengistu, a Becton Regional High School sophomore and athlete, has received the school’s first ever Act of Kindness Award by the BRHS Board of Education after he was photographed by a local teacher for helping an elderly woman cross the street. The award was given at the October 10 board meeting...

Becton community mourns the loss of John Shaw

Becton community mourns the loss of John Shaw

Blaze Grabowski, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018

Faculty, staff, and students of Becton Regional High School are mourning the unfortunate passing of 38-year custodian Mr. John C. Shaw. Mr. Shaw was a veteran employee who has worked at the high school since 1975. He is commonly recognized amongst the community as one of the kindest and friendliest ...

Safety and disciplinary measures top list of improvements this school year

Safety and disciplinary measures top list of improvements this school year

Jenny Marcinkowski and Jaylen Nuila

September 23, 2018

Although Becton Principal Dr. Sforza feels that the Carlstadt-East Rutherford School District has always been “proactive and ahead of the curve” with regard to safety and discipline, new precautions have been taken this school year. First and foremost, this past summer, Becton’s principal has...

Becton offers first-time TV Broadcasting elective

Becton offers first-time TV Broadcasting elective

Noelia Moore, Editor-in-Chief

September 20, 2018

Among the new courses that have been added this school year, Becton Regional High School has included TV Broadcasting to their Program of Studies. Art Instructor Mrs. Colangelo, who has been appointed to teach the elective, stated, “I’m excited to be selected as the teacher for the first ever TV...

Mrs. Robitaille completes student teaching experience alongside Mr. Carr

Mrs. Robitaille completes student teaching experience alongside Mr. Carr

Blaze Grabowski, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018

Mrs. Robitaille, who is currently working alongside History Teacher Mr. Carr, has returned to Becton from May of last year to continue her student teaching experience. The soon-to-be full-time history instructor observes all of Mr. Carr’s classes, which include APUSH 1 and 2, United States History...

New school nurse, Ms. Collins, brings many years of experience to Becton

New school nurse, Ms. Collins, brings many years of experience to Becton

Samirah Reyes, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018

Ms. Sharon Collins has been recently hired as the full-time school nurse at Becton Regional High School.  “I am so happy here; all the staff and students are so nice,” she said. Before becoming employed at Becton, Ms. Collins worked as a school nurse for five years in two different school districts...

Class of 2018 Valedictorian: Victoria Gatopoulos

Class of 2018 Valedictorian: Victoria Gatopoulos

Safa Hassan, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018

Senior Victoria Gatopoulos has been named valedictorian of Becton Regional High School’s Class of 2018. Victoria found inspiration to do well in high school from the words of one of her former peers, Jamie Scangarella, who was the salutatorian of the Class of 2016 when she was just a sophomore....

Class of 2018 Salutatorian: Timothy Reid

Class of 2018 Salutatorian: Timothy Reid

Maya Dobrygowski, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018

While preparing for graduation, Senior Timothy Reid is celebrating his achievement as Class of 2018 Salutatorian. "I'm very honored to be named the salutatorian of my class,” he said. Transferring from St. Peter’s Prep located in Jersey City to Becton Regional High School at the start of his...

Becton to host first Innovation Fair this month

Becton to host first Innovation Fair this month

Konrad Messyasz, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018

The Robotics Club, also known as the “Bectobots,” will be hosting its first Innovation Fair in Becton’s gymnasium on Wed., April 25 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The purpose of the fair is to showcase student talent in the field of science, technology, engineering, the arts and math (STEAM). “Local...

‘Friendsgiving’ trend fills homes with friends, food & fun

‘Friendsgiving’ trend fills homes with friends, food & fun

Kaya Zawistowski, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017

Generation X and Millennials are continuing the fairly new tradition of celebrating “Friendsgiving," a potluck-style holiday, which normally takes place before Thanksgiving. This holiday is attracting many newcomers every fall season and is becoming more popular year after year because holidays...

Pumpkin spice and everything nice

Pumpkin spice and everything nice

Jana Christiano, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017

Pumpkin spice is back and many establishments, such as Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, and McDonald's are going head-to-head to sell the most beverages. As the cold months of fall approach, these companies are trying to increase their revenue with desired fall flavors. The competition intensified at...

School online payment software implemented in Becton cafeteria

School online payment software implemented in Becton cafeteria

Alexis Howard, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017

A new and improved payment system called the Point of Sale Software has been implemented in the Becton cafeteria. This new lunch software system was designed to eliminate the use of cash, which in turn, makes the lunch line move more rapidly and the purchase of food more organized. The Point of Sale...

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