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First ever Becton ‘Carnivale’ celebration a success

First ever Becton ‘Carnivale’ celebration a success

Savannah Jones, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017

Becton students celebrated the first ever Carnivale with art, music and decorations in the gym and snacks in the main cafeteria during their lunch period on Friday, March 3. Carnivale is a national celebration that occurs before the religious observance of Lent, so the Art, World Language and Family...

Course offerings at Becton continue to increase

Course offerings at Becton continue to increase

Victoria Cruz and Simran Kaur

February 28, 2017

During the past few weeks, students have been busy creating their schedules for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year, and as one already knows, over the last two years, numerous new courses have been added to Becton’s program of studies. “As students are told during their scheduling meetings, they...

Becton assembly focuses on suicide awareness

Becton assembly focuses on suicide awareness

Patrick Cao and Matthew Krieger

February 27, 2017

“Today, we want to remind students that help is always there,” said Steve Sefcik to the Becton student body on February 16 regarding the death of his 16-year-old son, T.J. Sefcik, on December 1, 2010. T.J.’s life has never been forgotten with his parents, Steve and Wendy Sefcik, spreading their...

Leave replacement, Mr. Frangipane, steps in for Mrs. Muniz

Leave replacement, Mr. Frangipane, steps in for Mrs. Muniz

Cecilia Munoz, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017

As maternity leave replacement for Mrs. Muniz, the Becton staff welcomes Science Teacher Mr. Frangipane. Already having taught at Vernon Township High School, Mr. Frangipane is very familiar with teaching high school students. The new science teacher attended William Paterson University where he...

Forensics class to solve mock assault investigation

Forensics class to solve mock assault investigation

Jana Christiano and Jessica Coleman

January 15, 2017

Science Instructor Mrs. Mackanin, along with her forensics class, is starting off the new year with a project that will mimic a real-life assault investigation. “Students are learning how to solve a crime during an in-depth investigation by studying hair evidence that shows race, gender, and whether...

Becton ‘Grease’ production to star Gatopoulos, Koch

Becton ‘Grease’ production to star Gatopoulos, Koch

Sarah Tawfeek, Staff Writer

January 15, 2017

Grease, the famous 1978 romantic comedy musical, is being brought to Becton at the beginning of March, and the cast of the play will star Junior Victoria Gatopoulos as Sandy Dumbrowski and Junior Tyler Koch as Danny Zuko. “We’re doing Grease, which is a classic musical and a lot of high schools...

Strauss, Kandiel & Yoo win awards at January home debate

Strauss, Kandiel & Yoo win awards at January home debate

Gina Beneduci and Ryan Strauss

January 13, 2017

At the home tournament this past Friday, Becton’s debate team performed exceptionally, with Seniors Ryan Strauss and Zak Kandiel winning third place and Junior GaHyun Yoo being nominated for Best Judge. January 6 was the only home debate tournament this year, and teams from schools all across Bergen...

Junior class fundraisers at ‘full speed’ while other classes prepare for profit

Junior class fundraisers at ‘full speed’ while other classes prepare for profit

Matthew Krieger and Savannah Jones

December 8, 2016

Last week’s speedball tournament was not only a successful fundraiser for the junior class, but it also served as a great means of entertainment and competitive play. Eight teams came out to battle for the championship title held by Senior Marc Micco’s team also known as G.O.A.T. Although every team...

Business Instructor Mr. Siracusa to be new math league adviser

Business Instructor Mr. Siracusa to be new math league adviser

Anthony Cioce, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016

Business Teacher Mr. Siracusa is excited to be the new adviser for Becton's math league. “I wanted to be the adviser because I have a love for math, and I have the capability of motivating our students to take their skills to the next level,” he said. Mr. Siracusa said he particularly enjoys advising...

Peer Leadership Program continues to promote kindness, unity

Peer Leadership Program continues to promote kindness, unity

Victoria Cruz, Staff Writer

November 16, 2016

Student Assistance Counselor Ms. Klamerus is proud to announce that the peer leadership program, which is a student-driven organization, will be returning to Becton . This program is geared toward juniors and seniors looking to promote kindness and unity and take an active role in becoming a leader...

New members & strong wins for Becton Debate

New members & strong wins for Becton Debate

Ryan Strauss, Staff Writer

November 8, 2016

Becton’s debate team began this year on a strong note, solidifying its place as one of the Bergen County Debate League’s strongest teams. Seniors Ryan Strauss and Zak Kandiel brought home individual speaking awards in the first tournament of the year and later went on to win first place at the second...

Journalism I & II students attend GSSPA Fall Press Day

Journalism I & II students attend GSSPA Fall Press Day

Patrick Cao, Staff Writer

October 27, 2016

The Becton Journalism I and II students visited Rutgers University in New Brunswick for the Garden State Scholastic Press Association’s Fall Student Press Day on October 24. GSSPA, which offers resources and support for high school journalism students and advisers, scheduled numerous informational...

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