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Coffee consumption a growing epidemic among teens

Coffee consumption a growing epidemic among teens

Brittany Welsch, Staff Writer

January 19, 2015


Filed under News

As caffeine becomes the “brain-fuel” of our culture, teenagers are now commonly found with a cup of coffee in their hands. Nearly 75 percent of American children and teenagers consume caffeine on a daily basis; however, less of the caffeine intake is coming from soda and more from coffee. What...

Proposed tuition legislation to cut cost of community college

Miranda Febus, Editor

January 16, 2015


Filed under National, News

President Barack Obama proposed two free years of community college for every student willing to keep up his or her grades on January 8. “Today I'm announcing an ambitious new plan to bring down the cost of community college tuition in America…I want to bring it down to zero. I want to make it free,"...

Popular teen food chain has customers wondering ‘Where’s the pork?’

Popular teen food chain has customers wondering ‘Where’s the pork?’

Devyn Di Meola, Editor

January 16, 2015


Filed under National, News

Chipotle Mexican Grill has stopped serving pork at approximately 600 locations after suspending a major supplier. After a routine audit, the trendy fast-food chain discovered that one of its pork suppliers had failed to attain the company’s Responsibly Raised standards.  Chipotle’s animal welfare...

Suicide of Leelah Alcorn raises awareness for transgender teens

Suicide of Leelah Alcorn raises awareness for transgender teens

Akemi Yara, Staff Writer

January 13, 2015


Filed under National, News

Leelah Alcorn, a young transgender woman born Joshua Alcorn, committed suicide on December 28, 2014. The teenager was struck by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 71 at about 2 a.m. approximately four miles from her home in Kings Mills, Ohio. Leelah Alcorn’s suicide has attracted international attention...

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...

St. Lawrence University football coach seeks out exceptional seniors

Devyn Di Meola, Editor

November 23, 2014


Filed under Fall Sports, News, Sports, Student Life

Assistant Football Coach Mr. Brandon Lemon recently visited Becton in hopes of recruiting players for St. Lawrence University’s football team. This select group included five seniors: Roy Forys, Giuseppe Giraldo, Dylan Lewin, Giuseppe Penna, and John Zierold. The coach described the academic, social,...

Faculty, staff & students encouraged to ‘Take a Break from Becton’

Faculty, staff & students encouraged to ‘Take a Break from Becton’

Devyn Di Meola, Editor

November 21, 2014


Filed under News

The Becton Administration has implemented a Take a Break from Becton initiative for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. All faculty and staff were informed on Nov 20 that they are not permitted to assign any homework during the upcoming holiday break in order to help reduce stress levels of students...

Editor Miranda Febus documents journalism experience at Syracuse University workshop

Editor Miranda Febus documents journalism experience at Syracuse University workshop

Miranda Febus, Editor

November 20, 2014


Filed under News, Student Life

Dear Cat’s Eye View Readers, Last week I was one of 16 students selected to attend a Diversity in Journalism Workshop at Syracuse University run by The Record. The experience was very enticing overall, as I was able to learn more about the journalism field. I had to be at The Record’s headquarters...

Eighth Grade Shadow Day highlights key features; changes made to agenda are a success

Renee Kochinski, Feature Editor

November 4, 2014


Filed under Community, News

Shadow Day, which took place on Oct. 28 and Oct. 30, was a major success despite having completely changed the agenda from previous years. In the past, the eighth graders would follow assigned students to each class as an introduction to the high school setting. The decision to change the style was...

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Commemorates Clock Tower, Marks Conclusion of Construction

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Commemorates Clock Tower, Marks Conclusion of Construction

David Stoltz, Staff Writer

October 29, 2014


Filed under News

Approximately 60 people ranging from Henry P. Becton Jr., local politicians, and administration to parents and students attended the Clock Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Oct. 26, which concluded with a tour of the newly reconstructed Becton Regional High School. Throughout the ceremony...

Ambitious Student Council made up of Kochinski, Penna, Horan and Banca

Ambitious Student Council made up of Kochinski, Penna, Horan and Banca

Sharon Skeahan, Media Editor

October 29, 2014


Filed under Clubs & Activities, News

After much anticipation, the winners of the Student Council elections were recently announced. With Renee Kochinski as President, Joe Penna as Vice President, Claudia Horan as Secretary and Faith Banca as Treasurer, Becton now has a very determined panel of students who will represent this year’s Student...

New and improved policies and procedures help facilitate productive year

Devyn Di Meola, Editor

October 16, 2014


Filed under News

As students shake off their summer laziness and prepare themselves for a brand new school year, they also need to adapt to the new rules and regulations enforced by the superintendent, Mrs. Clarke and the principal, Dr. Sforza. Detention policies, new lunch and student-athlete code of conduct procedures,...

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