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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

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...

2016 Chinese New Year is the Year of the Red Fire Monkey

2016 Chinese New Year is the Year of the Red Fire Monkey

Samantha Saez, Staff Writer

February 5, 2016

This upcoming Chinese New Year is known as the Year of the Red Fire Monkey and falls on Monday, February 8, 2016. Characteristics of monkeys are clever, smart and personable. They tend to be trouble-makers because they are mischievous and curious, and since monkeys like to play all of the time, they...

What’s cooking in culinary class?

What’s cooking in culinary class?

Matthew Krieger, Staff Writer

February 5, 2016

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...

New half-year electives continue to help students narrow down subjects of interest

New half-year electives continue to help students narrow down subjects of interest

Kaya Zawistowski, Staff Writer

February 4, 2016

Becton is kicking off the third marking period by introducing several more half-year courses that are new to the curriculum. As students wrap up their first semester course, many of them may take a creative writing class or a course in law and rights. The creative writing class is taught by English...

Numerous changes to the SAT will begin this March

Numerous changes to the SAT will begin this March

Austin Kim, Staff Writer

February 4, 2016

By March 2016, the new, redesigned SAT will be available to all test takers. As one of the most crucial tests for high school students, people are relieved to hear that there will be beneficial changes to its format. There will be no more guessing penalties, no obscure vocabulary, and no required ess...

BRHS musical Little Shop of Horrors to debut at end of month

BRHS musical Little Shop of Horrors to debut at end of month

Liya Kowlessar, Staff Writer

February 4, 2016

The Becton Regional High School cast and crew will be performing ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ directed by Ms. Connie Avila and Ms. Jackie Lacik on February 26 and 27. This will be the first musical at Becton in the past seven years. The students have been working hard practicing for the play, and...

Upcoming Girls Helping Girls fundraisers focus on women, children

Upcoming Girls Helping Girls fundraisers focus on women, children

Samantha Saez, Staff Writer

December 16, 2015

The Becton Girls Helping Girls Club is already underway with new fundraising ideas for the second half of the school year.  “For the month of January, if approved by the Board of Education, we will be collecting gently used handbags filled with toiletries for a local women’s and children’s...

Students, staff begin to ponder 2016 resolutions

Students, staff begin to ponder 2016 resolutions

Patrick Cao, Staff Writer

December 15, 2015

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...

Key Club donates items, volunteers time to help those in need

Key Club donates items, volunteers time to help those in need

Austin Kim, Staff Writer

December 14, 2015

During the holiday season, the Becton Key Club was able to participate in numerous functions. Its members donated shoeboxes filled with gifts, hosted a food drive and volunteered at a charitable event. December 8, 2015 marked the NJAA’s 18th Annual Children’s Holiday Party at the Meadowlands Exposition...

The modernization of holiday decorating stirs mixed reviews

The modernization of holiday decorating stirs mixed reviews

Kaya Zawistowski, Staff Writer

December 14, 2015

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...

Sophomore Christina Woyce wins short story contest for ‘Define Joy’

Sophomore Christina Woyce wins short story contest for ‘Define Joy’

November 23, 2015

Part 1 I should begin by saying that my mother is a deeply religious woman. Her love for the church was borderline obsessive, praying at least once an hour and donating the majority of her paycheck on Sundays. She went to confession every night it was available and would confess to even the most innocu...

Becton school store helps provide scholarships, donations to many

Becton school store helps provide scholarships, donations to many

Savannah Jones, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015

The Becton school store, located right outside the B-PAC, is open daily from 2:46 p.m. until 3:05 p.m., though the store will stay open until 3:15 p.m. if necessary. Upon entering, there are several items that one can find for sale including Becton apparel, food, drinks, school supplies, and locks...

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