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The Culprit

The Culprit

June 10, 2019

Mrs. Mackanin’s (also known as Mrs. Mack) forensics class led the investigation to find the culprit who vandalized a car of a member of the custodial staff, Mr. Matos, with the phrase “Hope She Was Worth It” in spray paint. After the investigation and once the forensics students completed DNA ...

The Evidence

The Evidence

June 10, 2019

Mrs. Mack’s students narrowed down a list of twelve possible suspects who could have been linked to the crime. They then determined who was present at the scene of the vandalism from five a.m. to three p.m. and recorded their findings in a daily log that was used to keep track of their progress. ...

The Motive

The Motive

June 10, 2019

The point of the science instructor’s investigation was to plant clues for each student to figure out who committed the crime, and the goal of the entire project was to allow students who are interested in forensics to get “a sense of the real-world problem that needs to be solved” by making the i...

The Suspects

The Suspects

June 10, 2019

The accused, Mr. Caputo, Mr. Matos, Mrs. Vaccaro, Mrs. Collins, Ms. Rodriguez, Mrs. Barroso-Ramirez, and a number of students from the forensics team, were called up to testify. Junior Maya Grabowski testified as if she was in court and described it as a nerve-wracking and real-life experience. S...

The Jury

The Jury

June 10, 2019

Just last week, Ms. Dizon’s criminal justice class took the case to trial to determine whether the physical education instructor was innocent or guilty. However, the jury concluded that she was not guilty and therefore, she was acquitted of the crime. To prove whether or not she committed the cr...

The Defense

The Defense

June 10, 2019

The defense claimed that at the time the crime took place, she went out on a jog and proceeded to eat lunch with her mother. Forensics student Dylan Valenzuela, a witness for the defense team, said in his testimony that the forensics team had “three handwriting samples but only one that matched Ms. O...

The Closing Statement

The Closing Statement

June 10, 2019

Mr. Caputo further convinced the jury of Ms. O’Driscoll's innocence when he said it could have been “one of his [Mr. Matos’] chicks,” since Mr. Matos was known to be a lady’s man. Mrs. Vaccaro further proved this information when she announced that not only did she see Ms. O go out for lunch,...

The Reporters

The Reporters

June 10, 2019

Through the hard work of the Cat's Eye View reporters, Noelia Moore and Aminah Iqbal, the public can be informed of this creative cross-curricular lesson, which was created and coordinated by Mrs. Mackanin and Ms. Dizon.

Jaylen Nuila

Jaylen Nuila

June 9, 2019

Becton Regional High School multi-varsity sport athlete Jaylen Nuila has participated in volleyball and basketball throughout her entire high school career. Additionally, she was a high jumper for her school’s track team for two years. Jaylen expressed that “winning games is one of the best feelings.” Jaylen’s...

Stephen Henke

Stephen Henke

June 9, 2019

Seniors Stephen Henke and Jaylen Nuila were awarded the New Jersey Interscholastic Conference (NJIC) Sportsmanship Award at the Chart House in Weehawken on May 29. Student-athletes from various school districts were honored for displaying athletic excellence, as well as sportsmanship. At the award...

Nine-Period School Day to Begin in ’94

Nine-Period School Day to Begin in ’94

May 19, 2019

The school day was once lengthened in order to add an additional period to each day.

Eight Period Day Brings Overcrowded Classes

Eight Period Day Brings Overcrowded Classes

May 19, 2019

Seven hundred students were once enrolled at Becton.

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