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Mrs. Mackanin mimics real-life CSI investigation for forensics students

Mrs. Mackanin mimics real-life CSI investigation for forensics students

Konrad Messyasz, Staff Writer

June 4, 2018


Filed under Showcase

Mrs. Mackanin’s CSI investigation project for all students enrolled in Becton's forensics elective came to a close on May 23 when the science teacher announced that Mr. Caputo, Mr. Matos and Mrs. Trause were all guilty in taking part in the crime. With 44 out of 49 students able to convict the guilty...

Becton’s Robotics Club places first at SBJC Innovation Fair

Becton’s Robotics Club places first at SBJC Innovation Fair

Noelia Moore, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Activities

Becton Regional High School’s Robotics Club had its first victory of the year at the South Bergen Jointure Robotics Innovation Fair held on April 25 in the Becton gymnasium. “It felt great to host this event,” stated Superintendent Mrs. Clarke who volunteered BRHS to be the location for the...

Becton Robotics Club continues to sharpen its STEM skills

Becton Robotics Club continues to sharpen its STEM skills

Konrad Messyasz, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017


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The Becton Robotics Club, also known as the Bectobots, has been very active this year leading up to their first competition, which was held on Saturday, December 16, at the PAL Recreational Center in Parsippany against Lodi and Wood-Ridge. “While we did not win anything (at the competition), it was a ...

Forensics Case SOLVED!

Forensics Case SOLVED!

Tamia Anderson

February 16, 2017


Filed under Becton 2016-2017 Highlights

Breaking News! We have arrested the culprits. Mrs. Mackanin's forensic students have been working for almost a month on the case of the assault of Mrs. Settembrino. Even though this was not an actual assault, students still investigated the offense, interrogated each suspect, and examined evidence to solve t...

Forensics class to solve mock assault investigation

Forensics class to solve mock assault investigation

Jana Christiano and Jessica Coleman

January 15, 2017


Filed under Features

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...

Robotics Club continues to expose students to world of programming language

Robotics Club continues to expose students to world of programming language

Simran Kaur, Staff Writer

October 10, 2016


Filed under Becton 2016-2017 Highlights, Clubs & Activities

Due to an ongoing interest from Becton students, Science Teacher Mrs.Mackanin and Math and Science Department Chairperson Mr. Sawyer are bringing back the Robotics Club for the third consecutive year. This past September, the club adviser, Mrs. Mackanin, held the first informational meeting and 20...

Becton Robotics Club referees middle school tournaments

Becton Robotics Club referees middle school tournaments

Savannah Jones, Staff Writer

March 16, 2016


Filed under Clubs & Activities, Showcase

After just a year since the club's inception, the Becton Robotics Club has recently been involved in refereeing middle school tournaments. At these tournaments, Becton students are responsible for checking each team’s robot to make sure it meets all of the requirements, mostly involving size, before t...

Becton Robotics Club programs interest in students

Becton Robotics Club programs interest in students

Patrick Cao, Staff Writer

November 4, 2015


Filed under Clubs & Activities

Becton's Robotics Club is a remarkable opportunity for interested adolescents to understand programming and coding and work with the art of robotics. Led by Science Teacher Mrs. Mackanin, students are constantly working with their hands on a weekly basis and building robots from scratch. "I am interested...

Robotics Club successfully introduces students to programming

Robotics Club successfully introduces students to programming

David Stoltz, Staff Writer

May 8, 2015


Filed under Clubs & Activities

The Robotics Club, which took place this past month, has exceeded expectations and allowed students to express their creativity through the use of technology. Sophomore Zak Kandiel has been a member of the club since its inception; however, this year, he took on a leadership role. With the help of...

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