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Communications students gain a behind-the-scenes look at Good Morning America

Students enrolled in Becton's communications electives were selected to attend a live taping of GMA on April 5.

Noelia Moore, Editor-in-Chief

April 13, 2019

Becton Regional High School’s Journalism, Mass Media, and TV Broadcasting students experienced a live-taping of Good Morning America at the start of this month. The 7 a.m. show included segments such as weather anchor Ginger Zee broadcasting live from the Iguazu Falls in Argentina and a perform...

Drama students’ monologues reflect growing up in ‘Our Town’

A line of Tahsheem Williams' monologue reads

Monserrath Martinez, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

The high school drama class recently constructed and performed authentic monologues called “My Town” inspired by the play Our Town by Thornton Wilder. “The fact that many students brought their monologues to Becton and continued to refer to it [Becton] as their home was the most touching part of t...

Sophomore Ore places first in short story contest

Sophomore Italo Ore is the winner of Mrs. Settembrino's annual short story contest.

Aminah Iqbal, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019

Becton Regional High School sophomore Italo Ore placed first in a short story contest hosted by Mrs. Settembrino. His writing piece, “Happy Go Lucky,”
 centers around a man who stumbles upon an ancient artifact that grants him supernatural powers. The main character’s newfound abilities allow...

State-of-the-Art Communications and Broadcasting Studio construction to begin in Feb.

According to Acting Superintendent/Principal Dr. Sforza, the school will reconfigure its two computer labs “to construct one of the best state-of-the-art studios in New Jersey.”

Noelia Moore, Editor-in-Chief

January 8, 2019

The creation of Becton Regional High School’s hands-on video production studio will begin in approximately six weeks. The television studio will be the newest addition to Becton’s communications curriculum since the recently added TV Broadcasting course taught by Mrs. Colangelo. “There are so...

Sophomore LaRocca wins English 10 CP short story contest

Elisa LaRocca's short story was the chosen winner out of 51 stories.

December 5, 2017

Sophomore Elisa LaRocca's short story, "The Truth about the Creature of Aspen," is the winner of Mrs. Settembrino's English 10 CP short story contest. Fifty-one stories were submitted, and three stories were then nominated. The nominees' peers then read the three stories, and each of them voted for the...

Students take ‘time out’ to visit NYC-based magazine

At the conclusion of the trip, all students received an issue of the magazine.

Lauren Kaszka, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017

Becton’s mass media and journalism students recently visited Time Out magazine in Times Square to learn about career opportunities in print media. On the 42nd floor of the Viacom building, a select group of students enrolled in two of Becton's English electives, received the opportunity to tour ...

Twenty-five Becton students inducted into National Honor Society

The 2016-2017 National Honor Society

Cecilia Munoz and Jana Christiano

December 8, 2016

The Becton Regional High School administration awarded their high-achieving students for their consistent display of scholarship, leadership, service, and character on November 17 at an annual National Honor Society Induction Ceremony. Being accepted into this honor society requires a student to ...

Becton faculty prepares for Level 1 Google Certification

The Google presenter, Adam Schoenbart, taught the workshop mainly from a teaching perspective.

October 17, 2016

As part of a Technology Initiative, the Becton Regional High School administration, members of the Becton Google Team and Media Specialist Ms. Vaccaro designed and coordinated a Google Training workshop for all faculty on October 10 and 11. On the first day of the professional development, Google...

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...

This year’s school play performance promises to be ‘a tough act to follow’

The cast works together on perfecting the set.

John Rotella, Staff Writer

February 12, 2015

With only two weeks remaining until the curtain goes up, the Theatre Arts Club is preparing for its performance of  A Tough Act to Follow. The cast will host its opening night on Friday, February 27 at 7 p.m., and the final performance will be on Saturday, February 28 at 3 p.m. Both performances will tak...

Mrs. Settembrino’s English 10CP Short Story Writing Contest Winner

November 12, 2014

It was a particularly chilly and dark morning as Rosalinda took her usual Saturday morning stroll. She noticed the clouds hung lower than normal as they blanketed the narrow street ahead of her. Even the big, strong oak trees lining the curbs seemed to be weakened by the chilly, autumn air of Boston....

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