Articles written by: Rikka Bakken

FCCLA Members Sacrifice Cluster Experience for Nationals

FCCLA Members Sacrifice Cluster Experience for Nationals

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) students will no longer be attending the 2012 National Cluster Meeting in Reno, Nevada this weekend. According to FCCLA adviser Tina Gilbertson, the price of traveling to Reno was the biggest factor in this decision. Gilbertson said that to go to Reno for two days would cost FCCLA students the same amount […]

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How to: Paw Print staff cooks Thanksgiving dinner

Pumpkin Pie 1 refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box 2 eggs 3/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix) 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk   Directions Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Place pie crust in 9-inch glass pie pan as directed on […]

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What I’m NOT Thankful: Hallway Edition

With Thanksgiving season upon us, we are all asked to reflect on the good things in life; family, friends and all that jazz. But you know what? I’m thankful for the bad things. They provide perspective, so here’s a tribute to the darker side of life- in the hallway.  People walking on the wrong side of the hallway. You’re in […]

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Breaking the Block Schedule?

On September 21, the Curriculum and Instruction committee and principal Tom Chambers met to discuss possible schedule changes. “I think it went well; I presented the information that we have so far on different types of schedules, and they want to get some more information on that,” said Chambers. “We will be interviewing and talking with a number of schools […]

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Virtual Schooling

“It’s kind of the wave of the future. Many college classes are offered online,” said Tom Chambers. “[The goal is] to offer advanced students more opportunities of enrichment that are above and beyond what’s offered here…We [also] hope to encourage students who are choosing to take online courses through other virtual schools throughout the state to come back and take […]

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The Latest Fall Programs: What You SHOULD Be Watching

As the school year kicks off, TV shows are starting up again too. Here are just a few that students are looking forward to this year. One of the shows that took the music department (but not only them) by storm last year was Glee. It’s about 12 kids who join Glee Club, which is basically a show choir, and […]

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Administration Kicks off the New Year

The administration has already rolled up its sleeves and begun to stir it up here at BRFHS. The administration is looking at alternatives to the block schedule. “We do have a group of teachers working on scheduling,” said Principal Tom Chambers. “We’re looking at visiting some schools… [and] talking to the teachers and the administrators from those schools to get […]

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Advising program to meet weekly in ’10-’11

Advising program to meet weekly in ’10-’11

Change is coming to the BRFHS advising program 2010-2011 school year. Students will meet with their advisers during focus period every Monday. “It’s been a work in progress since we started it [the advising program], and I think we’ve come a long ways,” said Spanish teacher Jennifer Rukavina. “And we’re still trying to tweak it to make it effective for […]

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Keeping it Cool

Keeping it Cool

Freshman track athlete Jefferey Modica seems to always have a smile on his face during practice. “[I enjoy] running with friends and the friendly competition,” said Modica. “I like being active.” Modica keeps himself busy; he runs in the 100 meter dash, 110 hurdles, 200, relays and 300 hurdles. “300 hurdles [are the hardest] because they’re so long,” said Modica. […]

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Choosing Math

Math teacher Tim Young was not always going to be a teacher. “I decided to become a teacher my freshman year of college,” said Young. “I was going to get a degree in business, but I decided that I liked explaining math to people, and I was pretty good at it.” For Young, math was the obvious choice. “Math was […]

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