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May 8, 2012

What if you didn’t have a choice? What if you didn’t have a choice in what you wore? What you eat, what you say, what you can own? Who you love? When you die? What if you weren’t allowed to write...

Advising program assists students through high school career

April 16, 2012

Throughout their high school careers, students meet new people, encounter new challenges and face more responsibilities. The advising program has been around for several years, aiming to help students...

Physics students learn science in a “real-world sense”

March 23, 2012

Science teacher Donna Wojciechowski created a new science project in which students must plan out, design and test a boat that can carry three tootsie rolls across a water trough. “The goal, first...

Received grant inspires BRFHS to get healthy, to get well

March 13, 2012

Though school was cancelled Wednesday, February 29, the Leap Day activities were rescheduled for the following day Thursday. The idea for the health and wellness mini-courses stemmed from an email...

More stress over less study time

December 13, 2011

20 pages of AP US History notes, a 500-word article, a journal and a 10-line autobiography poem. It’s all due tomorrow and I work from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.I’ve been there, done that.I don’t have time...

Seniors experience the first waves of the lasts

Seniors experience the first waves of the lasts

October 11, 2011

To most, the first day of school is an annual event-- nothing to make a fuss over. But for the seniors, September 1 marked something more than just the first day of school. It marked the beginning of the...

5 Questions with…Mrs. Neville!

June 5, 2010

1.) Choosing between the colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo or violet, what would you dye your hair if you had to? I think blue because it would be the closest to a normal color. If you get...

The Rundown earns four stars

June 5, 2010

Action-packed and hilarious, 2003's The Rundown is about Beck (Dwayne Johnson, also known as The Rock) who goes to the Amazon to chase down his mobster boss's son, Travis, and bring him back to Los Angeles. Beck...

Who Done It: Why, Savannah Hansen, of Course!

April 30, 2010

Sophomore Savannah Hansen shows her creative side with her behind-the-scenes sketching. "My grandma had a fake tattoo 'lick and stick' and I saw it," explained Hansen. "So, I challenged myself [to recreate...

Verona Chambers: A Tale to Tell, Part II : Things Not Found in East Germany

April 23, 2010

We already explored Verona Chamber's experience in East Germany and her arrival to West Berlin under the arm of a democratic country in Part I. Now, in Part II, we will explore Mrs. Chambers's experience...

A Tale to Tell, Part I: Leaving East Germany

April 15, 2010

When Verona Chambers, wife of Principal Tom Chambers, decided to leave East Germany, it was not a simple walk in the park. "To come to America was not the struggle," said Mrs. Chambers. "The struggle...

Buddies Pair up in Gym Class

March 25, 2010

Gym teacher Mary Rykken's 4th block gym class pairs up with Adaptive Gym teacher Brad Scare's gym class.  The students get to work together every Friday.  

Book Review: 13 Reasons Why

March 23, 2010

Suicide is a very sensitive subject in the minds of millions of people. It's hard to understand why a person would make the decision to end their own life. Jay Asher dives into the mind of a teenager...

Just to be safe: increased security follows threat

March 17, 2010

Morning routines for students and faculty members have changed dramatically to include a handful of law enforcement officers, a large metal detector, a drug dog and a number of uncertain students. "No, ...

Students are talking: What’s your favorite class?

March 16, 2010

Math Sophomore Holland Hogden Gym Sophomore Melissa Mach Gym or Math Sophomore Marissa Deno U.S. History Freshman Kristin King History Sophomore Jade Gilbertson Social Psychology Sophomore Jordyn...

Megan Finch, Adoptive Parent

March 16, 2010

 Business Education teacher Megan Finch reminisced about her life-changing decision to become an adoptive mother.   "Adoption was the best route for me," said Finch. Finch attended an adoption forum...

Did You See That: 5 Great Proposal Videos

February 12, 2010

Just in time for Valentine's--five great proposals!   Advertised Love-A couple goes to an unveiling of a new billboard, but behind the cover is a surprise waiting to happen. A Proposal From Across...

Spanish Club Update

February 8, 2010

Members of the Spanish Club are busy mapping out many upcoming activities. Many of the members plan to go along on the trip to Costa Rica. They have made many preparations for the trip. On February...

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