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Good News/Bad News

Good News/Bad News

Mike VanBuskirk

April 20, 2017


Filed under Features

“Tornado strikes again in the South.” Weather and Sports: it’s all news we watch at some point or another. The news is an excellent source for information about things happening around you and in the world. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “news” is defined as “previously unk...

Cassie Guagliano

Cassie Guagliano

Samantha Burgio

April 19, 2017


Filed under Alumni Spotlights

Cassie Guagliano graduated from the class of 2003 and is currently a resident of Tonawanda, NY. She attended SUNY Geneseo and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology, and Stony Brook University for a Masters in Social Work. Cassie has worked at Horizon Health Services since 2009. She...

Cryonics

Cryonics

Megan Rose

March 31, 2017


Filed under Features

What is it? In Scottsdale, Arizona, one-hundred forty seven brains and bodies rest. Each are contained in a box similar to a freezer which is filled with liquid nitrogen to keep the limbs frozen and prepared (“Cryonics Institute”). You might ask yourself, prepared for what? Those heads and bodies are...

Motorcycle Safety Gear

Motorcycle Safety Gear

Gage Lincoln

March 30, 2017


Filed under Features

When purchasing motorcycle gear, there are many different things to look into, such as safety, versatility, usability, and of course, the design.  There are different pieces of equipment, ranging from a helmet to a flack jacket.  Many states do not even require a helmet. New York is not one of those st...

Ten Ways to Self-Betterment

Ten Ways to Self-Betterment

Tyler West

March 30, 2017


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With roughly three months left in the school year things can get stressful. Here are a few ways to relieve your stresses and get through these next few weeks at ease. Drink more water: your body and mind will thank you! Set small goals throughout the course of the week: you can achieve whatev...

Aimee Aylor

Aimee Aylor

Hannah Arnold

March 30, 2017


Filed under Alumni Spotlights, Features

Aimee Aylor, a BCS graduate of 2004, attended SUNY Buffalo State majoring in Hospitality Administration. She is now a Regional Sales Manager Assistant working for Presence Marketing, a broker company for natural and organic products. She resides in Houston, Texas with her partner Franklyn and one mo...

Teen Advisory Board: My Experience

Teen Advisory Board: My Experience

Eryn Broshar

March 30, 2017


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As a seventh grader, I was shy and didn't speak up unless I had to. My social anxiety was awful until I joined Teen Advisory Board in seventh grade. TAB is a group of teens brought together by ACCORD to develop youth leadership skills. I remember my first meeting and making friends with everyone in the ro...

College Course Offering: Biology

College Course Offering:  Biology

Erin Cole

March 30, 2017


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College Biology is another college course that is offered at BCS. It costs $75.00 dollars for each semester, which is really inexpensive. The book needed is loaned to the students for the year. College Biology is three credits for the whole year. The class is split up into two parts, lecture and lab. One day, ...

Sports with my Sister

Sports with my Sister

Morgan Hamer

March 17, 2017


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Throughout my life, I’ve played sports with my older sister MacKenzie. We are only eighteen months apart, so this year she is graduating as a senior and I’m a junior.  We basically played on the same teams in fifth and sixth grade, modified, and varsity. We have played on basketball teams toge...

Ask Sources of Strength

Ashley Estabrook

March 17, 2017


Filed under Sources of Strength

Dear SOS,     I have been struggling with depression ever since I went through a bad break up with my boyfriend a few months ago. My grades have gone down, I'm losing friends, and I just don't feel the motivation to even get out of bed. I mean, would anybody even miss me if I was gone?  ~Anony...

Kathryn Fritz Garrison

Kathryn Fritz Garrison

March 7, 2017


Filed under Alumni Spotlights

Kathryn Fritz Garrison graduated from Belfast Central School in 1964 and then attended Kent State University and Rochester Institute of Technology. She majored in geochemistry and computer sciences. She was then employed by General Dynamics Information Technologies as a Senior Database Architect. He...

A Push of Confidence

A Push of Confidence

Hannah Arnold

March 6, 2017


Filed under Features

I have been shaped by music. Without it, I wouldn’t have the confidence or the time management skills that I now have. It has given me the ability to think creatively and has challenged me mentally, in memorizing pieces that I’ve chosen to thinking of what to sing next. I realize that not many p...

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