By Isabella-Marie Selden Everyone looks forward to vacations: workers, students, teachers… The list goes on and on. However, how did vacations originate, and why are we allowed time off from school and work? Vacations date back to Ancient Romans. Romans are known for enjoying themselves, whether that be watching countless gladiator fights or indulging in … Continue reading The History Behind Vacations
By Isabella-Marie Selden The Drama Festival is an annual acting competition between multiple schools in Massachusetts. Each school chooses a play to perform and bring to the festival. The festival is held at one of the schools in Massachusetts, and the day consists of watching performances and performing. On Saturday, April 27th, BB&N Drama Fest … Continue reading What Is Drama Fest?
Reviewed by Ana-Chrysa Maravelias I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN by Jandy Nelson Over the read-a-thon at the middle school, I read the book “I’ll give you the Sun,” by Jandy Nelson. It is about two twins, Jude and Noah, who try to make their way through their teenage lives. The beginning of the story is … Continue reading I’ll Give You the Sun, by Jandy Nelson
By Shane McCauley The governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rossello, stated on Twitter that Puerto Rico has not been able to spend “a single dollar of the money already appropriated by Congress.” In a related tweet, Rossello went on to plead that “[Puerto Rico] is home to over 3 million proud Americans that are still … Continue reading Puerto Rico Still Not Receiving Aid
By Alexandra Kluzak Affirmative action in the United States has been challenged in several high profile court cases since it was enacted in 1961, and today it comes under fire yet again, this time by a group of Asian American students suing Harvard University for allegedly discriminating against them and rejecting them for their race. … Continue reading The Harvard Admissions Lawsuit & A Brief History of Affirmative Action in The United States
By Alexandra Kluzak Three Things You Didn’t Know About Mr. Rossiter Mr. Rossiter’s First Band Was Called HoneycatMr. Rossiter Has Music on SpotifyMr. Rossiter Has Performed Live In Seven States If you’re a student on the BB&N Middle School campus, there’s a good chance you’ve heard some of Mr. Rossiter’s catchy tunes. Whether you’re walking … Continue reading Spotlight on Mr. Rossiter
By Max Boesch-Powers Recently, an admissions scandal has rocked the high stakes world of a college education. Coaches and test administrators representing various colleges accepted bribes from top-tier lawyers, actors, company executives and other American elite in exchange for a highly sought after college education. Bribes ranged from $15,000 to $75,000 for a professional test-taker … Continue reading The College Admissions Scandal
By Ana Chrysa Maravelias According to the World Health Organization, cancer is the second leading cause of death globally. For years, people thought that it could not be cured completely without surgery, but could be monitored and reduced. Although the first use of gene therapy on a patient was on September 14 of 1990, on … Continue reading Gene Cancer Treatment – What is it?
By Ana Chrysa Maravelias Robots have been used in medicine for nearly three and a half decades. The first recorded robot used in medicine was a PUMA 560 arm, which was used for assistance in a neurosurgical biopsy in 1985. Today, robots are used for a variety of surgeries, and are able to immensely aid … Continue reading Robots in Medicine: Where Are We Headed?
By Lily Coughlan