Posted by: Staff | 11.18.2010

BCDS Cross Country Win EIL Tournament


Tim King '12, Taylor Pierce '11, Harry Bachrach '11

On Friday, November 5th the Cross Country team had their biggest meet of the year, the EIL Tournament, at Franklin Park. This was where they raced against all of the schools in the Eastern Independence League, a total of 257 runners. The course was 3 miles long in which runners had to tramp through puddles and mud in the woods.

The Boys team had a strong victory winning the EIL Tournament with thirty points. Since they won they received a trophy that will be displayed in the athletic center and a banner will be hung up in the gym as well. For individuals the boys had four runners place in the top ten out of a total of 140 runners. Joe Conelly came in second with a time of 17:11, George Wright came in third with a time of 17:36, Harry Bachrach came in fifth with a time of 18:08 and Taylor Pierce came in ninth with a time of 18:12.

The girls team was able to qualify with six runners and came in eighth out of ten with 198 points beating Concord Academy (206) and Lexington Cristian Academy (312). Out of the 117 runners in the girls race three of the beaver girls placed in the top forty. Alexandra Bernard came in twenty third with a time of 22:46, Sonya Raab came in thirty fourth with a time of 23:56, Maya Blair came in thirty sixth with a time of 23:58.

Posted by: Staff | 11.11.2010

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Forum Experience

The Tuesday forum that I experienced October Sixth was unlike any forum I have had the chance to attend in my time at Beaver.

Travis Hengen, fourth from right, visits Scott Brown's office

This last Tuesday Travis Hengen, former U.S. soldier, came to speak to the students and faculty about the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy.The “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy was put in place by the U.S. Military to restrict homosexuals from openly serving in the military. The policy prohibits anyone who intends to engage in homosexual acts from serving in the U.S. armed forces. It also restricts troops from talking about their sexuality, or “outing” one another. This policy was created to ensure that the morale of the unit would not be risked.

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Posted by: Staff | 11.11.2010

Letter from Noah Boskey at The Island School


Dear classmates, teachers, coaches, and friends-

The Island School Campus

Hello from The Island School! I am halfway through my semester here on Eleuthera and I wanted to update my school on what I have been doing the past two months, and what I still have left during my semester away.

There are 47 students and about 20 faculty members at The Island School. We live, eat, study, and explore on a campus that depends on solar and wind power, rain collection for water, and bio-diesel for transportation. Living on a sustainable

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Posted by: Staff | 11.11.2010

Death Penalty in Bioethics


Typical lethal injection chair

Each week in Mr. Mckinney’s bio- ethics class various topics are discussed. This weeks topic is the death penalty, should it be permitted or not. Throughout the week the students express their views on the topic and at the end of the week write a paper stating their view, supported by evidence.
The death penalty is legal in 37 states in the U.S., and there are five different types of execution: lethal injection, electrocution, hanging,lethal gas, and firing squad.

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Posted by: Staff | 11.10.2010

BCDS View on Voting


Voting in the United States is viewed as a privilege and something that many teens look forward to being able to do at the age of 18. Every person who votes makes a difference whether or not they feel like they do. It is a big step in your life to be able to have an input on the decisions of your city, state, or countries government. We decided to talk to a senior who is 18 and was able to vote for his first time in the past gubernatorial election.

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Posted by: Staff | 11.03.2010

Student Council Update

This week in Student Council we welcomed the newly elected Middle School Leaders, President Summer Ardell and Vice President Jaquie Gutman.  We are so happy to be working with them and it was great to have them there.
Student Council now works in committees because we have found it to be much more effective.  Some committees to name a few are Theme Day, Social Justice Initiatives, Clubs, and Winter Carnival.
Each week we report back on what has been accomplished for each individual committee.
For example, the club committee is in place to organize a new grant of $150 to any club that needs the money.  You must submit an application by Friday November 19th.  This is a great opportunity for any club presidents. So take a look and apply soon if you could use the funds.
Only one club will receive the money so make sure you think about why you might need the money.  This is just one of many things this years Student Council is doing to make this an exciting year for everyone.  Check back next week for another update.
Posted by: Staff | 11.03.2010

Four BCDS Teachers Talk Kindles


Some have argued over whether or not electronic reading devices are a good thing, or a disaster.

Here are a couple of facts about the kindle that may help add some background information on this subject. The Kindle can carry many books and still take up the same amount of room. However on the side of books is the fact that they are cheaper if you buy only a few and the fact that they have color in them. Now that we have heard some of both sides lets get some expert opinions on this debate.

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