Articles Posted in the " AP English " Category

  • The Importance of Elementary School Lunch

    by Lin Yuan Class of 2016 Nowadays students from elementary school up through high school usually eat one of their meals at school along with other snacks provided in the school cafeteria. Though upper level students also lack access to nutritious school lunches, elementary students are at an age where proper nutrition is essential for […]

  • Say No to GMOs

    by Bella Mansfield Class of 2016 In the midst of the world’s third agricultural revolution, the possibility of ending world hunger is looking up—with some costly side effects. Today’s commercial agriculture system use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) has skyrocketed since they were first introduced into the field in 1996. Their beginning was seemingly a […]

  • Who Are The Real Animals?

    by Colleen Ahern Class of 2016 Imagine a life locked in a cage, only taken out to be burned, poisoned, starved, or blinded; injected with chemicals; even tied down and cut open, all while completely conscious. This is the life of test animals. Although advocates for animal testing claim that it is necessary to save […]

  • Irish As a Dying Language

    by Siobhán Donovan Class of 2016 Irish, as the Irish call it, or Gaelic, as Americans call it, was once widely spoken across Ireland, but today it is only spoken, daily, in remote areas on Ireland’s west coast. These Irish-speaking areas are called Gaeltacht and the people living in these areas who speak Irish in […]

  • Editorial: Derailing the Trump Train

    by Jessie Tenaglia Class of 2016 The basis of Donald Trump’s campaign poses a great threat to our democracy. His entire campaign has set the stage for Americans to support things that are undemocratic in nature as he makes baseless racist, misogynistic, and bigoted comments pertaining to current issues. He has belittled women as he […]

  • Editorial: More Than A Number

    by Zoe Tai Class of 2016 Standardized tests are arduous assessments that many high school students undertake in their college application journey. They have been told that these are the tests that will determine their futures, their dreams, their entire lives… however, this is not entirely true. While standardized tests give a baseline report on […]

  • The $60,000 American Dream

    In advance of Super Tuesday, we hope to post a series of articles about political topics that are relevant to BHS students. First up is Amanda Mei on the price of a college education. by Amanda Mei Class of 2016   While applying to universities this academic year as a senior, you have probably noticed […]

  • Editorial: Should Children Be Using Social Media?

    By Brianna McDonough Class of 2016 Facebook requires that users by thirteen years old to create an account, yet this age requirement is constantly violated. As modern society becomes more technologically advanced more children use technology to stay connected. Millions of people around the world use social media every day. But should children be allowed […]

  • Editorial: Living Through A Screen

    by Mark Kiley Class of 2016 Many parents perpetually complain that teenagers spend excessive amounts of time on their phones, and while many young people believe that these accusations are the result of a generational divide, the parents may be right. Younger people today seem to have an insatiable need to share even the most […]

  • Editorial: Why I Cannot Enjoy Vacations

    By Gloria Han Class of 2016   Like any other student, six hours a day at school for five days a week put a strain on me–not to mention the hours of homework put in each night. I find myself counting down the days till December break or thinking about all the things I’ll do […]