BHS Insight

CP1 Being Phased Out

Skyar Bowman, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

Recently, a decision was made by superintendent Meg Mayo-Brown to phase out CP1 level classes for the upcoming school year. This will not only affect students enrolled in a CP1 class, but also kids enrolled in the CP2 and honor...

New School Safety App

Andrew Botolino, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

Embracing the rapid technologization of the modern world, BHS implemented one-to-one chromebooks in February, and soon after, added the “Say Something” app into their arsenal against potential safety concerns. Two seminars ...

Library: Officially Open

Emma Garrity, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

After some delay, the library, otherwise known as Barnstable High School’s new Innovative Learning Lab, is finally up and running, with many new and impressive features. Walking into the new innovative learning space, it d...

ALICE Training for Students

Kayla Jorgenson, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

With the one year anniversary of the shooting in Parkland right around the corner, safety in schools has been on everybody's minds, especially administration. On January 14, hundreds of students flooded the Performing Arts Ce...

MCAS Exams Now Online

Meaghan Meagher, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

Spring rolls around, and MCAS testing starts up again. MCAS, (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System), is a standards-based assessment that began in 1993. But this year all eighth grade and sophomores will be the taking...

Tips to Quit Juuling

Brenna Anderson, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

Through the clouds of vape around every corner, It can be hard to see an end to Juuling addiction. Levels of addiction may vary, but it seems there is hope for every fiend to finally come out of hiding and breathe normally agai...

Tobacco Purchase Age Now 21

Andrew Botolino, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

On November 30, the Barnstable Board of Health passed a law that prohibited the purchase of any tobacco or nicotine products to anyone under the age of 21. This toughens the bill passed by Gov. Charlie Baker in July, which enforce...

Mandarin Program Questioned

Sarah Skinner, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

On Friday, February 1, BHS Mandarin teacher Bo Wu was told news she never expected to hear. Due to the lack of enrollment, her class is no longer in the school board’s interest, therefore, Mandarin will be cut. Wu and her st...

Challenge Day Faces Challenges

Bridget Botelho, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

Barnstable High School has a large and diverse population. During an A.L.I.C.E. seminar, School Resources Officer Dennis Stampfl even compared the bustling hallways to that of a street in the city. With so many students and teachers,...

Chromebooks For All BHS Students

Nicholas Kallipolites, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

In the past, Chromebooks have only been available on select carts that needed to be rented out and charged within the school. They could only be rented for a few class periods before needing to transfer between teachers. Students woul...

Stickers for Sharks

Molly McNulty, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018

What started as a class assignment for BHS senior Liv Eldridge progressed into a community wide sticker campaign and media presence. Eldridge’s shark class had to make a social media account for their “make a movement”...

Student Juul Use Rises

Phillip Randazzo, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018

The FDA has proposed a ban on the top juul pod flavors that specifically target teens and stricter online age verification processes, but teenagers juuling is still common, even at Barnstable High School. This electronic device ...

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