BHS Insight

Dirty Stable, Dirty Stalls

Skylar Bowman, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018

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Bathrooms at Barnstable High School have been undergoing recent criticism from students, but new changes are currently underway. When walking into a school bathroom at BHS, it’s not uncommon to see paper towels strewn across...

Astronomy Students Have An Out Of This World Experience

Maeve Bedenkop, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018

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On Monday December 3, 40 ‘astro junkies,’ Mr. and Mrs. Gyra, Ms. Jarzobski and Dr. Brown, took a three hour bus ride to Hartford Connecticut to listen as renowned astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson discussed all topics...

“It’s Just One Straw,” said 7.8 billion people

Renna Alger, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018

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Environmentally, 2018 has been one for the books. People have been striving towards a waste-free lifestyle. At least, as waste-free as possible. One of the many great steps has been the international movement to stop using single...

Wait, What Block Is It?

Maeve Bedenkop, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018

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For the second time since the end of last year, the class schedule at Barnstable High School has changed. The initial schedule violated the BTA contract concerning teacher’s allotted amount of prep time, and that, along with...

The “Jawsobski” Effect

Molly McNulty, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018

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Cape Cod has become the summer home to a growing population of white sharks—80 were identified in 2014, 141 in 2015, and 147 in 2016, according to Bostonia magazine. In response to the burgeoning population and recent bites...

Advisory Aims to Build Relationships

Andrew Botolino, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018

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Education is not only a practice necessary for traditional school subjects, but also for development of essential life skills--exactly what the new Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum aims to achieve for BHS’s eighth...

Teachers Union ‘Stronger Together’

Margo Silliman, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018

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On June 27 the U.S. Supreme Court decided in the Janus vs AFSCME case that teachers and school employees no longer need to pay dues and be part of their teacher’s union. In the past, education workers have all needed to pay...

Better to Be Safe Than Sorry

Stephanie Stiles, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018

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After the high school shooting in Parkland Florida that left 17 dead, the whole country held its breath in expectation of change or repetition. The shots in Florida were certainly heard here in Barnstable, encouraging immediate...

Where’s Your Lanyard?

Maeve Bedenkop, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018

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A strong suggestion by the National School Board Association and discussions among the Barnstable School District Administration has helped implement a new system that makes safety a priority; it’s the first thing staff and...

Promposal Contest 2018

May 15, 2018

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Caroline and Aaron: My name is Aaron Huynh, and I recently asked my girlfriend Caroline Martone to prom this year. She had told me in the beginning of the year that I really didn't need to do anything big for prom, but being...

Layers of Homelessness

Molly McNulty, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018

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“You could be sitting next to a student living in a transitional shelter or a hotel and you wouldn’t even know,” said House C guidance counselor Brian Wanat. According to the Barnstable Police Department, roughly 400...

Library Plans Big Remodel

Lilly Mathieu, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018

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Over the years at BHS, librarian Sharon Morgan said she has considered the library to be “such a beautiful space”. In her efforts to improve the space as much as she could, Morgan wrote several grants to pay for furniture...

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