Orca-strating a Trip to Alaska

by Jesse Mitchell, staff writer NOVEMBER 2022 — The sound of coastal water erupts as it crashes against the shore, spraying up and engulfing the air. Off in the distance, the sea starts to rise and bulge before it explodes, giving way to a beautiful orca or gray whale leaping out of the water for a couple…

The Reality Of Mental Health Days In Education

By Mallory Butcher, associate editor NOVEMBER 2022 — Following the COVID-19 pandemic, a new conversation about the importance of mental health arose in the United States. Two years later, mental health remains on the minds of many, though they may be unsure of how to improve it in their own lives. One recommendation often proposed for workers and…

“Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire”: How Do Conspiracy Theories Circulate?

By Alyssa Cocchiola, editor-in-chief NOVEMBER 2022 — Conspiracy theories have been embedded in American society for hundreds of years. Today, conspiracy theories spread rapidly through social media and other platforms along with misinformation and false narratives. Sometimes, these myths are accepted by some as “truth,” regardless of a theory’s validity. Dr. Don John Dugas, a professor of…

True Crime Comes to Bio-Med: James Renner Speaks to Juniors

by Logan Cook, staff writer NOVEMBER 2022 — James Renner, a journalist and true crime author, visited Bio-Med Science Academy’s 11th-grade class Oct. 14. Renner has authored seven published books, four of which are nonfiction and based on real events. According to his website, he is best known for his journalistic work on true crime. Renner…

Bio-Med’s Board Meeting of the 2022-2023 School Year

By Ken Burchett, associate editor NOVEMBER 2022 — Bio-Med Science Academy’s Governing Authority held a board meeting Oct. 18. The meeting covered a wide variety of topics, such as graduation seals, expansion of the lower grades, and instituting breathalyzer usage at school dances. Juniors are celebrating the declaration of their journey pathways Nov. 10, and each student will…

The Importance of Scholarships and How to Find Them

by Camryn Myrla, staff writer NOVEMBER 2022 — As seniors begin submitting applications to colleges for next year, many are also hoping to be considered for scholarships to ease the burden of paying for post-secondary education. A scholarship is a form of financial assistance that students do not have to pay back. They can be offered…

A Spectrum of Differences: the Life of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

By Mallory Butcher, associate editor OCTOBER 2022 — Autism Spectrum Disorder (A.S.D.) is a disability that affects the lives of over a million students in the United States alone, including those at Bio-Med Science Academy. A.S.D. alters neurological and developmental functions. These alterations result in challenges with social interaction and behavior.  “As a child, the most…