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Polls won’t tell you the Democratic nomination winner. Time will.

Polls won’t tell you the Democratic nomination winner. Time will.

March 17, 2020

Accurately predicting a presidential primary is like attempting to unwind the world’s lengthiest ball...

The numbers don’t lie: it’s time to toss out that toilet paper

Zara Ammar, Reporter

January 6, 2020

In 1857, Joseph Gayetty had a vision. Tired of the corn husks and newspapers that were commonly used to cleanse oneself, he decided to create packages of aloe and hemp-infused paper. This toilet paper took America by storm and gave birth to what would become a 30 billion dollar global industry. Nearly two hundred years later,...

Paris agreement withdrawal is poor environmental policy

Emily Otten, Online Director

December 27, 2019

With chants of “Save the turtles!” still echoing from “VSCO girls” this past summer, the preservation of the Earth has recently become a meme. Although many find themselves laughing at these Earth-related memes, myself included, environmental awareness has truly begun to worm its way into the world of politics. In fact,...

True confessions of a college applicant

Emily Otten, Online Director

November 7, 2019

I’ve been worrying about college and my post-secondary education for far too long. I can trace it back to 7th grade when all of my other peers were suddenly interested in “what they wanted to do when they grew up”. Before the question had been a bit of a joke, with everyone having a similar answer of veterinarian or firefighter....

3…2…1… and LAUNCH OFF!

3…2…1… and LAUNCH OFF!

November 5, 2019

Imagine. Create. Engage. Crowning the distinguished head of the LAUNCH logo is this maxim, a three word...

United we will dance

United we will dance

November 1, 2019

Apart from maybe the last day of school, homecoming week is one of the most anticipated events of the...

Ivy League Bound: Common App essay of a Yale admitted student

Vaughn Goehrig, Student

June 5, 2019

As the light from the setting sun began to dwindle, I started to feel the surge of nervous energy radiating from my core down into my limbs. The nightfall cross country meet was iconic for those of us who had ran it last year. Unlike any other meet, this one was run on a golf course in The Wisconsin Dells, which meant a flat...

An A doesn’t justify the means: insight into academic dishonesty

Kevin Jacobson, Online Editor-in-Chief

June 5, 2019

In Brookfield Central there is a culture of cheating. It goes largely unnoticed and unacknowledged. There have been two major incidents in which cheating entered the mainstream. The first came two years ago when a list of student and teachers username and passwords circulated. When this happened dozens of students were pulled...

Block scheduling stresses AP students

Kennedee Henry, Reporter

June 5, 2019

With block schedule splitting AP classes into either first or second semester, high-achieving students are forced into uncomfortable time constraints when it comes to studying for and eventually taking their exams. Whether your AP classes were mainly during first semester or second semester, preparing for your exams comes with...

AP exam registration policy tests students’s patience

Neha Ajjampore, Visual Content Director

June 4, 2019

In the beginning of the year, Edficiency was introduced to schedule Lancer Blocks. In mid-April, early-release Thursdays officially met their demise. Recently, the class of 2020 disrupted the status quo with their senior color (it’s tie-dye, which is technically more of a pattern than a color). So it is safe to say that things...

Hydroflasks: BC’s favorite bottle

Hydroflasks: BC’s favorite bottle

June 4, 2019

There’s a new trend sweeping through every classroom in America that is more fashionable than the Met...

Staff Editorial: shut the side door for good

Tyro Editors in Chief

April 25, 2019

Fingers type feverishly as a student rushes to log into their admissions portal. This high school senior has been counting down the seconds to the day their dream college releases its admission decision. What seems like a million hours spent in clubs and tests could possibly pay off at that instant. A wave of euphoria washes...

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