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  • A Fight Against the Turtles’ Plight

    A Fight Against the Turtles’ Plight

    Jakob Mendelsohn, Staff Writer

    February 14, 2017

    Try to guess what I am: I’m made from fossils, I help you almost everyday, and I can live for a millennium! Any idea? I’m a plastic bag! Sure, I can carry your groceries and line your bathroom’s mini trash can, but I also do a lot of harm, too - like suffocating sea life. The Middle School ... READ MORE »»

    Seventh grader Jake Zur speaks to the Palm Beach County Commission about banning plastic bags for the safety of sea life.

    Photo courtesy of www.palmbeachpost.com

  • Is Brady the Best of All Time?

    Is Brady the Best of All Time?

    Matthew Smith, Staff Writer

    February 14, 2017

    Super Bowl LI may be remembered as one of the greatest Super Bowls ever because of the New England Patriots’ amazing comeback. Although the Patriots were favored by three points, the Atlanta Falcons’ speed and efficiency propelled them to a 28-3 lead with approximately 8 minutes left in the third... READ MORE »»

    Tom Brady celebrates with the Lombardi Trophy after Super Bowl LI. Brady and the Patriots completed the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history.

    Photo courtesy of www.si.com

  • Closing the Book on President Obama’s Presidency

    Closing the Book on President Obama’s Presidency

    Madeline Comorat, Staff Writer

    February 9, 2017

    On January 10, former President Barack Obama gave his farewell speech at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. More than 24 million Americans tuned in to watch his nearly hour-long address. There were also thousands of brave souls lining up in single-digit temperatures to get tickets to witness his farewell.... READ MORE »»

    Former President Obama takes some time to read the outer space tale "The Worker Prince" by Bryan Thomas Schmidt.

    Photo courtesy of www.flavorwire.com

  • The Challenge of Building Bridges

    The Challenge of Building Bridges

    Jakob Mendelsohn, Staff Writer

    February 6, 2017

    Bridges can be annoying - any Benjamin parent or student knows that. Because our campus has bridges to the south and west, many a student has been late to school because one of the bridges is up in order to let boats pass through. However, bridges are more than just a morning annoyance - they are load-b... READ MORE »»

    With his bridge in the foreground, eighth grader Carter Stewart conducts research on different types of truss bridges.

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  • Friendship Games Showcases Eighth Graders’ Compassion and Kindness

    Friendship Games Showcases Eighth Graders’ Compassion and Kindness

    Skyler Zur, Editor

    January 31, 2017

    Robby Heil, a senior at Novi High School in Novi, Michigan, is the waterboy for the school’s football team. Born with Down syndrome, Heil never had the chance to play football. However, earlier this fall, to show how important he is to the team, the Novi High School football players, along with the... READ MORE »»

    The students who participated in the Friendship Games carry a banner around Reback to kick off the day.

    Jakob Mendelsohn

BIG All-School Event a Success Despite Storms

BIG All-School Event a Success Despite Storms

Madeline Comorat and Alexa Cousin

Despite Mother Nature's best efforts, which included a hurricane and a tornado, nothing was able to stop TBS from hosting it's BIG All-School Event on February 3, 2016. The event was postponed two times. The first time...  Read More »

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TV’s First Modern Woman, Mary Tyler Moore, Passes Away at the Age of 80

TV’s First Modern Woman, Mary Tyler Moore, Passes Away at the Age of 80

Jack Horgen, Staff Writer

She inspired comedians who came to prominence after her. She helped women make it in the TV business. She helped feminism at the beginning of the gender equality movement. Mary Tyler Moore, who died on January 25 at the a...  Read More »

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Tornado Tears Through Upper School

Tornado Tears Through Upper School

James Key, Staff Writer

When people decide to pick a new place to live, what motivates their choices? Some people are motivated by the weather, a new job, moving closer to family, etc. Between 2012 and 2013, about 36 million Americans moved to a...  Read More »

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Is Brady the Best of All Time?

Is Brady the Best of All Time?

Matthew Smith, Staff Writer

Super Bowl LI may be remembered as one of the greatest Super Bowls ever because of the New England Patriots’ amazing comeback. Although the Patriots were favored by three points, the Atlanta Falcons’ speed and efficiency...  Read More »

Feb 14 • No Comments

  • Benjamin’s Very Own Ice Princess January 18, 2017
  • NFL Playoffs Preview January 5, 2017
  • Abbreviated Achievements January 4, 2017
  • Cursed Cubs No More! November 15, 2016

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Documentary Warns Students about Screen Time

Documentary Warns Students about Screen Time

Sadie Burns, Staff Writer

Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston had an idea that started with one simple question, “What new phone should I get my daughter because her old phone has stopped working?” With this question in...  Read More »

Dec 16 • No Comments

Memories, Memorials, and a Monumental Election

Memories, Memorials, and a Monumental Election

November 22, 2016

Thrills and Chills at Poetry and Toads

Thrills and Chills at Poetry and Toads

November 12, 2016

A Look at the New iPhone 7

A Look at the New iPhone 7

November 3, 2016

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The official student news site of The Benjamin Middle School in North Palm Beach, FL
The official student news site of The Benjamin Middle School in North Palm Beach, FL