after a potentially fatal injury, junior football player recovers
By DORIAN JOHNSON ’13
Bellport Football player Thomas Stines’ season ended before it officially began in a horrible injury he calls “the hit.”
Stines was injured during a scrimmage against Deer Park at Bellport High School on August 31. The injury sustained was the worst of his career.
The severity of the injury that Tom underwent was to the point where doctors say he’s lucky to be alive. As Tom was tackled while running the football, he suffered a seizure and lay unconscious on the field. Tom was then put on a stretcher and transported to Brookhaven Hospital, then sent to Stony Brook hospital.
By KENNEDY ROSE ’15
The dreaded sophomore slump is virtually nonexistent for Two Door Cinema Club as their second album soars above all others this autumn. While still keeping their signature tinkering keyboards and plucky electric guitar sound, the band matures as they transition from their debut, Tourist History, to their next album, Beacon. After releasing a single, ‘Sleep Alone’, prior to the full album’s release, the band acquired a larger fan base than ever before. Beaconbrings a unique twist to Two Door Cinema Club’s repertoire; the fast and energetic beats accompanying their debut album have metamorphosed into something with more of a balladic feel.
Former music department chariman and assistant principal is now Bellport High School’s newest principal
By EMILY HOFF ’13 and JULIA BELLANTE ’13
For 34 years, Mr. Hogan had been a much adored band teacher at Bellport High School. Only last September, Mr. Hogan broke the news that he would be taking the position of Assistant Principal and leaving the band room for a change in scenery. Since then, many changes have occurred in the school, especially within the music department. Mr. Uzzi has taken the Music Chairperson position, new staff have been introduced, and the entire band program is now under the scrutinizing watch of Mr. Roeske. There have been many changes in the administrative staff as well. Mr. Hogan was eager to begin this new challenge because he would otherwise have retired form Bellport. He loves working with students and did not want to give up this wonderful opportunity. We recently spoke to Mr. Hogan about his new position as principal.
Students productively spend their summer break in different programs
By EMILY HOFF ’13, JULIA BELLANTE ’13, SAJID HOSSAIN ’13, and YUHONG CHEN ’13
Sajid Hossain ’13
For six weeks this summer, I spent my time in Brookhaven National Laboratory, at the HSRP. The HSRP, or the High School Research Program, at BNL offers an internship for high school students going into their junior and senior years. Each student was paired with a mentor based on the student’s academic interests.
BHS should take steps to develop a club known as the GSA
By TIFFANY MOTON ’13
Passionate Italian speaker visits Bellport High School
By KELSEY CARTER ’13
“Her artwork was phenomenal. The way she could take a scene and transfer every detail onto canvas was stunning” Danielle Irwin ’13′s awed reaction to the visit of Nicky Gioia Mitchell is just one of many . Mrs. Ellams, the teacher of AP Italian, recently brought in native Italian artist Nicky Gioia Mitchell to speak to the class.
School election procedures criticized from the perspective of a low information student voter
By REBECCA NARDULLI ’13
I cannot count the number of times that, as a high school student, I have been asked to vote on something. Most often it has been for an election I didn’t even know was happening and for a person I only know as “that kid who might have been in my math class in eighth grade” or “that person who asks me to sign a sheet of paper every year and never really tells me what it is” or, my own personal favorite: “Are you even in our grade?”
Dr. Kucheryavenko’s students tour France this summer
By AMBER BARNEY ’15
School lunches have never been loved by students, but rather simply accepted. However, changes in the portion sizes and prices of the meals this year have many BHS students dissatisfied. As prices have gone up and the meals have become smaller, students find themselves wondering if these meals are worth buying any more.
BHS history teacher hopes to form “Mock Trial” club
By NICK HARTMANN ’13
For those of you who have taken or know of U.S. History, you’re likely aware that a majority of the class is comprised of analyzing major cases taken on by the Supreme Court. The legality of our nation’s actions and ideas is a major part of our culture and identity as a whole. Mr.Feltman, one of our residential social studies teachers, has decided to begin a club in order to reflect this.