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The Eagle’s Cry Reviews: BHS’s Top 5 Electives


Bethpage High School offers a wide variety of courses, from AP to regents and electives. There truly is something for everyone at Bethpage. In no particular order, here are BHS student’s favorite electives.

5. Enduring Issues in Film

Mr. McCoy teaches this extremely popular class. Students  watch  Historical films and identify  multiple enduring issues. The class watches and analyzes classic movies such as Forrest Gump, Slumdog Millionaire, and Patriots Day, just to name a few.

 Eva Neamonitis shared,“This class was so fun and I loved watching movies.”

4. Creative Writing

Do you enjoy writing? Do you want to express yourself? Ms. Whalen’s class allows students the opportunity to write poems, short stories, narrative pieces, and be published in the literary magazine. 

Student Haley Flaherty shares, “It’s really nice and rewarding to be able to submit my work into the Literary Magazine throughout the year.” 

Check out last year’s Literary Magazine, Perspectives!

3. Home Improvement and Repair

Home Improvement and Repair is the newest course at BHS offers students hands-on real-life experience. The students learn how to safely utilize tools such as electric wiring, heating and cooling, roof and gutter repair, and more. This course exposes students to various real-life problems that can aid them in future jobs.

Student, Joe Ellinger shares his perspective of the class,“I was enthusiastic to use power tools and I’m very ecstatic to use tools everyday.”

2. Wordplay

In Wordplay, having fun with words is inevitable. Taught by Mr. Malossi, students expand their word knowledge by playing word games, puzzles, and watching movies/documentaries such as Akeelah and the Bee and WordWars. The class also had a spelling bee! My favorite activity in Wordplay is doing word searches. Wordplay is a fun and great way to expand your vocabulary while having fun.

  1. Journalism

Although this may sound biased, Journalism is by far the best elective class at BHS. Students express their ideas and unfi;tered opinions on The Eagle’s Cry. The class enjoys writing stories and covering school events in a collaborative and relaxed environment. 

 Our very own advisor, Mr. Malossi encourages students to, “Come check out Room 108, 5th period, Day 1, to see the top rated elective for yourself!”


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Nora Kerrigan, News Editor
Nora Kerrigan is a junior at Bethpage High School. This is her second year working on The Eagle’s Cry. She is part of the Bethpage gymnastics, spring track, and cross country teams, she is also captain of the marine fitness team. In her spare time she enjoys reading and hanging out with friends.  
Julia is a junior at Bethpage High School. This is her first year working on The Eagle’s Cry. She is on varsity cheerleading and dances competitively. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and traveling.  

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