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2020-2021 Staff

Samantha Gettings

Adviser

Advising the paper with Mr. Rexford has been one of my best experiences since I started at BMS.  This is my fourth year advising the middle school paper here at Bedford. I took journalism in high school and thought about majori...

Stephen Rexford

Adviser

Advising the paper with Ms. Gettings is more than just fun, it’s really important. This is my seventh year advising the middle school paper here at Bedford and my 25th year advising scholastic papers.  Working with scholast...

Will Boberski

Staff Writer

I am an eighth grader in red pod who joined "Ursus" in seventh grade and loves all aspects of newspaper production. Although reporting looks different this year, I'm excited to explore and create an online version of "Ursus." I...

Blake Carlson

Staff Writer

6th grader Blake Carlson has been a huge lover of writing news articles for three years now. His love for writing started when his 4th grade class decided to create a class newspaper. Immediately Blake signed up to be a writer ...

Camille Mergenthaler

Staff Writer

Camille Mergenthaler is an 8th grader in the Red Pod, and she is 13 years old. She joined Ursus in the late fall of sixth grade and has really enjoyed it. Journalism is important to her because she thinks that everyone deserv...

Alex Gaines

Writer

8th grader Alex Gaines has been in "Ursus" since 6th grade when she wrote her first ever article about the extremely popular Westport restaurant Christie’s - which actually, coincidentally, CLOSED DOWN less than a month after th...

Owen Boberski

I am a sixth-grader who enjoys writing and social studies. I joined Ursus to write about Bedford events and share my perspective with the world. When I am not writing, I enjoy playing baseball and spending time with my Newfoundland p...

Veronica Rodrigo

My name is Veronica, and I am a 6th grader here at BMS. I am in the Green Pod, and am new at Ursus. When I’m not writing an article for Ursus, you’ll probably find me drawing my idols and favorite actors, playing the pia...

Andrew Rebello

Andrew is a fun happy person who has a good sense of humor. He considers himself very interested (and opinionated) in news and controversial topics, hence why he joined Ursus. As a writer, he believes that the truth should be known ...

Kensley Laguerre

Hi, my name is Kensley, I am 14 years old. I am an 8th grader and I know a lot of you probably think “he is 14 and he is in 8th grader”. Yes, I am in the 8th grader. I am proud of it.  I started journalism because I love to write...

Elise Mergenthaler

My name is Elise Mergenthaler and I joined Ursus because I love writing and drawing! I write my own stories in my free time and I’m also an artist and I love drawing. I haven’t written any stories lately to be honest, because I...

Robin Luftig

Hi! My name is Robin this is my bio. I am really excited to be at Ursus. I am in seventh grade, Blue pod. I have always wanted to write stories and I am constantly coming up with new ideas! I wanted to join Ursus last year ...

Elena Nasar

Elena Nasar is in Grade 6. Ever since she could read, she loved to write. Elena has had some amazing life experiences.  She is of Pakistani origin, born in Saudi Arabia. and immigrated to the US in 2015. This has influenced he...

Gray McGuinness

Gray McGuinness is a 7th grader at Coleytown Middle School. When he is not at school you can find him mountain biking, skateboarding, or reading. Gray also enjoys creating special effects (the effects in movies). His favorite is...

Grace Zhang

I’m Grace Zhang, an eighth-grader in the yellow wolves pod. I’ve enjoyed writing for a little while but never considered writing for many people to see. However, after seeing multiple sources of misinformation around the we...

Kensley Laguerre

Hi my name is Kensley> I am 14 years old, and I am an 8th grader. I know a lot of you probably think “He is 14 and he is in 8th grader?” Yes, I am in 8th grader. I am proud of it.  I started journalism because I love to wr...

Kevin

Visual Designer

Hi, my name is Kevin, and I am a 7th-grade student in Purple pod this year. I am doing “Ursus” this year for my love of visual design and website making. Since I was around 5 years old, I have been experimenting with visual ...

Will Boberski

I am an eighth-grader in the red pod who joined "Ursus" in seventh grade and loves all aspects of newspaper production. While reporting looks different this year, I'm excited to explore and create an online version of "Ursus." I...

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