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DIY Gummy Bear Popsicles

DIY Gummy Bear Popsicles

These gummy bear popsicles are great for any occasion, whether it’s a party or when you just want gummy bear popsicles. Any reason is a good reason to have these.. So enjoy these gummy bear popsicles!   Ingredients: Sprite (amount depends on how many popsicles you’re making) Gummy bears (amount depends on how many popsicles you’re making) Popsicle molds Instructions: Put the gummy bears in the popsicle molds: (use some water to make the gummy bears sticky) Stick the gummy bears to the outsides of the molds and then put the popsicle molds into the freezer for 15-20 minutes (to let the gummy bears freeze to the mold). Pour the Sprite into the molds and place the lids on the popsicle molds (Or whatever you top off the molds with. It just depends on what popsicle molds you use). Note: Feel free to add in extra gummy bears to your...

DIY TMNT Ornaments

DIY TMNT Ornaments

These adorable Teenage mutant ninja turtle ornaments will be a perfect addition to your decor this Christmas. Things you’ll need:   Green ornaments Ribbon (Red, blue, orange, and purple) Googly eyes Glue   Instructions:   Put a line of glue around the ornament and wrap ribbon around it in one straight line (to make a mask on each ornament). Glue on two googly eyes, and then you’re done. Repeat with each color until you have done all four of the turtles.   Voila! Now you have a little TMNT action for your house this holiday season.

DIY Christmas Tree Cupcakes

DIY Christmas Tree Cupcakes

These adorable Christmas cupcakes are so perfect for the holiday season. Even the bahumbugs will turn to joy. So enjoy these treats and have a Merry Christmas! (Or happy holidays) Ingredients: Cupcakes (flavor of choice) White frosting Green candy melts Pretzel Sticks Rainbow sprinkles Coconut flakes (to make snow) Things You’ll Need: Wax paper Squeeze bottle Big plate Instructions: Chill cupcakes in freezer for fifteen minutes. Frost cupcakes with the cream cheese frosting. Sprinkle the cupcakes with the coconut flakes. Place cupcakes in fridge for twenty minutes. Line a baking tray in wax paper and place pretzels a few inches apart  on it.   Melt the candy melts in fifteen second increments in the microwave until they’re all melted. Pour melted candy melts into a squeeze bottle. Squeeze the chocolate onto the pretzels in a zigzag line starting from top to bottom until it forms a tree (Start off small,...

DIY Batman Cookies

DIY Batman Cookies

These awesome Batman cookies are great for parties, get togethers, Batman lovers, or just anytime snacks/treats, etc. So enjoy these Batman cookies. The things you’ll need: Sugar cookie dough Food coloring: Black and Yellow All-Purpose Flour Batman logo cookie cutter Lined (With parchment paper) or sprayed (with cooking spray) cookie sheets Electric mixer or spoon Plate (to display cookies on) Rolling pin Instructions: Color half of your dough yellow and half of your dough black. (Using food coloring and electric mixer or spoon) Take the yellow dough and cut out the ovals you’ll need for the logo. Cut out the bat shapes into the yellow ovals. (With the Batman cookie cutter) Flour your rolling pin and roll out your black dough. (Cut out the shapes until all of your dough is gone) Place the black bats inside the bat shape cut out of the yellow ovals. (Repeat until you have...

DIY Edible Phone Case # 1

DIY Edible Phone Case # 1

The things you’ll need: Phone case(s) (make sure that it’s washed really well) Chocolate: This measurement depends on how many edible phone cases you want to make, and it’s your choice on what chocolate to use. (Brand & Flavor) Edible decor: Sprinkles, frosting, candy, etc. (whatever you would like to use) Plate: To set phone case(s) on while the chocolate hardens *Optional: You can display your edible phone cases on a decorative plate! Instructions: Temper your chocolate in a saucepan on the stove on low heat. Set the phone case down on the plate and place the edible decor in the case that you want on your edible phone case. Pour the melted chocolate into your phone case and put it into the freezer or fridge until it hardens. Once the chocolate hardens, take the chocolate out of the phone case, cut out the little camera hole and then you’re...

DIY Mario Star Cookies

DIY Mario Star Cookies

These Mario Star cookies are so cute and are perfect for a Mario party. These cookies are even perfect for a Mario game night. These cookies will bring a lot of joy to your party (especially Mario fans). The best part about these cookies is that they’re so easy to make. Ingredients: Sugar cookie dough: Whether it’s pre-made, from a package, or even made from scratch. (Whatever it is, make sure that it’s sugar cookie dough)    White frosting: It can be whatever frosting recipe you want to use ( as long as it’s white, so you can color it, and spreadable) Star shaped cookie cutter: To cut out your little Mario Stars Food coloring: Yellow and black (You’ll need most of the frosting yellow, a some black, and a little bit needs to be left white) Instructions: Roll out your cookie dough and cut out stars until all your...

A lot to be done in very little time  By Bella Elder

A lot to be done in very little time By Bella Elder

      The Purple Spirit Newspaper staff needs your help. If you have ever been on a newspaper or broadcast staff or taken any of Mrs. Pollards classes, you understand why they need new computers. Teachers that have been at Bowling Green Junior High Schools for a while know how old these computers are.Currently, they are using a model of Dell PC computers that came out 17 years ago. The only reason they have lasted this long is because BGJHS has a maintenance staff that fixes all of the problems every year.         “We need new computers because new programs are coming out that require better technology. These computers are not allowing students to have the best opportunity in class.” said Drew Lawless, an eighth grader.      The Dell computers that are currently being used run slowly and are unable to help the students create products...

All or nothing By: Lynne Hurt and Jerrian Harris

All or nothing By: Lynne Hurt and Jerrian Harris

Football season has came to an end; all the hard work, and practice has payed off for the Bowling Green Junior High School eighth grade football team.  The school is expecting the best of them, and so are they. The BGJHS eighth grade football team went to state, in Lexington, Kentucky, and it was all or nothing. The team played against Crosby Middle School from Louisville, Kentucky. They are a good team, they were a challenge for BGJHS football team. “It will be a tough game, but it’s not a game we can’t we win,” said Ty Hampton, who is in seventh grade, but plays for the eighth grade team.   Then Ross Millet adds on “Tough matchup but I think we can pull it out.” They were very confident in winning to state. Special tragedies the boys went through are, “Wide men have been pushing the sled , working...

Great day for futball  By Logan Atkerson and Alex Pratt

Great day for futball By Logan Atkerson and Alex Pratt

Bowling Green Junior High School and Bowling Green High School are both known for their soccer teams. BGJHS girl’s soccer team is especially known, coming in second place in the district tournament this year. With almost all the players growing up playing soccer and starting around the age of five, the team is one of great experience“I’ve been playing since kindergarten,” said Lillian Groves, an eighth grader at BGJHS. All of the team has great chemistry because most of them have been playing Southern Kentucky Soccer with each other since they were little, and most having Coach Bush in class the team really bonds with each other. Most of the team also plays other sports to help their skills in soccer.“I play basketball and do ballet in my free time to help with my skills.” said Allanah Carver, an eighth grade soccer player at BGJHS. Overall, the BGJHS girl’s soccer...

Characters come to life By: Logan Atkerson

Characters come to life By: Logan Atkerson

On October 31, 2016, Bowling Green Junior High School hosted  their annual Halloween Costume Contest. Thanks to the journalism department, this contest could be made possible. They work hard to plan this contest up to two weeks prior. If students donated $1.00 they could wear a costume to school for Halloween. The students with the best costumes won gift cards for each category. Students look forward to this contest every year to show off their new costumes to their friends and the rest of the school. Also, the teachers dressed up for the school-wide teacher’s costume contest. The journalism department business managers mad buckets with all the teachers in their costumes. Students put money in the bucket with their favorite costume on it and the teacher winner was allowed to wear jeans for a week. The categories of each contest were: group costumes, most creative, funniest, and homemade. The winners...