Category: 2016-2017 News

Welcome to reality By: Katherine Duvon

Eighth graders had to act as parents and adults for one class period at Bowling Green Junior High. On March 23, 2017, the BGJHS eighth graders attended a ‘reality store’. “It’s about how to budget,” said Conner Cooper, an eighth grader at BGJHS. The eighth graders traveled around and tried to finance the pay that they received monthly while going to different booths that had different kinds of money dealing activities. “It is about how expensive it is to live each day, and how getting a good education can get you a good job and help you out,” said Angela Langford an eighth-grade math teacher who helped bring the reality store to BGJHS. “It’s like real life,” said Maryan Mohamed another eighth grader that attended the event. “I have a kid so I learn how to provide for him and learn how to get all of the commodities,” said Dylan...

A Campbellsville take on journalism By: Drew Lawless & Thomas Burke

A Campbellsville take on journalism By: Drew Lawless & Thomas Burke

While going to school and going through the motions every day seems enjoyable, there are some instances when one needs a break from the orthodox. The majority of the newspaper and broadcast classes went on a venture to Campbellsville University, in Campbellsville, Kentucky, to see how their journalism programs function in order to get some new insight on how the morning news and newspaper can be made more enjoyable for every student and staff member at Bowling Green Junior High School. Even though it was an hour and a half drive, it was definitely worth the trouble of driving. Students had to be at BGJHS at 6:00 a.m. for departure. Students attended the trip chose two separate classes, one at 9:30 A.M. and another at 11:00 A.M., with several different classes to choose from at both available times. Many took the photoshop and short film classes, which were well constructed...

Hairspray comes to BGJHS By: Abby Adams-Smith

Hairspray comes to BGJHS By: Abby Adams-Smith

On Friday, March 3rd, 2017, Bowling Green High School’s Hairspray cast put on a production for seventh and eighth graders of Bowling Green Junior High School. The performance follows Tracy Turnblad, played here by Amelia Gabrielle, a teenage girl who idolizes – and eventually lands a role on – the Corny Collins Show as she deals with issues like racial differences and body image judgment in a 1960’s setting. The director, Patricia Beresford, expressed satisfaction with the success of this performance because there were not any improvements to be made. “I’m not sure we could [make improvements]. It has been my favorite show so far,” said Beresford. According to Beresford, BGHS Choir brings the play to BGJHS every year because the district doesn’t charge rental fees. BGJHS also hosted multiple productions outside of the school day open to the public During production, Beresford said that there was a great amount...

St. Patrick’s Day at BGJHS By: Fiona Manivong

St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated on March 17, 2017. People, as is typical for this holiday, dressed in green, pinched others, and hosted parties and nice dinners. But what is St. Patrick’s Day, and where did it originate? This holiday of green was inspired by St. Patrick. He is known as the patron saint of Ireland, and even though he wasn’t born Irish, he became an important detail in the Irish heritage and history because of his service throughout Ireland. St. Patrick was a Christian missionary who converted Ireland to Christianity. On St. Patrick’s Day, people who don’t wear green are traditionally pinched by others. It is thought by some that people who wore green were invisible to Leprechauns who would pinch anyone they saw. “[On St. Patrick’s Day, I] wear green and try to find four-leaf clovers unsuccessfully,” said Hannah Jukes, a BGJHS eighth grader. Wearing green and trying...

Spread the Red By: Fiona Manivong

After each quarter, students at Bowling Green Junior High School go on a pride reward trip to celebrate their acceptable conduct. For the second quarter, the eighth-grade students that didn’t have any detention or write ups (minors or majors) attended a Western Kentucky University Lady Hilltoppers basketball game. They were joined by many students from other schools as well as fans. “The Spread the Red game was a very fun experience. It was good to be able to hang out with friends and enjoy a Lady Toppers game,”  said Bug Matthews, an eighth grader at Bowling Green Junior High School. Spread the Red is an “educational” event for students. During the game, the students watched the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers play against the University of Alabama at Birmingham basketball team. WKU won the game. “It was great that we were allowed to watch the game while we talked to our...

The road to magic By Secret Posey

The road to magic By Secret Posey

Seventh graders had the opportunity to be entertained by the magic tricks of magician Kevin Spencer. They were excited but some were not fooled by his tricks and some even caught on very easily to what he was doing. Magic can be a motivation to most young people today, for example, students express their feeling and often want to start learning new task. It can be fun, simple, and easy to learn. It usually starts out as a simple card trick that later turns into a skilled profession. Students got to perceive what magic was to Spencer and learn about him and his family.   “Magic is like a science.” says Kevin Spencer The Magician.   The concept of magic was found in 2700 B.C. Kevin Spencer has been practicing and performing magic since he was five years old, and he gained inspiration to follow the path he has from...

A play on words By: Jacqueline Murillo and Sandra Pejić

A play on words By: Jacqueline Murillo and Sandra Pejić

Spelling: a struggle for some and pleasure for others. Harrison Gover, a seventh grader, won the Bowling Green Junior High School spelling bee and is now going to go to the district spelling bee. Harrison studied hard and worked hard to advance this far and has more to go “It feels really cool being in the spelling bee,” said Harrison. Harrison said that competing in the spelling bee helped him learn new words. “The words were kind of difficult because we didn’t get far into the difficulty,” says Harrison. Spelling can be difficult to some students. The contestants must practice, in order to be in a spelling bee contest They practice and train to make the levels of difficulty lower. Based on the efforts of Harrison, if you have a difficult time spelling a hard word   Harrison, through hours of hard work, has become a talented student and participant....

ICU By: Lacey and Jamie

ICU By: Lacey and Jamie

Ever wondered if the Intensive Care Unit program (ICU) is really beneficial? The whole thing is crazy here at Bowling Green Junior High School. Every day, there are more and more assignments missing. “I think it’s positive because kids complete their stuff and when they complete their stuff in a timely manner, their quiz and test scores go up,” said Stacy Bartley, an eighth-grade social studies teacher. Lynne Hurt, an eighth grader at BGJHS, also believes that ICU is helpful. “They [students who are in ICU] need their grades to get better,” said Jasmin Reeder, an eighth grader. ICU is a program run by the teachers and staff at BGJHS that either helps students or is completely useless. At BGJHS, it seems like it actually helps, but some simply don’t take advantage of it. When there is ICU available three days a week, kids are still missing so much work....