Category: 2016-2017 Archives

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

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

      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

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

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

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...

Life of an Eighth Grader: Spooky Scary Halloween Blog

One of my two favorite times of year has arrived! From late October to early February, the nights are getting longer, fall and winter colors give nature a gorgeous color palette, and of course, there are a disproportionate amount of holidays! By the time this comes out, the first of those holidays… ok, to be honest, it probably will have passed, but it’s the thought that counts, right? Anyway, for all intents and purposes, it’s National Candy Day, also known as Halloween. The only problem for me as a blogger is that there’s so much to talk about when it comes to Halloween, and almost all of it’s been discussed in one way or another. Halloween’s just a popular subject, you know? I mean, you name it, there’s an article for it. History? There’s an article for that. Baking tips? There’s an article for that. Discussion of the oversaturation of...

Life of an Eighth Grader: Hashtag Generation – Social Media’s Effect on my Life (or lack thereof)

In Mrs. Joiner’s English class the day before I started writing this article, we were reading a very interesting editorial. It was as a whole about how grammar affects how we are perceived in this day and age, but the part that caught my eye the most was how our generation’s overexposure to character limits in social media and spell/grammar check has affected our ability to use proper grammar in more formal situations. That got me thinking: how much has social media affected our lives? And, as the natural self-centered progression of thought goes, this question eventually turned to, “How much has social media affected my life?”. This is a difficult question to address, as it really depends on what you’d call social media. Is it just the places where you directly connect and interact with other people, even anonymously? Are websites like Deviantart and YouTube social media as well?...