The Purple Spirit News

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....

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

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

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

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

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...