The Purple Spirit News

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?...

Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Purples Basketball Camp Summer STEM Academy Lady Purples Volleyball Camp   BGHS Summer Cheer Camp Purples Soccer Camp Youth Chef Camp Click here for more information Junior Theatre Camp Camp Invention Summer Arts Magic Camp Summer Arts Theatre Camp Scene-to-music: Musical Theatre Intensive Earth Camp Hot Rods Baseball Camp Showstoppers: Kentucky Music Company Groovy Kids: Kentucky Music Company Manners Camp Sunburst Youth Theatre Camp PTK Show Camp Corvette Museum: Engineer a Robot Camps at the Historic Railpark and Train Museum Crossfit: “Kids Camp” Aviation Camp      

Behind the Court

Behind the Court

Behind the Court  By Priscilla Thong  The Bowling Green Junior High’s Boys and Girls Basketball Team have had a successful season. The girls and boys are dedicated to what they put in their work. The girls make sure that they are always prepared before stepping foot in the gym. “I go home, get ready, warm-up and go to the game,” said Whitaker Buchanan, a 7th grade girl’s basketball player at BGJHS. The girls are just as tough as the boys when competing for the win. When spending time with their teammates before the game, they tend to get excited and hyped for the game in their special place, the girl’s locker room. Keyozden Jones, an 8th grader and girl’s basketball player at BGJHS, said that her teammates get hyped up and sing lyrics from a song called, “All I do Is Win,” to show they have the presumption of their...

Money, Money, Money

Money, Money, Money

Money, Money, Money By Alex Smith At Bowling Green Junior High, in order for classrooms and sports teams to receive money, they hold fundraisers. The Dollar Cart, Fall Dance, Candy Grams, and Halloween Costume Contest are a few examples of some of the fundraisers held. Candy Grams were sold for two weeks before the week of Valentine’s Day.  The Halloween Costume Contest is held every year on the last day of school before Halloween. This year the contest was held October 30, 2015. They benefit our school by raising money for classrooms or equipment. “I would like more bake sales during lunch,” said Madison McCloughan, an eighth grade student at Bowling Green Junior High School. .   Unfortunately, BGJHS cannot have bake sales during the school day due to state laws. Foods sold have to be regulated by Food Service Coordinators. Low fat, reduced fat, and whole grain foods are...

What does it take to be in All-District Band?

What does it take to be in All-District Band?

What does it take to be in All-District Band?  By Jae Foley                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    All-District Band is an opportunity all band students desire, but what does it take to actually be a part of such an amazing experience? Band students have to practice hard and be very prepared for the day auditions come.  “​All-District Band is both a competition and an honor or reward at the same time.  Students from all over the area compete against each other to try and be in this band.  The reward is getting to perform music with other outstanding student musicians with a guest conductor at a beautiful auditorium,” says Kevin Briley, band instructor at BGJHS.  Band is a related arts class period at Bowling Green Junior High School and many band students decided to audition for all-district band. Musicians spent hours practicing at school as well as at home. This is an experience they...