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Winter sports at Bowling Green Junior High

Winter sports at Bowling Green Junior High

Winter sports at Bowling Green Junior High By Emma Bennett The 2015-2016 winter sports season is coming to an end, and all of the teams have done very well. Bowling Green Junior High School had a winter sports pep rally to recognize all of the basketball teams.  The boys’ basketball team includes sixth, seventh, and eighth grade boys. The girls have a seventh and an eighth grade team as well. The girls seventh grade team has gone undefeated, and they won their district tournament. The girls eighth grade team finished first in their tournament.  Seventh grade boys team earned second place in their tournament. The boys eighth grade team finished in their district tournament. Both seventh and eighth grade, boys and girls, teams ended their season very well.  “Winter sports are a good idea because they provide a way for kids to stay active during winter,” said Kallie Wood, an...

Apples to apples: new technology

Apples to apples: new technology

   Apples to apples: new technology           By Ella Johnson When Apple Watch’s first came out, it was all people talked about. They were the technology that everyone wanted. In the beginning,  not many students had Apple Watch’s when they first were available. Occasionally, a teacher would sport their Apple Watch at school, like Ann Pollard, the journalism teacher and Dianna Wolf the computer technology teacher here at BGJHS. Students started to ask their parents or grandparents or anyone who would be willing to buy this piece of technology. Soon after that many students received apple watches for Christmas.  “Some of my friends had the Apple Watch and i also saw a commercial that persuaded me about things that i didn’t know it could do,” said Dianna Wolf the computer’s technology teacher at BGJHS.  “I always lose my phone and it helps that the Apple Watches feature some of the apps...

Scattered skittles

Scattered skittles

Scattered skittles By Amalia Duron-Martin  The 7th grade teachers put a skittle lab together for their students to help them better understand their unit on plants during December 2015. Skittles are a go to snack, so why are students using them in science labs?  Ms. King and Mr. Lyne created this lab to build molecules involved in the chemical reactions for photosynthesis and cellular respiration. This lab helps the students visually see and manipulate the candies, which represented atoms. Using hands-on manipulatives helps teaches abstract process and how the Law of Conservation is applied in the biological processes. “This helps me to better understand with a visual, hands on representation on what my science teacher was talking about in class,” said Janiah Edwards, a 7th grader at Bowling Green Jr High School. “I feel like the lab helped me in my science class and was very educational,” said Janiah.  Having...

The 50th Super Bowl

The 50th Super Bowl

The 50th Super Bowl By Antonio Hernandez and Maunil Mullick The 50th Super Bowl is finally here. Each team fighting to earn the ring that classifies the best team out of 32 teams in the league. Only two make it to the Super Bowl. Many compete, but only one can win and have eternal victory. Each round of the playoffs eliminates multiple teams until only one remains as victorious.  It’s all about being able to work together under pressure and make every play count. On the road to the Super Bowl, only twelve teams were in the running. Eight teams played in the first round and after four games had been played, only eight teams remained. The second round grew intense with some close games leaving only four teams left overall. Since it goes from eight teams to four, these games decide who would play in the Super Bowl. The Patriots...

Love love or hate?

Love love or hate?

Love love or hate? By Priscilla T. Valentine’s Day, or Saint Valentine’s Day, is a celebration that’s celebrated on February 14th. At Bowling Green Junior High School, we celebrate Valentine’s Day with candy grams. Also, a Valentine’s Day dance held by BGJHS’ girl’s basketball team.  However, not everyone is a fan of this lovable holiday, many students do not care for it while others look forward to it. When Kallie Wood, eighth-grader at BGJHS was asked “What does Valentine’s Day mean to you?” she replied with, “It’s a scam by candy companies to make more money.”  Some people don’t do anything extra for this desiring day because they simply don’t care. On a brighter note, not all people treat Valentine’s Day as inattentive. “Valentine’s Day is a very special day to show your emotions to that special loved one you have in your life.” said Emerson Pocasangre, an eighth-grader at...

Celebrating a traditional spring holiday

Celebrating a traditional spring holiday

Celebrating a traditional spring holiday By Grace Tweedy It looks like it is that time of year again to start celebrating Easter. Many students and teachers at Bowling Green Junior High School celebrate this holiday in different ways and have different traditions. “My family went to my grandparent’s house, and we had Easter lunch and had an egg hunt with all of the kids in our family,” said Aiden Gantt, a sixth grader at BGJHS. For many, this holiday is represented by the Easter bunny, Easter egg hunts, and family, but this day also celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. “Jesus wanted to die on the cross for us to forgive us for all of our sins,” said Jacob Deglow, an eighth grader at BGJHS. On Easter, most students have the tradition of eating a big meal with their family. Whether it is Easter Lunch or Easter Dinner, it is...

Baseball Tryouts

Baseball Tryouts

Baseball tryouts By Grace Forbes Baseball is a popular sport for boys to play. Since the baseball season at Bowling Green Junior High School is right around the corner, and many boys are trying out to be on the team. The coach, Lukas Forbes, has lots of faith for the boys playing this season. The tryouts were at Hobson fields for any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade boy wanting to try out. The tryout included drills, running, hitting, and catching. The boys who made the team are especially excited at the thought of playing in the fun, upcoming games this season. These boys are going to try their best and work their hardest to make this a successful season. Evan Spader, an 8th grader who tried out this and last year states that the games he is most excited about are BG vs South Warren, Drakes, and Brentwood Academy. Evan...

School Dances: fun or a waste?

School Dances: fun or a waste?

School Dances: fun or a waste? By Sara Bush School Dances here at Bowling Green Junior High School are usually held for a particular holiday or event. They are located in the gym, and all the students are invited to join for a couple hours, filled with dancing, music, food, and other activities. Several people around the school help plan these events. BGJHS usually hosts around a handful of dances a year. They consist of Fall dances, Christmas dances, Valentine Day dances, and Spring dances. “I wanted to go because it was my first middle school dance,” said Jaimeson Talley, a sixth-grader at BGJHS. In general, more of the younger kids go to the school dances rather than the older students such as eighth graders. The music has all the students dancing, and they attend and eat for an affordable price. “You can come and eat for the same price...

Spread the Red

Spread the Red

Spread the Red By Ruthie Kesri On January 21, 2016, Western Kentucky University held its annual Spread the Red basketball game. This is the fifth year the Spread the Red game was held. The game is held as an ‘Education Day’ to inspire students to work hard every year. Over 2,000 students were invited to attend and over 1,000 showed up to the game. The Bowling Green High School band performed during the game, and many people who attended enjoyed it. “I thought it was really fun, and I’m glad I got to go with my friends,” said Ashtyn Browning, a sixth grader at BGJHS. This year, there was a new rule put in for students who attended the game; they had to remain in their seats and only leave during half time. However, they could acquire special permission from their teachers to leave for bathroom breaks. This rule was...

New Year, new you

New Year, new you

New Year, new you By Grace Tweedy It’s time to welcome the New Year because 2016 is here! 2015 has already come and gone, and everyone is excited to make this year just as great as the last. Students at Bowling Green Junior High School celebrate this holiday in many different ways. “We get apple cider, stay up late, and watch the ball drop,” said Emma French, a sixth grader at BGJHS. It is very popular to watch the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve show while the ball drops in Times Square in New York City. It provides performances from popular artists. Millions of people watch this show all over the country every year as a tradition. It is also a tradition that everyone makes a New Year’s Resolution that states what an individual will complete to make themselves a better person. “My resolution is to try and keep my grades...