The Purple Spirit News

Playing Anne Frank

Playing Anne Frank

The story of Anne Frank has touched many hearts. It’s a story that highlights the struggle people faced during WWII. It also shows how Jewish people had to live in hiding in Nazi Germany to survive. One of our very own eighth graders, Caroline Summar, is playing Anne Frank with BGOnstage in a production of the show on February 18th and 19th, 2016, in Van Meter Hall on Western Kentucky’s University at 6:30. “It’s kind of nerve wracking to play Anne Frank because you have to portray a character that is so important in life and in history,” said Caroline. BGOnstage is a theater company that has been rising to popularity recently and is run by Elise Charney and Ellen Lawrence. They have many upcoming auditions for shows such as Sweeney Todd, The Hobbit, and The Magic Treehouse. You can find their website on bgonstage.org. Melissa Joiner, an eighth grade...

Allison’s Blog

Allison’s Blog

Converse Girls and boys at our school wear Converse. You can get low tops and high tops. The high tops are $55.00 and the low tops are $50.00. They go with anything. You can get different colors like light grey, dark grey, red, black, and white. You can buy them at Trade Home, Journey, Shoe Carnival, and you can order them from Converse.com. “They are cute and they go with everything,” says Kylee Gregory, an 8th grader.

Pride Rewards

Pride Rewards

Pride Rewards By: Sara Kate Bush Pride rewards here at Bowling Green Junior High School occur at the end of each quarter. Students with no write ups or any disciplinary errors are invited to attend. However, if a student has a disciplinary error, they are not allowed to; but, if their behavior improves, they will get to go on the next pride quarters reward. Each grade has something different each quarter; such as, sixth graders went to Jackson’s Orchard, and the seventh graders were planning on going to Lost River Cave; but, they were not able to go there due to the bad weather. Instead, they stayed back and watched movies. The eighth graders planned to have a trip to the park, but the weather also prevented them from going. “I like pride rewards since we get to have a time off from work and get to spend time with...

Allison’s Smith

Allison’s Smith

Ivory Ella Ivory Ella is a new brand that girls are wearing to Bowling Green Junior High School. There are different styles and colors. There are jackets, short sleeve, long sleeves, and necklaces, but at BGJHS most people wear the long sleeves. The long sleeves are $31.00. 10% of net products go to the elephants. People get the shirts because they are cute and it helps save elephants. You can get them on their website, http://ivoryella.com/. “They are really cute and there are a bunch of different styles,” said Kylee Gregory, an 8th grader at BGJHS. Photos by Emma Bennett

IOS 9 update

IOS 9 update

IOS 9 update By: Antonio Hernandez IOS 9 is the new and improved update for the IPhone. This new update has approximately 23 new features to share and talk about. For instance: it turn lists into checklists, people can now view inside the apps without clicking it, and now you can sketch your thoughts. These are just a few new features out of many. One brand new feature is that you can turn lists into a personal checklist. To make your lists into a checklists tap it to create bullets which should make it into a checklists.Then it can be about anything, such as a grocery lists or a personal chores lists. It can be anything. Then just check off items as you finish them. It could also be a daily reminder so anyone doesn’t forget to do things and end up being late. Another feature to get excited about...

Allison’s Blog

Allison’s Blog

Pearls Girls all over our school are wearing different pearl bracelets and necklaces. There are also have rings and earrings. They range in prices by how many pearls there are. Also, you can get different color leather, like brown or black. You can buy them at Heart Strings, Apricot Lane, or order them from Seaside Pearls. “They are cute and they go with anything!” says Kylee Gregory, an 8th grader at BGJHS.

Allison’s Blog

Allison’s Blog

Monograms Girls and women staff wear clothing with their initials on it. They wear shirts, pullovers, boots, rain boots, hats, rain coats, wind breakers, jeans, shorts, and headbands. You can get your clothing monogrammed at Monogramming By Sherri or Heart Strings. “It’s fun to have your clothes personalized!” says Chloe Johnson, a student at BGJHS.

Festival spreads diversity among all

Festival spreads diversity among all

Festival spreads diversity among all By: Erin Mcallister On Saturday, September 6th, the International Festival was held at Circus Square Park. People were lined up to attend this festival that displays a variety of cultures, countries, performances, foods, and items. At the beginning of the festival, it was cloudy and rainy, but the sky cleared up and brought heat and sunlight. There were hundreds of people who all came together to enjoy this event.Some of the many performances were: a woman from China dancing, kids doing Taekwondo, and a Bosnian song. Bill Hockensmith, a Scotland representative, has worked at the festival for years. When asked about how he feels about spreading his history to everyone, “I feel very proud. And also I like to help people learn their own history because then they can internalize and take it home and feel pride,” Hockensmith said. Hockensmith has a painting with countless...

BGJHS’ diversity and culture continues growing

BGJHS’ diversity and culture continues growing

BGJHS’ diversity and culture continues growing By: Grace Tweedy Many “wows” and laughter filled Bowling Green Junior High’s auditorium on Thursday, September 10, 2015. The sixth graders enjoyed having performers come from Western Kentucky University’s Confucius Institute and, they shared some of their Chinese culture with our school. The Institute started in April of 2010 and has the goal of spreading the Chinese language and culture throughout Kentucky. This group also visited BGJHS during the 2013 school year. Terrill Martin, the managing editor, and Zhang Qin, a teacher at the Confucius Institute, produced and directed the show. They started working with the performers that Tuesday. This show has also visited many schools in the area, and they plan to continue touring in Louisville. The performance offered many tricks to amuse the crowd. A few basic tricks such as making water disappear through a newspaper were used, but it had an...