Giving back

By Michaela Fielding

“My favorite part about the blood drive is the people it benefits in the long run.”- senior Karissa Sprout

On normal days, the small gym is used for physical education classes. Students play basketball, volleyball, tennis, and many other sports; however that is not what it was used for on February 9th. National Honors Society (NHS) utilized the small gym to play host to the second BSHS blood drive of the year. Continue reading Giving back

A day in the life of Renee Hult

By Chris Tupin

“I love my job. It is really fun, and getting to interact with kids is the best part of my day.” – Secretary Renee Hult

With prom season right around the corner,  many different people, besides just students, are involved in the planning of this big event. One of these people responsible for the organization of prom, as well as many other things, is Renee Hult. Hult is the secretary to assistant principal to Heather Knudson. Continue reading A day in the life of Renee Hult

Students march for equality

By Courtney Yanks

“Equality is what this country needs, what this world needs. Equality for all men and women, not based on gender, sexuality or race.” -junior Karissa Johnson

On January 21st, more than 200,000 women, men and children visited Washington square to march for their rights. The women’s march was a response to show opposition to the political policies of the newly inaugurated President, Donald Trump.

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Winter sports drawing to close

by Kristian Frisbey

“We want to take as many wrestlers as we can to state, and try to place as well. We want to end as a top five team in the state,” junior wrestler Bret Heil said.

As February begins, winter sports teams and athletes head into the final stretch of their seasons.The wrestling team is trying to pin the competition as they head into the postseason district and state tournaments. Continue reading Winter sports drawing to close

On the hunt for colleges

By Kaylee Largent

“Colleges are like a wedding dress. You don’t know if it fits or if you like it until you try it on.” – Counselor Megan Callanan

College is a big step for most students after high school, and with so many different schools offered around the country, it’s very important that students choose a school that they absolutely love. Visiting colleges is one of the best ways for a student to get an idea of what that college has to offer. Continue reading On the hunt for colleges

Singing the winter blues

By J. Metje

“Expose yourself to plenty of sunlight, eat well, exercise, and surround yourself with a positive number of people.” -Megan Callanan, counselor, on dealing with SAD

“I’ll have a blue Christmas without you,” Elvis Presley so famously croons. In a surprising twist, the “you” in this song may very well be a healthy dose of sunshine and vitamin D. That, coupled with the added stress of the winter months, leaves quite a large number of people feeling SAD. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, up to twenty percent of people suffer from some degree of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), or winter depression. Truly, the winter blues is not just Jack Frost nipping at our noses; it is an actual, diagnosable disorder.

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Signing up to ASL

By Michaela Fielding

“My​ ​favorite​ ​part​ [of ASL] ​is​ ​the​ ​excitement​ ​when​ ​you​ ​understand​ ​what​ ​they​ ​are​ ​saying​ ​to​ ​you​ ​and​ ​when you​ ​realize​ ​that​ ​you’ve​ ​learned​ ​a​ ​new​ ​type​ ​of​ ​language.”- senior Xavia Wheeler

The room is silent as students try their best to remember what sign goes with what word. The concentration can be seen on each student’s face. This is just the the average Friday for those  who choose to participate in the American Sign Language Club. Continue reading Signing up to ASL

Wildcat TV directs students into enrollment

By Courtney Yanks

“I think it made people pay attention. They were a lot more interesting than previous years’ videos. I think we presented them in a way that was fun and exciting for students to actually sit and listen to.” –senior Jake Ryan said.

The Wildcat TV crew spent weeks creating enrollment videos for BSHS students. The enrollment videos were made to better explain classes to take for the next year of high school. Creating these videos required a large investment of time and creativity. Continue reading Wildcat TV directs students into enrollment

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