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Deegan v. Rutherford

Cameron Gratz and Gabriel Bassin
May 13, 2020

Rutherford The reception area of a Florida District 4 congressional office is filled with awards, flags, maps, and in this case an elephant. In a conference room filled with less than ten chairs and couple flags framing a wall meant for photoshoots, sits a conference call phone system. On the line is Representative John H. Rutherford, hoping to once again secure his seat this November in the Florida...

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Daniel Fewell, Contributing Writer
May 7, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of millions of high school students across the United States. Almost every public and private high school in the nation has either shut down for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year or has suspended face-to-face instruction until sometime in April or May. Regardless of whether they are closed temporarily or indefinitely, many high schools have transitioned to operating entirely online, with teachers educating their students through video conferencing,...

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Citizens Making Face Masks: Cheng (’22) Joins the Effort

Megan Howard, Contributing Writer
May 4, 2020

Audrey Cheng (‘22) announced on her Instagram, where she sells handmade accessories, that she has started sewing masks to help hospitals. She learned from Youtube and plans to donate masks to Baptist hospital, which has recently asked the public for donations of medical supplies. If one has experience with sewing, making homemade face masks is relatively simple, especially with YouTube step by...

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Alumni Choose Kitchen Over College: Naiha Falkner ’13

Avani Bansal, Co-Editor-In-Chief
November 18, 2019

Falkner ‘13 was attending Berkeley City College in California as a political science major. She started working in kitchens during college and just got so involved in the cooking so she started working in fine dining in San Francisco. She said, “It was a lot of hard work but it was really fun.” “We can make that better.” She will return to college this year to get certified in...

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Alumni Choose Kitchen Over College: Isabella Array ’17

Avani Bansal, Co-Editor-In-Chief
November 18, 2019

Array ‘17 was a Neuroscience major and on the Pre-Medical track at Washington University in St. Louis. One summer, she filled out an application on a whim to be the assistant chef at a camp for social justice. She said, “ Everything there was entirely vegan since it was climate focused. I was working in these miserable conditions in the kitchen of a farm for 12 hours a day, no AC, and I...

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Bianca Piza: Feijoada With A Side of Hugs

Ashley Khoo, Contributing Writer
November 18, 2019

It was the second week of school after summer ended. Homework had already piled up on my desk and next to it a list of upcoming tests I would not have time to study for. I heard a knock on my door and, flustered, I got out of my chair, prepared to yell at whoever it was. “Why be mad, why be sad, when you can be Glad?” In front of me, a girl in plaid pajama pants holds a box of Glad trash...

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The World of Dog Sports

Clariss Valdivia, Contributing Writer
April 3, 2020

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Aquatics Program Swims Towards A New Pool

Megan Howard, Contributing Writer
March 30, 2020

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June 3, 2020

Hello,   Until this point, The Bolles Bugle Editorial Board has not officially commented or made statements on the systemic violence, racism, and discrimination against the black community. We do not want our silence to be misinterpreted as acceptance or support for these heinous crimes. We are absolutely appalled by the brutal, violent deaths of Mr. George Floyd, Mr. Ahmaud Arbery, Ms. Breonna Taylor, as well as all of the African American people who have been murdered solely for the...

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Not a Landline but a Lifeline

Soraya Rafat, Coffeehouse Promoter
May 15, 2020

  Phones connect us to the world. When the outside world gets disconnected from you, how have rates of phone use gone up among our students? While the number of COVID-19 cases goes up, so does the amount of time people spend on their devices. “I spent barely any time on my phone and now I’m constantly on it,” says Virginia Kuss (20). After constant updates on quarantine...

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Mother’s Day in Quarantine

Tucker Sharp, Contributing Writer
May 5, 2020

As April has come, many students have found that they are bored out of their minds in quranatine. In all of the pandemic craziness, Mother’s Day seems like an afterthought.   If you are bored out of your mind, here is a list of gifts that you can make within the safety of your own home to give to your mother on May 10th.   1. Make your mom a home-cooked meal. The website supercook.com...

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Op-Ed: Continue Compassionate Release for Prisoners

Cameron Gratz, Contributing Writer
May 14, 2020

“I’m at very high risk. If one person gets sick, it’s like a death sentence in here,” said Anh Do, 78, a low-security federal inmate in a Texas prison. Do is a former doctor, convicted in 2018 on Medicare fraud charges, and suffering from coronary artery disease, hypertension, and diabetes. Prisoners like him are at particularly high risk in the coronavirus pandemic. Recently, activists...

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Gabriel Bassin, Co-Editor In Chief
April 23, 2020

Growing up as the passage of the Affordable Care Act became a hot topic, our generation inherited a debate surrounding an evolving healthcare system. Some of us leaped into the fight, meanwhile, many more have simply said, “Thanks, Obama ‘’ and chosen to sleepwalk through the conversation. However, those simply ignoring this debate will soon face a brutal awakening. Just a handful of years after leaving college, around our 26th birthdays at the latest, we will be kicked off our parent’s...

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Avani Bansal, Co-Editor In Chief
April 23, 2020

Last year, when Mrs. Lane gave her English classes a vote on choosing between an alternate assessment and a test, they voted for the test. While the test may have been easier, they voted against their best interests. In the long run, students should embrace alternative assessments because they help you learn and absorb more information, which is what school is all about. Alternate assessments require a student to apply critical thinking skills, apply his/her knowledge of the semester’s information,...

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A World Of Art Through Your Screen

Camden Pao, Contributing Writer
April 24, 2020

While staying home and having a coronacation one might find a lot of free time on their hands. However, this does not mean people cannot enjoy the wonders of art, all you have to do is look to your screens for a world of colors, sounds, and creativity. Many art institutions have moved to the internet in order to continue to provide the community with art. Here are just a few places you can go as...

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Su Ertekin-Taner, Online Editor
April 22, 2020

Clay, colored pencils, paper and other materials in hand, art students left their art classes at The Bolles School. They had been previously notified they may not come back to their art classes, so they took home all their supplies thinking that they would bring the materials back at the end of spring break. COVID-19 thought otherwise.   Fedora located on one corner of the dining room, various blocks of clay located on the other, Mr. Smith begins his online classes in his classic button-down...

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Princess Rashid: Controlled Spontaneity

Nina Zhao, Contributing Writer
April 16, 2020

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Ava Sickler, Contributing Writer
May 5, 2020

With the move to online learning, many students— and teachers— are looking for tools and advice for digital learning. This is Part 1 of the Apps, Tips, & Tricks series, which hopes to provide you solutions. If you have any specific queries, or have found helpful apps you’d like to share, please reach out to us at [email protected] Scan to PDF Applications:  Several teachers are requiring students to digitally submit homework or worksheets, and prefer a pdf file to a...

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Camden Pao, Contributing Writer
April 23, 2020

Third Quarter Slump (noun) /THerd kwôrder slemp/ - Ever get the feeling that the third quarter sucks, we guess what IT DOES! Between winter break and spring break there is too much work and the weather is too cold, so why even try? Just give up, close your eyes and hope the fourth quarter will come sooner. As the year goes by, each student is faced with highs and lows in school. While each student has his or her own opinion, a common belief is that the third quarter is the hardest. This is known...

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Robotics Team: Rocky Start to Smooth Sailing

Atticus Dickson, Contributing Writer
December 8, 2019

This year, Bolles Robotics had three competitions (the third one has not occurred, as of press time). According to team captain Pranav Kasavaraju (22), “The first meet this season had our team off to a rocky start, however we recovered quickly to find more efficient solutions, and we performed well during the second meet.” In their second tournament they placed fifth with the Voyagers...

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