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The Geography of Late Slips

Alex Hastings, Design Editor/Coffehouse Promoter
December 4, 2017

For a large portion of the student body, something as simple as the drive to and from school can be the most stressful and longest part of daily life. If you leave at the wrong time or there’s an accident, it can transform your ride from a slight inconvenience to a living nightmare. Whether you drive yet or not, it's hard not to pity the drivers go to extremes when it comes to reaching the river ...

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Enduring Irma: A Humorous Approach

Gabriel Bassin, Chris Hanna, Chance Thomson, Contributing Writer
September 25, 2017

Mitchell Henshaw ‘20 learned about the hurricane ten days in advance of its arrival, but didn’t consider it as a threat until a few days before. Brandon Boyle ‘18 didn’t worry about the oncoming hurricane. In preparation, he “put a trashcan out to collect rainwater for flushing toilets and filled the tub for drinking water, and that's pretty much it.” Wyatt Kogan ‘18 found himsel...

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My Five (Six) Lasting Thoughts Since Seeing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Kiera Geraghty, Editor-in-Chief
May 9, 2017

Why would people want to eat their buttered popcorn out of Baby Groot’s head? I’m all for having a closet full of fandom merchandise, but something feels wrong and disturbing that moviegoers at Tinseltown have the option to throw down extra money to eat out of the hollowed out head of Baby Groot. If the internet was not already obsessed with the potted Baby Groot that we saw in an extra sc...

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Insta-Famous Through Slime

Julia Johansen, Contributing Writer
December 4, 2017

85 thousand people is a large quantity of people. That is the amount of people who follow Hanna Ali (’19) , also known as @ hannyslimes on Instagram. Ali buys, sells and makes her own slime (a mix of lotion, foaming hand soap, glue, and activator) which she displays on her Instagram.   Ali explains how she began, “I started making slime when I saw a YouTube video [of slime] and my friend...

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November 29, 2017

The Spanish exchange students have been on campus for a week and left Monday morning.

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Dad’s Club #squadgoals

Julia Johansen, Contributing Writer
November 15, 2017

The PAC (Parent Association Committee) isn’t only for the moms of Bolles. The Dad’s Club, an extension of the Bolles Parent Association Committee that has resurfaced in the past four years, will have their first meeting of the school year on the 24th. Mrs. Tiffany Davis, the Parent Association Executive Chair, explains the club’s purpose, saying, “The focus of the Dad’s Club is to host...

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A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity: Bolles Performs at Macy’s Day Parade

Salma Shaalan, Contributing Writer
February 12, 2018

This year, the Bolles cheerleaders will be given the once in a lifetime opportunity to perform at the Macy’s Day parade held every Thanksgiving in New York City. After head cheerleading coach, Larry Hodges, saw the parade a few years ago, he immediately thought of the Bolles Cheerleaders. Hodges said, “I saw the parade cheerleaders, and I thought that would be awesome for our cheerleaders.” While...

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Bolles Crew Turns Into CrossFit Team

Taylor Ford, Contributing Writer
December 4, 2017

The Bolles Crew team has turned the loss of docks into what they call ‘The Bolles CrossFit Team’ as a joke because of all the exercise they do. Sweeping across the entire state, hurricane Irma devastated much of Florida. People’s houses flooded, houses were damaged by debris, power was lost for many days, but most of all the Bolles Crew team lost their docks. However, losing their docks has...

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Jacqueline Emas and Jake Goldman
December 4, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uewmk_RbflE

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Facial Hair Funding Health

February 12, 2018

Will Shepherd (‘19) proposed the fundraiser to the student council last year, though it lasted only half the month. This year marks the second time the fundraiser appears at Bolles, this time lasting the entire month and costing five dollars less. The No Shave November donations benefit the Movember foundation, with the motto, “Changing the face of men’s health.” Their mission statement...

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Down(ward Dogs) for Yoga

Anya Raheja, Contributing Writer
February 12, 2018

How does a Bolles student relieve stress?  Nachos, Netflix,  Napping? How about yoga? The Downward Dogs yoga group, run by History teacher and advisor Mrs. Gomez and Spanish teacher Mrs. Stam, aims to help students de-stress in a new, positive way. The group meets during activities about once a month, normally in Lynch, with class size ranging anywhere from 4-21 people. Mrs. Gomez says they...

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Lend Me Your Ear: Investigating Bolles’s Headphone Rule

Laina Segel, Co Editor-In-Chief
December 4, 2017

Students use headphones on campus for any number of reasons: they listen to music to concentrate on tedious assignments, or they try to block out the sound of groups studying around them. The Bolles Dress Code states: “The use of earbuds or headphones are only permitted when listening to a device in an acceptable setting and at a low volume. At any other time, earbuds and headphones should be put ...

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Jags vs. The Refs

Alex Hastings, Coffeehouse Manager/Design Editor
February 12, 2018

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Gabriel Bassin, Contributing Writer
November 13, 2017

President Trump recently released a new edition of his travel ban impacting North Korea, Syria, Chad, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Iran, and Venezuela. He continues to implement his immigration policy, via a travel ban, believing that this will successfully perform the duty of, “Detecting attempted entry into the United States by terrorists or other public-safety threats,” according to www.whitehouse.gov. "It seems very distant," According to Mrs. Marks, our head of upper school who has been working...

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Op-Ed: Kneeling for the Anthem: Athletes and Coaches Speak about Whether They Find It Patriotic or Problematic?

Kris McQueen, Perspective Editor/ Coffeehouse Promoter
November 7, 2017

In a recent article by News4Jax, Trinity Christian Academy was shown to require its students to sign a contract that says if an athlete kneels during the pre-game anthem, that player will be taken off the field and may potentially be benched for the rest of the season. Mr. Hodges, Head of Upper School, confirmed in an email that our school has not made a student policy about players kneeling but...

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Mr. Bullington Rains on Movie Science: A Geostorm Review

Kris McQueen, Coffeehouse Promoter
February 12, 2018

Overall, the idea of a geostorm is faulty. It is impossible to create, but scientifically not too far off IF someone could bend time and the atmosphere to their will. The film, Geostorm while entertaining, scientific faults hard to ignore, even for a solid ly mind-numbing action flick. “Massive tornado storms, ice storms, earthquakes, tidal waves destroying all of what looks like New York City...

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Dancing Through the Ages

Anisa Patel, Contributing Writer
February 12, 2018

Throughout the decades, dance styles have represented the culture, lifestyles, and traditions of people all over the world. From the fabulous ‘40s to the grungy ‘90s, and even to the Bolles formal, dances are seen as a way to have fun with those close to you. Bolles Biology teacher, Dr. Halloran, was a chaperon for Bolles Formal 2018, and thought “the kids were into it and enjoying themselves.” Dr....

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50 Years of Bolles Arts: 50 Things You Didn’t Know

Avani Bansal, Contributing Writer
December 4, 2017

The Arts have been an important part of the Bolles culture from the time it was a boys military school. Under the direction of Arthur Carnes, the program became formally recognized with the creation of the Phoenix Society in 1967. Since then, the programs in drama, chorus, band, visual arts, and dance have flourished and the department now has 19 teachers. The Arts have offered a wide variety of oppor...

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Mr. Bullington Rains on Movie Science: A Geostorm Review

Kris McQueen, Coffeehouse Promoter
February 12, 2018

Overall, the idea of a geostorm is faulty. It is impossible to create, but scientifically not too far off IF someone could bend time and the atmosphere to their will. The film, Geostorm while entertaining, scientific faults hard to ignore, even for a solid ly mind-numbing action flick. “Massive tornado storms, ice storms, earthquakes, tidal waves destroying all of what looks like New York City...

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Dr. Pritts on Leadership: A Learned Skill that Requires Introspection

February 12, 2018

There are many different definitions of leadership around the Bolles San Jose Campus:     “A leader to me is someone who isn’t selfish and and puts every perspective into consideration to  do what’s best for a team.”- Stefanie Medenizable ‘18, member of the Varsity Swim Team     “Leadership is the ability to lead others efficiently towa...

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Reading The Handmaid’s Tale: A Teacher’s Perspective on  Bringing a New Text to Seniors

Claire Cywes, Copy Editor
November 29, 2017

“It said something about the signs in the market having pictures instead of words because women weren’t allowed to read.  I had to investigate that.  I thought it was going to be a book about oppression of women,” said Mrs. Robinson, a grade 12 English teacher. She was exactly right.  The Handmaid’s Tale, written by Margaret Atwood in 1985, deals largely with the issue of sexual inequali...

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