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Hey Ravens! Watch This Bulldog Fly!

Kennedy McKinney, Editor in Chief
November 15, 2018

Hayden Hurst is no stranger to success. However, the current NFL football player has had his time with failure.   During his time at Bolles, Hayden collected two state championship baseball rings. However, the road to being a first round draft pick for the Baltimore Ravens in 2018 wasn’t easy.   His low-90’s fastball made him a powerful pitcher for the varsity high school...

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Ava Sickler, Contributing Writer
October 4, 2018

September 8th marked the kickoff event for First Tech Challenge (FTC) and the official start of this year’s new robotics team. The founders include two seniors, Adam Pooley and Colby Newman. Paul Sollee, chief technology officer, sponsors the team.     Our new robotics team is participating in the global FTC/FIRST program. FIRST, the organization’s acronym of For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, is dedicated to designing and hosting robotics events and...

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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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A Phenomenal Woman: Marie Kervin

Jisette Baquet, Writing Coach
November 15, 2018

With Posters and quotes draped along the walls of her quaint classroom in 2nd story Schultz, Mrs. Marie Kervin enlightens the minds of her students through her teaching. Born in Ormskirk Lancashire, England, Mrs. Kervin accompanied her husband and twins (William and Emily) to the United States 3 years ago.   After graduating from university, Kervin was a book buyer at the English bookstore...

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Chase Haskell’s River of Life

Ellie Anderson, Contributing Writer
November 15, 2018

“If you’re not doing your best, which is working to improve your best, then you’re really missing out on a gift you can give yourself,”said Chase Haskell.   This past summer, Chase Haskell made a prominent name for himself not only in the Bolles community, but also in the global one.  An astonishing athlete in crew, Haskell was invited to be a part of the United States Rowing Junior...

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Taylor Ford, Contributing Writer
November 15, 2018

Senior Rebecca Duffy has been horseback riding for nearly 14 years. “I started riding when I was four and I started taking lessons when I was seven.”   She rides at Coriander Farms on Old St. Augustine Road, right off of I-295. “My barn is where I have made my most amazing friends. Since we spend so much time together at the barn and traveling to horse shows, we have become extremely close and we are a super tight-knit group.”     Her goal is to jump 3’9” this year with...

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Follow Me: The Winter Captains’ Clinic

Claire Cywes, Special Issues Editor in Chief
January 9, 2019

“Being a team captain and student leader at Bolles can be a challenge,” said Dean Newman.  So, in the spring of 2018, he began holding Captains’ Clinics.   In these clinics, the captains of each sport of the upcoming season come together to discuss what it means to be a captain as well as what qualities make a good leader.     The clinics are a new addition to the Bolles Athletic...

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Foul Play: The Effectiveness of Trash Talk

Kennedy McKinney, Editor in Chief
January 9, 2019

Physical speed, strength and skill aren’t the only measures of how well athletes can thrive in their respective sports. A witty combination of words allows an athlete to sneak into an opponent’s head, throwing them off and making victory more important. There’s the physical game and then there’s the mental game, known as trash talk. Trash talking describes friendly banter and boasting...

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Chase Haskell’s River of Life

Ellie Anderson, Contributing Writer
November 15, 2018

“If you’re not doing your best, which is working to improve your best, then you’re really missing out on a gift you can give yourself,”said Chase Haskell.   This past summer, Chase Haskell made a prominent name for himself not only in the Bolles community, but also in the global one.  An astonishing athlete in crew, Haskell was invited to be a part of the United States Rowing Junior...

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Soraya Rafat, Contributing Writer
January 9, 2019

Many students at Bolles are talented artists. Most of them know how to paint, but did you know that one of them can even speed paint? Meet Natalie Garcia (’21), the talented speed painter who amazed many audience members at this year’s Halloween Coffeehouse. Her unique performance, a speed painting of the Marvel superhero Thor, was the result of her hard work in her art on and off campus. “I felt very nervous since it was my first time doing it, but once I started, I felt more relaxed,”...

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Stress Less: Finding Life in All the Right Places

Ellie Anderson, Contributing Writer
January 9, 2019

Your heart race quickens, a knot in your stomach forms, and an overwhelming sense of dread falls over you.  You’re stressed. According to Psychology Today, the definition of stress is the psychological perception of pressure, and the body's response to it, which involves multiple systems, from metabolism to muscles to memory.  Stress is a human emotion, participating on a psychological and physiological...

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A Shot of Reality

Jisette Baquet, Writing Coach
January 9, 2019

If I were to take a survey on what the majority of high school students describe as a “fun night,” I guarantee the results would include dressing in skimpy outfits while puffing on a slick Juul and being the fastest shotgunner at the party. I could write to you about what is  REALLY in that USB you take hits from to get social media clout or about the numerous horror stories and hazards of...

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A Shot of Reality

Jisette Baquet, Writing Coach
January 9, 2019

If I were to take a survey on what the majority of high school students describe as a “fun night,” I guarantee the results would include dressing in skimpy outfits while puffing on a slick Juul and being the fastest shotgunner at the party. I could write to you about what is  REALLY in that USB you take hits from to get social media clout or about the numerous horror stories and hazards of...

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Crazy Rich Asians

Taylor Ford, Contributing Writer
October 4, 2018

Crazy Rich Asians succeeded because it was a good movie, and because of the East Asian cast. Unlike most blockbusters, the cast list represents a variety of Asian ethnic groups: Chinese, Filipina, and Thai. Movie critics said it was the first of its kind. But, non-white casts have been around longer than people may think. Flower Drum Song is a fully Asian cast movie that came out in 1961. Want proof...

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Jags vs. The Refs

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

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Soraya Rafat, Contributing Writer
January 9, 2019

Many students at Bolles are talented artists. Most of them know how to paint, but did you know that one of them can even speed paint? Meet Natalie Garcia (’21), the talented speed painter who amazed many audience members at this year’s Halloween Coffeehouse. Her unique performance, a speed painting of the Marvel superhero Thor, was the result of her hard work in her art on and off campus. “I felt very nervous since it was my first time doing it, but once I started, I felt more relaxed,”...

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Hernandez Takes on a Different Stage

Gabriel Bassin, PR Editor
January 9, 2019

When you think of a band, what’s the first group that comes to mind? The Beatles? Queen? The Rolling Stones? Something Modern? What about Allie and The Kats?  Gianluis Hernandez (‘20) is an artist. You may have seen him acting in either a previous play, perhaps as Hansel in Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon, or in one of the biannual acting showcases. However, his passion for the arts doesn’t...

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Assessments in the Arts

Taylor Ford, Contributing Writer
January 9, 2019

Art classes at TBS are not just seen as a “bird class,” an easy class students fly through. They are treated just as seriously as an academic class because graduating students should have experience all essential subjects. Even so, many students express surprise to find out there are assessments like quizzes and tests in their art classes.    Some classes even had to take exams, “I took...

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The Story Behind the Substitute

Su Etekin-Taner, Contributing Writer
January 9, 2019

Mrs. Sherman   Every morning a substitute teacher wakes up to a steaming cup of coffee, pre-planned attire, and a filing cabinet of courage to face a roomful of strangers. Hired by Kelly Education Staffing, a company that connects schools to substitute teachers, the substitutes then check the Kelly Education Staffing website to confirm their upcoming job.   Bolles’ contract with Kelly...

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Stress Less: Finding Life in All the Right Places

Ellie Anderson, Contributing Writer
January 9, 2019

Your heart race quickens, a knot in your stomach forms, and an overwhelming sense of dread falls over you.  You’re stressed. According to Psychology Today, the definition of stress is the psychological perception of pressure, and the body's response to it, which involves multiple systems, from metabolism to muscles to memory.  Stress is a human emotion, participating on a psychological and physiological...

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Statistically Significant? Data Analysis Classes Can Answer This

Avani Bansal, Perspective Editor
January 9, 2019

“It wasn’t about the survey, it was about the process. The kids learning the different techniques about the sampling. It was about the reflection, realizing what worked and what did not work, learning from it”       --Griffin The Data Analysis classes, taught by Ms. Griffin and Mr. Lyons, create the school-wide surveys you occasionally take on Schoology. These surveys cover a broad range...

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