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Bolles Bugle Online

Daniel Fewell, Contributing Writer
October 26, 2019

After 23 years in business, Jacksonville-based supermarket chain, Native Sun Natural Foods Market, permanently shut down all three of its store locations in August 2019. Owner Aaron Gottlieb announced the stores closing via Facebook post on August 6th, stating, “Due to the dramatic increase in the number of grocery stores in the Jacksonville area (nine new specialty grocers alone since 2015), Native Sun Natural Foods Markets will be closing our doors.” Gottlieb’s announcement came...

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Taylor Ford, Coffeehouse Promoter
October 25, 2019

The Deans’ Office manages all faculty, staff, and student parking assignments on campus, and, contrary to popular speculations, they do not handpick people for those who get spots and who don’t. Nihar Ettigi (‘21) applied for a spot, has a car, does not carpool, and he did not get a spot. Jake McGraw (‘21), on the other hand, also has a car, does not carpool, and did get a spot. The parking spot system, again, is not hand-picked, it is just the luck of the draw. Because there are...

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Sarah Scherkenbach, Perspective Editor
October 25, 2019

This year, the fire drill modus operandi will be changing. Instead of everyone going to the baseball field, there will be designated points depending on your location at the school. Mr. Butler’s reasoning for this change is, “That’s a lot of people crossing over the campus, and let’s face it, back at the biology lab down by the river, it does not make sense for them to cross all the way over here to get to the baseball field.” Mr. Butler mentioned that he likes the San Jose/Whitehurst...

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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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Mr. Drew Hits the Ground Running

Avani Bansal, Perspective Editor
November 15, 2018

Mr. Drew, new Associate Head of School, has a passion for helping students, but did you know that he also loves to exercise? In addition to exercising, he enjoys spending time with his family and traveling around the world.   Native New Yorker Drew stayed in his home state for college, attending Cornell University to study environmental science. Drew said, “When I graduated there, I did some...

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Megan Howard, Contributing Writer
October 26, 2019

Most people do not equate Jacksonville, Florida with ice. Even more people do not know about competitive figure skating and ice dance in Jacksonville.Telvia Perez ‘20 is a junior taking six AP classes. As if it that does not take up enough of her free time, she is also a competitive figure skater, ranked top in her division, who practices six days a week, sometimes twice a day. On September 5-6 she competed at the National Solo Dance Series Finals in Provo, Utah. “This is my...

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Su Ertekin-Taner and Ashley Khoo
October 26, 2019

Five new or promoted sports coaches at the Bolles School strive for excellence within their sports. With every coach, we learn that they do not only coach these sports, but the values that come with them. Respect, independence, and teamwork pull all of these sports together. As a team, all of the players emulate these values together. Through losses and wins, the team is not separated nor rid of these values. It is always more than the wins and losses, but the people who you win...

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Katie Creveling, Contributing Writer
October 26, 2019

French teacher, Nathan Humberston, recently traveled to Szeged, Hungary to compete in the 2019 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships.  Humberston represented Team USA, and competed amongst 53 other countries. Humberston started kayaking in 2013.  He was first introduced to the sport through competitive lifeguarding tournaments.  For lifeguarding, he used a kayak called a “surfski” to simulate lifeguard rescues in the ocean.  Humberston realized his passion for the sport, “I paddled...

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Ellie Anderson, Writing Coach
October 26, 2019

Created in 1937, two years after their counterpart, Boys’ State, Girls’ State works to teach young women about civic engagement and the government.  But is a group meant to foster governmental knowledge and civic engagement in women giving girls the same opportunities as the boys? Dr. Kostandrithes, the liaison for the Bolles representatives of Boys and Girls State explained his view on the programs. The major difference he observed was with the security. “It’s almost like they’re...

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Gabriel Bassin, Co-Editor-In-Chief
October 26, 2019

from Broward County, began his stump speech immediately. Meanwhile, Joseph Corley, from Newport Richie, Florida, explained his support for Gabriell. The four of us became close friends. Then, we started our first city meeting in our dorm building hallway. Aaron began by having us say our names and hometown. I said, “Hi I’m Gabriel Bassin, and I’m from Jacksonville.” Aside from city member, Jaden Vitrella, who became well known for starting Freddy Mercury style “hey oh”...

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Chuqiao (Nina) Zhao, Contributing Writer
October 26, 2019

When the new school year started, 70 boarders from all over the world came back to Jacksonville. Not only do new boarders have cultural shocks when they first come to the United States, but so do returning boarders. After a whole summer at home, it is not easy for boarders to return to life in Jacksonville. Transportation Level 0-100 Emilia Tonn, a new junior from Hamburg, Germany, said compared to the United States, German public transportation is safe and convenient. In Germany,...

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Cameron Gratz, Contributing Writer
October 26, 2019

American political scene, Barack Obama holds the world record for the most followers on Twitter, with a whopping 109 million followers. On August 24, 2019, he used his Twitter account to publish a playlist of music he listened to over the summer. Featured artists ranged from Lizzo to John Legend. Artist Lizzo was elated at her inclusion in the playlist, tweeting, “WE’RE FRIENDS NOW I DON’T MAKE THE RULES!!!” As I reviewed the playlist, I found that it included a fascinating...

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Atticus Dickson and Ava Sickler
October 26, 2019

  This month, Popeyes released a new chicken sandwich, calling it the chicken sandwich that will change the world. We created two editorial cartoons playing with this idea. The Bugle would like to thank Ms. Lane for her inspiration.   For a more abstract concept, we came up with the idea of a sandwich that holds important values, and which can instill those values upon those who eat it. If there was more Tolerance, Equality, Honesty, Civility, Kindness, Ethics, Respect,...

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Thomas Keaveny, Copy Editor
October 26, 2019

Pictured above is Apple’s latest and greatest creation, the monitor stand. The launch price for this marvelous invention is $999. You heard that right, a stand worth a grand. You can buy an iPhone X for that price. Oh, just in case you were wondering, the monitor is purchased separately for $4999. Apple says, “The Pro Stand has an intricately engineered arm that perfectly counterbalances the display so it feels virtually weightless, allowing users to easily place it into position,” previewing...

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Soraya Rafat, Coffeehouse Promoter
November 1, 2019

https://youtu.be/Xe4LN12je5w We know you’re looking forward to Mamma Mia when it opens on November 14th! Come for a ride with the cast of the play to get a sneak preview of their song stylings! Video credit: Thomas Keaveny Our thanks to the Mamma Mia cast!

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Thomas Keaveny and Gabriel Bassin
November 1, 2019

https://youtu.be/IODxA3ES9gM In recent years concerts have become increasingly popular among younger generations. With this understanding, we wondered to what extent avid music-listeners would be willing to go to, to hear their favorite artists on the live stage. Gabriel and I took it to the streets of Bolles, in hopes of answers to three specific questions: - What type of music do you like or listen to? - Have you been to a concert before? And most importantly, - How far would you...

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Daniel Fewell, Contributing Writer
October 26, 2019

Quintin Tarantino is a legend in the film industry. Credited as one of the most recognized directors in Hollywood, Tarantino is a two-time Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Awards winner. From his first feature length film, Resevoir Dogs, to his most recent release, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, below is a brief guide to a few of Tarantino’s most popular films. 1992 - Reservoir Dogs In the years following the completion of his amateur film, My Best Friends Birthday, Tarantino...

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Ashley Khoo, Contributing Writer
November 3, 2019

Aoife O’Riordan, class of 2017, was on the quieter side at Bolles. “It was just my comfort zone,” she said, never imagining she would find herself making a speech at Speakers’ Corner, one of the most sacred sites for public speaking. In January 2019, Aoife spent four months in London for FSU’s study abroad programme. She was greeted by 16th century buildings (“flats” were what they called dorms in London), an original 1700s oil on plaster ceiling painting, and snow for the first...

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Su Ertekin-Taner and Katie Creveling
October 26, 2019

  Four juniors from Mr. Mike Rivera’s AP Chemistry class enter his classroom carrying a bag. In it is Mr. Rivera’s to-be infamous tie. Now seniors, Andrea Ashchi, Misha Lachapelle, Derrian Nguyen, and Connor Fites gifted this tie to Mr. Rivera at the end of their junior year. The tie contains selfies of these students taken in their AP Chemistry class. Rivera thinks the students may have felt that his tie game needed improving. Connor Fites (‘20) agrees with Rivera. He says...

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Camden Pao, Megan Howard, and Kloe Brill
October 26, 2019

Did you follow the “original” career path? Mrs. Brown: “No. Originally, I planned to be a teacher, but I went into advertising instead. It has always been a passion of mine, I wanted to be a teacher since high school. I feel like photography and teaching are my two greatest passions. So, when the job opened up here in Bolles I felt like it was the perfect opportunity.” Mr. Gwynes: “No, I originally attended UF to become an engineer. I worked at an engineering firm for awhile,...

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