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Bolles Bugle Online

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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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 himself...

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New All-Star Up to Bat : Hunter Barco

Kennedy Mckinney, Editor in Chief
October 4, 2018

“No one in my family has ever played baseball” Barco said. His dad was a kicker for Florida State and his mom a cheerleader at Florida Southern, “Baseball didn’t run in the family, I played t-ball when I was younger like most little kids do and I’ve loved it ever since. I keep playing now because I love the game and I’ve always loved it and there’s nothing else I’d want to do than play...

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Bolles Football Quarterback: Ben Netting

Ellie Anderson, Contributing Writer
October 4, 2018

His grandfather played, his dad played, his two older brothers played, as well as his twin, who also goes to Bolles.  Ben Netting always had a natural inclination towards football- in practically “runs in the family,” as he said. Ben Netting, a junior, recently became our newest quarterback.  For the less football-oriented, as quarterback, Netting plays on offense. He runs and throws...

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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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New All-Star Up to Bat : Hunter Barco

Kennedy Mckinney, Editor in Chief
October 4, 2018

“No one in my family has ever played baseball” Barco said. His dad was a kicker for Florida State and his mom a cheerleader at Florida Southern, “Baseball didn’t run in the family, I played t-ball when I was younger like most little kids do and I’ve loved it ever since. I keep playing now because I love the game and I’ve always loved it and there’s nothing else I’d want to do than play...

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Bolles Football Quarterback: Ben Netting

Ellie Anderson, Contributing Writer
October 4, 2018

His grandfather played, his dad played, his two older brothers played, as well as his twin, who also goes to Bolles.  Ben Netting always had a natural inclination towards football- in practically “runs in the family,” as he said. Ben Netting, a junior, recently became our newest quarterback.  For the less football-oriented, as quarterback, Netting plays on offense. He runs and throws...

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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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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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Swisher Library Opens A New Chapter

Akshay Swani, Contributing Writer
October 4, 2018

As a student, you may feel as if you need to study for hours upon hours for a single test to remember all the material being covered. Imagine if it took you a year to learn all the material covered on one test! Over the past year, the Swisher Library underwent renovation, and librarians, Mrs. Morgan and Mrs. Moody, worked tirelessly to rebrand the library. Mrs. Moody and Mrs. Morgan planned on making...

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Whitehurst Casts a New Theater Director

Gabriel Bassin, Coffee House Promoter
October 4, 2018

The curtains draw open on a new era beginning in Whitehurst theater as legendary teacher, Mr. Fritton, has moved exclusively to the middle school, leaving room for Mr. Austin to take his role.   Mr. Daniel Austin has always loved theater. In high school, while he attended Bartram Trail, he fought to have a theater program. “Our drama teacher had a stroke, and they were ready to cut it entirely....

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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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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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Peter and the Star Catcher: The Upperschool Play

Soraya Rafat, Contributing Writer
October 4, 2018

  Bright lights, a big crowd, and a group of super hard working people; it might sound like  a football game, but it’s a play! The lights fade, curtains sweep aside, revealing a boy reaching into night sky. This boy wasn’t just any boy; meet Kris Stam (‘21), or Peter Pan. Behind this beautiful moment in Peter and the Starcatcher, the Peter Pan prequel, exists hours of after-school...

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Whitehurst Casts a New Theater Director

Gabriel Bassin, Coffee House Promoter
October 4, 2018

The curtains draw open on a new era beginning in Whitehurst theater as legendary teacher, Mr. Fritton, has moved exclusively to the middle school, leaving room for Mr. Austin to take his role.   Mr. Daniel Austin has always loved theater. In high school, while he attended Bartram Trail, he fought to have a theater program. “Our drama teacher had a stroke, and they were ready to cut it entirely....

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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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Swisher Library Opens A New Chapter

Akshay Swani, Contributing Writer
October 4, 2018

As a student, you may feel as if you need to study for hours upon hours for a single test to remember all the material being covered. Imagine if it took you a year to learn all the material covered on one test! Over the past year, the Swisher Library underwent renovation, and librarians, Mrs. Morgan and Mrs. Moody, worked tirelessly to rebrand the library. Mrs. Moody and Mrs. Morgan planned on making...

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Straight Outta Ulmer: Freshman Community Groups

Su Etekin-Taner, Contributing Writer
October 4, 2018

When walking into Freshmen Community Groups, students see a helpful teacher awaiting their arrival alongside snack baskets which are put out by these leaders offering food such as goldfish and pringles. Desks are in a tight group with students from different academic experiences. As similar goals, tribulations, and snacks are passed around, students find comfort within an inclusive environment of students....

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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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