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Bolles Bugle Online

Ashley Khoo, Atticus Dickson, and Ellie Anderson
December 8, 2019

Eventually we will all leave Bolles and be spewed into the real world. While we might encounter aspects of drug use and partying in high school, a common perception about college is an array of weeknight parties, binge drinking, and drugs as far as the eye can see. We decided to interview recent alums to find out the reality of college partying.  In this article, we reached out to Frankie Collier ‘18, Stefanie Mendizabal ‘17, and Barbie Goldstein ‘19. Is partying different in college than...

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RDT Protocol Considers False Positives

Avani Bansal, Co-Editor-In-Chief
December 8, 2019

As Bolles embarks on mandatory random drug testing, what is the contingency plan for a false positive result? Screening tests are used in a variety of situations as a way to be able to screen a large volume of people and get quick results. In doing so, there is a rate of error in 2 ways - false negative and false positive tests.  A false positive drug test occurs when the tests indicates...

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Mythbusters: The Rumors on RDTs and Vape Detectors

Camden Pao, Contributing Writer
December 8, 2019

With the introduction of vape detector and random drug tests in Bolles there have been some circulating rumors. With the help of Mike Drew, the Associate Head of School, and John Newman, the Dean of Students, the top rumors have been asked and answered. In this article you can learn the truth about the changes. Myth #1: There are cameras in the mirrors and microphones in the detectors Myth...

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Alumni Choose Kitchen Over College: Naiha Falkney ’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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Winter Sports Spectacular

Clariss Valdivia, Hannah Edwards, and Tucker Sharp
December 8, 2019

Soccer So far, both varsity soccer teams are off to a great start this year with the boys winning their first season game on Nov. 10, and the girls’ team winning their first games of the season on Nov. 13 and 15.  According to boys’ varsity captain Caleb Cohill, more winning games are sure to follow.  When asked about the team, Cohill said, “this year since we have 11 seniors,...

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Fall Sports Recap: Diving, Swimming and Volleyball

Megan Howard, Contributing Writer
December 8, 2019

Swimming and Diving The Bolles Bulldogs Swimming and Diving Team dominated their meets this season. Although considered a fall sport, most of the team practices year around with Bolles School Sharks swim club. Coach Peter Verhoef coached the team to success at the Florida High School Athletic Association 1A state championships.  The Bolles Swim team is a tight knit group...

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The Bolles School Fall Sports 2019 Spectacular

Katie Creveling, Contributing Writer
December 8, 2019

Football Simon Brackin ’20, linebacker and tight end, reflected on the many changes in leadership the football program has experienced. Brackin, who has played football since 7th grade said, “Routine is something that you would like to have in football.” Under the leadership of Coach Toblin, the team’s routine has changed. Daily film screenings during Activities now happen once a week....

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Career Choices at Bolles: What’s motivating our generation?

Ava Sickler, Contributing Writer
December 8, 2019

We’re the newest generation on its way to the workforce-- Gen Z, or, as some call us, the iGeneration. Born between 1996 and 2010, most of us are still in school. We’re not quite millennials, and we’re most certainly not boomers. However, as we begin planning for college and thinking about careers and our future, even more nuances and differences are coming to light. Other generations...

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Bolles’ Environmental Clubs Leave Carbon-Free Footprint

Ashley Khoo, Contributing Writer
December 8, 2019

Cue Greta Thunberg - the 16-year-old activist heading the movement to stop climate change. Homegrown at her high school in Sweden, her movement has exploded into a worldwide campaign. Following in her footsteps, environmental clubs have sprung up in Bolles over the years. This year, Bolles has five environmental clubs: the Surfriders Club, Go Green Club, Outdoor Club, Environmental Club...

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Exploring the Infirmary: Collecting Data from the Nurses

Nina Zhao, Contributing Writer
December 8, 2019

The Bugle collected data from the infirmary about how many students come to the infirmary, the most reasons used, and the busiest time for ten days. Here, we reveal the secrets in the nurse’s office.

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Op-Ed: Convocation Controversy

Soraya Rafat, Coffeehouse Promoter
December 8, 2019

After a convocation, students have opinions. Some might keep their thoughts to themselves as they head to their next class. At the end of the day, some might talk about what they heard. Some might have loved the speaker, while some might have disliked the message. Some people laughed, and unfortunately, some people cried. It’s likely the conversations remain brief (Got to get to class!) and...

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Online Content: Senior Share Thoughts on 2020 Election

Thomas Keaveny, Gabriel Bassin, and Taylor Ford
December 8, 2019

The Nov. 3rd 2020 Presidential Election is less than a year away and many candidates are starting to kick it into gear, hitting the road on their campaign trails, spreading awareness for their names, and gaining a following for their platforms. The 2020 Election is expected to have a record-breaking voter turnout and among those new voters are members of the Bolles student community. Thomas...

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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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A World of Music: A First Look Into the Upcoming World Music Concert

Tucker Sharp, Contributing Writer
December 8, 2019

This February, the Chorus department will be doing its first World Music Concert. The songs are not that of your typical chorus concert. Most are in languages other than English. Meredith Mormann, the chorus teacher described the concert saying, “We’ve got stuff from India, stuff from Iceland, Nicaragua, China, lots of places. I decided to do it for a number of reasons. One of the main...

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Su Ertekin-Taner, Online Editor
December 8, 2019

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, is the long-awaited sequel for the first Maleficent movie. Released on October 18th, the movie celebrates the 60th anniversary of the original Sleeping Beauty released in 1956. The last movie ended on the note that Maleficent is no longer seen as a villain because she is the godmother of a human child. Now, as Aurora plans her marriage with Prince Phillip, his mother, Queen Ingrith, plots against Maleficent and her kingdom; Within the first 10 minutes of the movie, we...

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Parasite Shows Social Problems: Bong Joo Ho’s Palme d’Or Movie of 2019

Nina Zhao, Contributing Writer
December 8, 2019

Biologically, parasite refers to an organism that lives in or on its host. They steal nutrition from their hosts to sustain their living. However, Bong Joon Ho’s latest movie Parasite gives the term another thought-provoking meaning—humans could be parasites. The outstanding movie immediately received public praise in Asia when it was released in May 2019, and later it won the Palme...

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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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Debate Team: Aiming for Albuquerque

Atticus Dickson, Contributing Writer
December 8, 2019

This year, the Debate Team had a successful season with their points for high school putting them fourth out of thirteen in the state; with high school and middle school points combined, second in the state. They had two debates so far, and this January, they are scheduled to go up to Georgia for a tournament. They will then go to a tournament in Gainesville, and then on to the state qualifiers...

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Daniel Fewell, Contributing Writer
December 8, 2019

“I teach 2 classes of chemistry and the science of diseases elective and I will be teaching anatomy in the spring. I am a 9th grade advisor, and I also coach middle school basketball and high school softball,” says Jennifer Willis from behind her desk in the academic office. Earlier this school year, Ms. Willis added to her already impressive list of responsibilities, and announced that she would be conducting a survey to gauge the number of assessments students were having in a day. As a...

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