The Sickness has Arrived: Cold and Flu season Daniela Evans
The weather’s getting colder, Halloween’s over, and Christmas is right around the corner. That’s how you know winter is almost here! While winter can be a lot of fun, it is also the time of a lot of sickness, especially the cold and flu. The cold and flu should be taken seriously, and the right precautions should be taken to make sure you don’t get sick. Some precautions you can take to not get sick include using hand sanitizer and washing your hands frequently, covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and getting your flu shot when you know lots of people are getting sick. Even though the flu shot doesn’t work for some people, it’s good to find an alternative. One is a nasal spray called FluMist. It was approved by the Food & Drug administration in 2003 and helps prevent type A and type B viruses. Not taking the right precautions can lead to sickness. Last year, there were a lot of influenza related illnesses, around 60 million. The last time that many people got sick was 2009, according to cdc.gov. Getting your flu shot and taking precautions can make an impact on not only you, but people in your community, and keep you well.
The Spanish Club Bracelets Taylor Moore
Have you seen the sign? If so, do you know what it is advertising? Well, whether you do or not, I have an answer! These are bracelets and purses that raise money to help people in central America who want education. I interviewed Veronica Bach who is in the Spanish club to get more information. She said they were sold November 18-22, outside the library window. She told me that in this country people are very poor, so they bring bracelets and purses that they make to other parts of the world so they can get money. She says a big change would happen if they were all sold. She says they are 5.00 and the price is reasonable because it is for a charity. Maybe you can get one next year!
Active Shooter: What do I do? Zophia Jaurigue
“In 4 out of 5 school shootings, at least one other person had knowledge of the attacker’s plan but failed to report it.” School shootings are starting to occur more and more. The most recent one as of November 19, is the Sangus Highschool Shooting, or Santa Clarita. Many people protest about how the government should handle events like these. Ever since the infamous Columbine school shooting, there had been numerous mass school shootings across the country. There are many ways you can be safe during a school shooting. The last option you want to use is fighting back. Only fight back when necessary. Whenever you enter a new place, even a familiar place, always look for possible exits. If you get stuck in the hallways, do not try running straight to a locked door. Try running outside, or to the bathrooms. If you run outside, try running to a public area and get help. If you’re in a classroom, do not try going for your phone yet. There is a chance that an AMBER alert will go off on your phones, that will cause even more noise. Let’s say someone you know knocks on the door. Should you open it? Yes and no. If you are 100% sure, that you and other people’s life won’t be in danger, open it. If someone knocks on the door claiming to be the police, do not open it. An actual police would be able to open the door without hesitation. If someone gets shot, apply pressure to the wound. Get help if you can and try calling 911 once you’re in a safe spot. In conclusion, staying safe is important during this situation. Knowing these tips can help you save you or someone else’s life. Stay safe Lynx! If you or someone you know, knows about an upcoming school shooting, report it to a trusted adult! It is better to save a life, than to keep it to yourself.
The Memphis Zoo Lights Annalee Guthrie
Happy Holidays, Lynx! The Memphis Zoo lights are up for display, and the lights are able to be seen from November 16 through December 30. They are on Fridays and Saturdays from 5:30pm-9:30pm. The zoo lights are beautifully decorated around the animal exhibits. An event like this is fun to go to with your family or friends. If walking around isn’t your thing, then you can go ice skating in the 5,400-square-foot outdoor rink. They also have Santa Claus to take pictures for smaller kids. Going out and seeing the lights is a fun way to celebrate this holiday season!
Back to the Moon Katreena Goan
Since the Apollo lunar flights ended in 1972 and the 50th anniversary of them had just come and gone in July 2019, scientists have continued to research the moon and flight to it. In recent years, NASA has been sending Apollo lunar samples to research, and with every year, there is more and more research being done and insights being found on the moon. NASA has been planning on flying to the south pole of the moon, which should supposedly come in 2024. NASA has several partnerships that will help them complete this project. Commercial Resupply, for example, gives American companies the ability to resupply the International Space Station. The main part of the mission is that NASA is building the largest rocket to have ever been built called the Space Launch System (SLS). The system includes the Gateway lunar command module, which will be used as a home base of sorts for the astronauts, and the Orion spacecraft. Once astronauts get to the moon, the main goal is to experiment with different technology and resources to build reusable architecture that could be useful in a future trip to Mars and other planetary objects. With this plan to travel to the moon, NASA could make discoveries and advancements that could be very assistive for the future of space travels and research.
Winter Weather Approaching Fast Daniela Evans
Recently, the weather has been all over the place. From a high of 55 to a high of 28 in less than a month, we can tell that the weather is changing fast. The weather has been changing non-stop and it will continue to keep doing so. The weather has changed a lot in the past month. On the first of November, the weather stayed in the 50s and 60s. It was pretty much consistent up until the 8th, when the high dropped a shocking 12 degrees from 60 to 48! This change is what started the true transition into winter, which isn’t supposed to happen until late December. We see this happen again after just 2 more days. On the tenth, the weather was mostly in the 50s and 60s. Fast forward 2 days later, and the high was 28! Although the weather went somewhat back up into the 30s, we can expect weather like this a lot more than what we have been experiencing recently. So, grab your sweaters and hot cocoa, because winter weather is coming fast!
Helpful Black Friday Tips Taylor Moore
Most people love Black Friday. The great deals, the new things, and most of all, you save so much money. The only downside is that there are so many ways to get stuck somewhere or to spend too much money. These are a few ways to help you out on Black Friday. The first way is to shop the big-ticket items first. This means to get the big things such as TV’s, phones, game systems, couches, and anything else that is expensive, first. This is helpful for many different reasons. If you want to buy big things you can put them in your car, and see how much room you have left in your car. This prevents having to make multiple trips and having to return things. The next reason is that those things go fast, so if you want to get it, you better go fast! The second thing is to not wear red to target. This seems silly, but it will help you save time. You may be asking yourself “Why?” but the answer is quite easy to figure out. People will think you work there! This can really slow you down when shopping. If a lot of people are asking you questions all the time, you may not get to everything on your list, which brings us to our next tip. The third thing is to have a plan and to have a list. This helps you stay organized and on time. You can have a plan of where you want to go and a list of what you want to get. On your plan, you can also see how much you want to spend at each store. This can help you get everything you need to get done, and get everything you need to not forget anything. The fourth thing is to go early. This is very simple and helpful. If you go early, you have a more likely chance of getting what you need or want. There is a lot more at the store, and if you go later, there is a lot less. The last point is to know the return policy. If you know the return policy and you pick something up that is cheap and does not work, you can take it back. This can happen a lot on Black Friday because a lot of people are just pick things up because they are on a good sale, so don’t become a victim!
Bees in Danger Riley Fletcher
Almost every flower or plant you see was most likely pollinated by a bee. It may not stay this way forever, though. Bees are quickly becoming endangered, and there are over 7 species of bees on the endangered species list. Most of these bees are dying from climate change, since they can’t handle the warming weather. Yet, this is not the only cause. New parasites, machines used for agriculture, and the destruction of their habitats are also key factors in their endangerment. Many people have started spreading the word about the bees and also ways to save them. One way to protect the bees is by not using harmful chemicals on gardens and flowers. Many have also started beekeeping, which some think is harmful, but is truly helping the population. If bees go extinct, then so will most plants. Many people are working hard to try and bring back the population. Hopefully we can prevent the bees from disappearing from the world entirely.
Time for Thanksgiving! Annalee Guthrie
The American holiday of Thanksgiving is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday in November. The main reason for Thanksgiving is an autumn harvest festival. During the festival, Americans who celebrate gather with friends and family, think of what they are most thankful for, and cook up a whole feast! The origin of Thanksgiving actually comes from the celebration by the Pilgrims after the first harvest in the New World (colonial America). After that day, many Americans have always celebrated thanksgiving with football and a lot of food. Schools and many work places are out to celebrate this holiday! Think of what you are the most thankful for and don’t forget to eat plenty! Happy Thanksgiving!
Mercury Transit Zophia Jaurigue
The first planet in our solar system, Mercury, passed by the sun for the last time this decade. On November 11, Mercury crossed the sun in a rare Mercury transit. This is a rare sight because we can finally see it from Earth. So far, there had been a total of 3 times Mercury has passed by the sun in our century. This event is the fourth of the fourteen transits that will occur in our century. The last time this occurred was in 2016. This rocky planet passed the sun in 2019, the last time in our decade. The next time this event will happen is in 2032, thirteen years from now. People were able to see this event in different parts of the world. Mercury took around 5.5 hours to pass the face of the sun. The majority of people in North America got to see this phenomenon during sunrise. Africa, Europe, and western Asia get to see this sunset, and the eastern parts of North America, and South America get to see the entire transit. If you didn’t get to see this, you can watch this off on YouTube and other websites as well! If you want to see it for yourself, wait 13 more years and you’ll get to see it again!
Good Cop Bad Cop Daniela Evans
STOP, in the name of drama! Ms. Paluso, the choir and theater director, chose to do Good Cop, Bad Cop for the winter play. Originally written by Jason Pizzarello and Ian McWethy, Good Cop, Bad Cop is a comedy play about Jane (Good Cop) and Jill (Bad Cop). Ms. Paluso and the entire Drama Club have been working very hard since August to put this play together and make it the best it can be. Choosing the people cast in the play was a job for two. Mrs. Chandra Smith, one of the 6th grade science teachers, assisted Ms. Paluso in the decision of choosing who was picked for the roles in “Good Cop, Bad Cop”. Ms. Paluso says that while she is confident in the people she chose, it was a hard process that took some time because of the several days of auditions and choosing students. This was hard because she says there were many students who did their auditions well. In the auditions, she looked for comedic timing, the volume of the students, how well they could act on the spot, and their eye contact, just to name a few. “On a scale of one to 10, how ready do you feel the cast is with 3 days left?” our interviewer asked. Ms. Paluso responded with, “I would say an 8”. The performances are November 8 and 9 at 7 PM, and the 10th at 3 PM. Each ticket is $5, and teachers get in free. Make sure to come by and support our Drama Club!
iPhone SE2 Zophia Jaurigue
Ever since the showcase of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Plus on September, Apple may be working on a newer iPhone—with an affordable price. This phone is predicted to be released within the first three months of 2020. The phone being referred to as “iPhone SE2”. The iPhone SE2 consists of some of the same features as the iPhone 11. According to technobezz, the iPhone SE2 consists of a 4-inch Retina Display, A12 Bionic chip, 4k video recording up to 30 fps, 2nd-Generation Touch ID, and starts at $399 with 64GB. This iPhone is really amazing for its price! In conclusion, this iPhone has a lot of interesting details and features for its low price.
Veteran's Day Riley Fletcher
As you may know, Veteran's Day was on November 11. This day celebrates and honors the bravery of former U.S. soldiers. It has not always been this way though. Veteran's Day started out as Armistice day, which celebrated the end of World War I and celebrated the veterans. It took place on November 11, 1918. Then, after World War II and the Korean War, the U.S. Congress changed it from Armistice Day to Veteran's Day in 1958, since there had been more service members. The Congress then created the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which made it so that Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Veteran's Day and Columbus Day were all celebrated on Mondays. As you can probably guess, this caused confusion among many people. Veterans day in 1971 was then celebrated on October 25. Finally in 1975, The date of Veteran's day was changed back to November 11, as it held historical importance. This November, Veterans fell on a Monday. Be sure that if you have any family members that are veterans, to thank them for protecting our country!
Winter Life Hacks Taylor Moore
It sure is getting cold outside and we all need ways to survive the horrible cold! Believe it or not there are ways to stay safe and warm in the cold days of winter, and these are just a few things for you to try.
Learn to waddle like a penguin - Although this might sound funny it can help you if the ground is frozen. Just waddle and you won’t fall or slip.
Frozen shoes - If your shoes ever get frozen just dry them with a blow dryer. Now you can wear your favorite shoes again tomorrow.
Shoveling snow - Winter chores? No problem! If you ever have to shovel snow you can just spray non-stick cooking oil on your shovel and snow will come right off!
Dry skin - No need for lotion—just take shorter lukewarm showers.
The oven - When you are done cooking something in the oven leave the oven open to let all the warm air out but be careful this can be a safety hazard. Don’t ever keep the oven on and make sure it is only open while it is cooling.
Ice - Ice can be melted with hand sanitizer! This is also helpful because mini hand sanitizer bottles are easy to carry!
Warm bed - Put a warm water bottle or two in your bed before you get in, so you won’t sleep cold!
Wet shoes - Wet shoes? No way! All you have to do to waterproof your shoes is put wax on them.
Keep warm - To keep your legs warm wear tights under your pants! All though this may seem odd it really will keep you warm!
Warm up the floor - To keep warm air from going away just keep carpets on the floor.
Sunlight- To keep sun light in all you have to do is keep open the blinds and curtains in your house.
Come on in! - Do your parents ever get upset for you to come in when you are done playing in the snow? Easy fix! Put pebbles in a bucket or tray, step in it, your boots will dry right out!
Warm clothes – To warm them up put an electrical blanket over the clothes you will wear the next day. This will make them warm!
Crazy hair - If your hair starts to get fluffy or crazy use a dryer sheet to help calm it back down.
These are just a few of the helpful hacks you can use in the winter to help you, your friends, and your family survive the cold. For more hacks google “Winter life hacks”!!!
The BLMS Football Team Experience Annalee Guthrie
The Bon Lin football team have been together for years, but what is it like to be on the team and to be a dedicated player? Braden Headly, and 8th grader on the football team gave us some insight on it. The coaches on the team are Coach Jonny, Jock, Woodoff, and Headly, Braden’s dad. The team practices every week day except for Friday; they practice from 6-7:30. They practice at the High school, they practice Oklahoma drills and offense and defense drills. For football safety they do concussions, which are to make sure all your protection is working and safe for out on the field. They have to also sign contracts incase they get hurt. Headly says that everyone on the team is very dedicated. At games everyone is focused on playing and winning the game. Every year the team gets together and has a banquet at the end of the year. There’s about 40 players on the team that goes to the banquets. The football team, from an inside perspective, needs dedication and practice to be good at the sport.
Diwali Daniela Evans
The festival of lights, giving gifts, making sweet treats, and celebrating your religion is all a part of one special Hindu holiday – Diwali! Diwali is a holiday celebrated by Hindus starting on Friday, October 25 and going to Tuesday, October 29 of this year; the date can vary depending on the Hindu lunar calendar. There are five important days in the Diwali celebration. Diwali is a five-day celebration and each day is an important part of it. There is a day of fortune, a day of knowledge, a day of light, a new year, and a day of love between siblings. Each day has a different custom or activity. On the first day, Dhanteras the day of fortune, Hindus worship the goddess Lakshmi. In the afternoon when it gets dark, they light lamps and lights outside of their homes to welcome her. On Chhoti Diwali, the day of knowledge, Naraka Chaturdashi is held. Naraka Chaturdashi is a festival held to mark the day that Lord Krishna slayed the demon Narakasura. The third day, Lakshmi Puja, is definitely the most important. This is the day of the festival of lights. People light diyas(lamps) and lights all over their houses, office buildings, and shops to signify the “victory of light over darkness”. They also have a feast followed by a series of fireworks. Bestu Varas is the fourth day, this is the new year. They believe that on this day, Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhan Mountains and defeated Indra. The last day of Diwali is Bhai Dooj, the day of love between siblings. Siblings give each other gifts and share appreciation of each other. These 5 days of Diwali are a very important part of Hindu tradition. Celebrating Hindu culture and Diwali is an integral part of the Hindu year, and their traditions are what make Diwali so fun for Hindus. There is a Father’s Day and a Mother’s Day, but have we ever thought about making a day to cherish siblings? Hindus did. One quote about Diwali says, “May the festival of light encircle your life with Joy and Happiness.” (Anonymous).
Airpod Pros Riley Fletchers
We all remember when the Airpods came out in December of 2016. Apple has sold over 35 million pairs, and they were even more popularized by memes of people saying they looked like toothbrush heads. After that success, Apple found a way to better them. On Wednesday, October 30th, they released the Airpods Pro. With many new and different features to the earbuds, along with the ones we are familiar with. The Airpods Pro has many new features that the original ones didn’t have. They come with noise cancellation, they are water and sweat resistant, and you can use hey siri using the Airpods. Unlike other Apple earbuds, these have rubber tips instead of the regular plastic. These rubber pieces have three different sizes you can change out of, since there are different ear sizes and shapes. They also offer what Apple calls “Transparent mode”. This allows you to listen to music while also still being able to hear everything around you. They only have 5 hours of listening time, with a case that allows 20+ hours of charging time. Though they may sound like a step up from the original, they are almost $100 more than the original Airpods. The Airpods pro is a more expensive option compared to other brands that have the same features. Apple may be the most popular brand of wireless earbuds to get, but they are much more expensive than other earbuds, so if you are looking for a earbud that is cheap and a good quality, choose another brand.
Fall Dance Annalee Guthrie
The Fall Dance was on Friday, November 1. Mrs. Paluso, the choir and theatre director, did the organization and decoding this year! The theme was Halloween/Fall, which meant that all appropriate costumes were welcome! People dressed in Halloween costumes or came casual. To decorate this year, all the decorations were re-used. Mrs. Paluso was very excited to work on the dance, even though some of the planning was getting in the way of her normal teaching. The dance was a great way to express yourself in your costume, and have fun before the weekend! Going to the dance is a great way to have fun with friends, and meet new people! Going to the dance also helps support our school financially. The event can also be such a fun time if you attend! I hope you enjoyed the fall dance.
Halloween Safety Taylor Moore Have you ever been out on Halloween night and you felt unsafe? There are many different ways to prevent this feeling and to keep anything from happening to you or others. Let’s hear from the neighborhood watch coordinator at the Memphis police Department to see how we can have a happy and safe Halloween. Betty Seago is the neighborhood watch coordinator at the Memphis Police Department. She thinks Halloween safety is “most definitely” important. When I interviewed her, she also told me about the two most important Halloween safety tips. Let’s see what those three things are. The first one is all about the street and how to travel from house to house when trick-or-treating. Part one of this tip is to walk across street corners. This just means to not to walk across any random part of the street, so always look for a part of the street that is open for walking. The next part of this safety tip is to walk and not run. This is a very simple rule with not much to it. The reasoning of this is just to keep yourself form getting hurt. Nobody wants to get hurt and not be able to trick-or-treat! The last part of this tip is to look even as you cross the street. This prevents people in cars who may not be looking to not run into you. This just keeps everyone safe! The second tip is about your costume. You always want to wear a brightly colored costume or use reflective tape. This allows others around you and in cars to see you better. If you don’t want to do any of these things, then you can carry a light stick. Fire restraint costumes are good too.
Red Ribbon Week Zophia Jarigue
“I’m only one person, but I want to make a difference.” Those were the words Enrique “Kiki” Camarena said to his mom when he decided to join the US Drug Enforcement Administration. He worked as an undercover agent. On February 7, 1985, Camarena was killed by drug traffickers. For four years, he was working on his first assignment in Mexico. In honor of Camarena’s work, family, friends, and neighbors started to wear red ribbons. In 1988, the Red Ribbon Campaign was formed. The Red Ribbon Campaign’s mission was to “present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a DRUG - FREE AMERICA.” This week, our school celebrates Red Ribbon Week in honor of Camarena, and to spread drug awareness. Our school has been celebrating Red Ribbon Week ever since the school opened. The dress up days are based on the feedback from the students and the years before. Mrs. Mogy, thinks that Red Ribbon Week is mostly about making safe choices, staying away from drugs, staying away from alcohol, and making good choices about finding the right people to hang out with. If you or anyone you know is struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, you should talk with a trusted adult, or come see any of our guidance counselors.
Fall Break Daniela Evans
Whether we like it or not, school is back and starting up pretty quickly! Two weeks ago, October 14-18, was fall break and the students and teachers at our school have been up to some pretty cool things. I interviewed 2 students and a teacher about their fall break activities. All of the people who were interviewed went on very different vacations, from cruises to theme parks. The teacher I interviewed, Mrs. Baum, a 7th grade social studies teacher, went on a cruise. She decided to try something new, a strawberry soup. She said it tasted more like a dessert than soup. Mrs. Baum enjoyed spending lots of time with her family on her trip. Since they had a lot of down time, she liked playing games like Trivial Pursuit and cards. She hasn’t seen them in years and enjoyed seeing them face to face. Allison Lytle and Ayla Young, while they didn’t try anything new, also had fun breaks. Allison’s family decided to go to Dallas, Texas to visit her cousins who she hasn’t seen in 2 years. She went to the Texas State Fair and had a great time. Ayla, on the other hand, went to Branson, Missouri with her family, a friend, and their family. She went to Silver Dollar City, an amusement park. While there, she got over her fear of big roller-coasters. After she got over her fear, she went on 4 of them! All 3 had a wonderful time on their vacation and would go again. I’m sure there were many other fun stories about fall break, but these are just a few. I know I have some. How about you?
The Dallas Tornado Riley Fletcher Over the weekend, you might have heard about the Dallas Tornado. The Tornado started in Oklahoma and passed through Arkansas into Texas. The storm caused damage to trees, homes, and even snapped light poles in half. The storm went over the densest part of Dallas, and Mayor Eric Johnson said they were lucky to not have lost any lives. The storm has majorly affected the people’s daily lives as well. Over 100,000 homes are without power in Fort Worth. Damage to six public schools caused school to be canceled for a week so far. Three people have been admitted with major injuries to the hospital and there have been over 40 natural gas leaks Although there have been no deaths, people are still being affected by this tornado. The Dallas tornado has caused major damage and people will work to fix the problems it has caused.
Red Ribbon Week Annalee Guthrie
Red Ribbon Week is about the support for drug awareness. Drug addiction is a serious problem in the US, in which half of the population over the age of 12 use drugs. Red Ribbon week is to bring awareness to this issue and bring a stop to it by dressing up and participating. Each day of the week will be a different dress up theme. On Monday wear your favorite team jersey to show “Winners Don’t Do Drugs!”. Tuesday is “Character Counts in Everything you do!” and dress as your favorite cartoon character. “Show Good Character for being Drug Free!” is Wednesday and you dress up as your favorite Disney character. Thursday is “We’re in this Journey Together!” To stick together dress up as twins with someone! Wear tie dye on Friday for “United we stand against drugs!” Dressing up is a get away to show that you stand against drugs! So dress up and support with us at Bon Lin.
Down Syndrome Awareness Month Zophia Jaurigue “It’s not about celebrating disabilities, it’s about celebrating abilities,” Burke states. You may have heard that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but have you heard of National Down Syndrome Awareness Month? During the month, October, we celebrate the abilities and accomplishments of people with Down Syndrome. People with Down Syndrome have an extra chromosome in their cells. Most people have 46, but they have an extra. Due to this, they may look and learn differently than most of us. Yet they also have unique qualities and interests just like us! October is not only a month to give awareness to breast cancer, but also to spread awareness of Down Syndrome. Don’t forget, just because they might not learn the same as us, they are just like us in every way.
Mrs. Smith's 7th Grade Identity Still Life Riley Fletcher and Daniela Evans
Sydney Smith, one of the art teachers, had her 7th grade students do an identity still life. They were supposed to find three to four objects that represented themselves, take a photograph, and draw it. We interviewed Mrs. Smith and one of the students, Caitlyn Beulah, and asked them about the project.
In our interview with Mrs. Smith, she gave us an idea of what the project was about. She said that this project was given to learn the different medias and to give the students the opportunity to choose what they wanted to do and how they were going to do it. They used colored pencils, shading pencils, blenders, and conté to make the still life.
We then interviewed Caitlyn Beulah about her still life. She did hers on a plastic otter, a fake plant, and a shark stuffed animal. She chose to do these objects because she felt like they had a connection somehow and wanted to put them in the same drawing. The project wasn’t exactly a challenge for her, but she feels like she could have done the shading a little better.
Although her still life didn’t turn out exactly the way she wanted, she likes how she did the highlight on the plant. Overall, the project was a success. Mrs. Smith believes that the project improved how her students did the drapery in the background. She also said that though some did struggle with finding their highlights and shadows, she did say that her students surprised her with their ability to make their objects look realistic. Based on how well this project turned out, we can’t wait to see what they come up with next!
Le Bonheur Picnic Zophia Jarigue
The weather is now cool—not too hot, not too cold. Our school hosted a picnic right outside our school in the bus lane. This event was held on Thursday, October 11. The event let students eat lunch outside with their friends until it was time to go. Who wouldn’t want to eat lunch with their friends? All of this for just one dollar! All of the proceeds will go to the Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. The money allows them to do more research on cancer that specifically targets young kids. This event is a great way for students to enjoy their time outside with their friends as well as raise money for a good cause!
Breast Cancer Awareness Month Annalee Guthrie
October is the time for warm clothes, pumpkin spice lattes, and spooky things. But besides halloween and the beautiful weather it is also breast cancer awareness month! Breast cancer awareness month is about supporting those how are affected by this tragic illness. The national color for breast cancer awareness month is pink! Wearing pink supports the time of the year to give dedication to all the sick and passed from Breast Cancer. During this time Breast Cancer Now tries to get as many people as possible involved in raising awareness and funds to help support their research. By raising money through charities helps the UK’s largest research facility educate people about there life-saving research. You can help by donating at the link below! Don’t forget to support by wearing pink! https://giving.mskcc.org/breast-cancer?gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkJK7jZWT5QIVT_DACh2XYQy4EAAYASAAEgKR2fD_BwE
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The Best Time to Go to the Beach Taylor Moore
There are so many different seasons in the year, and everyone loves to go to the beach, but when to go is the question. There are two times when people like to go to the beach, but which one to choose? I interviewed Hannah Hunt, Katie Davison, and Presley Anderson to see what their options are.
Hannah Hunt said she liked summer the best because fall is a little bit cooler. Her favorite thing to do is play in the sand and go to the ocean. She likes to go to the beach in fall because she can go on vacation all though summer is her favorite. Her favorite thing to do in summer is to swim.
Katie Davison said she likes fall the best because the water is still warm and not cold from the winter. Her favorite thing to do at the beach is eating raspberries while looking out at the ocean. She would rather not go during the summer because, “The water is still freezing, and you have an urge to get in it then you must touch the hot sand and the sand, and the sand gets stuck to your feet and they burn off.” Her favorite thing to do at the beach in fall is to go to the breakfast place that is pumpkin themed.
Presley Anderson said he likes to go to the beach in the summer because it is hot. He likes to play in the sand, and he does not like going to the beach in the fall at all. He says the water is to cold. His favorite things to at the beach are play in the sand and play baseball.
Now you know the opnions of the people, so who is the one who ties up the score? Well according to Google the best time to go is in the spring or fall when the temperature is nice. This is different from 2/3 of the people’s option. So, now you have a choice to make. Who will you side with? Now with all these different options and reasonings, what do you think? Do you like the fall of winter best? You decide.
See You At the Pole Taylor Moore
See You at the Pole was an event that happened here at Bon Lin Middle School! It is an amazing event that is open for everyone to attend. Let’s hear about what See You at the Pole is and what some people who attended thoughts are.
See You at the Pole is an event hosted by Bellevue Baptist Church. At this event, the Bellevue Middle School Ministry sends out a couple of leaders to lead a prayer. At See You at the Pole, the ministry pray for safety, the students, the teachers, and tons of other things. It is a great time to come together and worship.
I interviewed Roury Thibodeaux and asked her what she thought about See You at the Pole. She said she liked that we had a “chance to pray with each other at school and we had a chance to pray for our school, family, and friends.” Her favorite thing was that she got to pray with her friends and there were adults there to help lead us in prayer. She also said she liked the donuts. Maybe next year you can come to and enjoy, have fun, and pray. Hope to see you at the pole!
Hispanic Heritage Month Daniela Evans
“I’m proud of being Hispanic.” said Lisa Guerrero. September 15 to October 15 marks Hispanic Heritage Month, a month where more than 7 Hispanic countries celebrate their Independence Day. This month is important to Hispanic Americans whose ancestry can be traced back to places like South America, Mexico, Central America, and other Hispanic countries. Hispanic Heritage Month started as one week when it was first a holiday in 1968 but was enacted into law for one month in 1988 by Ronald Reagan. The purpose of Hispanic Heritage Month is to celebrate Hispanic people and remember where they came from. They have big parades and parties to celebrate with their families. Some of their traditions include baking their favorite foods, going to big parades with lots of dancers and mariachi(bands), and bashing piñatas. They also like to tell the legend of El Chupacabra, a mythical creature that eats goats. Hispanic Heritage Month is an important holiday for Hispanic people. Hispanic people celebrating their culture and heritage is a great way to stay connected with their families.
Halloween Riley Fletcher
It may not feel like it outside, but it’s finally October! October is a month filled with scary movies, hoodies, and most importantly, Halloween! Although we might think we know all about the holiday, most of us don’t know much about the history of Halloween. Halloween started off as a Celtic holiday where people dressed up and made huge fires to ward off ghosts. People thought that ghosts would cause trouble and kill their crops. It was celebrated on November 1st. It represented death and the end of summer. Halloween was passed throughout Europe, and after the Irish Potato Famine (A fungus killed that killed Ireland’s main source of food and money, potatoes) many people from Ireland came to the U.S. and popularized Halloween. Halloween for America started out as just public parties celebrating harvest. After a while, Americans started dressing in costumes. Trick or treating was borrowed from English traditions where people in costumes would go door to door asking for food and money. But, of course, the Americans made it more kid friendly and replaced money with candy. Although it may seem far away, Halloween is closer than you think! So I suggest you catch up on your favorite horror movies, get ready for the upcoming fall weather, and plan your costume!