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thepowwow

Vol. 77 Issue 1 | Oct. 3, 2014

Bonner Springs High School | 100 McDanield, Bonner Springs KS, 66012


Brave Cave back in business

Goodcents new and improved

taylorvandenhull | newseditor All of the rumors are true: There will be a new Mr. Goodcents in Bonner Springs. The new building is under construction and should open at the start of January. “We have been in the building we’re in for almost 20 years and would have needed to do some remodeling soon,” owner Brandon Graham said, “So we decided to relocate the restaurant into a brand new, high-energy efficiency place that is basically in the same location.”

on the cover | ice bucket challenge

Senior Thaddeus Glenn and juniors Sumer Sprenkle and Gwen Barrett pour water over teachers Allen Holder, Mark Schiltz, and Justin Howe during the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge during the fall sports pep assembly on Sept. 5. This Stuco sponsored event raised $250. Photo/Mikaela Bennett

inside | issue no. 1 in depth | Child development babies | pages 4&5 features | 3rd Street Asylum | pages 8&9 Sports | Profiles and updates | pages 10&11 A&E | Thrift treasures and knockoffs | pages 12&14

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The new building will have two other tenants, leaving Mr. Goodcents to occupy 1,800 square feet of the building as well as having a drive-thru. “We think families will really enjoy having the convenience of the drive-thru with us for the option that we represent. Now you won’t even have to get out of the car for Goodcents,” Graham said. Graham said the new building has received great feedback. The existing Mr. Goodcents building will have a new tenant at some point.

ericvalenzuela | staffwriter Due to new federal nutrition guidelines, the Brave Cave menu has received a makeover. As students quickly learned, the Skittles and Monster energy drinks have been swapped for baked chips and green tea. According to the new sponsor, business teacher, Matthew Dow, pop sold in the student store must be zero calorie, ten calorie, or diet. Food has to be high fiber or have a first ingredient of fruit or vegetable and also must meet other nutritional criteria. One of the few things still remaining on the menu is Simple Simon’s pizza on Fridays. According to Dr. Joe Hornback, principal, the pizza can be sold because it is a fundraiser for the Renaissance program. The Brave Cave is open every hour but fifth hour, and students are still allowed to eat in the Brave Cave during fourth hour if they bring their own lunch from home. Dow said he will continually evaluate the Brave Cave menu, getting rid of products that don’t sell well. Since the Brave Cave’s opening on Sept. 22, coffee, hot chocolate and fruit snacks have been selling the best. Dow said he hopes to eventually sell smoothies and frozen yogurt if they can find a vendor and the right equipment.

Parlez-Vous Français anyone? taylorvandenhull | newseditor French There is change for the French program this year. Honor The French teacher, Lauren Society Anderson, is now sponsoring French Honor Society. This will be the first year that BSHS has offered a French Honor Society to students. “Our school has a National Honor Society and a Spanish Honor Society, so I thought it was time for French to get involved as well. It looks great on college applications and gives students scholarship opportunities,” Anderson said. Students are eligible to join once they have completed four semesters of French, are in grades 11-12 and have maintained an “A” average or higher in French through all previous semesters and a “B” average or higher in all other subjects for all high school semesters. The induction ceremony will be held in October and will be the first event for French Honors Society. “I’m looking forward to seeing leadership from French students who have academically excelled in French and beyond,” Anderson said. “I love seeing student success.”

taylorvandenhull | newseditor French French Club continues on for the second year. Club French Club meets every other Wednesday, right after school, in sponsor Lauren Anderson’s classroom. Although the first meeting was Aug. 27, you are free to join French Club at any point through out the year as long as you pay the dues. Last year there were 35 members in French Club at one point, and the hope is that this year’s numbers will reach that again. “There is a $5 fee once per year. Otherwise, all you have to do is show up. It is not required that you speak French or are even a French student. We speak English and just enjoy French culture,” Anderson said. A president, vice president and secretary will be elected after campaigning and will be required to help prepare for the French Club meetings. “We have movies (subtitled), French cheese night and a game of pétanque,” Anderson said. “And hopefully a few field trips to restaurants or the Nelson-Atkins museum for their French Impressionist exhibit.”

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Taking on a new perspective Getting to know current foreign exchange students and catching up with old ones marissasatterfield | staffwriter

Selina Renk

What influenced you to become a foreign exchange student? Two of my cousins were foreign exchange students, and they went to Kentucky. Many of my friends have participated in the program; it’s very popular in Germany. What did your family say when you brought up the idea of becoming a foreign exchange student? They were shocked, but they were also very happy for me. They wanted me to do it and have the experience. How is Bonner different from your old school? In Germany we have the same people in every class and we also don’t change classrooms. The teachers come to the room. Another difference is my school does not have school sports. Who are your host parents? My host parents are Wayne and Izabelle Gray, who live at Lake of the Forest. What do you miss about your old school? Of course I miss my family and friends. I miss the long breaks between classes; I miss the sea I lived by and being able to use the bus or train. Where in Germany do you live? I live in a town called Neumünster.

Jose Almeida

Where are you from? Lisboa, Portugal. What do you miss the most? Fish, fish is much better in Portugal. What is the biggest stereotype that you’ve heard about America? Was it true? That people were fat. It is not true. How did you find out about the AFS Inter-Cultural program? I had some friends in the program who went to South Carolina and Texas. What hobbies do you participate in at home? Rugby and clay shooting. How many siblings do you have at home? Do you have any pets? Two older brothers, no pets. My host family has a cat and a dog. I like the dog, not so much the cat. You play rugby at home, what position do you play? Wing, I tackle people a lot. You’re trying to be a football kicker, what made you try out? At home we play a lot of soccer for fun; we all know how to kick. I’m really enjoying football. It’s something different. Do you plan on joining any other sports teams? Yes, I would like to play baseball. What’s something you do in Portugal for fun? I hang out with friends and I go to dance clubs.

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Jenny Osei Jenny Osei was one of our four foreign exchange students who attended BSHS last year. We decided to catch up with her a year later to see how she is doing. How does it feel to be back in Germany? When I first arrived back in Germany, everything seemed so much smaller than America because everything really is smaller in Germany, but it’s good to be reunited with my friends and family. Where about in Germany do you live? I live in western Germany, in Duisburg. What are you doing? I’m still attending school, I’m now in 12th grade. What do you miss about Bonner? I mostly miss the teachers and my friends. My teachers at Bonner were so much nicer than my teachers here in Germany. I also miss the track team. I just loved doing track and I’ve joined an out-of-school track team here. How did your experience here affect you? It affected my English. I now speak English better than I did before. Being in another country for a year changed me because I also speak to people more openly now. Who was your host family? My host family was the Hammons family. What was your favorite thing about Kansas and Bonner specifically? My favorite thing about Bonner was the people because they are so friendly and nice. My favorite thing about Kansas was the University of Kansas. What would you suggest for the new German foreign exchange student? Participate in any sports and clubs to help you meet new people. Also, if you don’t understand something that your teacher says, just ask them because they are really helpful. If you don’t speak English too well, don’t worry because it’ll get better very soon. How was your overall experience? My overall experience was amazing and I would do it again if I had the chance.

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Senior Caitlin Reed changes a healthy baby’s diaper while wearing the baby bump. Photo/ Alysa Carpenter

Oh, baby

New class tackles child development study in depth

juliannejackson | co-editor Becoming engulfed in questioning stares, Childhood Development teacher Dawn Sommers was the first to try on her fourth hour class’s new assignment: wearing a fake baby bump. Weighing a whopping 25 to 30 pounds, students will be asked to wear the bump for 20 minutes while performing different everyday tasks that become more difficult with the baby bump. Some of the activities include tying your shoes, walking up stairs, changing a baby’s diaper, and lying down and getting back up. “This unit is put in place to help out the decision making of students,” Sommers said, “We are asking students to think of their future as if it started yesterday.” Not only are the female students asked to wear the baby bump but

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the male students are as well. The only male in the class, junior Antonio Roark, said he was not fazed by the task. “It was really easy; it didn’t feel like anything,” Roark said. When asked why males would be asked to wear the baby bump, Sommers said that she hopes this will create an understanding and awareness. Childhood Development is a new full-year Career and Technology Education (CTE) pathway course. As part of the first unit, students will be required to research the cost of having a baby and must look up the amount of money required for insurance, doctor’s visits, clothing, and everyday living items. Sommers said students don’t often realize the money that goes into childrearing and they end up having to go back through their list

and slim it down. The baby bumps and simulated babies were purchased with a Perkins vocational grant at a cost of approximately $9,400. The full inventory consists of two baby bumps, five healthy babies, one baby affected by drug use, one fetal alcohol syndrome baby, and one shaken baby. The babies come with a series of curriculum activities to give students the full experience. The students will be asked to take a healthy baby home on a Friday night and return it on Monday. The babies are programmed to cry until they receive the care that they need, from a diaper change to feeding. “All girls need to know what the task of this is,” senior Caitlin Reed said, “Some girls think it’s easy, but it’s not.”

Childhood Development teacher Dawn Sommers was the first to try on the baby bump in her fourth hour class. Photo/Lauren Murphy

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Meet the babies

Above: Junior Antonio Roark takes care of the healthy baby boy while wearing the baby bump. Left: The shake baby shows students the harm done if you were to shake a baby. The baby’s head lights up to show which area was affected and what the lasting impact will be. Photos/Lauren Murphy

$9.4 billion the cost to U.S. taxpayers caused by teen pregnancy and childbirth in 2011

305,388 number of babies born to women aged 15-19 years in 2012, a six percent drop from 2011.

Fetal alcohol baby This baby shows how an infant’s body is affected when the mother drinks alcohol during pregnancy.

Drug baby This baby shows the impact of a mother’s drug use, which causes the baby to shake and to cry more.

Healthy female The healthy male and female babies weigh about six pounds. Each student must care for one of the healthy babies over a weekend.

Healthy male Each one of the babies has a computer chip that indicates whether or not the baby’s needs were met over the course of a weekend. laurenmurphy | designer

19.2 percent the drop in the national teen birth rate since 2010

1/4 amount of teen mothers who have a second child within two years of their first child

48 percent of teen mothers live below the poverty line

5 percent of abortions are obtained by minors

sources: guttmacher.com, cdc.gov and vox.com

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Getting involved in high school Last year was my first year at Bonner Springs High School and being a naturally shy person, I was extremely hesitant to get involved in school clubs or sports. After a little gentle nagging from my mother to get me to join school groups, I decided to give it a shot. I chose to join Friendship Group and swim team and a few things crossed my mind. Who would I talk to? What would I do? The first group I went to was Friendship Group. I was really happy to see how inclusive the group was and how much fun I had. Denise Chowning, the sponsor, was great at getting everyone together and involved. Gradually, I found myself feeling a lot more comfortable at school and around others. Swim team was also a good experience because I love to swim and it was different from Friendship Group. I’m really glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and decided to get involved. Even if you are uncomfortable joining groups or sports, I think

you really should give it a try. We hear it from our parents and teachers repeatedly, but we don’t really pay attention to the benefits. Obviously, if you enjoy playing a certain sport you are going to go out for the team. But I want to stress that there are so many other clubs to get involved with outside of your norm. I’m a sophomore now, and this short portion of the year is already so much more enjoyable than my whole freshman year because I am already involved in more clubs and activities than I was last year. Since I had so much fun on the swim team last spring, I decided to try something new and joined the tennis team and I am so glad that I did. I am still terrible at tennis, but nonetheless I am having fun. Plus, there’s the added bonus of being able to leave school early sometimes to compete. And who doesn’t like a free pass out of school? There really is something out there for everyone: Kays, Drama Club, Mock Trial, Green Team, and so many more clubs to join. There is a list of all the clubs you can join in the office, so I recommend you check it out. You never know if you will enjoy something unless you try it. I really enjoyed the chance to get involved in the things I did and I think you would too. You only have four years in high school, so make the best of it and get involved in all that you can.

numbers | who’s participating

189

number of students in Orange Crush

83

number of students in Friendship Group

59

number of students in Kays Club

59

number of students in NHS

55

number of students in Student Council

Procrastination, something we all do When you came to Bonner Springs High School as a freshman, you probably got the same advice wherever you turned: “Don’t procrastinate!” The truth, however, is that you will procrastinate whether or not you listened to that advice. Why is it that no matter how hard we try not to procrastinate that we always do? Here are some things that will help you recognize if you are starting to procrastinate. First, you do low priority tasks on your “To Do” list like reading the instructions of the assignment over and over again before actually doing any work. Second, you think you have to wait until the “right mood” or the “right time” to do that work, and you can’t possibly get started until you’re in the mood. Finally, you often say “yes” to unimportant tasks that others ask of you—basically anything you can do to escape the real work ahead of you. Now I’m not saying that you should give up doing every assignment at the last minute because maybe you work best under pressure, but I am saying that you should be aware of what assignments you need to do and when they’re due. Throughout the year I am involved in many after-school activities. I hang around the school so much that it’s basically my home away from home. So I seldom get time to do homework. It gets rough especially when

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you take classes like Anatomy and Physiology, Physics, and Statistics. With these tough classes on top of a busy schedule, you might call me an expert procrastinator. Obviously, I don’t make a habit of it, but it happens more than it should. Again, I want to remind you that procrastination is something that you shouldn’t do. In fact, you should only do it in times of certain crisis, and you’ve probably noticed that seniors seem to end up having a lot more crisis moments than underclassmen do. Take it from me, though, it’s okay to procrastinate a little bit. If not, there would be no Starbucks, SparkNotes, or EasyBib. Those of us procrastinators always try to keep it simple and easy for all assignments. Sadly, I don’t have a statistic to tell you why people procrastinate so much, but I do have some advice that is a bit different than most of the advice you receive. “Don’t procrastinate, but if you do procrastinate, remember to do it well.” If you don’t know how to procrastinate well, then I’ll give you some tips on how I do it “well.” Now your English teacher might not agree, but if you have to write a paper, then use a thesaurus to find some really big words; this will make your paper longer and most teachers will think you’re smarter. When you’re stuck with a reading assignment, SparkNotes can get you started. Finally, the last tip is for those who procrastinate often: Remember, sleep is overrated. The last thing I can leave you with is to remember that everybody procrastinates at some point, and the best thing to do about it is to take it one step at a time.

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As our Bonner Braves football team gets pumped to take the field on a Friday night, so do the fans. Since the fall of 2010, fans of all ages have lined the sidewalk that leads into David Jaynes through the east gate in a tradition known as the Warrior Walk. Implemented by the student-teacher recognition committee under the direction of Bryce McFarland, the Warrior Walk soon became a fan favorite. In 2012, senior Andre Cobbins spent about 60 hours and $600 to liven up the Warrior Walk sidewalk with hand painted sports silhouettes and a decorative border. But when this year’s home opener rolled around, the sound of cleats on the concrete, the spirited rumble of the band, the linked hands of the football players, and the cheerleaders leading the way became a thing of the past, leaving many to wonder what happened? The reason for the veto of the Warrior Walk was because those involved in organizing it believed the walk was more of a hassle than a celebration. “Logistically, the timing of it for football and band was a nightmare with the back and forth [up the hill],” activities director Doug Hitchcock said. We understand the inconvenience of taking the whole team up to the top of the Warrior Walk hill and lining up the band and

the staff verdict | the warrior walk should return in some form

talking points | what’s the best or worst change this year? “The best change in the school this year has been the new staff members, the worst will be losing the Class of 2015.” cindy stephens | office staff “Not having nachos on Thursdays during lunch is the worst. The new lunch trays are pretty cool.” jeremy mcdonald | senior “The new elective class choices this year are the best change, and the worst changes are in the Brave Cave.” melinda diaz | junior “The best change in school this year is Seminar; the new lunch trays are the worst change.” jonathan diaz | sophomore

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cheerleaders for their five minutes of fame, but those five minutes created much needed school excitement. In those moments, younger kids could high five their role models, parents could yell good luck to their kids and the Orange Crush could prepare their chants for the game. The Warrior Walk is a tradition we hate to see go, but this doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate the athletic department’s new ideas. For example, selected students in the vocal music department have been singing the national anthem at home volleyball matches, and that addition has been just awesome. We hope it continues. The athletic deparment has also sponsored new spirit-boosting events at all three grade schools where high school athletes have spoken to younger students about what it takes to be a Brave. The younger students and a parent also got free admission to a home game, which is a great way to build interest in the high school program. Now we don’t need to be guaranteed a return of the Warrior Walk, but we’d like to suggest a compromise: Why not return the Warrior Walk once a year for the Homecoming game as a way to keep a piece of that tradition? Rest in peace to the Bonner Braves Warrior Walk; you are missed. —julianne jackson for the Pow Wow staff

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disagree | 1

from your editors | julianne jackson and jacob kraus Upon the delivery of your glorious new and improved news magazine, we hope the tantalizing full color and sleek new size captures your heart. This design is a product of a new, young staff and was made possible through the great advertising support we received from area businesses. A special thanks also goes to our business manager, Taner Shipman, for his countless dedication and persuasive skills to make this happen. We want to know your thoughts on our new design, and if you have any concerns or comments, always feel free to contact us by email or to drop by Room 101 during fourth hour. We attend an ever-growing school and it becomes tough to highlight everyone who deserves coverage and to uncover all of the newsworthy stories. If you know of any ideas or have something that should be covered, never feel like an imposition in our classroom. We love student interest. Thank you again for reading our publication. As the BSHS news staff, our desire is to satisfy you. Always remember, we work for you.

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New electives From Water Sports to Forensic Science and others, we finally have some much-needed new electives. The Royals Finally, a playoff spot for the Royals, a team that has broken our hearts for as long as we can remember. State host In case you haven’t heard, we’re hosting the Class 1A-4A state soccer tournament. Impressive.

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Where is the Warrior Walk?

love it | hate it

Basement Bathroom From what’s lurking behind stall No. 3 to the neverending flushing of stall No. 1, the girls’ restroom in the basement is in serious need of a makeover and a visit from Mr. Clean. Seminar We understand the need to reign in the Projects Time chaos, but we find the new Seminar solution too restrictive and controlling. Everywhere you turn there are teachers patrolling the hallway, and that is not a good use of their time.

just for fun | Pick-up lines In the spirit of Homecoming, here’s a pick-up line for all you procrastinators. On a scale of 1 to 10, you’re a nine and I’m the one you need.

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3rd street asylum is back in business

Turning the lights on kaylawillis | staffwriter Rated the No. #1 haunted house by Pitch Magazine, the 3rd Street Asylum at 100 Cedar in Bonner Springs opens tonight. The 15- to 20-minute walk of fear that you’ll encounter has many clever and unique ways to entertain people of all ages. There are so many things that go into the making of the haunted house to make it feel real, everything from the smell of the room to the triggers on the floor. As you walk through the house, special pressure plates and infrared beams trigger props alert the actors and let them know you’re near. This gives them time to get prepared for the next group. “Some of the other haunts rely on pneumatic and static props, but we try to get a good blend of both going through here so that we don’t have just static props and not just actors either so they can work together,” owner Steve Hoffine said. 3rd Street Asylum uses everything in reason to make the haunted house feel as real as possible, including fog machines that are used to chill the rooms for extra effect. All of this is used to get the spectators out of their comfort zone. To increase the actor’s mobilit,y special shortcuts are hidden throughout the haunted house for quick access from room to room. The shortcuts are extremely hard to find; they could be anything from a wall being pushed in or a bookshelf with a hidden lever. “Safety is one of our top priorities, we always have four security guards around the grounds of the haunted house,” owner Mike Clouse said.

Thirty-five actors and two professional makeup artists are employed to bring the haunted house to life every night. All auditions for the actors are held in early August. brennaholt | staffwriter You are probably familiar with the building in which the haunted house, 3rd Street Asylum, is located. You may have even been inside the building before the haunted house was built. But how well do you know the history of the 1918 building? The first structure built on the corner of 3rd and Cedar Street was Tiblow School. This remained the school for kids in Bonner until the fire of 1908 burned it down. It then was turned into the Bonner Springs Cemetery. Though years later, Sylvester McDanield gave 10 acres of land in the northern part of town for the cemetery between Cedar and 2nd Street. However, not all the bodies were moved before the 1918 structure was built on top of it. An estimated 150 bodies remain under it today. In 1918 the new high school was built. It remained the high school until 1960 when it was turned into the junior high. In 1984 the new junior high opened next to the new high school and the 1918 building was abandoned. In 2009 the Hoffine and Clouse family opened the 3rd Street Asylum Haunted House which many believe is haunted, including many of those on staff. “There are things going on here that I can not explain,” Steve Hoffine said.

The terrifying twins

paigekrone | staffwriter While walking into a semi-dark room with cotton candy scent lingering, making you feel like you are at a carnival, you feel a rush of comfort when suddenly evil twin clowns scare you back into reality. If you have ever been to the 3rd Street Asylum, you may have seen freshmen Sydney and Sarah Hunt there at some point within their three actionpacked years at the haunted house. The Hunt sisters are known as the evil clowns and will be dressed up in black-and-neon colors, roaming around the maze and the ice cream parlor at the haunted house. “We actually have seen a grown woman squat in fear and wet her pants,” Sydney Hunt said. “There are so many people that have run into walls we cannot begin to count.” In 2011 the Hunt twins got involved with the 3rd Street Asylum at age 11, due to being family friends with the

owners. During the “off season” of the haunted house, the twins do many things from helping with the decorating to coming up with new ideas to keep the asylum up to date. “We’ve done everything from helping set up rooms, fill balloons, paint walls, and brainstorm ideas to help make the haunted house better,” Sarah Hunt said. One of the Hunt’s signature scare move is to pop out at two different places at the same time because people get really confused and scared to fine that there are two evil clowns and not just one. “You must never break character and when someone comes through that is not scared, you have to do your best to make them enjoy the experience,” Sydney Hunt said. The Terrifying Twins look forward to scaring you next time you go wandering through their room at the 3rd Street Asylum.

Evolution of the Asylum One Room School House Burned Down 1908

Cemetery 1908-1918

High School 1918-1960

Junior High 1960-1984

Empty 1984-2009

3rd Street Asylum 2009-Present


3rd street asylum is back in business

Turning the lights on kaylawillis | staffwriter Rated the No. #1 haunted house by Pitch Magazine, the 3rd Street Asylum at 100 Cedar in Bonner Springs opens tonight. The 15- to 20-minute walk of fear that you’ll encounter has many clever and unique ways to entertain people of all ages. There are so many things that go into the making of the haunted house to make it feel real, everything from the smell of the room to the triggers on the floor. As you walk through the house, special pressure plates and infrared beams trigger props alert the actors and let them know you’re near. This gives them time to get prepared for the next group. “Some of the other haunts rely on pneumatic and static props, but we try to get a good blend of both going through here so that we don’t have just static props and not just actors either so they can work together,” owner Steve Hoffine said. 3rd Street Asylum uses everything in reason to make the haunted house feel as real as possible, including fog machines that are used to chill the rooms for extra effect. All of this is used to get the spectators out of their comfort zone. To increase the actor’s mobilit,y special shortcuts are hidden throughout the haunted house for quick access from room to room. The shortcuts are extremely hard to find; they could be anything from a wall being pushed in or a bookshelf with a hidden lever. “Safety is one of our top priorities, we always have four security guards around the grounds of the haunted house,” owner Mike Clouse said.

Thirty-five actors and two professional makeup artists are employed to bring the haunted house to life every night. All auditions for the actors are held in early August. brennaholt | staffwriter You are probably familiar with the building in which the haunted house, 3rd Street Asylum, is located. You may have even been inside the building before the haunted house was built. But how well do you know the history of the 1918 building? The first structure built on the corner of 3rd and Cedar Street was Tiblow School. This remained the school for kids in Bonner until the fire of 1908 burned it down. It then was turned into the Bonner Springs Cemetery. Though years later, Sylvester McDanield gave 10 acres of land in the northern part of town for the cemetery between Cedar and 2nd Street. However, not all the bodies were moved before the 1918 structure was built on top of it. An estimated 150 bodies remain under it today. In 1918 the new high school was built. It remained the high school until 1960 when it was turned into the junior high. In 1984 the new junior high opened next to the new high school and the 1918 building was abandoned. In 2009 the Hoffine and Clouse family opened the 3rd Street Asylum Haunted House which many believe is haunted, including many of those on staff. “There are things going on here that I can not explain,” Steve Hoffine said.

The terrifying twins

paigekrone | staffwriter While walking into a semi-dark room with cotton candy scent lingering, making you feel like you are at a carnival, you feel a rush of comfort when suddenly evil twin clowns scare you back into reality. If you have ever been to the 3rd Street Asylum, you may have seen freshmen Sydney and Sarah Hunt there at some point within their three actionpacked years at the haunted house. The Hunt sisters are known as the evil clowns and will be dressed up in black-and-neon colors, roaming around the maze and the ice cream parlor at the haunted house. “We actually have seen a grown woman squat in fear and wet her pants,” Sydney Hunt said. “There are so many people that have run into walls we cannot begin to count.” In 2011 the Hunt twins got involved with the 3rd Street Asylum at age 11, due to being family friends with the

owners. During the “off season” of the haunted house, the twins do many things from helping with the decorating to coming up with new ideas to keep the asylum up to date. “We’ve done everything from helping set up rooms, fill balloons, paint walls, and brainstorm ideas to help make the haunted house better,” Sarah Hunt said. One of the Hunt’s signature scare move is to pop out at two different places at the same time because people get really confused and scared to fine that there are two evil clowns and not just one. “You must never break character and when someone comes through that is not scared, you have to do your best to make them enjoy the experience,” Sydney Hunt said. The Terrifying Twins look forward to scaring you next time you go wandering through their room at the 3rd Street Asylum.

Evolution of the Asylum One Room School House Burned Down 1908

Cemetery 1908-1918

High School 1918-1960

Junior High 1960-1984

Empty 1984-2009

3rd Street Asylum 2009-Present


Historical race

braves | briefs soccer

BSHS hosts first-ever 5K girls’ event yet you can still be so far ahead at the same alyissamendoza | staffwriter time,” said Bacon, who was the squad’s top Early Saturday morning on Sept. 20, BSHS finisher with a time of of 23.53. became the first school in the state to host a 5K Despite the longer distance, Bacon’s success girls cross country race. didn’t come easy and involved Kansas is one of only seven many early morning practices states where females run the and hours of training. In the 4K distance, while males run end it all paid off, making her 5K. the school’s first 5K record Girls’ coach Rob Marriott holder. was ecstatic when he learned “Kennedy has worked BSHS would host the race hard; she came [to workouts] because he has pushed for the the most out of anyone in longer distance course for the the summer,” said coach Bill girls for many years now. Downing. “It means we’re making a In addition to the 5K change; we’re making a differtwist, the morning brought ence. We saw that it caused more than 1,700 runners, positive pressure,” Marriott 700 parents and 100 coaches said. together to compete and watch Unfortunately, every time multiple middle school and the discussion of longer dishigh school races. tance course for the girls is out “We loved putting it on,” on the table, it’s voted down. Marriott said. “It was fun to One of the participants who Kennedy Bacon see that so many people doing was anxious to compete in the the things you like.” 5K race was junior Kennedy Bacon. Marriott hopes to host another 5K event in “It was intense; it was very nerve-racking, the future. knowing that you’re going to be so far behind

#TheClashofTheKicks Conner Byers, 11 Sport: Football Shoe: 2014 Nike Vapor Carbon Cost: $110 Why this shoe stood out: “They are very light and comfortable.” Alvaro Romo, 11 Sport: Soccer Shoe: Nike Mercurial Superfly FG Cost: $275 Why this shoe stood out: “They are very comfortable to run in.” Alazia Stanley, 11 Sport: Volleyball Shoe: Mizuno Cost: $130 Why this shoe stood out: “I like how they’re different on the sides.”

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The Braves were in action on Monday night, taking on the Spring Hill Broncs and ending the night in a hard-fought 4-0 loss. “We have a string of hard losses, but we are keeping a positive attitude,” senior captain Jacob Kraus. “Motivating others will be a key component to coming back and winning games.” Despite their 2-8 record, the team continued to stay upbeat as they prepared to face off against Topeka Seaman Wednesday evening.

cross country

The Braves traveled to Ottawa last Saturday to face off against Olathe South, Shawnee Mission South, Ottawa, Paola, Raytown South and Blue Valley West. The boys’ team finished the day by taking fourth place as a team. Senior Joe Casteel led the way for the Braves with a 14th-place effort and a time of 19:14.33. Coach Rob Marriott predicts Casteel will finish his senior season off strong.

volleyball

After dropping home duals to Lansing and DeSoto last week, the Lady Braves made a comeback in Saturday’s tournament at Tonganoxie. They defeated Eudora, Shawnee Mission Northwest, Garden City, Tonganoxie to advance to the championship round against Ottawa. They fought hard, but took a tough loss to place second. “I felt we really worked together as a team and dealt with the difficult situation of losing senior setter Shelbey Taylor and senior right side Amber Cox. I’m really proud of how we played,” senior captain Mikaela Bennett said. The Lady Braves will take on the Bishop Ward Cyclones next week.

football

The Braves moved to 3-1 with a solid 27-13 victory over the Lansing Lions last Friday. The Braves got on the scoreboard first with a field goal by senior Roman Glenn. Junior Connor Byers had a big night with over 100 rushing yard while racking up approximately 250 passing yards. He is currently averaging around 261 passing yards a game. Junior Hayden Hoffine gained some numbers while catching a pass from Byers that resulted in a touchdown.

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Double duty

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Senior Roman Glenn balances two sports and a full class load paytonsechrist | staffwriter

For most athletes, the daily grind of balancing practices and games with homework and other activities is tiring and often overwhelming. Take that load times two and you’ve got senior Roman Glenn’s fall schedule. Glenn is one of the busiest athletes in the school, playing two varsity sports at the same time. He’s a striker and stopper for the soccer team and a kicker, safety, and receiver for the football team. Glenn practices with the football team every day after school and then goes straight to his soccer games on Mondays and Thursdays. “The business is worth it because I love playing football and soccer,” said Glenn, who wears No. 3 on both teams. His dual role is all the more remarkable because he broke his ankle in late May and needed surgery several days later. “It [the surgery] slowed my summer down and I couldn’t enjoy all of the things I would normally and the crazy experiences I would have had,” he said. “My ankle is still really tender, and I can’t jump or cut as good as I used to.” Glenn hasn’t always been a two-sport athlete. He stopped playing football his freshman year to focus on soccer but went back to football as a sophomore and has played since then. “I love being with the team on the field while we are playing every Friday night and the energy of the crowds. Getting hyped for football is such an adrenaline rush,” said Glenn. Not only must Glenn balance the business of two sports, but a challenging class load that includes three science classes: Anatomy and Physiology, Physics and Forensic Science. During seventh hour he’s taking Statistics online. “I don’t feel pressured at all because of my class load,” said Glenn, who has a 3.85 GPA. “It’s pretty normal but I may have a few more late nights than others.” Glenn’s dedication hasn’t gone unnoticed by his coaches. “Roman’s a baller, works extremely hard and is never tired,” head football coach Lucas Aslin said. “He can do anything that he sets his mind to.” What is Glenn’s advice to people who are thinking about playing two sports in the same season? “Work something out with your coaches and then just play and have fun,” he advises. After high school, Glenn hopes to play football or baseball in college. He also wants to major in engineering. “I will miss getting to play with the people I grew up with and the memories I’ve had with them on and off the field,” Glenn said.

The matchup: Bonner Braves (3-1) at Piper Pirates (4-0) 7 p.m. Why the rivalry it so intense: The rivalry ignited two years ago, when a controversial goal-line call ended the Braves’ winning streak. Last year, the Braves gained revenge on the Pirates by dominating them in a 42-6 in a homecoming victory. Both teams are now undefeated in league play, but only one will leave Piper stadium victorious. “Proximity-wise we’re close. A lot of our players are friends with Piper players,” head coach Lucas Aslin said. What’s at stake: The Braves can take control of first place in the KVL standings with a win. The Braves will win if: “We’re being physical and executing on the defensive and offensive sides of the football,” Aslin said. Key matchups: The Braves receiving group will be tested by a defensive back group that plays man coverage. The Braves will be tested offensively with one of the best defenses in 4A football. The Braves’ linebackers will need to contain Piper fullback Colton Beebe, who averaged 6.6 yards a carry against Bishop Ward last Friday. The Braves defense will also be tested by the Piper duo of running backs senior Travon Jones and junior Sterling Owens.

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Roman Glenn

How did Piper do last week: The Pirates defeated a Bishop Ward Cyclones team whose offense was nonexistent throughout the game in a 61-8 win.

The two-way team: Athletes who play on both sides of the field Marcell Holmes, 11

Positions: Running back and cornerback Prefers: Running back Preparation: Practicing hard and making sure I get all the reps I need. Pre-game food: McDonald’s Pre-game music: Drake Stats: Rushing touchdown versus Chanute

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Preston Pyles, 12

Positions: Running back and outside linebacker Prefers: Outside linebacker Preparation: Make sure that I stay hydrated throughout the week. Pre-game food: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich Pre-game music: Old school rap Stats: Six tackles and touchdown against Chanute

Andrew Bryant, 11

Positions: Offensive lineman and defensive line Prefers: Offensive lineman Preparation: Getting hyped before the week starts. Pre-game food: McDonald’s Pre-game music: Country Stats: Five tackles and one sack against Chanute

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Buying on a Budget This week your BSHS news staff visited three thrift shops to help fellow students pick up on thrift shopping to save money

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Savers is located at 13233 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, KS 66216 Their number is (913) 248-1938 Hours: Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Hidden Treasures is located at 205 Oak Street in downtown Bonner Springs Their number is (913) 441-2194 Hours: Mon-Wed 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thur 10 a.m. -7:30 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Review

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alexissechrist | junior

kynnedyshepherd | junior

lucyflorez | junior

Rocket Clothing Exchange is a really neat store. It looks like a small town shop rather than a thrift shop. The store isn’t too big, but it’s really nice. The quality of the items and clothes is outstanding. They have different sections in the store to feature brands like PINK, Forever 21, American Eagle, and more. Rocket has apparel for men and women. They offer tons of variety and the prices are very low. I would definitely recommend it for high schoolers. Follow their Instagram @rocketclothingexchange

Going into Savers I didn’t know what to expect. I’ve been to Goodwill and that’s about it. So I was pleasantly surprised when I walked into Savers. Everything inside was really nice and they had a large variety of stuff to buy. They sell books, clothes, furniture and even Halloween costumes for the time being. You can even buy other trinkets for around the house or as a gift to a friend or family member. Everything is at a low price and definitely more reasonable in my opinion. I will be making a trip back to Savers in the near future.

Hidden Treasures is a really cute little shop in downtown Bonner. The location is great since it’s close to home, just down Oak Street, however I feel as if the clothes and items inside the store are a little outdated and even a little young for high school students. They definitely have a large array of items such as clothes, shoes, toys, and trinkets, but they’re more for ages 1-7 and 50+ than for the usual high school thrift shopping crowd. However, I still recommend it to anyone who is interested and looking for a new place to explore.

Advice from a pro thrift shopper alexissechrist | staffwriter Like to find top-notch clothes and items at rock-bottom prices? Junior Sumer Sprenkle is the queen of saving money when it comes to thrift shopping. Sprenkle has been thrift shopping for five years. She finds a lot of good deals when she shops and over the years thinks that she has saved over $500. Her favorite stores include Salvation Army, Savers, and Goodwill. Sprenkle loves to find good deals and found her prom dress last spring for just $8. “You get to save tons of money and have a unique piece that very few people will have,” said Sumer. At thrift stores, you get to find a variety of objects including furniture, household items, books, electronics, clothing, jewelry, and much more. Having a variety helps to find a lot of cool

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items. Thrift shopping is great for teens because they typically don’t have a lot of money and they can find some pretty interesting and cool things while going thrift shopping. As long as you search well and hard, you will most likely find something worth while. “It [thrift shopping] was love at first sight definitely,” Sprenkle said. Sprenkle has a unique wardrobe that fits her style and her budget. If you love to save money and also love to try new things, go thrift shopping. You can even go with friends and try on crazy outfits. It’s a lot of fun and you never know what you will run across that you will want to buy. Going to a thrift shop is definitely something to check out if you never have before. You never know if you like it or hate it until you try it.

Sprenkle sports an outfit all bought at different thrift stores excluding the jeans.

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Knock-offs versus name brands We conducted blind taste testing to see which ones students and staff preferred

Item Cheetos vs Medallion

Dr Pepper vs Dr Thunder

PopTarts vs Great Value Toaster Pastries

Voted for name brand Voted for off brand No difference Reviews

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“These [Cheetos] are less straight and more cheesy, I like them more.” zoelofton | junior

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“I must not have very good taste buds because I can’t taste a difference.” robynlewis | junior “I know this one is Dr. Pepper, the Dr. Thunder is gross to me.” morganreed | junior

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“I really don’t like the Dr. Thunder; I like the Dr. Pepper better.” alexisduncan | junior “The Great Value pop tart is really good. It has more juicy stuff than the other kind.” jonathantrout | freshman

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“The Great Value brand was crunchy and dusty; regular PopTarts are better.” tatestites | freshman

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Caramel Mocha Prices: Small (12 oz) $2.39 Medium (16 oz) $2.89 Large (20 oz) $3.39

Caramel Macchiato Prices: Tall (small, 12 oz) $3.55 Grande (medium,16 oz) $4.35 Venti (large, 20 oz) $4.65

Caramel Macchiato Prices: Small (16 oz) $1.19 Medium (20 oz) $1.39 Large (24 oz) $1.59

alexissechrist | staffwriter I drink Starbucks at least three times a month and I love it. I rarely get McDonalds coffee and I don’t really like it. I hadn’t ever had a QuikTrip caramel macchiato before going with Lucy and Kynnedy. My favorite coffee was from QuikTrip and it totally surprised me. I wish I had gotten a bigger size. I really like Caramel Macchiatos but from now on I’m going to QuikTrip. There’s no need to spend more than $3 on that. I am definitely going back to get coffee at QT because their prices were extremely low compared to the other places we went.

lucyflorez | staffwriter I almost never drink coffee; however, after sampling all three I thought the QuikTrip Caramel Macchiato was noticeably better tasting than McDonald’s and even Starbucks coffee. The taste is better, the price is better, the service is better, and YOU create what type of coffee you want, as well as any other flavors you want in it. They have as much as or more options as the big-name coffee places like Starbucks, and they have unbelievably low prices for their delicious coffee! I’d recommend QuikTrip for your morning coffee run.

kynnedyshepherd | a&eeditor As much as I love Starbucks, I prefered the QuikTrip Caramel Macchiato over the Starbucks and McDonald’s Caramel Macchiato. The service was faster because you yourself got to make it. The price was far cheaper and you have more options in general. You can decide to add whatever you want including different flavors, as well as whipped cream. You can also get refills up to a gallon (128 oz), which you probably won’t need but the option is nice. Overall I know I will definitely be heading back to QT for a morning coffee.

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Marching to success The BSHS band and color guard hosted the Bonner Springs Marching Festival on Sept. 25 “Most of the other teachers from the 12 schools thought it was very educational for the students,” band director Kerry Wixon said. “It was a good day.”

Left top: Freshman Isaac Florez plays his quad drum for the festival. Lower left: Senior Maddy Kempf waves her beautiful flags for BSHS Color Guard. Middle: Sophomore Ryan Weibrecht and junior Jacob Mellott play their trumpets to their Pirates of the Caribbean theme. Above: Junior Griffin Mareseke conducts the band to make sure they stay in tempo. Photos by Payton Sechrist

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