The Bucs' Blade

Down by the sea

Down by the sea

Emma Sachteleben, Reporter

January 26, 2016


Filed under Feature

Last year, the chilly months of winter prompted three teachers to take a spring break vacation to Puerto Rico. Their tropical getaway lead to an unexpected jewelry business. On the trip to Aguada, Puerto Rico, the families of business class instructor Chad Jettner, and teachers James Richardson and Meli...

A guide to note taking

Emma Sachteleben, Reporter

January 25, 2016


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Note taking is an inevitable duty of every student. Since it is necessary, we have all determined different styles of note taking and studying in order to help us best. However, our notes are not always effective in helping you learn information. One simple way to combat ineffective notes is by taking...

7 Books to read in the new year

7 Books to read in the new year

Abby Reyenga, Reporter

January 8, 2016


Filed under Feature, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Looking for a book that you can dive into the new year? Well look no further. These seven books are of wide variety and genres that any book lover would enjoy. Media specialist Gloria Klinger and fellow students recommended these books and most are available in the library.   The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson Wan...

Winter formal: An opportunity to step out of your comfort zone

Emma Dale, Reporter

December 11, 2015


Filed under Feature, Opinion

A gym filled with sweaty adolescents wearing sparkly Christmas colored dresses, dress shirts, and khakis, looked at by some as the epitome of a bad night, but for others it’s the night of the season: the winter formal dance. The debate on whether or not to go to this formal event can be so cont...

Winter spirit days schedule

Emma Sachteleben, Reporter

December 7, 2015


Filed under Feature, News

Winter break is creeping up on us. The ground will soon be covered by a blanket of snow and students will have no school to distract them from enjoying the season. To celebrate, the student senate is featuring spirit days. “We do it to get into the school spirit and to have fun around the Chri...

Skier shabba sends it back to the slopes

Skier shabba sends it back to the slopes

Grace Glessner, Photographer

December 7, 2015


Filed under Feature, Photo, Photos

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Senior Adrianna Kriger lives with rare digestive condition

Senior Adrianna Kriger lives with rare digestive condition

Taylor Fase, Senior staff writer

December 3, 2015


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Try to imagine a life where you couldn’t eat whatever you wanted, when you wanted, because it made you sick. Imagine around the holidays not being able to indulge in your favorite foods like stuffing, mashed potatoes and an extra large serving of pumpkin pie. This is a life that senior Adrianna Kri...

The Black Friday survival guide

The Black Friday survival guide

Emma Dale, Reporter

November 25, 2015


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

It’s coming. The day some praise and some resent. Black Friday. Where the cheapskates come out and the go getters of good deals are exposed. So it may be your every year tradition or even your first, but the most important thing is surviving this chaotic day. Hopefully leave those stores with brand new item...

When is it too old to trick-or-treat?

Abby Reyenga, Reporter

November 2, 2015


Filed under Feature, Opinion

I’m a late bloomer when it comes to trick or treating. At three, I wasn’t dressed up in a Winnie the Pooh costume and at eight, I wasn’t a Disney princess. Until the age of 11, Halloween barely existed to me. My family was in a freaky homeschool phase that was anti-Halloween for most of my...

Pumpkin spice overload

Pumpkin spice overload

Emma Dale, Reporter

October 20, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Feature, Top Stories

You hear about it, you see it everywhere you go...it’s becoming an epidemic, some could say. Yes- the pumpkin spice phenomenon. Walking into the lunchroom, I decide to check out what the snack bar has to offer. As I’m approaching, I see where the frozen yogurt’s flavor of the day is posted...

Getting back on the court

Getting back on the court

Caitlin Shampine, Life Editor

October 20, 2015


Filed under Feature

Senior Allison Knoll’s flushed face went dull as soon as she hit the volleyball last spring. Pain shot from her shoulder to her fingertips. Her sweaty body chilled. She knew something was wrong, but she never thought it would come to this. She continued playing for the rest of the game but had a burn...

Creative Caroline

Creative Caroline

Emma Dale, Reporter

October 16, 2015


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

As she sits and sips on a strawberry banana smoothie, gathering her belongings, her bright smile complete with dimples is so hard to miss. Many know senior Caroline Harvitt as a hard working student and family oriented girl with a charismatic personality, but some know her as a talented artist. ...