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Spring 2017 Edition!

We are very proud and excited to present to you the second edition of the BCS Student Voice! We've had an amazing response to our first edition, and we are so grateful to all the teachers, students, parents, and our director who supported and guided us! And to kick off this second edition, we'd like to give you a fun message from each of our wonderful team members.

Ruqaiyah Damrah, editor

There I was, sitting at my computer, unaware of what was to happen next. Then, I saw it… the video that changed my life forever… the video about hexaflexagons. Hexaflexagons are these amazing flat paper hexagons that, when you flex them, reveal sides that are usually hidden. They can have up to six different sides! I was amazed, intrigued, and a little frightened. I had to know more. So I found some directions, printed off some templates, and… well, you don’t want to know what happened next. Hexaflexagons took over my mind and life. My fingers flexed imaginary hexaflexagons while I was asleep. Piles of hexaflexagons tottered dangerously on my desk. My backpack was filled with them. I might have even had imaginary conversations with them for a while. But I don't want to keep the secret to myself, so watch the video for yourself. But be warned: hexaflexagons will take over your life and, before you know it, you will be thinking of nothing else. Watch a safety video, just in case!

Austin McGinnis, writer

Hey everyone! I love humor! And laughing is healthy! Win-win! So here are some jokes for you readers out there!

  1. “How do you get down from an elephant?... You don’t! You get down from a duck!” Down as in a duck’s down feathers!

  2. “What is the difference between a jeweler and a jailer? One watches cells and the other sells watches!” (It makes more sense when you say it out loud.)

  3. “Why do ducks fly south for the winter? Because south is down!” Get it?!? Down as in down feathers and down as in direction!

  4. (This is the last one. Don’t worry, I won’t keep making you laugh your head off!) "Why do ducks fly south for the winter?... Because south is downloaded in their brain!” (Ha ha! My sister made this one up.)

Gabrielle Lussier, writer and artist

One of my favorite jokes ever:

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are going camping. They pitch their tent under the stars and go to sleep. In the middle of the night Holmes wakes Watson up: "Watson, look up at the stars, and tell me what you deduce."

Watson: "I see millions of stars and even if a few of those have planets, it's quite likely there are some planets like Earth, and if there are a few planets like Earth out there, there might also be life."

Holmes: "Watson, you idiot, somebody's stolen our tent!"

Afnaan Damrah, writer and artist

"Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill." - Barbara Tuchman

Caden Wheeler, creative works handler

“The World around us changes but it’s Art lives forever…”

[My great Grandpa Dewey 1921-2016]

Shayla Miller, writer and photographer

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one remembers to turn on the lights!” - Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 2004 Warner Bros. Film)

India Rodriguez, writer and artist

Things that just do not make sense:

Where did the “e” go in "grading?"

Why is it a "pair" of pants when it is for ONE person?

Why do they call it “fun sized” bags when it is just smaller? What is fun about getting less candy?

Why is it called “chicken fingers?" Chickens don’t have fingers.

“Have a good one!” at the end of conversation, A good what???

Why is a SQUARE box holding a CIRCLE pizza, with TRIANGLE pieces!?!

Why are they called “wisdom” teeth? You end up having to remove them!

Why do people talk high-pitched to babies and puppies?

Why am I so amazing?

To these questions, even Google has no answers...

Jayden Nunnery, writer and sports handler

I would like to issue a thank you to everyone who made this newsletter possible. I would like to issue a big thank you to Dr. Huld for making this whole thing possible, and to our editor Ruqaiyah Damrah who keeps the whole thing running and organized. The whole team has an exceptional work ethic! Thank you to our readers, for your support, and encouraging words and emails! We all had fun making the spring edition of the newsletter, and we hope you enjoy it!

Evin Wells, writer and sports handler

Yup, I was sitting there, at my desk doing my homework, when I was asked, "Evin, why are you so awesome?" And I just had to say... "I do not know the reason I am awesome, I just am..." The person replied, “Can you teach me the ways of the awesome?” And, yes, I said,“No."


We are sad to announce that two of our team members, Gabrielle Lussier and Desiree Barron, have decided to leave the team. Thank you for all of your contributions!

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