Our Teacher, our Mentor, our Friend

April 16, 2019

Our teacher, our mentor, our friend Edited by Julia Pavlosek and Serenity Castleberry   The Billie Bulletin asked for student tributes for Kris Violette, our vocal teacher, who died after a long battle with cancer on Feb. 7, 2019. Her gifts to us are profound and in her death, we are bereft.   “Mrs. Violette […]

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Here’s Why you Should Use Essential Oils

April 16, 2019

Here’s Why You Should Use Essential Oils By Myah Cunningham Most people have heard of essential oils and different companies that sell them, but not many people understand what is in the oils, how they come to be in their small, beautifully colored bottles, or why they’re even used.  I recently had the opportunity to […]

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Who is Chuck Demonnin?

April 16, 2019

Who is Chuck Demonnin? By Lorena Albright and Lena Daniel One of the hardest jobs in the entire world is replacing someone who has touched so many hearts. Mrs. Violette was a favorite teacher of many students and loved by everyone who knew her. Her passing opened the opportunity for Chuck Demonnin to come and […]

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The Best Place to Eat For Lunch

April 16, 2019

The Best Place to Eat For Lunch By Henry Stowell Living in isolated Pleasant Hill provides few options for food in the 30 minute window given for lunch. The easiest and most available option is the school cafeteria. Dari Market, Subway, and Dairy Queen are also close options, and Azteca Burrito is another “nearish” food […]

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We Aren’t Distracted

April 16, 2019

We aren’t distracted By Dani Stone The current dress code is extremely restrictive. The reason for this is said to be whether or not clothing interrupts the learning of students, or if certain clothing is unsafe for activities being performed by students. However, multiple students have been told to cover up when wearing a shirt […]

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Feminism is Not What you Think

April 16, 2019

Feminism is not what you think By Miriam Hamtil The definition of feminism, as defined by Merriam Webster dictionary is the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes. So why is it so often that when the subject is brought to discussion, people freak out? Why is feminism such a controversial […]

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What Makes a Teacher “Good”?

April 16, 2019

What Makes a Teacher “Good”? By Julia Pavlosek Everybody picks favorites. You’re lying if you say you don’t. (I’m looking at you, moms.) Students often have a favorite (and least favorite) teacher, but do these pickings correspond with how well the teacher actually teaches? And what does a teacher have to do to be considered […]

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How do you Explain Attraction?

April 16, 2019

  How do you explain attraction? By: Karly Granas How do you explain attraction? Not like the raw sexual stuff, but the attraction to a person. You always see the pretty girl broken-hearted over a questionable boy, or the handsome jock broken hearted over the nerdy girl who isn’t all that cute. So why? What draws […]

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Girls Don’t Back Down

April 16, 2019

Girls Don’t Back Down By Myah Cunningham The girls basketball team may have had a rough start to the season, but they came back tougher than ever. Our varsity girls conquered the Mountain Valley Conference as league champions with a record of 12-0. Girls haven’t won league since 2015, so winning was a big deal. […]

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Do you Really Need Power?

April 16, 2019

Do You Really Need Power? By VH   Do you really need [electric] power? The answer to this is “no.” We just went through a week-long snow storm that took away power and phone lines and survived. Your life was so much better, right? You didn’t have to reply to missed texts or Snapchats from […]

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