My Close Friend

210916Hi, my name is Brenna and this is a photo of me and my dog Sadie. She is part Lab and part Australian Shepherd. She is about 9 years old. I help take care of Sadie by filling her food and water bowls, playing with her outside and sometimes walking her around the block. I like to play tug-of-war with her, take photos of her, run around, and just cuddle with her. I like how she can sense when I need friend or someone to talk to or just have a nice silent companion. Plus, I like having a friend to play with outside when no one else can. Continue reading

World Cup 2016

010816_2World Cup of Hockey

The World Cup of Hockey is back! Basically, the NHL is trying to make the World Cup of Hockey the replacement for Olympic Hockey because there is a chance that we won’t see NHL players in the Olympics anymore. Continue reading

Dear Ramona #1

My name is Ramona Sousa and I am a counselor. I have worked in big schools and little schools, both public and private. But the best part of my job has been working with all the different students, teachers, principals and parents, to help them find solutions.

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Bogart’s People Show #1

030816_1This is a classic interview, originally televised January ’07!

Bogart: Good evening folks! I’m Bogart D. Richards III and I’m your host. Welcome to the very first ‘Bogart and the Interesting People Show!’ A little later on we’ll have an exclusive interview with hockey veteran Mr. Martin Gélinas. Right now we’re going to read some letters from you, our viewers. Let me just see how many letters we have…. One? Well, I guess that’s not bad for our first show. Maybe next time we’ll have two. Heh, heh. Okay, let’s see what our lucky fan has to say. Ahem:

“Dear Bogart,

Congratulations getting your own talk show. I always knew you had it in you. Although now you’re so busy, we don’t get to see you much anymore. Just give us a call once in a while. It wouldn’t hurt you to pick up the phone! P.S. Will you be home for your Dad’s birthday?” Love, Mom

B: Aha, well. That’s our first, uhm, letter. How… interesting. No other letters? Just the one, Quidge?

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Point Shot #1

010816_2For all you who don’t know how the plus-minus works, players who are on the ice when their team scores, receive a plus. Players who are on the ice when their team gets scored on, receive a minus. What I don’t understand is how come players who are in the penalty box when their team gets scored, don’t receive a minus? And how come a player who draws a penalty which their team scores on, does not earn a plus? Those players are a key reason why their team scored, or was scored against. Isn’t that what the plus-minus is all about?

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Hammy the Hamster

290716_2Here is an excerpt from the true stories in ‘Lessons Learned When We Were You,’ found in Issue #55 of BAZOOF! Check this out!

“We needed a new sofa so my parents bought a second-hand one that seemed like a good fit. While watching TV later that evening, we heard some scratching noises. My mom thought it was mice. Dad followed the sound and removed a board from the back of the sofa. Continue reading

Hanging Out!

julia_tsegaLooking for some ideas of what to do with your friends? Girls between the ages of 7-12 years told B! what they like to do or think is boring when they are ‘hanging out’ with their friends. Check it out!

Ages 7-8

Favorite Activities

  • play with my toys or make stuff for each other like fire crackers out of wrapping paper – Danika
  • play in the backyard on the trampoline or swim in my friend’s pool – Zoe
  • play tag outside and make snow forts – Raquel
  • play ‘teenagers’ or ‘house,’ play on the computer, watch our favorite TV shows or have a cartwheel and handstand contest – Raquel
  • play board games, tag, or have a pizza and a movie night on Fridays – Emily
  • dress up, put on music and sing & dance, or help my mom bake – Tsega
  • jump rope, dolls, watch movies, paint and play cards – Tessa

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Peace in Our School

school_big“Play with someone new in your class to be nice.” James

“Smile at people.” Savannah

“Let a friend go first.” Raye

“Never say you hate people.” Rylan

“Not bragging if your team won.” Tristan Continue reading

Riding Blue

genevieveMy name is Genevieve and I’m 10 years old. My dream animal is a horse. I have a friend that I go riding out on trails with. I ride an Appaloosa Draft Horse named Blue, because he has blue eyes. When he’s having a lot of fun he will buck a little. I am not a professional rider, but I can ride western and bareback. My friend rides a Quarter Horse Paint named Brandi.

When we are going for a ride, we first brush the horses and then saddle them up. We make sure the girth is tight enough and that we have the chin strap on. Then we clean their feet, being very careful not to cut out their frog. Then we stretch them by grabbing their hooves and pulling them forward. We get our friend to give us a foot-up on our horses. We get them ready for their big ride by trotting around in the corral to warm them up. Then we go trail-riding. Continue reading

Thoughts on Caring

buddiesby Lydia, Age 13

Really, what is caring? What is inside us that makes us want to care or feel a way towards someone or something? Caring means a lot of things to a lot of different people. To me, caring is a necessity in life and can not be bargained by one. Caring requires presence and attention. Continue reading