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Glossophobia: The fear of public speaking

Ola Rembiszewska, In-Depth Editor

December 13, 2019

    Glossophobia, or speech anxiety, comes from the Greek word meaning “tongue”,  commonly known as the fear of public speaking. According to Psychom.net, a website primarily specializing on psychological topics, 75% of...

Student’s self-made clothing line inspires entrepreneurship

Zoey Heinrich, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2019

Doodling: a childish activity. A useless pastime. It is also how junior Sebastian Aduana got started on his own clothing line. After realizing that his homework assignments and packets were filled with drawings, he decided to tr...

Plastic’s in the Air – and Land – and Seas

Christine Park, Guest Writer

December 13, 2019

California droughts. Shrinking of the Arctic sea ice. The 2018 Chicago Polar Vortex. The effects of environmental changes have become a daily cover story on our news sources and whether or not we believe in climate change, the ...

Student initiates free ACT/SAT prep sessions

Zoey Heinrich, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2019

In 2008, Bison Academy had its first meeting. It served as a Saturday school for students struggling in any of their core classes. Now, 11 years later, BG is welcoming an addition to Bison Academy: ACT/SAT prep. Known as “Cl...

Engaging in world language outside of class expands cultural knowledge and opportunities

Emma Manukian, News Editor

December 13, 2019

Beyond the learning that occurs behind a desk with reading tests and stimulated dialogues in a world language class, learning outside the classroom can help enrich a student's educational experience. It can show them real-life appl...

Students create entrepreneurship opportunities through art

Mikayla Kim, Features Editor

December 13, 2019

Entrepreneurship can take on many forms depending on the entrepreneur's motivations, goals and, of course, their product. Using their creativity and passions, some BG students have created businesses that have allowed them to...

Rise of therapy animals in classroom settings offers many benefits

Ola Rembiszewska, In-Depth Editor

December 13, 2019

        Therapy animals have been used for many years now, dating back to the 1800s when Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, discovered that small pets reduced the levels of anxiety and stress in...

Social media provokes fake friendships fueled by jealousy

Ola Rembiszewska, In-Depth Editor

October 25, 2019

  The growth of fake friendships, often depicted in movies and TV shows like “Mean Girls” and “Stranger Things”, shows the rise of trouble with fakeness amongst friends. Many teenagers struggle with this problem and ...

Bilingual students aim to maintain their native language amid assimilation

Yustyn Kokor, Sports Editor

October 25, 2019

America has been considered a cultural melting pot for centuries, welcome to all cultures and nationalities, but in an environment with so much diversity, students tend to assimilate and forget their native language and cultu...

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