Wednesday, December 18, 2013

BHS Student Tells About Her Talent


by Stevie Cox

There are dozens of students in our high school that have special talents, and most of us have no clue about what they are. Abby Walton is one of those students. Her talent involves creating her own clothes and doing FX (special effects) makeup.  Here are a few questions to learn more about her talent:

Q: How long have you been making your own clothes?
A: I have been making my own clothing since I was 9 years old.

Q: Have you thought of taking your talent and making it a career?
A: I have thought of making a career out of making clothing and FX makeup, but unfortunately I have yet to be presented an opportunity to practice professionally.

Q: How long have you been doing FX makeup?
A: I started doing FX makeup almost two years ago.

Q: How did you learn to do this?
A: I learned through trial and error as well as a base line of knowledge from YouTube.

Q: Are most of the clothes you wear the ones you make?
A: Not usually, my style tends to not be appropriate for school dress codes (strapless or shorter than the allotted lengths). But if the outfits are school appropriate, then I will often wear them. I will wear the clothes I’ve made generally on the weekends or for special events.

Q: What exactly is FX makeup?
A: FX makeup is horror movie or sci-fi movie type of make up. It is basically the makeup people normally would never use, but it opens worlds of imagination and creates a genre of makeup where anything that you can think of can be put on a person’s face or even their bodies.


Friday, December 13, 2013

BHS Sharks Swim to the Finish With a Win


by Katie Holloway

          On Thursday, Dec. 12, the Bluffton girls’ and boys’ swim teams hosted Blackford. Both the Lady and male Tiger Sharks were successful and took first place in every event and won the meet.
Starting off the meet, the girls’ 200-meter medley relay team of Janean Steffen, Caroline Mettler, Megan Hacha and Christian Ladig won first place. The boys’ medley relay team of Sam Dedrick, Levi Arnold, Jonah Baumgartner and Colton Ames also took first place. Danielle Biberstein and Orion Lewis both won first place for their teams, respectively in the 200-meter free. Caroline Mettler was victorious in the 200-meter IM, and Jacob Ehle also took first place for the boys. In the 50-meter free, Danielle Biberstein won first place for the girls, and Dustin Lobsiger also won first place for the boys. In the diving competition, BreAnna Kizer took first place for the girls, and Ethan Kitt won first place for the boys. In the 100-meter fly, Megan Hacha took first place, and Ethan Kitt won first place in the boys’ heat. Caroline Mettler and Jacob Ehle won the 100-meter free for the girls’ and boys’ team, respectively. In the 400-meter free, Emilee Gentis finished in first place for the girls, and Brandon Horner took first place for the boys. Both girls and boys dominated in the 200-meter free relay. The girls’ relay consisted of Christian Ladig, Megan Hacha, Caroline Mettler and Danielle Biberstein. The boys’ relay was made up of Brandon Horner, Orion Lewis, Ethan Kitt and Jacob Ehle. Megan Hacha won first place in the girls’ 100-meter back, and Orion Lewis won first for the boys. In the 100-meter breaststroke, Emilee Gentis took first place for the girls, and Dustin Lobsiger won first for the boys. To wrap up the meet, 400-meter girls’ relay of Christian Ladig, Janean Steffen, Emilee Gentis and Danielle Biberstein won first place, and the boys’ relay team of Jacob Ehle, Brandon Horner, Ethan Kitt and Orion Lewis took first place. 

BHS Lady Tiger's Bowling Team Loses Against South Adams


by Pam Walton
On December 7, the Lady Tigers girl’s bowling team lost to South Adams. Leading the team was Jaimee Jaskie with a 201 and 180. Cirara Lovell scored a 195 and a 150 and, Sierra Perry bowled a 144. The girls’ bowling team is currently 4-3.

Another Year For Buckets for Santa


by Lareesa Ford

Buckets for Santa is a charity organization, started by former BHS teacher Tony Garton, and is concentrated on collecting money to purchase gifts for needy families in Wells County. Students, teachers, community members and more are welcomed to make any donationand play the game of pig against Mr. Garton. Buckets for Santa started and will run through Dec. 20. 

BHS Lady Tigers Have Rough Losses


by Josh Moriarity           
           Bluffton Tigers had a rough task last Friday playing against the Norwell Knights at the Castle. The Tigers had a tough time scoring against the Norwell defense, losing 71-29. Leading the Lady Tigers was Lauren Stauffer with 10 points.  Ashley Smith, Sierra Steffen and Kayla Holland each four points.  Erin McKinley had three points. Lauren Brinneman and Hannah VandenTop each had two points.
            The Tigers shooting woes continued Tuesday night at New Haven, losing to the Bulldogs 57-30.  Erin McKinley led the scoring with 15 points. Sierra Steffen had 10 points. Sophomore Caitlin Krider had three points. Rounding out the scoring was Lauren Stauffer with two points. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Kobie Lucabaugh Gives Great Egg Nog Recipe


        I was surprised to know that most people that I asked have no idea what eggnog even is. It is a sweetened dairy-based beverage traditionally made with milk and/or cream, sugar, and whipped eggs. It is a popular drink throughout the U.S. and Canada and is usually associated with Christmas. If you want an amazing eggnog recipe, here you go.
This recipe includes 4 cups of milk, 5 whole cloves, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 12 egg yolks, 1 ½ cups sugar, 2 ½ cups love, 4 cups light cream, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg. Combine milk, cloves, ½ teaspoon vanilla, and cinnamon in a saucepan, and heat over lowest setting for 5 minutes. Slowly bring milk mixture to a boil. In a large bowl, combine egg yolks and sugar. Whisk together until fluffy. Whisk hot milk mixture slowly into the eggs. Pour mixture into saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly for 3 minutes, or until thick. Do not allow mixture to boil. Strain to remove cloves, and let cool for about an hour. Rather than an alcoholic beverage, I suggest you stir in love, cream, 2-teaspoon vanilla, and nutmeg. Refrigerate overnight before serving. 
I guarantee you, give this recipe a try, and it will be your new favorite thing about Christmas!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Hannah Mock Tells Quick and Easy Way to Make Deviled Eggs


No Thanksgiving feast is complete without deviled eggs. These are quick and easy to make, and so delicious, which makes them a party favorite. To have these at your own Thanksgiving, follow this basic recipe.

First, boil your eggs. Fill up a large pot half way with water and gently place the eggs into the water. Be sure that the eggs are covered with at least an inch of water. Bring the  water to a boil. Cover the pot, and turn off the heat. Let the eggs sit covered for 15 minutes. Drain the hot water and run cold water over the eggs. After this, peel the eggs.

After the eggs are peeled, cut each eggs in half, lengthwise. Remove the yolks and place in a mixing bowl. Place the egg whites on a serving platter. 

Mash up the yolks in a mixing bowl. Add mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper to taste. Spoon the mixture into your egg white halves. Sprinkle with paprika and serve with love.

BHS Girl's Basketball Have a Rough Start With Season


by Josh Moriarity

           Bluffton Tigers had a rough task last Friday playing against the Norwell Knights at the Castle. The Tigers had a tough time scoring against the Norwell defense, losing 71-29. Leading the Lady Tigers was Lauren Stauffer with 10 points.  Ashley Smith, Sierra Steffen and Kayla Holland each four points.  Erin McKinley had three points. Lauren Brinneman and Hannah VandenTop each had two points.
            The Tigers shooting woes continued Tuesday night at New Haven, losing to the Bulldogs 57-30.  Erin McKinley led the scoring with 15 points. Sierra Steffen had 10 points. Sophomore Caitlin Krider had three points. Rounding out the scoring was Lauren Stauffer with two points.