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BHS Student Visits Island of the Giant Animals

Posted by bhspioneerspirit on January 14, 2009

By Linh Tran


The trip to the Galapagos Island was more than just a vacation for Clare Brown. Her experience at the island was unforgettable as well as the time she spent with her best friend, former BHS student, Michelle Novillo.


After landing, Brown first noticed the building that was the so-called airport. “It was merely a shack with no walls,” commented Brown. 


Brown and Novillo then got on a bus, which took them to a ferry and later went on a taxi ride to their hotel. Staying for five days, the girls found the room and board were just as interesting as the airport building, especially when the girls found lizards and different species of insects in the room with them. Luckily the critters did not cause any problems.


These were not the only animals that were found on the island.  There were sea lions, blue footboobies, the Galapagos turtles, land iguanas, terrestrial iguanas, sea turtles, and a lot of bird species.


 “Once while we were at a fish market, the venders threw down their scraps of fish and several birds and even a few sea lions were on the ground right beside us eating.  Sometimes birds would come and eat off of your plates after you set them off to the side of the table once you were done eating,” Brown stated.


Food choice was not that out of the ordinary. “We ate a lot of fish there, considering it was surrounded by the ocean.  The first course was always a soup and then a meat course served with rice.  We also always had fresh juice to drink,” noted Brown. 


Not only did the animals captivate Brown’s interest, the ocean did too. “The water was the bluest and clearest water I have ever seen.  It was a very unique aqua/light blue color,” explained Brown.


The ocean’s wave currents are extremely strong in the Galapagos, so they swam in a cove, which blocked all of the waves.  They got to snorkel where the fresh water met the ocean, and instead of getting wildly high currents, they got water that was completely still.


Some other things they got to do was visit The Charles Darwin Research Center, where they saw several tortoises in captivity for observation, La Playa de Perros where there were thousands of iguanas, and Tortuga Bay where they saw many more marine iguanas and also a place where the tortoises lay their eggs. 


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BHS to host Open House Monday

Posted by bhspioneerspirit on August 23, 2008

Batesville High School will host its Open House Monday, August 25 from 6:00-7:30.

Open House will begin with a general session hosted by Principal David Campbell in the cafeteria.

Family and friends are encouraged to visit their children’s classrooms and to meet and greet the faculty and staff throughout the evening.

Posted in August 2008, Campus News | Comments Off on BHS to host Open House Monday

Mrs. Russell Steps Down from Her Teaching Career

Posted by Casey on May 28, 2008

by Casey Townsend, sophomore

            After twenty years of dedicated service at Batesville High School, Mrs. Russell had decided to step down from her teaching career.

            “It’s time.  I’m ready to go on and do other things.  I plan to work with my husband.  It’s not that I want to leave.  I just want to do other things in life.  Every one here has been so nice to me!” stated Mrs. Russelll. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mini Relay for Life planned for May 9

Posted by bhspioneerspirit on May 7, 2008

Batesville High School students are joining in the fight against cancer by raising money and walking the Batesville High School Track at Pioneer Stadium on Friday, May 9 beginning at 6:00 PM. Read the rest of this entry »

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DTP Classes Design T-shirts

Posted by jburghart09 on May 7, 2008

   Jordan Burghart, junior

    Desktop publishing classes have been very busy these past few weeks, designing their own t-shirts.  Mrs. Crossett has had her classes participate in this project for the last four years. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in April 2008, Spotlights: Classes | Comments Off on DTP Classes Design T-shirts

Little Shop of Boards

Posted by Casey on April 29, 2008

 by Jordan Burghart, junior

      Rob Holt

            Skateboarding is portrayed in the media as an extreme sport, a form of art, a hobby, and even a method of transportation.  Rob Holt is one of the 12.5 million in the world participate in skateboarding. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in April 2008, Entertainment, Spotlights: Students | Comments Off on Little Shop of Boards

Yesenia Gutierrez: The World’s Newest Fashion Designer

Posted by cgalloway on April 28, 2008

By Casey Galloway, junior

    When we go shopping, we usually check out the latest stores with the hottest styles. We go to the mall and head into Hollister, American Eagle, and Abercrombie and Fitch. But not Yesenia Gutierrez; she makes some of her own clothing items. Read the rest of this entry »

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Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranch: A Place to Call Home

Posted by abittenbender on April 28, 2008

By Ashley Bittenbender, senior

            When people think about the Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranch, they have the idea in their head that kids have been in trouble with the law or have been kicked out of their homes because their parents could not handle their living there. But here goes a story that may change your mind. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in April 2008, Editorials | Comments Off on Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranch: A Place to Call Home