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The BluePrint https://thebablueprint.com The Voice of the Bellwood-Antis Student Body Wed, 22 Dec 2021 18:58:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.2 BA HISTORY 101: Christmas lists from the past https://thebablueprint.com/28201/ba-history-101/ba-history-101-christmas-lists-from-the-past/ https://thebablueprint.com/28201/ba-history-101/ba-history-101-christmas-lists-from-the-past/#respond Wed, 22 Dec 2021 18:58:07 +0000 https://thebablueprint.com/?p=28201

 

Back in 1986, kids were just as excited for Christmas as they are 35 years later, and the gifts that kids want are definitely different as time goes on. Things advance, and people want different things.

We asked people in BluePrint what they wanted for Christmas and compared it with a Hylite newspaper that was made in 1986.

Some the things that kids still ask for are cars till the end of times, and most never receive that car till the end of times.

Also kids are still asking for a passing grades in a class instead of trying and doing the work for a passing grade.

Some things are different, though, as many people back then just wanted to not go to war.

A lot of people like to ask for phones now, while an 80s staple often asked for was wresting dolls,

Here’s what people were asking for in 1986:

  • Rowdy Roddy Piper doll
  • Subaru XT turbo
  • a passing grade in typing
  • Lamborghini
  • hermen survivors
  • gorgeous guy
  • snow for Christmas day
  • spend Christmas with Wayne
  • a wish come true
  • Dennis not to go to Germany
  • for everyone to have a great holiday

Here is the new list from the BluePrint:

  • 1968 Ford Mustang/Fastback
  • New Xbox controller
  • lululemon jacket
  • airpod pros/ iphone
  • puppy
  • bean bag
  • gas prices to go down
  • articles to actually get published on blueprint
  • 2 new phones
  • lil peep tapestry
  • pass Spanish class

 

 

 

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Bellwood wrestling comes up short in home opener https://thebablueprint.com/28199/winter-sports/bellwood-wrestling-comes-up-short-in-home-opener/ https://thebablueprint.com/28199/winter-sports/bellwood-wrestling-comes-up-short-in-home-opener/#respond Wed, 22 Dec 2021 18:39:09 +0000 https://thebablueprint.com/?p=28199

 

The Bellwood-Antis wrestling team (0-8) hosted their first match of the year against a new ICC team the Curwensville Golden Tide (7-1) last night. Bellwood came up short in their home opener losing to Curwensville with a final score of 39-27.

Seniors Julius Diossa and Aarron Laird and junior Jason Pluebell all logged pins for the Blue Devils, with Ethan Norris winning his match 7-5.

The Devils will look to pick up their first win tomorrow when they travel to Armagh to take on the United Lions.

Lady Devils roll

The Lady Blue Devils hosted the Moshannon Valley Lady Damsels last night at the Bellwood-Antis gymnasium. Bellwood got out to a quick 14-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. They followed up their dominant first quarter by scoring 24 points in the second quarter, while also holding the Lady Damsels to just 6. This brought their lead t0 38-6 at halftime. The Lady Devils ended up costing to a 59-15 ICC victory.

Junior Chelsea McCaulsky was the leading scorer for the Devils with 19 points. Fellow juniors Lydia Worthing, and Alyson Partner both chipped in with 12 points of their own.

Bellwood’s shooting proved to be too much for Moshannon Valley as the Lady Devils rained in 7 three pointer, while giving up none.

This victory improves their record to 4-1, and 3-0 in the ICC North. The Lady Devils will look to continue their successful start to the season when they travel to Tyrone to take on Penn Cambria in the Christmas tournament on December 29th.

 

 

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Blue Devils award football honorees https://thebablueprint.com/28191/blue-devil-nation/blue-devils-award-football-honorees/ https://thebablueprint.com/28191/blue-devil-nation/blue-devils-award-football-honorees/#respond Wed, 22 Dec 2021 16:11:41 +0000 https://thebablueprint.com/?p=28191

 

The Bellwood-Antis Blue Devils football team ended successful season with a record of 10-2.

On Dec 12, the team had its annual awards ceremony, awarding 12 different varsity football players.

Award-winners included:

  • The VFW Blanket Award was voted for copper Guyer to win
  • The Lombardi trophy was shared this year by Cooper Keen and Dominic Caracciolo
  • MVP offensive back was given to Zach Pellegrine and Connor Gibbons
  • MVP offensive Linemen was Alex Kovac
  • MVP Defensive Back was awarded to Brandon Cherry
  • MVP Defensive linemen was Nate Jennings
  • The RSM Scholarship was won by Hunter Shawley
  • Sean Mallon was the Scholar Athlete
  • The jerry Potts 101% award was won by Aarron Laird
  • The Most Improved player was Ethan Norris

Congratulations to all the B-A award winners from the 2021 football season. All of you put in the hard work to receive well deserved the awards for your accomplishments.

 

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Lady Blue Devils pick up third straight win https://thebablueprint.com/28189/winter-sports/lady-blue-devils-pick-up-third-straight-win/ https://thebablueprint.com/28189/winter-sports/lady-blue-devils-pick-up-third-straight-win/#respond Tue, 21 Dec 2021 22:55:25 +0000 https://thebablueprint.com/?p=28189

 

Last night, the Lady Blue Devils basketball squad picked up their third straight win over United in a 67-62 shootout. Lydia Worthing had yet another dominant performance with 29 points and 18 rebounds while Chelsea Mccaulsky had 14 points and dished 11 assists to overcome the Lady Lions.

This win moves the Lady Blue Devils to a 3-1 mark on the season as they remain at the top of the ICC conference with a 3-0 record in league play. The Lady Blue Devils dealt with some adversity early in the day with players being contact traced at school and being forced to play with masks.

When asked about her big performance, Worthing stated “I really wanted it tonight, we wanted to show that we are a team to watch out for going forward, and this win was big for proving that.” “The covid issues were definitely concerning, we thought we were gonna lose some people and that’s why we had to cancel the JV game, but we still got the win so that’s all that matters.” Worthing also added regarding the contact tracing of her teammates.

The Lady Blue Devils are back on the court again tonight to take on Moshannon Valley at home at 7pm.

 

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Sean Mallon https://thebablueprint.com/28117/winter-sports/athlete-of-the-week-sean-mallon/ https://thebablueprint.com/28117/winter-sports/athlete-of-the-week-sean-mallon/#respond Tue, 21 Dec 2021 18:29:36 +0000 https://thebablueprint.com/?p=28117

 

Sean Mallon is beginning his second sports season for his senior year, and all indications are this will be a dominant year for the multi letter-winner.

Sean was instrumental for both the football team and basketball team so far this year. He caught 26 passes for 463 yards and 7 touchdowns on the football team, while also being a large part of the defense with 31 tackles and 2 interceptions.

He is someone who can impact the game on both sides of the floor, and is much deserving of Athlete of the Week.”

— Coach Cassidy

Despite an opening game loss on the hardwood, Sean has started out the season hot for the basketball team. He opened up the season with a 19-point, and 6-rebound game while going 6-8 from the free-throw line against Tyrone. Following up his successful opening game, he was the leading scorer in the next two games putting up 13 points in a win over Glendale, and a 19 point performance in a victory over Juniata Valley.

For this reason Sean Mallon has been named athlete of the week by the Blueprint

So far this season, Sean is the leading scorer for the Blue Devils averaging 16.7 points, while also averaging 6.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 2 steals per game. It’s a been a big season, and it’s one he prepared for.

“In the offseason I played in the summer league games, while also attending the optional open gyms, and lifts,” said Sean

Basketball is not the only sport Sean participates in. He also plays football, and track, where he is also a major contributor. Balancing the three sports has been difficult, with Sean saying, “It can be difficult, especially in the offseason, when you have to try and work all the sports in at the same time.”

His effort on the court this year has not gone unnoticed. Head coach Patrick Cassidy said, “I think Sean has been approaching each practice and game this year the right way. He’s really stepped up this far this season for us. He is someone who can impact the game on both sides of the floor, and is much deserving of Athlete of the Week.”

 

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Morning Announcements 12/21/21 https://thebablueprint.com/28195/daily-announcements/morning-announcements-12-21-21/ https://thebablueprint.com/28195/daily-announcements/morning-announcements-12-21-21/#respond Tue, 21 Dec 2021 13:29:59 +0000 https://thebablueprint.com/?p=28195

 

 

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SPOTLIGHT ON STAFF: Julius Diosa https://thebablueprint.com/28190/spotlight-on-staff/spotlight-on-staff-julius-diosa/ https://thebablueprint.com/28190/spotlight-on-staff/spotlight-on-staff-julius-diosa/#respond Tue, 21 Dec 2021 13:27:10 +0000 https://thebablueprint.com/?p=28190

 

Name:

Julius Diossa

Age:

17

Years in BluePrint:

1

What do you enjoy about BP?

I enjoy writing stories about my community and fellow class mates.

What would you tell a person considering joining BP?

I would definitely tell them to consider it but you have to be dedicated to it because there is a lot expected of you.

What are you involved in outside of BP?

Wrestling, Football

 

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New fountains at Bellwood-Antis School District https://thebablueprint.com/28108/the-lead/new-fountains-at-bellwood-antis-school-district/ https://thebablueprint.com/28108/the-lead/new-fountains-at-bellwood-antis-school-district/#respond Mon, 20 Dec 2021 18:45:41 +0000 https://thebablueprint.com/?p=28108

 

The Bellwood-Antis School District has finally gotten its new touchless water dispensers.

The new fountains are a big step towards preventing the spread of germs like COVID-19 because they allow students to fell their bottles without having to press any buttons or make contact with the surface of the device. Installation began after Thanksgiving and the plans are for them to go into all three buildings.

The units cost approximately $460.00 per unit. The school hopes to have several operational in the next week or so.

The district is hoping that the fountains will help reduce the spread of germs with people no longer drinking out of the same water fountain. They will help out the environment because students no longer have to use disposable water bottles and instead can begin using reusable water bottles.

Bellwood-Antis Director of Facilities Tom Kovac said the the remaining machines will be installed as timing allows throughout the winter.”

“It takes anywhere from an hour to two and half hours,” for installations of each device, said Tom Kovac

There is a display on the front that says how many water bottles were saved by using the fountain.

According to Tom Kovac some regular water fountains will stay will as well.

 

 

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Lady Blue Devils dominate in big win https://thebablueprint.com/28167/winter-sports/lady-blue-devils-dominate-in-big-win/ https://thebablueprint.com/28167/winter-sports/lady-blue-devils-dominate-in-big-win/#respond Mon, 20 Dec 2021 18:22:20 +0000 https://thebablueprint.com/?p=28167

 

To the common spectator, the Bellwood-Juniata Valley girls basketball matchup might have lost some importance, with former matchups having D1 talent all over the court for both teams. B-A’s Alli Campbell is now at Penn State and Valley’s Hailee Smith at Quinnipiac.

However, this game still holds heavy implications with ICC and District 6 standings. Both teams are former state powerhouses looking to get back to their winning ways and a win in this matchup proves huge to taking the next step towards reestablishing dominance at the local and state level.

Jaidyn McCracken lets loose a foul shot. (Bellwood-Antis Girls Basketball)

On Friday night, the Lady Blue Devils basketball team took down Juniata Valley 55-28 in a throttling of their ICC rivals at the Bellwood-Antis gymnasium. Lydia Worthing had a huge night with a near triple-double totaling 15 points, 16 rebounds, and 8 blocks in a dominant performance. Sophomore Chloe Hammond added 16 points with two 3-pointers to form a nice scoring tandem with Worthing.

This win moves the Blue Devils to 2-0 in ICC play with sole possession of 1st place in the conference.

The Lady Blue Devils jumped out to 13-1 lead after the 1st quarter and never looked back, winning every quarter of the game by 6 points or more.

The Blue Devils shot 86 percent from the free throw line, which proved to make a huge difference in the winning outcome for Bellwood-Antis. It was a huge win for the Lady Blue Devils and they look to build on for the rest of the season.

They will be back at it tonight at home in a non-conference game against United.

 

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You can’t regulate abortion based on reality https://thebablueprint.com/28104/opinion/you-cant-regulate-abortion-based-on-reality/ https://thebablueprint.com/28104/opinion/you-cant-regulate-abortion-based-on-reality/#respond Mon, 20 Dec 2021 13:35:55 +0000 https://thebablueprint.com/?p=28104

 

Abortion and abortion related topics have been debated in political spheres since the ‘70s, but the results have always been the same: since 1973 women in the U.S. have been able to obtain legal, safe abortions.

Now, as of recently the Supreme Court heard Mississippi-related arguments that could lead to a change in the Roe v. Wade case.

The bottom line is that it is unconstitutional to regulate abortion based on morality. Why so? Because you cannot govern the people within the moral confines of a religion.

Every person has a right to their own personal religion, which means that if your argument is that abortion is against the bible, while that might be true, you legally cant make laws based off of a religion, any religion for that matter.

I have noticed more than anything, the inconsistencies and hypocrisy in pro life arguments.

Not only can you not constitutionally regulate abortions, but being pro life cannot just mean that you are pro birth.

You have to advocate for the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness of ALL living beings. Which probably means you advocate for living people to have access to life saving healthcare, even if they can’t afford it… You should advocate for the 30,000 women a year who die from illegal abortions due to strict abortion laws.

More often than not, pro life arguments are based on anecdotes, not factual information.

“Well, you know my cousin…” so on and so forth.

There is some sort of humor in it all. Each side thinks they are misunderstood and if they explain it more the other will listen. If that were true, this would’ve stayed in the ‘70s.

The fact is, you’re not gonna change someone’s mind based on the same statistics and ‘facts’ people have used for decades, until you bring new information, this is always going to be a topic to mindlessly discuss if you want to get someone out of your life, other than that it’s anticlimactic.

Whether you believe life begins at conception or otherwise. If the name of your organization states that you advocate for life, advocate for all of it. If your organization states you advocate for choice, don’t allow your right to choose to impose on someone else’s.

 

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