On the Inside

Lolita Contest!

posted May 1, 2012, 1:03 PM by goatchan

    Right now, there is a Lolita contest being held online. Lolita is a type of fashion in Japan. It consists of dresses for the most part; and there are many different styles of Lolita. It’s a drawing contest.You draw a Lolita dress and post it online. If you win first place, they will send you a product based on your design. It’s a really cool opportunity, and Lolita is an awesome style. It’s really fun to design something, in my opinion, and you should give it a try. More information and the rules of the contest are on their website at this URL: http://www.milanoo.com/promotions/specials-id-113321.html . The contest only lasts until May 11th so hurry up and enter the contest! Good luck!


Spring and Summer Fashion Trends

posted May 1, 2012, 1:02 PM by Ivy Yang

Do you like being the trend starter in your group of friends?

Well, now you can be.

Did you know that Europe and Asia are about 3-4 seasons ahead of the United States in fashion?

Well, now you do.

This year the 2012 spring fashion trends are really simple, fun, and cute, and they all come from different parts of the world. For example, you see leather jackets, rust colored skinny jeans, ripped jean vests, and cropped tops with graphics and fringe in Forever 21 this year, am I right? Well, in the summer of 2011 Girls’ Generation brought back this look from the Biker trending time and turned it into a trend of 2012. Also, haven’t you seen everyone wear colorful pants lately? Well if you didn’t notice, in 2008, Girls’ Generation’s music video entitled “Gee”, brought color pants in for spring 2012 fashion trends. Also, you’re probably seeing everyone wear button up polka dot shirts with a tying knot on the bottom of the shirt. Well last year in July, there is a band in Asia, T-ara, that released a song entitled “Roly-Poly” that had an inspiring cute fashion, and the look of the 80’s.

Now in Asia, here are the trends of 2012 from over there,  that haven’t reached the U.S. yet:

(-Style [References from big hits in Asia, and Europe] {Why} )

-Basket Ball Jerseys with jean shorts, baseball cap, and long socks [Hyuna’s Bubble Pop, and A Pink’s My My, My]

-Hooded dresses [Dream High 1, and Dream High 2, and Melon (It’s a K-POP music website)]
-Tuxedos with tails on the back [Sistar, SNSD(Girls’ Generation), Rania Pop, T-ARA, and Miss A]
-Long sleeved dresses [Wonder Girls’ Be My Baby, and Sistar’s So cool]
-Spaghetti strap dresses with a cute long sleeve shirt under it [Hello How Are You M.V] {this will be a casual and cute style to wear no matter the occasion}
-Hoodie with a duck on it [Dream High 2]

Hairstyles and Makeup
-Mushroom half up-do {With this hairstyle you can look sophisticated while showing off the cute and girly side of you}
-Bangs pulled up with a colorful hair scrunchy and the rest of your hair down [Dream High 2, My Personal Taste, and Kang-Sora]
-Mermaid Braid { a mermaid braid is a great way to look very pretty and elegant}
-Another very big trend happening in Asia and Europe is elongated eye makeup. This look has a lot of focus on the eyes with a lot of eyeliner and long lashes.

I am me

posted Mar 22, 2012, 1:08 PM by Janelle Knudsen


I am a middle school girl at Broomfield Heights Middle School. I am shy at times but if you get to know me I am a crazy, weird person. I am a girl that would be rather be with a group on stage than alone on stage. I am just like anyone else on this earth. I have a normal body with two legs, two eyes and one nose. I am someone that does not like to be labeled or put down because I am different. I am me and no one can or will change that. I wouldn’t try to change you, yet you try to change me? Why? I have no problem with you being who you are and you try to change me. So what if I don’t act like a tomboy all the time. Maybe that's not who I want to be.

You can't change who I am and if you try then you wouldn't be too successful because I’m not changing who I am. Be yourself for how you are and not someone who you're not. The best person you can be is you and no one should be able to change that but you.


The truth About Drugs

posted Mar 22, 2012, 1:00 PM by Unknown user

The Truth About Drugs

                                            By: Macie

“Everyone cool is doing it. Don’t you want to be cool?”  Many fellow students have been faced with that and some decline it, but there are students who have made the wrong choice and said, “Sure I'll try it.”  If you are one of those students who said yes to drugs or alcohol, you should read what these common drugs can do to damage your body and your mind.

Stimulants: also commonly known as “uppers”, “speed”, and “cocaine” are very dangerous drugs. Other legal stimulants are caffeine and nicotine.  These drugs increase physical activity and awareness.  Also they cause dizziness, headache, temper, flushed skin, constant vomiting and cramps, constant sweating, and chest pains.  Those are just what the do to your body.  They also cause agitation, hallucinations (both visual and audible), hostility, pain, aggression, paranoia, and suicidal and homicidal thoughts and/or actions. Eventually with constant use of a stimulant you can die.

Marijuana also known as “pot” or “weed” is just as harmful as cocaine.  These will damage the brain’s limbic system which is how the body learns, stores memory, and how you react to peoples emotions and body language.  Marijuana can have the same effects on the lungs as tobacco users with coughing, chronic bronchitis, and more frequent chest colds. After continued, use of marijuana you can completely destroy your lungs and cause cancer.

Alcohol includes beer, wine, vodka, and others.  Alcohol can cause just to your heart high blood pressure, heart disease, and heart failure.  To your kidneys it can be even worse, alcohol can cause kidney failure and with out your kidneys your body can’t control the dangerous chemical that go into your body like acid with will destroy your body major organs.  With the lungs alcohol can raise your chance of getting pneumonia which can cause coma and/or death.

Now you know the truth about drugs they are no joke they can destroy lives, so if you are faced with them just say NO!  

“Stimulants” Department of Alcohol and Drug Abuse. <www.well.com/user/woa/fsstim.htm>

“Infofacts: Marijuana” National Institute on Drug Abuse.  <www.drugabuse.gov/publications/infofacts/marijuana> \

“Blood Alcohol Information” Facts, Myths, and Misconceptions. <www.bloodalcoholinfo/how-alcohol-affects-your-body.php>

Friend or Foe

posted Mar 21, 2012, 1:35 PM by Janelle Knudsen   [ updated Mar 21, 2012, 1:35 PM ]

Friend or Foe?


How can you tell if you have a true friend, or if you have someone that is using you? There are a few signs but, these are not always true. A true friend generally does not make you do everything for them. Always stand up for yourself if you feel like they are using you. They will stick by you and support you no matter what. Even if is not their favorite thing or something they do not support very much. They also wouldn’t pressure you into things that you don’t want to do. Now some people may get confused about pressure and encouragement. Pressure is when they are making you feel uncomfortable or its something you don’t want to do. Encouragement is when they are trying to help you or are giving you support in things.

You can also see how they treat others around you. See if they are being treated better than you or even you better than them you can talk to them about it. Also, talk to your other friends and see what they think. they may have a different point of view then you do. I had a friend one time that was using me and when I asked friends about that person they told me everything that they were saying about me. I ended up leaving that friend and would rather not even talk to them any more. She still uses people and they don’t get a clue even when I tell them.

Stand up for yourself and confront the people that may be treating you bad. Keep your true friends close and you will be just fine. These signs are good to look for in a friend and if you feel like he or she is not being a good friend, talk to them about it and find out what’s really going on between you two because some time, it can be a case of miss interruption and you could end up being really good friend.

Wasabi Anime Convention

posted Mar 20, 2012, 1:33 PM by goatchan


    From March 9th-11th, the Wasabi convention was held in Denver.  No, it is not a convention for Japanese horse radish, it is an anime convention that happens annually.  My sister and I went as Liz and Patty from the anime Soul Eater.  It was challenging yet fun to make the costumes and we participated in cosplay contests, contests for dressing up like characters in animes.  There were many fun activities to do including panels, which were basically just scheduled activities.  There was one panel in particular that was a lot of fun, it was titled Zombie Survival 101.  It may sound weird, but we just played games with a zombie theme.  We also learned martial arts throws, and since one of the people running the panel was a stunt man, we even got to try them out.  

Also, there was a panel about Japanese mythology in which I learned many new things, including what pieces of mythology were included in various animes.  In both Inuyasha and Naruto, there is a cat-like creature or demon with multiple tails. This comes from the myth that the more tails a creature has the longer it has been alive and the more power it has.  In fact, the Japanese used to cut off the tails of cats because they were afraid they would grow another one and become a powerful demon.  There was a dealers’ room where you could purchase Japanese anime merchandise, and there was the “Artists’ Alley” where you could buy art.There was also a manga library set up where you could read manga. Overall, it was a really fun experience and it was just amazing.  

By. Brenna


Facebook or Twitter

posted Mar 19, 2012, 1:36 PM by Austin Bohn   [ updated Mar 20, 2012, 1:27 PM ]

Facebook or Twitter?
Facebook and Twitter are the hottest things online right now.  Many of us in middle school and high school prefer Facebook just because we think it’s better.  we really have no reason to choose one or another, other than the fact that people’s friends are on the same site as their friends.  Many athletes choose Twitter though so they can have “followers.”  Either way, on Facebook or Twitter we have our own language.  For Facebook, it’s “likes,” and on twitter it’s “# blah blah blah, or @ blah blah blah.”  Right now Facebook has more people on it than Twitter, but Twitter is getting more people per day than Facebook.  It seems like being on Facebook or Twitter is a competition, but there’s only one thing we’re really trying to do, and that’s talking to our friends that we know and love!

Smile Month

posted Mar 19, 2012, 1:14 PM by Kali Zack   [ updated Mar 19, 2012, 1:20 PM ]

SMILE MONTH- A School Wide Search for Kindness

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." -Leo Buscaglia.  Although smile month is technically a national holiday, Broomfield Heights Middle School tends to celebrate it in our own, special way. Sponsored by Dance Club, smile month not only helps to bring cheer and good will to the BHMS hallway and classrooms, but helps us all celebrate being together and learning.  

Smile month is traditionally celebrated in February, however, here at BHMS we hear all about it in March.  As Mrs. Coffman, dance club teacher and one of the main leaders for smile month, puts it, “We choose to to do it in March because we wanted to brighten up the school after winter and help to put spring into every-one’s mind.  Plus, with CSAP going on, we just wanted to find a way to brighten people’s day.”

Smile month is exceptionally important here at BHMS because of how it started.   Nancy Fairless, 20 year BVSD teacher and working for special education here at Broomfield Heights Middle

School, played a major role as one of the main leaders to support and teach dance club.  She loved kindness and strongly believed that we all should be nice to each other, no matter what the setting.  She thought that we should all show each other that we cared about one another, so she thought up the idea of having a celebration promoting random acts of kindness.  Originally only one week long, Ms. Fairless helped to plan and promote the idea of kindness week.  However, time ran out for that school year, so as all the teachers left for the summer they made a plan to continue their work during the next school year.  Unfortunately, that very summer, Ms. Fairless lost her battle with cancer and was unable to return to BHMS.  Therefore, Dance Club made sure that Nancy Fairless’ plan went into action, transforming what was once only going to be a week, into a month long celebration in her honor.

Not only are the teachers involved in smile month, dance club likes to make sure that they brighten up every body's life.  Dance club spends extra time decorating windows, putting up decorations in the cafetorium, and even making posters to remind people to have a good day!  Thanks Dance Club!

Smile month helps to remind us all to enjoy the time we spend learning and having fun together. How could you brighten up someones day?   

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