|The Blue Jay Today||
Curse of the Goat
Did you know that the Chicago Cubs used to be cursed:, a curse that lasted almost 71 years. The Cubs, Murphy the goat, and William Sianis the goat's owner were all involved the curse. William Sianis said that they wouldn’t win any more World Series’ after what happened. It happened in game 4 of the 1945 World Series at Wrigley Field. The Cubs were cursed for several decades because William couldn’t bring Murphy, his Goat into Wrigley Field.
“Them Cubs, they ain’t gonna win no more.” - William Sianis says after being removed from Wrigley Field
Mr. Wrigley wouldn’t let the goat in because “He stinks.” The Cubs received a telegram from William Sianis after the cubs lost the World Series saying, “Who stinks now.” The Cubs, after that day, didn’t to win or make any more World Series’. The curse was broken in the 2016 World Series against the Cleveland Indians .
The new big thing is Fidget Spinners. They were created for people with ADHD. Now everyone is using them for fun. People say that it helps them pay attention. They became popular around April 21,2017. Everyone is using them all around the world. People thought that it would be fun to try.
People say that they help them pay attention. However, teachers are fed up with Fidget Spinners because they say that it is too distracting for kids when they are teaching. The reason people like Fidget Spinners is because they are fun to spin, and they are fun to balance on one finger, and many other things.
Mrs. Wilson says, “Fidget spinners are frustrating to teachers because it is taking their attention from learning to Fidget Spinners.”
Being a Cheerleader at BFMS
By Emma Bruce
My name is Emma Bruce. I interviewed Kelsey Krueder, a high school cheerleader. Kelsey thinks cheerleading is fun and loves to cheer. Most of the time, the girls on the squad are friends. There are a lot of options for cheering. She cheers for football and basketball. Remembering cheer routines is hard, so she puts in a lot of practice. Kelsey loves learning new routines, though! Also, she says practices are time-consuming, and they have to go over and over routines. Practices can be tiring, but it is worth showing off at the games! Kelsey has a lot of favorites, but the Go Big Blue chant is at the top. The crowd gets really excited and cheers with them, and she loves that. Kelsey plans on cheering next year, and doing all of the great things that cheerleading has to offer!