Senior Emily Taylor Won Most Musical, Here’s Why

by: Kayla Stephensen The newly minted “Most Musical” female of the senior class of 2019 answered some questions regarding her experience in theater as well as with a singing YouTube channel with her best friend and senior Holly Klepacz. What made you want to do theater? I wanted to start theatre because I’d always loved the idea of stepping into someone else’s shoes and I … Continue reading Senior Emily Taylor Won Most Musical, Here’s Why

The Best Way to Get Into Star Wars

by Emily Lewis In the past four years, Star Wars has once again stepped into the spotlight, with multiple movies being released under Disney’s new ownership. From the sequel trilogy to standalone movies that help to fill in gaps of the timeline, the stories are new, but familiar. While the new movies are just as great as the rest, many fans and casual moviegoers are … Continue reading The Best Way to Get Into Star Wars

Bellbrook Swim and Dive Takes Second at League Meet

by: Carter Caldwell On Saturday, February 2, the Bellbrook Swim and Dive team competed at the Southwestern Buckeye League meet at Trotwood-Madison High School.  As defending champions at the meet, the boys scored 112 points to earn second place, while the girls put up 98 to come in third. Freshman Alex Welsh was the only event winner for the Eagles, beating out two Oakwood seniors … Continue reading Bellbrook Swim and Dive Takes Second at League Meet

Grammy Nominee, 21 Savage, Arrested by U.S. Immigration

By Mackenzie Pittman Early on February 3, Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, more commonly known by his stage name 21 Savage, was taken into custody by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE stated that Mr. Abraham-Joseph had been staying in the US illegally for the past 13 years, and was a citizen of the United Kingdom, not the United States, and certainly wasn’t from Atlanta, Georgia. … Continue reading Grammy Nominee, 21 Savage, Arrested by U.S. Immigration

Romance Movie Recommendations Sure to Please this February

By: Emily Bevelhymer The bitter cold of early February and the abundance of pink and red call for one thing: a romantic-comedy movie night. Romantic-comedies bring a bit of the light and love that is needed during this time of the year. Pop the popcorn and gather the chocolate because a romance movie night is called for. About Time – About Time is the story … Continue reading Romance Movie Recommendations Sure to Please this February

Series: Recent Genetic Advancements Hold Promise for Progress

By: Morgan Sharbaugh Genes are the recipe of life on Earth. From the smallest single-celled prokaryote to the largest mammal, genes and genetics rule all life. Genetics proposes a wide range of studies and theories. Scientists use the genome to study diseases or ways to improve human life. For example, crops are modified to produce more fruits and withstand pests. Recent studies have shown that … Continue reading Series: Recent Genetic Advancements Hold Promise for Progress

Opioid Overdose Chance Overtakes Motor Vehicle Crash Death Chance

by Arden Lunay A new report by the National Safety Council has found that an American is more likely to die from an opioid overdose than in a motor vehicle crash. Americans have a 1 in 103 chance of dying on the road, while they have a 1 in 96 chance of dying from opioid overdose, statistics that bring to light the severity of America’s … Continue reading Opioid Overdose Chance Overtakes Motor Vehicle Crash Death Chance

The Longest Government Shutdown in Review

By Arden Lunay On Friday, January 25, the longest government shutdown in US history paused until February 15 when President Trump signed a bill to reopen temporarily. The shutdown is not completely over because Trump has yet to receive the $5.7 billion needed for his wall on the border of United States and Mexico, but with 800,000 federal employees not getting paid since December 22, … Continue reading The Longest Government Shutdown in Review

Mary Poppins Returns: A Must-See to Bring Out Your Inner Kid

By: Jade Edwards A fresh, modern addition to the classic, Mary Poppins Returns is a thrilling film that tells the story of what happens after the original.  Michael Banks recently lost his wife to an illness, and his sister Jane Banks is there to help raise his three kids: Anabel, John, and Georgie.   Living at 17 Cherry Tree Lane, a house that has been … Continue reading Mary Poppins Returns: A Must-See to Bring Out Your Inner Kid