Bellbrook Music Department Gets Into the Holiday Spirit

By: Carter Caldwell On December 11, Bellbrook’s concert band got a little festive with this year’s holiday concert featuring not only the regular wind ensemble and symphony band, but also the jazz band, bassoon ensemble, and percussion ensemble.   The bands, which are directed by Mrs. Barb Siler and Mr. Chris Foster, played several pieces, including classics like “Jingle Bells,” “Frosty the Snowman,” “Hark, The Herald … Continue reading Bellbrook Music Department Gets Into the Holiday Spirit

Annual Bellbrook Alumni Basketball Tournament Enters 29th Year

By: Carter Caldwell Since 1989, Bellbrook alumnus Keith McKeever (Class of 1979) has had a hand in putting together the Alumni Basketball Tournament, a round robin tournament open to any Bellbrook alumni who participated in the Men’s Basketball program.  Teams are then composed by grouping different graduating classes together into even teams, who all have a chance to compete in the finals match up where … Continue reading Annual Bellbrook Alumni Basketball Tournament Enters 29th Year

10 holiday classics to watch over break

By Mackenzie Pittman Exam week is almost over and the winter season is finally setting in. It’s a time to relax, kick back, and embrace the couch-potato lifestyle. This list contains 10 of the most celebrated and loved holiday movies yet. So, grab a cup of cocoa, sit down with friends or family, and get ready to watch a heart-warming or comically amusing holiday classic! … Continue reading 10 holiday classics to watch over break

The Best of “Black Mirror”

By Heidi Papay Black Mirror is an ongoing Netflix series created by Charlie Brooker. Black Mirror is similar to The Twilight Zone; each episode tells a different story about the modern world and its consequences. So far, the series has four seasons, and there are rumors of a fifth. Additionally, there are rumors of a movie being released soon, and some people believe it to be … Continue reading The Best of “Black Mirror”

Hallmark Movies Promise Some Entertainment

By Heidi Papay When the holiday season is in full swing, everyone loves to sit down and watch a good Christmas movie. Of course, there are the classics, such as It’s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Story. But there are also new movies coming out every year. Hallmark is known for its sappy love stories, and they release new movies every holiday season. Some people love the … Continue reading Hallmark Movies Promise Some Entertainment

Ralph Wrecks the Internet Will Wreck Your Heart

By: Kayla Stephensen ******SPOILER ALERT****** In a story about the unusual friendship between two video game characters, the infamous villain Wreck-It Ralph and the glitch princess racer Vanellope von Schweetz, the feels are there. As Ralph tries to find a way to create something new and exciting for his best friend, he accidentally breaks her game. Discovering the internet which is full of unpredictable experiences, … Continue reading Ralph Wrecks the Internet Will Wreck Your Heart

Gene Editing Claim Sparks Shock and Disapproval

By Mackenzie Pittman What happened: On November 26 in Hong Kong, He Jiankui, a physicist from the Southern University of Science and Technology of China, revealed his effort and alleged success, in editing the genes of two twin girl embryos before implanting them in the mother. The twin girls were born earlier in November, becoming the world’s “first” genetically-altered babies. The edited DNA in question … Continue reading Gene Editing Claim Sparks Shock and Disapproval

What to Give the Person Who Has Everything for Christmas

By: Emily Bevelhymer The holidays are a time to buy gifts for friends and family but the same gifts are recycled every year. Gifts are a way to show our appreciation of our loved ones. Putting thought into finding the perfect gift can be time-consuming so here are some ideas to get you away from the traditional gift card or cash. Give the gift of … Continue reading What to Give the Person Who Has Everything for Christmas

Marshmallow Cookies Recipe

By: Emily Bevelhymer The holidays are known for incredible food. Around the holidays parties and family gathering occur every weekend. What better way to celebrate than making homemade cookies and that show off your baking skills to friends and family. A recipe for kitchen sink marshmallow cookies is sure to wow everyone at your holiday gatherings! Time: 45 minutes Yields: 4 dozen cookies Ingredients: 2 … Continue reading Marshmallow Cookies Recipe