Reboot of the Search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370

By: Chelsea Cozad After the 2014 disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, several efforts were attempted to find the airplane and 239 missing persons aboard. Last January, Australian officials indefinitely suspended any further search attempts, although pieces of debris believed to have come from the plane washed up on the shores of Madagascar, Réunion Island and Tanzania. Last Wednesday, things changed when an independent American … Continue reading Reboot of the Search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370

As Colder Weather Moves In, Winter Formal is Fast Approaching

By: Carter Caldwell In case the recent two-hour delays, early releases, and snow days haven’t tipped you off, winter has come to Bellbrook, Ohio.  Sure, it got a little caught up in the moment and got up above 50ºF the other day, but if the couple of inches of snow January 11 brought are any indicator, that was certainly a fluke. With the weather, of … Continue reading As Colder Weather Moves In, Winter Formal is Fast Approaching

76ers vs. Celtics Scuffle in London

By Mackenzie Pittman January 11, the Philadelphia 76ers faced off against the Boston Celtics. They shocked the crowd with a fight between Ben Simmons and Marcus Morris during the 4th quarter. Simmons had went to charge through a screen set by Simmons, but in the process he got physical and knocked down Morris. Despite receiving free throws for the foul, Morris was ready for a … Continue reading 76ers vs. Celtics Scuffle in London

8 Moments in Olympic History

By Mackenzie Pittman Sydney 2000, North and South Korea Unite In a moment of reconciliation, both athletes from North and South Korea marched together under a united flag during the opening ceremony of the 2000 games. Although the North and the South competed separately, this moment symbolized a moment of mending and hope. Berlin 1936, Jesse Owens At the Berlin games, Jesse Owens won 4 … Continue reading 8 Moments in Olympic History

Radium Found in Americans’ Tap Water

by Chelsea Cozad Many Americans assume that their tap water is completely safe from harsh chemicals and compounds. However, the tap water for more than 170 million Americans in all 50 states contain the cancer-causing compound radium. The Environmental Protection Agency has labeled 5 picocuries per liter (pCi/L)–a picocurie is a measure of radioactive decay–as the legal limit of the amount of radium that can … Continue reading Radium Found in Americans’ Tap Water

Tide Keeps Rolling

by Drew Ward Monday night, January 8 concluded one the craziest and most unexpected college football seasons to date. University of Central Florida went undefeated and the governor of Florida decided that they were the national champions in a bill that he signed, after UCF beat Auburn. The Big Ten went 7-1 in the playoffs after being disappointed at being left out in the playoffs. … Continue reading Tide Keeps Rolling

Bellbrook Academic Team Debuts at Franklin, JV and Varsity Take Second

By: Carter Caldwell On January 11, the recently-revived Bellbrook High School Academic Team attended their first meet at Franklin High School, where they battled the teams of both Franklin and Valley View.  Both the Varsity and Junior Varsity teams have been practicing twice a week since October, trying to get an edge on the competition, but at the meet both teams were able to beat … Continue reading Bellbrook Academic Team Debuts at Franklin, JV and Varsity Take Second

Unique Hanukkah Traditions

by Lauren Redfern The evening of December 12 marked the start of Hanukkah for those of Jewish culture. The Jewish holiday lasts for 8 days and nights. Also known as the Festival of Lights, the ancient story goes like this: after a group of Jews took back the temple, they found only enough oil there to light the temple for one night. Miraculously, the oil … Continue reading Unique Hanukkah Traditions

College Football’s Best

by Drew Ward This year Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma University was awarded the Heisman. Given to the best player or most valuable player in the nation, it was the greatest award a player can achieve, the pinnacle of an individual career. Baker Mayfield also won the Maxwell Award this year, which is given to the best quarterback in the nation. Mayfield has been electric this … Continue reading College Football’s Best

Bellbrook’s Top 20 Christmas Songs

by Lauren Redfern The  Christmas season brings decorations, food, presents, traditions and music. Many people enjoy Christmas themed music so much, that it is all they listen to during December. With help from the 2017-2018 Yearbook Staff,  we created a Top 20 Christmas Song Playlist. Next time you are cuddled up in front of the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate, turn on some … Continue reading Bellbrook’s Top 20 Christmas Songs