Movie Review: How to Train Your Dragon Brings Tears to My Eyes

By: Kayla Stephensen *********SPOILER ALERTS********* Maybe it has to do with the proximity of my menstrual cycle, or maybe it has to do with how close to home the stories hit, but I have cried during the second and now third How to Train Your Dragon movies. In the second movie, the parents were brought back together only for the father to lose his life … Continue reading Movie Review: How to Train Your Dragon Brings Tears to My Eyes

Israel Becomes the Fourth Nation on the Moon

By: Morgan Sharbaugh On February 21, 2019, Israel took a giant step forward for their country. Leaving Cape Canaveral, an Israeli spacecraft began its journey toward the moon. The spacecraft, dubbed Beresheet which is Israeli for Genesis, will truly be a new beginning for Israel, making the nation the fourth country on the Moon, joining Russia, the United States, and China. The original drive for … Continue reading Israel Becomes the Fourth Nation on the Moon

Virgin Galactic Reaches New Heights in Commercial Space Travel

By: Morgan Sharbaugh Virgin Galactic, a commercial space travel company led by Richard Branson, went on its first flight in December 2018, then on February 22 the spaceship VSS Unity made the highest flight yet. While carrying three people, two pilots and a third crew member, VSS Unity flew at mach 3.4 and reached 295,007 ft. The pilots, Dave Mckay and Michael Masucci, became commercial … Continue reading Virgin Galactic Reaches New Heights in Commercial Space Travel

Illinois Gunman Should Have Had Weapon Confiscated

by Drew Ward There has been an increase in mass shootings, with the past year alone having 323 mass shootings. Mass shootings are defined by four or more people getting shot at the same location at the same time. Unfortunately, another shooting occurred this past week on Friday, February 15. The shooting occurred at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois. The gunman, Gary Martin, killed five … Continue reading Illinois Gunman Should Have Had Weapon Confiscated

Quadriga Loses $135 million

By: Morgan Sharbaugh The founder of Quadriga, a cryptocurrency company, dies, taking the passwords with him, causing the company to loose $135 million. Thousands of investors are left wondering where their money went as Quadriga scrambled to find the passwords to Gerald Cotten’s computer. Cotten died while in India working with an orphanage, due to complications with Crohn’s disease. His wife has been left to … Continue reading Quadriga Loses $135 million

Competition Cheer Head to State

By: Carter Caldwell On February 4, the Bellbrook Varsity Competition Cheer Squad put on a state-qualifying show at the OASSA Southwest Regional competition at Miamisburg High School.  The State competition will be held at The Ohio State University, St. John’s Arena on March 10, where the girls will compete against 19 different DIII teams from Ohio, all of which are non-building, meaning they don’t perform … Continue reading Competition Cheer Head to State