Traffic causes headaches on first day back to school

by Kasie Fisher On August 18, 2021, Bellbrook students returned back to school, and while many children were anxious to see their friends, teachers, parents, and student drivers were anxious about getting to school on time. Community members trying to drive on Upper Bellbrook Road from the times of 7:30 am to 8:30 am were in dead stop traffic due to the newly designed pick … Continue reading Traffic causes headaches on first day back to school

Volleyball Varsity setter Grace Krane talks unity, family, and relentless pursuit

by Rachel Holbrook Question 1: What position do you play?  Answer: I am a setter on the varsity volleyball team.  Question 2: Out of all sports, why did you choose to play volleyball?  Answer: Volleyball is such a team sport and really unites all of the players on and off the court. The energy that comes from everyone on the team is amazing to feel … Continue reading Volleyball Varsity setter Grace Krane talks unity, family, and relentless pursuit

OPINION: Women’s rights in the eyes of the Taliban

By Grace Ruiz Many weeks have passed since the withdrawal of American forces and the Taliban’s recapture of Afghanistan’s government. While the days pass and the shock of these events begins to fade in our minds, it’s important to understand the repercussions that these events have caused and will continue to cause for the people of Afghanistan now living under Taliban rule. It’s especially important … Continue reading OPINION: Women’s rights in the eyes of the Taliban

Local fall treats fall into our stores

By Paige E. Bourquin The local community center, Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Community Support Center (BSCSC), has started gathering foods for fall. Volunteer and sophomore Reagan Morrow said they have already started getting ready for Thanksgiving with plenty of pumpkin treats, cake mix for all the sweet goodies, and plenty of stuffing for this season. If you want to help out our community, feel free to donate anything … Continue reading Local fall treats fall into our stores

4 Century-old Faeroes tradition causes a cetacean controversy

By: Joshua O. Kiefer (content warning: graphic description ahead) A 4 century-old Faeroes tradition killed 1,428 white-sided dolphins on September 12. This tradition has been around for hundreds of years, but environmental activists say it’s cruel. The tradition involves boats driving dolphins into shallow water, beaching them, using blowhole hooks to pull the dolphins to shore, and then employing a knife to sever the spine … Continue reading 4 Century-old Faeroes tradition causes a cetacean controversy

Top 5 strangest MET Gala looks

By Abbie Stokes According to Wikipedia, “The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala or the Costume Institute Benefit and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. It marks the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit.” This year’s Gala was Monday, September 13 … Continue reading Top 5 strangest MET Gala looks

Tokyo Fashion Week 2022: a retrospective

by Abbie Stokes During Tokyo Fashion Week this year, audiences saw five artists showcase new styles and concepts through pre-filmed video showcases, with unique elements and displays being brought to the table from all designers.  Starting off with the most eccentric and awe-inspiring of the group, emerging artist Ryunosuke Okazaki came to the runway with 23 looks, inspired by nature and history, the Jōmon period … Continue reading Tokyo Fashion Week 2022: a retrospective

ABBA returns after 40 years

By Savannah Higley Credit: ABBA Voyage September 2, 2021, Hit Swedish pop/disco group “ABBA” announced a new album coming early November, their first album in 40 years. “ABBA Voyage” is the title of the new album and it’s set to release November 5. ABBA also released two new songs titled “I Still Have Faith In You” and “Don’t Shut Me Down.”  ABBA’s approach to concerts … Continue reading ABBA returns after 40 years

Feeling the burn? Here are some ways to de-stress

By Paige E. Bourquin Right now the world seems to be going crazy. With school going back full gear and COVID getting worse (again), it’s completely understandable that you would be anxious. You might be constantly getting ads that are in your face telling you to do this and your stress will be gone, or do that and poof your anxiety is gone! We all … Continue reading Feeling the burn? Here are some ways to de-stress

Bellbrook theater returns after a year away

By: Reagan Morrow In spring 2020, the Bellbrook theatre planned a production of Peter Pan with Ms. Jergens and Mr. Castle directing. The pandemic, levy failure, and career changes have brought new directors and a new show that has never been done before at Bellbrook schools.  New directors Alexis Breese, a former Bellbrook student, has been acting since the age of 7. Breese went to … Continue reading Bellbrook theater returns after a year away