Hurricanes Take Southern U.S. by Storm

By: Meghan Malas What many consider to be some of mother nature’s most implacable phenomenons, hurricanes, have torn into Florida, The Caribbean, Mexico and the southern United States without a shred of mercy. According to The Atlantic, the image attached shows “three hurricanes spin across the tropical Atlantic. Left to right, they are: Hurricane Katia, Hurricane Irma, which was passing between Cuba and the Bahamas; … Continue reading Hurricanes Take Southern U.S. by Storm

Try rock climbing for its benefits

by Ryan Westergaard Rock climbing not only aids in physical fitness, but also mental health. Climbing up a 50 foot vertical wall is going to have its challenges. Most of the time, your weight will be evenly distributed through your feet and hands, but sometimes you may have to hold all your body weight up with only your fingertips. Because of this, rock climbing is … Continue reading Try rock climbing for its benefits

Golden Eagles soar at the BIT

By Lauren Redfern On September 23, Bellbrook played host to the 36th annual Bellbrook Cross Country Invitational. Over 500 runners took on the very challenging course. Four different races took place: high school boys, high school girls, and middle school boys and girls. High school runners find themselves running 3.1 miles through 6 river crossings, up multiple hills, and around hairpin turns. Runners from other … Continue reading Golden Eagles soar at the BIT

Yummy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Treats

By: Chelsea Cozad Fall is right around the corner and you know what that means: bribing people to be your friends with pumpkin spice lattes and your world-famous cinnamon bread. Don’t have the budget to constantly supply everybody with a Venti drink? Did you lose that cinnamon bread recipe? No need to worry, these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies will make you the most liked person … Continue reading Yummy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Treats

Cleveland Sports Curse Over?

by Carter Caldwell After overcoming a 52-year championship drought in the 2016 NBA Finals, it seems that the city of Cleveland’s professional sports “curse” is over.  Two of the three teams often viewed as being “cursed,” the NBA Cavaliers  and the MLB Indians, have experienced surges of success since the Cavaliers won the Finals in 2016, with the Cavs going on to play again in … Continue reading Cleveland Sports Curse Over?

German Exchange Student Notes Initial Thoughts On America

By: Kayla Stephensen Vincent König, this year’s German exchange student, comments on what he thinks of america and Bellbrook as of the first few months. König is staying with the other foreign exchange student at a host parent’s home.   Q: What are some American rumors you heard and did they hold true? A: They said school would be more easy which is not true. … Continue reading German Exchange Student Notes Initial Thoughts On America

Which Scary Movies to Watch This Halloween

By Michaela Pittman The season for scary movies has finally arrived. And if you are anything like me, you have a difficult time deciding what to watch. There are a plethora of scary movies out there, but only a handful are really worth your time. Knowing which one to pick can be a difficult task, so I have made a list of movies organized to … Continue reading Which Scary Movies to Watch This Halloween

Lorenzo Morbelli Shares His Opinions On America So Far

By: Kayla Stephensen Lorenzo Morbelli, one of this year’s foreign exchange students, was very excited to answer questions on his opinions about Bellbrook and America in general. Q: What shocked you about the U.S.? A: The food, it sucks. Pasta in bowls? It’s against my culture, you don’t do that! What is this pasta salad? That’s gross. And you call it Italian sauce and it’s … Continue reading Lorenzo Morbelli Shares His Opinions On America So Far

Ohio Bar Association Introduces “Now You’re 18”

by Jack Long As many Seniors begin to turn eighteen, they take on the responsibilities of the adult world; not only social responsibilities but legal ones as well. The Ohio Bar Association hosts a programme called “Now You’re 18,” which allows “new adults [to] learn about their changing legal status.” Many Bellbrook Seniors feel they lack the education that would prepare them for the adult … Continue reading Ohio Bar Association Introduces “Now You’re 18”

On the Heels of Harvey, Hurricane Irma

Photo courtesy: NASA by Jack Long 5 September 2017 Hurricane Harvey is expected to be the most expensive natural disaster in American History, estimated at $108 billion in disaster relief, by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). However, some estimates reach $190 billion, with economic impact factored in. Hurricane Harvey hit the Texan coast at Category 3 with winds at 130 mph late August. … Continue reading On the Heels of Harvey, Hurricane Irma