Opinion: Bellbrook’s Parking Lot Makes Me…

By: Morgan Sharbaugh Seat belt? Check. BackPack? Check. Enough gas to get you the five miles to your house? Check. You are ready to go. Putting your car into drive, you attempt to move out of your parking spot to wait in post-school traffic. Trapped in the calm lines of escape, slowly inching forward as another car is allowed to turn left, you wait. Suddenly, … Continue reading Opinion: Bellbrook’s Parking Lot Makes Me…

Bellbrook’s Operating Levy Postponed for Now

by Sarah Bevelhymer “What many people don’t realize is that the people that will truly be harmed by a levy failure are the students themselves,” Mark Carreira said, a history and government teacher at Bellbrook High School.  Voters will cast their vote on the passage of a $5.7 million operating levy for the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek School District. The levy will fund day to day operations such … Continue reading Bellbrook’s Operating Levy Postponed for Now

Planet Earth’s Most Recent Cry For Help

by Zach Van Pelt On February 6, 2020, the Esperanza Base on the northern tip of Antarctica recorded the highest ever temperature on the continent of 18.3 degrees Celsius. That’s nearly 65 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a worrisome sign as just days later, images of northern Antarctica showed a stretch of land nearly entirely devoid of ice and snow, as well as sections of ocean … Continue reading Planet Earth’s Most Recent Cry For Help

Democratic Primaries Leave Two Clear Front Runners

By: Khacor Tigner and Sarah Bevelhymer Former Vice President Joe Biden made a comeback from being one of the candidates with the least amount of delegates to the candidate with the most after Super Tuesday. Joe Biden currently has 627 delegates, replacing the former front runner Bernie Sanders who has 551 delegates. The other candidates that were notable in previous caucuses/primaries–Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, and … Continue reading Democratic Primaries Leave Two Clear Front Runners

Developing The Healthy Addiction: Exercise

by Kyle Van Pelt Of the countless addictions possible for humans, there is one predominantly healthy one, but getting addicted to it is not as easy as picking up a cookie or a Juul. This helpful addiction is exercise, especially vigorous exercise. With the correct repetition and observable results, anyone can intentionally addict themselves to working out regularly. Hardcore physical exertion is extremely hormonal specifically … Continue reading Developing The Healthy Addiction: Exercise

Living the Island Life

by Kyle Van Pelt Lifestyles around the world all have some unique qualities, and Hawaii is home to the exceptional “Island Lifestyle”. This peculiar way of life is not exclusive to the Hawaiian islands or any place; it is expressed as an attitude of limitless acceptance of others, willingness to try almost anything, a Buddha-like calmness, and a very outward kindness.  While not exclusively Hawaiian … Continue reading Living the Island Life

Ohio’s not just corn!

By: Abby Clack Happy almost spring break! Just for you, I’ve compiled a collection of things to do for your staycation in beautiful Ohio.  Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; Cleveland, Ohio. “The museum documents the history of rock music and the artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have influenced its development.” Dayton Art Institute; Dayton, Ohio. “The Dayton Art Institute is a … Continue reading Ohio’s not just corn!

Books to Help the Self

by: Kayla Stephensen As the year winds down and exams become the primary focus, it is best to remember to take care of yourself. These books are great for increasing productivity and positivity.  7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R Covey The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis Atomic Habits by James Clear … Continue reading Books to Help the Self