How to Study for Exams

By: Kayla Stephensen Depending on the subject and difficulty of a class, there are many ways to study. Here are some suggestions that may help for various subjects: Reread challenging material Redo problems/questions that caused issues Rewrite notes Reread notes Explain concepts to a friend Draw processes or thought processes for problems Use YouTube videos to relearn or further ingrain ideas (I like Crash Course … Continue reading How to Study for Exams

Seeing Government in Action at the Ohio Statehouse

by Josh Hypes On Wednesday, November 13, I had the opportunity to go to the Ohio Statehouse and shadow the state representative for Darke and Miami County, Jena Powell. During that time, I experienced different interactions that legislators do on a daily basis such as recording campaign videos, meeting with lobbyists, speaking at different functions, attending a session of the house, and taking many, many … Continue reading Seeing Government in Action at the Ohio Statehouse

JROTC Can Food Drive Major Success

by Megan Hyer This year JROTC once again did their canned food drive through the Bellbrook community. They collected about 6,150 cans, 1,500 more than last year. The cans go to the food pantry at the Bellbrook Family Resource center or if a cadet knows someone in need of food, some of those families get bags. One cadet says, “Depending on the neighborhood you do, … Continue reading JROTC Can Food Drive Major Success

Bellbrook Band Marches over Competition at Grand Nationals

by Morgan Sharbaugh The Bellbrook Marching Eagles competed in the Bands of America Grand Nationals on November 14. After a long season of intense practices, the marching band performed the “best run of the season” according to junior drum major, Rhiannon Schonauer. Their show “The Other Side” encompasses the journeys people take trying to get to the other side of something, represented through a series … Continue reading Bellbrook Band Marches over Competition at Grand Nationals

Frozen II melts hearts but not Olaf

by Morgan Sharbaugh Frozen II slammed into theaters November 22, bringing joy to people of all ages. Elsa and Anna recall memories from their past, stories, and songs sung to them by their parents. Elsa begins to hear one of the songs and experiences strange things in Arendale, leading her to try and find out more of the story her father told her. The girls, … Continue reading Frozen II melts hearts but not Olaf

Alabama and LSU Play a Game of the Century

by Kyle Van Pelt LSU and Alabama entered Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday, November 9 as the second and third best-rated college football teams by the NCAA, while many coaches and players believed either team to be the best team in the NCAA. LSU was coming off of an eight-game losing streak to the Crimson Tide, but they finally had a team with comparable talent … Continue reading Alabama and LSU Play a Game of the Century

Lethwei: Ancient Brutality Living in the Modern Day

by Kyle Van Pelt Deep in the jungles of Myanmar, the bravest, most tenacious people train to master arguably the most brutal martial art practiced today.  Lethwei translates to The Art of Nine Limbs in English, as a fighter uses their legs, knees, hands, elbows, and head to strike opponents in vicious kickboxing matches. Fighters endure 5 three-minute rounds and can only win by either … Continue reading Lethwei: Ancient Brutality Living in the Modern Day

OK, Boomer! A joke or a rallying cry?

by Abby Clack “OK, Boomer!” is a new phrase Gen-Z and Millennials are saying towards Baby Boomers, or Boomers for short.  “‘Ok boomer’ has become Generation Z’s endlessly repeated retort to the problem of older people who just don’t get it, a rallying cry for millions of fed up kids. Teenagers use it to reply to cringey YouTube videos, Donald Trump tweets, and basically any … Continue reading OK, Boomer! A joke or a rallying cry?

New Vaping Research Shows Harm

by Abby Clack In Illinois and Washington State, new research has come about about what products are more harmful than most. “Dank Vapes (a brand of e-juice) appears to be the most prominent in a class of largely counterfeit brands, with common packaging that is easily available online and that is used by distributors to market THC-containing cartridges with no obvious centralized production or distribution,” said … Continue reading New Vaping Research Shows Harm