The LEGO movie earns an A

by Harmony Takhar The LEGO movie arrived in theaters on February 7, 2014. It is a 3D animated film that is based off the toy LEGOs with a story. It has quickly reached #1 in box office and still is currently after two weeks, even after the movies that arrived Valentine’s Day weekend. This movie isn’t just for children; people from all age groups have been … Continue reading The LEGO movie earns an A

Keystone XL Pipeline Waits for Kerry

by Megan Haymond On Wednesday, February 26, a State Department investigation decided that the appointment of a contractor to carry out an environmental impact study on the Keystone Pipeline who had previously worked for TransCanada was not a conflict of interest. TransCanada is the company interested in building the pipeline that the environmentalists and conservatives have been fighting over for years. The results of the … Continue reading Keystone XL Pipeline Waits for Kerry

Fundraiser to Help Leukemia Lymphoma Society Ends

by Emily Bunsold There’s a plethora of different fundraisers during the course of the school year at Bellbrook High that help toward many great causes. One in particular would be Bellbrook’s Pasta for Pennies. This amazing organization gives money to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, helping patients who struggle with the disease. Bellbrook asks that its students get involved by donating whatever they can to help … Continue reading Fundraiser to Help Leukemia Lymphoma Society Ends

Ten Things I Wish I was Told Before My Senior Year

by Emily Caruso 1. Choose classes carefully Fill your senior year with classes that fit your individual interests.  Only take AP classes if they interest you and you know that you can do well in them all while still challenging yourself. Colleges receive a copy of your senior year schedule, and the last thing they want to see is that you’re spending tax dollars on … Continue reading Ten Things I Wish I was Told Before My Senior Year

Jay Leno says his last goodbye

by Bailey Dixon Jay Leno’s last episode of the “Tonight Show” on Thursday, February 6 was filled with laughter, memories, and tears.  This show concluded his 22-year run hosting the “Tonight Show” as he gave comedian, Jimmy Fallon, the reins.  His special guests included his long-time friend Billy Crystal and country artist Garth Brooks who performed two of his hit singles during the show.  Some … Continue reading Jay Leno says his last goodbye

Ukrainian President Ousted, Protests Rise Amid Chaos

by Dru Hunsaker While Ukraine’s former president, Viktor Yanukovych, remains in hiding following the coup that ousted him from power and led to an arrest warrant for his person, protests in the Ukraine are mounting and the Russian government is reaching out to suppress the unrest. Viktor Yanukovych, now wanted for mass murder of civilians, is rumored to be hiding somewhere inside the Ukrainian border. … Continue reading Ukrainian President Ousted, Protests Rise Amid Chaos

Bellbrook Boys’ Basketball Playing4Payne 

by Maria Gerbic Bellbrook Boys’ Basketball ended their season in the first tournament round to Ponitz, a tough way to end a great season. The team  finished 2nd in the league, with a record of 14-6 and 9-3 in the SWBL division. The notable victories were to Xenia’s D1 team and Oakwood, league rivals who were twice defeated by Bellbrook. Many didn’t have great expectations … Continue reading Bellbrook Boys’ Basketball Playing4Payne 

Bellbrook Girls’ Basketball Sets New School Record

by Allison Petkoff The Bellbrook Girls Basketball team lost their tournament game to the undefeated Clinton Massie on Saturday.  This game knocked them out of the running for state.  The girls, however, have many things to be proud of.  The team finished with a 20-5 record.  This record is impressive on its own, but this record also broke a Bellbrook High School record.  The women’s basketball team … Continue reading Bellbrook Girls’ Basketball Sets New School Record

Protests Erupt in Venezuela

By Alexia Vlahos Last week on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 3 people were shot and killed at an anti-government protest in Caracas, Venezuela.  The protests began early February in the state Táchira, where college students demanded an increase in school security and help with the country’s economy.  One major economic problem is the inflation rate at 56.2%, according to official figures.  This makes Venezuela a … Continue reading Protests Erupt in Venezuela

Disney Sequels: Destroying the Magic

by Dru Hunsaker There are few things in life that are as magical as a Disney movie. Growing up, most children will be exposed to countless tales of kindhearted princesses, courageous animals, and loyal friends. The Lion King spins a tale of a young lion prince who overcomes his mistakes and fears, and accepts his role as the leader of his pride. Mulan tells of … Continue reading Disney Sequels: Destroying the Magic