The Windy City Report

By: Rachel Stewart, Jackie Thompson, and Anna Starkey On Thursday, November 6, three juniors, Jackie Thompson, Anna Starkey, and Rachel Stewart, set out with Anna’s mom to a mystical land called Chicago, Illinois.  Our mission: college visits.  Our time frame to complete this mission: two days.  We have since returned from the mission, and can report that it was a success.  We also can report … Continue reading The Windy City Report

Miss Honduras Murdered weeks before Miss Universe Pageant

By Anna Starkey The bodies of  Maria Jose Alvarado, otherwise known as Miss Honduras, and her sister were found buried in a field near the Aguagua River in  Cablotales, Honduras six days after their disappearance on November 13, 2014. Maria Jose Alvarado’s sister’s alleged boyfriend, Plutarco Rico, confessed to shooting both Alvarado sisters’ then burying their bodies.  Rico’s friend, Aris Maldonado, assisted Rico in the … Continue reading Miss Honduras Murdered weeks before Miss Universe Pageant

Successful First Day for Fall Play

By: Mitch Hughes Bellbrook High School’s theatre program had its first showing of this year’s fall play, “Madame’s Been Murdered; Tea Will Be Late,” on Thursday, November 20. The play adds a comical twist to a classic murder mystery format. This comical twist, directed by mastermind teacher Ms. Brown and stage crew led by Mr. Gogol, was executed brilliantly by Bellbrook’s finest student actors in … Continue reading Successful First Day for Fall Play

The NFL Suspends Minnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson

by Jackie Thompson On November 18, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodwell suspended the Minnesota Vikings running back, Adrian Peterson, without pay for the remainder of the 2014 season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. Earlier in September, Peterson turned himself in east Texas after beating his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch in order to dole out discipline, according to his lawyer. The child suffered … Continue reading The NFL Suspends Minnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson

Charles Manson soon-to-be Married Man

By: Rachel Stewart Charles Manson, convicted mass murder, is now a married man, according to the state of California.  On November 19, Afton Burton, who now goes by Star, obtained a marriage license.  They are not “officially” married yet, because there hasn’t been a wedding, but plans are in the works. Several years ago, Star moved from Illinois to Corcoran, California, near the Corcoran State Prison, … Continue reading Charles Manson soon-to-be Married Man

Model UN Delegates attend UD Conference

by Mitch Hughes On Friday, November 14, our Model United Nations club paid a visit to the University of Dayton for their annual fall conference. The event took place from about 8:00 in the morning to 3:30 in the afternoon and delegates from around 20 high schools throughout the country were in attendance. The Bellbrook group represented three different countries: New Zealand, Israel, and France, … Continue reading Model UN Delegates attend UD Conference

EMAs recognize music notables

By Casey Murphy The 2014 MTV EMA’s took place last Sunday in Glasgow, Scotland. Many musical artist performed such as Enrique Iglesias, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande and Alicia Keys, as well as breakthrough Brit Charli XCX, Canadian singer-songwriter Kiesza and UK rock duo Royal Blood.  Nicki Minaj reigned as host and performer.  There was also an amazing performance by one of the greatest bands of … Continue reading EMAs recognize music notables

Bellbrook Schools Help Eliminate Bullying at Young Ages

By Emily Bunsold Bullying has been an issue for ages, but has recently become seriously common at schools. What’s most shocking is how much of that bullying goes on in third, fourth, and fifth grade, especially between girls. This issue has gotten a lot of attention among celebrities who were bullied themselves and want to help stop girl-to-girl bullying. The “Mean Stinks” program started by the … Continue reading Bellbrook Schools Help Eliminate Bullying at Young Ages

Protests in Mexico After 43 Students Dead

by Bridget Richard and Cayla Destefani Protests have erupted throughout Mexico as early as November 7 as a result of gang members in the city of Iguala confessing to the massacre of 43 college students that went missing September 26 of this year. Attorney General Jesus Murillo explained in a televised appearance that the authorities were led to two trash bags that supposedly held the ashes … Continue reading Protests in Mexico After 43 Students Dead