By Cayla Destefani Just last Wednesday (2/18/15) Christian churches all over the world celebrated Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. I’ll bet some people just went into panic reading that and thought, “No way! Is it Lent already? Does that mean I need to give something up?” Although many people use this Lenten season to try to actually complete their New Year Resolution of … Continue reading What is lent anyway?
by Meghna Kumar This Valentine’s Day Bellbrook students spread the Valentine’s spirit around the community. Students and teachers at Bell Creek Intermediate conducted a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. The students and faculty raised $10,455.01 overall, surpassing last year’s donation total. All fundraised money will go to the prevention of heart disease and stroke. Thirty-two BCI students were also selected as 2015 Jump Rope … Continue reading Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools Spread the Love
By: Harmony Takhar Every sport has a championship game to determine the superior team/player of the season. In football, as I’m sure you all are aware of, it’s the Super Bowl. Super Bowl XLIV took place February 1, with the matchup of Patriots vs Seahawks. Who came out on top? The New England Patriots. Their past season was extraordinary with quarterback Tom Brady leading to a … Continue reading Patriots: XLIV Champs
by Bridget Richard The 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue was released Tuesday, February 11, and turned heads, and not just in the conventional way that the annual publication usually does. This year, the magazine featured two plus size models. Ashley Graham, who is featured in a Swimsuits For All advertisement, and Robyn Lawley, who is published in the magazine as an “SI Rookie,” are the … Continue reading Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Features “Plus-Sized” Models
By Maria Gerbic Lebron James’s tweet from Saturday night, February 7, prior to Cleveland’s 120-105 victory over the Lakers, has stirred quite the controversy over teammates and media alike, who claimed that it targeted James’s teammate, Kevin Love. James originally denied that the tweet, which said, “Stop trying to find a way to FIT-OUT and just FIT-IN. Be apart [sic] of something special! Just my … Continue reading Is Lebron James Feuding with Kevin Love?
By: Rachel Heinz State Senator Bill Beagle is attempting to create new legislation regarding vicious dogs. Sen. Beagle has been serving as state senator for the 5th District of Ohio since 2011. This is his second attempt at adjusting fines and the amount of time before a felon can own a dangerous dog. Current laws state that even if a dog kills someone, the owners … Continue reading Changes to Vicious Dog Laws
By Henry Wong The Bellbrook Key Club supports a myriad of organizations, one of them being The Caring Place in Xenia. It was first started 24 years ago by Pastor Tom Batterman and Barb Swinehart. Every Thursday from 6 to 7 pm, the organization serves anywhere between 100 to 200 free dinners to anyone who comes. Their goal is to provide a hot meal to … Continue reading 24 Years of Caring
by Emily Engle If you google “Bruce Jenner’s transition,” over 2.65 million hits generate. But googling “Belinda Jenner’s transition” yields only a few hundred thousand references. From The New York Times to People magazine, lengthy articles detail how everyone in Jenner’s life is reacting to her newly-announced decision to become a female – yet the articles’ writers overwhelmingly use male pronouns to describe her. According … Continue reading Opinion: Media’s Cissexism Becoming Increasingly Pronounced
By Sarah Rovinsky Harper Lee is a widely known legend for her classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Lee has granted almost no requests for interviews or public appearances since its publication. With the exception of a few minor essays, she hasn’t published anything further. In February, Harper Lee announced Go Set a Watchman will be released on July 14. Carter, laywer and friend of Nelle Harper … Continue reading Harper Lee Releasing a New Book
By: Allison Petkoff On January 29, the largest baby in the state of Florida was delivered. The baby, named Avery Ford, weighed 14.1 pounds at birth and was born at St Joseph’s Women’s Hospital in Tampa. The average baby weight is 7.5 lbs. Only 5% of babies fall outside of the range of 5.5 lbs. to 10 lbs. This baby had a truly exceptional birth … Continue reading Fourteen pound baby born in Florida