Top five local thrift shops

By Anna Starkey Whether you are searching for an outfit for a football game, a Halloween costume, or an ugly sweater, thrift stores offer convenient and cheap solutions to any wardrobe problem.  Luckily, the Dayton area is home to multiple second-hand shops. Here are the Top Five must visit thrift shops in the area:   Happy thrifting! (And remember to wash clothing prior to use.) Continue reading Top five local thrift shops

Why You Should Minimize Your Pencil Bag–Or Not

by Rachael Birri and Bridget Richard Rachael’s View My pencil bag is my purse (which is not large enough to fit a standard wallet or more than one lipstick, let alone excess clutter). Therefore, I make it my personal mission to make sure that I only carry what is vital. As a result, I rarely spend more than three seconds looking for any item within … Continue reading Why You Should Minimize Your Pencil Bag–Or Not

President Obama Acknowledges “Kanye 2020”

by Bridget Richard President Obama has finally addressed the famous “Kanye 2020” campaign declaration. It has been about two months since West stated at the 2015 VMAs on August 15 that he would run for president. The POTUS himself told some jokes on the subject during a recent fundraising event in San Francisco, making several conspicuous references, about both his “Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” and … Continue reading President Obama Acknowledges “Kanye 2020”

Atlas Shrugged: Halfway Through the Journey

by Bridget Richard Atlas Shrugged is one of the most famous novels by 20th century writer and philosopher Ayn Rand. Written in 1957, it depicts a dystopian American economy and follows the stories of several industrialist leaders and how they all try to go about solving it. That in and of itself is a bland summary, because the novel is so much more than that. … Continue reading Atlas Shrugged: Halfway Through the Journey

Four Fun Festivals to Visit this October

By Anna Starkey Get out and enjoy the season with these local fall celebrations! Ohio Renaissance Festival – now to 10/26 Located in Waynesville near Caesar’s Creek lies the largest Renaissance Festival in Ohio.  With over 30 acres of land, the festival truly takes you into the past.  The actors, artisans, and townspeople put on an impressive performance to make your experience as realistic as … Continue reading Four Fun Festivals to Visit this October

Keeping spirits high while the temperature falls

by Anna Starkey While summer fades and fall begins, it is difficult to come to terms with less daylight, fewer leaves, and less warmth.  Instead of allowing your mood to shift with the seasons, stay positive about the weather by incorporating these simple fixes into your life: Stay Outside! Instead of moping around your home searching for indoor activities, go back outside.  The weather may be … Continue reading Keeping spirits high while the temperature falls

Cubs on Hot Streak in MLB Playoffs

By: Mitch Hughes Even though the leaves are beginning to fall and the temperatures are beginning to drop, Major League baseball is still in season. The MLB Playoffs are in full swing and things have gone much differently than predicted. Five teams still remain. The Cubs, Royals and Blue Jays have already secured a spot in the semifinals and the Mets and Dodgers will decide … Continue reading Cubs on Hot Streak in MLB Playoffs

BHS French, Art Students Take on the Windy City

By: Joseph Spirk On October 15, Bellbrook High School French and Art students went on an academic field trip to the Art Institute of Chicago for a day trip. This was the 10th year the French and art students have gone on the trip together. They began in 2002, while not going some years. Departing from the high school at 7 am, they arrived at the museum … Continue reading BHS French, Art Students Take on the Windy City

Two trips in two days: How to travel efficiently

By Anna Starkey Between holidays, college visits, and school trips, fall traveling can be exhausting. In order to maintain a quick pace while also enjoying yourself, I have compiled a list of essential lessons I learned while traveling to Chicago one day, to setting up a tent in West Virginia the next. 1. Make a list! Organization is key while traveling long distances. Before you … Continue reading Two trips in two days: How to travel efficiently