Carrie Fisher: A Farewell to Star Wars’ Iconic Princess

Photo courtesy of  by Rachel Giffin Carrie Fisher died in the early morning hours of on Tuesday, December 27, following four days of intensive care after a heart attack. Millions mourn the loss of this iconic actress. While Fisher played in many successful films, her most remembered and probably most adored role was in George Lucas’ space adventure saga, Star Wars, where she portrayed the character … Continue reading Carrie Fisher: A Farewell to Star Wars’ Iconic Princess

The Smoky Mountains Blaze

By Ally Keefer A raging fire started on Sunday, November 27, in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, causing more than 14,000 people to evacuate the area. As of December 5, 14 people were killed in this tragedy in the Smoky Mountains (CBS News). This fire wiped out many buildings and cabins. Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is a tourist destination in the Appalachian Mountains. The fire was started at the top … Continue reading The Smoky Mountains Blaze

Festivities begin with Christmas in the Park

by Connor Robinson Every year Bellbrock Park is wonderfully decorated for the upcoming holiday season, complete with Christmas lights, garland, light-up snowflakes, and more. The decorations that span the entire one and a half acre space are put up by both Bellbrook Park District employees and members of Partnerships for Success. Bellbrook High School students who are a part of PfS volunteer to help decorate … Continue reading Festivities begin with Christmas in the Park

Movies Coming This Holiday Season

By: Carter Caldwell This holiday break is promising to be a worthy close to a successful year for the film industry.  On 16 December, Rogue One, Collateral Beauty, Fences, and Solace are set to premiere.  Rogue One, the much-anticipated Star Wars anthology film, will likely be number one at the box office that weekend, and could potentially break records.  Collateral Beauty, on the other hand, a … Continue reading Movies Coming This Holiday Season

PSA: Procrastination is Inevitable

By Bergen Eppers and Sarah Rovinsky The dreaded exam week is approaching closer and closer. The procrastination is almost inevitable. (I can already feel it). Everyone procrastinates, whether you’re willing to admit it or not. It is, if you will, an art, varying in degree and style. If you’re going to do it (be honest: you probably are), why not do it to your best … Continue reading PSA: Procrastination is Inevitable

College Football Regular Season Comes to a Close

by Joey Derrico The college football regular season has just concluded and the final rankings, along with bowl game schedules, have been released. The College Football Playoff Committee, a group of 12 experts who rank the top 25  teams weekly, selected the top 4 teams on Sunday to participate in the end-of-year playoffs. The top four teams included undefeated SEC champions Alabama, one-loss Ohio State, ACC … Continue reading College Football Regular Season Comes to a Close

Opposition to North Dakota Pipeline Grows, Officials React with Force

By: Meghan Malas The installation of the North Dakota Pipeline has continued to raise controversy over the final months of 2016. The project itself is estimated to cost over 3.7 billion dollars, and result in the transporting of nearly 470,000 barrels of oil a day across four states, including North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois. The hope is to sell this oil to markets … Continue reading Opposition to North Dakota Pipeline Grows, Officials React with Force

A New Film about Jacqueline Kennedy

by Henry Wong The new film, Jackie, directed by Chilean director, Pablo Larraín, and starring Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy, opens in theaters December 2, 2016. The movie is the first English-speaking movie directed by Pablo Larraín. Theodore H. White, a journalist with Life magazine, interviewed the First Lady in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, a week after President Kennedy’s death in 1963 and the movie focuses … Continue reading A New Film about Jacqueline Kennedy

Nintendo: Generations of Play

by Henry Wong Several new and also classic products are being produced by Nintendo – just in time for the busy holiday shopping season.  One of Nintendo’s newest items is a console that is a hand-held hybrid and is scheduled to debut on January 13, 2017.  Nintendo is being quiet about the details and building suspense by keeping the specifics of the console secret. Apparently, … Continue reading Nintendo: Generations of Play