How to be Politically Active

by Joey Derrico After the election in November, many Americans are asking how they can become more politically active in their community. The good news is that there is an abundance of ways to become active in politics at the local, state, and even national level. Whether it be an issue in the local neighborhood or the White House, use this beginning guide for how to … Continue reading How to be Politically Active

Winter Formal: A night to remember

By: Sara Wolf Students of BHS had the opportunity to attend a dance other than prom or homecoming this year, for the first time in 5 years. JROTC held Winter Formal on Saturday, February 4 in the school’s auxiliary gym. Students came in and danced from 7 to 10 with the usual wristbands, but also the unusual new occurrence of Mrs. Schwieterman as DJ and … Continue reading Winter Formal: A night to remember

Bellbrook honors winter sport seniors and college signing

By: Sara Wolf Senior Night took place at the varsity boys’ home basketball game against Preble Shawnee on Tuesday, February 14. Parents escorted their class of 2017 seniors as senior bios were read pre-game. Previous head coach Perry Caldwell was recognized for his 14 years of coaching after the first quarter of the game with a golden eagle statue. Coach Caldwell’s teams were SWBL champions … Continue reading Bellbrook honors winter sport seniors and college signing

(A)typical High School: Riverdale Reboots the Archie Universe

by Kasen Stephensen CW’s reboot of the classic Archie universe is both entrancing and peculiar, much like high school gossip.   Archie Comics was established 78 years ago and its universe has been represented in numerous cartoons, video games, and movies.  Its archetypal characters have been manipulated throughout the years to reflect the social norms and customs of the era.  Consequently, this adaptation provides an … Continue reading (A)typical High School: Riverdale Reboots the Archie Universe

UN Honors Russian Ambassador

by Jack Long On 20 February 2017, Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin died a few hours before his 65th birthday. Fellow UN Ambassadors spoke of him as a charismatic, caring, yet strong diplomat that deeply cared for the progress of his country and humanitarian issues. Churkin, though, has garnered criticism with his support for al-Assad’s government forces in Syria, as well as his … Continue reading UN Honors Russian Ambassador

Athlete of the Week: Justin Boreman

By: Carter Caldwell As the winter season draws to a close and the state tournaments begin to start, senior Justin Boreman’s qualification for the 2017 Ohio High School Diving Championship is making quite the splash, in part due to Boreman’s attendance of the Ohio High School Cross Country Championship earlier this school year.  Boreman qualified individually for cross country with a time of 16:46.74, earning … Continue reading Athlete of the Week: Justin Boreman

Adele Beats the Queen and Other Grammy Surprises

By Kayla Stephensen At the Grammy’s this year, Adele won 5 awards, 4 of which she beat Beyoncé. Adele idolizes Beyoncé but rather ironically beat her in Album of the Year, which Beyoncé has been nominated four times for and never won. Many wonder what the judges were looking for if not Lemonade. Although it did win Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best Music Video, … Continue reading Adele Beats the Queen and Other Grammy Surprises

New England Patriots Perform in Historic Super Bowl

By: Carter Caldwell On February 5, American football entered a new era with Super Bowl LI.  For the New England Patriots, who were appearing for a record-setting ninth time, a win would have been another step towards becoming the team with the most Super Bowl wins, dethroning the Pittsburgh Steelers who have six wins.  Meanwhile, the game was the Atlanta Falcon’s second appearance and a chance … Continue reading New England Patriots Perform in Historic Super Bowl

Winter Guard: Putting the “Bell” in Bellbrook

by Bergen Eppers The music starts and all of a sudden you’re driven to dance. Across the tarp and through blocks, you twirl. Then your group tosses, swirling in sync as they fly in the air…a one single *clink* echoes through the gym as they catch and beam radiantly.  The crowd erupts in applause, the sound bouncing off walls and vibrating inside of you, making … Continue reading Winter Guard: Putting the “Bell” in Bellbrook

Politics Take Center-Stage at the Grammy Awards

By: Meghan Malas This past February 12, the highly anticipated Grammy Awards dominated the attention of evening viewers. Plenty of popular artists like Beyonce, Adele, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, and Chance the Rapper performed their hits from the past year, as well as covers from other musicians. Subtle political themes appeared, as artists like Katy Perry and Beyonce promoted messages of unity and strength, and … Continue reading Politics Take Center-Stage at the Grammy Awards