Bellbrook Volleyball Team is taking SWBL by storm

by Juliana Packard Currently, Bellbrook High School’s varsity volleyball team is the number one team in the South Western Buckeye League. Looking at the whole league’s leaders in specific areas, Bellbrook volleyball players have ranked highly in multiple areas. Junior Sam Pavlak is ranked number two in the SWBL in blocks. Pavlak has 37 blocks so far in the season. Corinne Stamm, a sophomore, has … Continue reading Bellbrook Volleyball Team is taking SWBL by storm

High Schoolers respond to BOE’s Authorization of Active Shooter Response Team

By Grace Krane On September 8, the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Board of Education announced their unanimous decision to implement an Active Shooter Response Committee and Team into Bellbrook’s schools.  This decision came after House Bill 99 was passed by the Ohio Legislature, authorizing school boards to allow staff members to convey weapons in a school safety zone if they have undergone proper training. The volunteer staff members, … Continue reading High Schoolers respond to BOE’s Authorization of Active Shooter Response Team

OPINION: What are the risk factors for school shootings?

By Jacob Grismer The Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools school board recently passed a resolution to form a volunteer Active Shooter Response Team. Current research of the commonalities in school shootings can be used to evaluate current prevention methods and possibly point to new ones. Any gun going off at a school, school game, bus with students, or school property is the criteria used to define a school … Continue reading OPINION: What are the risk factors for school shootings?

The book “Loveless” inspires acceptance

By: Audrey Cable Set in the UK, Alice Oseman´s book Loveless is the story of a fresh-out-of-high-school student Georgia Warr. The book follows Georgia as she goes through college while trying to start her love life. Georgia went through her whole life without dating anyone and feels like she is being left out of romance. When she goes to college, she gives dating a try … Continue reading The book “Loveless” inspires acceptance

Peer tutors help students find academic success

By Claire Webster Peer Tutoring is an organization here at Bellbrook High School created by Mrs. Rivero that helps students get extra academic help from their peers during the school day.  How did it start? There are many students here at BHS who go to peer tutoring during their study halls to get the help that they need to achieve better grades. Math teacher Mrs. … Continue reading Peer tutors help students find academic success

Turn your bath time into a spa experience with herbs

By Madi Miller Create a spa in your very own bathtub! Herb baths are a great way to implement skin soothing, mental and physical rejuvenation. There are many herbs with different benefits to choose from. Once you expand your knowledge on this topic, you won’t want to dip into a boring plain bath again. This ritual will connect you to your higher self by deepening … Continue reading Turn your bath time into a spa experience with herbs

Bellbrook Cheerleading start stunting

By Juliana Packard Bellbrook High School varsity cheer teams have started stunting after many years of trying to start. Bellbrook high school senior varsity cheerleader Madi Miller said, “Stunting really gets the crowd going and ready to win the game.” Miller is a senior who does not stunt; however, she enjoys watching the student section’s reaction to the stunts. Miller spoke about how initially she … Continue reading Bellbrook Cheerleading start stunting

Student athletes see many benefits

By Emma DeWeese Playing a sport in high-school results in improved physical and mental health and better performance in the classroom. Senior Sam Barhorst states that football has taught him “problem solving, dealing with adversity, leadership, teamwork, and communication.” Dr. Cindy Gellner, a pediatrician, recommends that children play sports to experience healthy social interactions that will set them up for success. She claims playing a … Continue reading Student athletes see many benefits

Ukrainian success sparks hope of reclaiming territory in north Georgia

by Tommy Dickman The latest Ukrainian counter offensive in the past few weeks has made impressive progress gaining back over 9000 km². But it also has highlighted the gross mismanagement of Russian troops in the war, and the world has seen it. Russia has made many enemies with surrounding nations, including Georgia. They lost territory in Abkhazia and south Ossetia. But recently Georgian officials have … Continue reading Ukrainian success sparks hope of reclaiming territory in north Georgia

Three Tips to Increase Productivity

by Emma Forshee For many, the prospect of completing a task list is daunting. However, organization and productivity are not out of your reach. With these three tips and tricks from the experts in organization, you will find yourself excelling in productivity in no time.  1 Write it down. Grace Krane, a senior at Bellbrook high school, says, “Take the time to write down what … Continue reading Three Tips to Increase Productivity