German Exchange Student Notes Initial Thoughts On America

By: Kayla Stephensen Vincent König, this year’s German exchange student, comments on what he thinks of america and Bellbrook as of the first few months. König is staying with the other foreign exchange student at a host parent’s home.   Q: What are some American rumors you heard and did they hold true? A: They said school would be more easy which is not true. … Continue reading German Exchange Student Notes Initial Thoughts On America

Lorenzo Morbelli Shares His Opinions On America So Far

By: Kayla Stephensen Lorenzo Morbelli, one of this year’s foreign exchange students, was very excited to answer questions on his opinions about Bellbrook and America in general. Q: What shocked you about the U.S.? A: The food, it sucks. Pasta in bowls? It’s against my culture, you don’t do that! What is this pasta salad? That’s gross. And you call it Italian sauce and it’s … Continue reading Lorenzo Morbelli Shares His Opinions On America So Far

Track Advances to Regionals

by Kayla Stephensen At Track and Field Districts, Friday, May 19, Kylee Parker, a senior, broke the 300 hurdles school record set by Hannah Lewis in 2009. Parker remarks, “I didn’t know I was going to break the record but Coach Barnes told me I had a chance.” Maddie Crane, a junior, went to districts for 300 hurdles but unfortunately didn’t make it to regionals. She’s … Continue reading Track Advances to Regionals

Three Freshman Boys Make Varsity Tennis and Tell Their Story

by Kayla Stephensen This past tennis season, there were three freshman boys (and no seniors) on varsity, Zach Schultz, Andy Russell and Cole McCrae. All three have played for roughly five years and as Zach puts it, “I was pretty confident I would make varsity, but I didn’t expect to be second singles. It feels good to be varsity, especially since I was able to … Continue reading Three Freshman Boys Make Varsity Tennis and Tell Their Story

Girls’ Track Defends Invite Title

By: Kayla Stephensen April 21, the Bellbrook Girls’ track team defended their title and won the Greene County Invitational once again. Emily Taylor, a sophomore hurdler, remarked, “I didn’t participate last year but I feel grateful to have been able to put forth what I had to offer to continue the winning streak.” Even with the win, there were still moments of excitement and as … Continue reading Girls’ Track Defends Invite Title

Latest Beauty and the Beast Sets Record

by Kayla Stephensen and Jaimie Franz <spoilers> The latest version of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” had the biggest opening weekend of any PG-Rated film, with over $170 million. Even with one theater boycotting it and Russia not allowing 16 year old’s and younger to watch it, “Beauty” still holds the 6th biggest opening weekend ever, once again as the only PG movie. Following in … Continue reading Latest Beauty and the Beast Sets Record

“La La Land” Sees A Twist Ending

by Kayla Stephensen “La La Land” had a sad turn when it was announced for Best Picture at the Academy Awards but it was actually the movie “Moonlight” that won the night’s most coveted award. The cast and directors of La La Land received the award and even started their acceptance speeches but were cut off and notified that they were not in fact the … Continue reading “La La Land” Sees A Twist Ending

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

Lady Gaga Wows Crowd

By Kayla Stephensen Lady Gaga captured the Super Bowl crowd’s attention by jumping off the roof of the stadium to begin her show. She opened with “God Bless America” and then proceeded to sing some of her top songs over the years such as “Poker Face,” “Just Dance,” “Born This Way,” her latest hit “Million Reasons” and closed with the ever popular “Bad Romance.” Some … Continue reading Lady Gaga Wows Crowd