The Hate U Give Teaches Audience Important Lessons

By: Kayla Stephensen Starr Carter, portrayed by Amandla Stenberg, lives a double life and has to learn to adjust to her predominantly black neighborhood where she grew up and her predominantly white high school. After her childhood best friend is shot and killed by a white police officer, she has to find a way to break the wall she placed between her separate lives. She … Continue reading The Hate U Give Teaches Audience Important Lessons

Senior Andrea Szep Advances to State Quarterfinals

By: Kayla Stephensen Senior Andrea Szep beat Notre Dame Thursday October 11 and advanced to quarterfinals for state. Szep won division one singles title in sectionals the previous week and lost in her quarterfinal. Her most notable wins this season were against Walnut Hills, Centerville, and Beavercreek On this season she notes, “We lost a lot of great seniors last year, and a lot of … Continue reading Senior Andrea Szep Advances to State Quarterfinals

BHS Golf Is Sending It Long

by: Kayla Stephensen Bellbrook varsity golf has had a significantly better season than in past years. Junior Zach Crampton, “Big Zesty,” notes, “This season has been a little different because of a new coach but our team has benefited from more practice.” The team went to districts for the first time in 11 years after placing 3rd at sectionals. The team had many notable wins … Continue reading BHS Golf Is Sending It Long

McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov Fight In and Out of UFC the Ring

by: Kayla Stephensen and Drew Ward Saturday, October 6 Conor McGregor fought in his first fight after being suspended from the Ultimate Fighting Championship match.  His opponent was Khabib Nurmagomedov. Nurmagomedov was undefeated coming into the fight and the heavy favorite. The fight itself was not that enticing for the first few rounds; however, in the fourth round Nurmagomedov took McGregor to the ground and … Continue reading McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov Fight In and Out of UFC the Ring

Franklin Throwing Hands at Girls Soccer Game

by: Kayla Stephensen Thursday October 4, the girls’ soccer traveled to Franklin for a rematch. Both teams were surprised by the aggressiveness of their opposing team. Junior varsity forward Bailey Sedlak comments, “I was running down the field [with the ball] and she just hooked arms with me and dragged me down. I tried to get up but she was holding me down and so … Continue reading Franklin Throwing Hands at Girls Soccer Game

DNA Technology Brings New Debates

By: Kayla Stephensen Recent developments in DNA technology bring new ethical debates to the table. The arresting of the suspected Golden State Killer, Joseph James DeAngelo, made many users of popular genetics sites worried. The police made a false profile on GEDmatch with DNA from one of the crime scenes and found a match on the site. The co-founders insisted that the company was not … Continue reading DNA Technology Brings New Debates

Fortnite Changes It Up With an App

By: Kayla Stephensen Fortnite, a recent video game obsession among many teens, came out with an app version of the console game. The app is mobile so it can be played anywhere; however, players need an invite from the developers and an iPhone 6s (or a later generation) to download it. The game is set up in battle royale genre where 100 players are fighting … Continue reading Fortnite Changes It Up With an App

10 Movies Audiences Cannot Wait To See

By: Kayla Stephensen Movies yet to come out in 2018 include several dystopian adaptations, Marvel follow-ups and spinoffs, a Star Wars backstory, as well as a selection of anticipated sequels. Below are short synopses of the top 10 to come: Ready Player One – March 30: A dystopian adaptation of Ernest Cline’s 2011 novel where humans escape a global energy crisis inside a virtual-reality game … Continue reading 10 Movies Audiences Cannot Wait To See

Black Panther Contains Interesting Secrets

By: Kayla Stephensen The most recent Marvel movie The Black Panther came out with thematic events that curiously analyze the geopolitics of African American and African response to racism. The main protagonist, T’Challa, is the heir to the throne of the technologically advanced country of Wakanda and represents native Africans. When he takes the throne as the new Black Panther, he originally decides to keep … Continue reading Black Panther Contains Interesting Secrets