Our Moon Has Many Names; What Do They Entail?

By: Kayla Stephensen How many times have you heard about some exciting and rare lunar occurrence in the sky? Keep reading for the meanings behind a supermoon, blood moon, blue moon, black moon, strawberry moon and harvest moon. A supermoon usually means that the moon is full when it is at its perigee, or closest point to the Earth along its orbit. It is not … Continue reading Our Moon Has Many Names; What Do They Entail?

Recently Found Star System Holds Exciting Possibilities

By: Kayla Stephensen Trappist-1, a recently discovered star system, is 40 light years away and contains 7 earth sized planets. Most if not all have the potential for holding water. Among these exoplanets, 3 of them are in habitable reach of their star, an ultra-cool dwarf. Due to the extremely low temperature of the star, all of Trappist-1’s planets are within the distance between our … Continue reading Recently Found Star System Holds Exciting Possibilities

Puerto Rican Migration Affects Florida

By: Kayla Stephensen Category 5 Hurricane Maria battered already worn out Puerto Rico months after Hurricane Irma, another Category 5, hit. This is resulting in one of the largest migrations to Florida from Puerto Rico in such a small amount of time, specifically to the city of Orlando. Mayor Teresa Jacobs of Orange County comments, “We’re one of the fastest-growing regions in the county. We’ve … Continue reading Puerto Rican Migration Affects Florida

The Reasons Behind the High Number of U.S. Mass Shootings

By: Kayla Stephensen In the past two months, the United states has seen 5 mass shootings: the Rancho Tehama shooting spree killing 5, the Texas church massacre killing 26, the Wal-Mart shooting in suburban Denver killing 3, the Edgewood business park shooting killing 3 and the Las Vegas Strip massacre killing 58. It is no wonder the United States gets the poor reputation for the … Continue reading The Reasons Behind the High Number of U.S. Mass Shootings

Chimes and Times Out of Sync; Ghost Bells Perplex Tech

By: Kayla Stephensen This past summer, the district school phone system “died,” taking with it the clocks synced with the bells at Bellbrook High School. For the past several weeks, the bells have been chaotic due to lack of synchronization. Under the old system, all three were linked. The bells would ring when the clocks turned to the same time. Even though the clock ended … Continue reading Chimes and Times Out of Sync; Ghost Bells Perplex Tech

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