Mass shootings continue in U.S.

By: Audrey Cable Since the start of 2023, there have been over 33 mass shootings in America, and over 56 deaths in these mass shootings. In 2022 there were 648 mass shootings in America. Many families have lost loved ones to mass shootings and are dealing with the losses due to this extreme gun violence in America. Kaytlin Jenkins, a 20 year old who lived … Continue reading Mass shootings continue in U.S.

Book bans resurge in American schools and libraries

By: Audrey Cable According to CBS News, more than 1,600 books have been banned across the U.S. in 2022 compared to 2020 when only 273 books were banned. Local boards of education are often in charge of choosing which books are banned in their school libraries. According to the Smithsonian Magazine, “About 41 percent of the banned titles explicitly address LGBTQ themes, making these the … Continue reading Book bans resurge in American schools and libraries

The Grammy awards adds a new song category 

By: Audrey Cable The Grammys added the category Best Song For Social Change for 2023. The Grammy awards committee stated that their Recording Academy members proposed this idea. It will be “one of the highest honors a socially conscious song can receive.” They added the category to highlight the musicians who try to make a change in the world through music.  Bellbrook students chimed in … Continue reading The Grammy awards adds a new song category 

Cavetown releases new album full of heartfelt music

By: Audrey Cable Cavetown, an indie artist, released his first album since 2021 on November 4. The name of the album is worm food. The songs included in the album are “worm food,” “kill u,” “frog,” “a kind thing to do,” “1994,” “better,” “wasabi,” “fall in love with a girl,” “grey space,” “heart attack,” “i swear to god,” “juno,” and “laundry day.” Each of these songs … Continue reading Cavetown releases new album full of heartfelt music

OPINION: Disney cancels The Owl House

By: Audrey Cable The Owl House, an animated show by Dana Terrace, is about witches and demons. The show follows 14 year old girl Luz who wants to become a witch. But after detention after detention, her mom sends her to a “think in the box” camp. As Luz is waiting on her bus, she sees her favorite book in the trash, and as she … Continue reading OPINION: Disney cancels The Owl House

Celebrate fall with pumpkin cinnamon cupcakes

 By: Audrey Cable Pumpkin cinnamon homemade cupcakes are one of the best fall-flavored foods. This was so easy to make and didn’t take too long either. I made these before my brother came home from college for my mom’s birthday. I wanted to make something that my whole family would like and was somehow related to fall. I was scrolling through Pinterest and I found … Continue reading Celebrate fall with pumpkin cinnamon cupcakes

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

BHS students reflect on their school experience and mental health

By: Audrey Cable Mental health is a regular conversation among experts and students alike. According to the CDC, 20% of students seriously considered suicide while 9% of students actually attempted to commit suicide during the pandemic. People wonder what schools can do to help improve the mental health of its students rather than impact it negatively. Senior Eve Jamilkowski stated that she would want students to … Continue reading BHS students reflect on their school experience and mental health