Disney attacked by Florida’s legislature after taking a pro-LGBTQ+ stance

by: Bradley Jager April 20, Florida’s Republican-led senate passed a bill that would remove Disney world’s privilege as a special tax district. The law seeks to eliminate special tax districts including the Reedy Creek Improvement District in Orlando. That structure makes Disney, which is one of the state’s largest private employers, responsible for providing and paying for services such as emergency, power, water and roads. … Continue reading Disney attacked by Florida’s legislature after taking a pro-LGBTQ+ stance

Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for a total of $43 billion

By: Bradley Jager Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for a total of $43 billion. That’s $54.20 per share in the company. “I invested in Twitter as I believe in its potential to be the platform for free speech around the globe, and I believe free speech is a societal imperative for a functioning democracy,” said Musk in a letter sent to Twitter chairman Bret … Continue reading Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for a total of $43 billion

Russia committed war crimes in captured Ukrainian territories

by Bradley Jager      With the war in Ukraine progressing, reports of war crimes by the Russian military are flooding social media and news networks. When the Ukrainian military took back the suburb of Bucha just outside the capital city of Kyiv after a Russian retreat out of the northern city, these troops were left with a gruesome and horrific sight. Many bruised and … Continue reading Russia committed war crimes in captured Ukrainian territories

Bellbrook Student Rasis Funds To Help Uyghurs With State-Backed Suppression

By: Bradley Jager Kaden Silva, a junior at Bellbrook High School, is hosting a fundraiser for the week of March 7 – 11. All proceeds are going to the World Uyghur Congress, an international organization founded by ethnic Uyghurs that support and raise awareness for Uyghur people being repressed and kept at “reeducation camps” Xinjing by the Communist Party of China. The fundraiser is a … Continue reading Bellbrook Student Rasis Funds To Help Uyghurs With State-Backed Suppression

Bellbrook rolls out new Chromebooks

By: Bradley Jager Bellbrook schools have started rolling out new Chromebooks to students in grades K-11 after receiving an $800,000 grant for the replacement of all student and staff devices in the district. The Chromebooks that most students have been using have an End of Life of June 2022 when they no longer receive Google updates. As a 1:1 tech district, it was high time … Continue reading Bellbrook rolls out new Chromebooks

The US penny is a waste of time, resources, patience, and money. Here’s why.

By Bradley Jager The story of the United States penny starts when it was first introduced in 1793 and it has been terrorizing this nation ever since. Economics Professor at Harvard University Robert M. Beren said, “The purpose of the monetary system is to facilitate exchange, but the penny no longer serves that purpose.” According to the United States Mint 2018 Annual Report, it costs … Continue reading The US penny is a waste of time, resources, patience, and money. Here’s why.

Why “Public Speaking” is one of Bellbrook’s best classes, and why you should take it!

by Bradley Jager There are many electives to pick at Bellbrook High School, everything from civil engineering and architecture to child development. BHS has no lack of classes to take. One of these amazing classes is Public Speaking. Taught by Aimee Klepacz, Public Speaking is a semester class worth 1/2 an English elective credit. “Consider taking it because it has real-world applications,” says Mrs. Klepacz. … Continue reading Why “Public Speaking” is one of Bellbrook’s best classes, and why you should take it!

Bellbrook student offers some quarantine advice

by Bradley Jager As COVID cases continue, the Bellbrook School Board has made a new rule for quarantined students. If you are quarantined and can prove you have Covid-19 antibodies within 24 hours, you are then permitted to follow the modified quarantine the same as fully-vaccinated individuals. If you are unfortunate enough to be quarantined, I have some advice that may be of use. Having … Continue reading Bellbrook student offers some quarantine advice

What you need to know about Hometown Homecoming 2021

by: Bradley Jager With Homecoming just a few days away many students still have questions about the dance. Here are some answers. When and where is it?This year’s homecoming is Saturday, October 9 from 7-10 pm at the Bellbrook Miami Valley South stadium. Will there be a cow?Despite attempts by many students, we will not have a cow at this year’s Homecoming. What food will … Continue reading What you need to know about Hometown Homecoming 2021