Meet Olaf

by Caroline Wong This year, Bellbrook High School welcomed exchange student Olaf Johansson from Sweden. He answered some questions on his experience at Bellbrook so far and how it compares to life in Sweden. Full name (First and Last): Carl Olaf Siwe Johansson Place of Birth: Stockholm, Sweden Q: How many students are in your high school in Sweden? A: About 1200 Q: How is high … Continue reading Meet Olaf

Celebrating the Day of the Dead at BHS

by Caroline Wong Monday, November 3, Spanish students celebrated the traditional Hispanic holiday commonly referred to as “The Day of the Dead” during class. The Day of the Dead originates from Mexico and is still widely celebrated today. During this holiday, friends and family gather together to pray for and remember their loved ones who have passed away. Some holiday traditions include building private altars and honoring … Continue reading Celebrating the Day of the Dead at BHS

Madame’s Been Murdered!

by Caroline Wong This coming November, Bellbrook High School plans to put on their annual fall play with a plot filled with mystery, murder, and adventure. The cast, stage crew, and director Ms. Brown have been diligently working on this play since the end of September and anticipate to begin school performances the week before Thanksgiving break. Senior, Alexia Vlahos, avoiding giving away spoilers, explains the play … Continue reading Madame’s Been Murdered!

Warning: College Deadlines Quickly Approaching

by Caroline Wong Warning high school seniors! College deadlines are quickly approaching. If you are not already aware, most Early Decision and Early Action applications are due by November 1. Be sure to turn in your transcript request forms to the guidance office, at the latest, by October 17 if you have not already. It is important to give your guidance counselor at least two … Continue reading Warning: College Deadlines Quickly Approaching

Culture Corner: Exchange Student Daisy Shu

by Caroline Wong Daisy Shu is an exchange student visiting for the year all the way from Guangzhou, China. Continue reading for an inside scoop of her American experience. Q: Who is your host family? A: The Diederichs When did you get to the US? August 13th. What is the name of your high school in China? Guangdong Experimental High School Are you homesick? A … Continue reading Culture Corner: Exchange Student Daisy Shu

5 Useful Apps for Safety

by Caroline Wong Hannah Graham, a second year student at the University of Virginia has been missing as of September 13. Today, suspect Jesse Matthew, Jr. appeared in court and was questioned regarding Graham’s abduction. Her disappearance has had a huge impact within the Charlottesville area and has even resulted in a nationwide search. In hopes of preventing another unfortunate event like this from happening, five … Continue reading 5 Useful Apps for Safety

International Club Happenings

by Caroline Wong The International Club had its first meeting on September 12, 2014 and more than 100 students came to find out about this new club to Bellbrook High School. There was standing room only. Unlike in year’s past where there were separate meetings for Spanish and French Club, International Club combines these two clubs with a new subsection – Chinese Club – under … Continue reading International Club Happenings

SWBL Tennis Championship within Reach

by Caroline Wong On Wednesday, September 24, 2014, Bellbrook Girls’ Tennis team will travel to Thomas Cloud Park to participate in the annual South Western Buckeye League tournament. Teams that will be participating include Monroe, Franklin, Valley View, Brookville, Eaton, and the school’s chief tennis rival, Oakwood. With the help of the team’s new coach Emily Buerschen, the team brought in the ‘W’ against Oakwood … Continue reading SWBL Tennis Championship within Reach