by Connor Robinson Have you ever wanted to write freely, without being required to adhere to a topic your teacher forced upon you? You can write in a personal journal but why not join a class that allows you to write about anything while earning class credits and being part of a team of students just like you? If this sounds appealing, newspaper staff is … Continue reading 10 reasons to join the school newspaper next year
by Connor Robinson Controlling any cat is a challenge. If you’re a cat owner, you are well aware of the strange behavior that our small tiger-like friends exude on a daily basis. The sound of food hitting the bowl will draw them out in the hours before the sun is up, even if they spent the entire night running around the house at 3 a.m. … Continue reading Controlling your kitten’s energy: Five easy ways
by Connor Robinson Is senioritis hitting you hard? Here are some tips: Get plenty of sleep: It may seem simple, but keeping your body well rested during these stressful months can mean the difference between having fun and being a walking zombie at school every day. We are all guilty of staying up too late to catch up on homework or watch a favorite show, … Continue reading Struggling to finish your last semester of high school? Here’s how to get through it.
by Connor Robinson If someone told you there was a small chest hidden in the Rocky Mountains with millions of dollars of treasure inside waiting to be found, would you believe them? The prospect seems far fetched to say the least, yet the treasure exists thanks to an 80 year old man, his vast collection of ancient artifacts, and his love of the outdoors. His … Continue reading Forrest Fenn’s hidden gems
by Connor Robinson The search for extraterrestrial life is one of great scientific and historical importance. A recent discovery outside of our solar system may help answer the infamous question, “Are we alone in the universe?” Astronomers viewing the TRAPPIST-1 solar system have found seven planets that orbit the star in an area habitable to life as we know it on earth. The system is … Continue reading Life on Other Planets? A Possibility in this Solar System.
by Connor Robinson The Senate voted against a new rule Friday, February 3 that would force American energy companies to report all money given to foreign nations to the SEC. Formally called the “Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers,” the rule was designed to minimize corruption of governments due to bribes paid by energy companies with interests in the country’s resources. It failed to … Continue reading Federal Rule Rejected by Senate
by Connor Robinson Recently a friend asked me, “The winter formal is in a month, right? Don’t girls ask guys to go with them to the dance?” “Yes, it’s a Sadie Hawkins dance,” I replied. He looked confused. “Who is Sadie Hawkins?” The question made me stop and think as to why I had heard the name, yet knew very little about its origin. The … Continue reading What is Sadie Hawkins?
by Connor Robinson Every year Bellbrock Park is wonderfully decorated for the upcoming holiday season, complete with Christmas lights, garland, light-up snowflakes, and more. The decorations that span the entire one and a half acre space are put up by both Bellbrook Park District employees and members of Partnerships for Success. Bellbrook High School students who are a part of PfS volunteer to help decorate … Continue reading Festivities begin with Christmas in the Park
by Connor Robinson The 2016 Bellbrook cross country season was one for the books. Both the boys’ and girls’ teams were considered the strongest, most competitive, and most successful ever. The final race that ended the incredible season was the OHSAA State championship held at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio. The setting was one rarely seen at other cross country races; the course ran … Continue reading Record Breaking Season Ends with a Bang
By Connor Robinson If you have followed this year’s confusing and hectic presidential election, you have most likely heard of Ken Bone, the newest and strangest internet sensation. Mr. Bone was an undecided voter present at the second presidential debate, where he asked a simple question about clean energy. He returned to his seat without knowing he would soon become a hit on Twitter and … Continue reading America’s favorite undecided voter a sellout?