Dorm It Yourself

By Elaine King Tuition. Books. Meal plans. The costs of college add up quickly. Here are a couple basic materials for do-it-yourself dorm room organization, so that college students can keep organized on a budget. Mason Jars Utilizing mason jars is  very trendy. With some paint, glitter, or lights, mason jars can be used as storage for pens, pencils, silverware, cotton swabs, bobby pins, etc… Hanging … Continue reading Dorm It Yourself

Hats Off: Graduation Cap Ideas

By Elaine King In less than ten days, the seniors at Bellbrook High School will walk across the stage and accept their diplomas. Angst and anxiety linger in the air. As seniors wrap up their final exams and look to graduation, one task remains: cap decorating. Here are some general ideas for the crafty seniors: Use your prospective college or university for inspiration:  Inspire others with some … Continue reading Hats Off: Graduation Cap Ideas

Find your Dayton restaurant

By Elaine King As Prom and the season when leaving the house is bearable approaches, it is worth mentioning restaurants in Dayton worth your money. Doubleday’s Grill & Tavern in Centerville has everything. From chicken pot pie to pizza, this foodie destination has a wide array of quality food for an even better price. There is also a new location in Springboro. Cherry House Cafe in Beavercreek … Continue reading Find your Dayton restaurant

The Great Purge: Spring Cleaning 101

By Elaine King Just throw it all out. April showers bring May flowers, but also the dust mites out from under the bed. Instead of sacrificing time, energy, and tears this season as you look to do your spring cleaning, I suggest you do away with it all and join the minimalist movement. However, if one fork, spoon, and plate for each household member is … Continue reading The Great Purge: Spring Cleaning 101

Seniors Shadow Local Workers

by Elaine King On Tuesday, March 21, the seniors left the building while the underclassmen endured testing.  While the juniors suffered through the ACT and the freshmen and sophomores endured their English End of Course exams, the seniors took the day to either shadow in a prospective field of study or volunteer in the community. Now back to their usual schedules, a couple of seniors share … Continue reading Seniors Shadow Local Workers

Here’s some Staycation ideas for Ohio

By Elaine King 13 days. There are thirteen days until Spring Break for those of Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Local School District. Spring Break begins after the school day of March 31. For many, Spring Break includes sandy beaches, the hot sun, and an ocean view; however, not everyone has the luxury to escape from the tristate area. For those trapped in Ohio for the week, fear not. … Continue reading Here’s some Staycation ideas for Ohio

Where Are the Seniors?

By: Elaine King On Tuesday, March 21, the junior class will take the ACT and the underclassmen will endure the required state testing. The senior class is the only class not required to test that day. Bad news? The teachers will be preoccupied with testing and there is nowhere to put the seniors. Good news? Administration has given the seniors the opportunity to take the … Continue reading Where Are the Seniors?

JROTC Takes the East Coast by March

By Elaine King At 6 in the morning, students of the JROTC program at Bellbrook High School arrived at Parris Island where they would kick off their next four days in South Carolina with a grueling march on base. Each year, the JROTC students take a trip to a military base and learn what it means to serve beyond what the program can teach in … Continue reading JROTC Takes the East Coast by March

The Year for Female Athletes

By Elaine King The female athletes of Bellbrook High School have swept the board this year. The ladies have taken home multiple titles, set records, and were awarded numerous scholarships. This year has been the year for BHS females. In the fall, the girl’s tennis team took home first place in their league championship for the second year in a row. The Junior Varsity team … Continue reading The Year for Female Athletes