Killer Cosmetics: The story of Guilia Tofana and her magic potion

By Emma DeWeese Giulia Tofana is the most prolific serial killer many people never heard of. Seventeenth-century women were viewed as property rather than people and were used as tokens in the men’s conquest of power. No matter if a woman came from a wealthy family or a peasant family, fathers had full control over who they would marry, often leaving women in unfit relationships. … Continue reading Killer Cosmetics: The story of Guilia Tofana and her magic potion

OPINION: Kanye West loses it all

by Emma DeWeese It’s safe to say the whole world has been keeping up with Kanye. From his over-the-top publicity stunts and his considerably offensive statements, Kanye West has been the center of attention ever since he stepped into the spotlight in the early 2000s. Whether you love or hate him, it’s fair to say he has left the media in a frenzy after recent … Continue reading OPINION: Kanye West loses it all

BCI and BHS snack carts offer a unique learning experience

By: Emma DeWeese Mrs. Rivero demonstrates how a student like senior Jakob Zacharias can buy snacks from the Snack Cart. Proceeds from the cart go to Supportive Peers. Mrs. Rivero, a math teacher at Bellbrook High school, was inspired by a program run at Bell Creek Intermediate, her son’s school, that helped him and many other students gain confidence and make social connections with staff … Continue reading BCI and BHS snack carts offer a unique learning experience

Bellbrook rallies to support local animal shelter

By: Emma DeWeese With Christmas right around the corner, Bellbrook High school is looking for a way to give back to the community. Mrs. Enderson, an intervention specialist at the high school, encourages students to donate to our furry friends this season.  Mrs. Enderson’s class uses a program called News2You that highlights current events and organizations to read about. The original Operation Santa Paws was … Continue reading Bellbrook rallies to support local animal shelter

Teachers want to connect more with students

By Emma Deweese No matter what building or grade they teach, Bellbrook teachers adore the community they work in and shared various ways they are thinking about their students. “Teachers wear many hats every day, all day long,” Mrs. Huff said. A kindergarten teacher at Stephen Bell, she wishes her students understood that teachers have many responsibilities. Huff says she will do whatever she can … Continue reading Teachers want to connect more with students

Schools seeing an increase in violence at sporting events

by Emma DeWeese Ten-year-old Micah Tennant was eager to watch Pleasantville’s playoff game on November 15, 2019. In an interview with ESPN his mother, Angela Tennant recalls, “Everybody was going to be at this game.” Micah Tennant was watching the game with his older sister when gunshots rang out in the third quarter. Tragically he died on November 20, 2019, with a bullet wound to … Continue reading Schools seeing an increase in violence at sporting events

Student athletes see many benefits

By Emma DeWeese Playing a sport in high-school results in improved physical and mental health and better performance in the classroom. Senior Sam Barhorst states that football has taught him “problem solving, dealing with adversity, leadership, teamwork, and communication.” Dr. Cindy Gellner, a pediatrician, recommends that children play sports to experience healthy social interactions that will set them up for success. She claims playing a … Continue reading Student athletes see many benefits