Sleep and confidence help Women’s Tennis win sectional matches

By Jacob Grismer Bellbrook Women’s tennis team won the league and the first singles player junior Maya Brink won sectionals three consecutive years. What’s the secret to their success? Senior Kirsten Thomas, who played first doubles for sectionals this season, said the answer was simple: “I just wing it.” She added, “I usually take a nap before my matches.” Both players agree not playing well … Continue reading Sleep and confidence help Women’s Tennis win sectional matches

Flooding in Pakistan leads to humanitarian disaster

By Jacob Grismer Over the summer, a third of Pakistan was flooded after record breaking rain, covering the country with dirty green water, collapsing the country’s economy, and raising the risk of disease. 33 million people have been affected and was called “the worst Humanitarian disaster of this decade” by Pakistan’s minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman. According to other Pakistani officials, 1,500 people have … Continue reading Flooding in Pakistan leads to humanitarian disaster

OPINION: What are the risk factors for school shootings?

By Jacob Grismer The Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools school board recently passed a resolution to form a volunteer Active Shooter Response Team. Current research of the commonalities in school shootings can be used to evaluate current prevention methods and possibly point to new ones. Any gun going off at a school, school game, bus with students, or school property is the criteria used to define a school … Continue reading OPINION: What are the risk factors for school shootings?