Outstanding Athlete Spotlight: Holly Hulett

by Jackie Thompson She’s been swimming competitively for nearly ten years now and doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon. Senior Holly Hulett has been a crucial part of the BHS swim team since her debut freshmen year. This year, however, she’s determined to make it to state. “I think we have really shot this year!” Hulett says. “This is the largest team I’ve ever been a part … Continue reading Outstanding Athlete Spotlight: Holly Hulett

Recap: Spirit Week 2015

By Jackie Thompson In preparation for this year’s Homecoming game, BHS students showed off their spirit by dressing to the five themes chosen by this year’s spirit committee. Here are a few of our favorites, pictures courtesy of yearbook editor, Rachel Heinz.   Continue reading Recap: Spirit Week 2015

Behind the Red Pen: What Teachers Would Write for Common App

by Jackie Thompson College essays ask seniors to tell insightful, sincere, and personal stories in 650 words or less. It’s quite the daunting task and important one too; essays are arguably the most important part of aspiring collegiates’ applications.   “I think it’s difficult for seniors to write a good college essay,” Mrs. Moore said. “They don’t have a lot of life experiences or stories … Continue reading Behind the Red Pen: What Teachers Would Write for Common App

Treehuggers Unite! Environmental Club on the rise

by Jackie Thompson Tuesday, October 13 marked the very first meeting of BHS’s new Environmental Club. The club was co-founded by Seniors Anna Starkey and Jackie Thompson, with Mrs. Dyer acting as the club’s supervisor. “Jackie and I decided to start this club to do what we can to improve the environment, whether that’s by educating students on the threats it’s facing or creating programs to … Continue reading Treehuggers Unite! Environmental Club on the rise

Bellbrook Says 再见 [Goodbye] to the Chinese Program

by Jackie Thompson In our increasingly international world, everyone can agree that learning a foreign language is beneficial. It teaches students about different cultures, makes them more appealing to potential employers, and can even improve their grasp of English grammar.  Even more than that, it can be fun too. Senior Kalee Northern fondly recalls her days in French class making crêpes and learning about the different castles … Continue reading Bellbrook Says 再见 [Goodbye] to the Chinese Program

Legendary Soviet Hockey Coach Viktor Tikhonov Dies

by Jackie Thompson Viktor Tikhonov, revered as one of the greatest names in hockey, died during the night on November 24 as a result of a prolonged illness. The Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) reported that he had been receiving home treatment for an illness that had left him unable to walk in recent weeks. He was 84. Despite having lead the Soviet National Hockey team to … Continue reading Legendary Soviet Hockey Coach Viktor Tikhonov Dies

The NFL Suspends Minnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson

by Jackie Thompson On November 18, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodwell suspended the Minnesota Vikings running back, Adrian Peterson, without pay for the remainder of the 2014 season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. Earlier in September, Peterson turned himself in east Texas after beating his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch in order to dole out discipline, according to his lawyer. The child suffered … Continue reading The NFL Suspends Minnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson

San Francisco Giants Take the World Series

by Jaclyn Thompson The San Francisco Giants scored yet another World Series title Thursday, October 30, with a 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7, making the Giants the first road team to win Game 7 since the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates. In the past 5 years, they’ve won three World Series titles—  as many as all the other four California teams combined … Continue reading San Francisco Giants Take the World Series

Bellbrook Volleyball Team Finishes Second in the SWBL

by Jackie Thompson Archbishop McNicholas scored a victory over Bellbrook Saturday, October 25, winning all three sets. The match marked the OHSAA’s Southwest District Volleyball finals and launched the Rockets, as well as Alter and Kenton Ridge, into the regional finals. Becca Rogers, junior and outside hitter for the Eagles, cites the team’s lack of momentum on Saturday as the source of their loss. “We … Continue reading Bellbrook Volleyball Team Finishes Second in the SWBL