DNC and Bernie Sanders Clash Over Data Breach

By: Joseph Spirk The campaign of Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is being accused by the Democratic National Committee of illegally accessing classified voter data of fellow opponent Hillary Clinton to use against her in the 2016 race. A group of interns working for the Bernie 2016 campaign were the first to detect a software glitch in the data system that contains crucial voter data for candidates and is managed … Continue reading DNC and Bernie Sanders Clash Over Data Breach

San Bernardino Shooting

By: Joseph Spirk On Thursday, December 3, a Christmas party at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California was interrupted by two heavily armed individuals who stormed the building and then opened fire on the helpless crowd. The attack was carried out by 28-year-old Syed Rizwan Farook, an inspector with the department, and his 27-year-old wife Tashfeen Malik, an immigrant from Pakistan. According to investigators … Continue reading San Bernardino Shooting

Democracy Triumphs in Historic Myanmar Election

By: Joseph Spirk After years of military control, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has successfully introduced the principles and beliefs of democracy by giving the country’s leading pro-democracy party, The National League for Democracy, a majority of seats in both houses of Parliament. The National League for Democracy was founded and is headed by Nobel Peace Prize recipient and former political prisoner Aung San … Continue reading Democracy Triumphs in Historic Myanmar Election

Russian Airliner Crashes in Sinai Peninsula

By: Joseph Spirk On Saturday, October 31, a Russian passenger plane carrying 224 people on board crashed shortly after take off in the Sinai Peninsula after departing from the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh. The crashed killed all those on board. The plane consisted of mostly Russian tourists and was headed back to the Russian city of St. Petersburg. Egyptian authorities say they received no SOS … Continue reading Russian Airliner Crashes in Sinai Peninsula

BHS French, Art Students Take on the Windy City

By: Joseph Spirk On October 15, Bellbrook High School French and Art students went on an academic field trip to the Art Institute of Chicago for a day trip. This was the 10th year the French and art students have gone on the trip together. They began in 2002, while not going some years. Departing from the high school at 7 am, they arrived at the museum … Continue reading BHS French, Art Students Take on the Windy City

Key Club Members Show Support for Syrian Refugees

By: Joseph Spirk Last Wednesday, members of the Bellbrook High School Key Club wrote letters to Syrian refugees during their monthly meeting in the new cafeteria as a show of support for those who are displaced and are fleeing from war in their home country to safety in countries of Europe and around the Middle East. Members were encouraged to put positive expressions and words of hope … Continue reading Key Club Members Show Support for Syrian Refugees

French Class Organizes Donation Campaign for School in Africa

By: Joseph Spirk and Jaclyn Frank The French IV/V students have been recently learning about French-speaking countries in Africa and their different cultures. Well in advance of school starting, Ms. Jergens, the French IV/V teacher, had arranged through her close friend and former Wright State professor Karine to hold a donation campaign that would benefit young kids in a non-profit school in Nouakchott, the capital city of Mauritania, … Continue reading French Class Organizes Donation Campaign for School in Africa

Art Courtyard Dedicated to Local Artist

By: Joseph Spirk Tuesday, September 15, community members and school faculty of BHS joined together to dedicate the newly renovated art courtyard to local philanthropist and artist, Yenema “Burma” Fernandez. Much of the new courtyard was generously paid for by Mrs. Fernandez’s Scholarship Fund, which she created before her passing through the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Educational Foundation. Monetary donations were also given by the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Chamber of Commerce and the newly opened … Continue reading Art Courtyard Dedicated to Local Artist

Getting to Know Mrs. Scohy

By: Joseph Spirk Students returning from summer vacation may have seen a new face in the Guidance Department this year. Mrs. Scohy is the new guidance counselor who took over for retiree Mrs. Pernik. I recently sat down with Mrs. Scohy to ask her some questions. Where did you go to college and what career did you plan on going into afterwards? I went to college … Continue reading Getting to Know Mrs. Scohy