Easy 10 Step Guide: How to Be Productively Lazy

By Maria Gerbic 1. Weigh the options of whether you would rather spend time (1) with others getting things done and improving your social skills or (2) with yourself, food and the TV. This requires the power of introspection and analytical skills. Choosing between the two will greatly improve your problem-solving strategies! 2. Choose the second option. 3. Take a shower. That is one of … Continue reading Easy 10 Step Guide: How to Be Productively Lazy

Nepal Earthquake Kills Thousands

By: Maria Gerbic An earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, April 25, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale and killing 4,000. The earthquake is the country’s worst natural disaster in more than 80 years.  The damage spread across the country, with most of it centering around the capital city of Kathmandu, where about 3 million people reside. The country is now the target of massive relief efforts … Continue reading Nepal Earthquake Kills Thousands

Riots Erupt in Baltimore After Funeral of Freddie Gray

By Maria Gerbic The National Guard was called in to parts of Baltimore to restore order Monday, April 27, when violent riots, accompanied by looting, fires, and physical violence, broke out and injured at least 15 police officers. The riots in response to the mysterious death of Freddie Gray at the hands of a police officer are the latest protests against excessive police force towards African Americans. Gray’s … Continue reading Riots Erupt in Baltimore After Funeral of Freddie Gray

Oklahoma Teen Convicted in Boredom Shooting

By Maria Gerbic Eighteen year old Chancey Allen Luna, one of three teens involved in the killing of 22-year- old Christopher Lane, was found guilty of first-degree murder on Friday, April 18, in Stephens County, Oklahoma. He is eligible for a life sentence without parole, and the final sentencing will be in July. Christopher Lane, an Australian baseball player visiting his girlfriend in Duncan, Oklahoma, was fatally … Continue reading Oklahoma Teen Convicted in Boredom Shooting

UD Flyers Basketball Overcomes Adversity

By Maria Gerbic The University of Dayton Flyers Men’s Basketball team is wrapping up a successful regular season with a 23-7 record. Under leadership of head coach Archie Miller, Flyers overcame major adversity when two of their star players, Devin Scott and Jaylin Robinson, were kicked off of the team for what has been revealed as multiple campus thefts. Both players had already been dealing … Continue reading UD Flyers Basketball Overcomes Adversity

Bellbrook Wrestling Heads to State

By Maria Gerbic As the winter sports season comes to a close, Bellbrook Wrestling is preparing to send four athletes to Columbus March 12-15 for the OHSSA state tournament. The athletes who placed at districts are Cameron Kelly, Ben Schram, Tyler Wiederholt, and Max Neiling. The four competed at districts March 7 and placed in each individual weight class. Seniors Ben Schram and Cameron Kelly, … Continue reading Bellbrook Wrestling Heads to State

Marshawn Lynch: “I’m just here so I won’t get fined”

By Maria Gerbic Seahawks’ running back Marshawn Lynch stirred up controversy with impatient reporters during Super Bowl XLV’s media day. Lynch rarely speaks to reporters and prefers his privacy.  He responded to each question he was asked with, “I’m just here so I won’t get fined,” in order to boycott his requirement to speak to the press on Media Day.  The league fined Lynch $50,000 … Continue reading Marshawn Lynch: “I’m just here so I won’t get fined”

Massive Turkish Mining Disaster Kills 299

By Maria Gerbic An explosion at a coal mine in Soma, Turkey on Tuesday, May 13, killed 299 workers and injured 80. The death toll rose to 299 on Saturday after a second fire broke out. Three workers are still believed trapped in the Soma mine. The Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogen has expressed indifference to the situation, characterizing mining accidents as “ordinary things” and saying … Continue reading Massive Turkish Mining Disaster Kills 299

Teen Stowaway Survives Flight Inside Wheel Well

by Maria Gerbic Yahi Abdi, a 15 year old from California, survived a 5 hour flight Sunday by hiding inside the plane’s wheel well. The boy reportedly  ran away from his home in California to see his mother in Somalia. He jumped the fence early in the morning Sunday and picked a plane at random, unsure about his plan. The boy was not discovered until after the plane landed … Continue reading Teen Stowaway Survives Flight Inside Wheel Well

High School Stabbing Injures 22

by Maria Gerbic 16-year-old sophomore Alex Hribal was taken into custody on Wednesday, April 9 after stabbing 21 students and a security guard. No victims were killed, but several were seriously injured. Law enforcement officials are working with evidence from the boy’s home to find a motive for the horrific attack. They are looking into two threatening phone calls from the night before the incident, reportedly between … Continue reading High School Stabbing Injures 22