Israel Becomes the Fourth Nation on the Moon

By: Morgan Sharbaugh On February 21, 2019, Israel took a giant step forward for their country. Leaving Cape Canaveral, an Israeli spacecraft began its journey toward the moon. The spacecraft, dubbed Beresheet which is Israeli for Genesis, will truly be a new beginning for Israel, making the nation the fourth country on the Moon, joining Russia, the United States, and China. The original drive for … Continue reading Israel Becomes the Fourth Nation on the Moon

Virgin Galactic Reaches New Heights in Commercial Space Travel

By: Morgan Sharbaugh Virgin Galactic, a commercial space travel company led by Richard Branson, went on its first flight in December 2018, then on February 22 the spaceship VSS Unity made the highest flight yet. While carrying three people, two pilots and a third crew member, VSS Unity flew at mach 3.4 and reached 295,007 ft. The pilots, Dave Mckay and Michael Masucci, became commercial … Continue reading Virgin Galactic Reaches New Heights in Commercial Space Travel

Quadriga Loses $135 million

By: Morgan Sharbaugh The founder of Quadriga, a cryptocurrency company, dies, taking the passwords with him, causing the company to loose $135 million. Thousands of investors are left wondering where their money went as Quadriga scrambled to find the passwords to Gerald Cotten’s computer. Cotten died while in India working with an orphanage, due to complications with Crohn’s disease. His wife has been left to … Continue reading Quadriga Loses $135 million

Series: Recent Genetic Advancements Hold Promise for Progress

By: Morgan Sharbaugh Genes are the recipe of life on Earth. From the smallest single-celled prokaryote to the largest mammal, genes and genetics rule all life. Genetics proposes a wide range of studies and theories. Scientists use the genome to study diseases or ways to improve human life. For example, crops are modified to produce more fruits and withstand pests. Recent studies have shown that … Continue reading Series: Recent Genetic Advancements Hold Promise for Progress

Girls’ Cross Country Runs on Friendships

by Morgan Sharbaugh The Girls’ 2018 Cross Country team raced past school records and sprinted through injuries to a fantastic season. State The state runners placed third as a team, a new record for the school cross-country program. After a long season of grueling workouts and running 5-10 miles a day, the state runners pushed through with phenomenal results. The placements were as follows: 34-senior … Continue reading Girls’ Cross Country Runs on Friendships

Student Athlete Alex Petry Defies Stereotypes

By: Morgan Sharbaugh Alex Petry is a sophomore at Bellbrook High School, and he continues to astound people with his grades and skills on the field. Petry plays four sports, two of which occur at the same time, and maintains good grades in advanced classes. Petry plays football, basketball, lacrosse, and runs cross country. For football, lacrosse, and cross country, he is on the varsity … Continue reading Student Athlete Alex Petry Defies Stereotypes

And Now Presenting: Bellbrook High School’s Show Choir

By: Morgan Sharbaugh Show Choir is a club in which the students dance and sing at the same time. The club at Bellbrook High School is run by Mrs. Siler and meets at 2:50 after school on Wednesdays. The Bellbrook High School Show choir brings an open environment for those who want to sing and dance but don’t have room in their schedule for choir or … Continue reading And Now Presenting: Bellbrook High School’s Show Choir