How to have the perfect water fight

by Paige Bourquin Summers are hot. We all know this. One of the best ways to combat this is through water fights. We all know this activity is a main staple of summer. Whether it’s hosing down your friends, chucking water balloons, or just dumping water on people, there’s always fun to be had. During a hot day, a nice water fight always feels good. … Continue reading How to have the perfect water fight

High school relationships can be affected by toxicity

by Paige Bourquin High school relationships, like most relationships, are complicated. Partners go through life, laughter, smiles, and love, but also go through heartbreak, fights, anger, and pain. Relationships can be positive as long as they are healthy. Sometimes someone might get trapped in a toxic relationship with a friend or partner, and a big thing is recognizing what is making the relationship toxic, and … Continue reading High school relationships can be affected by toxicity

Music and art make positive impacts on mental health

by Paige Bourquin Mental health is something the world is taking seriously right now. With the rise in mental health cases all around, approximately 280 million people in the world have depression, with an estimated 3.8% affected by general depression, including 5.0% among adults and 5.7% among adults older than 60 years (WHO.Int). Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental illnesses in the US, … Continue reading Music and art make positive impacts on mental health

The Dairy Shed opens for 2022

By Paige Bourquin and Bradley Jager “Slushies”“I like a vanilla cone with rainbow sprinkles and the eyes, that’s pretty good.”“Mint chocolate chip in a bowl.”“Chocolate, but in a bowl.”“Sprinkles!”“Their dipped cones are amazing.”“Chocolate chip cookie dough.”“The Crunch bars.” These were the favorite ice cream of people who we asked about a staple in the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek community, The Dairy Shed. This local ice cream shop started … Continue reading The Dairy Shed opens for 2022

What is going on with employment in BSS?

by Paige Bourquin Bellbrook High School has, like most other places, been experiencing an employment situation. Students have noticed that lunch lines have been closing down, classrooms are taking longer to clean, teachers and substitutes are stretched thin, and classes are filled to capacity. As quarantine mandates lift, most places have been struggling to get employees, and schools are no exception. According to superintendent Dr. … Continue reading What is going on with employment in BSS?

Noodle Pug predicts the future

by Paige Bourquin Recently, a 13-year-old pug named Noodles has taken TikTok and the internet by storm. Tiktoker Jongraz posts daily the same thing: lifting up the old pug and seeing if he is able to stand or not. Depending on whether or not he has “bones” (stands) determines the day you will have. If Noodles is unable to stand by himself (“no bones”), it’s … Continue reading Noodle Pug predicts the future

Books to fall in love with this autumn

by Paige Bourquin Picture this. The air has just turned cold and the leaves are falling. You are curled up in a warm blanket with the fire roaring. There’s light piano music playing in the background as you hum along to the tune. You take a sip of either your hot pumpkin spice coffee, your rich hot chocolate, or your crisp apple cider as you … Continue reading Books to fall in love with this autumn