What I learned from high school journalism…

By Anna Starkey After spending four semesters in Newspaper, here are nine things that I learned from my interesting experience: Procrastination is a slippery slope… Once you start, there is no stopping.  Missing one deadline becomes missing three articles and having an F in newspaper.  Instead of waiting until the night before a deadline, I plan to start all of my papers MUCH earlier in college. I … Continue reading What I learned from high school journalism…

10 things you didn’t know about the yearbook

By Anna Starkey Each fall, yearbooks are distributed to the student body.  Contrary to popular belief, they do not make themselves. Bellbrook yearbook staff members spend all year working diligently to create the perfect book for their peers.  Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about BHS’s yearbook: Yearbook is a real class with real work and real assignments…and it can be stressful. Yes, yearbook is … Continue reading 10 things you didn’t know about the yearbook

Spring into Spring Cleaning

By Anna Starkey As the spring sun begins to shine down after another long, chilly Ohio winter, the junk that has accumulated over the past six months becomes illuminated, forcing us to focus on our clutter.  Managing the mess can appear overwhelming.  Thankfully, there are five simple steps to approaching spring cleaning. Make a List! Write down everything that is currently cluttered in your life including … Continue reading Spring into Spring Cleaning

Spotting the Spotted…Salamander

By Anna Starkey For a brief moment each year, a creature of the mud slowly emerges, ready to partake in its annual journey.  This migration is not for food, nor is it for a warm winter home.  Instead, the small, slimy creature chases streams, searching for an ideal body of water to lay its young.  This creature is the spotted salamander, and it has eluded Bellbrook High … Continue reading Spotting the Spotted…Salamander

BHS hosts annual art show

by Jackie Thompson and Anna Starkey Throughout the school year, Bellbrook students work diligently to express their creativity in their art classes.  Saturday, March 5, students has the opportunity to showcase their talents in the annual art show which was held in the make-shift gallery of BHS. Exceptional art pieces were hand-picked by art teachers from a variety of classes including Art 1 through 4, Arts … Continue reading BHS hosts annual art show

Nat Geo Live returns to Dayton

By Anna Starkey “The oceans desperately need our help,” explained National Geographic photojournalist, Brian Skerry, to a theater full of astonished onlookers. For the fourth year in a row, National Geographic Live’s three-part series has returned to the Victoria Theater in Dayton, Ohio.  Each installment showcases our world through the eyes of experienced explorers and photographers who have been featured in National Geographic media.  In … Continue reading Nat Geo Live returns to Dayton

Will the Globes predict the Oscars?

By: Anna Starkey The 73rd Golden Globe Awards took place on January 10, 2016 to honor the most outstanding films and television of 2015.  Nominees and winners were selected by the Hollywood Foreign Press as Ricky Gervais hosted the show for the fourth time.  The night was filled with continual bleeping and laughter as dry-humor and crude jokes ran rampant.  Highlights of the night included The Revenant … Continue reading Will the Globes predict the Oscars?

Walking in a winter wonderland…maybe?

By Anna Starkey Historically, the Northeast region of the United States has experienced brutally cold winters.  Having endured subzero temperatures and countless snowstorms previously, Northerners are wondering whether this winter, beginning on December 21, will parallel the last.  By observing the powerful, incoming  El Niño however, meteorologists are predicting otherwise. An El Niño can be described as a an irregularly occurring and complex series of … Continue reading Walking in a winter wonderland…maybe?

2016 Grammy Nominations

By: Anna Starkey For the first time in Grammy history, the 58th Grammy Awards will be held on Monday, February 15 rather than the usual Sunday ceremony.  The show will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will present 83 awards to various musical artists.  On December 7, the Recording Academy announced a diverse collection of Grammy nominees. Leading the nominations this year … Continue reading 2016 Grammy Nominations