Iran carries out first two protester executions

by Ten Bottemiller The Iranian government initiated the execution of 23-year-old Mohsen Shekari, one of the protesters that surfaced after Mahsa Amini’s death. Shekari was one of many protesters detained and killed, though he was the first protester publicly hanged on Thursday, December 8. Shekari was arrested on September 25 and sentenced to execution on November 20 on accusations of him blocking a street in … Continue reading Iran carries out first two protester executions

Protesters detained and killed in Iran

by Ten Bottemiller On September 16, 22-year old Mahsa Amini died three days after being taken in by Iranian police, inciting protests across the country. She was allegedly beaten in custody due to her violation of the strict Islamic dress code. An estimated 18,000 protesters have been detained since protests began and over 400 have been killed, NPR reported. The Iranian government attempted to cover … Continue reading Protesters detained and killed in Iran

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy: Ukraine not to blame for Poland missile strike

by Ten Bottemiller Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, said he had “no doubt” that Ukraine is not to blame for the missile that crossed into Poland during a Russian attack, killing two people, reported CNBC. On Tuesday, a missile from the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict crossed the border of Poland and killed two civilians and immediate suspicion arose over the missile being from Russia, which caused NATO … Continue reading Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy: Ukraine not to blame for Poland missile strike

President Biden and Democrats across America worry for the fate of democracy in midterm elections

by Ten Bottemiller Officials in the White House and Democrats all over the country are worried Democrats may lose control of both the Senate and White House in the upcoming midterm elections on November 8, where all seats in the House of Representatives and 35 seats in the Senate will be up for election. The elections will dictate the last two years of Joe Biden’s … Continue reading President Biden and Democrats across America worry for the fate of democracy in midterm elections

Bellbrook welcomes local artist as a new art teacher

by Ten Bottemiller Mrs. Shannon Parsons started working as an art teacher at Bellbrook High School this year. She teaches several art classes, including Drawing and Painting, Arts and Crafts, Art 1, and Art 2. “I taught printmaking for two years at Stivers School for the Arts and 7th Grade Art for three years at Middletown Middle School,” Parsons said. “I came to Bellbrook because … Continue reading Bellbrook welcomes local artist as a new art teacher

Controversy surrounds Netflix’s Jeffrey Dahmer Series

by Ten Bottemiller <warning: article contains some sensitive content> Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, also known as just Dahmer, has gained the attention of millions of viewers since it premiered on September 21. It became one of the most popular shows on Netflix, reaching #1 in “Trending” in the first days of its release. The popularity spread to social media as well, trending on Twitter … Continue reading Controversy surrounds Netflix’s Jeffrey Dahmer Series

Nintendo brings games, new and old, to the Nintendo Switch this 2022-2023

by Ten Bottemiller The Nintendo Direct livestream on September 13 had Nintendo fans of all ages on the edge of their seats. Followers of huge game franchises had been waiting months, even years, for some sort of announcement from the company. Nintendo Direct touched on so many games as well as possibly the most awaited one: the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of … Continue reading Nintendo brings games, new and old, to the Nintendo Switch this 2022-2023