Bellbrook’s Operating Levy Postponed for Now

by Sarah Bevelhymer “What many people don’t realize is that the people that will truly be harmed by a levy failure are the students themselves,” Mark Carreira said, a history and government teacher at Bellbrook High School.  Voters will cast their vote on the passage of a $5.7 million operating levy for the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek School District. The levy will fund day to day operations such … Continue reading Bellbrook’s Operating Levy Postponed for Now

Planet Earth’s Most Recent Cry For Help

by Zach Van Pelt On February 6, 2020, the Esperanza Base on the northern tip of Antarctica recorded the highest ever temperature on the continent of 18.3 degrees Celsius. That’s nearly 65 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a worrisome sign as just days later, images of northern Antarctica showed a stretch of land nearly entirely devoid of ice and snow, as well as sections of ocean … Continue reading Planet Earth’s Most Recent Cry For Help

Democratic Primaries Leave Two Clear Front Runners

By: Khacor Tigner and Sarah Bevelhymer Former Vice President Joe Biden made a comeback from being one of the candidates with the least amount of delegates to the candidate with the most after Super Tuesday. Joe Biden currently has 627 delegates, replacing the former front runner Bernie Sanders who has 551 delegates. The other candidates that were notable in previous caucuses/primaries–Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, and … Continue reading Democratic Primaries Leave Two Clear Front Runners

The Iowa Caucus Ends In Confusion, While the New Hampshire Primary Reveals Some Surprises

By: Khacor Tigner The Iowa caucus is the first primary in the race for president and the nomination for the candidates given party. However, for the first time ever in history the caucus ended in unknown results with an error in the app that was supposed to help with the caucus. Pete Buttigieg claimed an early victory, with many decrying this action. Other candidates like … Continue reading The Iowa Caucus Ends In Confusion, While the New Hampshire Primary Reveals Some Surprises

Impeachment Ends With A Surprise Vote From Senator Romney

By: Khacor Tigner February 5 marked the end of the Senate impeachment trial, where President Donald J. Trump was the third president in recorded United States history to be impeached and then acquitted in the US Senate. Senator Mitt Romney became the first ever Senator to vote against his party for the removal of a sitting president. Senator Romney gave a emotional speech on how … Continue reading Impeachment Ends With A Surprise Vote From Senator Romney

What’s on My Ballot on March 17th?

by Josh Hypes On March 17, Ohio residents were headed to the polls to participate in party primaries and vote on local levies. The vote has been delayed, so there is still time to request your ballot and prepare. This election is different then the last one since the ballot is dependent on the voter’s choice of whether or not they will take part in … Continue reading What’s on My Ballot on March 17th?

Trump Expands the Travel Ban

By: Sarah Bevelhymer On January 31, 2020, President Trump amended his 2017 executive order adding six new countries to his travel ban. The 2017 travel ban restricted entrance into the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries. These countries included Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Venezuela, and North Korea. This was the first step in completing his campaign pledge to shut down the entrance of possible-terrorists … Continue reading Trump Expands the Travel Ban

California Requires Female Board Members

By: Abby Clack “A law mandating that every public company in the state should have a woman on the board by the end of the year has redefined the qualifications of a director,” says Alisha Haridasani Gupta, the writer of “California Companies Are Rushing to Find Female Board Members” for the New York Times. In September of 2018, California became the first state to legally … Continue reading California Requires Female Board Members

Articles of Impeachment to be Released

by Josh Hypes On Tuesday, December 10, House Democrats announced that they intended to move forward on impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the chairs of the six key committees conducting investigations into matters related to impeachment announced that the House Judiciary Committee would introduce two articles of impeachment against the President’s actions towards Ukraine.  The articles charge that the President … Continue reading Articles of Impeachment to be Released

OK, Boomer! A joke or a rallying cry?

by Abby Clack “OK, Boomer!” is a new phrase Gen-Z and Millennials are saying towards Baby Boomers, or Boomers for short.  “‘Ok boomer’ has become Generation Z’s endlessly repeated retort to the problem of older people who just don’t get it, a rallying cry for millions of fed up kids. Teenagers use it to reply to cringey YouTube videos, Donald Trump tweets, and basically any … Continue reading OK, Boomer! A joke or a rallying cry?