OPINION: An outsider reviews Midnights album by Taylor Swift

by Riley Hodges On October 22, Taylor Swift released the album Midnights at midnight and as expected it’s received a lot of attention. Of course I figured who better to review the album than someone who doesn’t listen to Taylor Swift, let alone pop music? Find the YouTube playlist of the album here. Lavender Haze I only ever played Rocket League once at a friend’s … Continue reading OPINION: An outsider reviews Midnights album by Taylor Swift

OPINION: Disney cancels The Owl House

By: Audrey Cable The Owl House, an animated show by Dana Terrace, is about witches and demons. The show follows 14 year old girl Luz who wants to become a witch. But after detention after detention, her mom sends her to a “think in the box” camp. As Luz is waiting on her bus, she sees her favorite book in the trash, and as she … Continue reading OPINION: Disney cancels The Owl House

OPINION – Was the BHS Pep Rally a Flop?

By Emma Forshee On Friday, October 28, the BHS cheerleaders hosted a pep rally in the main gym. Students and teachers cheered for the fall sports teams as senior Benton Yoxtheimer announced all of their outstanding accomplishments this past season. The room reverberated with the sounds of the BHS Marching Eagles flashing instruments. Cheerleaders enthusiastically displayed their stunts and encouraged student participation through games and cheers.  … Continue reading OPINION – Was the BHS Pep Rally a Flop?

OPINION: What are the risk factors for school shootings?

By Jacob Grismer The Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools school board recently passed a resolution to form a volunteer Active Shooter Response Team. Current research of the commonalities in school shootings can be used to evaluate current prevention methods and possibly point to new ones. Any gun going off at a school, school game, bus with students, or school property is the criteria used to define a school … Continue reading OPINION: What are the risk factors for school shootings?

OPINION: Navigating an onslaught of information in war

By: Madi Brown Amidst Russian President Vladimir Putin’s violent invasion on Ukraine which began on February 24, 2022, following months of tensions between the two countries, there has been an onslaught of information spewing from and within both countries.  To begin to understand the different types of information, you must first know the difference between misinformation and disinformation.  Misinformation is information that is either false … Continue reading OPINION: Navigating an onslaught of information in war

OPINION: Are we overusing the term GOAT?

What really makes a legend a legend? by Kolton Schwartz We are living in a world where we glorify celebrities more than ever, and with the glorification comes certain phrases being thrown around a lot in conversation. The term GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) is a term used to describe an artist or athlete who is considered to have such a legendary status that they … Continue reading OPINION: Are we overusing the term GOAT?

The US penny is a waste of time, resources, patience, and money. Here’s why.

By Bradley Jager The story of the United States penny starts when it was first introduced in 1793 and it has been terrorizing this nation ever since. Economics Professor at Harvard University Robert M. Beren said, “The purpose of the monetary system is to facilitate exchange, but the penny no longer serves that purpose.” According to the United States Mint 2018 Annual Report, it costs … Continue reading The US penny is a waste of time, resources, patience, and money. Here’s why.

Byrd’s Nest Vol. 3 – New Year, New Questions

By Abbie Stokes Happy (late) New Year everyone! 2022 is finally here, and with the new year comes brand new questions from Bellbrook High School students to answer. If you’ve never read this column before, here’s how it works: students from all grade levels are able to send in any questions they have or issues they need advice on, and we answer and give advice … Continue reading Byrd’s Nest Vol. 3 – New Year, New Questions

College education doesn’t always equal a bigger income

By Grace Ruiz We’ve all heard it: The more education you have, the more money you make. But is that actually true? With many seniors and even juniors setting their sights on college, it’s important to understand all possible options, especially for people who don’t think college would fit them best. Apprenticeships and trade school, while costing less, can lead to a job that is … Continue reading College education doesn’t always equal a bigger income

Byrd’s Nest Vol. 2

By Abbie Stokes Welcome to volume 2 of the Byrd’s Nest! This time we’re covering three new questions and providing three new solutions for problems submitted by Bellbrook High School students!  Q: How many AP classes to take? How to study for AP exams? A: To be entirely honest, the amount of AP classes you take really depends on what subject you are going to … Continue reading Byrd’s Nest Vol. 2