Byrd’s Nest Vol. 1: Great Beginnings!

by Abbie Stokes Welcome to the first edition of the Byrd’s Nest! This will be the first of many articles going over the submissions from the Byrd’s Nest Questionnaire, a place for students to submit any and all questions for Bellbrook Seniors to answer questions and give out advice. Q1: What do you think is the best way to study?  A: Studies show that the … Continue reading Byrd’s Nest Vol. 1: Great Beginnings!

OPINION: Women’s rights in the eyes of the Taliban

By Grace Ruiz Many weeks have passed since the withdrawal of American forces and the Taliban’s recapture of Afghanistan’s government. While the days pass and the shock of these events begins to fade in our minds, it’s important to understand the repercussions that these events have caused and will continue to cause for the people of Afghanistan now living under Taliban rule. It’s especially important … Continue reading OPINION: Women’s rights in the eyes of the Taliban

Finding the light in a Covid-19 Pandemic

by Cambree Bernkopf  Author Joshua J. Marine once said, “Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” As of right now, almost every single person in the world is struggling because of this outbreak, whether it be because of the actual virus itself or the result of the precautions each state must take. We are all sacrificing our normal everyday … Continue reading Finding the light in a Covid-19 Pandemic

Opinion: Bellbrook’s Parking Lot Makes Me…

By: Morgan Sharbaugh Seat belt? Check. BackPack? Check. Enough gas to get you the five miles to your house? Check. You are ready to go. Putting your car into drive, you attempt to move out of your parking spot to wait in post-school traffic. Trapped in the calm lines of escape, slowly inching forward as another car is allowed to turn left, you wait. Suddenly, … Continue reading Opinion: Bellbrook’s Parking Lot Makes Me…

Books to Help the Self

by: Kayla Stephensen As the year winds down and exams become the primary focus, it is best to remember to take care of yourself. These books are great for increasing productivity and positivity.  7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R Covey The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis Atomic Habits by James Clear … Continue reading Books to Help the Self

Opinion: Why Lo-Fi Has Become my Go-to Music

by Josh Hypes I often question when my obsession with Lo-Fi began; I believe it was about two years ago when I was first exposed to it. One day I was scrolling through my YouTube recommended videos when it came up; I decided to give it a play. The strange distorted sound threw me off. None of the tones really worked with one another; however, … Continue reading Opinion: Why Lo-Fi Has Become my Go-to Music

Review: Heathcliff Teaches the Lessons in Wuthering Heights

By: Kayla Stephensen In Emily Bronte’s classic novel, Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff spends the majority of the book plotting revenge on his childhood tormentors: Hindley Earnshaw, who he often butted heads with as a child, and Edgar Linton, who marries the love of Heathcliff’s life, Catherine Earnshaw. He torments by causing pain to the descendants of his oppressors whose characteristics are often ironic. Catherine’s child looks … Continue reading Review: Heathcliff Teaches the Lessons in Wuthering Heights

How to Study for Exams

By: Kayla Stephensen Depending on the subject and difficulty of a class, there are many ways to study. Here are some suggestions that may help for various subjects: Reread challenging material Redo problems/questions that caused issues Rewrite notes Reread notes Explain concepts to a friend Draw processes or thought processes for problems Use YouTube videos to relearn or further ingrain ideas (I like Crash Course … Continue reading How to Study for Exams

Seeing Government in Action at the Ohio Statehouse

by Josh Hypes On Wednesday, November 13, I had the opportunity to go to the Ohio Statehouse and shadow the state representative for Darke and Miami County, Jena Powell. During that time, I experienced different interactions that legislators do on a daily basis such as recording campaign videos, meeting with lobbyists, speaking at different functions, attending a session of the house, and taking many, many … Continue reading Seeing Government in Action at the Ohio Statehouse

OPINION: The Toxicity Towards The Ivy League Conference is Misplaced

By: Khacor Tigner The eight Ivies–Cornell, Brown, University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Princeton, and Columbia–are known quite well by the American community, and even on the world stage. This is due to their high standard for academics. However, the Ivy League is also a sports league; they are not just academics.  The Ivy League is not as big as the Big Ten Conference. They … Continue reading OPINION: The Toxicity Towards The Ivy League Conference is Misplaced