A Rational Highschooler’s Approach to February 14th

By Sarah Rovinsky Too many people know Valentine’s Day to be a commercial maneuver to sell chocolate and jewelry in which we are forced to participate in, otherwise, we become the Grinch of February 14. Should we be lucky enough to have a special someone to share this day with, and choose to ignore it, you’re just a thoughtless meanie. The issue then becomes what … Continue reading A Rational Highschooler’s Approach to February 14th

OPINION: Support Your Local Art Programs

by Jack Long I’m sitting off to the right of Mr. David Deitrick, the Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra Conductor. The seventy-piece orchestra sits in a cramped fluorescent-lit room. The brass begin to blow, at first cold and metallic, then sweetening into warm, deep sounds. The string section violently saws away at chromatic passages. Woodwinds sit quietly wetting their reeds, except for the flutes— who talk … Continue reading OPINION: Support Your Local Art Programs

California’s Famous Drive Through Sequoia Tree Falls in Storm

by Meghan Malas On January 8, one of California’s oldest icons fell to a winter storm that swept through Calaveras Big Tree State Park. The “Pioneer Cabin Tree,” which famously possessed a hollowed portion in its base large enough to drive through, was discovered dead by a state park employee. The 303 foot giant has been a relic of American tourism since the early twentieth … Continue reading California’s Famous Drive Through Sequoia Tree Falls in Storm

OPINION: The Results, and What Happens Now

By: Meghan Malas The American democratic process is one that has been held dearly by the people of this country since its founding. Democracy as a whole has its flaws–every type of government does–but above all, democracy is one type of government that directly represents the people, and with this, it will not fail to effectuate its prospect because a democracy in itself fulfills its … Continue reading OPINION: The Results, and What Happens Now

OPINION: The Irrevocable-Immutable Division

by Jack Long During the final moments of the 2016 election, many political analysts called the Trump lead dangerous and divisive. Some, but very few, described the election itself as a division of the country that would determine politics and policy for the many presidents ahead. No matter who you supported as president, the fundamentals of our country and democracy herself do not change. We, … Continue reading OPINION: The Irrevocable-Immutable Division

Fall-bulous Fashion

by Bergen Eppers Fall is finally here, the season where we can finally wear jeans and sweaters, but what is in style this year? According to what is making the runways, celebrity sightings, and even everyday items from your local fashionista, here are some outfit choices that will spice up your wardrobe this season for those fall activities: Plaid Shirts. You can never go wrong with … Continue reading Fall-bulous Fashion

The First Debate: A Public Display of HS Drama

by Jack Long At the first presidential debate on Monday, September 26, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took the stage at Hofstra University calm and confident. The first words said by Clinton were, “How are you, Donald?” The first question segment proposed by Lester Holt, the NBC anchor hosting the debate at Hofstra University, was Achieving Prosperity. Both candidates calmly and decisively opened up the … Continue reading The First Debate: A Public Display of HS Drama

Local Man Discovers He Is, In Fact, A Dog

By: Rachel Stewart Disclaimer- This article is fake, modeled after satire news sites such as “The Onion” or “Clickhole” On May 2, 2016, a local Bellbrook “man” discovered that he was no man at all, and was in fact, a dog.  Leo, a 24-year-old (3 years in dog years) male, has been a resident of Bellbrook ever since he was a young man (pup).  His … Continue reading Local Man Discovers He Is, In Fact, A Dog

The Hypocrisy of Chris Rock and the Oscars

On February 28, 2016, comedian Chris Rick hosted the 88th Annual Academy Awards amidst accusations that the Academy lacked diversity and left out African-Americans from nominations. Some African-American actors like Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith boycotted the awards show. It was surprising then that Chris Rock, who is also African-American, would go forward and tell a racist joke against Asians. In setting up the … Continue reading The Hypocrisy of Chris Rock and the Oscars