Seasonal Affective Disorder sufferers might find relief in Light Therapy

By Savannah Higley Many people experience what some may call “the winter blues.” But few know that there’s a form of these blues that’s much more severe, enough to receive a formal diagnosis. That diagnosis is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), more commonly known as Seasonal Depression.  Seasonal depression is triggered by the changing seasons, most commonly spanning the length of winter. Though there is an … Continue reading Seasonal Affective Disorder sufferers might find relief in Light Therapy

Five great gifts to give to your friends and family this holiday season

by Kasie Fisher Have you ever struggled with getting your friends and family Christmas gifts on a budget? I know I have and if you are experiencing the same issue for this holiday season, you are in luck! Here are some pocket friendly gifts for you to get your loved ones of all ages.  1. A Fuzzy Blanket – During the winter months in Ohio, … Continue reading Five great gifts to give to your friends and family this holiday season

5 Reasons why you should visit Bristol, England

by Abbie Stokes Recently over Thanksgiving break, I took a trip to the UK for vacation and to look at different universities. One of the cities I visited was Bristol, a port city on the western edge of England. Five Reasons Why Bristol Is Great Food There are a great variety of restaurants in Bristol- and there are many places that are very accommodating for … Continue reading 5 Reasons why you should visit Bristol, England

Product Review: Snail slime in skincare?

By Abbie Stokes Skin care is something that everyone can truly enjoy- everyone has skin, and skin needs moisture, especially nearing the winter months when dryness is most despised. I went on a quest to find an all-around solid moisturizer that is good for all skin types.  What I found was the “Peach Slices Snail Rescue Oil Free Moisturizer” from Korean-American brand Peach & Lily. … Continue reading Product Review: Snail slime in skincare?

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

The bone-chilling history of Halloween 

By: Angelique Taylor Halloween is on October 31. The weather gets colder and creepy decorations get put up on front doors. Get your costume and tricks because we are going to look at the holiday’s origins. Creepy Vintage Halloween Costumes | by Ann Green | Medium Where it began: The origins of Halloween have come from European culture. It’s roots are in the ancient, pre-Christian … Continue reading The bone-chilling history of Halloween 

Books to fall in love with this autumn

by Paige Bourquin Picture this. The air has just turned cold and the leaves are falling. You are curled up in a warm blanket with the fire roaring. There’s light piano music playing in the background as you hum along to the tune. You take a sip of either your hot pumpkin spice coffee, your rich hot chocolate, or your crisp apple cider as you … Continue reading Books to fall in love with this autumn

Two characters inspire your costume this Halloween

By: Angelique Taylor Halloween is coming around the corner which means horror movies, candy, treats and scares. Here are two amazing costumes with the siblings and their backstories to fuel your imagination and to inspire your outfit this Halloween.  Sir Billiam III First we have Sir Billiam III, coming from the Dream SMP series. A Minecraft pig with ambitions of his own, he owns a … Continue reading Two characters inspire your costume this Halloween

Make a fun and easy jar craft for all ages

by Paige Bourquin With the spooky season approaching, you might find yourself scrolling through Pinterest looking for a new craft to do, but all the crafts just seem to be way too perfect? Well not anymore! This craft is perfect for spooky centerpieces, so learn how to make a cute jar craft for the young to the old to enjoy. Materials ~A jar of any … Continue reading Make a fun and easy jar craft for all ages