2023 fashion trends forecast mixing of contrasts

By: Madi Miller This year’s fashion trends continue contrasts: loose to tight, soft to shiny. You will see cut-outs, 90’s inspiration, and lots of vintage touches. The Moto Trend: This particular style uses the 90’s vintage vibe as a foundation for the outfit. Leather material is used to create these pieces. No matter how low or high price you are willing to pay, there is … Continue reading 2023 fashion trends forecast mixing of contrasts

Damar Hamlin’s sudden medical emergency raises questions for local sports

By Grace Krane Football players and fans watched in horror while first responders rushed to the field as the 23-year-old Bills safety went into cardiac arrest on the field for nine minutes January 2.  Hamlin remained alone for only moments while medical personnel rushed to the field to assess his condition. After spending more than a week at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Hamlin … Continue reading Damar Hamlin’s sudden medical emergency raises questions for local sports

Killer Cosmetics: The story of Guilia Tofana and her magic potion

By Emma DeWeese Giulia Tofana is the most prolific serial killer many people never heard of. Seventeenth-century women were viewed as property rather than people and were used as tokens in the men’s conquest of power. No matter if a woman came from a wealthy family or a peasant family, fathers had full control over who they would marry, often leaving women in unfit relationships. … Continue reading Killer Cosmetics: The story of Guilia Tofana and her magic potion

Mass shootings continue in U.S.

By: Audrey Cable Since the start of 2023, there have been over 33 mass shootings in America, and over 56 deaths in these mass shootings. In 2022 there were 648 mass shootings in America. Many families have lost loved ones to mass shootings and are dealing with the losses due to this extreme gun violence in America. Kaytlin Jenkins, a 20 year old who lived … Continue reading Mass shootings continue in U.S.

Supportive Peers Hosts “Little Sweetheart Dance”

by Juliana Packard The Supportive Peers organization is hosting a dance for parents and their children. It does not matter what parent or guardian attends, the only thing that matters is that all children are accompanied by an adult.  The event will be on February 11 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in Bell Creek Intermediate gymnasium. All the proceeds will go to the Supportive Peers … Continue reading Supportive Peers Hosts “Little Sweetheart Dance”

Boredom cures to try during winter break

By Reese McBride Afraid of boredom during winter break? Here are some ideas to keep you busy. Hit the slopes If you like being outside during the winter, you could go skiing, snowboarding, or tubing. Mad River Mountain or Perfect North Slopes offer all of these services and are about one hour and 15 minutes away from Bellbrook. “We had a good first time experience … Continue reading Boredom cures to try during winter break

Nuclear Fusion breakthrough sees a possible future clean energy source

by Brock Fortman The announcement by US Department of Energy officials on December 13 revealed a nuclear fusion breakthrough that resulted in the first reaction to produce more energy than was put into creating the reaction. According to CNBC, “This is a scientific achievement, not a practical one,” said Omar A. Hurricane, a chief scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. This is huge … Continue reading Nuclear Fusion breakthrough sees a possible future clean energy source

Supportive Peers continues to bring people together at holiday event

By: Kirsten Thomas On Saturday, December 10, Bellbrook Supportive Peers hosted its second annual Christmas Spectacular event at the high school. The event drew in dozens of families and smiles.  Volunteers began setting up at 8:30am for the event, which ran from 10am-12pm. Just like last year, Santa and his elves made an appearance in addition to the variety of craft stations and games available for … Continue reading Supportive Peers continues to bring people together at holiday event

OPINION: Kanye West loses it all

by Emma DeWeese It’s safe to say the whole world has been keeping up with Kanye. From his over-the-top publicity stunts and his considerably offensive statements, Kanye West has been the center of attention ever since he stepped into the spotlight in the early 2000s. Whether you love or hate him, it’s fair to say he has left the media in a frenzy after recent … Continue reading OPINION: Kanye West loses it all

Vegan Sweet Potato Pie to bake this Christmas

By: Tommy Dickman While your holiday spread may be accompanied by a pumpkin pie like many in the northern region of the United States, down south, the pumpkin is swapped for another sweet orange plant, sweet potato. Sweet potato pie was originally made by the African American community. However, this beloved southern dish is inedible for a large demographic in the US: vegans. The milk, … Continue reading Vegan Sweet Potato Pie to bake this Christmas