Bellbrook’s Indoor Percussion Ensemble makes it to semifinals in last competition of the season

By Leanne Beane In late April, Bellbrook High School’s Indoor Percussion Ensemble performed at their final competition of the season, WGI World Championships. On Thursday, April 21, the ensemble competed in the preliminary competition at the Nutter Center. After performing in round four at 5:49 p.m, they were awarded 5th place out of 12 groups, securing them a place in semifinals. The semifinal competition took … Continue reading Bellbrook’s Indoor Percussion Ensemble makes it to semifinals in last competition of the season

Disney attacked by Florida’s legislature after taking a pro-LGBTQ+ stance

by: Bradley Jager April 20, Florida’s Republican-led senate passed a bill that would remove Disney world’s privilege as a special tax district. The law seeks to eliminate special tax districts including the Reedy Creek Improvement District in Orlando. That structure makes Disney, which is one of the state’s largest private employers, responsible for providing and paying for services such as emergency, power, water and roads. … Continue reading Disney attacked by Florida’s legislature after taking a pro-LGBTQ+ stance

High school relationships can be affected by toxicity

by Paige Bourquin High school relationships, like most relationships, are complicated. Partners go through life, laughter, smiles, and love, but also go through heartbreak, fights, anger, and pain. Relationships can be positive as long as they are healthy. Sometimes someone might get trapped in a toxic relationship with a friend or partner, and a big thing is recognizing what is making the relationship toxic, and … Continue reading High school relationships can be affected by toxicity

BHS Prom 2022 Walks in Wonderland

By: Rachel Holbrook and Kirsten Thomas Prom 2022 was hosted at Carillon Park’s Eichelberger Pavillion on Saturday, April 9. The ballroom overlooks the grounds at Carillon Park. Junior Emma Lawson described the venue as “really pretty” and the DJ was pretty good. Her favorite song was “Pursuit of Happiness.” She rated the dance a solid 9.5/10. The theme was “Walk in Wonderland” and tickets were $25 … Continue reading BHS Prom 2022 Walks in Wonderland

Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for a total of $43 billion

By: Bradley Jager Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for a total of $43 billion. That’s $54.20 per share in the company. “I invested in Twitter as I believe in its potential to be the platform for free speech around the globe, and I believe free speech is a societal imperative for a functioning democracy,” said Musk in a letter sent to Twitter chairman Bret … Continue reading Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for a total of $43 billion

Music and art make positive impacts on mental health

by Paige Bourquin Mental health is something the world is taking seriously right now. With the rise in mental health cases all around, approximately 280 million people in the world have depression, with an estimated 3.8% affected by general depression, including 5.0% among adults and 5.7% among adults older than 60 years (WHO.Int). Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental illnesses in the US, … Continue reading Music and art make positive impacts on mental health

Junya Watanabe Fall 2022 features surprisingly wearable silhouettes

By Abbie Stokes Junya Watanabe’s fall 2022 collection is a most memorable one. Being a mostly black colored theme with pops of earth tones throughout, there are clear inspirations that Watanabe has taken from “generic army surplus and American motorcycle leathers—and with the finesse and drama of golden-age French haute couture.” Watanabe named the collection “the spiraling of winter ghosts,” after a subtitle of a … Continue reading Junya Watanabe Fall 2022 features surprisingly wearable silhouettes

Elon Musk becomes Twitter’s largest stock shareholder

By: Angelique Taylor  Elon Musk is an entrepreneur, investor, and business magnate. He bought 9.2% of Twitter stock making him a shareholding majority without most of the legal work. He bought $2.64 billion dollars of stock, only a fraction of one percent of his total net worth. Because he bought all of this stock and filed it passively, he’s not part of Twitter’s main board … Continue reading Elon Musk becomes Twitter’s largest stock shareholder