Christmas Carols and Musical Perils

by Rachael Birri In the words of Mr. Parks, “Christmas songs are like food; everyone has an opinion.” For example, Mr. Parks hates “Santa Baby.” He describes it as “very disturbing” and just “weird,” a sentiment shared by most, not to mention the greediness of the singer requesting such items as a ‘54 convertible, a duplex, and the deed to a platinum mine. Inversely, his … Continue reading Christmas Carols and Musical Perils

How to Make Tomorrow Better Than Today

by Casey Murphy Have daily stress and don’t know where to start to make the next day a little more relaxing? Here are 10 great ways to wake up less worried. Buy frozen fruits and veg Buying frozen is somehow proven by multiple studies to be much healthier. Also they make great smoothies and you won’t worry about spoiling. Make double the servings Yes, making … Continue reading How to Make Tomorrow Better Than Today

Key Club Sponsoring Book Drive

By: C.J. Destefani Key Club is hosting a district-wide book drive. They are open to collect books from May 7-May 21. These books are donated to kindergarten through 8th grade children from low-income families in the Dayton area to encourage summer reading and education. Key Club has worked hard to put this event together. The leaders of this event, including senior Megan Bias, scheduled and planned … Continue reading Key Club Sponsoring Book Drive

What is lent anyway?

By Cayla Destefani Just last Wednesday (2/18/15) Christian churches all over the world celebrated Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. I’ll bet some people just went into panic reading that and thought, “No way! Is it Lent already? Does that mean I need to give something up?” Although many people use this Lenten season to try to actually complete their New Year Resolution of … Continue reading What is lent anyway?

NHS Peer Tutoring all week!

By Dan Yokajty Exam week is here and students around the school are starting to stress out. Studying is a very difficult task to stay focused on. Even harder than studying is finding time to study, since juggling your schedule is tricky. So the Bellbrook National Honor Society is tackling this problem by offering peer tutoring after school every day during exam week. So if you are having … Continue reading NHS Peer Tutoring all week!

Dayton Has A Great Upcoming Theatre Season

By Cayla Destefani For all of those theatre lovers out there, the Victoria Theatre Association has big plans with lots of shows coming up this next season. Here is a list of the exciting new shows coming soon to Dayton… The Broadway Series- Popular Broadway tours great for many audiences. JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Runs from: Tuesday, Oct. 21 to Sunday, Oct. 26 … Continue reading Dayton Has A Great Upcoming Theatre Season

Warning: College Deadlines Quickly Approaching

by Caroline Wong Warning high school seniors! College deadlines are quickly approaching. If you are not already aware, most Early Decision and Early Action applications are due by November 1. Be sure to turn in your transcript request forms to the guidance office, at the latest, by October 17 if you have not already. It is important to give your guidance counselor at least two … Continue reading Warning: College Deadlines Quickly Approaching

Culture Corner: Exchange Student Daisy Shu

by Caroline Wong Daisy Shu is an exchange student visiting for the year all the way from Guangzhou, China. Continue reading for an inside scoop of her American experience. Q: Who is your host family? A: The Diederichs When did you get to the US? August 13th. What is the name of your high school in China? Guangdong Experimental High School Are you homesick? A … Continue reading Culture Corner: Exchange Student Daisy Shu

New Director to Put on Her First Show

by Cayla Destefani BHS English teacher Ms. Grace Brown is to be directing the 2014 fall play “Madam’s Been Murdered, Tea Will Be Late.” The play opens on Thursday, November 20 and closes on Saturday, November 22. For many years the Bellbrook shows have been directed by Ms. Long who is now retired and passing on her legacy to one of her own former students. … Continue reading New Director to Put on Her First Show