The Online Student Newspaper of Bethel High School, Hampton, VA 23666

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The Online Student Newspaper of Bethel High School, Hampton, VA 23666

Bear Facts News

The Online Student Newspaper of Bethel High School, Hampton, VA 23666

Bear Facts News

Hampton Pirates cheerleaders hype the crowd before the game begins.

Learning from the pros at Armstrong Stadium

Denise Penn, Editor January 5, 2024

As we entered Armstrong Stadium, the home of the Hampton Pirates, we were met with a sense of anticipation and excitement. Hampton was about to face off against a ranked opponent, Delaware, on the football...

Students wait to go through metal detectors at the courtyard entrance to the school.

Students frustrated with long security lines and bag searches

Denise Penn, Kamiyah Kirton December 7, 2023

Bethel staff has tightened security in the wake of an incident on November 13th that received nationwide attention. Security has increased the sensitivity of metal detectors and started thoroughly...

Image of student campaign poster.

It’s time to rethink the Student Council election process

Michael Baranyai, Staff Reporter October 30, 2023

When SCA elections occurred in the beginning of October, few students seemed to know voting was taking place, much less who was running for office. What went wrong? At first glance, the election data...

Mr. Ruffin: More Than 20 Years Strong

Mr. Ruffin: More Than 20 Years Strong

JaMya Ribbon, Staff Reporter October 18, 2023

On paper, Mr Ruffin is one of our science teachers, and his classes cover Earth Science and Oceanography. However, if you were to ask him what he thinks students learn from him, he would give a more mindful...

Bruins rock the Green & Gold at homecoming

Bruins rock the Green & Gold at homecoming

Denise Penn October 16, 2023

Last week was Bethel’s homecoming week/spirit week. Bruins showed out during spirit week by following the week's themes ending off with two dynamic pep rallies and a homecoming dance. The most popular...

It’s time to cast your ballot! Voting for SCA is now underway

Krystal Jones October 1, 2023

Are you ready to cast your vote? Well, wait no more! The polls will remain open from Monday, October 2nd, to the end of the day Tuesday, October 3rd, so you can choose your favorites to be on the Student...

Photo of last years homecoming pep rally.

Homecoming week details unveiled

Denise Penn September 28, 2023

Next week, homecoming kicks off with Spirit Week and ends with two pep rallies, a homecoming game against Gloucester, and a Hollywood themed homecoming dance on Saturday. “We’re going to have a...

BSTN x Reebok premiere Allen Iverson shoe collab at Bethel

Brandon Croslin and Morgan Stanislaus May 31, 2023

Basketball legend and Bethel alum Allen Iverson teamed up with BSTN x Reebok to design a limited edition shoe, a tribute to his high school career. BSTN debuted the shoe at Bethel in April, donating...

Ambassadors at April leadership training hosted by HCS.

Learning how to lead: the academy ambassador experience

Jasmin Allen May 18, 2023

This past month, a select few academy ambassadors participated in leadership training. We met with staple members of our community, who shared their unique career journeys. As an ambassador for Journalism,...

On the red carpet at prom.

Students brought the glitz and glamour at Prom 2023

Brandon Croslin May 15, 2023

For prom this year, students dressed to impress, running with the theme Red Carpet/Dripping Diamonds. Last Friday, Bethel High School had their prom at The Landing in downtown Hampton, and this event...

Jacob Young and Trent Garrett meet with Bethels Hollywood Comes to Hampton team (Karle Brinkley, Lillian Gallin, Mekkah McGill-Postel, Jordan Cheatham, Jayden Jordan, and Armani Mason).

Casting Call! Join Bethel’s Hollywood Comes to Hampton team

Lights, camera, action! A team of Bethel students is hosting auditions for “Fear the Fog,” a short film by Jayden Jordan created for the Hollywood Comes to Hampton film competition. If you are interested...

Jaeden Cassell at recent BHS outdoor track meet at Todd Stadium.

Jaeden Cassell battles adversity on and off the track

Brandon Croslin May 4, 2023

Being one of the best at anything seems great, but with that kind of status comes trials and tribulations. Senior track athlete Jaeden Cassel is a very humble kid and the kind of person that stays...

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