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

Wet floor caution signs

Notice anything different? Overdue building renovations finally underway

Denise Penn and Michael Baranyai May 28, 2024

If you've walked around the building recently, you might have noticed some changes. Since spring break, Bethel has been undergoing some much needed renovations. The goal of these renovations is to improve...

Student sitting area beside the graphic novels in the library

Book bans are on the rise. Are your freedoms at risk?

Kamiyah Kirton, Staff Writer May 21, 2024

Efforts to censor books have intensified over the past year across the country, leading many different groups to speak out. So far, Bethel has not been part of the national conversation about book censorship,...

All images courtesy of Iverson Classic team.

Iverson Classic comes to Bethel this week

This week, our very own Bethel High School will be hosting the Iverson Classic, an annual showcase for the top 25 senior up and coming high school basketball players. In its 8th year, the Iverson...

Instagram page to promote petition to reopen ticket sales for the sold out dance.

Dance disaster: half of junior class to miss out on this year’s Ring Dance

Krystal Jones, Ashani Middleton March 29, 2024

The Ring Dance is one of the highlights for juniors at Bethel, and many students eagerly await this typically thrilling event. However, not everyone had the opportunity to purchase tickets this year....

No place to go

No place to go

Jenna Glendenning and Allison Monroe March 7, 2024

“Sometimes when I have to use the restroom, I have to wander around looking for one that is available,” Desirie Dearcy, a senior, shared. “Even if one is open, it is usually crowded and not accessible.”  In...

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...

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