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

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

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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...

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Why the Ticketmaster monopoly is still thriving

Morgan Stanislaus March 24, 2023

Ticketmaster is the number one best ticket seller for concerts, sports games, and other events for fans globally. They are supposed to make purchasing tickets fun, easy, and stress-free. However, that...

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PODCAST: How does social media influence your body image?

Krystal Jones, Kamiyah Kirton, and Hayleigh Redfearn February 13, 2023

This week, we explored how social media can impact your view of yourself. Listen in for tips and tricks for navigating social media more safely! Host: K. Jones Interviewee: K. Kirton

Healing takes center stage in SZAs new album SOS

Healing takes center stage in SZA’s new album SOS

Jasmin Allen, Reporter January 13, 2023

SZA finally released her new album SOS on December 9th, 2022 after a 5 year long wait. The album consists of 22 tracks, and on it, SZA collaborated with 4 feature artists: Travis Scott, Don Tovlier, Phoebe...

A work in progress: students weigh in on HCS’s Academy model

A work in progress: students weigh in on HCS’s Academy model

Dallen Delk and Nehemiah Harrison November 3, 2022

For the past few years, all BHS students have been members of an academy, a program requiring them to take specialized, career pathway courses. For many students, the academy experience has been mixed....

Revisiting My Future, My Journey: a senior’s perspective

Revisiting My Future, My Journey: a senior’s perspective

Jonjanae Smith October 25, 2022

On October 19, 2022, all of the freshmen students filled the Convention Center with the sounds of chatter and laughter. Every year, the Convention Center is home to My Future, My Journey, an exhibit designed...

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Why students need more art in their lives: the Ali and Nino sculpture

Faith Springer, Staff Reporter May 20, 2022

In 2010, Tamara Kvesitadze’s steel sculpture, known as Ali and Nino, was installed in the Batumi, a city in the Transcaucasian country of Georgia. Inspired by a 1937 novel, the statue features a Muslim...

Gov. Youngkin lifts mask mandate, raising student concerns

Gov. Youngkin lifts mask mandate, raising student concerns

Bear Facts Staff, Contributing Editors January 19, 2022

Over the weekend, newly sworn-in Governor Glenn Youngkin issued Executive Order #2, which declares parents now have the right to decide if their child will wear a mask to school. “Recent government orders...

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