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

Oldskool Mario Kart becomes Bethel’s first Esports team to win a State Championship

Oldskool Mario Kart becomes Bethel’s first Esports team to win a State Championship

Maia Hart and Jaylene Portalatin May 29, 2024

In just its second year, the Bethel Esports program made history.  The team Oldskool Mario Kart not only won the State Championship, but also made a run at the national title. For a program that is still...

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,...

View of the Sandy Bottom pond and dock.

Sandy Bottom Nature Park: the outdoor getaway that has it all

Keira Morgan, Kaeleigh Ames, and JoJo LI April 9, 2024

The feeling of leaves crunching underfoot is what greets you once you fully step into Sandy Bottom Nature Park. The sun beats down relentlessly on your body as you decide which of the various trails...

One track mind: Bruins reveal the power of a winning mindset

One track mind: Bruins reveal the power of a winning mindset

Kaela Jordan, Xavier Tisdale, and Franklin Ihama April 1, 2024

This year, Bethel indoor track and field athletes prepared by setting goals and sticking to them. As a group and as individuals, they refused to allow themselves to get too into their own heads, which...

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....

The trade off during the team relay

BHS swim season ends with a splash

 As the sun glistened on the crystal-clear pool of water, anticipation rose through the crowd and competitors. Athletes’ muscles tensed with the readiness for the challenge ahead. In a matter of seconds,...

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...

Denise attempts a difficult boulder problem.

Reach new heights at a Latitude, Hampton’s first climbing gym

Kamiyah Kirton and Michael Baranyai February 9, 2024

If you love to exercise, socialize and learn, consider spending a day at Latitude Climbing at Peninsula Town Center in Hampton. People who visit say they come for the climbing but stay for the community. Hampton’s...

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...

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