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Illness Season is here!

Illness Season is here!

Hailey Jentz, Reporter

February 28, 2020

You can get a cold year round, but most people consider the winter months to be the main season. Viruses spread faster and easier when the temperature and humidity drops. This means that the U.S. cold season starts around September and ends around April. Colds are most common during certain times...

FFA Week

The tractors brought on tractor day.

Allie Burgess, Reporter

February 25, 2020

The week of February 17-21 was FFA week at Belmont. Students enjoyed various activities.  From milk chugging to Bring Your Tractor To School Day, it was a success. Along with the various activities, students also partook in dress-up days.  These included the following the themes; America, dressing...

Prom Preparation

Taken at Forever More Bridal.

Allie Burgess, Reporter

February 21, 2020

With prom right around the corner, students are rushing to get the perfect dress and find dates. The Juniors are working hard getting the theme ready and arranging for post-prom activities. Three Junior Class females shared what makes the perfect dress: pockets.  Pockets are the new dress addition many...

Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Zachary Mester, Editor

February 17, 2020

On Monday, February 17th, Belmont hosted a blood drive for the American Red Cross in the Elementary Gym.  Despite the three-plus inches of snow, we received that day, a total of 24 units of blood were donated.  This was the first blood drive of the year, but the third of the school year. The kick-off...

Loss of a Legend

Loss of a Legend

Luke Kamps, Reporter

February 6, 2020

As many of you may know, Kobe Bean Bryant, 41, passed away on January 26, 2020. He has been a great influence, athlete, and dad.  His death has really affected millions. Kobe Bryant was on his way to a basketball tournament, in a helicopter, with his daughter Gianna and 7 other people. The helicopter...

Senior Trip

Senior Trip

Zachary Mester, Editor

January 31, 2020

On Wednesday, January 29th, the senior class returned from a four day class trip to Clearwater Beach, Florida.  They flew out early Sunday morning and flew in just as school got out on Wednesday. If you would have asked a senior in September, none of them would have thought it was possible to take ...

Flames in Australia

Flames in Australia

January 22, 2020

Fires are raging across Australia. A lot of destruction has been left in their path. Many people and animals are dead and their homes destroyed. But there are also many relief charities being set up to help them. The government has taken action to help with stopping these fires. These fires started i...

Finals are coming up!

Finals are coming up!

Hailey Jentz, Reporter

January 17, 2020

Finals are almost here and everyone is becoming more stressed out by the minute. The teachers are stressed by putting in all the grades of all the students and still coming up with the test itself. The students are trying to study for every final they have along with the homework assigned the days before. Some...

Where is the Snow?

Snow from January 11th Snow Fall is already melting from the corn fields.

Zachary Mester, Editor

January 16, 2020

While many people have a strong dislike for snow, high school students welcome it with open arms.  Snow delivery to schools brings unexpected (but perfectly welcome) days off, late starts, early releases, and general happiness.  One group of students, the seniors, are especially welcoming of snow and the sc...

Major Earthquake in Puerto Rico

Major Earthquake in Puerto Rico

Emery Runde, Reporter

January 14, 2020

A few weeks ago there was a huge earthquake in Puerto Rico. Which has resulted in homes being destroyed, electricity shut-offs, and water shortages. The main contributor to energy on the island, the Costa Sur power plant is out of commission which has slowed down the recovery efforts. There have also been m...

Polar Bears Population Increasing

Polar Bears Population Increasing

Emery Runde, Reporter

January 10, 2020

Did you know that over the years the polar bear population has been increasing, not decreasing? This may seem surprising to many people due to ice caps melting and videos of “starving” polar bears. I remember sitting in class watching documentaries about climate change and how polar bears are going t...

Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes

Emery Runde, Reporter

January 8, 2020

Unsung Hero is an award given to one person every year by PetCo. This year Kayla Denney a Texas woman won this year. Last November she took over the animal shelter in Taft, Texas. The animal shelter before her taking over had a 100% kill rate and once she received the job 0 were killed. Ever since t...

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