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Senior cultivates Garden Club for future members

Orange day-lily. Rose of Sharon. English ivy. All of these beautiful, eye-catching plants can be found adorning numerous homes throughout Bexley. However, aside from their beauty and prevalence, each of these plants has another thing in common: they are not native to Ohio. Senior and president of the high school’s Garden Club Josh Bahar observed […]


Franklin County therapy dogs visit high school to promote mental well-being

Officers and therapy dogs from the Franklin County Therapy Dog Program visited the high school March 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to promote wellness within the school community. High school counselor Claudia Fugate said that the event took place in the gym and was available to all students and staff members. She added […]


Swim teams compete in the state meet after record-breaking season

The swim teams competed in the state meet Feb. 24-26 at the Canton Hall of Fame Aquatic Center with the girls and boys finishing 16th and 29th, respectively. Six swimmers qualified for the state meet and each of them broke at least one school record at districts. At states, four additional school records were broken. […]


More than students: high schoolers find their forte in music

“Do you have a passion for something in life?” Many teenagers struggle to answer that question, remaining more focused on academics, friends and family rather than pursuing an activity they genuinely love. However, this is not the case for many musicians at the high school who have taken their passion for music beyond school hours […]


Montrose ‘digs deep’ into history, celebrates centennial

When taking a drive down Main Street in Bexley, there is one property that stands out against the quaint shops and restaurants lining the road. With its sprawling front lawn and towering sandstone columns, Montrose Elementary has welcomed and educated generations of young learners, and now prepares to celebrate its 100th birthday. Montrose originally served […]


Students find ways to celebrate holidays on school days

It is your holiday season, but there are no lights strung up around your town. No music relevant to your holiday plays in department stores or coffee shops. Your extended family cannot come visit because they are unable to miss work for the week. You must go to school and try to celebrate in the […]


Suicide prevention program being introduced to students with hopes of improving well-being

The high school is implementing a new suicide prevention program beginning in the second semester named Hope Squad, where students in each grade will nominate peers to be intermediaries between the counseling staff and students. High school counselor and Hope Squad adviser Sara Revetta explained that the program will begin with approximately 15 students chosen […]


Panorama Survey aims to enhance high school learning environment

Bexley High School students took the Panorama Survey in late October during their study hall periods to measure student perceptions of the school environment. Assistant Principal Craig McMillen said that the questionnaire also focuses on students’ levels of grit, perseverance and ability to learn in the classroom. McMillen said he feels very passionate about the […]


Boys soccer team ends season in district semi finals matchup

After earning the top seed in the district, the boys soccer team fell to Granville 1-0 in the district semifinal Oct. 24. The Lions finished with a 10-4-4 record and won their first league title since 2018. The team opened the postseason with an 11-0 win over Amanda-Clearcreek in the sectional final Oct. 20 headlined […]


Episcopal church welcomes newcomers, returners with open arms

The sweet melody of a church organ floated out of the St. Alban’s Episcopal Church’s doors on the morning of Sunday Sept. 26, propped wide open to welcome both regular attendees and newcomers. There were three services offered this Sunday: 8 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 3:33 p.m. I entered the church for the first time […]