The Oscars: Bad Ratings Despite Good Intentions

By Sarah Rovinsky The Hollywood award system and the Academy have become hopelessly detached from movie goers. In the midst of the disappointment, awards dispersed in unpopular directions. This time last year, the Oscars received roughly 43 million views. Unfortunately, last weekend the Oscar broadcast on ABC drew about 36.6 million viewers, down 14.9 percent from the previous year, making it the lowest-rated Oscars since … Continue reading The Oscars: Bad Ratings Despite Good Intentions

Pixar is Passionate for Romance

  by Sarah Rovinsky Pixar president, Jim Morris, hinted at a new story line for the next Toy Story. The director of the first two films, John Lasseter, will be returning for the fourth movie in the series set to be released in 2017. “It will be a romantic comedy,” Morris said, according to reports from Disney Latino. He also added that the film will … Continue reading Pixar is Passionate for Romance

Author Terry Pratchett Dies at 66

By Kate Barton Terry Pratchett, a famous fantasy writer, died on March 12, 2015. Pratchett was diagnosed with a rare form of Alzheimer’s Disease in 2007. The announcement of his death was released on his Twitter account. Sir Terry Pratchett, knighted in 2009, wrote over 70 books throughout his life, the arguably most popular being his series Discworld. Pratchett became very famous selling over eighty-seven million … Continue reading Author Terry Pratchett Dies at 66

7 Life Changing Hacks That Every High School Student Should Know

By Emily Bunsold Having trouble waking up? This might be a hard one, but putting your alarm clock (or phone) across your room will force you to actually get out of bed to hit the snooze button. Need to stay focused while studying? Research has shown that music with lyrics does more harm than good to you while studying because your brain can’t comprehend two … Continue reading 7 Life Changing Hacks That Every High School Student Should Know

University of Oklahoma Fraternity Shut down after racial chants

By Rachel Heinz A video surfaced the web showing members of the University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity chanting racial slurs on a bus traveling to a formal event. The students’ chants mentioned lynching and that they would not accept any African-American members into their organization. According to CNN, the Greek letters were removed from the SAE house immediately and a statement from … Continue reading University of Oklahoma Fraternity Shut down after racial chants

UD Flyers Basketball Overcomes Adversity

By Maria Gerbic The University of Dayton Flyers Men’s Basketball team is wrapping up a successful regular season with a 23-7 record. Under leadership of head coach Archie Miller, Flyers overcame major adversity when two of their star players, Devin Scott and Jaylin Robinson, were kicked off of the team for what has been revealed as multiple campus thefts. Both players had already been dealing … Continue reading UD Flyers Basketball Overcomes Adversity

Bellbrook Wrestling Heads to State

By Maria Gerbic As the winter sports season comes to a close, Bellbrook Wrestling is preparing to send four athletes to Columbus March 12-15 for the OHSSA state tournament. The athletes who placed at districts are Cameron Kelly, Ben Schram, Tyler Wiederholt, and Max Neiling. The four competed at districts March 7 and placed in each individual weight class. Seniors Ben Schram and Cameron Kelly, … Continue reading Bellbrook Wrestling Heads to State

Actor Harrison Ford Hospitalized After Plane Crash

by Emily Engle On Thursday, March 5, at 2:25 PM PT, 72-year-old actor Harrison Ford (well-known star of the Indiana Jones and Star Wars series) radioed to nearby air towers that the vintage plane he was flying had experienced engine failure and he needed to make “an immediate return.”  He was given permission to land on a nearby runway but his plane was in such … Continue reading Actor Harrison Ford Hospitalized After Plane Crash

Golden Eagles Soar Artistically

By Henry Wong This past weekend, the 9th annual Bellbrook Art Show was held at Bellbrook High School. The show is coordinated by all the art teachers in the Middle School and High School of the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek School District. People of all ages, from kids to adults, went to view the art that came in the form of drawings, sculptures, figure studies, and much more. … Continue reading Golden Eagles Soar Artistically