Mr. Castle Builds a Castle

By: Kayla Stephensen Mr. Kyle Castle is one of the co-directors for the theater program at Bellbrook High School who splits responsibilities with the other director, Madame Jergens. He designs the set and is the Stage Crew Manager. He’s a Bellbrook grad who also did theatre in high school. What’s the best part of stage crew? With many professions or hobbies in life, the results … Continue reading Mr. Castle Builds a Castle

How to Do Your Summer Homework in a Timely Manner

By: Kayla Stephensen Summer homework timing is one of the most challenging concepts to keep up with. Definitely more confusing with every class on a classroom. Be sure to start out the summer by printing out what is needed and getting the necessary textbooks and books to read. Summer assignments can be found here. You will need to get the Google Classroom code and join … Continue reading How to Do Your Summer Homework in a Timely Manner

Wonder Brings to Light Universal Experiences

By: Kayla Stephensen While Wonder came out two years ago, it is a story whose ideas are still prevalent. Bullying and teasing about any imperfection are always going on, and insecurities of adolescents never get old. As the main character Auggie, a 5th grade boy with facial deformities, exclaims at his mom, “I’m ugly mom!” and proceeds to cry. The mother, as most of ours … Continue reading Wonder Brings to Light Universal Experiences

There Is a Difference Between Yearbook and Newspaper

By: Kayla Stephensen There are many misconceptions about the difference between yearbook and newspaper at Bellbrook High School. Yearbook is a class period. Newspaper is a mentor period. Mrs. Giles teaches yearbook while Ms. Bills-Tenney teaches newspaper. Yearbook counts as one year credit. Newspaper counts as ¼ of a credit for every semester. They are both majority-produced online which is surprising considering how movies often … Continue reading There Is a Difference Between Yearbook and Newspaper

Movie Review: How to Train Your Dragon Brings Tears to My Eyes

By: Kayla Stephensen *********SPOILER ALERTS********* Maybe it has to do with the proximity of my menstrual cycle, or maybe it has to do with how close to home the stories hit, but I have cried during the second and now third How to Train Your Dragon movies. In the second movie, the parents were brought back together only for the father to lose his life … Continue reading Movie Review: How to Train Your Dragon Brings Tears to My Eyes

Senior Emily Taylor Won Most Musical, Here’s Why

by: Kayla Stephensen The newly minted “Most Musical” female of the senior class of 2019 answered some questions regarding her experience in theater as well as with a singing YouTube channel with her best friend and senior Holly Klepacz. What made you want to do theater? I wanted to start theatre because I’d always loved the idea of stepping into someone else’s shoes and I … Continue reading Senior Emily Taylor Won Most Musical, Here’s Why

Ralph Wrecks the Internet Will Wreck Your Heart

By: Kayla Stephensen ******SPOILER ALERT****** In a story about the unusual friendship between two video game characters, the infamous villain Wreck-It Ralph and the glitch princess racer Vanellope von Schweetz, the feels are there. As Ralph tries to find a way to create something new and exciting for his best friend, he accidentally breaks her game. Discovering the internet which is full of unpredictable experiences, … Continue reading Ralph Wrecks the Internet Will Wreck Your Heart

Take the Goodreads Book Survey

By: Kayla Stephensen Let’s see how many of these great books (according to Goodreads) you have read! Make a copy of the attached document (click on the picture), and place one number per row. 5=I read the book for my own reading pleasure. 4=I read the book for school. 3=It’s on my to-read next list or my bookshelf. 2=I have not read the book. 1=I … Continue reading Take the Goodreads Book Survey