Cleveland Sports Curse Over?

by Carter Caldwell After overcoming a 52-year championship drought in the 2016 NBA Finals, it seems that the city of Cleveland’s professional sports “curse” is over.  Two of the three teams often viewed as being “cursed,” the NBA Cavaliers  and the MLB Indians, have experienced surges of success since the Cavaliers won the Finals in 2016, with the Cavs going on to play again in … Continue reading Cleveland Sports Curse Over?

Was Your Show Cancelled or Renewed?

By: Carter Caldwell Just as all things have life cycles, so do our favorite TV shows.  When the end of a season rolls around, fans (and sometimes, those who work on the show) are constantly wondering if their show made it.  Generally, networks keep the shows that have large fanbases, but loyal fans are always a big plus.  Shaky ratings, on the other hand, are … Continue reading Was Your Show Cancelled or Renewed?

Summer 2017 Movie Lineup

By: Carter Caldwell The summer movie season is always one that guarantees fun, and this summer is no exception.  This summer will see the release of upwards of 40 films, including horror, drama, superhero, and comedy films.  On June 2, right after school lets out, Wonder Woman will be the first modern day superhero movie centered on a female superhero.  Also released on that day … Continue reading Summer 2017 Movie Lineup

OPINION: Social Media: Waste of Time or Information Cache?

By: Carter Caldwell Social media is taking up more and more time on a daily basis, with many reports claiming that teenagers are spending around 8 hours a day on social media sites or apps.  Among the biggest of these are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube.  While some of these sites may hold true educational potential, it is how they are used that ultimately … Continue reading OPINION: Social Media: Waste of Time or Information Cache?

“Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2” Premieres in Hollywood, Challenges High Expectations

By: Carter Caldwell On April 19, Marvel’s long awaited Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 premiered at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood leaving the audience more than satisfied.  The film, which takes place in the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe, is a sequel to 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which was praised for its comedy, soundtrack, and visual effects.  For the sequel, Marvel writer/director James Gunn … Continue reading “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2” Premieres in Hollywood, Challenges High Expectations

High Expectations and New Coaches for Bellbrook Track

By: Carter Caldwell with input from Jaimie Franz Track season is racing toward us, and the first meet is on March 28.  The team has been officially practicing since March 6, but the team has been lifting and conditioning since the end of winter break, on January 4.  Last season, the Eagles sent senior high jumper Melissa Wahl to the State meet at Jesse Owens … Continue reading High Expectations and New Coaches for Bellbrook Track

Athlete of the Week: Justin Boreman

By: Carter Caldwell As the winter season draws to a close and the state tournaments begin to start, senior Justin Boreman’s qualification for the 2017 Ohio High School Diving Championship is making quite the splash, in part due to Boreman’s attendance of the Ohio High School Cross Country Championship earlier this school year.  Boreman qualified individually for cross country with a time of 16:46.74, earning … Continue reading Athlete of the Week: Justin Boreman

New England Patriots Perform in Historic Super Bowl

By: Carter Caldwell On February 5, American football entered a new era with Super Bowl LI.  For the New England Patriots, who were appearing for a record-setting ninth time, a win would have been another step towards becoming the team with the most Super Bowl wins, dethroning the Pittsburgh Steelers who have six wins.  Meanwhile, the game was the Atlanta Falcon’s second appearance and a chance … Continue reading New England Patriots Perform in Historic Super Bowl

Golden Globes: Politics and “La La Land”

By: Carter Caldwell On 8 January 2017, the 74th Golden Globe Awards ceremony was held to honor those films and television shows of 2016 that proved to please viewers and critics.  Works among those honored include LaLa Land (seven nominations, seven wins), Moonlight (six nominations, one win), The Night Manager (four nominations, three wins), and The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (five … Continue reading Golden Globes: Politics and “La La Land”

“Rogue One” Storms Box Office Despite Ethical Controversy

By: Carter Caldwell As 2016 closes, it is impossible to imagine that Walt Disney Studios is not satisfied with their performance for the year, having released the four highest grossing films, as well as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which is currently the seventh highest grossing film of the year.  The film, which marks the most recent addition to the Star Wars franchise, is … Continue reading “Rogue One” Storms Box Office Despite Ethical Controversy