A New Film about Jacqueline Kennedy

by Henry Wong The new film, Jackie, directed by Chilean director, Pablo Larraín, and starring Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy, opens in theaters December 2, 2016. The movie is the first English-speaking movie directed by Pablo Larraín. Theodore H. White, a journalist with Life magazine, interviewed the First Lady in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, a week after President Kennedy’s death in 1963 and the movie focuses … Continue reading A New Film about Jacqueline Kennedy

Nintendo: Generations of Play

by Henry Wong Several new and also classic products are being produced by Nintendo – just in time for the busy holiday shopping season.  One of Nintendo’s newest items is a console that is a hand-held hybrid and is scheduled to debut on January 13, 2017.  Nintendo is being quiet about the details and building suspense by keeping the specifics of the console secret. Apparently, … Continue reading Nintendo: Generations of Play

The Supreme Court’s Balance of Justices

By Henry Wong Republican Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and John McCain (R-AZ) have said that any Supreme Court nominee made by Hillary Clinton, if elected, would be blocked from confirmation. This ninth spot has been open since the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia in February. The Constitution permits justices to serve for life but the possibility of two more vacancies exists for appointments by … Continue reading The Supreme Court’s Balance of Justices

Asian-Americans Protest Rapper YG

by Henry Wong Asian-Americans have called for a ban of the song “Meet the Flockers” by rapper and hip-hop artist, Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson, better known as YG. Asian-American protestors feel the song calls for violence against Chinese -Americans with lyrics like: “First, you find a house and scope it out. Find a Chinese neighborhood, cause they don’t believe in bank accounts . . . … Continue reading Asian-Americans Protest Rapper YG

Zika Now in Southeast Asia

By Henry Wong The Zika virus is not slowing down and has now spread to 11 Southeast Asian countries. The now infected countries are Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), and Vietnam. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has put out a new warning for people to avoid non-essential travel to these and other Zika-infected areas, especially if … Continue reading Zika Now in Southeast Asia

Ceasefire in Aleppo Begins

by Henry Wong On September 12 in Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, the sound of children playing in the street could be heard instead of the typical unending blasts of bombs, gunshots, and airstrikes. This is the result of a ceasefire brokered by Russia and the United States that aims to halt violence between the Syrian regime and rebels and allow for reconstruction of the city. … Continue reading Ceasefire in Aleppo Begins

After-Prom Giving Back

by Henry Wong Every year, the Bellbrook High School After-Prom is sponsored by local businesses which donate food, money, and prizes. This year, student government officers from the Junior class and the After-Prom Committee decided it was only fitting to somehow give back to the community and a food drive was held in tandem with Prom and After-Prom ticket sales. To encourage donations, a “Dinner … Continue reading After-Prom Giving Back

Advanced Placement Tests Overtake BHS

by Henry Wong May 2 was the first day of Advanced Placement exams at Bellbrook High School and exams will run through May 13 nationally. Bellbrook High School currently offers the following 14 AP classes: Computer Science, English Literature & Composition, English Language & Composition, French, Spanish, Music Theory, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Statistics, Environmental Science, Biology, US History, and US Government & Politics. Next … Continue reading Advanced Placement Tests Overtake BHS

Bellbrook’s 2016 After-Prom

by Henry Wong Bellbrook High School’s After-Prom is Sunday, April 24 from 12 am to 4 am at Five Seasons Sports Club. Tickets are $20 and include a commemorative t-shirt with the Great Gatsby theme. After-Prom, a long running tradition at Bellbrook High School, has in the past been at Skateworld, the Kettering Recreation Center, Skyzone, and other venues. The goal of After-Prom is to … Continue reading Bellbrook’s 2016 After-Prom

Tesla Meets Affordability

by Henry Wong “Why are we making electric cars?” founder of Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk asked at Tesla’s March 31 event. His response, simply put, was because there are record-high carbon dioxide levels and with combustion engines in most cars, they are spewing tons of harmful gases. Musk then went on to explain the “Secret Master Plan” which is the mission statement of Tesla … Continue reading Tesla Meets Affordability