2017: The Last Movies of the Year

By: Carter Caldwell As 2017 ends, a handful of films still are set to make their way into theaters.  Among these latecomers are The Disaster Artist, The Shape of Water, and Wonder Wheel, all of which were released on 1 December. Those coming up are I, Tonya and Just Getting Started are set to hit theaters on 8 December.  Neon Studio’s I, Tonya is the story of figure skater Tonya Harding, who … Continue reading 2017: The Last Movies of the Year

Doc Severinsen discusses heffers, Snow White, and the Key to Success

by Katie Giffin “Ya’ll like Subway sandwiches?” The crowd chuckles as a man with fluffy white hair shuffles into the room. He finds his place by a music stand and a microphone as he gazes out on a crowd of about 150 people, both young and old, that fill a rehearsal hall at the University of Dayton. The man, Doc Severinsen, is a legend to … Continue reading Doc Severinsen discusses heffers, Snow White, and the Key to Success

Review: A Christmas Carol Retold

by Katie Giffin As the last of the relatives drive away and with only the remains of the Thanksgiving feast before us, our ears are met by the chiming of Christmas music dancing through the airwaves and the heart-warming ring of the cash registers as everybody and their mother rushes to the stores to partake in the Black Friday sales – all in the spirit … Continue reading Review: A Christmas Carol Retold

Fall Play Opens This Week at Bellbrook High

By Michaela Pittman November 13 marks the week of the fall play at Bellbrook High School. An annually anticipated event at school that students and teachers alike enjoy while taking a break from classes. This year the play is called You Can’t Beat the House and is directed by Madame Jergens and Kyle Castle. And it’s a comedy, much like the fall play last year. The … Continue reading Fall Play Opens This Week at Bellbrook High

1922: A Netflix movie based on a Stephen King novella

by Michaela Pittman “A simple yet proud farmer in the year 1922 conspires to murder his wife for financial gain, convincing his teenage son to participate.” – synopsis from IMDb Stephen King is an author famous for his prolific and individually terrifying tales. He has published 54 books, many of which have been adapted into television or movies. Along with the recent theatrical release of … Continue reading 1922: A Netflix movie based on a Stephen King novella

Dr. Seuss: Test your knowledge!

by Michaela Pittman Dr. Seuss is an iconic poet who wrote fun poems for all ages, often including lessons or messages. His poems are classics and recognizable from even just a few lines because of his affinity for short and sweet rhymes. Below is an excerpt from one of his most famous poems, One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish. Test your Dr. Seuss … Continue reading Dr. Seuss: Test your knowledge!

4 Reasons to Pick Up a Book

by Michaela Pittman 1.Reading expands your vocabulary. When you read books meant for your reading level, you’re exposing yourself to familiar and new vocabulary. This allows you to learn new words within the context of ones you already know, which makes it easier on you and doesn’t make you feel like you’re having to look them up in a dictionary or having to memorize them; … Continue reading 4 Reasons to Pick Up a Book

Blockbusters fill the rest of 2017

By Mackenzie Pittman Looking for a way to spend your weekend? As the end of the year rolls around, you can fill your time with blockbuster movies throughout the holidays. October 27 Jigsaw (R) A horror movie following the investigation of gruesome murders committed by the man Jigsaw, who was thought to be dead. Thank You For Your Service (R) Depicts the struggle for soldiers … Continue reading Blockbusters fill the rest of 2017

Watch One of These Top 5 Studio Ghibli Movies

By Mackenzie Pittman Hayao Miyazaki, a co-founder of Studio Ghibli, is a Japanese screenwriter, producer, director, author, and animator. Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animation film studio that has produced a multitude of movies. Miyazaki is well-known for his creative story lines and beautiful animation. His movie “Spirited Away”became the highest grossing film in Japanese history and he won the Academy Award for Best Animated … Continue reading Watch One of These Top 5 Studio Ghibli Movies

Blues for an Alabama Sky: Play Review

By Mackenzie Pittman This October, Sinclair Community College Theater Department produced the play “Blues for an Alabama Sky” by Pearl Cleage. Last Saturday, I had the opportunity to go see it with my dad and my sister, Michaela Pittman. The play follows the lives of five African-Americans living in Harlem, New York during the Harlem Renaissance and a time of mass political controversy. The main … Continue reading Blues for an Alabama Sky: Play Review