Book Review: Code Name: Lise deeply invigorates readers

By: Morgan Sharbaugh Code Name: Lise, written by Larry Loftis, is an invigorating and entertaining biography on one of World War II’s female spies. Odette Samson is a French woman living in England with her three children. After persuading a relative to care for her children, Samson becomes a spy for England in Nazi-occupied France with Peter Churchill. Loftis expertly tracks Ms. Samson’s journey through … Continue reading Book Review: Code Name: Lise deeply invigorates readers

Zombieland: Double Tap hits you twice in the gut with fear and humor

By: Morgan Sharbaugh Zombieland: Double Tap hit theaters October 18. If you are looking for comedic violence, this movie should be just right for you. Starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, and Zoey Deutch, and directed by Reuben Fisher, the second Zombieland movie brings many laughs. Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Wichita (Emma Stone), Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) move into … Continue reading Zombieland: Double Tap hits you twice in the gut with fear and humor

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

Hulu Original Series, The Act, Outdoes Expectations

by Arden Lunay While Netflix Originals seem to get all the attention, Hulu has followed suit and is responsible for some original series that are just as impressive as Netflix’s. Most recently, the eight part drama, The Act, has kept viewers entertained and in suspense, even if they know how the true story ends. The Act is based on the story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard, … Continue reading Hulu Original Series, The Act, Outdoes Expectations

Movies in Review: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

by Abbey Raison The newest Netflix film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile has become popular after the mini documentary series Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes was released earlier this year. The new film documents Ted Bundy’s trials, time in jail, and his struggling relationship with his significant other, Liz. I recently watched this film with a friend who is also interested … Continue reading Movies in Review: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

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

BHS Prepares for Beauty and The Beast

by Emily Lewis Before the fateful week in which students attend in-school performances of the Spring 2019 Musical, Beauty and the Beast, preparations take place for months on end. In the afternoon hours following school, a dedicated group of students works to build and paint the set that will offer a home to the musical at the end of April. From a two-story castle to … Continue reading BHS Prepares for Beauty and The Beast

An Intergalactic Celebration in Chicago

by Emily Lewis Every year or so, Star Wars fans from across the world come together in a select city to celebrate the legacy and continuation of the franchise. This year, Chicago hosted one of the largest Celebrations to date, with over 70,000 fans in attendance. From panels highlighting actors and new movies to vendors selling the most collectible items, it’s easy to get overwhelmed … Continue reading An Intergalactic Celebration in Chicago

Avengers: Endgame trailer dropped and fans are suspicious

By Mackenzie Pittman *MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR* Sadly, the last Avenger movie, Avengers: Endgame, is scheduled to release on April 26. The trailer for the film was published on March 14, and Marvel stated the film will focus on how the Avenger plan to take “one final stand” against Thanos. The previous movie, Avengers: Infinity War, ended with … Continue reading Avengers: Endgame trailer dropped and fans are suspicious