Review: Heathcliff Teaches the Lessons in Wuthering Heights

By: Kayla Stephensen In Emily Bronte’s classic novel, Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff spends the majority of the book plotting revenge on his childhood tormentors: Hindley Earnshaw, who he often butted heads with as a child, and Edgar Linton, who marries the love of Heathcliff’s life, Catherine Earnshaw. He torments by causing pain to the descendants of his oppressors whose characteristics are often ironic. Catherine’s child looks … Continue reading Review: Heathcliff Teaches the Lessons in Wuthering Heights

Captain Hook better beware: Peter Pan is soaring into Bellbrook's theater program

By: Morgan Sharbaugh Bellbrook High’s 2020 musical is soaring through the school, and students are waiting for it to finally land in April. The theater program has carefully selected Peter Pan to be the 2020 spring production. After two days of tryouts and many hard choices, senior Neve Barker is taking the lead role as Peter Pan. Barker says it’s been such a good experience … Continue reading Captain Hook better beware: Peter Pan is soaring into Bellbrook's theater program

Frozen 2 Provides Philosophical Insights

By: Kayla Stephensen  “How I wish it would stay this way forever. Although, fall mocks us with change.” – Olaf Olaf experiences a widening of perspective throughout the second Frozen movie which builds his character and makes him continually relatable to the same audience he was six years ago. The quote above is comical and yet true. The constancy of change is the only thing … Continue reading Frozen 2 Provides Philosophical Insights

Frozen II melts hearts but not Olaf

by Morgan Sharbaugh Frozen II slammed into theaters November 22, bringing joy to people of all ages. Elsa and Anna recall memories from their past, stories, and songs sung to them by their parents. Elsa begins to hear one of the songs and experiences strange things in Arendale, leading her to try and find out more of the story her father told her. The girls, … Continue reading Frozen II melts hearts but not Olaf

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