Ohio’s not just corn!

By: Abby Clack Happy almost spring break! Just for you, I’ve compiled a collection of things to do for your staycation in beautiful Ohio.  Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; Cleveland, Ohio. “The museum documents the history of rock music and the artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have influenced its development.” Dayton Art Institute; Dayton, Ohio. “The Dayton Art Institute is a … Continue reading Ohio’s not just corn!

Books to Help the Self

by: Kayla Stephensen As the year winds down and exams become the primary focus, it is best to remember to take care of yourself. These books are great for increasing productivity and positivity.  7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R Covey The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis Atomic Habits by James Clear … Continue reading Books to Help the Self

Netflix’s Cheer Shows the Athleticism of the Sport

by Cambree Bernkopf In Greg Whiteley’s documentary series, Cheer, which built up an large fan base after the release in January, the young athletes of Navarro College’s 14-time national championship-winning cheerleading team repeatedly lift, throw and catch teammates–and risk injury. This documentary shows the pain, anguish, and dedication that comes with competitive cheerleading. Some parts are very hard to watch because of how intense and … Continue reading Netflix’s Cheer Shows the Athleticism of the Sport

Opinion: Why Lo-Fi Has Become my Go-to Music

by Josh Hypes I often question when my obsession with Lo-Fi began; I believe it was about two years ago when I was first exposed to it. One day I was scrolling through my YouTube recommended videos when it came up; I decided to give it a play. The strange distorted sound threw me off. None of the tones really worked with one another; however, … Continue reading Opinion: Why Lo-Fi Has Become my Go-to Music

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