The Hate U Give Teaches Audience Important Lessons

By: Kayla Stephensen Starr Carter, portrayed by Amandla Stenberg, lives a double life and has to learn to adjust to her predominantly black neighborhood where she grew up and her predominantly white high school. After her childhood best friend is shot and killed by a white police officer, she has to find a way to break the wall she placed between her separate lives. She … Continue reading The Hate U Give Teaches Audience Important Lessons

Make the Most of Your Next Concert

By Arden Lunay Going to a concert is a fun but sometimes overwhelming activity that is a great way to make good memories. Here are some tips to make the most out of your upcoming concert. When looking for concerts to go to, check out small venues that host intimate and, more importantly, cheap shows of underrated artists. Songkick.com allows you to search by venue. … Continue reading Make the Most of Your Next Concert

Movies in Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before v. Sierra Burgess is a Loser

by Abbey Raison Netflix movies are one of two things: super mediocre or are good enough to become time-honored classics. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Sierra Burgess is a Loser were released on Netflix within the month of August in 2018. Both movies are considered teenage rom-coms with a sprinkle of high school angst. Each movie is rushed through its own climax … Continue reading Movies in Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before v. Sierra Burgess is a Loser

The Best Comedy Shows To Warm Your Heart When It Gets Cold Outside

by Emily Lewis Leaves are changing and the air is getting colder. Soon enough it will be too cold to do much of anything outdoors which can mean only one thing: excessive amounts of Netflix and Hulu. Here are some of the best comedy shows on popular streaming services to fill your heart with laughter and warmth. Note: All of these shows have ended, ensuring … Continue reading The Best Comedy Shows To Warm Your Heart When It Gets Cold Outside

How to Create an Art Journal

By Emily Lewis For most people, art seems like a scary world they refuse to enter. Many forget that art is just like any other skill that takes practice and patience. Two years ago, I stumbled upon a solution while mindlessly scrolling through Instagram one afternoon: art journaling. A recent craze among artists online, art journaling is a carefree, relaxed way to do art, without … Continue reading How to Create an Art Journal

Dayton Ballet Fall Performance Embraces Dracula

By: Emily Bevelhymer After taking a summer break, the Dayton Ballet is beginning their newest season by performing one of their Signature Events, Dracula: Bloodlines. The ballet will tell the iconic story of Dracula. Act One of the ballet will focus on Vlad Tepes who is a prince in the 15th century near Transylvania and the events that turned him into a vampire. Act Two … Continue reading Dayton Ballet Fall Performance Embraces Dracula

Book Review: The Shadow of the Wind

By: Emily Bevelhymer During the fall a book with an eerie and mysterious atmosphere is the perfect choice and The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón is a book that checks both boxes. The Shadow of the Wind is set in post war Barcelona and follows a young boy named Daniel. Daniel’s father is a book dealer and knows of a place called … Continue reading Book Review: The Shadow of the Wind

Solo: A Star Wars Movie: Success or Slump?

By Mackenzie Pittman On May 24, 2018 the ninth-most expensive movie ever made hit the theaters; Solo: A Star Wars Movie. The 10th movie in the Star Wars saga follows the life of Han Solo before his years in the rebellion. Young Solo joins ranks with a dangerous galactic gang, meeting Chewbacca, his future co-pilot, and Lando Calrissian, the owner of the Millennium Falcon. After … Continue reading Solo: A Star Wars Movie: Success or Slump?