Summer Jam Suggestions

By: Meghan Malas As summer inches closer and closer, the mindsets of the student body morphs from a (somewhat) motivated, organized demeanor to one of longing. Students pine for freedom from this 7:40 to 2:40 chasm of responsibility, and with this the infamous question manifests itself among the youth- what are you doing this summer? If you are like me, you are probably at a … Continue reading Summer Jam Suggestions

OPINION: Social Media: Waste of Time or Information Cache?

By: Carter Caldwell Social media is taking up more and more time on a daily basis, with many reports claiming that teenagers are spending around 8 hours a day on social media sites or apps.  Among the biggest of these are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube.  While some of these sites may hold true educational potential, it is how they are used that ultimately … Continue reading OPINION: Social Media: Waste of Time or Information Cache?

OPINION: Stage Crew Pulls their Weight

by Jack Long We have entered the final week of the spring musical. The Theatre Department is finalizing large portions of the musical that all BHS and BMS students will see this week on either Wednesday or Thursday. Though many of you will only see the actors and hear the orchestra, the most important part of any show are the multitude of people working behind the … Continue reading OPINION: Stage Crew Pulls their Weight

Opinion: The Lack of Discourse Surrounding Syria

By: Meghan Malas When knowledge of Bashar al-Assad’s chemically induced massacre on citizens of his own country of Syria hit the public this past April 4, everyone, including the President of the United States, was stunned by the grotesque imagery of countless innocent lives suffering at the hand of a man who is supposed to be their leader. This event triggered immediate reaction by both … Continue reading Opinion: The Lack of Discourse Surrounding Syria

A Rational Highschooler’s Approach to February 14th

By Sarah Rovinsky Too many people know Valentine’s Day to be a commercial maneuver to sell chocolate and jewelry in which we are forced to participate in, otherwise, we become the Grinch of February 14. Should we be lucky enough to have a special someone to share this day with, and choose to ignore it, you’re just a thoughtless meanie. The issue then becomes what … Continue reading A Rational Highschooler’s Approach to February 14th

OPINION: Support Your Local Art Programs

by Jack Long I’m sitting off to the right of Mr. David Deitrick, the Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra Conductor. The seventy-piece orchestra sits in a cramped fluorescent-lit room. The brass begin to blow, at first cold and metallic, then sweetening into warm, deep sounds. The string section violently saws away at chromatic passages. Woodwinds sit quietly wetting their reeds, except for the flutes— who talk … Continue reading OPINION: Support Your Local Art Programs

California’s Famous Drive Through Sequoia Tree Falls in Storm

by Meghan Malas On January 8, one of California’s oldest icons fell to a winter storm that swept through Calaveras Big Tree State Park. The “Pioneer Cabin Tree,” which famously possessed a hollowed portion in its base large enough to drive through, was discovered dead by a state park employee. The 303 foot giant has been a relic of American tourism since the early twentieth … Continue reading California’s Famous Drive Through Sequoia Tree Falls in Storm

OPINION: The Results, and What Happens Now

By: Meghan Malas The American democratic process is one that has been held dearly by the people of this country since its founding. Democracy as a whole has its flaws–every type of government does–but above all, democracy is one type of government that directly represents the people, and with this, it will not fail to effectuate its prospect because a democracy in itself fulfills its … Continue reading OPINION: The Results, and What Happens Now

OPINION: The Irrevocable-Immutable Division

by Jack Long During the final moments of the 2016 election, many political analysts called the Trump lead dangerous and divisive. Some, but very few, described the election itself as a division of the country that would determine politics and policy for the many presidents ahead. No matter who you supported as president, the fundamentals of our country and democracy herself do not change. We, … Continue reading OPINION: The Irrevocable-Immutable Division

Fall-bulous Fashion

by Bergen Eppers Fall is finally here, the season where we can finally wear jeans and sweaters, but what is in style this year? According to what is making the runways, celebrity sightings, and even everyday items from your local fashionista, here are some outfit choices that will spice up your wardrobe this season for those fall activities: Plaid Shirts. You can never go wrong with … Continue reading Fall-bulous Fashion