Black Panther Contains Interesting Secrets

By: Kayla Stephensen The most recent Marvel movie The Black Panther came out with thematic events that curiously analyze the geopolitics of African American and African response to racism. The main protagonist, T’Challa, is the heir to the throne of the technologically advanced country of Wakanda and represents native Africans. When he takes the throne as the new Black Panther, he originally decides to keep … Continue reading Black Panther Contains Interesting Secrets

Opinion: The President is Stealing Our Land

by Ryan Westergaard On December 4, President Trump downsized two national monuments by over one million acres. The Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments reside in Utah and comprise millions of acres of the most beautiful and pristine land in the country. It is commonly used for hiking, camping, exploring, rock climbing, and many other outdoor activities. This area acts to preserve species … Continue reading Opinion: The President is Stealing Our Land

The Reasons Behind the High Number of U.S. Mass Shootings

By: Kayla Stephensen In the past two months, the United states has seen 5 mass shootings: the Rancho Tehama shooting spree killing 5, the Texas church massacre killing 26, the Wal-Mart shooting in suburban Denver killing 3, the Edgewood business park shooting killing 3 and the Las Vegas Strip massacre killing 58. It is no wonder the United States gets the poor reputation for the … Continue reading The Reasons Behind the High Number of U.S. Mass Shootings

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