The Beachcomber

Marvel Centers Asian-American Action Hero in ‘Shang-Chi’

Elijah Kriwinsky | October 19, 2021

Shang-Chi, the character on which Marvel’s new movie Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings is based, has a troubled history.  Shang Chi was originally created by Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin in 1973 to capitalize on the success of Bruce Lee...

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Sophomore Swings Virtual Sabers

Amy Zhou, Staff Writer | October 7, 2021

Alexander Johnson, better known as the “VR Kid,” is a BHS sophomore who has recently caught his peers’ attention by playing an activity-based virtual reality rhythm game called Beat Saber during 4th lunch.  “Yes [the game] does relieve stress,...

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Grand Army: More Than Just Your Average Teen Show

Carrington Peavy, Editor-in-Chief | March 4, 2021

When you see shows geared towards teens nowadays, they fall into two categories: shows with highly attractive teens and dry plot lines or shows that fly off the rails and try too hard to shock the audience.  Either way, these shows  have something...

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A Case Study in Bad Television

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large | January 9, 2021

Big Mouth is a Netflix adult animated sitcom created by Nick Kroll, with a cast populated by famous character actors, stand-up comedians and Hollywood insiders like John Mulaney, Jason Mantzoukas, Jenny Slate and Jordan Peele.  The show centers around...

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My Top 10 Christmas Films of All Time

Brooklyn Hollimon, News Editor | December 9, 2020

Christmas is my favorite time of year. There are so many things I love about the season: the Christmas lights people put up on their houses, Christmas trees glittering in windows, random people saying “Merry Christmas” to me as I pass them, Christmas...

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The Reactionary Politics of ‘The Legend of Korra’

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large | November 14, 2020

The Legend of Korra (2012-2014) is the long-awaited and extraordinarily divisive sequel to the classic Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender.  Critics of Korra often cite the vapidity of the protagonist’s character, the comparatively joyless...

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Bison Book Blurbs

Hiba Ali, Features Editor | November 4, 2020

The Greystone Secrets: The Strangers by Margaret Haddix You know that age-old story of kids whose mother disappears shortly after a news report of kidnapped kids who look just like them and have the same names? ...Okay, so maybe the plot isn’t...

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Sacha Baron Cohen Stares Down the Barrel of Fascism in Borat 2

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large | November 2, 2020

The anticipated sequel to the 2006 cult-classic Borat was released to Amazon Prime video on Friday, Oct. 23.  The original mockumentary film, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan was released fortuitously...

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Selling Sunset? More Like Selling Funset

Tal Rothberg, News Editor | October 30, 2020

There is nothing like sitting back with a bowl of popcorn and watching real estate agents fight. The Netflix Original Selling Sunset is the perfect blend of drama and reality.  The show follows seven real estate agents from the Oppenheim Group,...

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‘Among Us’ Gains Popularity During COVID-19 Pandemic

Evelyn Zhang, Staff Writer | October 27, 2020

The popularity of the game Among Us has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The social deduction game (based on the party game mafia) takes place primarily on a spaceship, where crewmates root out a murderous imposter. The game can be played...

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