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I’d like to see more people get into virtual reality, possibly just to play Beat Saber, sophomore Alex Johnson said.

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...

It was great to see a diverse cast on screen with a wide range of  personalities . Even with all the issues being addressed, the show doesn’t feel like it has too much on its plate, and there are no overly-cringy moments.

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...

Andrew Glouberman meets the hormone monster.

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...

My Top 10 Christmas Films of All Time

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...

The sequel is set a hundred years later, in the unsubtly named “Republic City.” The city is afflicted with two existential threats--organized crime and radical insurrectionism--the twin bogeymen of conservatism.

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...

If you’re looking to read a good mystery/sci-fi novel with a cast of characters whom you understand and who would understand you, look no further.

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...

Together, Tutar and Borat traverse a Trump-happy American landscape, all while negotiating a relatively sophisticated drama of familial love, responsibility and gender roles.

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...

Instead of turning on new agents, this season the agents turn on their bosses. Why work for Brett and Jason anyway? The agents have their own real estate licenses…

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...

Among Us provides a way for people to both have fun and socialize with others, helping to combat boredom and isolation.

‘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...

By removing the shooter’s name, the author  forces the reader to focus on the characters and their circumstances and not spend any time fascinating on the shooter.

‘That’s Not What Happened’ Explores a Community in Turmoil After a School Shooting

Carrington Peavy, Editor-in-Chief September 27, 2020

What goes on in the lives of school shooting survivors after the news trucks and the cameras are gone? That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger explores the life of high school senior Leanne “Lee”...

Katie and Colton form one of the odd couples featured in Marrying Millions.

A Reality Show Presents the Pitfalls of Marrying for Money

Ian Stender, Opinion Editor August 29, 2020

 Lifetime’s Marrying Millions reality show is a captivating, over-dramatized, ridiculous look into modern day standards of a “normal” relationship.   The producers start every season by introducing...

President Obama meeting the cast of Hamilton in 2015.

Hamilton and the Dangers of Historical Revisionism

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large May 27, 2020

“History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.”                                                               -Alexis de Tocqueville   Hamilton...

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