Much Ado about construction for fall production

Aelis Spiller Editor-in-Chief On the evenings of November 1st and 2nd, the Brighton theater community pulled out all the dramatic stops in their performances of The Incomplete Works of William Shakespeare: Some Comedy, directed by BHS English teacher Mrs. Parent. The play was brimming with fairies, liars, tricksters, romance, and love triangles, or rather love…

Shedding light on box office stereotypes

Movies and TV shows enforce historical and racial biases Kurt Hahn Associate Staff Writer On a summer night in Aurora, Colorado, a huge crowd of people sat down in the Century 16 multiplex to watch the new film, The Dark Knight Rises. The lights were off, the camera was set, and the audience of 400…

Music Monthly: Ye fuses his classic hip-hop with gospel

Helen Branch Columnist After repeated postponement and eventual cancellation of album Yandhi, Kanye West has dropped a new album in its place: Jesus is King. This album opens a new era for Kanye. Although he has never shied away from infusing his devotion to religion in his songs, like “Jesus walks” and “Ultralight Beam,” this…

Jingle your bells some other time

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas… and that means that all the radio stations are playing Christmas music 24/7. Every year, the second Halloween ends, Christmas fever descends upon us like the Black Plague. From the decorations, trees, and lights being displayed early in November to the nonstop Christmas ads on TV,…

Left Field: ICE wastes valuable resources to no end

Megan Cooper  Columnist The United States of America is a country built for and by immigrants on the values of freedom, self-improvement, and rugged individualism. Every American aside from those forced off their land by colonizers and those forced here on slave ships is a decedent of an immigrant. These values and realities make America…

Enemies and supporters can surveil Snowden’s new book

Robbie Daly Opinion Editor Edward Snowden is a traitor or a patriot, a leaker or a Russian double agent, a Dell employee or a Chinese triple agent. It all depends on whom you ask. Finally, someone asked Snowden, and what started as a collection of Snowden’s self-proclaimed “rambling reminiscences and capsule manifestos” has turned into…

Dafoe and Pattinson shine bright in terrifying thriller

Will Calkins Associate Staff Writer It’s the 1860s, and two lighthouse keepers (Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe) are slowly losing their sanity on a remote island. What more could a movie goer ask for? The Lighthouse is a powerhouse of cinema, featuring outstanding directing by Eggers, fantastic cinematography, and two awe-inspiring performances from the leads….

Coach “Wass” shoots and scores by joining the Barons

Sofiia Shapovalova Associate Staff Writer For the woman previously known as Miss Abelson – a co-teacher in Brighton High School’s math department and a delightful homeroom advisor to the current class of 2022— it’s clear that many changes have taken place this past year for Mrs. Wasserman. First, she recently took on a new name…

Girls’ tennis rallies to complete a sectional grand slam

Jiayuan Xu Associate Staff Writer “It was a very satisfying feeling to win again. All the effort that we had worked throughout the season paid off, and that felt good”, explains Coach McDonough, who has been coaching the girls’ varsity tennis team for six years now. This year marks the 4th time in a row…

Eilee Ossont stays focused on the course to success

Sophie Goldstein Associate Staff Writer After she did her first 5K race in 5th grade, Eilee Ossont, now a sophomore, immediately fell in love with long-distance running. Her commitment to the sport only started to blossom towards her later days of middle school, when she realized that the sports she was playing at the time weren’t for her.   Once…