“Lyle Lyle, Crocodile” successfully revitalizes traditional children’s story

Sony Animation’s newest film, “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile,” based on the book by Bernard Waber, aims to refresh a classic children’s story and succeeds through its top-notch cast and stellar musicality. Award winning artist Shawn Mendes’ (Lyle) renditions of both original and covered songs will be stuck in your head for days. While it is slightly […]


Overwatch 2 surpasses expectations and reignites the games popularity

The release of “Overwatch 2” has been long desired by the gaming community after its prequel, “Overwatch,” gained worldwide recognition from the point of its release in 2016. The game was the original first person shooter (FPS) to receive game of the year by The Game Awards, which it received in its first year of […]


Despite its suspense and scares, “Smile” fails to captivate audience

Parker Finn’s “Smile” is not for the weak-stomached. From the intense opening shots, this film has you wanting to look away every scene. With suspense and jump scares around every corner, it seems that “Smile” would be a hit. Still, it doesn’t do enough to keep the audience invested throughout, causing it to be another […]


Football team falls short against league rival Columbus Academy

The varsity football team fell to league rivals Columbus Academy Vikings 37-6 Friday, Oct. 14. Football Head Coach Mike Kerr said the team started the game off with a lot of energy and high expectations for the rivalry. “We had a great week of practice last week,” he said. “I felt really good going in. […]


Jewish Student Union and Model UN emerge after COVID-19 interruptions

Starting this school year two new clubs, the Jewish Student Union (JSU) and the Model United Nations (UN), have returned to the high school. Sophomore Quinn Levin, who revived and runs JSU, said that they were inspired to restart JSU over the summer. Science teacher Nikki Hoch said is the club advisor for JSU. Hoch […]


Halted affordable housing efforts prompt lawsuit

Plans to move forward with affordable housing in Bexley have stalled due to recent appeals prompting the discussion of housing accessibility within Bexley. According to the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, the approval by the Bexley Board of Zoning and Planning (BZAP) for affordable housing developments has recently been reversed by Franklin Court of […]


New strategic plan offers Bexley community a voice in future of the school district

A new three-year strategic plan aimed at improving the school district for the 2023-2024 school year is in progress after the Bexley Board of Education voted to pass the plan Wednesday, Sept. 14. Superintendent Dr. Jason Fine, who is a contributing member in creating the new strategic plan, explained that the goal of the plan […]


Upcoming production features unique plot

The high school production “The Play that Goes Wrong” will take place Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7:00 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 19 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Schottenstein Theater. Director Rebecca Rhinehart said that the play follows the story of a community theater putting on a […]


The art of music: turned the lock and put my headphones on

The summer air is hot, the view of the Hudson River is stunning and the crowd is all singing along to “Rebel Girl.” Sophomore Carly Hanin recalled this experience when reminiscing about her favorite concert, Bikini Kill at Pier 17 in New York City. Hanin engages with music through playing one of her own records […]


The art of music: symphony No. 614

From performing melodies in Spain to marching at football games, the high school’s music program provides a great opportunity for students to showcase and improve their talents. Freshman Ashton Pliskin said he joined the band program in fifth grade. It was an option given to all fifth graders that seemed enticing, he said. As a […]