Gained and Lost

Shaye Gallagher

As this year comes to a close,  I can’t help but think of how this year turned out versus how I expected. I have been dreaming of high school for as long as I can remember. As you can imagine, a pandemic never made its way into my dreams. However, that is a situation that I, like many of you, am in. When reviewing all of the things I felt as though I had lost during the pandemic: my 8th grade dance; exploring Brazil; and hanging out with friends, I realized I have lost a lot. On the other hand,I have also gained a lot. The extra time has allowed me to pursue several hobbies I didn’t know I enjoyed. I started learning to bake. Now baking is  one of my favorite things to do when I feel stressed. I also planted a garden and now I love watching it grow. I’ve learned how to manage my own schedule and that it’s okay to be alone sometimes. I’ve spent a lot more time with my family and I’ve come to learn what wonderful people they all are. Finally, I have learned not to let my elementary school expectations drive my happiness. I encourage you all, as this year comes to a close, not to only think about what you have lost through the pandemic, but also think about what you have gained. After all happiness is a choice – a choice for you to make.

Bullseye Book Recommendations

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe-Benjamin Alire Saenz

Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life-Jordan Peterson

The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald

Pivot point-Kasie West

Pride & Prejudice – Jane Austen

The Way of Kings-Brandon Sanderson

A Court of Thorns and Roses Sarah J. Maas

The Inheritance Cycle-Christopher Paolini

The Ultimate Sales Machine-Chet Holmes

Ender’s Game-Orson Scott Card

The Institute- Stephen King

One of us is lying-Karen M.McManus

Maps of Meaning-Jordan Peterson

Battlefield Earth-L.Ron Hubbard

Anne of Green Gables-Lucy Maud Montgomery

The Origin- Dan Brown

12 moew rules for Life-Jordan Peterson

InkHeart-Cornelia Funke 

To Kill a Mockingbird-Harper Lee

Da Vinci Code-Dan Brown

The Girl in the Spider’s Web-David Lagercrantz

The Collector-John Fowles

Jane Eyre-Charlotte Bronte

Six of Crows-Leigh Bardugo

Ordinary People-Judith Guest 

They Both Die at the End-Adam Silvera

Unbearable Lightness of Being-Milan Kundera

Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda-Becky Albertalli

Fahrenheit 451-Ray Bradbury

1984-George Orwell

Animal Farm-George Orwell

Upcoming Club at EAB: Medlife

By Lucy Landry

IMG_5746A new and promising club has begun at the Americna School of Brasilia: Medlife. The Medlife chapter at EAB is fighting for healthcare and education access to disadvantaged communities throughout South America. Medlife, short for Medicine Education Development for Low Income Families Everywhere, envisions a world without poverty from local to international outreach.

Representatives on EAB’s Medlife Executive Board said that through this organization, students are “raising awareness about mental and physical health topics, promoting local primary care, and participating in projects to aid local communities and international communities.” They also point out that this club informs students about global issues concerning healthcare that are often overlooked by larger society.

EAB’s chapter of Medlife is the first one to be established in Brazil and is headed by founder and president Carolina Santana Morvan. The club will be organizing both a service-learning trip and a project concerning dentistry access this school year and will be traveling to Peru to volunteer at a mobile clinic to assist poorer communities.

“We listen, we give, and we care”

“We listen, we give, and we care” is the motto of this organization, and is extremely evident in the amount of care they are putting into the developing world.

Students who wish to be part of Medlife and its mission to create a world without poverty can join the group’s Monday meetings in room US27 during the second half of lunch. The chapter encourages students to aid them in their quest to provide Medicine Education Development for Low Income Families Everywhere and forge a world where medical aid is available to all.


Movie Review: Captain Marvel

By: Kenton Heidemann

Marvel is back at it again with a new movie, Captain Marvel, released on March 8th 2019 and in theaters now! Here is a review of the Marvel film.


If you don’t want any spoilers but would like to see the overall review, scroll down to “Summary and Overall Rating”


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For this review, let’s start off by talking about the star of the movie. The movie stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Vers/Captain Marvel. People have been excited for this movie ever since it was announced. The first official trailer was posted on YouTube on September 18th 2018 and this made people even more excited for the movie, except for one thing. Brie Larson’s acting wasn’t great in the trailer or the movie. Throughout the movie, Carol is finding out so many things about herself, such as the fact that the Kree have been lying to her and she has been away from her real home for 6 years, but Larson still seemed to just keep a straight and emotionless face through almost the whole film. We are hoping that this will change in Avengers: Endgame. Other than that, Brie Larson was a great decision for the role of Carol Danvers.jpeg;base64e799d10447075814.jpg

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Alongside Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson has returned to the big screen as Nick Fury. Jackson stole the spotlight in this movie with his once again great acting and funny character, but there are also some points where the movie made Fury seem like less of a serious character than he is supposed to be. The humor of the character is great but there is a point where it is too much. For example, in this movie they made it that Nick lost his eye because of a cat (Flerken) named Goose. It got a lot of laughs, but it made some of Fury’s more serious quotes from the other movies seem less serious. Such as when Fury said in Captain America: The Winter Soldier “Last time I trusted someone, I lost an eye” while talking to Steve Rodgers about “Project Insight.”


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Despite those things, the movie’s storyline remains great. The movie is about how Vers, a member of the Kree military, gets kidnapped on a mission by another species named Skrulls and ends up getting stranded on planet C-53 (Earth). While she waits for the Kree to find her and get her back to the Kree home planet Hala, Vers discovers she once lived in Earth, her real name is Carol Danvers, and that the Kree are the real enemies. This was a great way to introduce Captain Marvel into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It gives the background of the character in an interesting and exciting way and Carol wasn’t the only who was given a little more of a backstory in this movie. It gave more information on characters such as Nick Fury and Ronan (the antagonist of the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie). Not only was the storyline great, but the fight scenes were choreographed really well and definitely kept the audience’s attention.

Summary and Overall Rating

The overall rating of this movie is a 7/10. Larson’s acting could be greatly improved and made the movie a little boring. The comedy was funny at times, but there were points where it made quotes from other movies sound weaker than they should be and a few jokes were badly timed and not needed in the final film. Despite that, the storyline and the fights were very well written and interesting. Along with that, there are the great performances from actors such as Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Annette Bening as Mar-Vell. It’s recommended that you watch this movie.


Things to Look Forward to in 2019

By Luiza Boiteux and Huat Hee Chiang

The moment of glory has finally arrived: 2018 is coming to an end.

Perhaps you’re wondering why this is a moment of glory if you’re like me and the fact that we’re already in December has caused you to drown in existential dread and made you think about how quickly time passes and that we’re all marching toward an unavoidable sad and lonely death.  *clears throat*  But enough of that. I’ll give you some reasons to be excited about 2019. Just think: soon enough all of the tiring school work will be over and a brand new year is going to come for you to make things right (and maybe work out your fear of existence).  


Movies are probably the first thing that comes to mind when we talk about what’s to come in 2019. The first movie coming out is Pokemon Detective Pikachu, which portrays a world where people collect Pokémon for battle. Some beloved childhood favorites will also be making come-backs to the big screen all the while sending older generations immense nostalgia. We are of course talking about the new Disney live-action re-makes, such as Dumbo and Lion King. Toy Story 4 also comes out on June 20, 2019. And for the superhero fanatics, Captain Marvel will be released as well. This movie tells the story of Carol Danvers, who becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes, when Earth was caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.

Speaking of superheroes, don’t forget about the sequel to Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, which comes out on April 2019! Its teaser trailer was released in recent weeks, and it’s already expected to top its prequel’s box office of 2.05 billion USD!


Now for the people that spend their entire days neglecting assignments to finish that one level of a game, here is some good – or bad – news for you. The most beloved action role-playing game, Kingdom of Hearts III, will be released. Days Gone, an action adventure game, will also be coming out next year on April 26.

An eagerly anticipated game, Cyberpunk 2077, can also be expected to be released in 2019, though its release date is officially still to be decided. Set fifty-seven years later in dystopian Night City, California, it is a role playing game which explores the cyberpunk sub-genre (hence the name, duh). It is developed by CD Projekt, which is important because they are the same developers of the Witcher 3, the winners of the 2015 Game of the Year Award.


In 2019 lots of great artists will be dropping new albums to please our ears. Firstly, there is Maggie Rogers with the album Heard It in a Past Life, with pop songs mixed with folk imagery. After that Dodie releases her new album Human, with hits such as “If I’m Being Honest” and “Burned Out”. Backstreet Boys will be coming back with their new album DNA and Dream Theater, a progressive metal band, will also be releasing the album Distance Over Time.


See you in the new year!




Image Source: Garcia, Kelsey. “For Everyone Who Thought Disney’s Lion King Remake Was Going to Be Live-Action . . .” POPSUGAR Tech, 27 Nov. 2018,

Behind the Scenes of “the Miracle Worker”

The Room’s a Wreck, But Her Napkin is Folded: The Incredible Amount of Patience That Went into Producing the “Miracle Worker”

By Madison Holman and Emma Holm-Olsen

Let’s face it. You probably struggle to even walk up the stairs without tripping over your own feet in the dark. But if you thought that was hard, try adding a blindfold that would completely handicap your eyes. And might as well add a pair of ear plugs in there too, while we’re at it. Now I know you’re probably thinking – I thought we were talking about the play, not role-playing being blind and deaf. Welcome to the world of method acting – a world where if it’s written you’re blind, you bet your eyes will be of no use. Or welcome to the world of the four girls that are casted as Helen Keller, a blind and deaf girl in the late 1800s of America that learned how to speak, in EAB’s production of “Miracle Worker.”

When asked what the hardest thing about the play has been so far, director Kate Riley answered: “I wanted to give as many people as possible the opportunity to play a giant leading role, so I double-cast, but then I cast 4 Helens. So we’re going to have four productions, with one Helen [Keller] for each cast … We need about 480 hours of rehearsing that we have to fit into somewhere around 120-130 hours of rehearsal.”

Sure enough she was right; this play has been incredibly time-consuming and tiring. Eleventh grader Thomas Brassanini playing Captain Keller, Helen’s father, told us that memorizing lines was especially difficult.

It was hard because Keller’s lines are pretty wordy, very long, and very specific, so to actually get it word for word was very tough.

But aside from the difficult lines written in “old-timey” language that many of the cast members have been struggling with, we also all had to learn accents for the show- southern accents for most of us- while the girls playing Annie Sullivan had to pull out an Irish accent.

So then there was learning the accents, which range from a mild Greek, to an Irish to an Alabamian southern accent. Ninth grader Abe Barlow, playing James Keller, Helen’s brother, said:

You can start by trying to learn the accent, but what’s hard is getting into the rhythm to be able to switch back and forth between your normal voice and the accent you’re trying to portray.

But even though this is a pretty difficult production to put on, co-director and former EAB student Jader Neto says he is incredibly proud of the work that has been put into this show: “Well, I’m proud because this is my first time directing anything, and I’m proud to see all of my friends who have been acting mates in the past getting this play, [which is] not an easy play by any account … The play’s coming through really nicely, and it’s really good to see all the effort everyone is putting in is coming together into this, like, piece of art, that will definitely touch people.”

The cast couldn’t agree more. We’ve all had so much fun working on this show, and we hope that the audience gets as rich an experience out of seeing it as we got working on it. The story of Helen Keller is unbelievably important, especially nowadays when people have started to forget her life’s accomplishments. I think the two of us speak for everyone when we say we feel incredibly grateful to be a part of the retelling of this amazing story.


Come see the “Miracle Worker” on Thursday November 8 at 7:30 pm, Friday November 9 at 4 pm and 7:30 pm, and Saturday November 10 at 3pm. We hope to see you all there and we can’t wait to share with you all of our hard work!

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! Three movies hitting theaters this fall.

By Fatima Kane

Here are the top three most anticipated movies of the fall! Mark your calendars!

  1. A Star Is Born

Release Date : October 11th

Trailer :


Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga star in a romantic musical saga in which the paths of a troubled superstar and an young aspiring singer-songwriter collide – a modern-day remake of the 1976 A Star Is Born, featuring Barbra Streisand. The incredible voice of Lady Gaga combined with original lyrics have created “spectacular” musical hits, and the movie is predicted to be nominated for several Oscars. Definite a must-watch!


  1. Crazy Rich Asians

Release Date : November 1st 

Trailer :

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Crazy Rich Asians is the first Hollywood blockbuster with an all-Asian cast and is the highest-earning romantic comedy since 2009 – and it’s no surprise why ! This “Cinderella”, culture-clash remake will make you laugh, cry, and leave you wonderstruck as we follow the story of Rachel Wu, a native New Yorker who is very much in the middle class, who visits her boyfriend’s family in Singapore, and is shocked to find out they are not only wealthy, but crazy rich. Don’t miss this highly-acclaimed romantic comedy/drama! It might just be a new favorite. 


  1. Fantastic Beasts : The Crimes of Grindelwald

Release Date : November 15th 

Trailer :



While I know any Harry Potter fan is just counting down the days until this film comes out and surely knows every single detail about it, I’ll help the unknowing few catch up about this highly-anticipated sequel in the epic world of Harry Potter. The Crimes of Grindelwald will feature the adventures of self-proclaimed magizoologist Newt Scamander as he battles the threat of Dark Magic and the infamous wizard Grindelwald (played by Johnny Depp). November 15th cannot come soon enough!

Image Sources:
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Marsh, Calum. “Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper Pulled Off a Near-Impossible Feat During ‘A Star Is Born’.” Variety, Variety, 3 Oct. 2018,
Travis, Ben. “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Exclusive Image of Newt Scamander’s Return.” Empire, Empire, 10 July 2018,


The MOTH Flutters Back to EAB

By Joel Kreighbaum

October is quickly approaching which means that soon The Moth will be returning for the second year at EAB.

The Moth is a fantastic experience both for the people presenting and for the people listening. Last year the listeners got to learn how Mr. Bair met his wonderful wife Ms. Bree, and I spoke about my very personal experience of getting outed before I was ready. It takes a lot of courage to get up and tell personal stories so it’s important to support the presenters and encourage those who want to present.

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The Moth stories can cover a large variety of subject, from ones that will make laugh hysterically to those so touching that crying can’t be helped. Each story for the Moth is unique and it is a once in a lifetime experience to see each one live, so make sure to be there for this years’ group of presentations. The Moth this year is happening October 10th at 3:30 in the US iCommons Mini-Amp so don’t be late!


Image Source: “Tiger Moth Silhouette | Free Vector Silhouettes.” How to Draw a Double-Decker Bus | Super Coloring, 26 May 2015,

8 Things To Do This Halloween Season

By Sophie Kane

With the month of October kicking off this week it’s time to celebrate one of EAB’s favorite holidays. Whether you love Halloween or you’ve never celebrated before, here are 8 things you should do this year to get in the Halloween spirit.


  1. Start your horror movie marathon

Kick off the season with your annual dose of Freddy Krueger and “Here’s Johnny.” Try Silence of the Lambs if you’re feeling particularly courageous or find out what the deal is with Norman Bates in Psycho, if psychological thrillers are more your speed. If you look for Oscar-level performances in your movies, don’t turn away from the genre just yet; check out the critically acclaimed films Get Out or A Quiet Place. But no one will judge you if you’re just in the need for some ghost busting. 

If you’re looking for something a little shorter, put a pause on the Black Mirror and check out the iconic television show the Twilight Zone. 

     2. Eat candy. A lot of it.

You may be too old for trick or treat but you’re never too old for gouging down Reese’s Pieces and Now and Laters. Make sure to stock up on supplies to last all season.

     3. Read books that will keep you up at night

You can never go wrong with Stephen King during the Halloween season. If you’re not ready to commit to an 1,000 page tome on a killer clown the Shining and Misery are a little lighter on the word count, but not on the horror. If you’re not looking for straight-up horror the Diviners is a little bit of everything, but still promises a few sleepless nights (it’s best read during the day for the light of heart). More on the ominous, mystery side of things is Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. You will never see the ending coming.

    4. Deck out your living room in cobwebs and jack-o-lanterns

Okay so I don’t know where to get pumpkins in Brasilia, but now would be a good time to pull out the boxes of Halloween decorations. If you don’t have boxes of decorations gathering dust in your garage you can always DIY your way through holiday decor.

   5. Channel your inner Martha Stewart in the kitchen

Squash soup is always a good option before it starts getting too hot for you to sit inside and eat soup. My favorites of the season are the witch finger cookies though (don’t forget to use green dye in the dough).

   6. Creep out your family with a Halloween playlist

Now would be a good time to break out the “Zombie” by the Cranberries, “Thriller”, and the Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack. Or maybe just the theme from the Exorcist on repeat.

   7. Plan out your Halloween costume

If costumes are your thing, this is your time of year. If you don’t have time to order a fancy costume wear the one from last year. If all else fails there is always the toilet paper zombie.

   8. Volunteer to help out at EAB’s annual Halloween Party

Yes, we are subtly introducing paid STUCO promotions into the Bullseye. But in all seriousness, EAB’s Halloween Sabado Legal is not one to miss, whether you are organizing or just coming along with your friends and family. 

Have a great Halloween! 


Image Source: “10 Ideas For Spooktacular Halloween Events.” Eventbrite UK Blog, 26 Sept. 2018,

Here are all the movies EAB students are dying to see

By Sophie Kane


Love Simon

Release date: It’s already out!

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%


Based off the book titled “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” (which I have yet to read but everybody loves) this feel-good coming-of-age story has been getting a lot of buzz. When seventeen year old Simon Spier– who has yet to tell his friends and family he’s gay– falls in love with an anonymous classmate via the internet his life gets a little complicated.

“It features the main characters who is a gay teenage boy and a lot of coming of age movies don’t have queer characters, especially as the main character, so it’s really nice to see media taking that step forward to show that kind of thing… and it really is important. You can see it even in the people who worked on the movie because since the movie has been made one of the supporting cast came out as gay and the younger brother of the main actor came out as gay. Seeing yourself represented in media is really important and helps people and I don’t think people realize how important it is until they’re not represented in something.”

Joel Kriegbaum, Grade 10

Avengers: Infinity War

Release date: April 26th (BRAZIL)


This movie has been ten years in the making and spans the entire Marvel-verse. The Avengers and Superheroes are teaming up to take down Thanos before he…you know… destroys the universe.

I guess I’m just excited about a new movie from Marvel in general. You know, it’s Avengers so it’s basically like a big mash-up of all the Marvel characters.

Wenhao Fan, Grade 11

Infinity War is a movie that the Marvel universe has been building up for ten years. Usually in Marvel you get to see some [of the superheroes] but not all of them, but this time you get to see all of them, which is a major thing. And somebody will die. Usually nobody dies in a Marvel movie, but somebody’s going to die in this movie. Well, that’s what it looks like from all the trailers.

Ashika Das, Grade 11

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Release date: May 24th (BRAZIL)


We don’t really know what to expect from this new Star Wars prequel, but based on how much we’ve loved the recent stream of Stars Wars films, we have high expectations. This story follows a young Han Solo who we get to see navigate  through the criminal underworld of the galaxy, meet Chewbacca for the first time, and run into the infamous Lando Calrissian. Of course it all takes place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

I’m excited because I’ve been a fan of Star Wars since I was young and I really love Hans Solo’s personality. And honestly he’s the one who makes the movies really entertaining and fun to watch.

Sherlynn Chew, Grade 11

The Incredibles 2

Release date: June 14th (BRAZIL)


This long-awaited Disney Pixar movie is finally coming to the big screen! This time Helen is in the spotlight leaving Bob to the household heroics and shenanigans, made difficult by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging powers. Meanwhile a new villain is up to no good…

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Release date: November 15th (BRAZIL)


Calling all Harry Potter fans! The second installment in the to-be five film franchise is coming to you this November with a star-studded cast including Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Ezra Miller, and Zoë Kravitz. This screenplay has also been written by J.K. Rowling so it’s sure to deliver. We of course will be reuniting with the foursome from the first movie, but Rowling fans have been especially excited about the appearance of a young Dumbledore in the film. Stay tuned…

Mary Poppins Returns

Release date: December 20th (BRAZIL)


Disney is returning to the world of Mary Poppins starring Emily Blunt in the leading role and none other than the creator of the musical Hamilton Lin-Manuel Miranda. The film introduces three new Banks children and is set in 1930s depression-era London.

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