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Freedom Is Not Free

Freedom Is Not Free

Ashlyn Athey, Reporter

October 18, 2017


Filed under About Us, Feature Page, Staff Profile

An average, reckless 17-year old, with his head held high, leaves the sparkling safe haven of New York to proceed into the perilous unknown of military service in the United States Navy. Sounds like the opening to a Hollywood war film, right? Guess again. This is the true and inspiring story of Brashier’s own...

The Power of Poetry

The Power of Poetry

Grace Daniel, Reporter

October 17, 2017


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During the week of October 9th through the 13th, Glenis Redmond, the Peace Center’s Poet-In-Residence, visited Brashier Middle College. She provided interactive poetry workshops, performed some of her own poetry, and shared the power of the written word with English III students at Brashier. From writing to perfor...

The Reality of College

The Reality of College

Jasmyne Michaels, Reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under BMC Students, Feature Page, Recent Stories

College: it is the idea we work our whole school careers towards. We check if we have the good grades, the high scores, the outstanding recommendations, extracurriculars, and anything else you could dream up that colleges and universities want. With these qualifications, you also must consider whether ...

Art As An Experience

Art As An Experience

Ethan Lamont, Reporter

October 3, 2017


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Art is arguably one Brashier’s most influential classes. Students have come out of the class completely different from when they went in. This can be attributed to the school’s amazing art teacher, Mr. Kessinger, who unfortunately passed recently. Past and present students alike have stepped up ...

Snazzy Jazzy

Snazzy Jazzy

Lauren Ervin, Reporter

September 25, 2017


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We walk through the hallways at Brashier throughout the day, passing by people we recognize but have never spoken with. For example, you may recognize someone’s face but know nothing about them; one person you may not know much about is Jasmyne Michaels. At school, we usually do not spend time relaying...

Who is THE Lauren Ervin?

Who is THE Lauren Ervin?

Jasmyne Michaels, Reporter

September 22, 2017


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Another year has come to greet us and, with that year, we are thrown into the chaos that is school with new teachers, new classes, and new activities. In all this chaos, you are meeting new people, but it is nice to meet someone that knows what’s happening at Brashier. That person is junior Lauren Er...

Writing Enthusiast: Chloe Brown

Ethan Lamont, Writer

September 18, 2017


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Back to school. Three words that either scare or excite students. At Brashier, this is no exception. Chloe Brown is a returning sophomore in the class of 2020 and a part of Student Forum. No longer a part of freshmen stereotypes and now a little older and wiser, Chloe says that she’s excited to st...

¿Quién es Ella? An Interview with Valentina

¿Quién es Ella? An Interview with Valentina

Chelsea Evangelista, Reporter

September 15, 2017


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As the new year rolls by, the school has undergone many changes, and the Newspaper staff is definitely not an exception. This year’s batch of fresh-faced members include 11th grader Valentina Idarraga. You may have seen her busting some moves with the school’s very own dance team, which admittedl...

The Adventures of Katelyn Kargol

The Adventures of Katelyn Kargol

Ashlyn Athey, Reporter

September 8, 2017


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Have you ever met someone who was distantly related to Chuck Norris? Meet Katelyn Kargol--a junior at Brashier Middle College. “I enjoy reading, writing, and hiking with my dog, Katniss,” says Kargol. During this past fourth of July week, while most kids were setting off their exploding rockets...

Chelsea: Her Past, Present and Planned Future

Chelsea: Her Past, Present and Planned Future

Valentina Idarraga, Reporter

September 4, 2017


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“One of my most favorite, if not my favorite, characteristics of Filipinos is how resilient and optimistic we are…” says the one and only Chelsea Evangelista, about her fellow countrymen with much sentiment and pride. Evangelista does not only admire and share culture with Filipinos, she was born in...

The Gilded Race

The Gilded Race

Graeme Hanson, Reporter

March 8, 2017


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Every year, around February, a special day, swathed in red, arrives so people can express their affection and appreciation with expensive gifts and public proclamations of gratitude. The day, of course, is the Academy Awards, where this love of films is expressed through the Oscar. “The Oscars are i...

Are Books Necessary…And Other Tales

Are Books Necessary…And Other Tales

Graeme Hanson, Reporter

February 27, 2017


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Language is, in of itself, the greatest human invention, always innovating and updating to the changing times. Regardless of these innovations, though, language can be preserved and understood across all of time. This preservation, unlike most inventions, does not take place in a museum; it takes pla...

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