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Dear Class of 2020

Class of 2020 students are trying to make the best out of the situation by still taking their senior pictures (Photo courtesy of Instagram, photo credits to @mjmfotos).

Emily Fleming, Reporter

May 28, 2020

Dear 2020 Seniors, Your senior year has been cut short, and you are missing out on the time of your life. As a junior, I can barely understand the things you must be feeling. So, I will try to put myself in your shoes for a moment.  I would be completely devastated not getting to spend the last few months of high s...

Shooting for a Solution

School shootings are a serious issue that has yet to be resolved (Photo courtesy of Alaina Haylock).

Alaina Haylock, Reporter

May 25, 2020

Schools across the nation have faced closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. Following this, March 2020 has become the first March to have no school shootings since 2002. This presents a bittersweet reality for Americans, especially students who could be subjected to such horrors.  “I think we live in a cul...

The Curse of Disney Sequelitis

Disney has released many live-action remakes in the last couple of years, including Aladdin, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and The Lion King (Photo courtesy of Peyton Ludwig).

Peyton Ludwig, Reporter

May 19, 2020

With Disney sequels and remakes, you’re on one of two sides: you either love them or hate them and I, for one, hate them.  I’ll clarify this by saying that I love Disney to death. I was obsessed with all the Disney princesses as a little kid, saw every Disney movie that came out, and continue to see every Marvel and Star Wars movie to this day. However, s...

“No Time To Die” from COVID-19

Despite the hiatus caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, the 007 film, “No Time To Die” is sure to be a showstopper. Starring Daniel Craig as Bond in his final film in the series, viewers hope for a smashing finish (Photo courtesy of Madison Crumpton).

Madison Crumpton, Reporter

May 12, 2020

The name's Bond, James Bond. Everybody knows where this catchphrase comes from, whether they have watched any movies in the 007 series or not. The Bond films are iconic pieces of work that are well known for their dramatic plots, fast cars, intense action scenes, exotic destinations, and of course the...

College and Corona

In colleges, football games are a main experience to have during the few years there; what if that was all taken away in the blink of an eye? (Photo courtesy of Mallory Smith)

Annaleisa Wile, Reporter

May 8, 2020

In the world of 18 to 22 year-olds, college is a big part of their lives. Students are having their first taste of freedom by living by themselves and making decisions on their own but it’s being taken away.  Coronavirus has been spreading through the US for 4+ weeks. This spread has taken college s...

Mother’s Day In Quarantine

We love our moms. Quarantine or not, so don’t forget to celebrate them on Mother’s Day! (Photo courtesy of Madison Crumpton)

Madison Crumpton, Reporter

May 7, 2020

Don’t let this Mother’s Day be a bust due to the Coronavirus! No one can overshadow your mom, even in the midst of a pandemic. If you didn’t get your mom a present beforehand, can’t go shopping in stores, or just don’t want to risk getting sick, let the Bengal Beat help with that. Mother’s...

The WHOLE Family

Even though family can drive you crazy, it’s important in times like these to get closer to the ones you love (Photo courtesy of Allie Weber).

Allie Weber, Reporter

May 6, 2020

Quarantine has virtually changed every aspect of our daily lives, and while most parts can be adjusted and adapted to, having my entire family around is proving to be rather difficult.  My brother is home from college, my dad is working from home, my mom isn’t going to her job, and I’m clearly not goin...

Em“Pathetic” Feelings During COVID-19

Brashier administration sends a message of hope to students during quarantine(Photo courtesy of Instagram, photo credits to @bmcbengals).

Alaina Haylock, Reporter

May 4, 2020

Ever since the coronavirus began to plague the US, a string of issues has presented itself, from an economic recession to unemployment increasing drastically. As the news bombards viewers with negativity, it can be argued that this poor attitude is being reflected across the nation.  “I think...

Quaran-Things to Do

While bored out of my mind, I decided to paint a rendition of The Great Wave off Kanagawa on my bathroom wall (Photo Courtesy of Sarah Neal).

Sarah Neal, Reporter

May 1, 2020

On March 15th, 2020, South Carolinian Governor McMaster ordered the closure of all schools, including colleges, until the end of April. Shortly after schools closed, small businesses followed. On April 1, 2020, Governor McMaster ordered all non-essential businesses to close to prevent the spread of the...

How We Think

This is a visualization of the comparison of two people’s thought processes. One thinks with an inner voice, while the other has a vague conceptualization of the same idea (Photo courtesy of Enoch Orozco).

Enoch Orozco, Reporter

April 29, 2020

Although it may not always seem like it, everybody thinks. According to, “Experts estimate that the mind thinks between 60,000 – 80,000 thoughts a day. That’s an average of 2500 – 3,300 thoughts per hour.” However, as one might expect due to the sheer mass amount of peop...

The Evolution of Starkid

Starkid has greatly evolved from its origins in 2009 with A Very Potter Musical to its newest 2019 musical Black Friday (Photo courtesy of Peyton Ludwig).

Peyton Ludwig, Reporter

April 28, 2020

From the goofy parodies of A Very Potter Musical to the heartfelt and emotional Twisted to the horror-comedy of The Guy Who Didn’t Like Musicals and Black Friday, Starkid is versatile in both style and genre but consistent in its large popularity. It has amassed a huge fanbase, gaining millions of views fo...

Lost But Not Forgotten

As I turn a year older this month of April, it’s important for me to remember what has made me who I am, which includes my unforgotten past and its importance.(Photo courtesy of Alia Abbas).

Alia Abbas, Reporter

April 27, 2020

I was separated from my older sisters at just eight months old. It may sound plain and simple, yet for the rest of my life, I struggled with accepting this truth and achieving closure. Many times, I would find myself twisting the truth, afraid that others mistaken me as a poseur for attention. As for...

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