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End of the Decade, End of Our Childhood?

End of the Decade, End of Our Childhood?

Peyton Ludwig, Reporter

January 22, 2020

2020: the end of the decade. To many, it’s just another passage of time, but teens are taking it as much more. Having much of their developmental years in the 2010s, this last decade is tied to many memories of their younger years. Because of this, however, many are associating the end of the deca...

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Sarah Neal, Reporter

January 17, 2020

New Year, New… Me?

New Year, New… Me?

Savannah Garrison, Reporter

January 16, 2020

We all say “New Year, New Me”... but do we really do our resolutions? In a study by Forbes, Ashira Prossack said “less than 25% of people actually stay committed to their resolutions after just 30 days, and only 8% accomplish them”. But, why is this? The answer is simple; we aren’t getting rid of our old habits. “I thin...

Christmas INN Fountain Inn

Christmas INN Fountain Inn

Emily Fleming, Reporter

January 14, 2020

Many small cities and towns celebrate Christmas in their own special ways. In Fountain Inn, each night of the holiday season is filled with great experiences that are full of Christmas spirit.  Fountain Inn began their annual Christmas celebration on December 4, 2019, with a huge parade where loc...

How Confident is Too Confident?

How Confident is Too Confident?

Enoch Orozco, Reporter

January 13, 2020

“Overconfidence is a flimsy shield,” is a well known and very useful quote when it comes to discussing the hubristic nature of man. Such as in the story of Narcissus, where the myth shows how overconfidence can be the downfall of man. In the strive for respect and validation from other people, it is...

Man, Myth, Brashier Legend

Man, Myth, Brashier Legend

Madison Crumpton, Reporter

January 10, 2020

It is no secret that Brashier is home to what most people would call a legend: Mike Diener. Mike Diener is a Bob Jones University graduate, a father of two, a Brashier teacher of nine years, and a Tik-Tok influencer. But for Brashier students, Diener is the epitome of kindness and stature.  “...

A “Real Life” Scare

A “Real Life” Scare

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

January 9, 2020

In 1997, three actors disappeared into the woods for eight days to film a fake documentary. Twenty years later their footage became one of the most iconic movies of all time.   The Blair Witch Project was made by two unknown directors with a cast of three unknown actors to make a movie with ...

Erica Powell: Fitness Visionary

Erica Powell: Fitness Visionary

Annaleisa Wile, Reporter

January 8, 2020

Erica Powell is a business owner, runner on the US Paralympics track and field team, former Clemson cheerleader, motivational speaker, and model. On top of all of this, her accomplishments have been during the time she was legally blind.  At six months old, Erica was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma, a ty...

Cancel Culture? Canceled.

Cancel Culture? Canceled.

Alia Abbas, Reporter

January 7, 2020

Cancellation never seems to end these days. I’m not talking about all the shows Netflix decides to end suddenly. I’m talking about all the times people decide to “cancel” celebrities, politicians, and world-leaders. Many people probably have seen the terms “cancel culture” or “____ Is Over...

Coming Home for the Holidays

Coming Home for the Holidays

Sarah Neal, Reporter

December 20, 2019

Thanksgiving break and Christmas break are, perhaps, the best part of the school year. Students have time off of high school and college classes and some travel to see family. But for some students, the best part about these breaks is seeing their older siblings after they’ve gone away to college,...

Contrasting Cameras: The Battle of the Big Brands

Contrasting Cameras: The Battle of the Big Brands

Savannah Garrison, Reporter

December 19, 2019

Ever since the three most popular camera brands came out, there’s been a huge dispute on which one is the best. Sony, Nikon, and Canon are arguably the most well-known brands out there, but which one is the most desirable? “[I prefer] Canon, definitely. I have used that brand over the years exclu...

All You Need to Know About Disney Plus

All You Need to Know About Disney Plus

Peyton Ludwig

December 17, 2019

Despite just being released, Disney Plus is already a smash hit. With 3.2 million mobile app downloads and 10 million sign-ups on opening day, people are thrilled about the extensive library of both Disney classics and upcoming shows to the platform. With yet another streaming platform for the masses, riva...

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