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The Golden Child

It’s easy for siblings to compare themselves to one another, but once they realize they have their own strengths, it becomes easier to be less competitive (Photo courtesy of Julia Goulet).

Allie Weber, Reporter

March 25, 2020

Have you ever felt like no matter how much you excel in your life, it will never be good enough in the eyes of your parents, simply because your siblings have accomplished bigger and better things?  “My sister and I are super close, so the pressure that others put on us never affected us. ...

Prince or Princess?

Children grow up to believe that Disney is a happy and fair place, but is it really fair? (Photo courtesy of Annaleisa Wile)

Annaleisa Wile, Reporter

March 24, 2020

In the world of Disney Animations, many people associate Disney with princesses. But, do we really have many Disney movies that are women-empowering or woman-centered? Other than a small percentage, most princess movies have a higher amount of male characters.  “I feel like the percentage of female char...

‘Some Boys’ but not all

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Madison Crumpton, Reporter

March 20, 2020

This article is an interview with the wonderful author, Mrs. Patty Blount. To recap, I did a review of her book Some Boys in October of 2019. Since then she has read the review and agreed to do a follow-up. Before reading the interview, you might want to make sure that you have read the review. W...

ABBA – Here We Go Again!

ABBA’s music is still enjoyed through all types of music platforms. From Spotify to vinyls, the memories stay the same (Photo courtesy of Savannah Garrison).

Savannah Garrison, Reporter

March 18, 2020

As one of ABBA’s songs, Dancing Queen, goes, “With a bit of rock music everything is fine”.  ABBA’s style of music portrayed feelings of peace and togetherness until their breakup in 1982. After 38 years, the Swedish group has surprisingly announced that they are getting back together to produc...

The Very Best Vacation Destinations

Murrells Inlet is a beautiful are and historic fishing village. (Photo courtesy of Austin Bond, photo credits to Austin Bond

Mattie McConnell, Reporter

March 16, 2020

Spring break will be here before you know it, and there are many great places worth visiting! Whether you’re looking for a daytrip, a weekend, or a weeklong getaway, these destinations are sure to impress. If an adventurous getaway is the way you are leaning, then Charlotte’s U.S. National Whitewater C...

Picture Perfect?

A crafty window with pictures of a family’s weddings over time, keeping the memories alive and well (Photo courtesy of Savannah Garrison).

Savannah Garrison, Reporter

March 13, 2020

You know when you are traveling to somewhere you have never been before, the sun is setting over the horizon, it’s peaceful, and you think to yourself Oh, I just have to take a picture! When you stop to take a picture of something you get excited to see, it can ruin the moment. You’re not really get...

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The Blue Campaign raises awareness for sex trafficking and gives information on the issue (Photo courtesy of Allie Weber).

Allie Weber, Reporter

March 11, 2020

On February 2nd, the NFL celebrated its 54th Super Bowl, and while the nation was preoccupied with the commercials and half-time show, something frightful was happening right under their noses: human trafficking.  “It flies under the radar a lot, and it’s not something you can see clearly. I...

Byte: The New Vine

TestFlight was the only way to access Byte during the closed beta phase from April 2019 to January 2020 (Photo courtesy of Enoch Orozco).

Enoch Orozco, Reporter

March 10, 2020

Vine was the defining social media outlet for the Millenial and Gen X generations from its start to the inevitable shut down in January 2017. Featuring seven-second videos uploaded by whoever desired, the app satisfied the extremely small attention span coined by these generations. During its Golden ...

The Art of Burlesque

Burlesque is not just a movie, but a performance still popular in big cities (Photo courtesy of J. Von Stratton, photo credits to Jules Doyle).

Emily Fleming, Reporter

March 9, 2020

10 years ago, the movie Burlesque came out featuring huge stars such as Cher, Christina Aguilera, Kristen Bell, and many more. Christina Aguilera plays a small town girl, Ali Rose, who moves to Los Angeles to look for something more than what her hometown could offer. One of her first nights there, s...

A different kind of Love story: Love is…

A surprise birthday party for BMC student, Leah Johnson. The party was thrown by her friends who love her very much, this is the prime example of Philos. (Photo courtesy of Genevieve Finizzia)

Madison Crumpton, Reporter

March 5, 2020

Love is… what is love? Who do we love? Why do we love? How do we give love? Most people think of a specific person when asked these questions, but not about the different types of love or things that they can love. “Loving something is one-sided, but being in love with something should be two-si...

Loving Loretta

The commercial entitled ‘Loretta’ shown at the 2020 Super Bowl follows the love of an old man and his late wife Loretta. He goes through the things he wants to remember about her and tells them to his Google Assistant (Photo courtesy of Annaleisa Wile).

Annaleisa Wile, Reporter

March 2, 2020

On Super Bowl Sunday, many commercials are streamed, including multiple brands in different areas of marketing. One of the commercials entitled “Loretta” pulls viewers heartstrings through an old man telling his Google Assistant to help him remember his dear late wife Loretta’s favorite things...

Scandalous Super Bowl

Many Americans tuned in on the evening of the first Sunday of February to watch the National Football League Championships. Little did people know that Shakira’s 43rd Birthday was that very night (Photo Courtesy of Alia Abbas).

Alia Abbas, Reporter

February 28, 2020

Super Bowl Sunday marked the 54th edition of the annual championships for the NFL. The Kansas City Chiefs beating the San Francisco 49ers wasn’t the only action viewers and critics were drawn to on February 2nd, 2020. Jennifer Lopez (J. Lo) and Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (Shakira) performed at t...

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