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Jojo Siwa proclaims she’s “the happiest [she’s] ever been!” after coming out as LGBT+ on social media (photo courtesy of Jojo Siwa).

Jojo Siwa Comes Out as LGBT+

Peyton Ludwig, Reporter February 12, 2021

Social media influencer and former Dance Moms star Jojo Siwa recently came out on social media as a member of the LGBT+ community. Siwa, known as a top-5 finalist and the youngest contestant for her two...

These questions are part of the Impostor Phenomenon Test created by Pauline Rose Clance.

Who’s The Impostor: An Article on Impostor Syndrome

Jaimee Smith, Reporter February 5, 2021

Impostor Syndrome, also known as the Impostor Phenomenon, refers to a self-sabotage experience where you believe you are not as capable as others believe you are. You simply believe you are a fraud and...

Maggie, who is struggling and trying to cope with the loss of her mother, finds five letters. On a mission to deliver her mother’s letters, Maggie sets out to find out her own identity and who her mother truly was (Photo courtesy of Madison Crumpton).

All My Mother’s Lovers

Madison Crumpton, Reporter February 4, 2021

All My Mother’s Lovers, written by Ilana Masad and published in May of 2020, is a surprisingly good read with radical roots. What I thought was going to be a murky, average young adult book- was a hidden...

The Bengal Beat Staff loves finding purpose in all good stories (Picture credits to Leah Johnson).

What Makes a Good Story?

Annaleisa Wile, Reporter February 3, 2021

A good story starts with three things from a writer: a process, a passion, and a perspective. Process gives a writer a way to portray his/her ideas in a formatted setting. Passion gives writers a drive...

Caption: All jewelry pieces are listed in order as they appear in the article.

Why are you wearing that?

Ana Sallurday, Reporter February 2, 2021

Christians have many different reasons why they wear the jewelry that they do. Some want to feel closer to God, others want to have a constant reminder of Him, some want others to know how important God...

In America, theres always an entanglement of religion with politics.

Faith-Based Politics

Alaina Haylock, Reporter February 1, 2021

While chaos runs rampant in America, a backing principle seems to fan the flames of division: religion. According to Pew Research Center, more than 70% of Americans practice Christianity. With such a prevailing...

CallMeCarson faces serious allegations after supposedly sharing explicit photos with a minor (Photo Courtesy of Enoch Orozco).

CallMeIncarcerated

Enoch Orozco, Reporter January 29, 2021

As 2020 transitioned into 2021, many people looked forward with optimism, with most people saying, “2021 can’t be worse than 2020!” In a thread on Twitter, content creator CallMeCarson made a sarcastic...

After the rumor of Kanye and Jeffree Star spread, many people on social media began making jokes about it (Photo courtesy of Sarah Neal).

Ay Good Morning Kanye

Sarah Neal, Reporter January 28, 2021

We wished for an uneventful year, but within the first week of 2021, a rumor was being spread around TikTok. Ava Louise, a TikTok influencer and musician, started a rumor that Kanye was cheating on Kim...

With the New Year, we can finally say goodbye to the horrible time that was 2020 and hello to the promises of 2021 (Photo credit to Beton Studio).

What to Look Forward to in 2021

Peyton Ludwig, Reporter January 27, 2021

2020 was, indeed, a terrible year. For our generation, it's possibly the worst year we’ve ever had to live through. However, it’s the dawn of a new day, and we’re all hoping for a universal reset....

This is what I was wearing when I was sexually assaulted. It doesnt matter what you were wearing, I promise (Photo courtesy of Sarah Neal).

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Sarah Neal, Reporter January 14, 2021

“The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.” An Updated Definition...

Wendy Williams is known for her personality and has captured a large audience throughout her career, but is it time to lay her career down to rest (Photo credits to Madison Crumpton, photo courtesy of Pinterest).

Live: The Biggest Flop of 2020

Madison Crumpton, Reporter January 12, 2021

Wendy Williams is known for her 13-season long talk show, “The Wendy Williams Show”. Williams is a well-known radio host, talk show host, author, and actress with a few minor roles in various shows...

In order to play Dungeons & Dragons, all you need is paper, a pencil, and dice (photo courtesy of Peyton Ludwig).

The Rise & Return of Dungeons & Dragons

Peyton Ludwig, Reporter January 11, 2021

Back in the 80s, Dungeons & Dragons was immensely popular, but often stereotyped to only be played among the “nerd” or “geek” friend groups. Not only has the game made a resurgence in the last...

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