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Re’meme’bering the Decade

Memes have become a social norm for people across the internet (Photo courtesy of Allie Weber).

Alaina Haylock, Reporter

January 24, 2020

The end of 2019 marks the end of the decade that contained many events ranging from natural disasters to unification of people around the world. For better or for worse, one form of unification includes the exchanging of memes. Nowadays, memes are the cryptocurrency for internet users to give others a...

The Roaring Twenties (Part 2)

The decade is ending, so there’s a lot to look back on. But, because a new one is beginning, there’s a lot to look forward to (Photo courtesy of Allie Weber).

Allie Weber, Reporter

January 23, 2020

As we say farewell to 2019, we may find ourselves looking over the past year and all of the memories and events that helped shape our lives. But, this time is different. Not only are we waving goodbye to another year, but we are also saying goodbye to a decade and saying hello to a new one: The Roaring...

End of the Decade, End of Our Childhood?

The New Year is just another passage of time, but to many, it holds deep sentimental value as another year passes (Photo courtesy of Pixabay, photo credits to Bruno and Nick, photo art by Peyton Ludwig).

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

Every year, Downtown Greenville turns the field in between the Chocolate Moose Bakery & Café and the Courtyard into Ice on Main, a community ice skating rink. Ice on Main is open from November 15th to January 20th of next year (Photo courtesy of Sarah Neal).

Sarah Neal, Reporter

January 17, 2020

New Year, New… Me?

Everyone is ready to ring in the new year, but not so much their resolutions… (Photo courtesy of Savannah Garrison).

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

 Fountain Inn has horse carriages to show passengers the beautiful decorations and Christmas spirit (Photo courtesy of Instagram, photo credits to @kaleb_scarpetta).

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?

In the Greek myth, Narcissus the Arrogant becomes obsessed with himself and dies, then a daffodil grows in his place (Photo Courtesy of Robert Orozco).

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

Diener and a handful of the students that he inspires and has the chance to impact daily (Photo courtesy of Madison Crumpton).

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

The Blair Witch Project was a revolutionary movie that was made on a small budget and a viral internet campaign and became one of the most iconic horror movies of all time. (Photo courtesy of Tyler Davidson)

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 is an inspirational owner of the Booty Bar in Greenville (Photo courtesy of Casey Wellborne).

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, a form of boycotting, doesn’t always work (Photo courtesy of Alia Abbas).

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

Tripp and Sarah Neal spend time together with their beloved dog and best boy, Buster (Photo courtesy of Pate Neal).

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,...

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