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CUTIES, a recently released movie on Netflix, has caused quite a stir on social media. Parents and influencers across the country have sparked a huge debate, is this “okay”? In today’s society, are we tolerant of this (Photo courtesy of Madison Crumpton)?

Capitalizing on CUTIES

Madison Crumpton, Reporter October 5, 2020

Mild-pedophilia in CUTIES. Is this something that families sit down and watch together, or is it used to help convey a message? This is a question many people are contemplating right now. It seems as if...

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).

Dear Class of 2020

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...

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

Shooting for a Solution

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...

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).

The Curse of Disney Sequelitis

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...

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).

“No Time To Die” from COVID-19

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...

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)

College and Corona

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...

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

Mother’s Day In Quarantine

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...

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).

The WHOLE Family

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...

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

Em“Pathetic” Feelings During COVID-19

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,...

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).

Quaran-Things to Do

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...

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).

How We Think

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...

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).

The Evolution of Starkid

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...

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