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Contrasting Cameras: The Battle of the Big Brands

There are three major camera brands in a commercial battle to be titled the best camera in the industry  (Photo Courtesy of Savannah Garrison).

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

Disney Plus is immensely popular, mainly due to its wide library of shows and movies that pull from some of Disney’s most popular franchises, such as Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar (Photo courtesy and credits to Peyton Ludwig).

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...

Journalists Triggered Over Modern Warfare

Games Journalists are offended over the direction of the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and are review bombing the game (Photo courtesy of Alexander Gray).

Alexander Gray, Reporter

December 12, 2019

With the announcement of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, fans rejoiced to see the next step in the franchise. However, some people weren’t happy about the new, realistic adaptation to the franchise, as they claimed it was “offensive” and too realistic. Who are these people? They're the majority ...

A Surprising Sadies

November 15, 2019 was Brashier’s first Sadie Hawkins dance, where girls asked boys to be their date instead of the traditional way with boys asking girls (Photo courtesy of Instagram, photo credits to @bmcbengals).

Emily Fleming, Reporter

December 11, 2019

The New Kanye

Kanye West’s new album offers a switch in his original content to talk about God and his newfound faith (Photo credits to Alaina Haylock)

Alaina Haylock, Reporter

December 10, 2019

October 25, 2019 marked a special day for music fans, especially Kanye West fans. West released his album “Jesus is Lord,” which was a notable switch in his usually creative content. Not only did it include no cursing, but West described the purpose of the album as “an expression of the gospel...

A Game of Telephone

Our world would most certainly be different if we didn’t have journalism in it (Photo courtesy of Pixabay, Photo Credits to janeb13).

Allie Weber, Reporter

December 6, 2019

Journalism is everywhere, and I don’t specifically mean the paper that is thrown on your driveway every week. I mean billboards on the highway, magazines in coffee shops, medical journals spread amongst doctors, and even the ads you pass while scrolling on your Instagram feed. Journalism, to be more te...

Closed Adoptions- What Are They?

Even though closed adoptions are the least common type of adoption process, they are still very important to know about (Photo courtesy of

Savannah Garrison, Reporter

December 5, 2019

Many people don’t realize that there are two different types of adoptions: open and closed. Open adoptions allow the birth parents and adoptive parents of a child to have access to certain records to varying degrees, have the ability to know where each other are, and a choice to communicate with on...

Insatious for More

Patty Bladell is winning pageants after the first place winners are mysteriously murdered (Photo courtesy of Instagram, photo credits to @insatiableofthesweet).

Emily Fleming, Reporter

December 2, 2019

Netflix recently released the second season of its hit show, Insatiable. A teenager, Patty Bladell, has been bullied her entire life simply because of her weight. When she loses her weight she meets Bob Armstrong, a pageant coach, who wants to turn her life around. He quickly gets her into pageants wh...

Send That Info, Florence

This is a letter from one of the pen pals, Cesar, a student in Florence, South Carolina, sent to Bengal Beat reporter, Madison Crumpton (Photo Courtesy of Madison Crumpton).

Madison Crumpton, Reporter

November 29, 2019

In between essays about lustful witches from The Crucible and learning synonyms for endless vocabulary words, Brashier English 3 students were introduced to the old fashioned form of long distance communication- pen pals.  “It is fun to get to know these people…,”  said sophomore Aust...

New High School Sparks Controversy

Many students are upset they will not be attending the same schools as their family members. (Photo courtesy of Abbi Manos, Photo art courtesy of Mattie McConnell)

Mattie McConnell, Reporter

November 26, 2019

The Greenville County School Board recently approved plans for a new high school, but students, parents, and other community members have concerns.  Fountain Inn High School, the first new public high school to be created since 1973, was created to lessen the number of students in high-population hig...

Generation Frustrations: Politics Conflicts

Recently, a new generation-based meme has circulated: “OK Boomer”. It’s used by the younger generations to give a simple shutdown to a conversation with someone they find intolerant. Older generations have not taken to this well, calling it “offensive” and “ageist” (Photo courtesy of Peyton Ludwig).

Peyton Ludwig, Reporter

November 19, 2019

Welcome to part three of Generation Frustrations! While the first part discusses the uses of technology and the second talks about the differences in humor, this time will be addressing the political rifts that seem to divide each generation.  The older generations of Gen X and Baby Boomers have the reputation of being conservative, traditional, hard set in their views, and intolerant....

Generation Frustrations: Boomer Humor and Gen-Z Irony

The younger generations of Gen Z and millennials often have quite different humor than the older generations of Gen X and baby boomers (Photo courtesy of Pixabay, photo credits to Pexels and White77).

Peyton Ludwig, Reporter

November 18, 2019

Welcome to part two of Generation Frustrations! This time I’ll be addressing the differences of humor between each generation. This comes as a divide between society’s standards, both of young and of old. Gen Z and Millennials may have dark and strange humor that flusters the older generations, and the ...

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