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“Off the Chain,” or Off the Hook?

“Off the Chain,” or Off the Hook?

Kamryn Mattison, Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under News, Recent Stories, Top Stories

On August 31, 2018, 45 year old rapper, Eminem, released his tenth studio album entitled “Kamikaze.” The surprise album features thirteen songs; throughout the 13 tracks, Eminem bashes a total of 28 of his fellow popular artists. However, famous musicians are not the only people who  were referenced in the album. On his song “The Ringer,” he mentions a serial k...

Boy Stabs “Friend” in the Back

Boy Stabs “Friend” in the Back

Ethan Lamont, Editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under News, Recent Stories, Reviews/Opinions, Top Stories

On August 16, Luther High School in Oklahoma welcomed students back with a back-to-school assembly. Amongst the crowd, there was an unnamed 14-year-old girl sitting, unaware of what was about to occur. A boy of the same age shocked everyone when he quietly approached the girl and proceeded to stab her ...

Justice Delayed or Denied?

Justice Delayed or Denied?

Ashlyn Athey, Reporter

September 18, 2018


Filed under News, Recent Stories, Top Stories

On Tuesday, August 21st, the last known Nazi collaborator residing within the United States was deported to Germany by air ambulance. Jakiw Palij, now 95 years old, was born in Poland and joined the Nazis as a camp guard when he was 18. After World War II ended, Palij lied on his visa application to the United States...

Bittersweet Reunions for Korean Families

Bittersweet Reunions for Korean Families

Emily Fleming, Reporter

September 17, 2018


Filed under News, Recent Stories

Although they did not lose their lives like many had, the families in Korea during the Korean War did lose something just as important. They were stripped of each other almost 70 years ago and were unable to reconnect because of the strict rules about communication across the border. Recently, that fact...

Abusing Their Power

Abusing Their Power

Allie Weber, Reporter

September 12, 2018


Filed under News, Recent Stories

On August 14th, over 1000 reports of sexual abuse by priests and bishops were released in Pennsylvania, some dating back to over 70 years ago. The Catholic faith is known for its leaders practicing celibacy, which is the state of abstaining from marriage and sexual relations; so how, might one wo...

Where Were You?

Where Were You?

Jasmyne Michaels, Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under News, Recent Stories, Top Stories

Today is the seventeenth anniversary of the event we know as 9/11. It is an event that shook the entire country, rippling from New York City, where the World Trade Center was hit, not once, but twice by two planes, as a planned attack. America stood still in shock and fear, as the realization washed...

Gunn Feels Kickback From Offensive Tweets

Gunn Feels Kickback From Offensive Tweets

Alaina Haylock, Reporter

September 10, 2018


Filed under News, Recent Stories

As of July 20th, Director James Gunn was fired from the upcoming installment of the movie Guardians of the Galaxy because of his obscene tweets. These 10-year-old tweets, made light of rape, pedophilia, AIDS, the Holocaust, and the event of 9/11. They were discovered by conspiracy theorist Mike Cernovich. ...

Crazy Poor Asian Representation

Crazy Poor Asian Representation

Chelsea Evangelista, Reporter

May 25, 2018


Filed under Feature Page, News

In today’s film industry, it can be difficult to identify mainstream movies that have a good number of Asian actors in their cast. On the rare occasions they are present, they are often portrayed as nerdy mathletes or masters of martial arts. The movie Crazy Rich Asians, however, may change these no...

Democracy in Nicaragua: The Fifth Time’s the Charm!

Democracy in Nicaragua: The Fifth Time’s the Charm!

Ethan Lamont, Reporter

May 21, 2018


Filed under News, Recent Stories

The Republic of Nicaragua is the largest country on the Central American Isthmus and is the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. This is partially because of the poor state of their politics. During the 1930s, a dictatorship was established by General Luis Somoza. Years later, during lat...

Guns and Roses: National Walkout on March 14th

Guns and Roses: National Walkout on March 14th

Ashlyn Athey, Reporter

March 26, 2018


Filed under News, On Your Mind

Unfortunately, we have all heard of the school shooting that happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last month. In response to this tragedy, some high school students are joining forces with the Women’s March Youth EMPOWER organization and walking out of their classes on March 14th for 17...

The Influenza Virus Attacks the Nation

The Influenza Virus Attacks the Nation

Kamryn Mattison, Reporter

March 6, 2018


Filed under About Us, BMC Students, News, Recent Stories, School Tips

The influenza virus, simply known as the flu, has been unquestionably intense this year. There have been many deaths caused by the virus and the flu is still spreading. It spreads extremely easily and can last from a couple days to a couple weeks. The deadly virus attacks the throat, nose, and lungs...

Cape Town: Running Out of Time and Water

Cape Town: Running Out of Time and Water

Valentina Idarraga, Reporter

March 5, 2018


Filed under News, Recent Stories, Top Stories

Little did the public expect to see in the latest headlines that the major city of Cape Town in South Africa will eminently be without water. The announced day for which water will run out was originally mid-April, but it has now been moved to the end of May and the beginning of June. The scarcity of water ...

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