The Bengal Beat

What Protests?

These articles and images show what is happening in Hong Kong (Photo courtesy of Sarah Neal).

Sarah Neal, Reporter

October 11, 2019

Right now, Hong Kong is falling into chaos as the country goes into its 16th week of protests. After almost 112 days of violence and mayhem, still very few people have heard about it.  BBC explains that this Chinese city has an interesting and complex history. From 1841 to 1997, Hong Kong was a Bri...

Life After Devastation

This image contains just fragments of the total amount of damage resulting from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas (Photo courtesy of Clara Cianfarano, photo credits to Clara Cianfarano).

Clara Cianfarano, Reporter

October 10, 2019

Hurricane Dorian stirred up quite a storm in the Atlantic Ocean throughout the month of August, finally making landfall later that month. The hurricane grew to a category five and reached up to 185 mph winds when it hit its first victim, the Bahamas. It is now the most powerful hurricane to hit the island...

Rezoning Rural

Signs like the one pictured above are often the only warning residents get before property is sold and rezoned (Photo courtesy of Mattie McConnell, Photo Art courtesy of Alexander Gray)

Mattie McConnell, Reporter

October 1, 2019

It’s no secret that Greenville County is changing, but is it all good? Many people living in South Carolina’s more rural areas, such as Piedmont, think it’s not. Within the last two years, at least five pieces of property that were once farmland have been sold and rezoned to be developed int...

Amazon Burns for 16 Days-Unnoticed

The Amazon forest has been destroyed for over 3 weeks at this point and for 16 of those days, it has gone unnoticed by the media. While it has been a problem for a while and has been noticed for a short period of time, no funding has been provided (Photo credit to Ylvers).

Annaleisa Wile, Reporter

September 23, 2019

Since August 15th, 2019, the Amazon forest in Brazil has been burning. Most media coverage has been minimal because of the potential toxic effect these fires could have on the earth. America has tried to provide assistance to the fires, but Brazil has continuously denied the United States’ offer to h...

The REAL Royal Wedding

Pewdiepie and Marzia were married August 19, 2019 (Photo Courtesy of Enoch Orozco).

Enoch Orozco, Reporter

September 20, 2019

“I’m getting married very soon, and Marzia, I can’t wait to be your husband,” said Felix Kjellberg, a.k.a. Pewdiepie, in a video uploaded on August 18, 2019, titled “Addressing the Rumours.” The Swedish Youtuber struck the hearts of his 100 million fans with this heartfelt sentiment. How...

Low Key at Coachella

The Coachella venue includes the ferris wheel called Le Grande Wheel, which has become one of the most iconic parts of the festival (Photo courtesy of Pixabay, photo credits to DomCarver).

Alaina Haylock, Reporter

May 14, 2019

Every year, an annual music festival is held for two weekends in Indio, California with an artist lineup of celebrity stars from Beyonce to Billie Eilish. The attendees don their best outfits and take their best pictures for Instagram, all while listening to the best music from their favorite artists. Th...

Empire Star Strikes Back

After attending court, the attorney’s office dropped all of the charges against actor Jussie Smollett (Photo screenshot by Alaina Haylock).

Alaina Haylock, Reporter

April 29, 2019

At the beginning of this year, Jussie Smollett was attacked on January 29, 2019. Controversy surrounding the attack began to question his credibility. A more in depth look at the events can be found in the article Empire Star Has Fallen. However, in a brief overview, Smollett claimed two men insulted him with racial and homophobic slurs, physi...

Sucker for the Jo Bros

People all around the world excitedly listen to the long-awaited Jonas Brothers single, signifying the reunion of their band and our childhood dreams (Photo courtesy of Grace Daniel).

Grace Daniel, Reporter

April 5, 2019

Fans all over the world excitedly awaited the release of the most anticipated surprise album of our time. Not only was the album a shock for long-time fans, but so was the reunion of the band itself. The Jonas Brothers reclaimed the spotlight when they dropped their hit single Sucker just a few weeks ...

Chuck E. Cheese Pizza is Recycled Pizza

Chuck E. Cheese pizza is a concern to everyone who has eaten there due to the “recycled pizza” theory (Photo courtesy of Raul Granados, @alostatronautt on Instagram).

Emily Fleming, Reporter

March 25, 2019

Could a popular place for kids be holding a dark secret that has the potential to make parents keep their children away? In Shane Dawson’s most recent YouTube video, he explores the decade old conspiracy theory that Chuck E. Cheese “recycles” its pizza by taking leftovers and reserving it to customers. “After watching Shan...

Agree to Disagree

Women voiced their opinions in January 2019 at the Women’s March (Photo courtesy of Jenna Avery).

Grace Daniel, Reporter

March 20, 2019

It’s impossible to read or see anything in today’s society without hearing about all the differing opinions. No matter the topic, people today feel more entitled to their opinions than ever. While it is supposedly acceptable to have an opinion, it’s becoming more difficult to confidently share ...

Empire Star Has Fallen

Actor Jussie Smollett was attacked and but evidence points out that it could be orchestrated (Photo screenshot by Alaina Haylock).

Alaina Haylock, Reporter

March 18, 2019

On January 29th, a police investigation was opened regarding an alleged attack on actor Jussie Smollett near his apartment in Chicago. Smollett, an African American who is openly gay, claimed that two men approached him around 2 AM, yelling homophobic and racial slurs, pouring bleach down his neck and wrapping a noose around h...

Sir Savage the 21st

Rapper 21 Savage moved to America when he was seven, causing speculation over if his stay was legal or not (Photo courtesy of Pixabay, photo credits to Free-Photos).

Alaina Haylock, Reporter

March 1, 2019

At the start of February, Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a “targeted operation” in Atlanta. 21 Savage, born Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was believed to be born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. “I was definitely surprised at first, becau...

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