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Just a Face in the Crowd

Mauldin High School has been through a rollercoaster of emotions and over the past month, with the loss of junior Josh Meeks (Photo courtesy of Mallory Smith).

Mallory Smith, Reporter

February 22, 2019

In the United States, there are roughly 15.1 million high school students. All over the country there are millions of high schoolers who get up everyday, talk to friends, and sit in class. Numbers such as these tend to make people feel small and lose their worth, but imagine the impact of losing just o...


Many people are partaking in the Birdbox challenge (Photo Courtesy of Kelechi Nkalari, @kcmerollintheyhatin on Instagram).

Emily Fleming, Reporter

February 14, 2019

Every year, hundreds of challenges blow up on the internet. Some are very innocent but others take a turn for the dangerous. Another addition to the internet buzz is the Birdbox Challenge, coming up after the recent Netflix Original, Birdbox, came out. “I honestly feel like the bird box challenge is one of...

Are the Blindfolds Worth it?

Birdbox was added to Netflix on December 13, 2018 and has over 80 million views. (Photo courtesy of Kamryn Mattison)

Kamryn Mattison, Reporter

February 13, 2019

Spoilers Ahead!!! Have Birdbox memes been the only feed you see on your timeline? If the answer is yes, then everyone else can relate; they are flooding everyone’s social media, even the people who have not watched the Netflix original movie. Despite the popularity and social media buzz, there ...

The Great Wall Of…?

One of the key factors of President Trump’s administration has been his proposed wall between the U.S. - Mexico border, over which many people are divided (Photo courtesy of Pixabay, photo credits to gregoose).

Ashlyn Athey, Reporter

January 30, 2019

The United States of America is a patchwork of several different cultures, ethnicities, religions, and races. However, some immigrants come to America illegally, and recently the public’s attention has been drawn to the Mexico - U.S. border, where President Trump proposes to construct a wall to prevent ...

Phone E.T. Home?

A new piece of technology could attract aliens to Earth and solve the extraterrestrial debate once and for all (Photo courtesy of Pixabay, photo credits to PhotoVision).

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

December 10, 2018

One of the highly debated topics in the world is the existence of extraterrestrial lifeforms, better known as aliens. There are many different and extreme opinions regarding the topic of aliens such as the opinion that aliens don’t exist. The polar opposite of this opinion is that aliens do exist and the...

Stranger Danger!

Pepper spray can be a very helpful item when trying to escape from an attacker (Pictures credits to Kamryn Mattison).

Kamryn Mattison, Reporter

December 7, 2018

There are many cases of kidnapping or missing persons every year, in the United States alone. In 2017, there were roughly around 651, 135 missing persons cases on file. Anyone can be involved in a missing persons case, including males and females of all age ranges. Due to the millions of kidnappings and people gone mis...

Stan Lee Tribute

Stan Lee makes one of his many cameos in Spider-Man. 
(Photo courtesy of Alaina Haylock)

Alaina Haylock, Reporter

December 4, 2018

Former Marvel Editor-In-Chief, Stan Lee passed away on November 12 at age 95 in California. Born Stanley Lieber, the legendary editor, had revealed his battle with pneumonia in early February. In his life, Lee developed a lineup of many beloved characters including Black Panther, Spider-Man, the Hulk, Thor, and Iron Man; and this lineup is part of ...

Nashville Nightmare

Haunted houses are a huge part of celebrating Halloween and having a fun scare, but beware of the people you run into
(Photo courtesy of Pixabay, photo credits to currens).

Emily Fleming, Reporter

October 31, 2018

Haunted houses, corn mazes, and pumpkin patches are all part of the Halloween Spirit. They are a lot of fun and a good way to spend time with friends and family.   “When October rolls around, one of my favorite things to do is visit haunted houses. I love everything about them, I even waite...

The Kavanaugh Controversy

I took to the streets of Brashier to discover what our students and faculty thought about the controversy of the recent confirmation of the newest Supreme Court Justice (Photo courtesy of Pixabay, photo credits to skeeze).

Ashlyn Athey, Reporter

October 19, 2018

My name is Ashlyn Athey, and I explored Brashier's opinions over the controversy of the recent confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. Click here for the link to my video. Hear from:  Nurse Kim Gassner on why this situation was more of a political play rather than women seeking justice. Seni...

Nike Swoops in with Kaepernick

As of September 3, 2018, Nike and football player Colin Kaepernick engaged in a partnership for a Nike advertisement
(Photo courtesy of Pixabay, photo credits to mohamed_hassan).

Alaina Haylock, Reporter

September 25, 2018

On Labor day, Nike announced it’s advertisement with Colin Kaepernick, former quarterback for the 49ers, known for kneeling during the national anthem. This makes Kaepernick the face of Nike for the brand’s 30th year anniversary. Nike will be releasing Kaepernick-inspired apparel, including a shirt and ...

“Off the Chain,” or Off the Hook?

The horrors that Kala Brown went through were brought into light by Eminem’s song “The Ringer” (Photo courtesy of Pixabay, photo credits to Comfreak).

Kamryn Mattison, Reporter

September 21, 2018

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

The 14-year-old from Oklahoma was more than just stabbed in the back, she was attacked by someone she thought she could trust (Photo courtesy of Pixabay, photo credits to PublicDomainImages).

Ethan Lamont, Editor

September 20, 2018

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 ...

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