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A Laughing Matter

A Laughing Matter

Graeme Hanson, Reporter

December 9, 2016


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Today, everyone seems to need to laugh more; it saves on medical expenses. But despite its jocular presentation, comedy is a cruelty the audience laughs at not to cry instead. When surrounded by such unfeeling cruelty daily, the whole world becomes a farce. “Comedy is anything funny, but when so many people are trying...

What Is Present Now Will Later Be Past

What Is Present Now Will Later Be Past

Graeme Hanson, Reporter

November 10, 2016


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History is not the singular study of past dates and names; instead, history is the constant effect previous actions have on the present day. The facts of history are somewhat malleable, constantly debated to decipher a meaning or truth. Certain truths are still not definitive to this very day. “In the ...

Pawns Of Religion

Pawns Of Religion

Graeme Hanson, Reporter

October 20, 2016


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  The world is constantly in a state of tension. The most recent tension is only another iteration of an endless debate covering divisive worldviews about politics, social issues, and religion. “Great wars caused by non compromise can be traced all the way back to the Crusades and before. ...

Retiring The 44th

Retiring The 44th

Graeme Hanson, Reporter

October 5, 2016


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Politicians, the elected leaders of the United States, show how divided Americans are in their opinions. After eight years, the hotly debated leader who has most separated popular opinion must say farewell to the White House. “It feels like the only thing that is talked about is what Obama is doing ...

Exterminating All Individual Thought

Exterminating All Individual Thought

Graeme Hanson, Reporter

April 12, 2016


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With the basic freedoms in America, individuals are allowed to speak freely, peacefully assemble, and have a fair trial, among other things. Being born with these rights causes some to be inclined to take them for granted. ‘“Everybody takes their freedom for granted because they don’t know ...

A History Of Violence: Roman Polanski Unable To Be Prosecuted

A History Of Violence: Roman Polanski Unable To Be Prosecuted

Graeme Hanson, Reporter

December 2, 2015


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Some say he is a genius and others say he is a criminal. Even with the facts, there isn’t a clear answer to what director Roman Polanski is. Is he a victim of circumstances, an overpowering creep, a worshiper of ultra-violence, a loving husband who took comfort from the wrong girl? He was married...

Yemen, Or The American Imperfection Of Ignorance

Yemen, Or The American Imperfection Of Ignorance

Graeme Hanson, Reporter

November 12, 2015


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There are wars in the world everyday that we as a people are unaware of. One is happening in Yemen right now. We are finding out about it for only one reason: Americans. “The media doesn’t want to focus on things like that, it isn’t really relevant to our lives so they don’t want to scare u...

A Hard Rain Has A-Fallen

Graeme Hanson, Reporter

October 20, 2015


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Flood. Death. Devastation. Where did the storm come from? “It was record-breaking; there were evacuations and deaths. Lots of property damage,” says Chemistry and Physics Teacher Stephanie Maves. 19 have died since the first drop of rain, millions of dollars of damage has been caused, and i...

How A Dead Duke Lead The Fall Of Society

Graeme C. Hanson, Reporter

September 30, 2015


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November 22nd, 1963 The shot heard around the world. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. All the president’s men rushed him to Parkland Memorial Hospital, but it was already too late for Kennedy. He laid on the table when his surgeon, and mortician, Dr. James Duke, entered...

Students balance groups and classes

Students balance groups and classes

Zachary Ellis, Writer/Reporter

May 18, 2012


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Groups such as Beta Club and National Honor Society require work outside of school, and additional service hours each year. While these may not be difficult by themselves, some students have to balance these extra requirements with school work. Beta Club and National Honor Society member Gil Gonzales...

Summer Reading No Longer Mandatory.

Summer Reading No Longer Mandatory.

Michael Collins, Senior Chief Photographer

May 16, 2012


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 Brashier students will find that summer reading has a new twist this year. It is not mandatory. Instead, student can read books and earn extra credit when they return for the 2012-2013 school year.  Although it might not be mandatory for students to read this summer, it is beneficial. Principle...

Important Dates

Important Dates

Casey Moses, Journalist

May 15, 2012


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The end of the year is coming fast but there are still a few important dates that apply to everyone. May 16 at 6PM- Senior Dinner at Hopkins Farm May 17 at 6PM- Sports Award Ceremony in the Gym May 21 at 8:30AM- Graduation Practice in the Gym May 22 at 10:30AM- Graduation Practice at Brookwood C...

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