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Photography: A Growing Art

Photography: A Growing Art

Michael Collins, Senior Chief Photographer

May 14, 2012

It’s a different type of art. It doesn’t require a paintbrush and canvas, no glue is needed, and there is no needle and thread. All you need is an idea, a vision, a passion. Photography is excelling quickly in today’s modern age. You can’t walk down the street without seeing somebody holding...

New Drink Machine Comes to Brashier Middle College

New Drink Machine Comes to Brashier Middle College

Cole Sisson, Reporter

May 10, 2012

There is a new drink machine in the gym, located in the concession area. It provides easy access to refreshments for the sports teams, which helps raise money for the athletic department at Brashier Middle College. “[The drink machine is separate from lunch] because we want to separate the athletic...

National Honor Society elects new officers

National Honor Society elects new officers

Zachary Ellis, Writer/Reporter

May 9, 2012

On Friday May 4, Brashier’s National Honor Society members held elections for new officers. The elections took place in Mrs. Henderson’s room during first lunch. Each student was asked to say why they wanted to run for their position. Vice-President of National Honor Society Will Raley said, “I...

New Beginnings For BMC

Sydney Croley, reporter

May 9, 2012

For the better part of the second semester, BMC students have been told of the upcoming changes for the 2012-2013 school year. These changes mainly have to do with the student logins. However, as the current school year draws to a close, returning students have their ideas on changes they would like...

A Low Budget Means Fewer Janitors

A Low Budget Means Fewer Janitors

Cole Sisson, Reporter

May 1, 2012

Paper scraps, broken pencils, trails of dirt, and other trash are piling up on the floors of Brashier Middle College’s class rooms. The floors are being less vacuumed as often, so the students’ trash has become more noticeable. With only two janitors left, it is hard to maintain all of the cleaning...

Brashier Upgrades to Windows 7

Brashier Upgrades to Windows 7

Zachary Ellis, Writer/Reporter

April 24, 2012

Next year, Brashier upgrade all of its computers by upgrading them to Windows 7. Brashier‘s Systems Administrator Geoff Getty says this will provide better protection against security threats and make the school’s computers faster. Getty said, “Microsoft has formally announced the ‘End of...

Teachers Learn to Defend Themselves from Predators

Sydney Croley, reporter

April 19, 2012

Teachers chocking each other is usually not a common occurrence in high school, but that is what teachers were doing on April 11th in the commons area. Sargent Donnelly of the Greenville Police Force stopped by that afternoon and gave BMC teachers and students a tutorial in self-defense. College...

Students Compete in Stock Game

Students Compete in Stock Game

March 26, 2012

Mark Roberts Economics class is hard at work learning how to manage stocks. Roberts teaches this chapter to his Econ students every semester. By teaching this ‘hands on’ unit, he gives his students a glimpse of real world scenarios and how to manage in this case, a stock, as if it were the real thing. Senior...

Students sign up for classes online

Students sign up for classes online

Zachary Ellis, Writer/Reporter

March 26, 2012

This year students were able to sign up for their classes online.  Signing up for classes online helps the school prepare for next year much faster.  In the past, each class was individually typed in for each student.  Guidance Administrator Vickie McCammon said, “The school district had this...

Children’s Author Will Now Write for Adults

Children’s Author Will Now Write for Adults

Cole Sisson, Reporter

March 26, 2012

Since the late 90’s, readers have been fascinated with the magical world of Harry Potter. J.K. Rowling has written seven novels, and they have all been turned into blockbuster films. Ever since the release of the last movie of the Harry Potter series, the fans have been disappointed that the last of...

Breakfast Business

Breakfast Business

Stacey Minten

March 14, 2012

The first thing students see when they walk into the Brashier gym on Tuesday and Thursday mornings is Spencer’s Snack Shack with breakfast food ready to purchase. The gym is filled with the smell of coffee. Students are munching on muffins, while others are sipping orange juice that was purchased from...

Brashier Tree Last Limb

Brashier Tree Last Limb

Casey Moses, Writer

March 9, 2012

The tree in the front commons of Brashier Middle College is on its last limb. The tree has taken abuse from students hitting it while walking by, and according to Student Administrator Kathy Forbes it hasn't had enough water or love from the student body. Science teacher Bill Smith quoted Steve...

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