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Brashier Upgrades to Windows 7

Brashier Upgrades to Windows 7

Zachary Ellis, Writer/Reporter

April 24, 2012


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Brashier Gets a New Refrigerator

Brashier Gets a New Refrigerator

Zachary Ellis, Writer/Reporter

March 7, 2012


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Recently, a family donated a refrigerator to Brashier for students to use. Director of operations Sandy Brigmon said, “We had two families that called in, one offered to donate us a refrigerator, the other offered to buy us one.” Brashier took the donated refrigerator. The refrigerator is tax...

Wall Crawler Swings Back into Theatres

Wall Crawler Swings Back into Theatres

Cole Sisson, Reporter

March 2, 2012


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Flying powers, laser vision, super speed, super strength-they’re all unique characteristics of superheroes. But there is one hero that is original in his own way. He has enhanced strength and reflexes, he can jump high, crawl up walls, and his body produces webs. Being bitten by a radioactive spider,...

Students Meet to Discuss Their Graduation Plans

Students Meet to Discuss Their Graduation Plans

Cole Sisson, Reporter

February 27, 2012


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Students’ names are called over the school’s intercom, and next they meet in the conference room. All juniors, sophomores, and freshmen are given a meeting time at Brashier Middle College to discuss their graduation plans. Guidance Counselor Vickie McCammon meets with students and their parents...

Project COMMAND Teaches Basic Internet Safety

Project COMMAND Teaches Basic Internet Safety

Zachary Ellis, Writer/reporter

February 22, 2012


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  Project C.O.M.M.A.N.D will move the basic internet safety presentation to February 27.They planned to have a basic internet safety class on Monday, February 13. However, nobody showed up to watch the presentation. Brashier Middle College Systems Administrator Geoff Getty said, “This presentation...

Students take over the holidays

Sydney Croley, reporter

February 22, 2012


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The sound of Christmas Carols blaring out of the radio on a cold winter’s night. The taste of chocolate with a surprise filling inside freshly picked from a heart shaped box. The smell of a rotten egg long after the hunt for it has been forgotten. These are the feelings we associate with our favorite...

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