The Bengal Beat

Don’t Dream It’s Over

Protesters come together to express their freedom of speech (Courtesy of Pixabay

Valentina Idarraga, Reporter

September 28, 2017

One of the most controversial topics in America, immigration, has recently agitated the American people after President Trump removed DACA on September 5th, 2017. DACA, or Deferred Action of Children Arrivals, was an executive order made by previous president, Barack Obama. This action would ultimatel...

South Asian Devastation

This photo depicts a past flood in India. According to the Geological Survey of India, over 12% of Indian land is prone to major flooding (Maps of India).
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Lauren Ervin, Reporter

September 26, 2017

In the midst of hurricane season, the United States has been facing many natural disasters effects due to multiple extreme climate events. These hurricanes have had devastating effects on many cities in the U.S., and many people have lost homes and loved ones. While this domestic destruction has captured...

Students balance groups and classes

NHS members waiting for a meeting

Zachary Ellis, Writer/Reporter

May 18, 2012

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.

Students enjoy reading during the summer

Michael Collins, Senior Chief Photographer

May 16, 2012

 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

Graduation Practice Dates

Casey Moses, Journalist

May 15, 2012

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...

Photography: A Growing Art

Brashier student taking pictures in downtown Greenville.

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

Vice-President of NHS, Will Raley

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

The new servers that will be used

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...

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