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End of the Decade, End of Our Childhood?

End of the Decade, End of Our Childhood?

Peyton Ludwig, Reporter

January 22, 2020

2020: the end of the decade. To many, it’s just another passage of time, but teens are taking it as much more. Having much of their developmental years in the 2010s, this last decade is tied to many memories of their younger years. Because of this, however, many are associating the end of the deca...

Hell on Earth

Hell on Earth

Matson Montilla, Reporter

January 21, 2020

Many people consider Australia heaven on earth, but today it’s the opposite; Australia is hell. Since late December, the Southeast region of Australia has been on fire due to bushfires spreading 15.6 million acres. These fires have had massive effects on buildings, animals, and people. Since the fires sta...

Game Awards 2019 in a Nutshell

Game Awards 2019 in a Nutshell

Alexander Gray, Reporter

January 20, 2020

Game Awards 2019 has wrapped up, and although a bit underwhelming and cringy at times, overall it was pretty exciting. Let’s see which games, developers, and people took home awards from the twenty-nine categories. “Game of the Year” was a surprise to everyone as From Software’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice wo...

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Sarah Neal, Reporter

January 17, 2020

New Year, New… Me?

New Year, New… Me?

Savannah Garrison, Reporter

January 16, 2020

We all say “New Year, New Me”... but do we really do our resolutions? In a study by Forbes, Ashira Prossack said “less than 25% of people actually stay committed to their resolutions after just 30 days, and only 8% accomplish them”. But, why is this? The answer is simple; we aren’t getting rid of our old habits. “I thin...

Riverboat Ron Gone

Riverboat Ron Gone

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

January 15, 2020

After coaching the Carolina Panthers for nine years, the Panthers have fired head coach Ron Rivera. Rivera had a 76-63-1 record as the head coach of the Carolina Panthers. He was the winningest head coach in Panthers history. Rivera led the team to a Super Bowl appearance after the 2015 season, and he a...

Christmas INN Fountain Inn

Christmas INN Fountain Inn

Emily Fleming, Reporter

January 14, 2020

Many small cities and towns celebrate Christmas in their own special ways. In Fountain Inn, each night of the holiday season is filled with great experiences that are full of Christmas spirit.  Fountain Inn began their annual Christmas celebration on December 4, 2019, with a huge parade where loc...

How Confident is Too Confident?

How Confident is Too Confident?

Enoch Orozco, Reporter

January 13, 2020

“Overconfidence is a flimsy shield,” is a well known and very useful quote when it comes to discussing the hubristic nature of man. Such as in the story of Narcissus, where the myth shows how overconfidence can be the downfall of man. In the strive for respect and validation from other people, it is...

Man, Myth, Brashier Legend

Man, Myth, Brashier Legend

Madison Crumpton, Reporter

January 10, 2020

It is no secret that Brashier is home to what most people would call a legend: Mike Diener. Mike Diener is a Bob Jones University graduate, a father of two, a Brashier teacher of nine years, and a Tik-Tok influencer. But for Brashier students, Diener is the epitome of kindness and stature.  “...

A “Real Life” Scare

A “Real Life” Scare

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

January 9, 2020

In 1997, three actors disappeared into the woods for eight days to film a fake documentary. Twenty years later their footage became one of the most iconic movies of all time.   The Blair Witch Project was made by two unknown directors with a cast of three unknown actors to make a movie with ...

Erica Powell: Fitness Visionary

Erica Powell: Fitness Visionary

Annaleisa Wile, Reporter

January 8, 2020

Erica Powell is a business owner, runner on the US Paralympics track and field team, former Clemson cheerleader, motivational speaker, and model. On top of all of this, her accomplishments have been during the time she was legally blind.  At six months old, Erica was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma, a ty...

Cancel Culture? Canceled.

Cancel Culture? Canceled.

Alia Abbas, Reporter

January 7, 2020

Cancellation never seems to end these days. I’m not talking about all the shows Netflix decides to end suddenly. I’m talking about all the times people decide to “cancel” celebrities, politicians, and world-leaders. Many people probably have seen the terms “cancel culture” or “____ Is Over...

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