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Having a job in high school is a great way to earn money and gain work experience. (Photo courtesy of Mattie McConnell, Photo Credits to Mattie McConnell)

High-Paying Jobs for High Schoolers

Mattie McConnell, Reporter February 22, 2021

For many teenagers, high school means getting a job and paying for your own things. The job search can be difficult, but there are many companies that offer fair pay and the opportunity to learn valuable...

Telomeres, the strands at the end of DNA, are a key part in determining aging, Photo Courtesy of

Immortality Discovered?

Enoch Orozco, Reporter February 19, 2021

Amidst the turmoil and confusion of the 2020 U.S Election, scientists on the opposite side of the world were making a major breakthrough. In November 2020, scientists in Israel were conducting an experiment...

Dippin’ Dot’s iconic logo for their beaded ice cream, yogurt, sherbert, or flavored ice.

How Dippin’ Dots Saved the World

Ana Sallurday, Reporter February 15, 2021

Ice cream, America’s favorite dessert, is nearly perfect, but one major struggle is scooping the ice-cold ice cream without bending the spoon. Don’t worry! Dippin’ dots reinvented ice cream so that...

Jojo Siwa proclaims she’s “the happiest [she’s] ever been!” after coming out as LGBT+ on social media (photo courtesy of Jojo Siwa).

Jojo Siwa Comes Out as LGBT+

Peyton Ludwig, Reporter February 12, 2021

Social media influencer and former Dance Moms star Jojo Siwa recently came out on social media as a member of the LGBT+ community. Siwa, known as a top-5 finalist and the youngest contestant for her two...

These questions are part of the Impostor Phenomenon Test created by Pauline Rose Clance.

Who’s The Impostor: An Article on Impostor Syndrome

Jaimee Smith, Reporter February 5, 2021

Impostor Syndrome, also known as the Impostor Phenomenon, refers to a self-sabotage experience where you believe you are not as capable as others believe you are. You simply believe you are a fraud and...

Maggie, who is struggling and trying to cope with the loss of her mother, finds five letters. On a mission to deliver her mother’s letters, Maggie sets out to find out her own identity and who her mother truly was (Photo courtesy of Madison Crumpton).

All My Mother’s Lovers

Madison Crumpton, Reporter February 4, 2021

All My Mother’s Lovers, written by Ilana Masad and published in May of 2020, is a surprisingly good read with radical roots. What I thought was going to be a murky, average young adult book- was a hidden...

The Bengal Beat Staff loves finding purpose in all good stories (Picture credits to Leah Johnson).

What Makes a Good Story?

Annaleisa Wile, Reporter February 3, 2021

A good story starts with three things from a writer: a process, a passion, and a perspective. Process gives a writer a way to portray his/her ideas in a formatted setting. Passion gives writers a drive...

Caption: All jewelry pieces are listed in order as they appear in the article.

Why are you wearing that?

Ana Sallurday, Reporter February 2, 2021

Christians have many different reasons why they wear the jewelry that they do. Some want to feel closer to God, others want to have a constant reminder of Him, some want others to know how important God...

In America, theres always an entanglement of religion with politics.

Faith-Based Politics

Alaina Haylock, Reporter February 1, 2021

While chaos runs rampant in America, a backing principle seems to fan the flames of division: religion. According to Pew Research Center, more than 70% of Americans practice Christianity. With such a prevailing...

CallMeCarson faces serious allegations after supposedly sharing explicit photos with a minor (Photo Courtesy of Enoch Orozco).


Enoch Orozco, Reporter January 29, 2021

As 2020 transitioned into 2021, many people looked forward with optimism, with most people saying, “2021 can’t be worse than 2020!” In a thread on Twitter, content creator CallMeCarson made a sarcastic...

After the rumor of Kanye and Jeffree Star spread, many people on social media began making jokes about it (Photo courtesy of Sarah Neal).

Ay Good Morning Kanye

Sarah Neal, Reporter January 28, 2021

We wished for an uneventful year, but within the first week of 2021, a rumor was being spread around TikTok. Ava Louise, a TikTok influencer and musician, started a rumor that Kanye was cheating on Kim...

With the New Year, we can finally say goodbye to the horrible time that was 2020 and hello to the promises of 2021 (Photo credit to Beton Studio).

What to Look Forward to in 2021

Peyton Ludwig, Reporter January 27, 2021

2020 was, indeed, a terrible year. For our generation, it's possibly the worst year we’ve ever had to live through. However, it’s the dawn of a new day, and we’re all hoping for a universal reset....

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