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Wakanda Forever!

Wakanda Forever!

Kamryn Mattison, Reporter

March 29, 2018

The recent movie buzz has been centered around Marvel's “Black Panther,” which came out on February 16. The movie features a mainly African-American cast led by Chadwick Boseman, who plays T’Challa, the king of Wakanda and the Black Panther; he is also from Anderson, South Carolina, not far f...

God’s Plan for Drake in Philanthropy

God’s Plan for Drake in Philanthropy

Valentina Idarraga, Reporter

March 28, 2018

Recently, Drake, the well-known Toronto rapper, has stolen the stage with his number one song on the Billboard Top 100, “God’s Plan.” The music video exhibits the good deeds the rapper committed in the city of Miami. Drake made it clear at the beginning of the video that the budget for the production was $996,631.90 a...

Student-Led Conferences

Student-Led Conferences

Grace Daniel, Reporter

March 27, 2018

Student-led conferences (SLC) are a way for students to reflect on their quarter, personally and academically. It allows the student to think back to what worked, what did not work, and how they can improve their academic success based on their experiences so far. The conferences took place March 15th a...

Kindness Counts

Kindness Counts

Ethan Lamont, Reporter

March 23, 2018

Schools are constantly fighting a recurring issue: bullying. Whether it manifests itself as physical harm, which has become less common, or as cyberbullying, it is becoming a larger issue. Many schools choose to hold anti-bullying campaigns in order to combat this; Brashier, however, is choosing to do...

The Influenza Virus Attacks the Nation

The Influenza Virus Attacks the Nation

Kamryn Mattison, Reporter

March 6, 2018

The influenza virus, simply known as the flu, has been unquestionably intense this year. There have been many deaths caused by the virus and the flu is still spreading. It spreads extremely easily and can last from a couple days to a couple weeks. The deadly virus attacks the throat, nose, and lungs...

Cape Town: Running Out of Time and Water

Cape Town: Running Out of Time and Water

Valentina Idarraga, Reporter

March 5, 2018

Little did the public expect to see in the latest headlines that the major city of Cape Town in South Africa will eminently be without water. The announced day for which water will run out was originally mid-April, but it has now been moved to the end of May and the beginning of June. The scarcity of water ...

Quinn Divers: Brashier’s First National Merit Scholar Finalist

Quinn Divers: Brashier’s First National Merit Scholar Finalist

Chelsea Evangelista, Reporter

March 2, 2018

Each year, sophomores are given the chance to take the PSAT, a preliminary test for the SAT, which they will have to take during their junior year. In this context, choosing to take the PSAT may not be significant, but in the following year, it could lead to a golden opportunity-- qualifying for the National Mer...

Love of the Game, Lack of a Field

Love of the Game, Lack of a Field

Mary Grace Sanders, Reporter

March 1, 2018

As we are a small school, Brashier doesn’t have as many sports to offer in comparison to the typical public high school. Most schools have football, cheerleading, tennis, wrestling, lacrosse, and track, while we do not. Not having as many opportunities as most do for sports has led to controversial...

The Importance of Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy Performance

The Importance of Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy Performance

Kamryn Mattison, Reporter

February 15, 2018

The 2018 Grammy Awards were held on Sunday, January 28, with an opening performance from Kendrick Lamar. Lamar’s stunning performance enthralled everyone watching both live and at home. Kendrick rapped four different songs and had an unexpected transition for all of them, beginning with “XXX” in front...

Unboxing Valentine’s Day

Unboxing Valentine’s Day

Grace Daniel, Reporter

February 14, 2018

February 14th is a unique holiday celebrated by thousands around the world each year. A day for expressing affection, romance, and love, Valentine’s Day has a different significance for each person. The holiday’s actual origin is unknown, even though there are quite a lot of theories. However, the...

Happiness vs. Success

Happiness vs. Success

Lauren Ervin, Reporter

February 7, 2018

Looking for and pursuing a career can be a daunting task. Some people look for success and money when choosing a career, but others focus more on finding happiness and fulfillment. Almost everyone has a different opinion on what is truly more important in life. “People need to think about money becaus...

Spirit Week Backstage

Spirit Week Backstage

Grace Daniel, Reporter

February 2, 2018

Spirit Week is one of the highlights of the year for many high school students. The fun, the experiences, and the memories are something that many Brashier students look forward to and cherish each year. However, many people don’t know how much work goes into Spirit Week beforehand. “Because the...

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