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The Conversation of Morality

Many people wonder how religion plays a role in morality (Photo courtesy of Mallory Smith).

Alaina Haylock, Reporter

April 1, 2020

According to data from Pew Research Center, the number of self-identifying Christians in the United States have decreased by 12 percent. However, the number of people who identify as religiously unaffiliated rose from 17% to 26%. These statistics are interesting, but the data begs the question: why is re...

Not-So-Green Greenville

Greenville is a quickly growing city, and neighborhoods, factories, and other developments are popping up daily. Although growing a city is good, it comes at a cost. Unfortunately, these developments mean habitat loss for Greenville’s wildlife (Photo courtesy of Amy McConnell).

Mattie McConnell, Reporter

March 31, 2020

Group Chat to Success

This is what the Facebook group chat looks like. As you can see, on the bottom of the site is my post which shows some of the information that most students provide (Photo courtesy of Matson Montilla).

Matson Montilla, Reporter

March 30, 2020

With college on the horizon, many high school seniors have decided on where they want to attend college. Although they have made their decision, there are still many things they need to consider such as housing, supplies they need, and other things to maximize their success. On top of that, they also need ...

Happy Little Places :)

Cambridge Dictionary defines a happy place as “a memory, situation, or activity that makes you feel happy.” Someone’s happy place doesn’t have to be a physical place. It can be a person or a memory where, for a moment, the only emotion felt is pure bliss (Photo courtesy of Sarah Neal).

Sarah Neal, Reporter

March 27, 2020

The Golden Child

It’s easy for siblings to compare themselves to one another, but once they realize they have their own strengths, it becomes easier to be less competitive (Photo courtesy of Julia Goulet).

Allie Weber, Reporter

March 25, 2020

Have you ever felt like no matter how much you excel in your life, it will never be good enough in the eyes of your parents, simply because your siblings have accomplished bigger and better things?  “My sister and I are super close, so the pressure that others put on us never affected us. ...

Prince or Princess?

Children grow up to believe that Disney is a happy and fair place, but is it really fair? (Photo courtesy of Annaleisa Wile)

Annaleisa Wile, Reporter

March 24, 2020

In the world of Disney Animations, many people associate Disney with princesses. But, do we really have many Disney movies that are women-empowering or woman-centered? Other than a small percentage, most princess movies have a higher amount of male characters.  “I feel like the percentage of female char...

Unspoken Genocide: The West Papuan Holocaust

As the Indonesian government attempts to ban network and journalism in West Papua, hundreds of students fight for not only the self determination of the province, but the justice and freedom of democracy (Photo Courtesy of Instagram, Photo credit to Muhsin Ali).

Alia Abbas, Reporter

March 23, 2020

There is a new war at the heart of Southeast Asia. Last fall, protests lit the bonfire of nearly half a century of racism, torture, and discrimination against the people of West Papua. Today the once silent crisis rages louder. West Papua is the western half of the island of New Guinea. It borders the ...

‘Some Boys’ but not all

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Madison Crumpton, Reporter

March 20, 2020

This article is an interview with the wonderful author, Mrs. Patty Blount. To recap, I did a review of her book Some Boys in October of 2019. Since then she has read the review and agreed to do a follow-up. Before reading the interview, you might want to make sure that you have read the review. W...

ABBA – Here We Go Again!

ABBA’s music is still enjoyed through all types of music platforms. From Spotify to vinyls, the memories stay the same (Photo courtesy of Savannah Garrison).

Savannah Garrison, Reporter

March 18, 2020

As one of ABBA’s songs, Dancing Queen, goes, “With a bit of rock music everything is fine”.  ABBA’s style of music portrayed feelings of peace and togetherness until their breakup in 1982. After 38 years, the Swedish group has surprisingly announced that they are getting back together to produc...

Impractical Jokers: The Movie Review

After having a successful TV show, the Impractical Jokers decided to try it on the big screen with their new movie (Photo courtesy of Tyler Davidson).

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

March 17, 2020

This review has two parts. The first part contains no spoilers and the second part will briefly touch on some spoilers. There will be a warning before I cross into spoilers, so don’t say I didn’t warn you.   Impractical Jokers is a TV show where the four friends from high school compete to emba...

The Very Best Vacation Destinations

Murrells Inlet is a beautiful are and historic fishing village. (Photo courtesy of Austin Bond, photo credits to Austin Bond

Mattie McConnell, Reporter

March 16, 2020

Spring break will be here before you know it, and there are many great places worth visiting! Whether you’re looking for a daytrip, a weekend, or a weeklong getaway, these destinations are sure to impress. If an adventurous getaway is the way you are leaning, then Charlotte’s U.S. National Whitewater C...

Picture Perfect?

A crafty window with pictures of a family’s weddings over time, keeping the memories alive and well (Photo courtesy of Savannah Garrison).

Savannah Garrison, Reporter

March 13, 2020

You know when you are traveling to somewhere you have never been before, the sun is setting over the horizon, it’s peaceful, and you think to yourself Oh, I just have to take a picture! When you stop to take a picture of something you get excited to see, it can ruin the moment. You’re not really get...

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