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Unexpected Expectations

Unexpected Expectations

Enoch Orozco, Reporter

December 4, 2019

Expectations: a belief that someone will or should achieve something. These beliefs, reasonable or unreasonable, cause stress. No matter how healthy one is, or how old, expectations will cause stress. Normally, people say their stress comes from parents, or bosses, or even their peers. However, an u...

Bravo Six, Going Dark

Bravo Six, Going Dark

Alexander Gray, Reporter

November 21, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is exactly what this franchise needed to redirect the series back into the spotlight of greatness. Despite the flaws and bugs this game has launched with, it is currently my favorite Call of Duty because of the direction of gameplay, story, and that sweet new game engine....

Who Should Read This Book? Some Boys Should.

Who Should Read This Book? Some Boys Should.

Madison Crumpton, Reporter

October 25, 2019

I was desperate. I needed a book to read for my English class. I was pillaging through the sad three bookcases of Brashier, when I found the book. THE BOOK. I had no idea at the time it would be that good; I simply read the back cover and said “good enough.” Let me just say that I finished the bo...

Catholicism: the OG Christianity

Catholicism: the OG Christianity

Allie Weber, Reporter

October 23, 2019

Catholicism, known as the universal religion, is practiced by over 1.2 billion people worldwide. With its capital in one of the largest cities in the world and its leader, Pope Francis, being a Twitter icon, I find it difficult to believe that so little is known or understood about Catholicism by those of o...

NBA 2K20, The Basket of Gambling

NBA 2K20, The Basket of Gambling

Alexander Gray, Reporter

October 15, 2019

When you think of 2K Games as a company, you probably think of them as the publishers of the Borderlands franchise and the makers of the NBA 2K franchise. In my opinion, however, they are actually one of the greediest companies in the gaming industry right next to Electronic Arts and Activision Blizzard. N...

Ran Out of Luck

Ran Out of Luck

Matson Montilla, Reporter

September 24, 2019

On August 24, 2019, many people thought it was just an ordinary day across the sports world. The third week of the National Football League’s (NFL) preseason was wrapping up when the jaw-dropping tweet vibrated on everyone’s phones. It was from Adam Schefter who is an American sportswriter and te...

9-1-1, What’s Your Emergency?

9-1-1, What’s Your Emergency?

Emily Fleming, Reporter

March 12, 2019

Nothing makes acts of police brutality okay but not enough attention to the good things police do daily for their communities is not okay either. The bad aspects of a cops job are constantly pushed into the media to spread throughout the public. This can give a terrible image of cops in general, causi...

Too Close For Comfort

Too Close For Comfort

Allie Weber, Reporter

March 4, 2019

On January 22nd, New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo signed and passed the Reproductive Health Act, which allows abortions of unborn children during the mother’s third trimester, up until her due date. I, myself am against abortion all together, so as one might imagine, the thought of this being legal in the United States, irks me to my core. Typically, abortions occur between eight to twelve weeks of pregnancy, b...

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Movie Review

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Movie Review

Alaina Haylock, Reporter

February 11, 2019

Spoilers Ahead!! After the reboot of the Spider-Man franchise, Marvel released the family-friendly, animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse. The movie centers on Miles Morales, a Brooklyn teen bitten by a radioactive spider, who is faced with a challenge to save the world. He has to balance adjust...

Mascot Mania

Mascot Mania

Tyler Davidson, Reporter

February 4, 2019

As Spirit Week at Brashier draws to a close, one glowing piece is missing. One piece that could unite Brashier and bring school spirit to an all time high. This missing piece would be a school mascot. Mascots can be integral to a school’s identity and the student body as a whole. They can rally scho...

Shady Friends Be Like…

Shady Friends Be Like…

Kamryn Mattison, Reporter

November 7, 2018

Fake friends are like snake venom...toxic. “What is a fake friend?” you may ask; a “friend” who is only interested in his/her own needs, does not actually care for anyone else’s feelings, and takes every single action to please himself/herself without worrying about the effects it has on others is class...

Why Vote?

Why Vote?

Ethan Lamont, Design Editor

November 6, 2018

Why vote? It doesn’t matter. As Millennials and members of Generation Z grow older, we are constantly told that it is our civic duty to vote, but if voter participation is as bad as it seems, how come the U.S. is growing? Sure, data shows that in the 2016 election, only about 58.1% of voting aged citizens did vote. In South Carolina, of the 3,153,521 citizens...

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