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Xbox Series S/X and PS5: Specs and Features

Both Xbox and PlayStation have released their new next-gen consoles. (Photo courtesy, Alexander Gray)
December 3, 2020

With the releases of the new next-generation Xbox and PlayStation consoles, we can now inform you of the features and the performance of each console. This generation, we are starting with four consoles...

Justifying the Electoral College

Current projected electoral map as of the 19th of November, 2020. Results are essentially finalized but not guaranteed (Photo Courtesy of Enoch Orozco).
November 26, 2020

Every four years we hear the same sort of thing from people upset about US presidential election results: The Electoral College is stupid! or Why do we use the Electoral College anyway? While this discourse...

A Catholic visits Grace Church

Grace Church on Harrison Bridge Road.
November 20, 2020

I was born and raised Catholic and had never visited a Non-Denominational church. I have always had an interest in other religions, so I decided to visit a church that many Brashier students attend, a...

Busy Busy Busy

All the paperwork shown only comes from two out of the five classes I’m in, and it is a lot (Photo Courtesy of Enoch Orozco)
November 19, 2020

Disclaimer: I know that many teachers are struggling with how to teach just as much if not more than the students are struggling with how to go about learning. This article is not meant to discredit any...

The Four Cardinal Heroes

The four Cardinal Weapons wielded by the four Cardinal Heros: the sword, spear, bow, and shield (Photo courtesy, Alexander Gray).
November 4, 2020

The Isekai genre of anime (Japanese cartoons) boils down every series to a simple plot. The protagonist is transported to or reborn into another world with, most commonly, an RPG (role-playing game) fantasy...

The Therapy Stigma: Is Getting Help a Bad Thing?

Many therapists meet with clients over video-chat instead of in person. There are many different websites where people can sign up and have the opportunity to meet with a professional without going to an office.
October 21, 2020

What do you do when you find yourself in the middle of a crisis? During a difficult time, some people find themselves leaning on their peers while others rely on their mental strength to carry the burden....

Clash of the Canvases

The conflict between digital artists and traditional artists has been a long and complicated one (Photo courtesy of Peyton Ludwig).
June 5, 2020

When we think of art, what most often comes to mind are the classic paintings of the Renaissance or the traditional pencil and paper sketchbooks. However, with digital art on a rapid rise in popularity,...

Drive-in Dinner

In times we are living in now, eating out usually still means isolation, but what if you could enjoy eating out safely? (Photo courtesy of Annaleisa Wile)
June 4, 2020

In a spread-out city like Greenville, the competition for dine-in food restaurants is high. Places are constantly opening, closing, and renovating. Myles Pizza Pub on Pleasantburg Drive was only opened...

The Silent Life

Photo of the two main characters Shoya Ishida and Shoko Nishimiya (Photo courtesy of Alexander Gray).
June 3, 2020

When it comes to anime on Netflix in the US, it’s lacking a lot of great series and movies. Even their own Netflix Original anime is average at best. However, Netflix has found one movie in the anime...

The Four Elements… of a Good Show

Avatar the Last Airbender has three seasons; Water, Earth, and Fire. Each season is named after the element Aang masters in those episodes (Photo courtesy of Sarah Neal).
June 2, 2020

Water, Earth, Fire, Air. Long ago, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko created an amazing show on Nickelodeon. The show they created, Avatar the Last Airbender,  is a show about a 12-year...

Returning Home

Returning to the faith can certainly help your mood, and bring you more hope during this challenging and uncertain time (Photo courtesy of Allie Weber).
June 1, 2020

As I’m sure all of you have already recognized, COVID-19 has evoked some restrictions on our lives, making it difficult to do just about anything. The only things we can do are talk with other people...

Going Halfsies

Zoom, Google Classroom, and Flipgrid are a handful of applications schools and businesses are using to stay involved while staying at home (Photo courtesy of Enoch Orozco).
May 27, 2020

I want to preface this article by saying this is strictly an opinion piece. I don’t consider myself to have enough real-world experience to know the correct decisions to make when it comes to the COVID-19...

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