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Dedicating to Devotionals

Devotionals help to emphasize God’s Word and to express your creativity as well (Photo courtesy of Savannah Garrison).

Savannah Garrison, Reporter

April 16, 2020

Even though COVID-19 has put a pause on many people’s lives, it hasn’t on mine. I have taken this time to reconnect with the Lord and to better myself and learn from Him. Additionally, I have been able to talk to some people about devotionals and learn what they mean to them and how we can grow fro...

The Island Life in New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons launched on the Nintendo Switch on March 20th, 2020. (Photo courtesy of Alexander Gray).

Alexander Gray, Reporter

April 15, 2020

The long-awaited Animal Crossing: New Horizons has finally arrived at Nintendo Switch. This is my first Animal Crossing game, and I’m having a blast with it so far. But, what can you expect from the game? The game is heavily based on time and location. This means the area will change depending on the season...

Another Day Another Musical

Les Misérables visited Greenville’s own Peace Center to perform one of the most unique, tragic, and beautiful musicals on Broadway (Photo courtesy of Grace Daniel).

Grace Daniel, Editor

April 14, 2020

Downtown Greenville has quickly become a hub for cultural experiences. Home to multiple professional theatre companies, Greenville provides countless theatrical opportunities for its residents to enjoy. Les Misérables, the world-famous novel-turned-musical, hit the Peace Center stage and filled the building with...

The Reality of Giving It Up

By deleting social media, high schoolers are able to grow in ways that will better themselves, and won’t cause them to put up a facade (Photo courtesy of Allie Weber).

Allie Weber, Reporter

April 13, 2020

Social media: the thing that seems to determine how we act, what we think, and how we live our lives. It’s something that envelopes society and it would be hard to imagine what it would be like without it.  I know we’ve all heard the lecture of “get off your phone!”, and “it’s turning ...

Video Game Violence and Toxicity Among Children

I’ve heard my times that video games cause violence. However, I believe people often confuse video game violence and video game toxicity (Photo Courtesy Alexander Gray).

Alexander Gray, Reporter

April 6, 2020

If you’ve ever played video games or ever watched the news, chances are you’ve stumbled across the old saying that video games cause violence. This saying is false, and I believe it is actually a confusion between video game violence and video game toxicity. Video game violence often refers to the usag...

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...

Is Remote Play Actually Good?

A picture based on the Steam Remote Play Together feature. (Photo courtesy of Alexander Gray).

Alexander Gray, Reporter

March 12, 2020

As we move through the years, more companies like Google, Nvidia, and Microsoft are starting to go digital and streaming services for games. Now out of the water, Valve has announced their newest addition to Steam which allows users to stream their games to other devices and users. Steam Remote Play...

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! – Review

Beetlejuice, housed at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway, has amassed a huge fanbase following its release (Photo courtesy of Grace Daniel).

Peyton Ludwig, Reporter

February 12, 2020

You’d have to live under a rock to not know the acclaimed 1988 Beetlejuice movie, a classic story combining humor with creeps. However, this new Beetlejuice is not only just as popular, but in a new form — on Broadway. The musical adaptation of this film hit Broadway on October 14, 2018, and in a little over a year it’s al...

A “Stolen” Emotion: Love or Stockholm?

Artwork by Brashier student Brendon Maness depicting the metaphorical similarity between Gemma and the camel in “Stolen” (Photo courtesy of Madison Crumpton).

Madison Crumpton, Reporter

January 31, 2020

Stolen was published by the author Lucy Christopher in 2009. It is a realistic-fiction book written in the form of letters from a hostage to her captor. One of the main reasons this book is so delightful and hard to stop reading is because the letters never really stop. There are no chapters or de...

First Amendment, Who? We don’t know her.

Despite the whole veteran ordeal, I think one of the main takeaways from this event is the fact that the First Amendment is dead (Photo Credits to Allie Weber).

Allie Weber, Reporter

December 18, 2019

Don Cherry, a Canadian hockey coach, commentator, and icon, was recently fired from his position on Hockey Night in Canada, after almost 40 years of working in the industry. Because of a “racist” comment, the beloved figure is disappearing from our TV screens, due to the fact that the modern worl...

Unexpected Expectations

We often expect much more from ourselves than is healthy. But why? (Photo Courtesy of Enoch Orozco).

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

Photo of protagonists from the Modern Warfare campaign with the background being from the mission “Highway of Death.” (Photo courtesy of Alexander Gray).

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....

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