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Who Should Read This Book? Some Boys Should.

Brashier’s copy of Some Boys by Patty Blount, the book that left me with an unsettling realization (Photo courtesy of Madison Crumpton, photo art courtesy of Alexander Gray).

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

Despite all the inaccurate assumptions, Catholics and Chritians aren’t all that different (Photo Courtesy of Allie Weber).

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

A person throwing ball of money to 2K Games implying throwing money away (Photo credits Alexander Gray).

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

Andrew Luck's emotional press conference after announcing retirement (Photo courtesy of Coltsmilitia)

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?

A police officer's job is to serve and protect, although this has often been forgotten (Photo courtesy of Pixabay, photo credits to Free-Photos).

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

Abortion can be avoided by adoption, abstinence, education, and the responsibility of a mother (Photo courtesy of http://prolifeintn.blogspot.com/ ).

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 is a coming-of-age superhero movie, centered around Miles Morales (Photo courtesy of Pixabay, photo credits to jaykingsta14).

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

Mascots bring a sense of community and spirit to a school (Photo courtesy of Pixabay, photo credits to KeithJJ).

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…

Hey look, it’s a picture of that fake friend that we don’t like! (Photo courtesy of Pixabay, picture credits to Kapa65)

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?

In a country where it really doesn’t matter, why should you vote? (Photo courtesy Pixabay, credits to mohamed_hassan)

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...

The Duplicitous Origins of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

The complexity of the human mind (Photo courtesy of Pixabay, photo credits to John Hain).

Teigue Winge, Guest Writer

October 29, 2018

Humans, as creatures of logic, are more comfortable with complex subjects when they are broken down into less complicated pieces. If one can understand the parts that make something up, then they are closer to deciphering the whole. One such complex topic is, ironically, the human psyche. Human are com...

Working Women

Women should be seen as capable of pursuing a career if they so choose (Photo Courtesy of Ashlyn Athey).

Ashlyn Athey, Reporter

September 27, 2018

Over the course of American history, women have had quite an interesting journey in gaining freedom and basic rights, such as suffrage. However, the question still remains: do women belong in the workforce? The simple answer is yes. For centuries, men have been the main source of income, and I am not ...

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