The Bengal Beat

Can I Have Your Affection Please?

A parent of the child victim was the most common abuser in 78.1% of child maltreatment cases. (Courtesy of Unsplash)

Valentina Idarraga, Reporter

January 12, 2018

Lately, topics like neglecting children are brought up daily in the news. There is an abundance of cases involving physical, emotional, and mental neglect occurring in the world. This is especially true in the United States. “I think neglect is making someone feel less or treating someone in an ab...

Brief History of Fruitcake and Eggnog

Whether it’s loved or loathed, eggnog is a treasured yuletide beverage made of eggs. 
(Photo courtesy of Pixabay)

Ethan Lamont, Reporter

December 20, 2017

Christmas: the most wonderful time of the year. It is a time of family, friends, giving gifts, and tradition. Think of the joyous connections between traditional celebrations, decorations, and, most importantly, food. In America, some of the more common foods that are associated with the jolly seaso...

It’s Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Christmas

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. ~ Buddy, Elf (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)

Grace Daniel, Reporter

December 19, 2017

December 25th is approaching quickly, which means those beloved Christmas songs are already taking over radio stations everywhere. The Christmas spirit is beginning to resurface, as are the well-known carols from past Decembers. “I like Christmas music. I love how happy it is. There are a few songs th...

New Season, New Region

A representation of all the Brashier sports.
As you can see, the basketball and 
Volleyball have SCHSL on them, showing
we are part of the South Carolina High
School League. (photo by Mary Grace Sanders)

Mary Grace Sanders, Reporter

December 18, 2017

Classifications, regions? What’s the big deal? Does the region a school is in really affect its school sports? These two things, particularly regions, play a big role in how well teams perform and where they fall compared to other schools in the region. “The state is broken up into five classifi...

Arts Intercession No More?

Lindsey Morin at a glass mosaic class for Arts Intercession (Photo by Yearbook Staff).

Chelsea Evangelista, Reporter

December 7, 2017

After winter break, students often take time to adjust from the work-free and relaxed period that they’ve been used to. Getting back into the swing of academics, especially after the long duration of a break, can usually be straining, difficult, and discouraging. “[Arts Intercession] helps us...

Herff Jones and Expensive Stones

The cap, gown, and tassel supplied by Herff Jones are a necessity to walk and are expensive. (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)

Ethan Lamont, Editor

November 14, 2017

Each school year, a familiar announcement is heard by the students. “Brashier is being visited by a Herff Jones representative today.” Whether you’re a junior or senior, you know the Herff Jones Company as the provider of class rings and graduation supplies. While some value the memories ...

Evergreen Sales

A beautiful sample wreath hangs on display at Brashier Middle College. (Grace Daniel)

Grace Daniel, Reporter

November 2, 2017

It’s that time of the year again: time for the Brashier Evergreen Sale. This sale is an annual fundraiser that helps raise money for the school, while also getting the students and faculty into the Christmas spirit. Last year, the Evergreen Sale provided the money for Brashier to pave the lunch ar...

The Story of Cave Story Will Blow You Away

The Story of Cave Story Will Blow You Away

Thomas Calamia, Journalist

May 16, 2012

When I play a video game, the thing I look at first to decide whether or not I’m going to play a game is the story. The game needs to be able to give me a story that not only interests me, but also makes me want to keep on fighting. It needs to convey its story in a way where not only I like the characters...

Brashier Students Show off Talent

Sydney Croley, reporter

March 26, 2012

A single spotlight shines down on the stage where a lone individual stands. Hundreds of eyes are looking at him and only him, but this does not shake his nerves. Suddenly the music picks up, the lights turn brighter, and the individual puts on a performance that no one is soon to forget. The Brashier...

Their Night to Shine

Sydney Croley, reporter

March 5, 2012

It was a night of glamor and paparazzi. It was a night of finely pressed tuxedos and shimmering dresses with trains a mile long. It was a night of hysterical laughter and happy tears. It was the night of the 84th Academy Awards. The Oscars had never meant anything special to me. Every year it came...

For The Love of The Swirl

For The Love of The Swirl

Megan Wolfe, Editor

February 6, 2012

Heavenly cream drips around a spiral of frozen yogurt. Its a warm Saturday night in Downtown Greenville's west end. Families, children, couples and singles stand in a long line that overfills the Blueberry Frog entry. All are in need of a cool relief from the heat, but a shock comes over them as they...

The Black Keys’ El Camino Hits The Road

The Black Keys’ El Camino Hits The Road

Thomas Calamia, Journalist

January 25, 2012

Many greats in alternative rock have given us good music over the past year.  Bands that have given us great albums are bands like Foster the People, Florence + The Machine and Coldplay. However, one of these alternative giants has released a new album this past month. This band is none other than The...

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