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Grille 33 @ the Channel

Jordan Hahn, Reporter

December 14, 2011

This week I went to Grille 33 @ The Channel, a burger joint located on North Main Street in Downtown Greenville. This restaurant is home to some of the most creative burgers that I have ever seen. Some of the burger creations that were on the menu had ingredients like pimento cheese, onion rings, BBQ...

The Wild Side of Holiday lights, One Student’s Opinion

The Wild Side of Holiday lights, One Student's Opinion

Holly Moehlman, Writer

December 13, 2011

Recently, I piled up a few friends into the back of my van and we drove out to Hollywild in Welford, SC. The closer we got, the more lights we saw. We were singing all sorts of songs—from Taio Cruz to Lady Gaga to Daft Punk to Selena Gomez—at the top of our lungs, and ogling the lights as we went...

Final “Inheritance” book comes out

The final book came out on November 8th

Jordan Hahn, Reporter

December 12, 2011

And finally, the series has come to a close. According to, On November 8th, 2011 the series that started in 2003 and has made millions of dollars over 8 years, 4 books, and a movie released the last book of the series, Inheritance that will finally answer all the questions that every fan ...

Evanescence Evermore

Evanescence Evermore

Holly Moehlman, Writer

November 22, 2011

I first heard the song “What You Want” when a friend told me about the new single. And YouTube had the drop on us both when we found out that the band had finally released the long-awaited album. “What You Want” was so different from any of the songs Evanescence had previously done, that I was...

Wolf Gang’s Suego Faults Has Little Faults

Wolf Gang’s Suego Faults Has Little Faults

Thomas Calamia, Journalist

November 16, 2011

The Independent (Indie) and Alternative Rock (Alt. Rock) genre have been safe umbrella terms for many great artists over the past decade. Such bands that are Indie or Alt. rock include amazing bands like Foster The People, Metric, Vampire Weekend or Mumford and Son. However, a new British Indie band...

Crazy for Mother Monster (i.e. Lady Gaga)

Nichole Whitmire

May 20, 2011

  Lady Gaga in her music video for "Paparazzi", picture from When we look back to that first day we all heard Lady Gaga’s techno-beat voice blaring through our speakers… what did we feel? As a pop music celebrity she has people talking all the time about her outspoken op...


Mitch Postich

April 28, 2011

As pop music has shown time and again, the public is willing to forgive artists for being jerks as long as they continue to make good music—look at Kanye West! I wouldn’t go so far as to say that Chris Brown’s new album F.A.M.E. is good, but it’s sold a lot, went to #1 on the charts and has had...

Bryson Bear Fair

April 25, 2011

The Bryson Bear Fair, which took place on April 8, 2010 is an annual fair that Bryson Elementary holds to raise money for their school. PTA co-president Kristie Torres Thome said, “I really enjoyed watching all the students have a good time and enjoy the fair. A lot of work went into preparing i...

iPad 2 turns Apple into the Big Apple

Jon Schmitz

April 21, 2011

Apple is one of the world’s largest sources for technology, bringing in new products every year. The recently released iPad 2 has made many people saying, “They’ve done it again.” The iPad 2 was released early in March this year and has many Apple customers wondering, “what’s better about ...

Abusive Sushi

Michael Anderson and Thomas Calamia

April 19, 2011

MICHAEL: WE DROVE FOR WHAT SEEMED LIKE HOURS but was probably only about five minutes. When we walked into the restaurant, Kyoto Express, I didn’t notice any strong smells (which is strange, given that oriental cuisine usually has a very stong, distinctive smell). What I did notice, howev...

Foo Fighters’ New Album Wasting Time

Mitch Postich

April 15, 2011

Before we talk about the new Foo Fighters album Wasting Light, let’s have a history lesson. For a while, it seemed that the Foos were turning into a country/folk-rock band. Their 2005 double album In Your Honor was unique in that it had two discs: the first one had ten hard rock songs in the style that...

Why Won’t You Work?

Michael Anderson

March 17, 2011

    This is the question that many Verizon customers were asking on March 3rd, when the phone company went black. For quite some time (nearly an hour and a half, in my case), cellular service was lost and data plans (in some cases, phone service entirely) did not work. This is not the first time these mass blackouts of cell phone service have happened. Verizon has ...

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