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Heartbreaks at Brashier

Miranda Vaughan

May 11, 2010

“Now listen to me baby. Before I love and leave you. They call me heartbreaker. I don’t wanna deceive you. I’m only gonna break your heart.” Many Brashier students have felt the pain of these lyrics from the song Break Your Heart by Tiao Cruz ft. Ludacris. Heartbreaks happen every day. People...

Is It Smart to Wait Until the Last Second

Sydney Logan

May 11, 2010

 It can take control of your life and can change your grades drastically. But students seem to embrace procrastination anyway. "Procrastination is not as bad as some people put it out to be. I work my best under pressure," said Sophomore Austin Maxwell. The truth is that procrastination is really danger...

Alice is Back in Tim Burton’s Latest Hit

Sydney Logan

March 24, 2010

                                     Don't read this if you don't want to know what happens in the story.              Usually, I normally love Tim Burton's movies, and his latest Alice in Wonderland, lived up to my expectations. The acting was goo...

Valentines Day Flop

Megan Wolfe

March 11, 2010

I went to see Valentine’s Day movie, and I was completely underwhelmed by it. I felt like the movie had every person who played in a romantic comedy or “chick flick” in the past 5 years. It was done in the same style as He’s Just Not That into You, but this time everybody understood the relationship connect...


Corrie Vandyke

February 17, 2010

Mrs. Yon asked us to write a story about our personal hero. Who were they? What did they overcome? When did they live? Where did they grow up? Why did we choose them? How did they INSPIRE us? I thought of an American teenager who is in high school, just like I am:   A group of teens at Francis Howell No...

The Lovely Bones

Lauren Kreutziger

February 12, 2010

The book and movie, The Lovely Bones is about a 14 year old girl named Susie who gets brutally murdered. After Susie gets brutally murdered she goes to a world before heaven to watch and guide her family to find the killer. The book has very graphic scenes describing how she was murdered.  The book, The Lovely Bones, d...

Avatar: Ten Stars

Rankin Dam, Rankin Dam, Rankin Dam, Rankin Dam, and Rankin Dam

February 9, 2010

Perfect! Exhilarating! Awe-inspiring! No matter which words critics use to praise James Cameron’s Avatar, the message is always the same. This movie is incredible! In fact, the movie is so spectacular, that the words of praise do it no justice. Avatar’s story is, essentially, a scientific remake ...

Pep Rally #2 – Improvement?

Corrie Vandyke

December 16, 2009

The crowd cheers wildly as Junior Jordan Greskamp runs down the court, making his game face, jumps up, then SLAM!, makes the basketball go through the hoop and smack the court. He is the winner of the first slam dunk contest in the '09-'10 schoolyear. This was only part of the 2nd pep rally this year,...

Girls, Be Strong

Corrie Vandyke

December 16, 2009

It's hard to imagine someone you love breaking your heart in one of the cruelest ways - cheating. Unfortunately, according to a recent poll shows that 60-70 percent of American relationships have faced the reality of a cheating partner. If those statistics are right, you will likel...

When the Buzzer Sounds

Tatiana Cerreta

December 16, 2009

The crowded gymnasium begins to get louder and louder as the entrance song begins to play, The coach, already on the floor, waiting for his team to enter, has left the players  alone with each other just a few moments before they must run out and face their competition head on. The teammates, some sm...

I’m An Assassin (Shhhhhhhh)

Rankin Dam

December 7, 2009

  To all the people who are growing tired of Modern Warfare 2 (of which there are very few), I send the suggestion to buy Assassin’s Creed II. This monumental title was released exactly one week after Modern Warfare 2 and was one of the most anticipated sequels in the past year. Unfortunately, th...

Pardon my spelling

Kaitlin Holtzclaw

December 3, 2009

“You don’t need to worry about spelling, there’s always spell check.” There are just a few problems with that statement. For spell check to work, people need to be able to get close to the right spelling of the word. They also need to be able to recognize the word when they see it. But what...

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