The Bengal Beat

Cirque Du Soleil Alegria

Rankin Dam, Rankin Dam, and Rankin Dam

November 24, 2009

Upon entering the stage area of the Bi-Lo Center, my first thought was one of perplexity. I had seen Cirque Du Soleil once before, and the stage before me couldn’t possibly be large enough to sustain all of the high flying acrobatics that I had seen in the previous performance. The stage itself l...

Our School

Kaitlin Holtzclaw

November 17, 2009

Everyday students walk into the school building, go to the common’s area, go to their lockers, and then to class. This has become such a routine that it seems that most students forget where this school was last year and the year before that. So this is just a little reminder to appreciate how far...

Guns, Mutation, and Nukes! OH MY!

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

November 13, 2009

An internet pixie from, a little birdie working at GameStop, and a pest known as my brother, all told me that the new game known as Borderlands would be just like Fallout 3, but with vehicles. That pixie needs to be banned from IGN, the bird should be fired, and my brother should have his allowance...

Please be courteous to others and silence your mouths…

Lelia Rill

October 28, 2009

Students who were here Thursday and were respectful and quiet during the assembly with guest speaker Susie Vanderlip, thank you. Those of you who were outright rude and were not quiet, I am very disappointed. We have been going to assemblies since elementary school,  and back then you were taugh...

Judgment House

Michael Anderson

October 26, 2009

For more than twenty years, churches everywhere have participated in an interactive drama about death and judgment, known as Judgment House. The Ladies and Gents at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church worked hard for about a month straight, preparing sets and learning lines, and received a great audience this...

Super Mario Bros Z

Rankin Dam

October 26, 2009

This next review has me going out on a limb. A shaky limb on a half dead tree above a rather large drop, to be more precise. This is because I decided to turn my penmanship toward an area that doesn’t have much ground for critics. That area is online flash animation. I will be critiquing an exceptionally...

Tell Me, What is “Ideally Beautiful?”

Tatiana Cerreta

October 21, 2009

While glancing through my new fashion magazine, “Glamour,” an interesting article came up that I just could not ignore.  The title was “Oh. Wow. These Bodies are Beautiful,” and it goes on to say that all, not just skinny women, are beautiful. I stood there jaw wide open as I looked at the i...

Today’s Sports Medicine

Michael Anderson

October 20, 2009

Every athlete has their own advice to give with regard to nutrition before and after a sporting event, whether it be eating a banana, carb loading, or drinking massive amounts of water. This is especially evident for Brashier, where almost every student gives a different piece of advice. Relina Byrd,...

ODST: Prepare to Drop

Rankin Dam

October 13, 2009

The gaming community can finally sink its teeth into the long-promised dessert that is Halo 3: ODST. But it seems that Bungie, the makers of Halo, have forgotten what dessert is all about. Dessert is supposed to be a sweet dish that comes at the end of a good, three-course meal. In this case, the main...

ACORN Possibly Lose Funding for Foul Play An Opinion Article

Tatiana Cerreta

October 7, 2009

Recently, shocking videos show corruption in the non profit organization ACORN ( a tax exempt supposedly non profit organization), by two everyday citizens who sensed foul play from within the group. Two people I consider true heroes, and risk takers, conservative activist James O'Keefe, 25, and partner...

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Rankin Dam

September 25, 2009

A note before reading this review. There are quite a few differences between movie and video game reviews. Film critics focus on plot, drama, acting, and originality. Game critics focus on different things with each gaming genre (action, platforming, puzzlers, etc.). For instance, a fighting game like...

Do New Lunch Tickets Live Up To “Going Green” Expectations?

Original Story by: Tekeisha Adams Written by: Tatiana Cerreta

September 15, 2009

*Disclaimer- New Lunch Tickets are being donated and are not costing the school any money.   As Brashier starts out the new school year in its new building, there have been many new changes to go along with it; for example a new set of lunch tickets. But, many students are worried that the new ticket...

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