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Student-Led Conferences

Student-Led Conferences

Grace Daniel, Reporter

March 27, 2018


Filed under BMC Students, Events, Recent Stories, Reviews - Opinions

Student-led conferences (SLC) are a way for students to reflect on their quarter, personally and academically. It allows the student to think back to what worked, what did not work, and how they can improve their academic success based on their experiences so far. The conferences took place March 15th a...

The Realities of Social Media

The Realities of Social Media

Grace Daniel, Reporter

March 12, 2018


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Social media is growing more and more popular with each passing year. In fact, since March 2008, 64 percent more Americans have begun to use social media. With increasing popularity has come increasing conflict, especially around children with social media. The argument discussing the appropriateness of ...

What to Expect When You’re Expecting to Graduate

What to Expect When You’re Expecting to Graduate

Valentina Idarraga, Reporter

February 26, 2018


Filed under BMC Students, Reviews - Opinions

In the midst of college acceptance letter season, it comes into focus that rising seniors must prepare themselves for the senior “stress” that is inevitable while also working towards avoiding it. “I’d say over the summer you should really get your ACT and SAT scores under control, or, at le...

A Dis-ad-strous Trip

A Dis-ad-strous Trip

Ethan Lamont, Reporter

January 24, 2018


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Over the course of late December, a YouTube content creator, Logan Paul, posted a video where he entered Japan’s Aokigahara Forest at the base of Mount Fuji. The forest, infamous for hosting countless suicides, has been rumored to be haunted. This urban legend caught the attention of Paul and, on New Year...

Can I Have Your Affection Please?

Can I Have Your Affection Please?

Valentina Idarraga, Reporter

January 12, 2018


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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

Brief History of Fruitcake and Eggnog

Ethan Lamont, Reporter

December 20, 2017


Filed under BMC Students, Feature Page, Reviews - Opinions

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

It’s Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Christmas

Grace Daniel, Reporter

December 19, 2017


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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

New Season, New Region

Mary Grace Sanders, Reporter

December 18, 2017


Filed under Events, Reviews - Opinions, Sports

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?

Arts Intercession No More?

Chelsea Evangelista, Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under News, Recent Stories, Reviews - Opinions

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

Herff Jones and Expensive Stones

Ethan Lamont, Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under BMC Students, Reviews - Opinions, Top Stories

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

Evergreen Sales

Grace Daniel, Reporter

November 2, 2017


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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...

A Laughing Matter

A Laughing Matter

Graeme Hanson, Reporter

December 9, 2016


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Today, everyone seems to need to laugh more; it saves on medical expenses. But despite its jocular presentation, comedy is a cruelty the audience laughs at not to cry instead. When surrounded by such unfeeling cruelty daily, the whole world becomes a farce. “Comedy is anything funny, but when so many people are trying...

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