The Bengal Beat

Emily Fleming

Emily Fleming, Editor

Hi! My name is Emily Fleming and I'm a senior at Brashier Middle College. This year will be my third on the newspaper staff. The past two years, I have enjoyed writing articles as a reporter, but this year I'm an editor! Outside of the Bengal Beat, I enjoy hunting and anything to do with art. I've been working at Spike's After School with children for about two years now. I am very excited to grow even more as a writer and take on the new responsibility of helping other writers this year in newspaper, as well as get close to new members of the staff!

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November 17, 2020
Depersonalization is a very scary feeling that is actually very common (Photo courtesy of Instagram, photo credits to @tofu_vegan).

Is This Real Life?

April 2, 2020
Children have many different ideas of what they want to be when they grow up (Photo courtesy of Maureen Shuler).

When I Grow Up…

February 14, 2020
November 15, 2019 was Brashier’s first Sadie Hawkins dance, where girls asked boys to be their date instead of the traditional way with boys asking girls (Photo courtesy of Instagram, photo credits to @bmcbengals).

A Surprising Sadies

December 11, 2019
Patty Bladell is winning pageants after the first place winners are mysteriously murdered (Photo courtesy of Instagram, photo credits to @insatiableofthesweet).

Insatious for More

December 2, 2019
When you think of a small town, Fountain Inn is probably one that may come to mind. Between the close community and huge celebrations, it stands out from other small towns. “I’d say the small-town feel has a lot to do with why Fountain Inn is so special. Even though it is growing at a rapid rate, the small-town feel is still there,” said Fountain Inn firefighter Jody Garrett (Photo courtesy of Emily Fleming).

INNside Scoop

November 14, 2019
“Along Main Street on Friday and Saturday nights, everyone knows everyone and the people of Fountain Inn are more willing to support small-town businesses and everyone that they know,” said Garrett (Photo courtesy of Emily Fleming).


November 14, 2019
Even the small businesses in the city have a huge impact on the community, such as The Ice Cream Fountain. “My favorite place in Fountain Inn is The Ice Cream Fountain because you can just go get an ice cream and walk around the little town,” said junior Brandon Lovell (Photo courtesy of Emily Fleming).


November 14, 2019
Fountain Inn is currently in the process of building a high school that will provide residents living near it with an even closer small-town feeling. Formerly, the original high school was located in the Younts Center. Now, the new school will help with the overcrowding that is taking place in Mauldin High School and Hillcrest High School. “I’m very excited about [the new high school], I was involved in the initial planning of it when I was the principal  of Fountain Inn Elementary. I really think it’s a great opportunity for the town for expanding while keeping the hometown feel for the kids who get to attend,” said Brashier Guidance Counselor Glenn Wile (Photo courtesy of Emily Fleming).


November 14, 2019
“What makes Fountain Inn special are the people of Fountain Inn. The history behind such a little town has had a big impact on people. It has become one of the fastest-growing towns in the country while maintaining the small-town feel,” added Chupp (Photo courtesy of Emily Fleming).


November 14, 2019
and firemen who keep the community safe and work every day to protect the residents of Fountain Inn from whatever may be occurring at any given point of the day. In addition, they create a strong community by connecting with the people of the town “The police department has many programs that help [enhance] the town, such as National Night Out, Senior Watch Program, Kids Camp, and Christmas programs. Besides all the programs the police department offers, just having officers riding around can reduce crime rates, traffic offenses, and it can deter future crimes. The police department works hard to build a positive relationship with the community in hopes to build an even better, stronger, and more vibrant town than we have now,” said Fountain Inn Police Officer Jake Chupp (Photo courtesy of Jody Garrett).


November 14, 2019
For almost every holiday, Fountain Inn has an event. Whether it’s a festival or a parade, they are willing to go all out and enjoy the events. “I think all the events that Fountain Inn does around the holidays really make the town stand out because so many great people, from a great place, [are able] to get together and enjoy family time,” added Wile (Photo courtesy of Emily Fleming).


November 14, 2019
An election is coming up for a new mayor, city council members, etc. bringing new faces and ideas to the city (Photo courtesy of Emily Fleming).


November 14, 2019
One of the most important parts of the community is the first responders including cops... (Photo courtesy of Emily Fleming).


November 14, 2019
Almost anyone is able to come to city hall for meetings on big issues and events occurring in the city, to make the city a better place (Photo Courtesy of Emily Fleming).


November 14, 2019
Experiencing a wreck can be both physically and emotionally damaging (Photo courtesy of Emily Fleming).

Today is What I Have

October 18, 2019
Summertime: a time to tan and forget about all the stresses of school (Photo courtesy of Emily Fleming).

Every Summer has a Story

September 25, 2019
Who’s there? (Photo courtesy of Pixabay, photo credits to Jade87)

No Thanks Netflix

May 27, 2019
Spring break was a huge success as a hiatus from school for most students. Mental and  physical rest after the last three stressful quarters was much needed. Many people took this time to go on vacation, stay home, hang out with friends, and most of all, relax (Photo courtesy of Katy Patrick).

Spring Breakers

April 19, 2019
Many people are partaking in the Birdbox challenge (Photo Courtesy of Kelechi Nkalari, @kcmerollintheyhatin on Instagram).


February 14, 2019
Child predators use the online world to find underage boys and girls to prey on (Photo courtesy of Pixabay, photo credits to iAmMrRob).

Hansen v.s. Predator

January 14, 2019
I am from… (Photo courtesy of Pixabay, photo credits to Skitterphoto)

Where I’m From

December 14, 2018
The importance of class rank and GPA is nowhere near as important as it used to be and some schools are even beginning to get rid of it (Photo courtesy of Pixabay, photo credits to StockSnap).

Class Rank No More?

December 11, 2018
On November 3, members from every grade at Brashier participated in Powderpuff. Powderpuff is where the roles of football players are given to the girls and the boys take to the sidelines as coaches.
“It took a few weeks to plan Powderpuff but it was so worth it because a lot of people got to enjoy a school event that they missed out on last year,” said junior Anna Jernigan 
(Photo courtesy of Lauren Ervin).

Powderpuff Girls

November 14, 2018
Haunted houses are a huge part of celebrating Halloween and having a fun scare, but beware of the people you run into
(Photo courtesy of Pixabay, photo credits to currens).

Nashville Nightmare

October 31, 2018
Dig Pink Week was a success! (Photo Courtesy of Eric Hammersmith)

Pink Progress

October 18, 2018
Is Jessie really a friend? (Photo courtesy of pixabay, photo credits to Pexels)

Jessie’s Girl

October 4, 2018
Anxiety is a frightening part of life, as most people do not know what causes it ( Photo courtesy of pixabay, photo credit to LoganArt).

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September 28, 2018
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