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Courtyards, porch to remain closed to students

Courtyards, porch to remain closed to students

Mazzy Chamberlain, Special contributor

October 16, 2017


Filed under News & Features, Showcase

The courtyards and porch will remain closed to students due to safety concerns, according to administrators.            The school is known for its innovative architecture and futuristic learning. The courtyards and porch play a vital role in the uniqueness of the school, as their giant wind...

Bengal Bios: Getting to know sophomore Gavin Vonbodun

Bengal Bios: Getting to know sophomore Gavin Vonbodun

McKenna Beard, Videographer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Bengal Bios, News & Features

Sophomore Gavin Vonbodun loves ketchup. He loves it so much, he’ll eat it with anything -- even a bagel. “Sure, why not,” he said. But ketchup isn’t Vonbodun’s only interest. He enjoys the outdoors, hanging out with friends and playing soccer. His favorite subject is science, especia...

Popular app’s new map feature raises concerns over privacy

Popular app’s new map feature raises concerns over privacy
Snap Decision

Carli Hopper, Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under News & Features, Showcase

Creepy. Invasive. Dangerous. Finally, adults and teenagers are on the same page: Many seem to think the new Snapchat update is a bad idea.

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‘Bus’ting at the seams

‘Bus’ting at the seams
'Bus'ting at the seams

Cristina Olvera, Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under News & Features, Showcase

Each morning, freshman Dylan Law crosses his fingers that he’s one of the first students to board his bus. It’s not because he’s just that excited to get to school, or see his friends, or enjoy the general pleasures that come with public transportation. It’s that if he’s not one of the first ones on, he may not have a place to sit.

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IN THE KNOW: Important school information for fall

IN THE KNOW: Important school information for fall

Payton Harrington, Videographer

September 12, 2017


Filed under In the know

Rules and Expectations Dress Code (See page 33 in student handbook for more) -No halter tops or tank tops, see through clothing are also banned -No sagging pants -No bandanas -No pajamas or house slippers -No strapless shirts or dresses, no clothing with slits -No unnatural hair or eye col...

As year begins, schedule changes take top priority

As year begins, schedule changes take top priority

Brittney Dear, Editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under News & Features

Before school officially began, sophomore Jordan Cummins expected to to be in Pre-AP English 2 and photojournalism. But things didn’t exactly work out as planned. “I don’t like [my schedule because] I don’t really like the classes [the counselors] put me in,” Cummins said. “It would...

Student Council’s Hurricane Harvey relief efforts continue

Student Council’s Hurricane Harvey relief efforts continue

Alex McCollister, Special contributor

September 8, 2017


Filed under News & Features

Starting Monday, Student Council is hosting a book drive and a competition between all grade levels to benefit those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The class that raises the most money during lunches next week will receive cookies from StuCo. The idea to donate to Hurricane Harvey victims originated...

Ready, set …. GO to school

Ready, set …. GO to school

Sierra Bihon, Reporter

August 28, 2017


Filed under News & Features

High school is a big part of teens’ lives, and it can also be one of the biggest stressors. If one wishes to be motivated, they must set realistic goals, according to Licensed Professional Counselor Katie Baird. “Trying to set realistic, attainable goals,[and] things to look forward to, I thi...

Five tips to keep you organized

Five tips to keep you organized

Brittney Dear, Editor

August 15, 2017


Filed under News & Features

Owning fresh supplies is a nice feeling; there’s nothing like new notebooks and sharpened pencils stored neatly into a colorful, clean backpack. But then, just two weeks into the school year, homework becomes impossible to find. Loose papers and old gum wrappers scatter the bottom of the backp...

By the numbers: Back-to-school costs

By the numbers: Back-to-school costs

McKenna Beard, Graphic designer

August 12, 2017


Filed under News & Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

From school supplies and clothing to sports and electronics, a look at the average cost of heading back to Braswell

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Easy, on-the-go breakfast, lunch dishes

Easy, on-the-go breakfast, lunch dishes

Brittney Dear, Editor (and sort-of cook)

August 12, 2017


Filed under News & Features, Showcase

So, it’s time for school again. Students have their new clothes and books. They’re all ready to go, right? Well, they may be forgetting about the most important thing of all: food. Sure, they can have a slimy, wet PB&J and some carrots and a bag of chips. But that’s not very fun. Stu...

First year of BYOD brings challenges, triumphs

First year of BYOD brings challenges, triumphs

Cristina Olvera, Reporter

May 31, 2017


Filed under News & Features, Showcase

It’s second block, and in one classroom in Braswell High School, students are learning about the annual incomes of various countries, including Taiwan, Canada and the U.S. There’s not a textbook in sight, nor any paper or pens for note taking. The teacher has provided a digital copy of the notes,...

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