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Why I Started Looking at Colleges Early

Mary Miller, Opinion Writer

March 20, 2019


Filed under In the know, Personal, Showcase

With my Senior year just around the corner, the time has come to start cracking down on college research. Much of my time has been spent looking through different websites like Niche, making spreadsheets, and looking through different universities websites. I started looking at colleges really early,...

FAFSA Frenzy!

FAFSA Frenzy!

Izzy Rivera, Photographer

February 28, 2019


Filed under In the know, News & Features

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is a form completed by current and prospective college students in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid. To apply for federal student aid, you must complete and submit the FAFSA. By completing and submitt...

Timeline of Terrible

Timeline of Terrible

Gissell Martinez, Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under Culture, News & Features, Showcase

As the multiple cases of Robert Sylvester Kelly, American singer, and songwriter “R Kelly” pile up too many allegations with some compelling evidence. He still is denying all while partying and still living his life as if not having dozens of cases piling on his name. Since January 1992, question...

Oh the Thinks you can Think, if You Come See Suess

Oh the Thinks you can Think, if You Come See Suess

Kassie Araque, Reporter

January 26, 2019


Filed under A&E, Culture, Fine arts, News & Features, Showcase

Braswell High School has been working on their Spring musical, Seussical the Musical, for three months now as closing night edges closer. With a company of 113, 34 in the cast, 39 people in the crew, and 40 orchestra members, everyone was excited to put on a show for the community to enjoy. “We p...

How to Not Cry About College

How to Not Cry About College

Dani Wilson, Opinion Writer

January 25, 2019


Filed under In the know, News & Features, Showcase

First of all, don’t take this as a must-have guide. After going through this process myself and starting with minimal knowledge, these are just a few things I wish I had known while applying for colleges. The fear of the unknown lessens a lot when you feel like you can identify what you need to get d...

Here’s What You Need to Know About Midterm Elections

Here’s What You Need to Know About Midterm Elections

Gissell Martinez, Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under In the know, News & Features, Showcase

As the date for Midterm Elections creeps to the end of today. The two nominees are Rafael Edward Cruz and Robert Francis O'Rourke. As Cruz is part of the Republican party, he would be described as a heavy conservative with libertarian leanings. Regarding economic policies, he supports free trade. He is s...

Why You NEED to Vote (Yes, Even in Midterms)

Why You NEED to Vote (Yes, Even in Midterms)

Dani Wilson, Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under News & Features, Opinion, Showcase

November 6, 2018. Around 10 a.m. Midterm election voting day. Part of the population of the United States is on their way to the polls. A fraction of them will go later, trying to sleep in as late as they can. And, finally- a decent chunk will not vote at all. I understand the distress. You ...

The Flight to a Fight

The Flight to a Fight

Haydn Burton, Reporter

October 5, 2018


Filed under News & Features, Showcase

Violence is something that is in our human nature and the tendency to enjoy watching people engage in acts of brutality is nothing new. Many people relish at the idea of watching fights in a professional setting, but others just as equally enjoy the barbarism of two young people injuring each other. Soc...

Behind the Bedroom Door

Behind the Bedroom Door

Gissell Martinez, Reporter

October 3, 2018


Filed under Bengal Bios, Opinion, Personal, Showcase, Uncategorized

All names in the story have been changed to protect the identity of the characters.   With balls of hair in Claire's fists, hot, salty tears ran down her cheeks hitting the pillow in her lap. She felt completely hopeless. No person in her mind could help the pain go away. To make her go away…...

Friday Night Frenzy

Friday Night Frenzy

Dani Wilson, Reporter

September 25, 2018


Filed under In the know, News & Features, Showcase, Sports

This year’s homecoming week was truly a whirlwind. If we rewind back to the beginning, everything was going as planned. Stuco was pridefully slaving away at the decorations. The whole school had their theme-day outfits meticulously planned. Quiet chatter about the game encircled the halls; some...

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