The Bengal Beat

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,...

Valentines Day is for the Capitalists, not the Lovebirds

Valentines Day is for the Capitalists, not the Lovebirds

Mary Miller, Opinion Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Every year as Valentines Day rolls around, people flood to whatever store is nearest to them, often at the last minute, to spend absurd amounts of money on things like flowers, chocolates, and cards-- which die, get eaten, and thrown away a day later. People waste their hard earned money on superficial, meaningless...

Nothing Has Changed

Nothing Has Changed

Dani Wilson, Opinion Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Personal, Showcase

My vision began to blur as I felt my legs move forward before my mind could catch up. The shouts and fast-moving bodies of the people around me practically gave my already-clouded brain whiplash as I was ushered by the crowd of people through the red double-doors. It was February 4th, 2015 at Ryan High Schoo...

You Can’t Separate Men From the Rape they Commit

You Can’t Separate Men From the Rape they Commit

Mary Miller, Opinion Writer

January 14, 2019


Filed under Culture, Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Bill Cosby. Woody Allen. Harvey Weinstein. Louis C. K. Kevin Spacey. R Kelly. The list of men in the spotlight who have been accused of sexual assault is ever growing. It has become a frequent topic of discussion on whether or not these men’s works can be separated from them and ...

To All the People Who Have Lost Someone

To All the People Who Have Lost Someone

Dani Wilson, Reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under A&E, Culture, Movies, Opinion, Personal, Showcase

“Honestly... it’s nice talking about her like it’s normal. Like it’s not some tragedy.” I tapped the spacebar on my keyboard to pause the Netflix show, noticing the few stray tears escaping down my cheek. I took a deep breath and wiped one away. I wasn’t crying because I was upset. I...

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

Mary Miller, Opinion Writer

December 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Personal, Showcase

Every year I get the same looks of confusion and almost disgust as I tell people that I don’t enjoy the holidays. “How could you not like Christmas?” “Do you just not celebrate?” “Do you hate holidays?” Questions endlessly pour from people’s mouths as they are stupefied by my aversion to the...

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 ...

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…...

Suicide “Talks”

Mary Miller, Opinion Writer

September 29, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Once a year we get the same, fairly useless presentation about suicide prevention. The same animated powerpoint with a voice over about what to do and who to talk to if you’re feeling suicidal drones on for ten minutes while no one pays attention. But we don't really talk about suicide. We don’t prioritize...

Identity “Crisis”

Identity “Crisis”

Mary Miller, Opinion Writer

August 31, 2018


Filed under News & Features, Opinion, Showcase

Being our high school’s third year open, changes are constantly being made. This year started off with a big one: IDs. Denton ISD recently implemented a new ID policy affecting schools district-wide. This ID policy doesn’t mean much change for this year’s freshman due to both Navo and Rodriguez’s...

Addiction

Addiction

Sam Herger, Staff cartoonist

April 26, 2018


Filed under Editorial Cartoons, Opinion

Spring break blues

Spring break blues

Sam Herger, staff cartoonist

April 20, 2018


Filed under Editorial Cartoons, Opinion

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