Articles By: Emma Pollard

SPREAD YOUR WINGS Stretching out her arms, junior midfielder Kori Lawrence steadies herself as she launches the ball upfield. The powerful ball lands past East Wake defense. “Playing midfield is a tough position because you have to be all over the field,” Lawrence says. “I get to help my team by sending a lot of passes though, and I love that.” Photo by Emma Pollard.
North Carolina Replaces Valedictorian System

North Carolina Replaces Valedictorian System

By Emma Pollard, Autumn Justice and Shaylynn Arruda Hundreds of hours spent studying, in libraries, coffee shops and classrooms.  Deadline upon deadline met on time. Late nights and early mornings that make for long, strenuous days. Balancing homework and projects with work and community service. This is the high school life of valedictorians. The North Carolina Board of Education made the decision […]

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Role Models In Soccer

Role Models In Soccer

Posters featuring “the pro’s” hung up on bedroom walls, the bright jerseys of their idol worn on proud shoulders. Colorful signed cleats and balls, reminding the athlete of who they look up to. Many athletes look up to someone in their sport, and have someone they call their role model. Many athletes agree that their figure can motivate them to […]

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How one junior’s family has affected her

How one junior’s family has affected her

“I get really upset when someone starts judging someone by the way they look. You obviously don’t know their backstory, so don’t start judging them.” Junior Shaylynn Arruda learned this from her mom. Her family has taught her many life lessons, and Arruda has also helped family members herself. One way Arruda has helped her family a lot is when she […]

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