Articles By: John Piland

From Broadcast to SRO

From Broadcast to SRO

Interacting with people day by day, going home each night to parent three children all on her own, Deputy Sheriff Adriane Stone enjoys her living as a School Resource Officer. Deputy Stone serves as a resource officer at six schools in Johnston County, but she wasn’t always in uniform, policing and helping students through their daily lives and struggles. Before […]

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Stranger Things 2 Review – Semi-Spoilers

Stranger Things 2 Review – Semi-Spoilers

One year after the disappearance of a fowl, man-eating monster, an evil far more treacherous is planting its roots, readying its attack on the small town of Hawkins, Indiana. The second season of Netflix’s hit show, Stranger Things, is now out, all nine episodes available to watch. Questions left over from the finale of the first season are answered, backstories are […]

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Justice League Run Time — Doomsday or Hope?

Justice League Run Time — Doomsday or Hope?

Film critics, moviegoers, and long time fans of the D.C. comic universe revel in mixed emotions as the running time for the anticipated Justice League film is revealed. After a week of rumors ranging from around to two hours all the way to three hours of screen time, the official running time of the new Justice League film, formerly directed […]

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Reader Cats Read for the Prize

Literature opens the door to discovery, and now students can pursue their wild nature by diving into mysterious worlds. The Reading Challenge, a contest set up by librarians Anissa Holm and Yvette Davis, aims to encourage reading among young adults despite the busy schedules some may have. “We wanted a way to encourage reading around students’ schedules,” Holm said. “This gives […]

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Overcoming the SAT

Overcoming the SAT

College approaches, and with it, entrance exams filling students with dread. The SAT is one of two main standardized tests colleges and universities use to evaluate students’ “preparedness” for college. Often shrouded in a cloud of dread and fear, the test can be intimidating, what with it’s reputation as a major factor in college admissions. However, there are many ways […]

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One Year a Senior

Twenty Eight August, 2017 — seniors begin the final 36 weeks of their high school career. What lies ahead is a heap of anticipation and the unknown. I have been a senior for a little over a month. Going into my senior year, I knew my grades would have to remain high, and that I would be thrust into a […]

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Things to do Instead of College

Things to do Instead of College

As students rush to fill out applications and scholarships, pouring their souls into their work to get the GPA they want, stress runs high among the senior class. College application season is known among seniors to be stressful. Some fear they may not make it into their top choice universities, or that they may not get accepted to college at […]

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A Night on the Beach

A Night on the Beach

The cool, night air of autumn embraces you, your skin and hair brushed by the soft, yet roaring winds of the sea. The ever-present sound of the ocean surrounds you in a sonorous harmony as the waves batter against the shore. Treading down the slope of feather-like sand, you make your way to the water. The foam is strong, and […]

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Havana’s Review

Havana’s Review

The scent of sea travels through the air, mixing with that of seafood, steak, pasta and the low clatter of hungry consumers. Lodged among the shops and eateries of Carolina Beach, North Carolina lies a high priced, high quality reef of ocean cuisine. With a unique and diverse menu ranging from seafood to pasta, Havana’s, while pricey, provides a scrumptious […]

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Preacher: Season Two Review

Preacher: Season Two Review

Three friends (a preacher with God-like powers, his ex, and an alcoholic vampire) struggle to hold together their friendship, much less stay alive, as they are hunted by ominous supernatural forces. From angels to vampires, and a reborn cowboy bent on destruction to a religious organization serving the highest power,  the second season AMC’s Preacher is riddled with mysteries, reveals and […]

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