Articles By: Shanair Heath

Pretty In Pink

Pretty In Pink

Pretty in pink freshman, Christiana Bonilla-Argueta, steps out of her childhood by having her own Quinceañera. A quinceañera is a girl’s 15 celebration into womanhood. “My older sister decided not to have one,” said Bonilla. “I brought the tradition into my family because it sounded cool and fun.” Bonilla is very excited to see family and friends attend her party. […]

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Men’s Golf Goes To Regional Tournament

Men’s Golf Goes To Regional Tournament

Men’s golfers senior Brice Connors, Grayson Kiefer, and Max Leyland qualified for State Regionals held at the Neuse Country Club. They were ecstatic to make it to the state regionals because they felt they worked hard for it. “I’m surrounded with the best talent in the state,” said Connors. “To be included in that is such a thrill.” He felt […]

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Connecting To Her Roots

Connecting To Her Roots

Culture, heritage and family are all things sophomore Jamie Muller loves and adores. Throughout the years heritage became a big influence in her life. “Culture has taught me how important history and the past are,” said Muller. “It’s a more simple and honest way of thinking and living to me.” Muller is part Cherokee and loves to pick up some […]

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Find Your Own Rhythm

Find Your Own Rhythm

Finding is rhythm senior, John Simon started playing at the age of 10 and never stopped. “I found it intriguing to make and play a beat of my own,” Simon said. Simon also started playing the drums because it was fun and interesting. He likes that he can make a combination of beats. “Drumming is made up of so many […]

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Why Is Music Blocked?

Why Is Music Blocked?

  Music is a way students can be free or influenced. But, the staff and students are worried about how it can distract students from their work or affect them negatively. “I think that music that is explicit and uses profanity should be blocked,” sophomore Parker Bryant said. Bryant feels certain music that is blocked at the school because it might […]

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Focus

Focus

Studying for a boring class can make the smallest things distracting. However, sophomore Garrett Stephens tends to stay focused on his studies regardless of the circumstances.He has a study routine every night before a test. “I get a good night’s rest, review notes and worksheets,” Stephens said. When Stephens finds the subject hard to stay focused on he returns to […]

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Knowing A Foreign Language

Knowing A Foreign Language

Learning a foreign language takes a lot of time, especially to speak it fluently. Some students see it as a challenge, and others see it as a different way to expand their minds. “I really love learning new languages, because I also get to know a different part of their culture and history,” junior Areny Fraire said. It’s required that […]

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Alternatives To Tanning Beds

Alternatives To Tanning Beds

Banning tanning beds hasn’t stop people from wanting that sun-kissed look. By law, people under the age of 18 are not allowed to use tanning beds in North Carolina. However, alternatives to tanning beds, such as sprays, lotions, and laying in the sun. “Tanning outside is the best way to tan to me,” said sophomore Joanna Miranda. “Sometimes I don’t […]

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College Decisions

College Decisions

Deciding a future college can be hard, but there are many strategies to help students decide. “Student should pick their colleges by seeing if they fit into their criteria,” senior Dylan Reaves said. College decisions are based on whether they can benefit the students. Setting standards makes the process easier. “I look at colleges that are affordable to me and […]

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Live Your Dreams

Live Your Dreams

All talent doesn’t come from within the family. Senior Sabrina Dew claims both of her parents show no signs of vocal talent. Many relatives didn’t notice her love for singing until she started singing in church. “When I was about nine, church was the only place I didn’t have stage fright,” Dew said. Dew had stage fright because she felt […]

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