Category: Editorial

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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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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Raven Rock

Raven Rock

I grip the wood railing that trails up the ginormous rock and heave out breaths as my dad steps past me, singing the Rocky theme song and pumping the air in idiotic triumph. Raven Rock State Park, surrounding the Cape Fear River, is a spot frequently visited by students of NC State University, regular citizens of Raleigh and others from […]

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Videri Chocolate Factory

Videri Chocolate Factory

The flakes of gold, silver, green, and purple glint off of the chocolate as I sit underneath bamboo and fairy lights, sipping a rich hot chocolate and relishing in the cool night air. Nestled away in the city of Raleigh, near The Red Hat amphitheater, Videri is a small hidden gem that, hopefully, people will want to learn more about. […]

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6th Annual Farmhouse Jam

6th Annual Farmhouse Jam

Honoring dearly missed musicians year after year is a great way to end the summer. For the past six years at Dan and Lisa Stahl’s Farmhouse on Sonny Road about four minutes from West Johnston they host the Annual Farmhouse Jam. They provide free music, bouncy houses, food and drinks. When I first got there I saw cars parked all […]

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Sagebrush Steakhouse

Sagebrush Steakhouse

Residents of Johnston County, North Carolina are no strangers to barbecue and steak, what with restaurants like Smithfield’s, The Redneck BBQ Lab, and Outback Stakehouse among others. However, in the neighboring Harnett County town of Dunn lies a little known restaurant by the name of Sagebrush Stakehouse. This family restaurant provides customers with a plethora of steak, brisket, chicken, and […]

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Forty Years in the Making…

Forty Years in the Making…

The universe of Star Wars is one filled with lore created over the decades following the series’ release in 1977. Upon Disney’s acquiring of the franchise and Lucasfilm in 2012, the movie empire reset the Star Wars canon (factual in-universe events). In 2015, to celebrate the release of the first motion picture Star Wars film since 2005’s Revenge of the […]

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Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge

Geographically occurring wonders are always sight to behold, casting awe into the minds and hearts of those who see them. The naturally occurring bridge in Natural Bridge, VA, a town named after the arch itself, is no exception. At about 500,000 to one million years old, this geological rarity is the result of a collapsed cave roof. When I first […]

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