Category: Editorial

Divorce: Does it Affect a Student?

Divorce: Does it Affect a Student?

Many students live a life where they go from one house to another, either every weekend or everyday. Living a life with divorced parents is not always easy. According to the article “Does Divorce Affect Academic Performance” by Maya Sasson, studies have shown that students who experience divorce do much worse in school. It says that part of the problem is […]

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Argument on State Testing

Argument on State Testing

Testing and exams are something students dread at the end of the year. Their whole year depends on this one test. Studies show that testing and exams stress students out and cause them to perform poorly. Even educators don’t feel that statewide exams are created appropriately, according to surveys performed. Some teachers don’t get through all the material during the […]

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The Teahouse

The Teahouse

An arbor made of tired wood looms overhead, reaching to half the height of the trees surrounding it, as my car passes under it. It’s dark, but warm texture, welcomes visitors to a safe haven like area. Tires crunch against the gravel as I look out the window to catch a glimpse of the sign hanging from it. There, etched […]

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Senior Year Expenses

Senior Year Expenses

Senior year for most students is an exciting year but for others is can be very stressful and even disappointing. Filled with expenses that some students can’t possibly afford. Fifty percent of students in North Carolina get free lunch, if students can’t even afford their lunch how can they afford the hundreds of dollars senior year brings? Granted, most of these […]

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When We Rise

When We Rise

I’ve had to spend years in a place where most people are stuck in a bubble that works as a two way mirror, people can see in, but they can’t see out. Their lives are good, they are happily unoppressed and they are blind to the injustice that goes on around them. I like the think that if someone sees […]

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Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

I’ve always liked the outward simplicity of a photography exhibit. It’s simple white walls, white lights and ordinary flooring. What fascinates me is the fact that photography is so loud, expressive and complex that it has to be paired with the simplest of features around it. It commands the center of attention. The Ansel Adams photography exhibit at the North […]

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The Targeted Media

The Targeted Media

Media seems to be in the hot seat again as speculation about fake news and the spreading of finger pointing rises to the surface. Media criticism is not uncommon, even though recent research shows that the public views the press as an effective political watchdog. A 2013 Pew Research study  showed that 68 percent of the general public views news […]

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High School Sweethearts Aren’t Doomed

High School Sweethearts Aren’t Doomed

We are not a statistic. There is this idiotic stereotype that couples who start dating in high school are doomed to end. In spite of the statistics, I think highschool sweethearts have just as good of a chance–if not better– than any other couple. The common complaint is “we will change.” This is true, but does not always result in […]

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Goodbye JoCo

Goodbye JoCo

  Whether it is Charlotte, Chapel Hill, Wilmington or across state lines, a large portion of the graduating class will be packing up and moving out this summer. The next chapter of their lives will be very different, and some may not even get a chance to come back and visit JoCo every weekend. For those who plan to get […]

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Is Prom Worth It?

Is Prom Worth It?

To an eighth grade girl or reminiscent parents, prom seems magical. The smiling photographs of handsome young people are sure to entice. But underneath the smiling portraits lies a world of complications and anguish for many teens. Let’s be honest. Prom is a headache. The tickets and fancy attire alone are borderline too expensive for many families. That isn’t counting […]

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