Category: Editorial

Green Day

Green Day

The sky was dark and ominous, no amount of light could seep through the clouds. Rain bounced off of jackets in droplets and dripped from soaked hair as fans waited in anticipation for the band they had come to see. As the thunder growled and the lightning split the sky, fans screamed and bounced on their heels. Chants coursed through […]

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Triangle Rock Club

Triangle Rock Club

Suspended 45 feet in the air with shaky arms and sweaty hands, you look down. The ground appears miles away, but the realization that you are indoors and securely strapped to a harness makes the belay experience a safe recreational activity. Triangle Rock Club is an indoor rock climbing facility designed for climbers of all ages and experience levels. Two […]

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A Totally Eclipsing Experience

A Totally Eclipsing Experience

An eclipse of the sun is always a beautiful sight to behold — but to view a total eclipse is something on an entirely different level. Owing thanks to modern scientific advancements, scientists and eclipse enthusiasts alike are able to determine the dates, times, and paths of solar eclipses decades before they occur. For years, said enthusiasts have been prepping for the […]

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College in the Mountains

College in the Mountains

The start of a new year means the rise of a new junior and senior class. While the former still has a good two years ahead of them, their elders in the twelfth grade have mere months before going off to college – and even less time to chose where they wish to study. As the time for graduation grows […]

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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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