Category: Editorial

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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The Powerpuff Girls are back

The Powerpuff Girls are back

The revivals of popular television shows from the late 1900’s have taken 2016 by storm, from the new Netflix series “Fuller House” to “The X-Files”. One show that peaked interest was the reboot of the children’s animated show the “Powerpuff Girls” — a show based around three elementary-school-aged, superhero lab experiments. The show aired this April on Cartoon Network and […]

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Mr. West J Pageant

Mr. West J Pageant

When most people think of pageants they think of girls in beautiful gowns on a stage walking around, however that’s not the case with the annual Mr. West Jay pageant. You’ll see high school boys dancing to Beyonce’ and roasting one other. The competition was originally started to raise awareness and money for extracurricular activities. Sophomore Julia Buro came to […]

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Teachers on Phones

Teachers on Phones

There is always a ring to a new school year, but is it always the school’s phone. One hundred  percent of the teachers interviewed said they have used their personal phone in class, but why can’t students be on their phones? “It is hypocritical,” said world history teacher Colleen Bonner. “I do not like saying that they cannot do something and then […]

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Living in the Present

Living in the Present

Being an introvert, I spend a large chunk of my time in social circles listening to what others have to say. Of course, the topic of conversation is different in almost every situation– whether it is at the lunchroom or in hushed whispers or during a classroom lecture. Either way, a recurring theme has emerged within the past several months […]

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Tomato Pie

Tomato Pie

Imagine walking into a restaurant, and your eyes automatically catch the twinkly lights, gently strung overhead and above the tables.  You smell the sweet aroma of fresh picked basil being chopped.  A waiter passes your table with an enormous pizza pie. You’re ready to order.  This is Tomato Pie. Tomato Pie is located in Raleigh at Crabtree Valley mall.  It […]

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

    If I could say two words to J.K. Rowling and friends, they would be “thank you.” Ever since I could speak the spell “expecto patronum,” I was hooked to the magical fantasy world that the Harry Potter series had to offer. When I heard that Rowling, the creator and author of the Harry Potter series, was releasing a […]

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