Category: Editorial

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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The Early Morning Impact

The Early Morning Impact

It has always been a dream of students to start school at a later time. Waking up as early as five o’clock in the morning really leaves students drained and groggy for the rest of the day and causes lots of major issues. The National Sleep Foundation conducted a study and found that teenagers need around eight to 10 hours […]

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The Hoverboard Explosions

The Hoverboard Explosions

The ideas of creating hoverboards blew up after the movie “Back To The Future Part 2”, unfortunately they are “literally” blowing up now and the board doesn’t actually hover the ground as seen in the movie. The trending self balancing scooters is banned due to safety concerns. Hoverboards are banned based due to the fact that they can potentially catch […]

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Presidents Day: An Overlooked Holiday

Most Americans live very busy lives. They have jobs to work, schools to attend or children to take care of. With so many things going on all at once, it can be hard to slow down to appreciate moments in life– little or big. One of these moments rolls around every February 15, and is undeniably overlooked by the vast […]

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The Second Semester Slump

The Second Semester Slump

Although this semester should be the final push until ultimate victory, many students find themselves victims of the second semester slump. “I was definitely glad that it was over,” senior Josh Harker said. “I couldn’t take much more school.” The second semester slump, much like the infamous senioritis, is the mentality to start slacking off in school. A few symptoms […]

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