Category: Editorial

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Cell phones can be used to increase productivity

The academic year has come rushing to an end, and students of all grade levels are struggling to turn in their final assignments. Procrastination is a beast that can be hard to fight off, and grows nastier and nastier as it becomes coupled with distraction. Parents and teachers love to blame the cell phones ever-present in teenage lives. They’re right… […]

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The Problem with Standardized Testing

The Problem with Standardized Testing

Although high school tends to be an unending source of distractions, many students still face the overwhelming worry of the future. The fear of the unknown– of college, the workplace, and an undecided future, is frightening to almost any high school student. Stress over standardized tests certainly do not help. For those going to college, three things are stressed with […]

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Morning Tips to Acing the Test

Morning Tips to Acing the Test

Queasy stomachs, sweaty palms and shaky knees usually set the scene of exam week. However, it is possible to alleviate some of this anxiety by using the time before the exam to an advantage. Here are a few tips to help you relax before those dreaded words: “you may now begin.” A good night’s sleep will prepare you for a […]

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Photo courtesy of the Morehead-Cain foundation.

10 Tips for College Newbies

With roughly half of the Class of 2015 attending a four-year college or university in the fall, many students walking through the upstairs commons are distracted from the daily academic and social elements of high school as thoughts of their future on a college campus rush through their heads. Starting college can be a scary adventure, a bumpy road full […]

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Dumbells at the McGee's 
Crossroads Fit4Life.

Get Fit Without Throwing a Fit

With summer around the corner, students are beginning to have an increased interest in spending time at the gym wanting to feel confident as they strut their stuff on the beach. Staying motivated and following an effective workout plan can be a challenge for teens just stepping into the fitness scene and gym veterans alike. By utilizing simple tips and […]

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Lethargy Is a Two-Way Street

Lethargy Is a Two-Way Street

Students have become increasingly cynical towards both school and teachers. Although some concerns are instantly blown off as unreasonable (e.g. “I don’t want to be here” or “I’m tired”), certain arguments carry more validity than meets the eye and ear. Granted, the majority of these concerns aren’t the teacher’s fault. It is not a teacher’s concern, nor their job, to […]

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Gross Lips From Stupid Tricks

Gross Lips From Stupid Tricks

In recent weeks there has been a new challenge for people to make a fool of themselves. This new fad is the “Kylie Jenner Challenge” and videos are popping up all over the internet. Teens across America are putting their lips at risk to get the famous Jenner look. A naive participant places their mouths over the opening of a […]

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Seniors Madison Covey and Cheyenne Rudd hit the books.

Study Smarter, Not Harder

AP exams begin in just a week, and N.C. finals and teacher made exams will be given in less than a month. On top of the stress of trying unbelievably hard and working constantly towards re-learning the entire course to get that last good grade, students also have to balance important end of the year activities. Seniors are making graduation […]

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Quitter of Twitter

Quitter of Twitter

I consider myself to be an outsider in the Twitter-loving generation. I downloaded it and had a slight obsession for a few months, but then reality hit and I made one of the most influential decisions of my life. I deleted my Twitter. I deactivated my account and deleted the app without any warning and never looked back. The general […]

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Junior Year: Pros, Cons, and What To Expect

Junior Year: Pros, Cons, and What To Expect

Of all the four years spent in high school, which is the most important? Ninth grade is spent adapting to a different environment. Coming out of eighth grade can be hard, and social awkwardness lurks around every unfamiliar corner. On the other hand, twelfth grade  is spent fighting the effects of senioritis. Stress over colleges and jobs are wearisome to […]

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