Category: Features

Karen Lambert: Nationally Board Certified

Karen Lambert: Nationally Board Certified

Although students can distinguish themselves in countless ways– whether it is athletic honors, academic honors, club titles or test scores– teachers have it more difficult. What makes a teacher distinguished? The answer is not obvious, but it is there nonetheless– National Board Certifications. The National Board Certification is an advanced teaching credential that goes beyond a state license (nea.org). IT […]

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The Balancing Act of a Working Teen

The Balancing Act of a Working Teen

Being a part-time employee and full-time student can fill a teenager’s cup to the brim. Balancing everything can be a tricky task, but not an impossible one. “When I have a late shift or long shift, it’s hard to plan around because I just don’t want to do my work. I’m tired or I don’t have much time, so I […]

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Paying Their Way

Paying Their Way

  Senior year. A school year that many associate with slacking off, sleeping in and having fun while enjoying your last semesters of high school. While being fun, it can be a stressful time for high school seniors.   “Gotta do this all on my own since I have a job,” senior Maranda Slocum said.   During this period of […]

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Winter Fashion

Winter Fashion

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t dress in style. As temperatures decline students wrap themselves up in blankets and sweaters. Many students hold back from dressing their best because of the freezing temperatures. “I think my winter wardrobe is limited, I have to wear clothes that keep me warm but are also functional,” said junior Anastasia Lonesky.”My […]

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Music Shaming

Music Shaming

  In an environment where everyone tries to fit in, judgement is often cast on those who are different. More often than not, this is the case in high school– whether it pertains to fashion, hobbies or even taste in music. “Music shaming definitely exists,” said senior Jackie Koger. “A lot of people judge boy bands. When they hear the […]

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Vines’ Plans for the Future

Vines’ Plans for the Future

After many years of working in education, assistant principal Jules Vines is ready to hang up his hat. “At the end of the 2014-2015 school year, and after completing 20 years in education, I decided to retire at the end of [this] school year,” Vines said. He retired for the first time from the U.S. Army in 1995. He went […]

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Car Tips for Winter Weather

Car Tips for Winter Weather

For North Carolina drivers, the winter months bring forth dark clouds, wind chills and a concoction of snow and ice. Drivers are learning that their cars must be ready for any weather that may be thrown their way. One of those drivers is junior Hannah Easley, the proud owner of a 2008 Honda Civic.   “I’m not really used to […]

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Is Club Time Valuable?

Is Club Time Valuable?

  Clubs give students an opportunity to engage in activities in and out of school. However, intentions for joining a club can be positive or a negative.   ”Clubs are one of the best ways to get involved and meet people outside of the classroom,” club leader Alexis Stephens said. When students choose a club, their choice can be influenced […]

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photo by: Sean Reagin

Up In the Air

Although some students may believe they are restricted to playing sports or instruments, junior Sean Reagin thinks otherwise. He sees everything from a different angle– he sees everything from above. “I’ve pretty much always had an interest in planes and flying. The first time I ever actually flew I was about six,” said Reagin. “There are very few people I […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

2015 has come and gone. It’s time for a new year, new people and self-improvement. “Overall, I’d like to lose about 10 pounds. I’d also like to strengthen my walk with Christ,” said junior Autumn Wilson. Although Wilson is concerned with her health, senior Cole Picariello gave up on physical goals a long time ago. “I’ve always had the same […]

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