Category: Features

They Have Lost Their Minds

They Have Lost Their Minds

It started with a card trick and led to slow dances with a broom. This is not the beginning of a joke, it was the Michael C. Anthony Hypnotist and Magic Show last Friday. The idea of having the show was brought up by a band member’s mother, who saw the show at East Carolina University. The show, sponsored by […]

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What to To Do Over the Holiday Break

What to To Do Over the Holiday Break

The phrase “idle time is the devil’s playground” may not always apply. Many students choose to spend their time at home productively, or with their family. “I usually spend time with my family,” said Juliana Lee, an active member of the swim team. Sitting at home, alone, seems to happen more towards the end of the year. Thanksgiving, Christmas and […]

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Kyle "Louis" Pfister narrates "Les Trois Petit Cochons." Photo by Cheyenne Avery.

A Cultural Celebration

“Bonjour” and “merci” echoed through the walkways, as smiling faces gathered in groups, stuffing themselves with pastries and classic breads. The brisk wind swirled through the auditorium, but did not distract the performers from their presentation of “Les Trois Petit Cochons.” The French Festival was in full swing. On Nov. 14, 2014, French students from West Johnston, Corinth Holders, Smithfield-Selma […]

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One and the Same

One and the Same

Identical, duplicate, indistinguishable, twin. On average, the US sees at least one mother give birth to twins daily. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of twin births in the US (of 2012) was 131,269. Twin siblings are more prevalent than most people realize. Sharing the same parents,  looks, personalities, and even DNA, they have a lot […]

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Fear Farm in Clayton

Everything is dark, there are screams off in the distance and the sound of a chainsaws are closing in. When the lights go dark, men and women put on zombie makeup, fake blood and monster costumes to thrill tough guys into scaredy-cats. This is the scene at Fear Farm in Clayton. After buying tickets, attendees are submerged into a “real-life […]

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10 Worst Treats to Hand Out on Halloween

10 Worst Treats to Hand Out on Halloween

  Halloween is arriving shortly, which means stores are beginning to stock their shelves with Halloween goodies to give to trick-or-treaters. Whether it’s a chocolatey, nutty, candy bar, or a sugar filled delicacy, any treat is sure to draw children towards the door.  Unfortunately, many of these ghoulish goodies given to the gremlins and ghosts at the door may not […]

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FFA Members Competing With the Best

The end of October brings more than just costume parties and chilly nights. For one city, it brings a wave of blue– National Blue, that is. The National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky. is being held October 29 through November 1. Thousands of members, advisors, and alumni from all over America are boarding buses, planes, and even trains to make […]

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Spirit Week Day Three: Nerd Day

Spirit Week Day Three: Nerd Day

Standardized testing spurred administration to establish a day of studious hilarity. Wednesday’s Nerd Day was a huge hit. With the highest total participation numbers so far, Nerd Day inspired students of all ages to grab their bow ties, suspenders, and calculators. Four-way tie!

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Spirit Week Day Two: Twin Day

Spirit Week Day Two: Twin Day

Walking across campus Tuesday had many doing double takes. No, the science department didn’t suddenly create a cloning machine. It was Twin Day! Each class did a great job participating, however the Class of 2018 stood out. Freshman twins did more than just dress similarly– many wore the exact same outfit. Freshman victory!

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Time to Eat Without Meat

Imagine a day without crunchy Bojangles chicken, greasy McDonald’s burgers or Taco Bell’s Doritos Locos Tacos Supremes. Countless people worldwide live like this everyday and couldn’t be happier. These  men and women are vegetarians who abstain from the consumption of meat – red meat, poultry, seafood and the flesh of any animal. To substitute, they eat foods that come from […]

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