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How to Win a Gold Medal

How to Win a Gold Medal

A whistle resounds through the air. All at once, a dozen men shoot into the water, moving fluidly like machines. With seconds to spare, Charlie Houchin touches the wall. America wins. Houchin, along with three of his teammates, won the 4×200 freestyle relay at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England. He accredits his victory to dedication and practice. “There’s […]

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Sharks Safer than Selfies?

Sharks Safer than Selfies?

Striving for social media “likes” has a dangerous side effect. Since January of this year, there have been 13 deaths from taking selfies, which is more than the eight deaths from shark attacks.  South African woman fell off a cliff while male companion was setting up a tripod in order to take a selfie Two Russian men died taking a selfie […]

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An Impactful  Morning

An Impactful Morning

The sun isn’t up, but they are out and they were ready to pray. Without an adviser or a classroom to meet in, Alexis Stephens and Impact Student Ministries managed to find a way to plan, organize and participate in See You At The Pole (SYATP). “See You At The Pole is a nationwide event that happens once a year. [It’s] where […]

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The Thirst is Real and Dangerous

The Thirst is Real and Dangerous

  Extreme thirst, headaches, dizziness and cramping are signs of dehydration — a problem athletes deal with almost every day. According to the Cornell Medical Center in New York, 75 percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated and this number may be higher in athletes. Dehydration has become especially prominent during this fall season. Many athletes this season have suffered from […]

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A New Club with a Unique Mission

A New Club with a Unique Mission

Students younger than 18 may have trouble participating in serious politics. Luckily, there is still a way they can get involved. The Young Republicans Club, led by teachers Mark Anderson and Mary Mennella, began in August of 2015. The club’s mission is to foster awareness of the issues confronting the nation, as well as provide students with the opportunity to […]

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New Coffee, Camo and Carolina Food

New Coffee, Camo and Carolina Food

Pumpkin spice, juicy burgers and camouflage guns are now at senior Nicole Lonesky’s fingertips. The White Oak shopping center in Garner multiplied their directory by adding a new section featuring popular locations such as the Carolina Ale House, Cabela’s, Longhorn Steakhouse, Five Guys and Starbucks. Finally, shoppers do not have to go out of their way to find what they […]

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10 Most Trash Worthy Degrees

10 Most Trash Worthy Degrees

There are some degrees that are more useful in the trash can than on your resume. Many students are looking at colleges and narrowing what major they would like to pursue. To help make this decision, here are 10 of the most useless college degrees for 2015. Psychology A bachelor’s degree in psychology will teach you how the human brain […]

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The Vape Life Isn’t The Safe Life

The Vape Life Isn’t The Safe Life

They’ve quietly sprung up in schools, media and among young people in particular. E-Cigarettes are everywhere. Although the high-tech gadgets may look bizarre– with billowing white smoke and a wide variety of flavors– the health effects of such gadgets are widely unknown, and potentially dangerous. According to drugabuse.gov, e-cigs are not yet monitored by the FDA. In addition, the liquids, […]

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Fresh, New Fieldhouse

Fresh, New Fieldhouse

Backhoes and bricklayers have settled into a background buzz behind the school. They have been working on a building that will store athletic equipment, add a new training facility and offer the football team a place to dress out and gather during halftime. However, many questions regarding the new million dollar fieldhouse have created a buzz inside the school as […]

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Fancy Footwork

Fancy Footwork

Although cheerleaders are well known for pumping up the Friday night football fans, they aren’t the only ones who can get the job done. Performing right by their side are the dancers. Cheering, performing and pumping up the crowd is part of their weekly responsibility. “Dance is really fun for me and I enjoy expressing my emotions through the movement […]

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