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Mental Health Awareness

Danasia Wills, Business Manager

February 17, 2017

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High school students are often oblivious when it comes to students with mental health issues. The best thing to do is make sure high school students are more aware of the effects. By doing this, many things can be prevented a...

Socioeconomic status affects students’ learning in school

Kayla Kulp, Design Editor

January 25, 2017

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Socioeconomic status affects students' learning in school For decades, disadvantaged communities have brought up the concern that children are not getting equal opportunities in schools. This challenge especially affects s...

Social justice potentially harmed by call-out culture

Kayla Kulp, Design Editor

January 25, 2017

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Social justice potentially harmed by call-out culture The concept of social justice has been around since the development of even the simplest of societies, but the term was not coined until the 1840s by Catholic thinkers. Si...

School lunch prices increase across North Carolina

Kayla Kulp, Design Editor

January 25, 2017

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School lunch prices increase across North Carolina   In a country where over 20 million children receive free or reduced school lunch each day, cheap prices are essential. Most students who purchase school lunch do so ...

Drinking age should be lowered in America

Zach Nowlin, Copy Editor

January 13, 2017

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The drinking age for the United States is 21 years old, but in many other countries you only have to be 18 to buy alcohol and consume it. The drinking age in America should be lowered to 18 like our European neighbors due to ...

Hip-hop artists delay major projects

Zach Nowlin, Copy Editor

January 13, 2017

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In the last few years it has become common practice for artists, specifically hip-hop artists, to promise a date for an upcoming project of theirs and then delay it last second, often more than once for the same project. Kanye We...

Thinking Logically

Srishti Mukherjee, Business Manager

January 6, 2017

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The brain may be the bossiest part of the body; it tells every other body part exactly what to do and how to do it, whether people are aware of it or not. It produces every thought, action, memory, feeling, and experience in...

Low attendance at winter sports goes against Athens Drive spirit

Dana Shefet, Editor-in-Chief

January 3, 2017

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During the school year, fall sports are extremely important to students. Football, volleyball and soccer games have a high attendance rate and school spirit is off the charts. School spirit allows the students to unite even if they are not...

Schools Start Too Early

Cameron Thomas

December 15, 2016

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Most schools should later in the day not just because it can be hard for families to deal with, but it can impact health and general well-being. Most people do not like getting up early in the morning and not getting enough sleep...

Police Violence

Cameron Thomas

December 15, 2016

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African-Americans are more than three times as likely to be killed by police officers than white Americans. Police shootings are prominent in today's society with incidents such as the Charlotte police shooting of Keith Lamont...

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