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New Schedule Change Causes Issues For Students

Daulton Bahm, Assistant Editor

December 2, 2016

Filed under Opinions

From its inception in the late 2000s until 2014, SMART (Students Maximizing Achievement with Research and Time) Lunch at Athens Drive was 55 minutes long. There was formerly plenty of time for students to eat their lunch, go off-campus...

Election day in November should be a national holiday to give equal opportunities

Kayla Kulp, Editorial Cartoonist

May 18, 2016

Filed under Opinions

When President Obama won the 2012 election against former Senator Mitt Romney, the victory brought on his second presidential term. The numbers were close in the end, Obama at 50.4 percent and Mitt Romney at 48.1 percent. Four y...

Student college choice should not be based off of peers opinions

Elisabeth Smith, Copy Editor

May 5, 2016

Filed under Opinions

Many seniors in high school are making decisions as to which college they will attend in the fall. There are many different factors which affect each student’s choice including price, location, school size and majors. Unfortu...

Locally grown foods are more beneficial for environment, economy

Elisabeth Smith, Copy editor

May 5, 2016

Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

A “green” lifestyle has been adopted by many Americans within the last 10 years. This lifestyle has been in existence for a long time, however, more than just hippies or “tree huggers” are beginning to take part. Many Am...

Minimum GPA for High School Athletes Are Too Low

David Parker, Sports Editor

April 26, 2016

Filed under Column, Sports

High school student athletes have a few requirements that they must meet to be eligible to play sports.  However, maybe the most important of them all would be their grade point average.  Athletes’ GPA must be higher than a 2.0 ...

Students grading teachers will improve standardized test scores

Amber Doyle, Business Manager

April 20, 2016

Filed under Opinions

Many school systems use standardized test scores and observations by administrators to assess how teachers are performing in classrooms.  Some schools in New Jersey have implemented another way to assess teachers by asking s...

General Assembly passes anti-LGBT law, legalizes discrimination

Reilly Swennes, Editorials Editor

April 18, 2016

Filed under Opinions

One special session and $42,000 later, North Carolina has successfully regressed back into an age where discrimination is the law of the land. House Bill 2, originally intended to protect members of the LGBT community from unf...

Does western society need to reform its views on terrorism?

Kayla Kulp, Editorial Cartoonist

April 18, 2016

Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

Since the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, there have been a total of 20 extreme attacks committed by the jihadist terrorist group, ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). Most recently was the attack in San Bernardi...

Baseball deserves more support

Daulton Bahm, Sports Copy Editor

March 24, 2016

Filed under Column, Sports

For the third consecutive season, I will be coming out to watch many Athens Drive baseball games. I’ve been a huge fan of baseball for my entire life, but I have always been very disappointed about the lack of support and fans...

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