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Confidence 17 years in the making

Nick Keith, Editor-in-Chief

December 17, 2013

Filed under Opinions

There have been many times in the course of my life whence I have wished that I had taken a slightly different path than the one I have ended up on. Not that I wanted to change huge things, but the small ones, such as learning...

Brain Games, senior year: a retraction

Nick Keith, Editor-in-Chief

December 17, 2013

Filed under Opinions

The first weekend of November, I was fortunate enough to help represent our beloved Athens Drive High School on WRAL’s Brain Games, a team trivia show that pits schools from all across North Carolina against each other for t...

Selfie claims ‘Word of the year’ for 2013

Reilly Swennes, Staff Writer

December 17, 2013

Filed under A&E

All around the world, whether on Instagram, Twitter or any other form of social media, “selfie” captions more than 57 million photos and counting. Oxford dictionary has named “selfie” 2013’s word of the year outvoting bo...

Compromise is the key to productivity in American politics

Nick Keith, Editor-in-Chief

December 17, 2013

Filed under Opinions

“If pro is the opposite of con, what is the opposite of progress?” The classic middle school joke seems more pertinent than ever, with threats of government shutdowns coming to fruition in the month of October. The congress...

‘World of Bluegrass’ brings biggest Bluegrass names to Raleigh

Nick Keith, Editor-in-Chief

December 17, 2013

Filed under News

The first weekend of the fall of 2013, downtown Raleigh hosted its first  annual International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Festival, “World of Bluegrass,” which included performances by the biggest names in bluegra...

Senior year: our final premiere

Nick Keith, Editor-in-Chief

December 17, 2013

Filed under Opinions

Another summer came and went, and we all find ourselves back at Athens Drive, home of the orange and blue. And while I walk these halls as a prideful senior, class of 2014, only one stepping stone away from a new way of life at col...

WCPSS considers new policy

Jackie Wallace, Features Editor

December 17, 2013

Filed under Opinions

Wake County Public Schools has been a tad on the speculative side, whether it being about poor bus route quality and renovations or the recent switchover to PowerSchool. The school district has started to see is a huge facelif...

Common App creating uncommon errors

Jackie Wallace, Features Editor

December 17, 2013

Filed under News

College application time, a time period where underclassmen spot seniors with sleep deprived eyes and frantic looks on faces. You hear, “Wait, that paper is due then?” and “What colleges are you applying to? Any out of s...

Teen Court volunteering creating a pathway for future attorneys

Jackie Wallace, Features Editor

December 17, 2013

Filed under News

Volunteer opportunities are increasing for high school students every year. By joining clubs and organizations, volunteering is becoming vital to getting into college and serves as a kickstart to careers. Volunteering not only ben...

‘Knockout Game’ spreads worldwide

Michael Lee, Staff Writer

December 13, 2013

Filed under News

Recently, a new trend called the "knockout game" created by a group of teenagers has been spreading around the world. The purpose of the game is to try to knock out innocent strangers with one sucker punch to the head. What s...

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