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Trump’s wall is not a good idea for anyone

Cameron Thomas, Sports Copy Editor/Editorial Cartoonist

February 27, 2017

Filed under Opinions

The recently elected President Trump has had a tumultuous first few weeks in office. Trump has many campaign promises to honor, one being the promise to build a wall along the Mexican border to keep out unwanted illegal immigrant...

Students celebrate Valentines Day with singing valentines

Raven Barton, Features Editor

February 27, 2017

Filed under Inside & Out

Each year at Athens Drive, the chorus students come together and continue the annual tradition of singing valentines.The students go from classroom to classroom singing various songs about love, and friendship and handing out...

American Sign Language at Athens Drive

Jannah Abubaker, Cartoonist

February 24, 2017

Filed under Inside & Out

          The American Sign Language (ASL) is a place where people who do not have the ability to hear or speak can be comfortable with themselves and not worry about their differences. This is a club where sign language ...

Oatmeal Squares: A Revolution?

Nicole Tripp, News Copy Editor

February 24, 2017

Filed under Inside & Out

Many students have been seen walking the halls with the cereal oatmeal squares. This Quaker cereal contains six grams of protein and forty-six grams of whole grain oats per serving. Oatmeal squares are a healthier cereal option c...

Water fountain germs often go unnoticed

Nicole Tripp, News Copy Editor

February 24, 2017

Filed under News

The Environmental Protection Agency recently released data reporting thousands of schools across the United States that carry contaminated drinking water. School water fountains have been proven to be infected with lead, pesticides, and other toxins su...

Carolina Hurricanes steadily improve upon recent years

February 24, 2017

Filed under Sports

After winning the Stanley Cup in 2006, the Carolina Hurricanes, coached by Bill Peters, have had a tough time keeping up with the rest of the Eastern conference. Coming in sixth place for the 2015-2016 season, the Hurricanes are in ...

Betsy DeVos is the new Secretary of Education, and America should be worried

Kayla Kulp, Design Editor

February 24, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Vice President Mike Pence tipped the 50-50 vote held by United States senators February 7, confirming Betsy DeVos as President Donald Trump’s appointed Secretary of Education. When first picked by the President back in November...

The rise of swimming marks the beginning of a new era

Patrick Gurganus, Party Planner

February 24, 2017

Filed under Sports

Swimming is one of the most popular sports yet many overlook it. Students do not realize that swimming is one of the most competitive sports and one of the largest recreational sports in the world. Parents are now teaching kids to swim; some p...

Take foreign language because of personal interest, not to fulfill requirements

Dana Shefet, Editor-In-Chief

February 23, 2017

Filed under Uncategorized

Although many universities do not have a foreign language high school credit requirement, it is strongly recommended at numerous four-year colleges that prospective students take at least two years worth of classes. In fact, ever...

Timed testing adds unnecessary stress to students

Dana Shefet, Editor-In-Chief

February 23, 2017

Filed under Uncategorized

Timed testing has been around in our school system for so long that many consider it an unpleasant, necessary part of our lives. The true purpose of testing is often times forgotten in schools today due to the ridiculous amount of...

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