The official student news site of Athens Drive High School


The official student news site of Athens Drive High School


The official student news site of Athens Drive High School


Ketaki Mijar (far right), Vanshika Chinta (center), and Rida Siraj (far left) present for the first Red Cross Interest Meeting. They run the club and hope to gain more members.
Athens Drive Red Cross Club Makes A Comeback
Sophie King, Assistant Editor • April 9, 2024

The Red Cross Organization is known for its many forms of aid on a global level. From CPR education here in the United States to disaster relief across the globe, most can...

Many have joked that Charlottes baby are akin to Jesus, because of the lack of male intervention. Its become a moniker of hers in the media, even though Stingray Mary may be more appropriate for herself.
Stingray Jesus? Parthenogenesis explained.
Hannah Suehle, Editor-in-Chief • April 5, 2024

Charlotte the Stingray has turned many heads her way. Residing in Hendersonville, N.C., she’s drawn marine lovers from across the U.S. to discover her unique situation....

Athens Drive student scrolls through TikTok during class. TikTok is a major contributor to procrastination.
TikTok ban explained
Taylor Malloy, Editor in Chief • March 21, 2024

Rumors have been circulating relating to the possibility of the popular social media app “TikTok” being banned in the United States. Videos spreading around the social...

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Lindsay Grant, Susan McGraw, Nathan Bunch, Brower Evenhouse, and Jack Thompson working on their classwork in AP Calculus BC.
Pros and cons of having AP classes in the spring
Ethan Adams, Assistant Editor • April 9, 2024

Background on AP classes   AP (Advanced Placement) courses are offered year-round at Athens Drive High School and many schools nationwide. As many students know, these classes...

The family business food truck of Damian Rodriguez, parked and serving at Fortnight, a local brewery, in Cary, N.C.
Student owned businesses effects on education
Deevani Rodriguez, Features Copy Editor • April 4, 2024

99.9 percent of all U.S. businesses are small businesses, and many students at Athens Drive work for or own a small business. Although some of these businesses are very successful...

Officer J.M Walker And Rex Alimo enjoying their free periods after a long two periods of teaching and protecting.
Realism of Teaching Styles
Sama Yousef, Staff Writer • March 4, 2024

Realism in teaching styles refers to the approach of teaching students as the teaching styles constantly change. It involves a certain type of awareness of the factors influencing...

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Humans of Athens Drive
View stories on amazing students and staff who make the Drive a great place for learning, imagination, diversity, and success.
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Staff Profile
Brady Jones
Brady Jones
Assistant News Editor

Brady Jones is a Senior at Athens Drive and is in his second semester with the Athens Oracle. After school, he is an involved member of the Athens Drive theatre department, handling the technical components...

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Athens Drive flag football team poses for a picture after winning their last game of the season. Photo provided by Lauryn Webb.
Athens Drive debuts new women's flag football team
Taylor Malloy, Sophie King, Ella Johnson, and Farah Al-Rbehat March 8, 2024

Athens Drives JV Softball team during their game against Cardinal Gibbons High School. The game could not be finished and was continued on April 3. (Photo creds Julia Kimi Chen)
JV Softball steps up to bat
Ella Johnson, Copy Editor • April 9, 2024

Softball has been a sport at Athens Drive since 2007. They have had their ups and downs, but the team has grown immensely from the introduction of the sport. For the past...

The NCFC soccer team comes in for a huddle in the middle of the game. Bridges (center), as a goalie is a major part of the team and extremely important in team discussion. Photos provided by Ryan Bridges
Balancing travel sports and school; can it be done?
Rowan Bissett, Assistant Sports Editor • April 3, 2024

Almost every high school student does an extracurricular activity, some do art, some do music, but the most popular extracurricular activity in high school is sports . Most...

Athens Drive Basketball team poses after their first game

Photo provided by Coach. Davis
After review of the Athens Drive Varsity basketball season
Corissa Greene, Copy Editor • April 3, 2024

The ending to the Athens Drive Varsity Boys basketball season proved to be a physical, emotional, and impactful experience for players and coaches. Gathered from personal...

Coach Eric Long talking to girls trying out for soccer after the final workout before tryouts. Photos Courtesy of Mackenzie Dixon
New coach Eric Long steps onto the soccer field
Ella Johnson, Copy Editor • February 27, 2024

Women’s soccer is an extremely popular sport at Athens Drive. Over 40 girls throughout each grade level try out for the team every season. Since the 2017-2018 season, they...

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AP classes are more rigorous than most high school courses, often being regarded as similar to college level. They require a lot of dedication from students each day to stay on top of the course load.
The struggles of AP exams
Brady Jones, Assistant News Editor • April 9, 2024

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are probably the most feared classes in high school. After all, they are college-level workloads! But on top of the extra studying, assignments,...

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No need to dip in your savings for college. A penny jar is all you need!
Costy College? Cost-free. (Satire)
Hannah Suehle, Editor-in-Chief • February 29, 2024

On average, 62 percent of high school seniors will matriculate on to college or some other form of higher education after graduation. Given the...

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Photo courtesy of Team Pain
Skateparks of North Carolina
Zane Perryman, Copy Editor • March 4, 2024

Rodgers Family Skate Plaza Rodgers Family Skate Plaza, generally referred to as Apex Skatepark, is the most accessible park in the triangle....

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