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


Domestic violence: What it is and how to spot it
Domestic violence: What it is and how to spot it
Elijah Hoskins, Social Media Editor • May 24, 2024

Every minute almost 20 people around the world are physically assaulted by their partner; in the US this equals more than 10 million people a...

Drake and Kendrick Lamar going back in forth to understand each others motive
Drake vs Kendrick Lamar
Corissa Greene, Copy Editor • May 22, 2024

There have been suppositions and rumors over the years about tensions between popular rappers Drake and Kendrick Lamar, but nothing has been...

Students walk around to view peers STEM projects. Students spent much of the event viewing projects as well as presenting their  own.
Athens STEM students display their semester-long work at Athens STEMposium
Rowan Bissett, Assistant Sports Editor • May 22, 2024

The work of the Athens Drive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) students came to fruition this year at the Athens STEMposium on April...

The Athens Drive Flag Football team celebrates after their win against East Wake High School. This was the second game day, and it determined whether they would make it to the Sup-Her-Bowl
Women’s Flag Football’s future uncertain after new budget proposal
Ella Johnson, Copy Editor • May 21, 2024

This 2023-2024 school year, the Carolina Panthers announced they would be donating $50,000 to Wake County to kickstart Women’s flag football...

Members of the South Asian Student Association pose for a photo. This club is one of many school organizations that celebrate student diversity.
Athens Drive Culture Fest to return May 28
Sophie King, Assistant Editor • May 21, 2024

 With a total minority enrollment of 59%, and students from many countries around the world, Athens Drive High School is the most diverse high...

Susan McGraw and Leya Arikat flaunt Athen’s gear as they give a detailed tour of the school. The pair steps up to aid in making certain the Magnet evaluators from Magnet Schools of America have a positive experience.
A new beginning: Boshoff's first year
Brady Jones, Assistant News Editor • May 17, 2024

Amanda Boshoff, Athens Drive’s newest principal, is ending off her first year on a high note. After a long year of getting to know the Athens...

Meet the Staff
Ilyass Chabreg
Ilyass Chabreg
Staff Writer

Ilyass Chabreg is a sophomore at Athens Drive. He is a staff writer for the Athens Oracle. He enjoys playing soccer in his free time and plays for the school soccer team.

James Crumpler
James Crumpler
Photography Editor

James Crumpler (Far right) is a senior at Athens Drive and is in his second semester writing for the Athens Oracle. He likes eating Korean barbecue with his friends, playing games, and cooking. His favorite...

Ella Johnson
Ella Johnson
News Copy Editor

Ella Johnson (Right) is a Sophomore at Athens Drive High School. This is her first semester writing for the Athens Oracle. Outside of school, she enjoys playing soccer, hanging out with friends, and listening...


Prom season has come and gone and so has the added stress of finding a date, asking this date, getting the dress, matching the tux, planning prom night, and executing everything. These trends are something very recent because when parents were in high school, it was not a big deal at all to get asked to prom and they often just assumed they were going with certain people. Most of the pressure from prom is put on the guys, because ‘promposals’ – how one asks their date to prom- have become a crucial part of the experience.

Timing is key when planning to ask a girl to prom. A guy has to make sure he can surprise the girl and get her to come over or find out where she is without giving away the surprise. Every year, junior and senior boys are pressured to come up with the most original ways to ask their dates to prom. First, one has to come up with ideas they have not seen before; this can be difficult because most girls have seen plenty of promposals already on social networking sites. Guys spend a lot of time looking for special ideas they can make their own. Thinking of ways to ask girls to prom in addition to buying flowers, chocolate, candy and other surprises can take up a good amount of time and add extra stress.

Guys coming up with ideas does not only put stress on them, but also puts stress on a girl’s friends. Friends are said to know best about how the girl would want to be asked, but sometimes girls are unpredictable. Some may want a big surprise while others want to be warned so they are not caught off guard. The biggest surprise is when a girl gets asked by someone she had no idea about, this can be good or bad depending on the situation.

Overall, promposals have become a very big part of junior and senior year for both teenage boys and girls. Although promposals are fun and surprising, it does put a large amount of pressure on boys asking their dates and stress in the months from February to May. This year, there have been multiple twitter accounts that have come out with ideas on how to ask girls to prom with pictures of many promposals. Some schools in Wake county created their own accounts to show off their student’s promposals. This makes it hard for guys who have not asked their dates to prom because most of the good ideas have been taken and guys have to make sure they are asking their date in a way she would like simple or very surprising.

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