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Backpack Buddies

Manon Bedouet, Photographer

May 17, 2018

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One in four children are at risk of hunger in North Carolina, that is why the Backpack Buddies program has been created. This program consists of offerings every week a bag with food for the weekend  to the students who need it. ...

“In The Heights” Propels Athens Theatre Department to a Higher Level

Manon Bedouet, Photographer

May 17, 2018

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The Athens Drive theatre department presented “In the Heights” wednesday 26, thursday 27 and friday 28 April. The show takes places in the Heights, a hispanic community in New York City. This show, created by Lin-Manue...

The Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Program at Athens Drive

Ava Riach, Current Event Reporter

May 17, 2018

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Athens Drive has a specialized program for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (DHH) students of Wake County that offers more intensive one-on-one instruction. The focus is usually on literacy because that is where most students str...

With graduation around the corner, senioritis kicks in

Raven Barton, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2018

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Graduation is around the corner and for some students that day cannot come any faster. Merriam-Webster defines senioritis as “an ebbing of motivation and effort by school seniors as evidenced by tardiness, absences, and lower grades.” With the last days of school approachin...

2018 Literacy Week

Ava Riach, Current Event Reporter

May 1, 2018

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Literacy Week was created in 2017 by Jennifer Lowry, literacy coach. This event brings together different people from different fields to talk about their experience with reading and writing. This year’s Literacy Week was duri...

The views of the Athens Drive lacrosse game from the perspective of the students

Daniela Delgado, Harrison Rose, Manon Bedouet

April 13, 2018

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Students who went to the Varsity Women's lacrosse game watch from the stands and observe the players, the spectators and surrounding environment. The afternoon sun creates a silhouette on the spectators of the Girl's Varsity Lacrosse game. Harrison Ro...

Discrimination and racism still exist as a large part of today’s society

Hunter Gill, Lauren Baker, and Allen Thomas

March 29, 2018

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Imagine being treated differently based on race as a young child and the lasting impact that would have on you. This is what Nyssa Battle, now a high school junior, and other children go through every day. She, along with othe...

2018 Gradman

Ava Riach and Lauren Baker, Current Event Reporter and Photojournalist

March 29, 2018

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Gradman took place on March 29 at 7 p.m. Gradman is a talent show and resembles beauty pageants. 12 seniors are nominated and voted for categories by the senior class. This year’s theme is “Keeping Up with the Gradmen.” The categories include Mr. Athletic, Mr. Cute and even Mr. W...

America’s Gun Problem

Harrison Rose and Zach Nowlin

March 28, 2018

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Columbine. Newtown. Las Vegas. Parkland. These cities, when combined together, immediately spring to mind the mass shootings that have taken place over the past 20 years.  Such increase in shootings, have instigated the swelling of...