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Roy Cooper eases N.C. restrictions in three phases

Camila Pierce, Staff Writer

June 1, 2020

The epidemic, the virus sweeping the world, the novel coronavirus, all names for the monster hiding at every corner: COVID-19. Everywhere, people around the globe have been isolated in their homes for weeks on end. The original N.C. stay-at-home-order was put in effect March...

Quarantine brings out unique, creative ideas for reducing boredom, staying busy

Abby Pikett, News Assistant Editor

May 19, 2020

Wake County schools have been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic for over a month, leaving thousands of students bored at home and constantly looking for something else to do during quarantine. There are various other activit...

A man cleaning the snow off of his car.

The 2019 snow drought

March 13, 2020

Athens Drive band students win positions in East Central District Honor Band

Nicholas Rotella, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

Honor Band is comprised of the best band students from each school in Wake County. These students try out to see if they can make the Honor Band for the East Central District Honor Band. Honor Band in NC is divided into seven dis...

Plans in place for Cary Towne Center to become $193 million indoor sports complex

Abby Pikett, News Assistant Editor, Design Editor

March 4, 2020

Cary town leaders plan to turn Cary Towne Center into an indoor sports stadium in an attempt to renew the area and attract business. The redesign is part of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitor Bureau’s tourism master...

State Superintendent Mark Johnson sends controversial message about Common Core

Alexander Mayhew, Photography Editor

March 4, 2020

State Superintendent Mark Johnson sent out a link to a poll Feb. 11 asking, “Do you want us to eliminate Common Core and present new standards to the NC Board of Education for their approval?” The email/text was sent out to hundreds of thousands of North Carolina parents...

Thousands of cases of deadly Coronavirus identified worldwide, public advised on prevention

Abby Pikett, News Assistant Editor

March 4, 2020

An outbreak of coronavirus has spread from the Chinese city of Wuhan to numerous countries around the world. Thousands of cases were identified and the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak...