ATHENS ORACLE

Uprise in gun violence causes worry in Durham, NC

Ava Riach, Business Manager

January 9, 2020

Increased gun violence incidents in Durham, N.C. have begun to cause panic in residents and they have started going to the police hoping for them to act on these various occurrences. Despite this, the violence continues with new...

Multiple cases of deadly Pneumonic Plague have been diagnosed in China

December 17, 2019

   The Bubonic plague, one of the deadliest outbreaks in history that swept over Europe and Asia in 1347 and killed 25 million people, has not made a return, but a related disease has been spotted in China called Pneumon...

Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Dagmawi Tilahun, P.R. manager

November 25, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi approved an impeachment inquiry on President Donald Trump Sep. 24, 2019. Since then, Congress has been investigating an alleged plot by President Trump. The accusation being conspiracy to use the pow...

UNC Chapel Hill sexual assault rates continue to rise, shown by recent survey

Ava Riach, Business Manager

November 13, 2019

A survey released in early October 2019 showed that a third of female undergraduates at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (UNC) reported sexual assault during their time as a student. The News and Observer reported,...

Residents protest for removal of Confederate statue in Pittsboro, NC

Abby Pikett, News Assistant Editor

November 11, 2019

Hundreds of people demonstrated Oct. 19 against and in support of a Confederate statue located in Pittsboro, NC. The demonstrators chanted, taunted and sang at each other for over seven hours in the middle of the disproportion...

Hurricane Dorian leaves a path of destruction in its wake, impacting east coast

Adam Gray, Cartoonist

November 5, 2019

Hurricane Dorian recently ripped through the southeastern coast causing schools to be canceled, houses evacuated and lives and homes destroyed. Hurricane Dorian formed August 28 and hit the Virgin Islands. Two days later, Dorian...

Changes at Athens

October 25, 2019

Many changes have been made at Athens since the 2018-19 school year, including the addition of two new administrators and a renewed bell schedule.  One of the changes to the bell schedule is Advantage Time. Previously, Adv...

Athens Drive Gradman looking for new supervisor

Brenlee Shaw, Photographer and Hospitality Manager

October 25, 2019

Gradman is a charity driven talent show for senior boys at Athens Drive. Gradman has been a successful event that most of the student body looks forward to every year. It raises money for a variety of charities. It is a comedic s...

Peace talks

Dagmawi Tilahun, Graphics mods editor

October 11, 2019

Peace talks between the U.S. and the Taliban, a religious fundamental group who held power over most of Afghanistan in the late 1990’s, began in Oct.of 2018. The peace talks carried on throughout the year, a deal being agreed b...

Burning of Amazonia

Dagmawi Tilahun, Graphics mods editor

October 2, 2019

Brazil has been ravaged with forest fires in 2019. The Amazon rainforest, the largest rainforest in the world, is taking center stage as the main topic of discussion. The Amazon spans eight countries and covers 40 percent of South ...