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Three-panel judge rules that North Carolina’s political maps must be redrawn

Jankhna Sura, Features Editor

September 26, 2019

Sept. 3, 2019,  a three-judge panel ruled that North Carolina’s political maps were unconstitutional and qualified as gerrymandered. This decision made by two Democratic judges and one Republican seemingly ends the legal battle...

Vaping has begun epidemic nationwide

Ava Riach, Business Manager

September 25, 2019

N.C.’s attorney general, Josh Stein, announced Aug. 2019 that he and his office will be suing electronic cigarette companies because of teen usage. Vaping and Juuling have recently become an epidemic, putting many teenagers and young adults i...

Founder of major conversion therapy program comes out as gay

Ava Riach, Business Manager

September 25, 2019

McKrae Game, founder of one of the biggest conversion therapy programs in the United States, has come out as gay. Game founded Truth Ministry, a “faith based conversion therapy program in South Carolina” according to People...

Best Buddies Prom

May 8, 2019

Friday, April 26 marked the first annual Best Buddies Prom at Athens Drive Magnet High School. Special education students from Athens Drive and Broughton dressed up for a time of fun and dancing. Broughton High School’s S...

Students Explore Their Horizons This Summer

May 8, 2019

When the school year ends, many students look forward to traveling with their friends and family to various destinations both regionally and abroad. Often times, thoughts about school are put aside with backpacks, lunch boxes, an...

Staff team wins annual “Volleybros” tournament

Katie Vick, News Copy Editor

March 25, 2019

Volleybros, a tradition unique to the Athens Drive community, is a time for staff and students to come together for a night of laughter and competition. Seven teams competed against each other February 22 in this year’s volleyball ...

The Jonas Brothers in the Year 2019

Katie Vick, News Copy Editor

March 25, 2019

Nick, Kevin and Joe Jonas, former Disney stars, announced that their band, “The Jonas Brothers,” was reuniting six years after their split. The release of their new single, "Sucker," launched the group back into the spotlight. The Jonas Brothers were made famous by their role in the hit Dis...

College admission scam involving elite universities comes to light

Jankhna Sura, Editorials Editor

March 25, 2019

Over 50 people were involved in what prosecutors claim to be the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted, involving elite colleges such as UCLA, USC, Stanford, Yale, Georgetown and more. The scam allowed students to ga...

Athens Drive student-athletes transfer to private school for promised tuition, transfer back after football season

Adam Shefet, Sports Editor

March 22, 2019

In the fall prior to the 2018 high school football season, four Athens Drive students transferred to Fayetteville, N.C.’s Village Christian Academy. Two of these students, Geo-Vany Cannon and Isaiah Henderson say they were ...

The number of flu cases expected to rise dramatically

Madeline Vessey, Editor

February 25, 2019

Over the 2018-2019 flu season, 29 people have died from flu-related complications in North Carolina, four people total within the week of the sixteenth of January alone. In North Carolina, the flu season has not yet reached ...