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Athens Men’s basketball team competes in the exclusive John Wall Invitational

Adam Shefet, Sports Editor

February 21, 2019

Each holiday season, John Wall, five-time NBA All-star, holds a tournament at Broughton High School in his hometown of Raleigh for high schools across the East Coast. The tournament is partnered with the Triangle Educational A...

Los Angeles public school teachers protest for funding, higher salaries

Richard Williams, Staff writer and Businesses Manager

February 20, 2019

Los Angeles teachers protested for a week and the effects impacted a multitude of families and students. The week-long protest involved teachers demanding higher salaries, more staff, smaller classes and more teacher funding for ed...

Nationwide government shutdown leaves federal workers furloughed, working without pay

Abby Pikett, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

The United States federal government temporarily shut down for over a month, and hundreds of thousands of government employees were not paid. The shutdown occurred Dec. 22 after President Donald Trump and congressional lawmakers...

Athens Drive band students win positions in Central District Honor Band

Abby Pikett, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

A number of students from the Athens Drive Band program won positions in the Central District Honor Band. The district includes a major area of North Carolina from Greensboro through Raleigh-Durham. The scores of the Athens Drive students who won positions in the band were hig...

2018 Midterm elections shift balance of power in Washington

Hunter Gill, Editor-in-Chief

December 17, 2018

The balance of power in Washington drastically shifted as a result of the 2018 midterm elections. In addition, a record number of diverse candidates were elected to Congress.  Among the elected candidates included the first t...

The Courtyard in November.

Riley Saye and Matthew Roehm

December 13, 2018

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Winner in South Carolina receives $1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery

Riley Saye, Computer Expert

November 27, 2018

The Mega Millions lottery jackpot reached a record breaking 1.6 billion dollars Oct. 19, 2018. A person in South Carolina won the jackpot Oct. 23, 2018. “The first thing I would do is take care of all debt, college debt, and all...

Silent Sam controversy continues

Riley Saye, Computer Expert

November 27, 2018

The confederate monument known as Silent Sam at UNC Chapel Hill was toppled by protesters Aug. 21, 2018. This follows other controversy from earlier in the year. “It was to honor the dead that fought on the side of the conf...

Jump for the children duke charity event

November 27, 2018

The annual Duke Jump for the children charity event is coming to the Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. Horse Complex in North Carolina. It is an enormous horse competition held to raise money for Duke’s Children Hospital. This years s...

The History of Halloween

November 27, 2018

Halloween was never about trick-or-treating or candy. It all started on October 31  through November 1 in ancient Ireland. 2,000 years ago on this date the Celts celebrated the Celtic festival of Samhain. The 31 represents t...