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Durham County Schools set to close on May 16 due to teacher protests

Harrison Rose, Copy Editor

May 8, 2018

The Durham Board of Education voted 6-1 to close schools May 16 to allow teachers to lobby for better pay, after more than 1,000 educators called the day off for the protests, with more teacher absences expected to come. This...

Student-led rallies spark attention across the nation

Rebecca Johnson, Assistant News Editor

May 8, 2018

Saturday, March 24 was the day students made history. Just a few days after national school walkouts, thousands of people across the United States and around the globe marched in pursuit to end school shootings and gun violence in America. March For Our Lives is a...

Study Examines Effects of Space

Tomas Pierce, Photography Editor

May 3, 2018

In preliminary results of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s Twin Study, astronaut Scott Kelly’s gene expression has a seven percent difference in gene expression from his twin Mark Kelly. His actual genes ...

NBA playoffs

Carlos Banegas, Staff writer

April 30, 2018

The NBA playoffs are back nationwide from April to May in 2018. The best teams come together to compete and find out who is the champion of the NBA. The NBA playoffs consist of four stages. The first round which began April...

Cinderella Project offers prom attire to Wake County students for free

Abby Pikett, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018

With prom right around the corner, many students are looking for the perfect dress, shoes or tuxedo to wear. These items can be very expensive for some families, but the Cinderella Project is a great solution for anyone struggli...

Student-led national school walkouts grab attention of the nation

Abby Pikett, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018

    Over a month has passed since the violent school shooting that occurred Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. Throughout the days since, students all across the United States have organized school walkouts. The walkouts are to pro...

Donald Trump releases plan to tackle opioid epidemic

Harrison Rose, Copy Editor

March 28, 2018

President Donald Trump released his plan to tackle the opioid epidemic in the United States on March 18. This plan includes many controversial steps that the President hopes will curb the opioid issue in America. The long a...

School Blood Drives Cancelled Throughout County

Harrison Rose, Copy Editor

March 5, 2018

A lot of people donate blood for the first time at their high school blood drive. Whether it is for the free t-shirt, cookies after donating, or the feeling of saving lives, it is a popular school function that the Health Scienc...

School Shooting in Parkland Florida

Harrison Rose, Copy Editor

March 5, 2018

Feb. 14, the nation was shocked to learn that a mass shooting had occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. 17 people died as a result of the shooting, and many more were injured. The suspect was c...