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Unsettling treatment of puppies in puppy mills

April 10, 2018

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When searching for a new puppy or dog for a household, people usually have two options: adopting or purchasing. Purchasing puppies often involves buying from pet stores. However, puppies that are sold in pet stores usually come...

The legally questionable, yet morally sound teamwork of the FBI and Geek Squad

Julia Kocsis, Assistant Editor

March 28, 2018

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Both the FBI and Best Buy’s Geek Squad have been under fire in the media lately for their history of collaboration. The FBI was discovered to have been paying Geek Squad as informants when they came across, flagged and report...

State of the Union claims: fact or fiction?

Ava Darden, Design Editor

March 27, 2018

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On Jan 30, 2018,  President Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union address. Many debates have sparked on social media and news sites over whether or not the President’s first year was as successful as he claims. ...

The Dark Truth behind the Chocolate consumed on Valentine’s Day

Ava Darden, Design Editor

March 27, 2018

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Fundraising season is at an all time high at Athens Drive, which means, coupled with the fast approaching Valentine’s day, that it’s also chocolate season. It isn’t uncommon to see a student  walking down the hallway lugg...

Gun control must be implemented to maintain safety of school personal

Hunter Gill, Sports Editor

March 24, 2018

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Columbine. Las Vegas. Blacksburg. Orlando. Sandy Hook. Sutherland Springs.  And now Parkland. Some of the deadliest shootings in American history, and it seems that every month the list gets longer. The difference between Columbin...

United States failure to label GMO foods

Raven Barton, Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2018

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More than 60 countries around the globe require their genetically modified foods and produce to be labeled, and in over 300 regions the growing of GMOs are completely banned. However, the United States, alongside Canada, is no...

The dangers and misconceptions surrounding this year’s severe Flu season

Julia Kocsis, Assistant Editor

February 28, 2018

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This year’s flu season has officially hit and it is more severe than in years past. Officials say this flu season has been unusually devastating because it has hit a vast majority of the continental United States at the same time....

Local and worldwide Women’s Marches shed light on current issues

Julia Kocsis, Assistant Editor

February 23, 2018

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This January, on the one year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, thousands of people congregated in Raleigh's Halifax Mall to participate in the second annual Women’s March. Participants in the rally were “feminists” of all...

Review: ‘The Disaster Artist’

Zach Nowlin, Editor-in-Chief

January 11, 2018

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Tommy Wiseau set out to make his dream movie in 2002. He was determined to be an actor, writer, director and producer in Hollywood but no one would hire him due to his innate abilities to do any of these things. Wiseau decided...

The high cost of sports sets back less affluent families

Claire Campbell, Business Manager

January 11, 2018

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In a country where sports have such a dominant role in society, most people can relate in some way. Whether one’s career ended at the youth soccer team and now consists of watching football every Sunday or has progressed into a...

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