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Grading for students during coronavirus pandemic should be altered to suit students’ needs

Abby Pikett, News Assistant Editor

June 2, 2020

One of the biggest questions students had throughout quarantine was in regards to their final grades for the 2019-2020 school year. Students and teachers alike wondered how grades would be counted, if they were counted at all. In...

A Reflection on Senior Year

Ava Darden, Editor in Chief

May 19, 2020

Tasked with the duty of writing my final senior column, I have no choice to both visit the tired issue of our mutual quarantine as students and citizens of the united states, as well as to use first person to do so. It seems despe...

Anti-Asian sentiment increases due to coronavirus

Dagmawi Tilahun, House keeper

March 12, 2020

On Jan. 30, 2020, the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of COVID-19 also known as the “Coronavirus” a “public health emergency of international conc...

Know Your Options: What You Need to Know Before Going to the Polls

Katie Vick, Staff Relations

March 10, 2020

For many high school seniors, Tuesday, Nov. 3 will be their first time being eligible to vote in a major election. However, many do not know about their critical role in the March 3 primaries. If they will be 18 by election day...

The role of HBCUs in the college decision process

Nia Smith, Staff Relations

March 10, 2020

Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have been responsible for providing stable and nurturing environments for students of color interested in pursuing higher education. In order for an institution to classify ...

UN Climate Report signals a need for drastic global change

Madeline Vessey, Editorials Editor

January 13, 2020

In 2016, when the Paris Climate Agreement was signed, it felt like the beginning of a new era. An era in which more and more countries would be placing an emphasis on maintaining and improving the environment around them for future generations. The Paris Agreement incl...

TikTok becoming addictive app among teenagers with over 500 million users

Abby Pikett, News Assistant Editor

January 8, 2020

TikTok, a growing social media app where people can make short videos, has risen in popularity over the past year, with over 500 million monthly active users. As with most social media apps, TikTok’s majority of users are childre...

Closing the Suspension Cycle in Wake County

November 26, 2019

The goal for every school should be to encourage and uplift students, helping them to achieve their best potential. However, if students feel ridiculed by the school, it will be a shot in the dark for students to achieve academi...

People should use hemp paper as an environmentally sustainable alternative

Sumayah Baloch

November 21, 2019

The earth is running out of natural resources faster than ever. Climate change is getting  worse and one of the main causes of this is deforestation. According to the Rainforest Action Network,  around 3.5 billion to 7 billion...

Bird population falls to lowest ever recorded in North America, leading to speculation about potential causes

Madeline Vessey, Editorials Editor

November 20, 2019

If you have ever heard the phrase canary in a coal mine, then you might be surprised to know that has only become more relevant in today’s society. According to a study published in the journal, Science, the bird populations in North America alone, has dropped by nearly 30% in...