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Despite numerous clarifications, many still ignore the message behind Kaepernick protests

Hunter Gill, Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2018

Filed under Opinions

We need move past the idea that racism and discrimination are not commonplace in our country and instead applaud those who use their platform to promote positive change in Nike’s announcement Sept. 3 that Colin Kaepernick w...

Under-representation of minorities in required reading novels

Vanessa Martin, Editor-in-chief

October 7, 2018

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Within many school systems, Wake County Public schools included, there is a lack of representation of minorities in books required for English classes. Minority students may not feel like they are being represented within their Eng...

Why Wake County needs to reform their online presence

Ava Darden, News Assistant Editor

September 28, 2018

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If there is one thing students from Wake County know best, it is the anxious waiting by the phone or computer for one little tweet from the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) Twitter account. For most, this is a jokey, funn...

Despite numerous clarifications, many still ignore the true message of Colin Kaepernick protests

Hunter Gill, Editor-in-Cheif

September 27, 2018

Filed under Opinions

Nike’s announcement Sept. 3 that Colin Kaepernick would headline this year’s “Just Do It” campaign reignited the controversy behind the former NFL quarterback. Kaepernick first gained media attention in 2016 for kneeling ...

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ has opened up the door for Asian American representation in Hollywood

Jankhna Sura, Features Editor

September 26, 2018

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“Crazy Rich Asians”, a glitz romantic comedy, hit theaters nationwide Aug. 15, 2018. It has received countless laud from critics and won the hearts of Americans across the nation for its representation of Asian Americans. The film is...

College tuition increases as years continue

Vanessa Martin

May 25, 2018

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  Student tuition prices for colleges and universities have continued to climb. This increase leads to more student debt for those attending universities and less students being able to go to college due to prices. ...

The Case for the implementation of Disposable Lunch Trays at Athens Drive

Ava Darden, Design Editor

May 24, 2018

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When scientists and technological developers envision what the world will be like in 500 years, they often dream of artificial intelligence and flying cars. While the boom of development we’re experiencing now may make thos...

The True Forces that drive our Elections

Ava Darden, Design Editor

May 24, 2018

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Many things drive an election. Anger, passion and fear are merely emotional examples that persuade voters of all backgrounds to support candidates they feel will advocate for and well represent their values. But one thing tur...

United States must Proceed with caution when dealing with North Korea, Kim Jong-un

Hunter Gill, Sports Editor

May 17, 2018

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North Korea made the welcome announcement April 22 that they will suspend nuclear and inter-continental ballistic missile tests and shut down a nuclear test site in the country’s northern region. This announcement comes before ...