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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 children ...

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...

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...

A shortage of school nurses threatens the health of North Carolina students

Madeline Vessey, Editorials Editor

November 11, 2019

M.J. Crumity, an eighth-grade Floridian with a pacemaker, participated in a game of dodgeball before abruptly collapsing onto the floor of his gym class and going into cardiac arrest. Swiftly, a school resource officer and a school nurse stepped in and began compressions and defibrillat...

Umstead Park’s dangerous new quarry development met with anger

Ava Darden, Editor in Chief

November 4, 2019

Recently, The RDU Airport Authority announced plans to resection Umstead Park, expanding the quarry on the property. Several groups, such as The Umstead Coalition, have been campaigning for local government to stand up to the A...

Class of 2020- Looking forward on the senior year to come

Ava Darden, Editor in Chief

November 4, 2019

Most of the class of 2020 may have not yet adjusted to being seniors, but regardless of whether or not most of the 430 seniors this year are prepared to go on to bigger things, doesn’t change the fact that graduation is alm...

Chanel Miller, victim of rapist Brock Turner sheds light on the issue of rape, sexual assault in the U.S.

Abby Pikett, News Assistant Editor

September 26, 2019

Chanel Miller, the previously anonymous victim of rapist Brock Turner, has revealed her name to the public and is telling her story of being sexually assaulted by a man who spent only three months in prison for his life-altering...