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Change throughout high school is beneficial

Raven Barton, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2018

Filed under Column

As a scrawny middle schooler, my expectations for high school were set very low by my teachers who told me that it would be a lot stricter and there would be no test corrections when I would fail my math tests. However, whe...

Journalism is more than just entertainment

Raven Barton, Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2018

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Journalism has been around in the United States since the Publick Occurrences, the first newspaper published by North American Colonies in 1690. As the years have gone on, less and less people have been reading printed newspapers...

NFL must continue to improve player safety

Hunter Gill, Sports Editor

January 8, 2018

Filed under Column, Sports

The 2017 NFL season has been marred by injuries to some of the game's biggest stars,  highlighting the current, dangerous state of football. During the Dec. 4th football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Ben...

Saying Goodbye To Athens Drive Sports

Daulton Bahm, Former Sports Editor

May 23, 2017

Filed under Column, Sports

After having some sort of connection to Athens Drive High School sports for the last 15 years, it is almost time for me to say goodbye. While I am not athletic enough to actually play sports, I have attended numerous athletic...

The Real Lessons Learned in High School

Dana Shefet, Editor-in-Chief

May 10, 2017

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Day after day, year after year, parents kiss their children goodbye as they head off to grade school. This June, 400 Athens Drive seniors will walk across the Raleigh Convention Center stage in a moment of fame when receiving...

Be Happy with You

Dana Shefet, Editor-in-Chief

March 31, 2017

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“So, what are you going to do after graduation?” It is a question that has taken many forms throughout our lives. As kids, people asked us what we wanted “to be” when we grew up. At the beginning of high school, we be...

The Decline of Disney Channel

Dana Shefet, Editor-in-Chief

December 5, 2016

Filed under Column, Opinions

If a group of 90’s kids were asked what their favorite childhood show was, the answer would vary somewhere along the lines of Even Stevens, Lizzie McGuire, Kim Possible or Boy Meets World. These shows were a staple of our child...

Minimum GPA for High School Athletes Are Too Low

David Parker, Sports Editor

April 26, 2016

Filed under Column, Sports

High school student athletes have a few requirements that they must meet to be eligible to play sports.  However, maybe the most important of them all would be their grade point average.  Athletes’ GPA must be higher than a 2.0 ...

Baseball deserves more support

Daulton Bahm, Sports Copy Editor

March 24, 2016

Filed under Column, Sports

For the third consecutive season, I will be coming out to watch many Athens Drive baseball games. I’ve been a huge fan of baseball for my entire life, but I have always been very disappointed about the lack of support and fans...

Should PEDs be allowed?

Erika Snyder, Sports Editor

December 14, 2015

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Athletes are constantly being caught and punished for taking performancing enhancing drugs (PEDs). Since not all the athletes who are juicing get caught, this ultimately  makes sports unfair, bringing up the question of whether or ...