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WCPSS considers new policy

Jackie Wallace, Features Editor

December 17, 2013

Filed under Opinions

Wake County Public Schools has been a tad on the speculative side, whether it being about poor bus route quality and renovations or the recent switchover to PowerSchool. The school district has started to see is a huge facelif...

“Blurred Lines” is far from being feminist movement

Zoe Winton, News Editor

December 12, 2013

Filed under Opinions

Robin Thicke recently claimed that his summer hit, “Blurred Lines”, was “a feminist movement within itself.” This comment was made after the song received a large backlash over its lyrics that clearly objectify women, and f...

Less thanks being given on Thanksgiving

Logan Pearce, PR Manager

December 9, 2013

Filed under Opinions

With Thanksgiving and the winter holidays in the near future, people are beginning to make plans for where they will eat their meals and what they will buy their acquaintances. The massive amounts of cooking and eating around Thank...

Malala Yousafzai represents more than just a eloquent teenager

Jennifer Barnes, Editorials Editor

December 9, 2013

Filed under Opinions

Voted one of “The 100 Most Influential People in the World” for 2013 by Time magazine, winner of Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace Prize and nominee for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize, it is no wonder that Malala Yousafzai...

Scantraumatizing

Kaanchee Gandhi, Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2013

Filed under Column, Opinions

It may have just been the circumstance, but the fall colors looked exceptionally brighter as I stepped out of Athens after taking the last SAT of my high school career. Finally, I was free of the hours spent in the brain-numbin...

How to manage senior year

Nicole Flournory, Staff Writer

October 30, 2013

Filed under Opinions

As the school year starts again and students get into the hang of balancing homework and social lives, seniors have the additional stress of preparing for and applying to college. Despite all the guidance from counselors, parents and ...

Athens tennis team deserves new courts

Declan Hoffman, Online Editor

October 30, 2013

Filed under Opinions

Face it, none of the athletic facilities at Athens are exactly top of the line. In fact, not much of anything at Athens is top of the line, but specifically the sports facilities and even more specifically, the tennis courts. It i...

Nobody likes a bully

Ishmael Sutton, Staff Writer

October 25, 2013

Filed under Opinions

by Ishmael Sutton   According to dosomething.org over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year. Fifty-six percent of students have personally witnessed some form of bullying at school. Also, Seventy-one per...