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Members of the Athens Drive community need to be able to better review and judge teachers

Sidd Gandhi, Assistant Editor

May 2, 2014

Filed under Opinions

The hiring of teachers seems like an extremely straightforward process to an outside eye. An adult with at least a bachelor’s degree applies for a teaching job, schedules an interview and talks to some administrators. By...

We’re all posers

Kaanchee Gandhi, Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2014

Filed under Column, Opinions

I am very attached to the things I love. It took me a while to develop a style and music taste that I felt strongly attached to after experimenting with many uncomfortable “phases.” How I dress, who I listen to, the art and ...

Academically gifted programs are doing more harm than good

Sidd Gandhi, Editorials Editor

March 5, 2014

Filed under Opinions

Starting as early as Kindergarten, children are often put into different tracks of advancement based on their intelligence. These tracks offer different levels of curriculum to allow students as identified as smarter to learn at ...

Everything is AWESOME!!! “The LEGO Movie” Review

Sidd Gandhi, Editorials Editor

March 5, 2014

Filed under Opinions, Showcase

LEGO bricks have been a staple of children’s toys since their inception in 1949. After years of playsets, video games, theme parks, board games, retail locations, robotics competitions and direct-to-video movies, LEGO has f...

“Beauty Myth” unfairly confines women to conform to a set definition of beauty

Kaanchee Gandhi, Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2014

Filed under Opinions

Throughout their battle against sexism, women have made great leaps in overcoming oppression against themselves. One battle remains firmly intact however and is partially because women are waging this war on themselves. “The Beauty Myth...

The importance of journalism should not be overlooked in the digital age

Kaanchee Gandhi, Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2014

Filed under Opinions

In the 21st century, journalism is considered a useless major, one that has become obsolete with the dying newspaper. According to The American Society of News Editors there was a 6.4 percent decline in newspaper jobs from th...

A veil of silence

Kaanchee Gandhi, Editor-in-Chief

January 8, 2014

Filed under Column, Opinions

The silence is deafening. In their battle against depression, people are still finding themselves facing the illness alone. Regardless of age, sex or ethnicity, the stigma against depression still lingers across the nation. It b...

Confidence 17 years in the making

Nick Keith, Editor-in-Chief

December 17, 2013

Filed under Opinions

There have been many times in the course of my life whence I have wished that I had taken a slightly different path than the one I have ended up on. Not that I wanted to change huge things, but the small ones, such as learning...

Brain Games, senior year: a retraction

Nick Keith, Editor-in-Chief

December 17, 2013

Filed under Opinions

The first weekend of November, I was fortunate enough to help represent our beloved Athens Drive High School on WRAL’s Brain Games, a team trivia show that pits schools from all across North Carolina against each other for t...

Compromise is the key to productivity in American politics

Nick Keith, Editor-in-Chief

December 17, 2013

Filed under Opinions

“If pro is the opposite of con, what is the opposite of progress?” The classic middle school joke seems more pertinent than ever, with threats of government shutdowns coming to fruition in the month of October. The congress...