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Gun control must be implemented to maintain safety of school personal

Hunter Gill, Sports Editor

March 24, 2018

Filed under Opinions

Columbine. Las Vegas. Blacksburg. Orlando. Sandy Hook. Sutherland Springs.  And now Parkland. Some of the deadliest shootings in American history, and it seems that every month the list gets longer. The difference between Columbin...

United States failure to label GMO foods

Raven Barton, Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2018

Filed under Opinions

More than 60 countries around the globe require their genetically modified foods and produce to be labeled, and in over 300 regions the growing of GMOs are completely banned. However, the United States, alongside Canada, is no...

The dangers and misconceptions surrounding this year’s severe Flu season

Julia Kocsis, Assistant Editor

February 28, 2018

Filed under Opinions

This year’s flu season has officially hit and it is more severe than in years past. Officials say this flu season has been unusually devastating because it has hit a vast majority of the continental United States at the same time....

Local and worldwide Women’s Marches shed light on current issues

Julia Kocsis, Assistant Editor

February 23, 2018

Filed under Opinions

This January, on the one year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, thousands of people congregated in Raleigh's Halifax Mall to participate in the second annual Women’s March. Participants in the rally were “feminists” of all...

Review: ‘The Disaster Artist’

Zach Nowlin, Editor-in-Chief

January 11, 2018

Filed under Opinions

Tommy Wiseau set out to make his dream movie in 2002. He was determined to be an actor, writer, director and producer in Hollywood but no one would hire him due to his innate abilities to do any of these things. Wiseau decided...

The high cost of sports sets back less affluent families

Claire Campbell, Business Manager

January 11, 2018

Filed under Opinions

In a country where sports have such a dominant role in society, most people can relate in some way. Whether one’s career ended at the youth soccer team and now consists of watching football every Sunday or has progressed into a...

Journalism is more than just entertainment

Raven Barton, Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2018

Filed under Column

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...

Why we need to stop politicizing events

Hunter Gill, Sports Editor

January 8, 2018

Filed under Opinions

Politics play a large role in our society, but recently politics have overflowed into events where they have no place. While recent events like the Las Vegas shooting forces us to face our issues as a nation, we need to learn t...

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...

Visiting toxic family members should not be an obligation during the holidays

Emily Cooney, Features Editor

January 7, 2018

Filed under Opinions

The majority of families in the world perceive the holiday season as a series of “family events.” Holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas call for dinner parties in which all members of families are invited to attend....