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GOP tax cut controversy

Julia Kocsis, Assistant Editor

December 12, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Congress had a lot on their plate this winter as they debated a new tax reform proposal backed by the Republicans that was eventually passed in the House of Representatives. Congress's Joint Committee on Taxation asserts that the proposed...

Prince Harry’s engagement peaks the American obsession with the Royal family

Claire Campbell, Business Manager

December 11, 2017

Filed under Opinions

With the engagement of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle, the Royal family and the upcoming wedding has been a popular topic of discussion. “What is the date going to be?”, “Who is going to be in the bridal pa...

‘Face ID’ should not be the primary method to unlock a phone

Jankhna Sura, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Apple released its newest phone, the iPhone X on Nov. 3, 2017, taking away the imperative fingerprint authentication system, known as ‘Touch ID’, that was the primary method of unlocking a phone. Replaced with it is ‘F...

Organic farming reduces potential harm towards environment

Raven Barton, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2017

Filed under Opinions

The definition of an organic crop is a crop that has not been treated with pesticides, fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, antibiotics and or growth hormones, all of which pollute our air, water and soil. Organic crop pr...

1,628 false claims in 298 days in office

Julia Kocsis, Assistant Editor

November 30, 2017

Filed under Opinions

As we approach the one year mark of Donald Trump’s presidency, studies revolving around the frequency of his inaccurate statements are coming to light. Trump is known for vocalizing various distortions, exaggerations, half truths and ...

Keeping track of their kids- are tracking apps worth it?

Claire Campbell

November 8, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Among high school students in particular, debate surrounding parents using tracking software to know the location of their children at all times is prevalent. Apps including Find My Friends on iPhone and Life360 are commonly used f...

Seniors struggle to attain exam exemptions

Julia Kocsis, Assistant Editor

November 7, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Athens Drive Magnet High School is one of the many public schools in Wake County that supports a senior exemption policy on exams. This exemption applies only to teacher-made exams and does not apply to state exams. Still, it ha...

Women’s Rights in Saudi Arabia

Isabella Potorti, Photographer

October 27, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

Until recently women in Saudi Arabia were not allowed to drive a car or have a license. Some say men believed women were too stupid to drive but others disagree, regardless no company would issue a female a driver's license. This is not a first for Saudi A...

Music fans need to refuse to listen to artists who are domestic abusers

Zach Nowlin, Editor-in-Chief

October 27, 2017

Filed under Opinions

In the modern age, rappers have become some of the most popular celebrities. Pre-teens and teenagers alike look up to rappers, though not all of them are good examples. Hip-hop artists such as Kodak Black, Xxxtentacion and Chris B...