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Trump’s removal of DACA is detrimental to the United States

Ava Darden, Design Editor

October 6, 2017

Filed under Opinions

790,000 unauthorized immigrants have been insured work permits and the ability to remain in the United States and obtain a degree under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program since 2012, when...

Miss America contestants dazzle viewers with their beautiful minds

Julia Kocsis, Assistant Editor

October 4, 2017

Filed under Opinions

The 2018 Miss America pageant was one to remember. The spotlight of the show did not fall on the dresses, shiny hair, sequins, and dazzling smiles like usual. The interview portion of the contest was what made headlines and sparked substantial buzz. The interview portion of Miss America consists of questions that...

The negative effects captivation has on animals

Raven Barton, Editor in Chief

September 27, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Many animals that spend their lives restrained in captivity suffer physically and mentally, as their complex social, behavioral and physical needs cannot be met. Zoos do not save species from extinction. Instead, they divert much-need...

’13 Reasons Why’ shows graphic scenes that can be traumatic for students

Zach Nowlin, Copy Editor

May 31, 2017

Filed under Opinions

“13 Reasons Why” is a Netflix original that debuted in March to much controversy. The show has been accused of glorifying suicide, as well as perpetuating ignorant connotations surrounding suicide. Others say that the show raise...

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

Filed under Column

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...

How the Marine branch started and some things you should know about joining

Danasia Wills, Business Manager

May 3, 2017

Filed under Opinions

To be labeled a United States Marine is an honor because it consists of the fewest people compared to the other branches. To be in the Marine Corps it takes a person of extreme discipline, strength and sense of purpose. Mari...

Society victim blames too often, needs to reform opinions of assault victims

Kayla Kulp, Design Editor

May 3, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Two years ago, Brock Turner’s case emerged in the media. Turner was charged with three accounts of felony sexual assault for attacking a woman; she was intoxicated and unconscious, leading to Turner’s arrest on the basis of rape. I...