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Doctor brutally dragged off of overbooked United Airlines flight after refusing to give up seat

Hunter Gill, Pollster

May 1, 2017

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Dr. David Dao, a 69 year-old Chinese man traveling to Louisville, Kentucky, was forcibly thrown off an overbooked United Airlines flight after refusing to give up his seat for a crew member. While being literally dragged off th...

Trump’s Healthcare plan would leave people worse off than with Obamacare

Cameron Thomas, Sports Copy Editor

April 26, 2017

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By: Cameron Thomas United States President Donald Trump has already tried repealing the Affordable Care Act set in place by former president Barack Obama. Trump has promised health care for everyone and so far, the opposite is pr...

Danasia Wills, Business Manager

April 26, 2017

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An abusive relationship can occur in any situation and it is best to stop them at an early stage before it becomes life threatening. The abuse is not always  physical; it can also be emotional, financial, or sexual. There ar...

Technology is negatively influencing students and can damage the society

Danasia Wills, Business Manager

April 19, 2017

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The more advanced technology becomes, the more detached we become with reality. Technology is slowly starting to influence us and make us believe that without technology we cannot function. There is a problem when someone woul...

Be Happy with You

Dana Shefet, Editor-in-Chief

March 31, 2017

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“So, what are you going to do after graduation?” It is a question that has taken many forms throughout our lives. As kids, people asked us what we wanted “to be” when we grew up. At the beginning of high school, we be...

Not enough light shed on human trafficking could cause more insurmountable problems

Kyndall Shaw, Editorials Editor

March 28, 2017

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Selling the human body for benefits is the third most profitable world crime today. This includes forms of prostitution and human trafficking.  However, there is a significant difference between the two. Prostitution is volun...

Women unrepresented in politics creates divide

Kyndall Shaw, Editorials Editor

March 28, 2017

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With women making up 56 percent of the United States population, the gender gap has become less of a gap in recent years in many fields such as engineering, science and technology. With all these advancements, one would think ...

Defunding of Planned Parenthood will be detrimental to women’s health

Kayla Kulp, Design Editor

March 27, 2017

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The details of President Trump’s new health care plan have slowly been making their way into the media, giving information on coverage and policies that will replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) over the next few years. It in...

Teachers are not getting paid enough for their jobs in 2017

Zach Nowlin, Copy Editor

March 24, 2017

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For years, teachers have been constantly overworked and have not been properly compensated for the important job of teaching future generations. Teacher pay in North Carolina is very low compared to other states like New York....

A Change in English Curriculums Could Improve Teen’s Mental Health

Emily Cooney, Graphics/Mods Editor

March 23, 2017

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Many books of the current American English high school curriculum are from almost 100 years ago, and it seems as though it will stay this way. The novels several past generations read in high school are what millennials are still...