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Universities should not require standardized testing

Raven Barton, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2017

With early application deadlines right around the corner, seniors are beginning the long process of applying to colleges. This can be exciting for some students however, for the rest it can be very stressful when comes time to ta...

American Red Cross under fire surrounding Hurricane Harvey

Claire Campbell

October 11, 2017

With the many disasters that have occurred this fall, including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, many people are looking to donate to help victims. Red Cross is a widely known organization that raises a lot of money for such ...

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

Ava Darden, Design Editor

October 6, 2017

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

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

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

“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

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

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...