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Quarantine brings out unique, creative ideas for reducing boredom, staying busy

Abby Pikett, News Assistant Editor

May 19, 2020

Wake County schools have been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic for over a month, leaving thousands of students bored at home and constantly looking for something else to do during quarantine. There are various other activit...

Plans in place for Cary Towne Center to become $193 million indoor sports complex

Abby Pikett, News Assistant Editor, Design Editor

March 4, 2020

Cary town leaders plan to turn Cary Towne Center into an indoor sports stadium in an attempt to renew the area and attract business. The redesign is part of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitor Bureau’s tourism master...

Thousands of cases of deadly Coronavirus identified worldwide, public advised on prevention

Abby Pikett, News Assistant Editor

March 4, 2020

An outbreak of coronavirus has spread from the Chinese city of Wuhan to numerous countries around the world. Thousands of cases were identified and the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak...

NBA recap and season preview

Nicholas Rose, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

As the heat was rising over the summer, the NBA simmered with many upcoming changes. Local players from colleges in the triangle were hot commodities for the NBA draft in June. The number of trades rose compared to the previous y...

Americans should do their research before puchasing from unethical, environmentally unfriendly retailers

Abby Pikett, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

Clothing is one of the most popular factors that make up American society, but most clothing from traditional retail stores has unethical and harmful environmental impacts on the world. Recently, light has been shed on the negative...

Continuation of underage drinking in US prompts new prevention methods

Abby Pikett and Anton DiGiovanni

March 15, 2018

Takeimi Rao was only 14 years old when she died from alcohol poisoning at a slumber party spent with three of her friends. What was meant to be a fun Saturday night turned into the last night of Rao’s life, causing unimaginable p...

School Shooting in Parkland Florida

Harrison Rose, Copy Editor

March 5, 2018

Feb. 14, the nation was shocked to learn that a mass shooting had occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. 17 people died as a result of the shooting, and many more were injured. The suspect was c...

Athens Cheerleaders at the State Competition

Trinity Miller, Business Manager

March 5, 2018

Varsity  is a company that serves as a supplier for all levels of cheerleading held a cheer competition at Apex Friendship High School on Saturday, February 3. This particular competition was the North Carolina State Cheerleading Championship (NCS...

Significance of the free expression tunnel

Trinity Miller, Assistant Business Manager

December 19, 2017

  The Free Expression Tunnel first opened in 1939 as a pedestrian tunnel under the railroad tracks connecting North Campus to Central Campus. In the 1960's, North Carolina State University promoted it as a place for students...