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Minimum GPA for High School Athletes Are Too Low

David Parker, Sports Editor

April 26, 2016

Filed under Column, Sports

High school student athletes have a few requirements that they must meet to be eligible to play sports.  However, maybe the most important of them all would be their grade point average.  Athletes’ GPA must be higher than a 2.0 ...

Fayetteville State Name Change

Tashaima Person, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016

Filed under Uncategorized

Senator Phil Berger has put together a plan to change the name of Fayetteville State University (FSU), a historically black college, to UNC-Fayetteville, upsetting some students and alumni because they think the heritage of the...

Students grading teachers will improve standardized test scores

Amber Doyle, Business Manager

April 20, 2016

Filed under Opinions

Many school systems use standardized test scores and observations by administrators to assess how teachers are performing in classrooms.  Some schools in New Jersey have implemented another way to assess teachers by asking s...

Holly Springs holds after prom at school to promote sobriety, safety

Lauren Koesy, Assistant Editor

April 19, 2016

Filed under News

This school year Holly Springs High School (HSHS) will hold a post-prom party for the the first time in an effort to encourage sobriety, and keep students, and others, safe from drunk driving. HSHS Student council members wanted ...

Hundreds of animals saved into local ASPCA

Emily Cooney, Online Photojournalist

April 18, 2016

Filed under News

The ASPCA stands for American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, focused on keeping animals out of hostile situations. They are calling on the help of young animal-rights advocates to aid in their mission of pro...

General Assembly passes anti-LGBT law, legalizes discrimination

Reilly Swennes, Editorials Editor

April 18, 2016

Filed under Opinions

One special session and $42,000 later, North Carolina has successfully regressed back into an age where discrimination is the law of the land. House Bill 2, originally intended to protect members of the LGBT community from unf...

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