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The many ways to reduce plastic waste

Raven Barton, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2018

Plastic is inexpensive, lightweight and durable, which is why almost every industry loves it - and because it is light and cheap, there is a lot of it. These qualities are what each industry looks for when making a product. Howe...

Change throughout high school is beneficial

Raven Barton, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2018

As a scrawny middle schooler, my expectations for high school were set very low by my teachers who told me that it would be a lot stricter and there would be no test corrections when I would fail my math tests. However, whe...

Local and worldwide Women’s Marches shed light on current issues

Julia Kocsis, Assistant Editor

February 23, 2018

This January, on the one year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, thousands of people congregated in Raleigh's Halifax Mall to participate in the second annual Women’s March. Participants in the rally were “feminists” of all...

Journalism is more than just entertainment

Raven Barton, Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2018

Journalism has been around in the United States since the Publick Occurrences, the first newspaper published by North American Colonies in 1690. As the years have gone on, less and less people have been reading printed newspapers...

‘Face ID’ should not be the primary method to unlock a phone

Jankhna Sura, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017

Apple released its newest phone, the iPhone X on Nov. 3, 2017, taking away the imperative fingerprint authentication system, known as ‘Touch ID’, that was the primary method of unlocking a phone. Replaced with it is ‘F...

Organic farming reduces potential harm towards environment

Raven Barton, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2017

The definition of an organic crop is a crop that has not been treated with pesticides, fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, antibiotics and or growth hormones, all of which pollute our air, water and soil. Organic crop pr...

1,628 false claims in 298 days in office

Julia Kocsis, Assistant Editor

November 30, 2017

As we approach the one year mark of Donald Trump’s presidency, studies revolving around the frequency of his inaccurate statements are coming to light. Trump is known for vocalizing various distortions, exaggerations, half truths and ...

Seniors struggle to attain exam exemptions

Julia Kocsis, Assistant Editor

November 7, 2017

Athens Drive Magnet High School is one of the many public schools in Wake County that supports a senior exemption policy on exams. This exemption applies only to teacher-made exams and does not apply to state exams. Still, it ha...