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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...

Durham County Schools set to close on May 16 due to teacher protests

Harrison Rose, Copy Editor

May 8, 2018

The Durham Board of Education voted 6-1 to close schools May 16 to allow teachers to lobby for better pay, after more than 1,000 educators called the day off for the protests, with more teacher absences expected to come. This...

A refreshing change

Andreas Combos, Sports Editor

June 2, 2015

Back when Athens Drive High School first opened in 1978, Williams Stadium was a state of the art facility. Flash forward over 35 years later, and the football stadium is outdated, unsafe and unconducive to success on the field. However,...

Athens men’s tennis welcomes in promising new coach

Andreas Combos, Sports Editor

June 2, 2015

Tiffany Johnson, Athens Drive English Teacher, has stepped in to be the new head coach for the 2015 men’s tennis team. With Gene Thomas resigning after 13 years of  coaching the men’s and women’s teams, it has been a while...

Wake County Decides First Three Days Spring Break As Makeup Days

Kayla Kulp, Editorial Cartoonist

May 4, 2015

After Wake County schools missed a total of eight days due to inclement weather, administrators had to figure out what they would do about make-up days. The initial result, which was posted on the county’s official Twitter page...

Wake County should be ashamed of its suspension rate, zero tolerance policies are to blame

Madison Miller, Copy Editor

May 15, 2014

Wake County has suspended so many students from school that it ranks eighth in state long term suspensions. Suspensions have been shown to have negative impacts on students, and Wake County needs to take steps to significantly l...