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  • Zuckerberg Congressional Hearing and Scandal Recap
    News

    Zuckerberg Congressional Hearing and Scandal Recap

    Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

    May 21, 2018

    Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and chief executive officer of the social media website Facebook, was subject to two hearings before Congress, on April 10 and 11.  The hearings occurred in part as the result of Facebook’s affiliation with the company Cambridge Analytica, which has been accused of collecting...

    Mark Zuckerberg faced two congressional hearings early this April as a result of Facebook’s involvement with the company Cambridge Analytica, a scandal which is reminiscent of previous data breaches reported by other major companies. (Photo taken from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/04/09/read-mark-zuckerbergs-testimony-to-congress-annotated/?utm_term=.017553b124d2)

  • Zuckerberg Congressional Hearing and Scandal Recap
    News

    Zuckerberg Congressional Hearing and Scandal Recap

    Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

    May 21, 2018

    Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and chief executive officer of the social media website Facebook, was subject to two hearings before Congress, on April 10 and 11.  The hearings occurred in part as the result of Facebook’s affiliation with the company Cambridge Analytica, which has been accused of collecting...

  • News

    Holley Murray, Staff Writer

    May 21, 2018

      On Friday, April 13, the United States (accompanied by allies Great Britain and France) dropped bombs on areas supplying aid to Syria’s chemical weapons program in retaliation toward the Assad regime. At least 42 adults and children were confirmed to have died as a result of the regime’s...

    The three locations hit by the air strikes were all central to the development of Syria’s chemical weapons program: one research center, one storage facility, and one equipment facility/command post. Currently, no civilian casualties have been confirmed in Syria, but reports state that the strikes dealt a “serious blow” to Syrian military development.

  • No Child Left Behind Law: The Teacher’s Opinion
    Editorial/Opinion

    No Child Left Behind Law: The Teacher’s Opinion

    Lany Campbell, Staff Writer

    May 21, 2018

    The original “No Child Left Behind” Act was passed in 2002 by George W. Bush. This law significantly increased the federal role in holding schools responsible for the academic progress of all students….it put a special [emphasis] on ensuring that states and schools boost the performance of certain...

    The purpose of the photo is to depict the testing room and the signs that are scattered around the schools as the event is going on. The color resembles caution, and the bold print signifies that there will be consequences if the rules are not followed adequately.

  • Kids, Vaping is a Bad Idea
    News

    Kids, Vaping is a Bad Idea

    Ramya Raja, News and Sports Editor

    May 11, 2018

    Not only in Forsyth County, but high schoolers all across the country are starting to turn public school bathrooms into smokehouses. E-cigarettes and vapes, an alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes, are in current use amongst over 15 percent of the student population. And even while many understand the negative effects,...

    : E-cigarettes and vapes, an alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes, are in current use amongst over 15 percent of the student population, and that number is continuing to grow.

  • What is the Big Deal with Essential Oils?
    Features

    What is the Big Deal with Essential Oils?

    Grace Wood, Staff Writer

    April 18, 2018

    Essential oils seem to be on the rise lately, but where did this sudden popularity come from? As Walmart and Kroger begin to stock their shelves with oils and diffusers, it makes you wonder what is so good about these products and if investing in them is really worth it. I started getting interested...

    These cute little sugar scrubs really make great gifts. I made some for my friends, and they absolutely loved them.

  • The Florida Project: A Review and Examination
    Features

    The Florida Project: A Review and Examination

    Noah Smith, Literary Magazine Editor

    April 18, 2018

    Toward the end of 2017, a tiny indie film by the name of “The Florida Project” silently entered theatres, although it amassed almost unanimous critical acclaim for its portrayal of what is commonly referred to as “hidden poverty” and the warmth director Sean Baker brought to his complex and often...

    This picture, taken from this article, shows Moonee (in the middle) with her two friends who also live in hotels. In this scene, the trio explores abandoned homes to stave off the boredom of summertime.

  • Behind the Scenes: Putting on ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’
    Features

    Behind the Scenes: Putting on ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’

    Abby Marks, Staff Writer

    April 18, 2018

    The NFHS drama department recently put on a fantastic rendition of the classic movie “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”, a musical about a family of seven brothers who each try to court a wife by stealing them from town. The play is full of fighting, romance and humor, as well as incredible singing...

    Senior Kylee Bowen played the lead role of Millie Pontipee. She reflected the pure talent and hard work that she invested in the show through extraordinary acting, singing and dancing.

  • South Africa’s Water Crisis
    News

    South Africa’s Water Crisis

    Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor

    April 18, 2018

    In South Africa, continual drought is leading to the imminent arrival of “Day Zero,” the date by which government officials have determined that the majority of water faucets will need to be shut off and water rationed out to the population.  The problem is especially severe in Cape Town, South...

    Clean water is something we easily take for granted, but in Cape Town, South Africa, people are beginning to realize that the resource is not so definite as they would hope. Drought in South Africa is steadily worsening, leading to the potential for a “Day Zero” in which water is completely shut off in the country.

  • To AP or Not To AP…
    Features

    To AP or Not To AP…

    Bella Angell, Opinion/Feature Editor

    April 18, 2018

    This time of year, during registration, the discussion among parents and students turns to Advanced Placement (AP) classes. Is the teacher recommending a student for an AP class? Who should take AP classes and why? Should the student take the class or waive out? Parents and students are planning classes...

    So many AP classes, so little time!

    lorrie

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