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Protests in Charlottesville increase racial and political tensions

Arielle Singer, Editor-in-chief

October 2, 2017

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As violence broke out during the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12, it seemed to many Americans that progress toward a unified nation was stopped in its tracks. However, to many, the incident...

Students and staff explain the difficulties through restricted wifi

Isha Patel, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017

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Poor cellular connection, restricted wifi and buffering are features of the Social Media block students face at school. Students connecting to the schools wifi encounter restrictions through their access to Social Media accounts...

Community supports counselor after stroke

Megan Flood and Helene Bechtel

August 29, 2017

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As the last seconds tick off the clock and the buzzer goes off, the basketball teams exit the court, but the crowd remains seated, waiting patiently for the special event of the night. Wearing T-shirts adorned with hula dancers,...

Students and staff discuss both the CEO-to-median-worker and gender wage gaps

Delaney Oliver, Editor-in-Chief

February 3, 2017

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It is the end of the month, payday, and as four o’clock rolls around, employees from every office begin to file down to the mailboxes to receive their paychecks. One hand reaches for the envelope and fingers begin to tear at...

Students and staff share how Timber Time will be implemented

Donna Armstrong, Online Editor

December 15, 2016

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The bell rings, signaling the end of fourth hour. Students file out of the classroom, but instead of heading to their lockers, respective classes, or assigned lunch, they have the next hour to fill with anything from lunch, to...

Administrators explain reasoning for school’s LEED certification

Lillie Hoffart, Associate Editor

November 2, 2016

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Daylight harvesting. CO2 sensors. Occupant-level air diffusers. Stormwater retention ditches. These instruments may seem far-fetched, but all can be found in the school as part of the Leadership on Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)...

Students and staff discuss the upcoming election

Emma Olinger, Staff Writer

November 2, 2016

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Pulling out a stool to the middle of her living room, sophomore Amber Yarbrough recalls watching the presidential debate with her parents and older sister. As the remote sat on the arm of the couch, she said her family chatted a...

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