The Howler

The misunderstood lessons of To Kill A Mockingbird

The misunderstood lessons of To Kill A Mockingbird

Evan House, Multimedia Editor

November 3, 2017

Staff Graphic by Maxwell Bryn Earlier this October, the Vice President of Biloxi School District confirmed thatTo Kill A Mockingbird (TKAM) was removed from the eighth-grade reading list because “some language in the book…[made] people uncomfortable”. But, this alone is not a valid reason for ...

Remembering a legend: Marsha P. Johnson

Montia Daniels, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 2, 2017

Knowing the history of a community helps us better understand it today. LGBT+ history has been taken out of the history books. By understanding the contributions of Marsha P. Johnson, the initiator of the LGBT+ movement, we can begin to learn the history of an essential part of our community. “The D...

Drawing a line between a prank and a hate crime

Anaum Salman, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017

They should not be taken lightly, nor should they be ignored as that only fuels the divisions between students.

DeVos rescinds Title IX

Katelyn Sajewicz, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 11, 2017

 The way that America views sexual assault must change and victims of sexual assault should not be afraid to speak up--which is what the Obama administration attempted to do with Title IX.

A black movement turned white

A black movement turned white

Anthony Howard, Social Media Editor

October 10, 2017

Yet, in welcoming white people who share common notions as African Americans, to latch onto a generational evolution of black progression in America, it seems as if advancement greatly depends on the privilege and commentary of white people.

DACA phase-out affects young Raleigh Dreamers

DACA phase-out affects young Raleigh Dreamers

Isabelle Kozubowski, Opinions Editor

October 6, 2017

This recent march proves that the drawback of DACA has already left young Americans around the country, even in Raleigh, worried about their own future and the futures of their families.

United airlines going against their name

Christina Rascoe, Student Life Editor

May 22, 2017

United Airlines was thrown into the national spotlight, but didn’t receive a positive public response after security forcibly removed David Dao, who was also a passenger on United flight 3411.

White House Press room: what is the truth?

Sophie Pearl, Opinions Editor

May 19, 2017

As the Trump administration and average Americans across the country work past the problems of the first 100 days, it is important to remember the faults of the people at the core of them.

Let Girls Learn… literally

Katelyn Sajewicz, Opinions Editor

May 18, 2017

‘Let Girls Learn’ is essential to the functioning of many developing countries. Even though the program is safe for now, it needs to remain that way in order to stimulate women’s development throughout the world -- advancing women's lives. If the Trump administration eventually ends the program, it would prove their blatant disrespect and disregard towards the importance of educating women and pushing towards women’s equality.

Senioritis may not be your fault: it could be a part of our biology

Emily Callahan, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 16, 2017

It is the end of May and senioritis is in full swing, plaguing a vast majority of high school seniors.  With college acceptance letters and the revival of warm weather, it seems nearly impossible for one to lack senioritis.  Senioritis is, in fact, alive, thriving, and real. According to Merriam-Webs...

Does prom always live up to its electrifying expectations?

Emma Taurence, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017

Prom season has sprung along with the excitement of promposals and the rush to get the best dress and the perfect hair and makeup. Prom would not be complete without the stress of planning the perfect night, and of course the anticipation of everything playing out just right.

Zero tolerance policies hurt not help

Chase Cofield, Photography Editor

April 5, 2017

On  Thursday, March 2, at Wake Forest High School, racial slurs and epithets from an unnamed student were being yelled at 15-year-old sophomore Micah Speed; a horrifying situation that is every black student’s nightmare. In addition, Speed's family was threatened. According to, Speed was...

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