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Democracy or Tyranny?

Christina Rascoe, Student Life editor

January 30, 2017


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The true meaning of a democracy is to consider the needs of the people and to let their voice be heard, and the people of North Carolina have spoken. North Carolina has chosen Roy Cooper as governor and the choice must be respected. These bills are a deliberate attempt to silence the voice of the people and to conserve the Republicans’ power.

France’s ‘right to disconnect’ bars employees from after hour emails

Isabelle Kozubowski, Staff Writer

January 30, 2017


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Members of the French parliament who have supported this law argue that it will increase worker productivity and that employees will be less likely to burn out when allowed ample time to socialize and spend time with family.

Love, not hate, makes America great

Katelyn Sajewicz, Opinions Editor

January 26, 2017


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Trump’s administration may provoke extreme ignorance from some and they may resort to hate, but it is up to the people who believe love will always trump hate to stand up and hold true to the American ideals of equality-so no one will feel unsafe in the land of the free.

Will they or won’t they: The fashion industry’s opinion on dressing Melania Trump

Sophie Pearl, Co-Opinions Editor

January 4, 2017


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According to Time Magazine, there have already been numerous well-known designers that have publicly denounced the Trump administration, and expressed that they in no way see themselves dressing Melania Trump in the future. While this may not come as a complete surprise to people who are close followers of politics, it is still surprising that American designers as well as designers abroad are not rushing to have their clothes modeled by a First Lady.

Fights: Conquering the Problem

Jacob Franks, Staff Writer

December 20, 2016


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You know, even I enjoy a little skirmish here and there, but this is just ridiculous. Over the years, Wakefield High School's faculty has been engaged in a fierce engagement with those who get into fights. Our hour long SMART lunch has been threatened a multitude of times in the past and just this yea...

“Happy holidays” begins to triumph “Merry Christmas”

Morgan DeHart, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016


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No matter what you want to say, whether it’s “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Holidays,” or “Happy Hanukkah,” it’s the thought that counts.

College application season creates an abundance of stress for high school seniors

Emma Taurence, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016


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College. The one word that everyone seems to know at a young age. The one event that our society has been trained to look forward to. It’s a milestone. A right of passage. A scary time and a happy time. However, it does not come without challenges.

Trump sparks fear with cabinet appointees

Katelyn Sajewicz, Opinions Editor

December 15, 2016


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Now is the time for change as the people who are afraid for this presidency need to come together and raise their voices for their beliefs and maintain the American ideals of freedom and equality for all.

Trump takes the White House, but at what cost?

Sophie Pearl, Co-Opinions Editor

December 5, 2016


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Trump has publicly made it known that he is anti-immigration, anti-muslim, racist, ableist, and misogynistic. With this in mind, it is hard to understand how America - a diverse country both ethnically, racially, and religiously - elected him as President, the leader of this country.

Sacrificing the turkey for the money

Sacrificing the turkey for the money

Christina Rascoe, Student Life Editor

November 30, 2016


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It seems silly that right after people have given thanks for the blessings they have received in life, they are ready to rush to the stores and let their wants overpower their appreciation for what they already have.

Protests against Dakota Access Pipeline heighten

Isabelle Kozubowski, Staff Writer

November 29, 2016


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In South Dakota, protests against the construction of DAPL have been going on for months, and they are only getting worse.

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