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NC HB2 Update

NC HB2 Update

Alina Sichevaya, Copy Editor

May 5, 2016


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

On May 4, 2016, officials from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) informed Governor Pat McCrory that the recently passed House Bill 2 (HB2) violates the U.S. Civil Rights Act and Title IX, which protects students from gender discrimination in any federally funded education program. These violations could...

Valedictorians to Vanish?

Valedictorians to Vanish?

Kate Moore, Staff Writer

April 29, 2016


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Wake County announced changes may be coming for the current freshman and incoming classes regarding the titles of “valedictorian” and “salutatorian.” Eliminating these honorable titles will allow recognition of more of the top students in each graduating class. The new ranking policy would wo...

Weekly News Brief

Zaynab Khalifa, News Editor

April 29, 2016


Filed under NEWS

This week in news: Chobani CEO gives his stocks to employees Revolutionary hairdryer will be on the market soon Stop hugging your dog Say goodbye to valedictorians Dinosaurs may have slept the same way as you School lunch prices may go up in Wake County  ...

Starry Night Stampede

Starry Night Stampede

Katie Bradley, Staff Writer

April 29, 2016


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Yesterday, April 28th was the last day for ticket sales for the Starry Night 2016 Green Hope prom. Ticket sales were available Tuesday and Thursday after school. However, most students waited until Thursday to buy and/or pick up their tickets. This caused the lines on Thursday to be very long and th...

Chernobyl Thirty Years Later

Zaynab Khalifa, News Editor

April 28, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Thirty years ago, the nuclear power plant at Chernobyl exploded and forced the relocation of more than 350,000 people. Here is some interesting information you may not have known about the explosion. The nuclear disaster began early in the morning on Saturday April 26, 1986, inside the Chernobyl N...

Girls World Expo Visits Raleigh

Girls World Expo Visits Raleigh

Dalal Azzam, Staff Writer

April 26, 2016


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Earlier this month, the Girls World Expo celebrated the power of feminism and girl empowerment in Raleigh. The half day event focused on helping young girls think about self-confidence, college choices, and extracurricular activities. Specific seminar topics were designed around helping girls plan for d...

Supreme Court Nominee Surprises

Zaynab Khalifa, News Editor

April 22, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Last week, Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland did something highly unusual for a judicial nominee -  he delivered a public speech. Surprised lawyers and judges gathered at the federal courthouse for an annual breakfast to recognize Washington law firms involved in pro-bono work; he thanked them ...

Tesla Model 3 Premieres

Tesla Model 3 Premieres

Sam Petersen, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Recently, the Tesla Motor Company announced its newest vehicle, the Model 3. Tesla began back in 2008 with the production of low volume, high cost and performance roadsters but over the last eight years have worked towards producing a high volume, low cost family sedan. The Model 3 will compete with e...

NC Legislators in the Classroom Week

NC Legislators in the Classroom Week

Alec Critser, Student Life Editor

April 20, 2016


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

This week is a special week for Green Hope and many other public schools in the state; it is “NC Legislators in the Classroom” week, a program created to help bridge a gap between North Carolina legislators and public schools. Green Hope welcomes Representative Gale Adcock, Council member Lori Bush, an...

Serena Battles Sexism

Serena Battles Sexism

Kate Moore, Staff Writer

April 5, 2016


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

Raymond Moore, CEO of the tennis tournament Indian Wells, recently made sexist comments about the field of women’s tennis players prior to the final at the BNP Paribas open. “If I was a lady player, I'd go down every night on my knee and thank God that Roger Federer and  Rafa Nadal were born bec...

Spring Break Plans Ruined by ISIS

Spring Break Plans Ruined by ISIS

Chloe Ruffieux, Staff Writer

March 24, 2016


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE

On Tuesday March 22,  simultaneous  bombings in Brussels, Belgium left thirty people dead and over 200 wounded. Two explosions hit the Zaventem International Airport and another one hit the nearby Maelbeek metro station. The Brussels police have put faces those suspected of being involved in t...

Counselor’s Corner: Registration Update

Counselor’s Corner: Registration Update

Zaynab Khalifa, News Editor

March 24, 2016


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE, Student Services

Students, it is that time of year again! Today at five is the deadline for class registration. While you make important choices that could make or break your next school year, don’t forget about all the people who are making it happen behind the scenes. Many students are unaware of everything cou...

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