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Make Up Your Mind About Make-Up Days

Make Up Your Mind About Make-Up Days

Bilal Azzam, Staff Writer

September 25, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

Sophia Hall Everyone’s getting ready for the hurricane set to affect North Carolina. People from the mountains to the coast have been panicking about this natural disaster. And the closer the hurricane comes to North Carolina, the higher the chance is for school to be cancelled. As great as a weekday...

Harriet Tubman Has a Place on the $20 Bill

Harriet Tubman Has a Place on the $20 Bill

Sonia Rao, Opinion Editor

September 13, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

Harriet Tubman is an American hero.  Born Araminta Johnson, Tubman was the granddaughter of a slave who came from Africa on the Middle Passage.  In 1849, Tubman first escaped from the Poplar Neck Plantation, traveling 90 miles by foot to Pennsylvania, risking her life and everything she had ever kn...

Kaepernick was the Catalyst

Kaepernick was the Catalyst

Peyton Barish, Sports Editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under OPINION

The summer before sophomore year, my interest in the criminal justice system was sparked by a book my mom gave me, Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson.  The book recounts Stevenson’s personal experience as a lawyer working in the Alabama criminal justice system in horrifying detail.  He focuses specifically ...

Ad-DRESS-ing the Dress Code

Ad-DRESS-ing the Dress Code

Lily Redick, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

Dress code is an ongoing issue here at Green Hope. Students and teachers here butt heads daily on whether someone is dressed appropriately. According to administration, the reason for many of these rules is safety and to keep distractions to a minimum. Many students feel as though they can’t ex...

New Sports Banners Spark Twitter Controversy

New Sports Banners Spark Twitter Controversy

Shea Kofkin-Hansen, Junior Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

Over the summer, the Green Hope Athletic Director previewed some new decorative banners on his twitter account, and the responses ranged from delight to anger as students shared their opinions about our school’s new decor.  The banners showcased four male athletes for the fall season (two football ...

Taylor Swift’s Bad Reputation

Taylor Swift’s Bad Reputation

Coral Aman, Staff Writer

September 8, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music, OPINION, SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE

On Thursday, August 25, Taylor Swift addressed the snakes. She released her new single, "Look What You Made Me Do." And announced a new album, her sixth, entitled Reputation, which is set to be released on November 10. "Look What You Made Me Do" marks a shift in Swift's music and is unlike anythi...

36 or 1600, What’s in a Number?

36 or 1600, What’s in a Number?

Cayley Ryan, Staff Writer

September 7, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

For most people, fall is associated with beautiful views, excitement for the fair, and the upcoming holidays. For high school students, however, the season is also associated with standardized testing. Immensely thick prep books get plucked off the shelves and College Board becomes a bookmarked site. See...

A (Satirical, Yet Serious) Letter To The Men’s XC Team

A (Satirical, Yet Serious) Letter To The Men’s XC Team

Peyton Barish, Sports Editor

September 6, 2017


Filed under CROSS COUNTRY, FALL SPORTS, OPINION, SPORTS

A Letter to Men's Cross Country Dictated By: Colin Fegeley / Ghost Writer: Peyton Barish Dear Men’s Cross Country, There has been a lot of talk since the end of last cross country season about the men’s cross country program and the potential that you guys have.  Your team returns 6 of th...

Dorm Essentials

Anna Espenhahn, Staff Writer

June 1, 2017


Filed under OPINION

AKS.9955 For many seniors, heading to college has been a dream of theirs since before they even started high school. Now, the time is here. Finishing up the last week of school, the reality of college is finally settling in, and the scrambling to figure out what to take has begun. There are yes an...

New Confederate Flag Bill Raises Questions

New Confederate Flag Bill Raises Questions

Sonia Rao, Staff Writer

May 31, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

We all know what the Confederate flag symbolizes.  It has been pictured in countless history textbooks and historical documentaries, reminding us of the conflict that almost split our country to the core.  To many, the Confederate flag is a symbol of the slavery that was at the root of this country...

Zoos

Anna Espenhahn, Staff Writer

May 22, 2017


Filed under OPINION

June 2015. A flood in Georgian, the capital of Tbilisi killed 19 people and left 6 missing. But over half of the 600 animals of the zoo where killed. If not by being enclosed in an inescapable cage as it filled with water, then by the police who were accused of unnecessarily shooting many of the animals an...

Heine-can You Stop

Emma Markson, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017


Filed under OPINION

To go along with the trend of controversial commercials, Heineken joins too with its latest commercial.  Many people compare it to the recent Pepsi commercial.  What do both of these commercials have in common?  Not only are they both controversial, but they both try to tackle progressive social is...

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