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Falling for Fall

Shea Kofkin-Hansen, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under OPINION

I step out of the car and immediately feel the cool breeze hit my cheeks. I hear the rustle of the fall trees as I walk up to my house, and look to see them planted up and down the street in an array of colors ranging from green, all the way up to the deepest cherry-like red against the gray skies .  ...

Freshmen vs. Sophomores: Battle of the Underclassmen

Freshmen vs. Sophomores: Battle of the Underclassmen

Alex Price, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

Out of all four years of high school, sophomore year is by far the most normal year. During freshman year, students are getting used to high school and figuring out how they’re going to survive four years of school. Juniors are taking as many AP classes as they can to get their GPA as high as possib...

¡Ayudemos a los más necesitados!

¡Ayudemos a los más necesitados!

Antonia Meneses Gomez, Staff Writer

October 3, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

Estas últimas semanas no han sido las más fáciles para el mundo, especialmente para el Caribe y América del Norte. Los huracanes y los terremotos han afectado a millones de personas. En México, los terremotos han devastado a mucha gente, y la mayoría perdió todo. Muchos edificios cayeron atrapa...

Saudi Arabian Driving Decree Is a Big Step…But Not Big Enough

Saudi Arabian Driving Decree Is a Big Step…But Not Big Enough

Sonia Rao, Opinion Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE, Uncategorized

The country of Saudi Arabia is known for having limited rights for women, such as being the only country in the world that does not allow women to drive.  However, on September 27th, 2017, Saudi Arabian women gained the right to drive for the very first time.  Thanks to the decree issued by King S...

A Fight For Humanity: The Syrian Refugee Crisis

A Fight For Humanity: The Syrian Refugee Crisis

Zara Khan, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

"My wife is my world and I have nothing, by God. I don't even think of getting married again or having more kids. ... I am choking, I cannot breathe. They died in my arms." Syrian refugee Abdullah Kurdi’s story told from NPR recalls him holding his sons as tight as he could, urging them to grab onto the boat that was to be th...

Devastated Puerto Rico Deserves U.S. Aid

Devastated Puerto Rico Deserves U.S. Aid

Sonia Rao, Opinion Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

Recently, the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico was devastated by the category four Hurricane Maria, with at least thirteen dead, and 3.5 million Puerto-Rican Americans still suffering.  The island has lost power, water, service, and roads that have been washed away by flooding.  Officials say restoring...

Courthouse Confederate Statues Must Come Down

Courthouse Confederate Statues Must Come Down

Alex Price, Staff Writer

September 25, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

Confederate monuments have been a controversial topic recently, and everyone has a different opinion. James Bowman of the Washington Examiner says that Confederate monuments honor the dead, while others say that they memorialize racism. Some people, like Donald Trump, think that the removal of Confe...

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 ...

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