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Are Late Night Talk Shows Too Political?

Are Late Night Talk Shows Too Political?

Alex Price, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

Many people think that late night talk shows like “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” have gotten too political since the recent election season. Although I see where those people are coming from, I think that it is the job of late nigh...

The Value of Community College

The Value of Community College

Cayley Ryan, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

Lately, there has been a disheartening increase in the number of comments disparaging community colleges at Green Hope. We’ve all heard them -- the jokes that make it seem like community college is a last resort, or something for people who aren’t “good enough” for other schools in the area....

RIP Class Rank

RIP Class Rank

Erin McIndoe, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

Those who feel like their intelligence is currently based off a number should find themselves within a group of many other people who support the incoming Latin honors system.  Starting with the class of 2019, there will no longer be a valedictorian and salutatorian named at graduation.  Wake County Sc...

Green Hope’s “Extra Credit” Policy Is Extra

Dalal Azzam, Editor-In-Chief

November 1, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Through various policies, rules, and regulations, Wake County can arguably be  seen as one of the strictest school counties in the state. As the county’s policies regarding snow-days and school hours are concrete, there is one policy that the county is unclear about- the extra credit policy. Ext...

California Wildfires

Alex Price, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

This is the time of year where the East Coast gets hurricanes and the West Coast gets wildfires. It happens every year. This year, however, the twenty-two fires that broke out across California were especially dangerous, and they killed over thirty people. There are over 300 people missing and entire c...

New Demi Lovato Documentary Spreads Important Message for Teens

New Demi Lovato Documentary Spreads Important Message for Teens

Shea Kofkin-Hansen, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

Demi Lovato uncovers all of her difficult truths in her new documentary, Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated.  The documentary itself is just short of an hour and twenty minutes and is exclusive to Youtube. Simply Complicated came out on October 17th following the release of her sixth album, Tell Me You Love M...

Is Trump Still in the WWE? He Sure Thinks So

Is Trump Still in the WWE? He Sure Thinks So

Alex Price, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

For those that don’t know, President Trump is a WWE Hall-of-Famer. In fact, he played a prominent role in WWE storylines during 2007, and it seems like he still believes that he is a part of the WWE. From Kim-Jong Un to Stephen Curry to his own party, the President has done nothing but feud with cele...

The Electoral College is Essential

The Electoral College is Essential

Bradley Stewart, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

Every four years in the United States, a President is either elected or re-elected.  The process, called the Electoral College, is unique to America and is widely debated.  According to Amendment XII of the United States Constitution, state electors, who combine to make up the Electoral College, vote ...

Target vs. Walmart

Target vs. Walmart

Lily Redick, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

Target and Walmart are very similar superstores. They sell the same products and there is always one in close proximity no matter where you are. Whether you need groceries, a new TV, or clothes, these two superstores are guaranteed to have those products. However, Target and Walmart have their diffe...

Should Columbus Day Be Celebrated?

Should Columbus Day Be Celebrated?

Sonia Rao, Opinion Editor

October 13, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

This past Monday, October 9th, was Columbus Day, a day where many countries in the Americas celebrate Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas. This holiday has been officially celebrated since the early 20th century, and became a federal U.S. holiday in 1937. Although most Americans like to praise C...

US Soccer- WAKE UP!

US Soccer- WAKE UP!

Sean Petersen, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under NEWS, OPINION, SHOWCASE, SPORTS

Tuesday night was easily the worst night in U.S. soccer history. The national team lost to Trinidad & Tobago 2-1. All the U.S. team needed was a tie to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. The U.S. conceded an own goal early in the game and a screamer from about 30 yards out. The only U.S. goal came fr...

Racist Dove Ad Flies Under the Radar

Racist Dove Ad Flies Under the Radar

Sonia Rao, Opinion Editor

October 13, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

The popular beauty company Dove recently released a Twitter and Facebook advertisement that generated a lot of controversy.  The official Dove Twitter and Facebook accounts featured a gif of a black woman with a brown shirt transforming into a white woman wearing a light shirt after using Dove lotion. ...

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