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History is Written by the… Losers?

History is Written by the… Losers?

Cayley Ryan, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

There’s a house on High House Road that I pass by every morning. For the instant I pass it by, I always feel uncomfortable, like I should avert my eyes or ignore it or do anything, really. It’s not actually the house -- it’s the bright red and blue flag hanging defiantly outside of it. We all know the ...

Hijabi Doll Makes Barbie History

Hijabi Doll Makes Barbie History

Sonia Rao, Opinion Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

For many years, the word "Barbie" created an image of a blonde-haired, blue-eyed, thin-waisted doll that created and then pandered to stereotypes of young girls.  Recently, Barbie has had a revolution among the type of dolls the company likes to produce, thanks to the creation of a “Sheroes” li...

Does the Christmas Season Start Too Soon?

Does the Christmas Season Start Too Soon?

Alex Price, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

For many, the end of the year is the best time of the year. People love going from Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas, and they love the holiday spirit that comes with these transitions. However, some people think that Christmas starts too early. It seems like every year, radio stations start play...

America Needs To Take Action

America Needs To Take Action

Sonia Rao, Opinion Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

November 5th, 2017.  Sutherland Springs, Texas.  Twenty-six innocent Americans killed in a small church by a gunman with a military-grade rifle.  This shooting, although the most recent, is not an isolated act.  In the aftermath of such devastating events, America needs to take a step back and p...

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 ...

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