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How resolute are New Year’s resolutions?

Chandler, Sports Editor
January 21, 2015
Filed under Opinion

We are almost one month into the New Year, and I have spent the majority of this month ruminating on one question. How resolute are New Year’s Resolutions? I have never seen the purpose in waiting for a new year to get a clean slate. It has never made much sense to me how people only make it a priority... Read more »

Find time for love ones even when the holidays are over

Isabel Jones, Online Editor-In-Chief
January 21, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Now that the holidays have passed, I look back and wish I had enjoyed them a little more. These days, people seem to have forgotten the meaning and purpose of the holidays. The holidays are meant to be a main time for family and friends to spend time together and enjoy each other’s company with... Read more »

Students lack their say in school

Isabel Jones
December 3, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

I find it sad that students have such little say in their schools. These are our years.  We are the student body. We represent our school, so we should have a say in what we want to happen to us during our time here. The time we spend in high school goes by so quickly. I would like to enjoy all my... Read more »

Jacks or Jays

Tyler Murray
December 3, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

There are three types of people: Jordans, Jack Rodgers, and people who couldn’t care less. For a long time, females owned the shoe category, no contest. Nowadays, as the rise of the retro Jordan era is being introduced, guys tend to fill their closets at a much faster rate as they create a much stronger... Read more »

Female students still face inequality

Ashley Stecker
December 3, 2014
Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

For years, ideals of women have been put in place by society. Expected to be the ideal wife, giving up all hope to advance as men do in career paths, giving birth, being the caretaker and so much more: women balance all this, yet often receive no recognition. Since 1986 women have fought to get to their... Read more »

Faster internet for WF is a good idea

Ryan Wallance, Reporter
May 23, 2014
Filed under Opinion

I am a big fan of technology, and as such, I believe now is the time to move forward and embrace fiber-optic cable as the next big step to improve this town’s technological infrastructure. Our aging infrastructure has not radically changed, since copper wiring was first used to carry communication.... Read more »

Discretion is advised

Entire Forest Fire Staff
May 23, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Earlier this year, there was a trend on the social media website Instagram of accounts dedicated to nude pictures of students in Wake County. There are currently 15 accounts in the State Bureau of Investigation case. As of April 12, 7 of these 15 accounts were still active, though they were all... Read more »

Fair Pay

Madeline Murdock, News Editor
March 27, 2014
Filed under Opinion

In the U.S., not only is North Carolina ranked 46th in average teacher salaries, but it has also cancelled Master’s pay for teachers. As you can imagine, most teachers with six or more years are outraged. “I feel that Master’s pay is an incentive for teachers to go and get additional degrees,... Read more »

Shorter lunch more than an inconvenience

Madeline Murdock , News Editor
September 5, 2013
Filed under Opinion

So far during the 2013-14 school year shorter lunches have been one of the most controversial changes for students.  But, was the change the best choice for the school? Despite student complaints and displeasure, the decision to make lunch 35 minutes this year is one that is “not going to change,”... Read more »