• Attention students! Don't forget to register for AP exams by this Friday, March 6! March 3, 2015

  • Come out to the JROTC Battalion Bazar Saturday, March 7 from 10AM-4PM and support our cadets! March 3, 2015

Dance Dilemmas

Suzanne Blake, Life Editor
March 11, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Breathtaking decorations, extravagant clothes, the thrill of inching one’s way onto the dance floor and an experience promised to be once in a lifetime. These are things many underclassmen long for at a school dance. Most will receive a chance to try out their high school dance fantasy before their... Read more »

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Tyler Murray, Opinion Editor
March 4, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Last year was filled with snow days galore. Our wonderful county was being extra cautious, and on any day that there was even a chance of danger on the roads, we had a snow day. The extra break in the winter consisted of snowmen, snowball fights and hot chocolate.... Read more »

Zipping up love

March 4, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Backpack Buddies is making the jump from elementary and middle schools to high schools. Counselors and students will launch the program this semester. This program sends home food to economically disadvantaged students so they will have enough to sustain their hunger over the weekend. Currently, there... Read more »

Free college?

March 4, 2015
Filed under Opinion

In his State of the Union address, President Obama outlined a strong liberal agenda he plans to push during his final two years in office despite Republicans having won decisively in the midterms last year. One piece of this agenda, a plan to pay for students’ community college, directly affects our... Read more »

Minimum Wage

Marielle Curcio, Staff Reporter
March 4, 2015
Filed under Opinion

As most students who work know, our current national minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. President Obama called on Congress during the 2014 and 2015 State of Union Addresses to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 nationwide. Being high school students, most of us that work earn minimum wage. With this increase,... Read more »

Lady Cougar Support

Gus Holub, Assistant Sports Editor
March 4, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Our school is known for its passionate student section at sporting events, known as the “Cougar Crazies.” We have even been ranked as one of the best in Wake County. We show our love for football and basketball; however, our support towards girls’ sports is lacking. During a basketball rivalry,... Read more »

Boys’ Lacrosse

Charlie Byrd, Staff Reporter
March 4, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Brand new after years of denial and excuses, a boys’ lacrosse team will finally take the field. Excuses have been made for years why we could not get a lacrosse team: we didn't have field space, or enough players and it would cost too much money. After realizing that we would not need to purchase... Read more »

Senioritis

Isabel Jones, Online Editor-In-Chief
March 4, 2015
Filed under Opinion

It was always said that senior year would be the best and the easiest. This I have not seen to be true. This year my time seems to be very limited, and there seems to just not be enough hours in the day. I take higher classes, I play a sport, I dance and I have worked on and off through the year, while... Read more »

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 »