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In a Different Direction

Valerie Hajek and Julia Elder, Staff Writers
June 4, 2014 • 11 views
Filed under Features, Student Life

Ashley Fox Many students head straight to college after high school, but senior Ashley Fox will be traveling another path.  After hearing the recommendations of her brother’s good friend, Ashley decided that taking a half gap year this fall semester to travel to Indonesia would be a perfect fit fo...

Life on Open Waters

Life on Open Waters

Eme Massarelli
April 25, 2014 • 12 views
Filed under Features

As  a native to North Carolina, Nina Willms is no stranger to the sailing and beach life culture. “I’ve gone to Camp Seafarer for Girls since I was very young, and that’s where I started sailing,” Willms said. The thrill of being out on the open water, and having to constantly stay alert...

Is Dor Hananel the Next Tony Stark?

Is Dor Hananel the Next Tony Stark?

Patrick Andrews, Editor-in-Chief
April 16, 2014 • 57 views
Filed under Features, Student Life

Walking next to him, you would have thought that Dor Hananel was a regular person. Looking at him, you would immediately notice his well-worn blue jeans, New Balance tennis shoes, a black, green, or dark blue zip-up hoodie with an ordinary t-shirt underneath. He walks through the halls of school with...

Student and Faculty Thoughts on Cheating and Cyberbullying

Student and Faculty Thoughts on Cheating and Cyberbullying

Patrick Andrews, Editor-in-Chief
December 13, 2013 • 16 views
Filed under Features

You know the big blue bird and the all too familiar white “f.” You’ve tweeted, retweeted, chatted, “snapchatted,” “facebooked,”  blogged, Skyped, commented, posted, liked, disliked, friend requested, hashtagged, instagrammed and pinned items to your favorite boards. Be honest, you’ve...