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  • Why Having a School Psychologist is Important

    Why Having a School Psychologist is Important

    Abby Van Kula, Staff Reporter

    October 17, 2018

    School psychologists are very important to a child’s well being; however, there is a national shortage of school psychologists, and that is a concern with school safety. Only half of children with a mental condition actually received proper mental services in the past year. Most cases of depression ...

    Talking about the child’s mental health, two parents sit down with their son’s school psychologist to discuss ways to help him. A child needs to have the right resources in order to help them develop properly.

  • Living Fit

    Living Fit

    Sydney Smith, News Editor

    October 16, 2018

     Wellness shots: they may seem minor, but their impact is massive. Wellness shots are restorative drinks that aid health in a variety of ways, depending on the type of shot. Among the most popular are lemon and ginger shots, but tumeric, honey, and cayenne pepper are also common ingredients. ...

    Made with wheatgrass for iron, calcium, magnesium, amino acids, chlorophyll, and vitamins A, C, and E, this juice shot fights harmful bacteria in the digestive system and boosts the immune system. Wellness shots have a variety of benefits depending on the ingredients, hence the popularity of the small, but powerful, concentrated shots.

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  • Spread Awareness of Bullying This October

    Spread Awareness of Bullying This October

    Taylor Jones, Entertainment Editor

    October 15, 2018

     Bullying is one of the most notorious acts that happen, every day all around the world, the United States and in our schools. Although it is a disheartening act, 28% of students in grades 6-12 experience bullying, and 70.6% of young people have witnessed bullying. Bullying happens every day either in cla...

    Shoving a kid’s head into a locker, this bully makes fun of someone he knows will not fight back. Bullies prey on timid individuals who will not fight back. However, by being a bystander, you are able to help someone in need by letting an authority figure know.

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  • One Month Later: The Lasting Impacts of Hurricane Florence

    One Month Later: The Lasting Impacts of Hurricane Florence

    Maggie Cargile, Staff Reporter

    October 13, 2018

    Exactly one month ago today, the beautiful coast of North Carolina was devastated by Hurricane Florence. The category one storm with winds up to 65 mph slowly, but surely, made landfall near Wrightsville Beach around 7:15 a.m. on September 13. The storm ensued property damage, dune erosion, and much ...

    Devastated by the destructive forces of Hurricane Florence, many residents in North Topsail Beach returned to see their homes subject to property damage from the storm. Both winds and flooding played a large role in property and environmental degradation during this devastating storm.

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  • Unravel the Pages

    Unravel the Pages

    Margaux Hunter, Editorials Editor

    October 12, 2018

      Shining a light on a new perspective, talking about uncomfortable history, and telling a great story is hard to find all wrapped up in one book. However, Mark Zusak manages to cover all of this in his novel, The Book Thief, which was published in 2005. This coming of age story follows a young girl in Nazi German...

    The cover of The Book Thief shows that, like dominoes, one event can lead to a chain of events that are all connected to each other. The language and how the book is written, with huge social and political change going on in the background, gives readers a very different perspective of causation.

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  • Nothing could be finer than the N.C. State Fair!

    Nothing could be finer than the N.C. State Fair!

    Jenna Griffin, Staff Reporter

    October 11, 2018

     The leaves are changing, and as you have probably noticed, football, haunted houses and all things pumpkin spice have made a comeback– which must mean that the N.C. State Fair is right around the corner. In fact, tomorrow, October 12 is opening day! Today was the original opening day of the fai...

    There is a lot to see at the fairgrounds while walking down the crowded streets, packed with eager visitors. It is no secret that all the specialty fair foods will be a huge hit; fairgoers just cannot miss out!

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  • Double disaster strikes Indonesia

    Double disaster strikes Indonesia

    Izzi Graham, Staff Reporter

    October 10, 2018

    They say that lightning never strikes the same place twice; however, it most certainly did in the city of Palu, on the island of Sulawesi. At 18:03 local time on the 28 of September 2018, a devastating 7.5 magnitude earthquake rattled the Indonesian island Sulawesi, followed by a massive 18-foot tsunami...

    The President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, walks around the city of Palu. The previously lively city has been demolished to sandy earth by the 7.5 magnitude earthquake and 18-foot tsunami that slammed the area on September 28, 2018.

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The devastating effects of Hurricane Florence

The devastating effects of Hurricane Florence

September 26, 2018

  Over a week ago the massive Hurricane Florence hit the coastal Carolinas with winds going over ninety miles per hour in some parts of North Carolina. The storm led to forty-three deaths and an estimated fifty billion dollars worth of repairs are needed. There are still hundreds of roads closed, thousands...

Bill Cosby sentenced to prison for sexual assault

Bill Cosby sentenced to prison for sexual assault

September 26, 2018

 On Tuesday, beloved television dad Bill Cosby was sentenced to prison for three to ten years for the drugging and sexual assault of Andrea Constand in 2004. Constand, who formerly respected Cosby and his work, is one of numerous women who have accused him of sexual abuse. During his April retrial...

Celebrating Spirit Week at MHS

Celebrating Spirit Week at MHS

September 21, 2018

Next week, September 24-28, is Spirit Week at Millbrook. The themes this year are Morning Monday, Tropical Tuesday, Wear your Color Wednesday, Time Travel Thursday, and Blue and White Friday. On Monday, roll out of bed and show up to school in your PJ’s. Whether you want to wear your plaid pajama...

FDA cracks down on Juul and other e-cigarettes

FDA cracks down on Juul and other e-cigarettes

September 21, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration claims the teenage use of electronic cigarettes has reached epidemic proportion; thus is giving juul and other companies 60 days to produce a solid plan to reduce the number of teen users. The FDA has specifically targeted Vuse, Blu, Juul, MarkTen XL and Logic devices,...

A closer look at Hurricane Florence

A closer look at Hurricane Florence

September 10, 2018

 Hurricane Florence is rapidly intensifying into a Category 3, and most likely into a Category 4 soon. This storm will strike the East Coast on Thursday of this week. The storm is approaching southeast of the islands of Bermuda, and it will then move Northwest towards the Carolina coast. Governor Roy...

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On Wednesdays we wear pink!
Remembering our military citizens

Remembering our military citizens

May 27, 2018

Spectacular Students: Rose-Marie M. Bina

Spectacular Students: Rose-Marie M. Bina

May 22, 2018

Culture Collaboration

Culture Collaboration

May 22, 2018

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“The Paper” – E.5.
Getting ready for a summer of entertainment

Getting ready for a summer of entertainment

May 22, 2018

Unravel the Pages

Unravel the Pages

May 22, 2018

Lights, Camera, Action

Lights, Camera, Action

May 22, 2018

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America sets African-Americans up for failure
Examining the importance of privacy

Examining the importance of privacy

May 24, 2018

That’s what she said: In store shopping

That’s what she said: In store shopping

May 22, 2018

The death of Hollywood

The death of Hollywood

May 22, 2018

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