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  • In state vs. out of state college

    In state vs. out of state college

    Grayson McClendon, Sports Editor

    January 20, 2019

    With college acceptance letters coming out, the question on whether to go to college in the state you currently live in, or to go out of state, is revolving through many seniors’ minds. Even if you are not a senior, this may be something you will need to consider in the next couple of years. Going...

    2018 Millbrook graduate Bria Bryant chose to stay in state and attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill because it was always her dream school while growing up in Raleigh. Read up to see the pros and cons of going to college in or out of state!

    C. Escobar

  • Who moves onto the big game?

    Who moves onto the big game?

    Robbie Cicciari, Co Editor-in-Chief

    January 20, 2019

    This year's NFL Playoffs have come down to the final four, better known as the Conference Championship round. Whoever wins these games will secure themselves a spot in the Super Bowl. These games will be featuring two teams from the American Football Conference (AFC), and two from the National Footb...

    Getting ready to throw to their receivers, these NFL quarterbacks will lead their team into the Conference Championships. The Rams will be facing the Saints, and the Patriots will be facing the Chiefs tomorrow for the right to go to the Super Bowl.

    nj.com

  • The people’s champion is born

    The people’s champion is born

    Robbie Cicciari, Co Editor-in-Chief

    January 17, 2019

    Widely known as one of the greatest boxers of all-time, Cassius Marcellus Clay,  Jr. was born on January 17, 1942. Better known as Muhammad Ali, the boxer was born and raised  in Louisville, Kentucky, where he began boxing at the age of 12. Just six years following his entry into the sport, Clay repr...

    Throwing a punch at Ernie Terrell, Muhammad Ali fights in one of the 56 matches that he won. Muhammad Ali is an all-time great in the sport of boxing, as well as in the fight against racism.

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  • The Real Deal: Birds are actually government drones

    The Real Deal: Birds are actually government drones

    Margaux Hunter, Editorials Editor

    January 16, 2019

      In the age of fake news and the most intense government surveillance since 9/11, it is not totally unreasonable to simply turn your nose up at the idea that birds are fake, and anything that you think is a bird, is really just a government-issued drone, spying on you. Call it paranoia, call it a jok...

    Resembling a bird, a man is preparing to launch his drone. Although the alleged bird-drones made by the US government would have looked much more realistic than the one pictured, the drones are used for stealthy surveillance.

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  • Understanding what it means to be outstanding

    Understanding what it means to be outstanding

    Mikayla Davis, co Editor-in-Chief

    January 15, 2019

     With the recent handful of seniors selected to be recognized as outstanding, a common question amongst much of the student body is what exactly does it mean to be an outstanding senior? In short, to be an outstanding senior means to go above and beyond, in all areas, to be involved and passionate a...

    Pictured above, this year’s selected Outstanding Seniors come from all parts of the school including the arts, athletics, and academic societies. Their hard work and dedication will be recognized at the WinterFest assembly on February 15.

    Provided by: Prestige Portraits

  • The egg that has outranked Kylie Jenner as the top liked photo on Instagram

    The egg that has outranked Kylie Jenner as the top liked photo on Instagram

    Justine Hooker, Staff Reporter

    January 14, 2019

    A picture of an egg posted on Instagram shocked social media users when it beat the record for the most likes on an Instagram photo, taking the title away from the previous record holder, Kylie Jenner. The account called, @world_record_egg, posted a picture of a single, plain egg on January 4. The acc...

    Looking plain and brown, this egg was the photo posted on Instagram that went viral overnight. Something as simple as an egg has now become the most liked photo as it beat the previous holder, Kylie Jenner, with the post of her daughter, Stormi.

    J.Hooker

  • Exploring the lost art of etiquette

    Exploring the lost art of etiquette

    Maggie Cargile, Staff Reporter

    January 14, 2019

     If you have ever been a guest in someone else’s home, your mother has certainly advised you to use your manners or be polite. While being well mannered may seem like a chore to some, the acts of being courteous and kind to all seems to become a more and more distant idea in our modern world. We ma...

    Preparing for a gracious crowd, a good hostess should always know how to properly set a table. It is important remember the proper silverware placement in correlation to the plate, as well as correctly place the napkin and drinking glass in each place setting.

    M. Cargile

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Ex-felons can now vote in Florida

Ex-felons can now vote in Florida

January 10, 2019

As of January 8, convicted felons have regained the right to vote in the state of Florida. A ballot initiative was approved by sixty-four percent of Floridian voters in the 2018 midterm elections, creating a new constitutional amendment in their state. This amendment, named Amendment 4, restores the...

Local woman killed by escaped lion

Local woman killed by escaped lion

January 1, 2019

 Intern Alexandra Black was mauled by a lion Sunday afternoon while cleaning an enclosure at the Conservators Center in Burlington, North Carolina. The recent graduate of Indiana University worked as an intern for about two weeks prior to her death. Black was originally from New Palestine, Indiana,...

NAS at MHS: what is it?

NAS at MHS: what is it?

December 19, 2018

 Millbrook, along with many other schools in the county, offers the National Achievers Society program. The goal of this program to is make academic achievement not only something to strive for, but something that is seen as respectable and cool by students’ peers.  This honor society seeks...

What is the DMCA?

What is the DMCA?

December 19, 2018

 Millbrook High School is home to many different academic and extracurricular activities of which students can participate. One fine example is Millbrook’s very own Digital Media Career Academy. The DMCA program provides a wide range of new skills and opportunities students can benefit from, such...

Catastrophic Crime: Finding body parts in tree planters

Catastrophic Crime: Finding body parts in tree planters

December 19, 2018

 Multiple dismembered bodies have been found in more than a dozen large garden planters and have been linked to a sixty-six-year-old landscaper, Bruce McArthur. The remains of at least eight men were discovered in various hiding spots around a property that McArthur used as storage for his landscaping...

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The battle of the smoothies
Decoding body language

Decoding body language

January 11, 2019

The myth of Area 51

The myth of Area 51

January 7, 2019

Preparing for midterms

Preparing for midterms

January 5, 2019

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Birth of a Star: David Bowie
Bird Box: what’s the rave?

Bird Box: what’s the rave?

January 5, 2019

Things to look forward to in 2019

Things to look forward to in 2019

January 2, 2019

Signs as your 2019 Future

Signs as your 2019 Future

December 23, 2018

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Does the U.S. prison system actually work to rehabilitate inmates?
Individualism continues to be overlooked

Individualism continues to be overlooked

January 6, 2019

Why we should be setting screen time limitations for children

Why we should be setting screen time limitations for children

December 19, 2018

That’s What She Said: The early bird gets the worm!

That’s What She Said: The early bird gets the worm!

December 19, 2018

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