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  • What to anticipate with the Disney, Fox merger

    What to anticipate with the Disney, Fox merger

    Maggie Cargile, Staff Reporter

    December 9, 2018

     On December 14, 2017, fans everywhere were stunned to hear about the Disney-ABC Television Group looking to purchase 20th Century Fox. The seventy-billion dollar deal now grants Disney ownership of all 20th Century Fox networks (Fox, Fox News, and FX) in addition to their own networks (ABC, ESPN, ...

    Getting ready for the first game of the season, the regular sportscasters on Fox prepare for a Thursday Night Football pre-game broadcast. The program will air weekly on Fox throughout the entire football season for the next five years, as opposed to previously airing half of the season on CBS and half of the seasons on NBC.

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  • Kevin Hart steps down as Oscar host

    Kevin Hart steps down as Oscar host

    Taylor Jones, Entertainment Editor

    December 8, 2018

     Getting to be the host of the Oscars was one of Kevin Hart’s dreams, calling it the opportunity of a lifetime. He was offered this job earlier this year and he took it, as any comedian would. It would give him a chance to showcase his talent, making people laugh. However, due to his past langua...

    Performing at one of his shows, Kevin Hart continues to inspire and make people laugh. Recently his comments from the past regarding sensitive topics have resurfaced causing uproar prompting him to step down as the 2019 Academy Awards host.

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  • Remembering a legend, John Lennon

    Remembering a legend, John Lennon

    Jonah Manuel, Staff Reporter

    December 8, 2018

     John Lennon, a man of peace and artistic vision- today, on the anniversary of his death, we remember this icon and reflect on his impact on pop culture as a whole. Born in Liverpool, from a young age Lennon started his life with a creative outlook, and by the age of sixteen, he had started his fir...

    Protesting for peace, John and his second wife, Yoko Ono, stay in bed all day. This is one of John Lennon’s urges for peace; his ideals and views still have a lasting impact on people and culture today.

  • Where are they now?

    Where are they now?

    Summer Anderson, Features Editor

    December 7, 2018

     Millbrook High School was founded in 1923, which makes the school almost ninety-five years old. Although the school does not look the same as it did nine decades ago, one thing remains the same which is its successful alumni. Millbrook has produced multiple well-known alumni who followed their dream...

    Autographs and jerseys sit on display near the cafeteria. These were provided by some of the multiple Millbrook who play professional sports today. Millbrook has produced multiple well-known alumni who followed their dreams and made it big!

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  • Commemorating George H. W. Bush

    Commemorating George H. W. Bush

    Tia Hunt, Staff Reporter

    December 7, 2018

      Respect has poured in all over the U.S. after former president, George H. W. Bush, passed away on November 30. Sophomore Abbey Shanahan said, “George H. W. Bush started a legacy of family members becoming politicians. His contribution to our country is one that shouldn’t go unnoticed.” Considered the...

    Bestowing the 5,000th Daily Point of Light Award together, former presidents George H.W. Bush and Barack Obama demonstrate unity. Bush passed away November 30 and was put to rest December 5.

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  • Increasing amount of hate atrocities

    Increasing amount of hate atrocities

    Abby Van Kula, Staff Reporter

    December 5, 2018

      During this holiday season, it may be hard to think about how hate crimes are on the rise. A hate crime is a criminal offense that is motivated by a personal opinion and directed at others because of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religion, or disability. From 2...

    Gathering to help denounce hate speech and hate crimes towards Muslims, people from all backgrounds stand together and protest. Hate crimes against religion take up twenty percent of all these crimes.

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  • Are high school relationships worth it?

    Are high school relationships worth it?

    Jenna Griffin, Staff Reporter

    December 4, 2018

    Dating is a sensitive topic for every age group, especially high school students. The majority of teens in today's world are open to dating, but after high school, dating gains seriousness. The excitement of a new relationship to a teenager is second to none, but in most cases, ends in heartbreak. Ther...

    Despite cheer and other extracurriculars, Josie Mosler and Collin Sykes find time for each other, all while balancing schoolwork. They have earned the “cute couple” status and are determined to cherish the three years they have left together at Millbrook!

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Undocumented immigrant in Durham is arrested
Gum galore!

Gum galore!

December 1, 2018

Chewing gum solves many problems. Bored in class? Chew some gum. Forget to brush your teeth? Grab a stick. Trying to convince people you have real talent? Blow a bubble! Gum is a strange substance; we put it in our mouth and chew on it until it loses flavor, and then we spit it out. Weird. Senior Jaylon...

Body found believed to be missing NC girl

Body found believed to be missing NC girl

November 29, 2018

On November 5, 13-year-old Hania Aguilar was kidnapped from a mobile home park in Lumberton, North Carolina, where she was visiting a relative. Police reported that she was grabbed by a man and forced into a SUV, which was later recovered miles south of where she was abducted. Despite searches by family...

Laura Riddick back with a BANG!

Laura Riddick back with a BANG!

November 29, 2018

 Former Register of Deeds treasurer, Laura Riddick is back in the news;  not to reopen her embezzlement case, but to file a lawsuit against the state of North Carolina.  Back in 2017, Laura Riddick was found stealing money from the company she worked for long-term. Ms. Riddick formerly worked for...

One hundred years apart, but so similar

One hundred years apart, but so similar

November 22, 2018

   Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy had more in common than is typically realized. They were elected in the same year… one hundred years apart, and their assassinations have some striking similarities.    Some fun, easily dismissed commonalities are that the names Lincoln and Kennedy both...

Discussing the controversy of Thanksgiving

Discussing the controversy of Thanksgiving

November 22, 2018

  Thanksgiving is considered by most Americans to be a day of feasts, family, and friends. However, to 2.09 percent of the United States, the fourth Thursday of November is a day of mourning and sadness each year. The idea that Thanksgiving is a ceremony of something much darker than being grateful...

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Christmas light shows you need to see
Living Fit: All about essential oils

Living Fit: All about essential oils

November 28, 2018

Thanksgivings around the world

Thanksgivings around the world

November 26, 2018

How Millbrook students can help families during the holidays

How Millbrook students can help families during the holidays

November 15, 2018

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How rap has changed over the years
Gearing up for the biggest night in country music

Gearing up for the biggest night in country music

November 14, 2018

Cat reviews: Watch it, I think you should!

Cat reviews: Watch it, I think you should!

October 29, 2018

Music Now!

Music Now!

October 29, 2018

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It’s Debatable – Is college worth it?
That’s What She Said: Why a larger class size is beneficial to students

That’s What She Said: Why a larger class size is beneficial to students

October 29, 2018

That’s What She Said: Smaller Class Sizes are the Way to Go!

That’s What She Said: Smaller Class Sizes are the Way to Go!

October 29, 2018

Why Having a School Psychologist is Important

Why Having a School Psychologist is Important

October 17, 2018

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