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  • Foods Around the World

    Foods Around the World

    London Gardner, Photography/Ads Editor

    October 20, 2017

     Puerto Rico, located in the northeast Caribbean Sea, is known for its flavorful rice dishes. Arroz con gandules y pasteles, or rice with gandules and cakes, is one of the favorites of many locals. This dish is one of the signature plates during Christmas time in Puerto Rico. Yellow rice is made with ...

    Adding meat to this dish makes arroz con gandules y pasteles the perfect meal. While it tastes fresh and has a different kind of flavor, it is also very beneficial to your diet.

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  • Is it possible to colonize Mars?

    Is it possible to colonize Mars?

    Margaux Hunter, Staff Reporter

    October 20, 2017

       With Global Warming and limited resources left on Earth, the idea of establishing a colony on Mars is one that needs to be strongly considered. As a qualified space nerd, I would jump on the rocket to Mars with my one-way ticket, no questions asked. There are benefits to creating a settlement on Mar...

    Shining in the Sun’s light, the Red Planet is seen from the perspective of a distant satellite. The question of colonizing another planet has long been a curious subject of interest to many, and now may be the time that it is not just a theory.

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  • Culture Collaboration

    Culture Collaboration

    Mikayla Davis, Editorials Editor

    October 18, 2017

      Teresa Maria Grill is one of the many students at Millbrook who is actively transitioning into, not only American culture, but also Millbrook’s culture. Teresa moved to Raleigh in the beginning of August from Stuttgart, Germany. Teresa traveled over 4,000 miles because her mom was offered a promotio...

    Visiting the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Teresa and her classmates learn about the Batavian Revolution. Teresa sill calls Germany home but is actively embracing the American culture.

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  • Apple’s latest innovation: the iPhone X

    Apple’s latest innovation: the iPhone X

    Alex McCloskey, Section Editor

    October 18, 2017

     Available for preorder on October 27, Apple’s newest iPhone, the iPhone X, will revolutionize the next generation of iPhones. It will be available in stores on November 3. The front of the phone is made of water and dust proof glass, while the body is made of surgical-grade stainless steel. Instead of th...

    Revolutionizing the way iPhones will operate in the future, the iPhone X is the newest creation from Apple. The phone is made with glass and stainless steel and operates using facial recognition.

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird dismays parents

    To Kill a Mockingbird dismays parents

    Sydney Smith, Staff Reporter

    October 17, 2017

    In the quiet city of Biloxi, Mississippi, eighth-graders will no longer read renowned southern tale To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, a book that is discussed in schools across the nation. The vice president of the Biloxi school board, Kenny Holloway, claims there were several complaints about the views prese...

    Published in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird has now sold over forty million copies. The critically acclaimed novel has recently caused quarrel among parents of eighth graders in Biloxi, Mississippi, leading to its ban from their curriculum altogether.

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News

CoverGirl changes their iconic slogan

CoverGirl changes their iconic slogan

Maddy Fryar, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2017No Comments

For decades, the cosmetic brand CoverGirl has been known for its slogan “Easy, breezy, beautiful, CoverGirl.” However, the company announced this morning on their official...

Wildfires Engulf California

Wildfires Engulf California

October 10, 2017

  Yesterday, three wildfires started to wreak havoc on California, destroying everything in their path.  The Cascade fire, around Loma Rica, spread across more than 5,000 acres, and that was just in the morning.  Even as late as the early afternoon, the wildfire still was not contained. The LaPorte...

Apple Introduces New Emojis

Apple Introduces New Emojis

October 9, 2017

Just when the public thought that Apple could not do anything more, they strike again. Today, on October 9, Apple will be releasing dozens of new emojis with the new iOS 11.1 update. With this update, there will be emojis such as a women breastfeeding, different food, and gender neutral emojis. The gender...

World Demystified: Revoking DACA

World Demystified: Revoking DACA

October 9, 2017

 DACA- the four letter acronym that incites anger, confusion, and fear. This hot topic has been making its rounds throughout the news for a while due to the potential consequences that revoking DACA could cause. However, to fully understand what is going on with this issue, we must look deeper. ...

Sexist remark leads to Cam Newton’s lost endorsement

Sexist remark leads to Cam Newton’s lost endorsement

October 6, 2017

Prominent quarterback Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers is under fire after allegedly making a sexist remark during an interview with the Charlotte Observer leading to the loss of his sponsorship with the Dannon, a  yogurt company. In the interview on October 4, reporter Jourdan Rodrigue inquired...

Tom Petty dies at age sixty-six

Tom Petty dies at age sixty-six

October 3, 2017

On October 2, 2017, Tom Petty was rushed to UCLA Medical Center, where he later died from cardiac arrest. Petty was found unconscious in his Malibu home Sunday night. Petty was best known for being the lead singer of rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, with numerous hits like “American Girl,...

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Editorials

Is TBH true honesty?

Is TBH true honesty?

Jillian Brookshire, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2017No Comments

Almost every week, there is something new trending on social media, from the introduction of live videos to Sarahah, an app allowing anyone to leave anonymous compliments...

How one image decapitated Kathy Griffin’s career

How one image decapitated Kathy Griffin’s career

June 4, 2017

Sound Opinions

Sound Opinions

May 22, 2017

Is three a crowd?

Is three a crowd?

May 18, 2017

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Features

The Real Deal?

The Real Deal?

Peyton Lenderman, Features Editor

October 16, 2017No Comments

 At the top of every list of unsolved mysteries is the murder of child beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey. Back in 1996, JonBenét was was found beaten and strangled in the ba...

Teacher Tribute: Eric and Lauren Genesky

Teacher Tribute: Eric and Lauren Genesky

October 14, 2017

Critic’s Corner: Juicekeys

Critic’s Corner: Juicekeys

October 13, 2017

Style File: What’s new for fall

Style File: What’s new for fall

October 10, 2017

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Entertainment

Why mother! missed its mark

Why mother! missed its mark

Peyton Lenderman, Features Editor

September 28, 2017No Comments

 On September 15, the highly anticipated horror movie mother! hit theaters all across America. The movie stars household name Jennifer Lawrence, alongside Ed Harris, Mic...

IT, the it movie of the year

IT, the it movie of the year

September 17, 2017

Wiley the Wildcat

Wiley the Wildcat

May 24, 2017

Music Now

Music Now

May 18, 2017

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