The student news site of Millbrook High School

Cat Talk

The student news site of Millbrook High School

Cat Talk

The student news site of Millbrook High School

Cat Talk

Olivia Burnette

Olivia Burnette, News Editor

Hi, Cat Talk readers! My name is Olivia Burnette, and I'm a senior here at Millbrook. I love reading, hiking, yoga, playing with my dog KJ, and getting snow cones with my friends. My favorite TV show is Parks and Rec, and my favorite book is Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. I love Millbrook, and I have loved being involved. I am secretary of Senior Class Council, secretary of National Honor Society and Vice President of English Honor Society. I started a fundraiser last year with my friend my Meghan Canard from Sanderson that raised over $6,200 for Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina; I hope to raise that same amount of money this year for UNC Children's Hospital. This past summer I got the privilege to serve as a US Senate Page in Washington DC. I got to work on the Senate floor during the Healthcare vote and meet all 100 senators--I even got to meet Joe Biden!! I go to Grace Community Church, and I spend a lot of time there playing in the youth band, volunteering in the daycare and Sunday School and attending youth group. Thank you for taking time to get to know me, and I cannot wait for you to see what Cat Talk has in store this year!

All content by Olivia Burnette
Witnessing a book burning, Ray Bradbury perpetuates this radical form of censorship. Fahrenheit 451 is a novel by Ray Bradbury that was written in 1953, but it is still relevant today.

Unravel the Pages

May 22, 2018
Hugging classmates Leah, Bram, and Abby, title character Simon shows his love for his friends. On March 16, the movie adaptation of the novel Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, written by Becky Albertalli, will be released.

Unravel the Pages

March 15, 2018
Spiraling all over the page, the orange figure is meant to represent the protagonist, Aza’s, thoughts surrounding her mental illness. In John Green’s latest book, he explored OCD and anxiety by pulling from his own experiences.

Unravel the Pages

January 10, 2018
Holding up the title of young adult novel The Hate U Give, protagonist Starr Carter stands her ground against all of her internal and external struggles. The Hate U Give is a novel written by Angie Thomas that centers around the Black Lives Matter movement.

Unravel the Pages

October 24, 2017
Showing off their social media accounts, juniors Jack Saundercook and Mark Malloy participate in the spread of information through social networking. Social media can be a great tool to share news and opinions, but also an easy way to spread unreliable and false information.

Fakebook

February 3, 2017
Dancing in the International Festival, senior Cameron Riddick shows off her skills as an entertainer. Riddick is involved in dance at Millbrook and is even the President of the National Honor Society of Dance.

Cameron Riddick

May 13, 2016
Books set in past time periods, like the ones pictured above, provide great insight on how people used to live, while expanding the reader’s vocabulary with its semi-foreign dialect.

Pride and preoccupied

February 29, 2016
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