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Confidence 17 years in the making

Confidence 17 years in the making

By Nick Keith, Athens Drive HS, Raleigh, N.C.

May 12, 2014


Filed under Opinions

What I wish I could have seen coming back then and that I remind myself of now is that, no matter what oddities separate you from popularity or a different crowd, if you’re not being yourself, you’re missing out on the pieces of life you would genuinely enjoy.

Programs for academically gifted do more harm than good

Programs for academically gifted do more harm than good

By Sidd Ganghi, Athens Drive HS, Raleigh, N.C.

May 6, 2014


Filed under Opinions

Starting as early as kindergarten, children are often put into different tracks of advancement based on their intelligence. These tracks offer different levels of curriculum to allow students as identified as smarter to learn at an accelerated rate and get ahead of their peers even in elementary school....

These 5 books deserve movie adaptations

These 5 books deserve movie adaptations

By Sara Williams, A.C. Reynolds HS, Asheville, N.C.

April 28, 2014


Filed under Books

"Incarceron" by Catherine Fischer A thrilling science fiction-fantasy adventure that blends dystopia with the seventeenth century, it’s a wonder that "Incarceron" hasn’t scored a movie deal yet. The story intertwines the tales of Finn and Claudia, both a captive in their own way. Seventeen-year-old Finn is trapped inside the living prison Incarceron, a dangerous and...