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Students do not always love hometown

Zach Gabrielson, Staff Writer

February 14, 2013

Twenty miles from the transportation hub of the southeastern United States lies Lilburn, a place affectionately referred to as “Thrillburn” by some of its 12,000 residents. Originally called McDanielsville after William McDaniel who won the acreage in a land lottery, and renamed in 1892 by the...

School shootings: is Parkview safe?

Amanda Jackson, Staff Writer

February 14, 2013

In December of 2012 a major shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary terrified Newton, CT and the rest of the world. This school experienced the biggest shooting that has happened in the United States. Sandy Hook had lost twenty students and six teachers, and was left in a lot of emotion for the students and...

Joe’s Trading is the highlight of the marketplace

Aleksandra Zayac, Opinion Editor

February 14, 2013

His exterior is covered in Hawaiian flowers that welcome all customers in the form of Aloha.  Upon entering his realm, children are given the same responsibility as adults—finding the best desserts—when given grocery carts proportionally smaller.  The Trader named Joe provides a special intima...

Psychiatric screening should be allowed in schools

Khalia Thomas, Staff Writer

February 14, 2013

It is a trend. A day doesn't go by when a shooting or some other act of violence is in the news. Some assailants have excuses such as a bad child hood, drug abuse but some just do it because they wanted to. There's a possibility that if schools just screened these people while they were still young,...

History- her story, their story, our story: cultural awareness in high school

Sania Chandrani and Jazmine Glenn

February 14, 2013

The United States has long since been known as the melting pot. In fact, according to projections from Arizona State University, by 2050, less than 53 percent of the US population would be non-Hispanic White; 16 percent would be Black; 23 percent would be Hispanic origin; 10 percent would be Asian and...

Realilty shows put Atlanta in a bad light

Chelsey Boyce, Staff Writer

February 14, 2013

Normally, when people think of Atlanta, they may think of fresh peaches, the busting city, and bipolar weather. However, the first thing that comes to many people’s minds is Atlanta reality shows. Taking a look into another person’s life on television is a breath of fresh air from your own reality. Whether...

Zombies: No more to fear

Conor Flynn, Staff Writer

February 14, 2013

In 2012, the world was faced with a scary question: will the world end on December 21? It seemed that in the past year apocalypse theories and movies sprung up everywhere, including Armageddon-like situations such as the explosion of our Sun or aliens attacking.             However, probably...

Students should spend less time on reading and more time on grammar

Eman Abdusemed, Staff Writer

February 13, 2013

As I close my eyes and try to think of the last time I had a teacher give me a grammar lesson my brain begins to hurt. It then occurs to me that it has been years since the last time I’ve been taught anything about grammar. You hear a lot of students talk about how many novels they’ve read or big...

Black history month is important for all students

Maeva Banag, Staff Writer

February 13, 2013

February is not only a month for Valentine’s Day, but it’s also about U.S history, especially African- American history (also known as Black History Month). It’s a month to celebrate African Americans who have accomplished a lot and stood up for what they believed in, such as Martin Luther King,...

10 tips to reduce stress

10 tips to reduce stress

Sania Chandrani, Staff Writer

February 5, 2013

With finals approaching, the first semester is coming to a close. Sleep is at rock bottom and stress is off the charts for most students. Stress is something all of us have throughout our lives no matter what the situation, but there are a few ways to mitigate its effects and channel the energy positively. Exercise                 Exercise really ...

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