• Features

    Meet Kenneth Proulx: a New Principal for East Chapel Hill

    “I believe that the goal of a principal is to be the face of the school and the heart of the school, and the way that you do that is by creating those relationships, and not just with the kids.” After meeting with East Chapel Hill High School’s new principal, Kenneth Proulx, anyone would see that the above statement truly encompasses what he hopes to bring to East in the coming years. As an educator whose last job saw a school from its opening to its subsequent eight years, it’s evident Proulx values building relationships. Coming from Holly Grove Middle (as well as other schools in North Carolina and New…

  • Features

    German student adjusts to East

    East is infamous among its students for presenting a level of academic rigor unreasonable for everyone to succeed. But is it really so? According to Hannah Dannenberg, an exchange student from Berlin attending East for the year, Chapel Hill is really not all that bad. When comparing East and her school in Germany, Dannenberg said it was “easy” at East and that the homework load was a lot higher in Germany. Dannenberg’s school is also more arts focused, often going on art and fashion oriented field trips. Students are required to take both Latin and English starting in first grade, explaining the high difficulty environment. Attending such a rigorous school…

  • Satire

    Old people ruin the economy

    Diamonds, movie theaters, homeownership…all of these industries are being killed by the habits of one generation. The generation hated by all, who have resorted to simply mocking themselves to avoid the wrath of others; baby boomers. One 72 year old was so keen to avoid confronting his lack of contribution to the diamond industry that when asked about it, he quickly mocked himself as a defense mechanism, blurting out “Ha, I’m so old my last name should be Velociraptor, not Villanueva!”  Having been married to his wife for almost 40 years, his addition to the success of diamonds in America has been shockingly low. (Instead of buying his mistresses diamonds,…

  • Sports

    Panthers take on Eric Reid

    There are many big names in football, and even more in politics. Despite how often those are both in the spotlight, it’s rare to find someone whose actions deem them worthy of stardom in both worlds. That’s where Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid find themselves, standing or kneeling for something they believe in and suffering the consequences. Along with Kaepernick, Reid claims he was blacklisted from the NFL because of his protests against police violence and for social injustice. When Reid’s contract was up with the 49ers in 2017, he went through a period of being unsigned. While the former San Francisco 49ers player wasn’t in the spotlight like his…

  • Features

    Hurricanes hit North Carolina

    In the days before Hurricane Florence, Chapel Hill residents were on edge. Newscasters warned of a storm that could displace people and disrupt lives. As predicted, store shelves emptied of bottled water and bread, and floodgates were locked into place. When the dreaded day of the storm arrived, many in Chapel Hill were underwhelmed. Considering that all across the state Florence brought severe damage, the effects in the town seemed mild. The damage in Orange County ranged from people having to leave their houses and seek other shelter to simply rain and a few days off of school or work. In total, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) set the…