• Features

    Senior wins science award

    Photo Courtesy of Emily LiuThe amount of questions regarding our planet, its environment, and its climate have increased within the past couple of years as new opinions and studies disprove global warming. However, despite these resurfacing concerns, Emily Liu, a senior and an active advocate for the health of the environment, has worked to bring attention to the science and effect of climate change on ourselves and the environment. Liu was recently awarded the President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for her studies involving North Carolina’s climate. The award was given to 16 participants from K-12 across all 50 states for their outstanding environmental…

  • Sports

    East women’s soccer

    This year, the East women’s soccer teams have come together to give outstanding performances in their games thus far. Both Junior varsity and varsity are ahead on their wins and each team hopes to keep their numbers up and continue to work together smoothly. The varsity team consists of three freshmen, 11 sophomores, one junior, and five seniors. On the other hand, the junior varsity team has 10 freshmen, six sophomores, and two juniors. Each team welcomed many new players to the team this season with open arms. “It’s a completely new team. I think last year we were more on the offensive side and this year we have a…

  • Arts & Culture

    Sustenance for the Resistance dinner

    By Maggie Sperry Many Triangle chefs, restaurants, shops, and vendors recently came together to partake in a benefit dinner to raise money for Planned Parenthood. The Sustenance for the Resistance Dinner was first started by long time Planned Parenthood supporters Jim Stock, of Haw River Wine Man, an Italian winery in Burlington, and Andrea Reusing, of Lantern, an Asian cuisine restaurant. In an interview with the ECHO, Stock stated that he believed this year and the presidency of Donald Trump marked a good time to give back to the Planned Parenthood community. “I felt, given the current political situation, that this would be a good year to step up a…

  • News

    Chapel Hill American Legion property advancements

    In December, the Town of Chapel Hill closed on a deal to buy the American Legion Property, for $7.9 million. On April 8, the Town of Chapel Hill held a public engagement at the American Legion Hut. The event allowed community members to come and go as they please and provide their ideas on what they think the Legion property should be used for. Consultants from Coulter Jewell Thames, a landscape architecture firm, led the discussions for the town. During the course of the event, the consultants provided information on the property, like where potential buildings could go, existing trails, buildings, and ponds, and areas where building was not recommended.…

  • Opinions

    Orcas live in captivity

    By Maggie Sperry Killer whales, better known as orcas, have been forced into small tanks and harsh environments since 1961. The first orca to be captured was by Marineland off the Pacific coast in California. After two days in the tank, the female, Wanda, banged her snout into the tank wall, killing herself. Orca shows are held in marine parks, like the notorious Seaworld, all around the world. Since 1961, approximately 150 orcas have been captured and abused for the enjoyment of the public. At least 164 orcas have died in captivity, which includes 30 miscarriages. The process for capturing orcas in the wild is long and torturous to the…