• Features

    The Science Behind: The Dangers of space

    For thousands of years, people have been obsessed with exploration. They traveled across land and sea to find not only new resources but new places to settle. When land space ran out, people started to look at places outside of our planet that could possibly be suitable for humans to live. However, scientists have discovered that it is not easy, and they face many challenges such as space debris and radiation. Space debris surrounds Earth and includes man-made objects that float around in space, and there are thousands of pieces in Earth’s orbit. “Space is actually essentially empty,” said Gerald Cecil, a professor at the University of North Carolina at…

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    Constitutional amendments face opposition

    Six new amendments to North Carolina’s constitution will be on the popular ballot this November. These amendments propose a requirement for a voter ID when voting, a lowering of the income tax cap, a limiting of the power of the governor in appointing judges, transfer of power to allow the legislature to choose members of an election board, the addition of rights for victims of crimes and the protection of hunting and fishing. Republicans who voted to put the amendments on the ballot in the general assembly say that these amendments are necessary for promoting positive change in North Carolina. However, Democrats argue that they are unnecessary and worded in…

  • Arts & Culture

    The Responsibility of YouTubers

    Throughout the day, people are constantly looking at their phones or computers and more often than not, they are looking at social media. Social media includes Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and YouTube, and it holds a heavy influence over people’s lives. As of 2017, roughly 1.36 billion people use YouTube, and of those people, 136 million have an account. With such a large audience, account holders have a responsibility to uphold integrity not just to themselves, but to their viewers as well. “YouTube personalities have a responsibility to set a good example for their viewers and should be expected to have the same standard of decency most other public…

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    Portkey Games

    Joanne Rowling, who is more commonly known as J.K. Rowling, created the Harry Potter universe over 20 years ago. Since then, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter has only grown. Originally, there were seven books which started with “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” and finished with “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” With those seven books came eight movies and the beginning of the vast group of fans. But the Harry Potter Universe did not stop there. Many more books and a few new movies were released along with various games, expanding the Wizarding World of Harry Potter On November 8th, 2017 there was an official announcement on Pottermore,…

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    Sandy Snake Eggs

    Australia is full of dangerous creatures, from land to sea. Among these creatures, Australia houses the world’s second most venomous snake, the Eastern brown snake. When a group of children were playing in a sandpit at school in Laurieton, New South Wales, one child discovered a patch of 12 eggs. Quickly after, a wildlife group, known as Fawna, was called over to the school. Fawna arrived quickly, and dug through the sandpit to see if there were any other eggs. Soon after, they found more than they would have liked to see in a child’s sandpit. 31 more eggs were found, making a total of 43 eggs in the sandpit,…