• 2018-2019,  Satire

    Ancestry.com consumes life

    Ancestry.com is the great equalizer, many say a great successor to formal education. People are thanking their distant ancestors for their help, even if it is from beyond the grave. Ancestry.com changes lives, ruins families, runs the world. It is time to embrace your obscure heritage as a Norwegian-French Pacific Islander and live through that identity only. In the words of Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren – “I am very proud of my heritage. These are family stories.” Formally recognized as a minority professor at Harvard Law, Warren is the perfect example of a Native American breaking through adversity and achieving enormous success. In addition to 1/65th Cherokee professors, Ancestry.com will happily…

  • 2018-2019,  Sports

    Julia attempts to learn soccer

    The night before the game against Chapel Hill, even though the East men’s soccer team had already been riding a wave of wins, there was no slacking off in practice. Sure, because this is East, as I was watching their warm ups there was an intense discussion of the rhetorical triangle at the same time as the wind sprints, but even when the coach said that anybody could take a break when they need to, nobody slowed down. Though they lost to Chapel Hill in the conference finals, it was somewhat unexpected that a team who saw 14 players graduate last year could be so successful. So how did this…

  • 2018-2019,  Arts & Culture

    Ackland Art Museum turns 60

    With the 60th anniversary of the Ackland Art Museum, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill launched a year-long celebration on Sept. 20. This celebration includes public art displays, creative spaces and gifts. Exhibits on display include Birthday presents, ART&, and RedBall Chapel Hill. Located on the UNC campus across from Franklin Street, the Ackland Art Museum is a local museum that focuses on a global outlook, connecting the UNC community to the outside world. Created in 1958, the Ackland, with 18,000 pieces of artwork, provides special exhibitions and public programs free of charge. The Ackland features exhibits on artwork from a  multitude of cultures and time periods, and…

  • 2018-2019,  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…

  • 2018-2019,  Features

    Students Juuling at East: the Vaping Epidemic in our Hallways

    Growing up in the 2000s, there was one thing hammered into the mind of every first through ninth grader: smoking is evil, and only losers and burnouts smoke. There were pledges to abstain, stickers and hours of education and presentations. However, these lessons may have been wasted. Recently, across the state, there has been a worrying increase in nicotine use and abuse by teenagers. The primary culprit: Juul. According to the North Carolina Youth Tobacco Survey’s most recent report, e-cigarette use by high schoolers is up 894 percent since 2011. That same survey found three out of every ten students have used e-cigarettes. East, in particular, having wealthy students with…