• 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…

  • Sports

    The NCAA bribery scandal

    by Kate Beisner The corrupt underbelly of college basketball was exposed late September, when multiple NCAA basketball coaches were arrested under charges of fraud. An FBI investigation of the coaches began in 2015, and is currently still in effect Investigators were able to observe coaches accepting money to send NBA players to specific sport agents and business managers. The major sports apparel brand, Adidas, was also found paying potential students to attend Adidas sponsored schools and sign with the company later in their careers. There are more than ten coaches who are currently receiving this charge, including Chuck Person, from Auburn, Mount Evans, from Oklahoma State, Emanuel Richardson, from Arizona,…