• Opinions

    Make sports mandatory

    Like many other high schools across the country, East offers students the chance to participate in sports at the varsity and club levels. Between basketball, field hockey and even fencing, Wildcats are able to try out for a wide variety of teams over the course of the school year. However, the vast majority of students at East fail to take advantage of this opportunity, a trend that ought to change. Although some Wildcats may be less athletically gifted than others or may be disinterested in playing altogether, participation in sports should be made mandatory for all students due to the motor skills and teamwork experience that they provide. In this…

  • Sports

    ECHHS wrestling team gains popularity

    Wrestling is one of the more unique sports that there are at East Chapel Hill High School. It incorporates several different techniques and fighting styles, even aspects of jiu jitsu. It is about halfway through the wrestling season and the ECHHS Wrestling team has had their greatest number of wrestlers in years. The team consists mostly of younger students with only two juniors and seniors. The team currently has 10 wrestlers on the team that fill 9/14 of the weight classes. Because of the boost in numbers the team has been able to compete in a more rigorous conference. The tougher competition has allowed for the team to improve overall.…

  • Sports

    GQ Praises Colin Kaepernick

    Yet another entity has taken a public stance on the largest sports controversy of 2017: Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest.  The former quarterback was featured on the cover of the GQ Men Of the Year issue, and given the title of “Citizen Of the Year” by the magazine. Earlier this year, Kaepernick started a demonstration that spread among other athletes to kneel during the national anthem, to protest the treatment of black people by law enforcement and to support the Black Lives Matter movement.  He faced so much opposition that he was blacklisted and no longer plays in the NFL, even garnering attention from Donald Trump, who called his protest…

  • Arts & Culture

    Megan Ellaby knows fashion

    Amongst the plethora of beauty and fashion bloggers today, Megan Ellaby, a fashion communication and promotion graduate from The University of Huddersfield, is taking over the scene. Ellaby, a 25-year-old from Manchester, England, began her career as a sales and buying assistant for House of Holland in 2012. Ever since, she has worked her way through various mainstream fashion houses such as Alexander McQueen, Asos, and JD Sports Fashion plc. Currently, she serves as a personal stylist for Asos.com. In addition, Ellaby is a full-time blogger. During her time at the University of Huddersfield, Ellaby began an internship where she recorded her experience. Since then, her fashion, beauty, and lifestyle…

  • Archived,  Features

    Legacy of Morehead Planetarium extends beyond Chapel Hill

    The Morehead Planetarium is one of the most iconic landmarks on the UNC campus, and has likely been visited by most Chapel Hill residents. However, many of its visitors neglect to read deep enough into the planetarium’s history to discover that its legacy extends far beyond the city limits. When it opened in 1949, Morehead Planetarium was only the sixth planetarium in the US, and the first on a university campus. Designed by the architects of the Jefferson Memorial, the planetarium was the most expensive building in NC history at the time of its completion. A decade later, the planetarium began to serve as a training center for astronauts. Its…