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    The study drug

    By Ceci Creissen When Adderall is used by a student diagnosed with ADHD, their distractibility, irritability, poor concentration, hyperactivity, and impulsivity are drastically diminished allowing them to just keep up with their peers in school. Therefore, when it is abused by students who don’t have any real trouble focusing, it puts them in overdrive. Within thirty minutes of taking Adderall a student without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can expect razor sharp focus and a subsequent newfound love for doing every last homework assignment, even those twenty pages of reading for History and tomorrow night’s homework too. Adderall, while abused to complete homework, is also brought into the classroom. It’s…

  • Me: Do you have a job? Date: No Me: Shoving breadsticks into arms... I have to go
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    Head to head: Teenagers should have jobs

    By Landis Urquhart Teenagers around the country are applying for jobs before graduating high school to gain experience, skills, and work ethic. These jobs are foundations to start students’ adult careers. Not only do teens make money, but they also gain work experience, which makes them more likely to be able to get a better job after high school or college. The money they earn can help them pay for a higher education, which eventually leads to a better job with higher pay. Teenagers can learn skills that certain jobs require, which gives them an advantage over their peers. They can learn office skills such as filing or using a…

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    East Pep Rally prison

    By Zoe Hazerjian Before entering high school, I had the foolish conception that my experience at East would be similar to the movie High School Musical. This thought conjured up images of guys singing in the hallways while simultaneously dribbling basketballs, seemingly endless sessions of karaoke and a seating chart for the cafeteria. But alas. No one told me to “stick to the status quo.” In fact, nobody really seemed concerned about anything, unless of course it was their grades. This was a bit of a disappointment to me. There seemed to be something missing at Chapel Hill’s East Wildcats that High School Musical’s East High Wildcats had. Perhaps it…

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    Transfer of student athletes

    By Kayla Merriweather Despite the fact that the Chapel Hill Tigers are sworn enemies of the Wildcats, several of East’s own have defected to the dark side for sports. Connor Stough, for example, is one of the students that has relocated to Chapel Hill High School. Despite popular belief, the former starting quarterback for East did not transfer for athletic reasons. “The primary reason I transferred schools was really my parents’ decision,” said Stough. In fact, the term ‘athletic transfer’ is not recognized by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools district, nor by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association according to athletic director Ray Hartsfield. According to the NCHSAA rules,…

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    A wordy senior rambles in the paper one last time: Kayla’s sayonara

    By Kayla Miron Of the four surfaces in my room on which it is possible to cry, I prefer the floor. The itchy polyester provides a hard detachment perfect for self-pity that neither my bed, desk chair nor closet can offer. On nights when inescapable dilemmas weighed me down, I lost some of my saltwater baggage to the red carpet.  Academic pressure, squabbles with friends, and family spats have pushed me to my crying spot. Oftentimes I look back on these tearful nights and cringe at my own fragility. I can’t believe that the SAT caused me that much mental anguish. I wince remembering how terrified I felt transitioning friend…