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Are High School Students Under Too Much Pressure?

Are High School Students Under Too Much Pressure?

Katie Redefer, Editor
April 24, 2017 • 140 views
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It is a common belief that high schoolers in the 21st century are under more pressure than their parents were to succeed educationally. Students in modern day high schools are expected to take only honors and Advanced Placement (college level) courses, participate in clubs and extracurricular activities,...

Students Opinions: Prom Date and Location Changed

Students Opinions: Prom Date and Location Changed

Nathaniel Zebley and Sarah Hunsicker
April 24, 2017 • 120 views
Filed under Opinion

Recently, the school district announced that the date for Prom has been changed due to AP testing being the week following the dance. Since the change of the date, some upperclassmen are now unable to attend the dance on the rescheduled day. Tests for students that are enrolled in AP courses will...

Students React: Ringling Bros. Circus Closing

Students React: Ringling Bros. Circus Closing

Sarah Hunsicker and Nathaniel Zebley
February 14, 2017 • 242 views
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

After traveling across the nation for nearly 150 years, the Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus announce via Twitter that the "Greatest Show on Earth," will be coming to a close. "It's so sad such an old circus has to be shut down because it cannot keep up with the times however it's usage of certain...

Editor’s Note: Love, Respect, and Journalism

Hannah Lowe, Editor-in-Chief
February 10, 2017 • 164 views
Filed under Opinion

It’s 2017, and the new year has not begun well for the world of media. The credibility of journalism has been called into question in light of the “fake news” phenomenon and the President of the United States himself has decried major news outlets as biased and disreputable. Yet even in a time...

Is Sadie Hawkins Old-Fashioned?

Nathaniel Zebley, Editor
February 6, 2017 • 543 views
Filed under Opinion

On March 11th, Cape will be hosting its first ever Sadie Hawkins dance. The term "Sadie Hawkins" originated from a comic strip titled Li'l Abner by Al Capp. In the cartoon, a character named Sadie Hawkins (described as being "the homeliest gal in all them hills") becomes impatient waiting for a ba...

Two Teens Arrested for Tennessee Wildfires

Two Teens Arrested for Tennessee Wildfires

Sarah Hunsicker, Editor
January 4, 2017 • 267 views
Filed under Opinion

Late into the evening on November 23rd, a small fire had erupted towards the top of the Smokey Mountains. This fire was named the Chimney Tops 2 fire.  The fire soon grew and became uncontrollable blazing wildfires. These wildfires then spread to Gatlinburg and a nearby tourist hotspot, Pigeon Forge....

Opinion: Is Valentine’s Day a Commercial Holiday?

Opinion: Is Valentine’s Day a Commercial Holiday?

Madison Reid, Staff Writer
December 15, 2016 • 150 views
Filed under Opinion

Valentine's Day, a time to cherish loved ones, does not embody its original meaning anymore.  Now, it's about gifts and material things rather than just spending time with significant others. 55% of Americans celebrate Valentine's Day, with the average person spending $146.84 on the holiday. This year,...

Editor’s Note: The Season of Giving

Hannah Lowe, Editor-in-Chief
December 9, 2016 • 173 views
Filed under Opinion

The holidays are a strange time of contradictions in America. On Thanksgiving, we express gratitude for the things we already have, and the next day (and sometimes at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Thursday, depending on the store) we trample each other in a horde to get the best deals at Best Buy and Walmart....

Students Opinions on Working on Black Friday

Sarah Hunsicker, Editor
December 1, 2016 • 226 views
Filed under Opinion

The holiday is famous for decorations, tunes, and of course, shopping. Along with the holiday season comes the busiest shopping day of the year, Black Friday. On Black Friday, the Tanger outlets in Rehoboth opened at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving and were open through the night into Friday until 10 p.m. Bl...

Seniors winning spirit week

Taylor Killean, Staff Writer
November 3, 2016 • 234 views
Filed under Cape Culture, Opinion

Now that spirit week is over here at Cape, many people are wondering, is spirit week really rigged so that seniors will win? It kind of seems like it, since seniors have won spirit week for three years straight. Even the seniors doing the floats got to leave school for however long they could until they...

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