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Americans Blinded By Mass Shooting Headlines

Americans Blinded By Mass Shooting Headlines

Sarah Hunsicker, Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion

"Deadliest Mass Shooting in American History," I have seen this headline a three times throughout my life and I'm seventeen. I first saw it in 2007, again in 2016, and for the third time in October of this year. Every morning it seems like we wake up to another headline about another mass shooting...

Student Opinions on Halloween and Google’s Most Popular Costumes

Student Opinions on Halloween and Google’s Most Popular Costumes

Claudia Pulcinella, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Cape Culture, Opinion

Halloween is fast approaching and the preparations for the holiday are already underway. Houses are becoming scary, costumes are being bought and themed candies are showing up on store shelves. Halloween is usually either a fun or scary night for children, but what about the older folk? The teenagers? Seven...

Are High School Students Under Too Much Pressure?

Are High School Students Under Too Much Pressure?

Katie Redefer, Editor

April 24, 2017


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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....

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