Author Archives: Ada Bartels

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Shakespeare in the Courtyard

Dreams became reality on May 12th and 14th, as the Apex Peak Players brought new life to Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, making for three wondrous renditions of the classic tale. In a night of music, theatrics, and laughs, the group brought a certain magic to their performance. The unique stage, which was intricately woven into the courtyard’s landscape, set

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All State Band

The University of North Carolina’s campus was filled with the blaring of trumpets and the thundering of drums on the weekend of the 30th, signifying the presence of the All-State Band concert at Memorial Hall. All State Band selects student musicians from across North Carolina, and blends them into one band, organized by grade level, to create a symphony of

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Dance Concert

Through March 6th and 7th, the Apex High dance team gave a series of show-stopping performances at their annual concert. With a wide range of routines, from high-energy beats, to melancholic melodies, the audience was in for a rollercoaster ride of emotions; all achieved through the use of lights, music, and skillful dance. Although their seamless movements make their performances

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Morehead-Cain Scholar: Layan Q.

With the year’s end looming, many upperclassmen anxiously await scholarship results. Layan Q. was one of these stressed students until Wednesday, February 16, when she was announced as a winner of the University of North Carolina’s Morehead-Cain Scholarship. The Morehead-Cain Scholarship is awarded to a select group of academically prestigious applicants who demonstrate leadership, character, and physical vigor. The scholarship

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Regional Shakespeare Competition: Shining a Spotlight on Aryana Figueroa

All the world was a stage at the Regional Shakespeare Competition, and Apex senior Aryana Figueroa along with nine competitors from various schools in the state, its players. On the evening of February 17, the ten thespians stepped onto the campus of William Peace University to perform both a monologue and a sonnet of the Bard’s prose to compete for

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FTC Robotics Tournament

When most people think of robots, they conjure up the image of a distant future, however, robots are very much a part of present day society at Apex High, where they take on a more competitive form in the First Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics team. Most recently (February fifth) the team traveled to a tournament in Sanford, where they faced

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Winter Storms

(ALERT) All WCPSS schools closed on Monday, Jan. 24 As winter trudges forward, messages like these are increasingly familiar to students, parents, and teachers alike. The reasoning behind these academic closures and delays is largely due to hazardous weather conditions that plague the later months of the season. But how do these weather conditions affect the school’s community, and how

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