Author Archives: Amelia Borger

Derek Jeter’s Legacy Is Engraved At Yankee Staduim

“Now Batting…Number two…Derek Jeter…Number two.” Those were the famous words spoken every time former Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter would come up to bat. On this past Mother’s day, Jeter’s number was retired. He was alongside his wife, his grandmother, parents, sister, and nephew. Seven of his former teammates, Mariano Rivera, Paul O’Neill, Tino Martinez, David Cone, Hideki Matsui, Jorge Posada,

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Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2 of Marvel’s Intergalactic Insanity

The music is hyped up, the visuals are beautiful, and everyone’s favorite galaxy-savers are back for more in the sequel to the 2014 hit. Directed once again by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 brought back the familiar characters of Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Rocket Racoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper),

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House Bill 13: What is Going on and How Does it Affect Our School System?

For many elementary school P.E, Art, and Music teachers, House Bill 13 may determine whether or not they have jobs for the 2017-18 school year. Back in 2016, a law was passed to reduce kindergarten, first, second, and third grade class sizes from at least twenty-four students to between nineteen and twenty-one. In the North Carolina General Assembly, the House

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Amelia’s Spring Break Binge

Heathers. Freaks and Geeks. Mean Girls. These all portray the potential reality that high school can be a cruel and unusual place for a teenager. 13 Reasons Why tells the chilling story of how teenager Clay Jensen receives cassette tapes recorded by his classmate and crush Hannah Baker who committed suicide two weeks earlier. On the tapes, Hannah unfolds the

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The Possibilities of Space Tourism

The Apex Legacy took a poll, and out of 113 people, thirty-six percent would go take a trip around the moon, thirty percent would not, and thirty-four percent would rather take the trip with an astronaut. Regardless of what decade we’re in, spaceflight will always be dangerous and risky. NASA has lost many astronauts and astronaut hopefuls since the maiden

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Why Hidden Figures should have gotten an Oscar

“There’s quite a few women working in the space program.” Hidden Figures tells the story of three fantastic African-American female mathematicians who defied all expectations to be three key components to the Mercury program at NASA. Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughn worked for NASA, but their potential was always denied by NASA because of segregated bathrooms, segregated work

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