Author Archives: Connor VanDerMark

Ace the ACT

As many of you Juniors know, the ACT is just around the corner. Testing can be very stressful, but if you prepare well and study hard, you have nothing to worry about. Even with this studying and preparation, the stress and anxiety is still evident while taking it. After all, this is one of the most important tests for colleges

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Go Down In History

Nobody believed it would continue. Surely it would be canceled. But luckily, we approach the final game of the 2020-2021 NFL season, a season unlike any other. Two teams duking it out for the title of World Champion and the Lombardi Trophy. Will we see Brady take home his seventh ring, or will Patrick Mahomes lead the Chiefs to their

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The History of the Fair

Every October, North Carolinians get to enjoy the most anticipated state event of the year: the State Fair. Filled with delicious, odd foods, enjoyable attractions, and fun games where you can win prizes. But one of the least admired things about the fair is its rich history, dating back over a century ago. The fair was overlooked a century ago,

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Cannonball Kids’ Cancer: The Fight for Freedom

September was Pediatric Cancer Awareness month, and I recently had the pleasure of talking to Melissa Wiggins, who is a co-founder of Cannonball Kids’ cancer, a non-profit organization that funds research to find better treatments for children battling cancer. This Scottish mother talked to me about her son Cannon, who survived his fight with cancer, and explained CKc’s goals and

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