Author Archives: Connor VanDerMark

Big Mann on Campus

Apex High has produced thousands of incredible humans who have gone on to do amazing things, and most will leave the town to achieve their dreams. However, some come back to return the favor of the teachers before them. One of those people is none other than Mrs. Murphy, formerly known as Ms. Mann. Murphy remembers “the old Apex,” but

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Town Royalty

By: Connor VanDerMark and Camille Gottholm Apex High School has produced thousands of alumni, from Olympic medalists to teachers to professional athletes, but one of the most notable alumnus remains in our own backyard. Mayor Jacques Gilbert graduated from AHS in the Class of ‘87. He is the epitome of what Apex stands for: kindness, hard work, and a strong

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Coach Todd: Immortalized in History

By: Connor VanDerMark, Camille Gottholm, and Allison Hurley Coach Kevin Todd was a beloved coach and social studies  teacher at Apex High School. As one of the more experienced staff members, Coach Todd worked at Apex for twenty-nine years before his untimely passing on September 23, 2020. As the anniversary approaches, his family, friends, players, and students reflect on his

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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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