Author Archives: Kylie Radford

AHS Collab with PurpleAir

This semester, Ms. Piper’s AP Environmental Science students completed a lab using an RTI International PurpleAir device to study air pollution. PurpleAir is an organization that makes sensors meant to “empower community scientists who collect hyper-local air quality data to share it with the public.” PurpleAir sensors measure particle pollution (PM2.5), and can be installed by the general public. Each

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Cafeteria Concerns

By: Kylie Radford In recent months, many students have shared their concerns with the cafeteria food at Apex High School.  In terms of health and quality, the Wake County Menu shows the menu policies put in place to promote healthy meals, as well as offering many healthy substitutes such as fat-free milk. It also notes that the county often sources

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HBCU College Fair

By: Kate Sinodis, Rose Andrews, and Kylie Radford On Friday, February 4th, an (HBCU) Historically Black Colleges and Universities and career fair will be held in the aux Gym during both lunches. Recruiters will be visiting from many of North Carolina’s HBCU colleges; so students can learn about what these institutions have to offer. The fair will be hosted by

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The UNICEF Coat Drive: what you need to know

By: Kylie Radford This season, UNICEF is partnering with “One Warm Coat” to host a Coat Drive, to collect and donate coats to the local community. One Warm Coat is a US based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to providing free coats to children and adults in need while promoting volunteerism and environmentally sustainability. I spoke to Sophie Hayer, Co-President of

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