Author Archives: Madison Foley

2018 Winter Olympics Preview

With opening ceremonies set to begin Feb. 9, team USA will be coming in strong with the largest Winter Olympic team to date, made up of 242 athletes. The team is extremely diverse this year with six seventeen year-olds, one thirty-nine year-old, seven sets of siblings, ten African-Americans, eleven Asian-Americans, two openly gay male athletes, and a total of thirty-one

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New Year’s Resolutions

The beginning of 2018 is the perfect time to start off on a clean slate and set new goals for yourself. Creating resolutions is a fun tradition but also requires hard work and patience to keep up with. Do you need ideas for your resolution or advice on how to achieve your goals throughout the year? This infographic is a

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Movie Review: Wonder

Based on the best-selling novel from 2012, Wonder came to theaters this November, and it brought the touching storyline from the book to a whole new level. The movie follows the life of fifth-grader August Pullman, played by Jacob Tremblay, who was born with craniofacial abnormalities. After being homeschooled all his life due to constant trips to the hospital for

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An Unplugged School Day

Each day at Apex High school both students and staff use technology for education, entertainment, and communication. Students frantically text their classmates about a forgotten due date, teachers enter grades into Power School, classes do online research for assignments, and everyone checks Twitter for updates and reminders. Classrooms are equipped with laptops, and students have their phones with them at

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Student Advice: Balancing Athletics and Academics

For many students, sports are a major part of daily life. Whether playing for the school or athletics outside of Apex High, sports are an enjoyable and beneficial extracurricular activity, but they take up large amounts of time. Creating a balance between academics and athletics is a huge challenge with homework, studying, practices and games, with only twenty-four hours in

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