Author Archives: Madison Foley

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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Spooky Superstitions and Halloween’s Haunted History

Halloween is a lively time full of treats, tricks, and festivities! Kids roam the streets dressed up in costumes, jack-o’-lanterns adorn front porches, and everyone watches out for ominous creatures like black cats, ghosts, and witches. The question is, where did all of these traditions come from?   Many of the traditions and superstitions revolving around Halloween are easily traced

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Fifth Annual Moving Day: A Fight Against Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease affects over one million Americans, and each day the condition intensifies. The Triangle showed its support for those battling PD by hosting the fifth annual Moving Day at Koka Booth Amphitheatre. It was held on Oct. 1, and the fundraiser’s main event was a walk around Symphony Lake. There were also many other activities including yoga, dancing, food

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