Category Archives: Features

In With the Old and In With the New: An overview of Ms. Overdiep and the Child Development Program

By: Kylie Radford and Shivani Handa Ms. Overdiep, aka “Ms. O”, is known to some as a softball extraordinaire. Others may know her as the JVB volleyball coach. Some may even know her as an Apex alumna. But to many students, Ms. Overdiep is a teacher. More specifically, the teacher of Child Development.  As a student at Apex High School,

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The Liar Marks First Performance Since Pandemic

By: Shreya Senthilkumar & Allison Hurley This October, The Apex Peak Players will be performing The Liar for the twenty-second annual fall play. It is a contemporary version of a French farce, of the same name, performed in 1644. The story takes place in Paris and follows Dorante (played by Preston Smith) and his complicated, yet humorous, journey to find

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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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Pride or Pinkwashing?

For over fifty years, June has evolved into what is now considered Pride Month, a time where the LGBTQIA+ community celebrates their identities while also reflecting on the queer struggle and remembering those who fought along the way. One of the most universal symbols of these festivities is the rainbow-colored Pride flag. In recent years, many companies, organizations, and even

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How all students might return back in person completely.

Many students have already returned to school in person via cohorts. Doing a rotation every week, for every three weeks. With fourth and fifth graders going back March 15th, they are making progress with getting students back into in person learning. They want to allow most high school and middle school students to finish school in person completely. There’s been

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