Category Archives: Features

Look at the Lights!

This holiday season is coming up quickly, and a great way to spend it is looking at decorated places lit up in lights. There are many places in Wake County, some a little bit farther than others, but they’re worth the drive. Some places in Cary and Apex that do these lights are the Holt Road Christmas lights, the North

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Ready for Winter

Now that winter is just around the corner and the air is getting cooler, ideas for winter activities are a need. Some activities could include going ice skating with your friends at a near by rink, or making hot chocolate bombs and putting them into warm milk, or even making a holiday wishlist. These are just a few of many

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Why are colleges waiving the SAT/ACT?

SAT/ACT requirements were waived for students due to the Coronavirus pandemic starting in 2020. Some colleges continue to waive the SAT/ACT requirements, but is the trend here to stay? As a result of COVID-19, the academic landscape changed. In the spring semester of 2020, to maintain educational continuity, classes were held online after the initial outbreak of COVID-19. The requirement

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Sophomores are Taking the PreACT

This Friday, November 18, 2022, all sophomores at Apex High School will take the PreACT. Many universities and colleges require students to submit their ACT and/or SAT test scores. Although, since the COVID-19 pandemic many schools have stopped requiring the scores, students are still strongly encouraged to take these tests. The PreACT is designed to prepare students for the ACT

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Seniors vs. College Applications

Senioritis is a popular term for when seniors in high school slack off, usually during their second semester. Before seniors can relax, however, they have to face one of the toughest semesters of school they will ever go through. During their fall semester, most seniors have to balance regular schoolwork, often with difficult classes to display academic rigor, with the

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Dare to Drive

If you are a freshman or sophomore or maybe even older, you might have noticed how backed up the DMV is. Drivers Ed for the schools in Wake County are extremely backed up, to the point where you could be a junior before you are able to take it. Many people are outraged with how long it’s going to take.

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Behind the Scenes of BOCO

The Homecoming dance is a beloved high school tradition that many students look forward to attending. However, alongside this dance is another event that some might not know of: band homecoming. Band homecoming, typically shortened to “BOCO,” is a homecoming dance designated primarily for students in Apex High’s Marching Band. It takes place directly after the Homecoming football game, lasting

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