Category Archives: Life at the PEAK

Wage Increase for School Employees

By: Allison Hurley For decades school employees across the country have asked for higher wages. On Tuesday, November 2, 2021 the Wake County School Board of Education approved a wage increase for full and part-time employees, but many are asking, is it enough? Through the COVID-19 pandemic teachers have had more work than previous years. They adjusted to teaching online

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NC Crunch Festival at Apex High

On October 20th, students and faculty gathered in the courtyard of Apex High to celebrate apples at the NC Crunch Festival. This statewide event is widely celebrated by schools across North Carolina. Apex High’s culinary program dedicated its menu that week to consist of apples, while festivities occupied the courtyard for the day. During both lunches, games and food were

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Homework at the Peak

By: Kate Sinodis and Kristina Andrews Every teacher has their own philosophy when it comes to giving out homework. Sometimes homework is necessary, sometimes just standard practice, and sometimes the result of improper time management. Just so, it is a highly discussed topic among students and teachers, especially as it reaches a crucial point in each semester where work may

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Bus Drivers Go On Strike

By: Allison Hurley Since the start of the school year, Wake County has struggled to hire bus drivers. On Thursday, October 29 drivers across the county warned of a possible sickout the following day and they followed through.  The United States has been suffering a labor shortage for several months now. As factories, grocery stores, and restaurants scramble to hire

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Apex’s New Course: Adobe Visual Design With Ms. Caudill

By: Faith Davis and Kushal Upreti This year, Apex has many new classes as well as teachers. One new addition is Adobe Visual Design, a Computer Engineering Technology (CET) class taught by Ms.Caudill. This elective is available to all students and a great way to improve computer skills as well as learn all about the Adobe applications. Although the course

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Hispanic Heritage Month

By: Calvin Sonntag and Matthew Shelby Hispanic Heritage Month is a National celebration of Hispanic culture and historical achievements. It is celebrated from September 15th through October 15th. It starts mid-way through September because it is the anniversary of Cry of Dolores. Which is the start of the Mexican War for independence. It is also significant because Costa Rica, El

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