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Taking a Knee

Taking a Knee

Natasha Watts, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On Sunday, September 24, football players locked arms to show support for the protesters who took a knee during the national anthem.    Colin Kaepernick started the protests last year when he took a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality against African Americans. A reported 207 ...

Cherokee’s NHS Induction Standards Could Be Too Inclusive

Cherokee’s NHS Induction Standards Could Be Too Inclusive

Clarisa Moreno-Middleberg, Staff Writer

April 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On November 17, 2016, the largest amount of students in Cherokee history was inducted into the National Honors Society.  This sparked the question among inductees and teachers: Are the NHS standards too low, and what does this extreme inclusivity mean for the program? The purpose of National Honor...

Present: An Overview of President-Elect Donald Trump

Present: An Overview of President-Elect Donald Trump

Maryann Jannicelli, Staff Writer

April 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

People of the United States with conservative values have decided to side with Donald Trump in this year’s election, and many are enthusiastic about agreeing with his stances. Trump’s ideas for the future of the United States have been constantly talked about over the past year leading to the election....

Flashback: The Last Presidential Debate

Flashback: The Last Presidential Debate

Grace Henderson, Staff Writer

April 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The third and final Presidential Debate of 2016 aired Wednesday, October 19th at 9:00 pm (ET). While being centered around the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, and the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, the event made it clear to all eligible voters across America that this year’s presidential election...

Unjust Justice: Brock Turner’s Release

Unjust Justice: Brock Turner’s Release

Shyanne Roberts, Staff Writer

April 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The rapist Brock Turner, largely referred to as “former Stanford swimmer”, was found “thrusting” on top of his unconscious victim in early 2015 outside a nearby frat house.  Swedish exchange students Carl-Fredik Arndt and Peter Jonsson, were riding bikes by the scene that night when they spotted...

To Stand or Not to Stand?

To Stand or Not to Stand?

Clarisa Moreno-Middleberg, Staff Writer

April 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Colin Kaepernick has made a bold statement throughout the football season by kneeling during the National Anthem.  Kaepernick’s controversial actions have reverberated through the nation.  Some believe Kaepernick is disrespectful and unpatriotic.  However, people fail to recognize why Kaepernick...

Is Summer Work Beneficial?

Is Summer Work Beneficial?

Natasha Watts, Reviews Editor

April 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Every summer students are eager for relaxation and the time to refresh before the next school year, but for many, these dreams are not possible. AP and honors classes often assign work for the break, and usually those who take these classes don’t just take one. All this work is actually harming students. Many...

Is One Book One School Working?

Is One Book One School Working?

Sam Schepps, Sports Editor

April 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Although established rather recently, the One Book One School program has become a mainstay in the district, across all grade levels and classes, to an oftentimes mixed reception among students. However, the pressing issue about the program is not whether students enjoy it; rather, it is whether the...

Are CAP Credits Worth It?

Are CAP Credits Worth It?

Grace Henderson, Staff Writer

April 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As soon as a student enters Freshman year, their college and future career plans are immediately questioned. But, as Sophomore year rolls around, students can earn college credits by just enrolling in normal Cherokee courses. The College Acceleration Program (CAP) at RCBC includes normal high school...

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