Abolition of the death penalty necessary

22 people were executed in the United States in 2019, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. Capital punishment is legal in 28 U.S. states, and since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976,...

Popular Halloween costumes, ranked

Every Halloween there’s a costume that people can’t seem to get enough of. The last ten years have been full of popular costumes that it seemed like everyone was wearing, and in honor of spooky season, I...

License testing change dangerous for student drivers

In June, Governor Roy Cooper passed House Bill 158, stating that drivers in North Carolina could get their limited driver's license without taking the road test. A limited driver's license allows unsupervised...

America lacks empathy, creates unrest

Empathy is the answer to the question that has plagued America since the inception of the colonies. Empathy is what every American needs, yet only a few seem to grasp. We need to find the ability to look our...

Student athletes struggle with season changes

For the past four years, the last month of summer has always brought me the most joy. It is not because I went to the beach, the pool or even on a road trip. Instead, it was starting the school volleyball...

Should students return to school in the fall?

After months of being quarantined because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are eager to get out and about, and rightfully so. Months of isolation will take a toll on anyone, myself included. This,...