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Our art students of Apex High School put forth a lot of time and effort into what they create. This is to show just what exactly they think of their latest works and what goes through their head when it comes to the canvas.
This past Friday, March 10, John Hayden, Dean of Students and Head Coach of the Apex Cougars Men Lacrosse team won his 250th win, at Apex Friendship High School. I sat down and asked him a few questions about his experience with Lacrosse.
Somehow watching a bumbling H.G Wells hunt down Jack the Ripper makes for surprisingly good television. Time After Time only just premiered March 5, but in my humble opinion it’s off to a thrilling start!
Hilarity ensues as we watch the 19th Centurians navigate New York City in a very different 2017 world. I was particularly impressed with the mannerisms of H.G Wells as he combats the wiles of modern technology. Other TV shows try to replicate this type of confusion that comes with jumping hundreds of years forward in time, such as in Sleepy Hollow or Doctor Who, but Time After Time’s interpretation outdid the other two by far.
At one point in the pilot, Wells literally weeps as he watches a general news broadcast. Topics such as ISIS, car crashes, school shootings, forest fires, and even fast food recalls seem normal to us, but to an English sophisticate of the 19th century, it’s heartbreaking. I was surprised the two time travelers didn’t have a sensory overload and break down within hours of their arrival.
Unlike Wells, who got hit by a taxi on his first night, Jack the Ripper maneuvers through modern life with unusual ease. He has enough brains to sell one of his watches (now a priceless antique!) and use the $15,000 to check into a five-star hotel, shop for a whole new wardrobe, and buy a butcher's knife. Alternatively, Wells gets taken into custody and meets the refreshingly modern Jane Walker; she doesn’t believe he’s a time traveler at first but comes around eventually in a hysterical revelation.
Without giving away the rest of the plot, I’ll just say Jack gets up to his old tricks, and H.G and Co. rally up to stop him. Getting to watch H.G Wells work a smartphone was one of the better moments of the episode, so if you want to see more anachronistic moments, tune in on Sundays on ABC!
The proposal of Apex High School moving their start time up fifteen minutes in the coming years at Green Level High School has students in a panic over this change in schedule. Although waking up fifteen minutes earlier will have little to no effect on the student’s learning opportunities, there are other factors that are feeding their frustration. Green Level is about eight minutes from the current Apex High, but with all of the other early rush hour traffic, the drive from the Laura Duncan location alone could take fifteen minutes or more. While some students are fortunate enough to live closer to the new location, many students live in the other direction. A drive for these students could take twenty minutes or more, and the bus routes with their frequent stops would arrive before you catch a glimpse of the sun. Everyone knew this long drive was going to happen when they announced the temporary relocation, but with start times most likely being pushed up fifteen minutes, this poses a problem for the students who are not early risers and live a reasonable distance from the school.
If you’ve paid any attention to social media or to your local news lately, you might have seen a live feed from Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York where keepers are anxiously awaiting for April, a fifteen-year-old Reticulated Giraffe, to give birth to her fourth calf any day now.
Within the past few years, there have been claims floating around the internet saying that it has been scientifically proven that growing up with cats can lead to mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. These claims were probably making every crazy cat lady in the world think that maybe it was their cats making them crazy and not all of the loneliness. Despite these earlier studies linking cats to mental illnesses, new research from University College London suggests that living with a cat during one’s childhood does not cause mental illness later in life.
With Western Wake County becoming a hotspot for new residents, many businesses are looking to take part in the sudden sprawl. From grocery chains to popular furniture retail companies, many businesses have their eyes on areas around us. Rumors of a possible IKEA coming to Wake County have sprouted up, and Wegmans has recently confirmed two new locations in the Cary area. However, there is much more behind these potential speculations.
As the Apex Drama department prepares to end its tradition of great performances in the cozy, undersized auditorium, they can now reflect on the past. It was because of the small size that both the fall play and spring musical performances were extended to two viewing weekends. But, at Green Level and the “new” Apex High School, the seating area and the auditorium itself will be large enough to offer just as many guests in one weekend.
“There’s quite a few women working in the space program.”
Hidden Figures tells the story of three fantastic African-American female mathematicians who defied all expectations to be three key components to the Mercury program at NASA.
Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughn worked for NASA, but their potential was always denied by NASA because of segregated bathrooms, segregated work areas, and other segregated aspects. They are each given the opportunity to work in their specific fields, and they excel, successfully helping the late Senator John Glenn reach Earth orbit and get him back safely.
Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, and Octavia Spencer each give Oscar-worthy performances in their respective roles in the untold story and give us a feeling of what segregation in the workplace feels like in one of the biggest government-funded organizations in our country...