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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.
Logan was an incredibly moving comic book movie about the famous X-Men hero Wolverine. Hugh Jackman announced before the film that this would be his final installment in his seventeen year tenure as Logan. Hugh Jackman appeared in nine films as the infamous hero Logan or ‘Wolverine’ and Logan graded out to be his best performance yet. Rotten tomatoes gave the film a whopping 92 percent. Some people have even stated it is the best comic book movie of all time.
Netflix original shows have been increasing in popularity for years, with shows such as Stranger Things and Orange is the New Black being practically all that people on social media can talk about. One show in particular that got picked up by Netflix has recently gained public interest but not for the same reason as all the others. Black Mirror is a science-fiction series based in Britain that takes a look at the consequences of modern technology. Every episode has a different plotline, different characters, and a different setting, making each episode like its own movie. There are two things each episode has in common: the dark satirical twist on modern society’s technology and the resonating feeling of absolute horror left with the viewer.
One of Black Mirror’s most popular episodes that most accurately sums up what the show is about is titled “Playtest.” To make some money, the main character of the episode volunteers to be the test subject in a new horror video game that bases itself on your own personal fears and puts you in the game. However, when things go awry, the man can’t find his way out of the game, leaving him stuck in a world where he is surrounded by his worst fears. Each episode takes on its own dark twist, and the show as a whole is so discomforting that Stephen King, a genius in the horror genre, labeled the show “terrifying.”
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.
Recent studies done by German psychologist Reinhard Pekrun and his colleagues show that there is a connection between how students feel about math and how well they perform in math class. Pekrun and his team of researchers followed over three-thousand German students from fifth through ninth grades and surveyed each student at the end of the year to see how they felt about math and whether they felt proud or ashamed of their achievements in mathematics that year. Pekrun then compared the students’ answers to their grades in math that year and discovered that students’ grades in math are linked to their feelings and emotions on the subject. Pekrun also realized that how students felt about math one year impacted their math grades the next.
Emily Caroline Sartin
Registering for classes can be an overwhelming task that seems to determine your success in high school. Take a deep breath and inhale and exhale. Here is my advice for the registration process:
Are you looking for a way to make studying more bearable? Go to Common Grounds Coffee House in Downtown Apex!
As you walk inside, you’re immediately greeted with the comforting smell of fresh coffee and sweet pastries. Besides their superb menu items (which include not only coffee, but tea, smoothies, shakes, cakes, and an array of other sweet treats), the atmosphere is what makes Common Grounds one of the best hangouts in Downtown Apex.
When most people hear the word slavery, they think of forced labor for African Americans in the South and the abolition of such practices by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War, but what would you think if I told you that there are an estimated twenty-million people in the world right now who are trapped in slavery? Thursday, Feb. 23 is Shine a Light on Slavery Day, and people who participate in raising awareness will wear a red ‘X’ on the back of their hands. This red ‘X’ is the logo for the End It Movement, a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness and put an end to the modern-day slavery that takes place in 167 countries throughout the world.