Decline in College Acceptance Rates

At springtime, every year, students all over the country are getting ready to leave high school behind and begin their lives. Every student has a different plan for the future. Some plan on traveling the world. Others plan to enter the workforce. However, a majority of these students are planning on attending a two or a four year university. According to James Rumbaugh, the senior guidance counselor at Charles D. Owen High School, Continue reading Decline in College Acceptance Rates

Stress to Success

Stress to Success

In a month, students all over the country will sit down to take a three hour exam worth anywhere from $200-$700. This exam has the potential to give them an entire college credit, given that they score high enough. If that wasn’t enough pressure, the test itself isn’t cheap. At $93 per test, high achieving students can have to pay up to $500 a year. Continue reading Stress to Success

Battle for Survival: The Hemlock and the Woolly Adelgid Beetle

Battle for Survival: The Hemlock and the Woolly Adelgid Beetle

When asked about the first image that comes to mind of an important and endangered species in forests, the hemlock might not be the first one that comes to someone’s mind. It is an important species in forests such as the southern Appalachian forest, however, vital to the survival of certain plants and animals; two hemlock species, the Eastern and the Carolina, are on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) red list as ‘near threatened’. Continue reading Battle for Survival: The Hemlock and the Woolly Adelgid Beetle

The Death of Courtship

The Death of Courtship

Courtship is defined as the period in which two people develop a romantic relationship which the ultimate goal being to marry one another. In the span of history, romance and everything involved with it has changed immensely with every new generation. What ever happened to the days when a it was expected for someone to drive up to their dates house with flowers in hand and butterflies in their stomach? Continue reading The Death of Courtship