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  • December 6JKB gift card collection for Ronald McDonald House. Drop off during lunches on Tues. & Thurs. in café or rm 203.

  • December 6Link Leader yearbook photos on Wed, Dec. 7th during your lunch. Meet by the attendance office.

  • December 6Netflix Club will meet Thurs. after school in rm. 42 to watch Disney movies.

  • December 6JSA a political debate club meets on Thursdays after school in room 236.

  • December 6There will be a girls softball informational meeting Tuesday at 7:20am in room 301.

  • December 6There will be a yearbook informational meeting in room 216 Tuesday before OR after school in rm 216.

  • December 6Senior Panoramic Photo Wed, Dec. 14th 2nd hour in main gym. Order forms available next week at senior exits & Activities.

  • December 6Spring Musical, the Addams Family, auditions & informational workshop on Mon, Dec.12th in the choir room from 3:30-4pm.

  • December 6Truth Seekers meets Friday after school in room 207. This is wild card Friday, so bring your own topic.

  • December 6Theatre Central will meet this Wednesday after school in the auditorium.

  • December 6GEMS will meet Thursday after school in rm. 34. Ms. Eier will talk about engineering at Molex.

  • December 6Freshman, join your Link Leaders' “Cocoa & Cram” sessions on Thurs. & next Tues. Meet outside of rm 100.

  • December 6Join Mickey Mouse Club before school thru Wednesday in rm. 221 to watch Lilo and Stitch.

  • December 6Spanish Club will watch Elf on Tuesday after school in room 102. Bring a snack to share.

  • December 6NCHS Show Choir Audition Workshops will be Friday, Dec. 16th 3:30-6pm and Monday, Dec. 19th 3:30-5pm in the Choir Room.

  • December 5Holiday Spirit Week – 12th-16th, Mon: Pj Day, Tues: White Out, Wed: Tacky Sweater Day, Thurs: Scarf & Socks, Fri: Candy Cane Day

  • December 5TC presents Junie B. Jones in “Jingle Bells Batman Smells” Thurs. 7:30pm and Fri. and Sat. at 8pm. Tickets $5.00 each.

  • December 5Holiday Toy Drive ends Dec. 13th. Drop off new toys valued at $10 - $20 in Activities, Main Office, or the Leaning Commons.

Hook-up or courtship? The mid ground of traditional dating

Hook-up or courtship? The mid ground of traditional dating

April 22, 2017

We often hear today about the emergence of the hook-up culture. Conservatives disapprove of the promiscuity ...

The fantasy of addiction

Virginia Aabram, Head News Editor

March 30, 2017

Filed under Carpe Noctem, Columns

Peter Hitchens is the kind of right-wing contrarian who may soon come to greater popularity in the United States, the same way Milo Yiannopoulos and other hard or alt-right journalists have broken into mainstream dialogue.  Their methods of breaking in are, of course, contrarian in themselves.  It is only because of studen...

The threat is not from fascism

Virginia Aabram, Head News Editor

March 1, 2017

Filed under Carpe Noctem, Columns

Donald Trump is not a fascist. It’s fun to rage against his supposedly nationalist tendencies and pretend we’re living in 1933 Germany, but that is simply not the case. There’s been a resurgence in the popularity of George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984,” and this is obviously because people want to read up on how...

My experience at World Youth Day

My experience at World Youth Day

December 28, 2016

It’s been nearly five months since I left the country for the first time and travelled to Poland fo...

Trump’s presidency to bring much-needed era of conservative reproductive legislation

Virginia Aabram, Head News Editor

December 25, 2016

Filed under Carpe Noctem, Columns, Opinions

Since Donald Trump won the election, many women have taken to worrying about the availability of birth control, abortion, and other reproductive “rights.”  But don’t worry, President-elect Trump isn’t going to take away your right to reproduce.  He may, however, along with the Republican-controlled Congress,...

The necessity of English

Virginia Aabram, Head News Editor

November 22, 2016

Filed under Carpe Noctem, Columns, Opinions

In July I left America for the first time in my life. I had the amazing opportunity to join nearly three million young people from all over the world in Krakow, Poland for World Youth Day, a Catholic celebration of international fellowship led by the Pope. Having no previous experience traveling outside the US, I was worried a...

Why Donald Trump won the 2016  Presidential Election

Why Donald Trump won the 2016 Presidential Election

November 9, 2016

The silent majority has spoken and elected Donald Trump, and if you’re anything like most entitled sub...

The Plague

Virginia Aabram, Head News Editor

October 25, 2016

Filed under Carpe Noctem, Columns, Opinions

The pages of human history are marked by plague. The Black Death, Smallpox, and the Spanish Flu have carried off more people than any war. But there is another plague that is spanning the globe at this very moment.  It didn’t originate in the backwaters of third world countries but rather at the heart of the civilized west...

The changes of bathrooms: from escaping controversy to causing it

Virginia Aabram, Head News Editor

September 25, 2016

Filed under Carpe Noctem, Columns, Opinions

Until last March, the bathroom was a place to get away from controversy. But with North Carolina’s bill requiring people to use the restroom corresponding to the gender on their birth certificate, it has become yet another battle-ground of the culture wars.  Questions of how to compassionately and respectfully accommodate ge...

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