Month: February 2017

Tech week

Tech week: the week leading up to a theatre production, in which the set, lights, sound, costumes, makeup, hair and more come together to complete the show. Putting it all together, however, doesn’t necessarily come easily. Each day during Carrboro tech week, students stay five or six hours after school, with schedules consisting of a […]

The fight for funding

Pay Our Teachers First (POTF) is working to get North Carolina to put more tax money into public education. At the helm of it all is co-founder Deborah Gerhardt. Gerhardt became invested in the issue of teacher pay after her son’s beloved language arts teacher left Culbreth because of budget cuts. Gerhardt decided to look […]

NC faces democracy troubles

In December, a News & Observer headline spread across social media: “North Carolina is no longer classified as a democracy.” The article by Dr. Andrew Reynolds, a professor of political science at UNC, described how NC is no longer a functional democracy. Despite the controversial article, Reynolds still believes that young adults can effect change in our state. Reynolds’s […]

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