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Last one standing: the controversies of senior assassins

Lilly Zaks, Staff Writer | April 22, 2023

Two words. A fight to the death until one person remains. Teens battling, trying to avoid getting out at all costs. Every man for themselves, betrayal flies from all corners, and people turn on each other. There is a high-prize reward for the winner, the only person left standing. Now, does this premise sound familiar? No, these two words aren’t the dystopian series known as the Hunger Games- it’s...

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Hitting the deadline

Joshua Sarfert, Staff Writer | April 22, 2023

In the past few years, especially since Covid, the Black and Gold yearbook has had delayed delivery. However, this year students in the yearbook class were able to finish the book on time for a mid-may delivery date.   “Ever since Covid the deadline has been off,  I wasn't an adviser then so I couldn't tell you explicitly but for whatever reason, the book just didn't get done in time, especially...

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A striking softball season
A striking softball season
Louisa Joyce, Staff Writer • April 22, 2023
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Welsh on her victory lap as she placed 1st in her heat.
RJR bolts to Boston
Duncan Brown, Sports Editor • April 22, 2023
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RJR’s very own Wonder Woman: Dr. Leslie Alexander
Booking it to the top

Booking it to the top

April 22, 2023

The real magic behind Wizard of Oz

The real magic behind Wizard of Oz

April 22, 2023

Reynolds high in the sky

Reynolds high in the sky

April 22, 2023

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Lets enjoy these aimless days while we still can. - Don Delilo, White Noise
The relevance of Don DeLilo’s “White Noise”
Victoria Fabre, Staff Writer • April 22, 2023

Don DeLilo’s classic novel “White Noise '', a postmodern take on American consumerism that uses satire and philosophy to critique capitalism, has been adapted for the...

The disruptions of testing
The disruptions of testing
May Lewis, Staff Writer • April 22, 2023

Stress fills the room. Rows of desks evenly spaced will have pencils ready to be distributed. When you arrive at your testing room, anxiety builds up as the 4-hour test is...

Tale of the tied-up teachers
Emelia Merrick, Editor-in-Chief • April 22, 2023
Expensive versus inexpensive sports, the cost of wanting to play the sport you love.
Are extracurriculars too expensive?
Sofia Domenech, Staff Writer • April 22, 2023
Eagles QB Jalen Hurts (left) and Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (right) were major playmakers in the game.
Stu's Reviews: The Super Bowl
Stuart Vaughn, Staff Writer • March 20, 2023
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Lets enjoy these aimless days while we still can. - Don Delilo, White Noise
The relevance of Don DeLilo’s “White Noise”
Victoria Fabre, Staff Writer • April 22, 2023

Don DeLilo’s classic novel “White Noise '', a postmodern take on American consumerism that uses satire and philosophy to critique capitalism,...

The Wizard of Oz coming to life on stage
The Emerald City at RJR
Ava Stripling, Staff Writer • April 22, 2023

RJ Reynolds has always excelled in the arts; it’s what makes RJR so special. Our auditorium has held an abundance of performances in the past...

The disruptions of testing
The disruptions of testing
May Lewis, Staff Writer • April 22, 2023

Stress fills the room. Rows of desks evenly spaced will have pencils ready to be distributed. When you arrive at your testing room, anxiety builds...

Creed III: Fighting dirty for friendship
Creed III: Fighting dirty for friendship
Genesis Ervin, Staff Writer • April 22, 2023

After leaving the screen in 2018, Michael B. Jordan comes to direct the ninth installment in the Rocky & Creed franchise. Jordan returns...

Alexander poses in her portrait for the Reynolds media center.
RJR’s very own Wonder Woman: Dr. Leslie Alexander
Charlie Stoter & Martha Greco, Features Editor & News Editor • April 22, 2023

 As RJ Reynolds High School celebrates 100 years of educating amid the pines students have grown as learners, athletes, and community members....

The Battle of the Books Team celebrates their district win with big smiles and a memorable trophy.
Booking it to the top
Rose Doss, Staff Writer • April 22, 2023

The adrenaline was high, palms were sweaty, and two teams were ready to answer any question that was fired. An intense atmosphere engulfed the...

Martin looks at their script to keep track of when the next que is.
The real magic behind Wizard of Oz
Kennedy Clary, Staff Writer • April 22, 2023

Every year for the last four years, Lu Martin has been at the center of it all when it comes to theater. Without them, all the actors would be...

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