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Today’s History Lesson: God, Glory, and GPAs

October 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

By Grace Morningstar, Whiteville High School They’re the words that every student has heard at some point or another: “If you work hard, then you can achieve anything.” The majority of students will cast these hackneyed words of wisdom aside, especially during earlier grade levels when the most significant aspect of life is how many...

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Missed Opportunities

October 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

By Jacob Harris, Whiteville High School Do you know what really grinds my gears?  Missed Opportunities. I’m referring to the infamous hype over the red supermoon eclipse, and the lack of attention it receives from the local school systems here in Columbus County. This ‘blood moon’ is the final moon concluding a lunar tetrad of...

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The F Word

October 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

By Maddie Dixon, Whiteville High School I know what you’re thinking. Is this girl really writing about the F word? Well, yes and no. I’m not writing about that word, but what I am writing about consists of a similarly negative connotation. People speak this word as if it were poison; as if simply talking...

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NRPOP! Cast is a brand new radio talk show set to air on WZCO 89.9FM weekly every Tuesday at 6pm beginning October 13. The show is hosted by Columbus Career and College Academy students Blair Watts and Emily Burrell. Blair is a talented video broadcasting specialist and Emily is honing her skills as the show’s co-host....

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Back To School

August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s time! No, don’t even try to run and hide, cause it will find you. I know,  just cry it out.  We all have to do it. But seriously, I know school might not be everyone’s favorite place, but it most definitely isn’t the worst  place we could be.  In fact, I’m kind of excited about going back...

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Opinion – FIFA World Cup Sexism

August 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

I need to get this off my chest. The FIFA Women’s World Cup medal presentation was absurd. I loved watching the World Cup, which was held in Canada this year. I dare say I dressed more patriotic on July 5th (championship game day) than I did on July 4th. I watched every match the U.S....

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I picked the brains of The News Reporter staff to find out some of their favorite movies in the latest installment of my “Question of the Week” series. Check out the responses from Stuart High, Wallyce Todd, Fuller Royal and Dan Biser....

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Upon Further Review

July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Special to POP! from News Reporter sports writer Franklin Davis. Read more from Franklin in his blog on Whiteville.com, Frank Thoughts. No, this isn’t a column about instant replay. It is about changing my opinion. The Wells Fargo Cup (until 2010-11 known as the Wachovia Cup) results were recently released by the NCHSAA. The News...

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To the Parents of Young Athletes

July 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

What I am about to say in this column has probably been said before. I will probably step on some toes. But it bears repeating. I served as a temporary sports writer for the past 10 days alongside Franklin Davis to fill the shoes of sports editor Dan Biser, who returned from a well-deserved vacation...

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Charleston Shooting: Love Trumps Hate

June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

It has now been a week since the tragic shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. I have wanted to write about the attack since it occurred. But I also wanted to think about the situation deeply in order to capture it as well as possible. Most of you know the basic details of the story....

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