Several neighboring counties have already made the change to school uniforms.
Now it may be Kinston High School’s turn.
Standard Mode of Dress, or SMOD, may already sound familiar to a lot of the students at Kinston High. Students who attended Rochelle Middle School have already experienced SMOD and more than likely will have to get used to it for a second time.
The Trayvon Martin case has brought about a lot of controversy across the United States.
Martin’s story has dominated national headlines ever since he was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman -- who has yet to be arrested after claiming self defense -- in February.
By Resita Cox
Kinston may not be known by many people in the United States, yet Ashlee Altise brought the small-town city in Lenoir County plenty of national attention on Jan. ...
Second-grader Destiny Edwards wanted more than just toys for herself this Christmas. She wanted a toy for Santa.
“I want to find a gift to give to Mrs. (Christina) Clark so if she sees Santa she can give it to him,” Destiny said.
We are almost there! The one semester we’ve been waiting for for our entire lives: the last semester of high school!
It should be a time for all of us to buckle down and get serious but the simple fact of knowing it is indeed our last semester makes it very hard to do so.
Already “over-worked and under-paid,” four teachers at Kinston High are taking on an extra load by giving up their planning period for a fourth class.
The absence of one math teacher has set back the schedules of many teachers, including two first-year teachers.
Whether we are prepared for them or not, they’re still coming. By the time you read this, exam week will be upon us.
However, this year is a bit different. Along with all of the other new policies that were brought to Kinston High this year, the exam policy has also been modified.
The latest fashion trends -- movies, video games and even trending topics on Twitter -- seem to interest teens way more than politics. What many teens fail to realize is that this non-interest can fracture our future.
Voting is the only way for our voices to be heard, and we must be informed about the issues around us.
Gordon Jackson was amongst the many shoppers at Kinston’s Wal-Mart on Black Friday when things became a bit hectic.
Jackson was charged with disorderly conduct after Kinston officers begin to pepper spray the crowd waiting to shop. The officer reportedly sprayed the crowd with no warning for being “disorderly,” according to news reports.
By Resita Cox
Two police officers and Chief Annette Spicuzza were suspended after pepper spraying students at the University of California at Davis in November.
The officers were videotaped spraying passive student ...
Many people would say that three years is not enough time to build a life-long relationship with someone.
However, the students at Kinston High disagree. Perhaps we didn’t realize how big of an impact our resource officer, Andre Corbitt, has had on us until we were informed he was leaving us. Many of us are still searching for the reason he must be relocated, which will result in the loss of our resource officer, assistant football coach and, most importantly, our friend.
Kinston High jumped out to an early 14-0 lead, but three costly penalties and three equally costly fumbles ultimately cost the Vikings a chance at a state championship, as Kinston lost 21-14 to West Stokes in the 2AA state championship game Saturday afternoon at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh.
The owner of an Ohio exotic animal preserve released all of his exotic animals just seconds before suicide.
Chaos rose in Ohio on Oct. 18 as Zanesville police received a call reporting the release by Terry Thompson. Schools and many businesses were shut down due to the safety hazard of traveling with such animals on the streets.
Having no other way to capture the animals, police aimed to kill. Close to 30 of the 48 animals were shot and killed on the day of the release. Two wolves, six black bears, two grizzly bears, nine male lions,and 18 Bengal tigers were killed in all. However, six remaining animals will be given to the Columbus Zoo.
Ousted Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi was reported dead on Oct. 20.
Gadhafi ruled Libya with an “iron-fist” for almost 42 years. The rebel forces, also known as the National Transitional Council, first overthrew Gadhafi’s government in August of this year. Gadhafi was the third Arab leader overthrown in the upheaval of the Arab Spring.