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High school class not for the wary

High school class not for the wary

By Michael Bloom Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Not many high school students take a class where criticism and backlash are as commonplace as formulas and midterms. But at Carrboro High School’s student newspaper, the Jagwire, disclosure and deadlines go hand in hand for juniors and seniors. “It was a very difficult week for our paper,” said Emily Vaughn, senior copy… Read more →

Steel drummer Mickey Mills feels at home in Carrboro

Steel drummer Mickey Mills feels at home in Carrboro

By Trevor Kapp Carrboro Commons Staff Writer Mickey Mills has performed in front of 18,000 people at Madison Square Garden in New York City. He has worked onstage with artists like Mick Jagger, Jimmy Buffett and Kenny Chesney.  He has played in California, at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte and at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts…. Read more →

Capoeira workshop brings dance, culture to Carrboro

Capoeira workshop brings dance, culture to Carrboro

By Alex Linder Carrboro Commons Staff Writer In Portuguese, bencao means “blessing.” In capoeira, a Brazilian art form that is often called dance fighting, bencao means “a front kick.” In Carrboro from March 18 to 20, numerous bencaos of both definitions were given out in a workshop directed by The American Society of Capoeira and Arts from Brazil (ASCAB). “The… Read more →

Ridin' the J Bus: Learning through athletics

Ridin’ the J Bus: Learning through athletics

By Megan Gassaway Carrboro Commons Staff Writer For Carrboro High School, the track season has just started. But for Rockim Graves, who rides the J Bus home from practice each day, the track-and-field season is merely a continuation of football training. Graves, a junior at Carrboro High, joined the track team after the school’s football coach urged members of the… Read more →

Carrboro clothing line combats bullying

Carrboro clothing line combats bullying

By Megan Walker Carrboro Commons Staff Writer In the midst of rising national concern about bullying, two Carrboro moms recently launched a clothing line with the goal of raising funds and awareness for bullying prevention. “It is an incredibly important issue,” said co-founder Melissa Weiss.  “Even people who think that bullying doesn’t affect them or that it doesn’t affect their… Read more →

Always at home in Carrboro

Always at home in Carrboro

By Allison Russell Carrboro Commons Co-Editor The house where Richard Ellington grew up used to be painted daffodil yellow. Over the years it has been layered with different paints until it reached its current pale minty green color. His father, a building contractor, built the house in 1937. Since its construction, the house has experienced birth, death and change. “I’ve… Read more →