Trey Cheek Memorial Contest

Gabrielle Strickland, Reporter

December 18, 2016

The Trey Cheek Memorial writing contest is for Broughton seniors who can write and submit a short story of any genre for a chance to win $1500.   This contest was created in memoriam of 1990 Broughton alumnus, Trey Cheek. Cheek was a dedicated athlete who played baseball and was inducted into the Broughton Hall of Fame.  Right out of high school, Cheek was drafted by the New York Mets and he continued to play baseba...

Queen of Hearts funks it up

Keegan Quirk, Co-Editor

December 18, 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year here at Broughton, no not the holidays, but Queen of Hearts season! The chatter about Queen of Hearts can be heard throughout the halls as the students prepare for dance on February 4. Queen of Hearts has a long line of history that many students don't even know about. Queen of Hearts began as a PTA-sponsored carnival that took place in November. At the Carnival a queen was chosen alo...

Teel town returns temporarily

Cate Brewer, News Editor

December 18, 2016

They say the third time’s the charm.    If that is true, then the next few months should be a great experience for Interim principal Roy Teel. He has served as a leader at Broughton three times and  been a member of the faculty for a combined total of almost 20 years.     Teel has returned for possibly three months until a permanent replacement is found for Stephen Mares who left to head Athens Drive High Scho...

Raleigh Christmas Parade

Smith Brewer, Reporter

December 6, 2016

  On November 19, thousands of people came out to watch the 72nd annual WRAL Raleigh Christmas Parade. This event took place in downtown Raleigh starting at 9:40 am. It is usually considered the kickoff to the holiday season coming just a week before Thanksgiving.    Many families enjoyed watching the parade from up close and also on television. The parade was broadcasted on WRAL-TV and UNC-TV from 10:00 am to 12:0...

Around the World

Binita Thapa, Online Editor

November 28, 2016

This year, Broughton is taking its students on a trip around the world. The annual Broughton International Festival will be held in the cafeteria on December 1st from 5 to 8 p.m.   The International Festival is one of the many ways that Broughton reflects its values as a Magnet International Baccalaureate (IB) program.   Every year, students gather to enjoy performances, food, and a silent auction. Booths will be set ...

2016-2017 Teacher of the Year

2016-2017 Teacher of the Year

November 4, 2016

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year, Betsy Graves!



October 18, 2016

    With a heavy heart, staff and students said farewell to beloved principal Stephen Mares.   After eight years at Broughton, Mares left on October 20 to replace Athens Drive High School’s t...

Food, fun at the fair

Photo by Ford Hester

Smith Brewer, Reporter

October 14, 2016

  Deep-fried foods, rides and games, intense competition, and crisp fall weather. Over the years, these are some of the things that have come to symbolize the North Carolina State Fair. This year the fair ...

Reggie Dabbs takes a selfie with Broughton seniors
Photo by Jelani Hedley

Motivational speaker gets students hyped

September 20, 2016

Alright, alright, alright!   Reggie Dabbs immediately grabs the audience by getting the students in the auditorium seats as wells as those in the classrooms watching the live feed involved in hi...

End of a scholarly tradition

Regan Curtis, Reporter

May 16, 2016

  One of high school’s most celebrated traditions - crowning valedictorian and salutatorian - may soon come to an end in Wake County.   Instead, school board members have proposed adopting three levels of achievement: summa cum laude, magna cum laude and cum laude, much like in college. These levels are Latin for “with praise,” “with great praise,” and “with highest praise,” and would range from a GPA of 3.75 t...

Summer reading roundup

Luke Brizzolera, Reporter

May 16, 2016

  The relaxing, the traveling, the camps. Summer is every student’s favorite 10-week stretch of the year, due to the freedom from school-work and worry.   However, for some students, summer involves more than just relaxing, as it in involves summer reading and work for various classes. Both AP and IB classes require reading for summer, some of which may include multiple books and lengthy reads. Some of these r...

Queen Bey takes Raleigh

Cate Brewer, Reporter

May 6, 2016

  One of the most highly anticipated concerts of the year was performed Tuesday night at Carter Finley Stadium. Beyonce gave Raleigh a great show despite the weather and traffic problems.   Fans of Beyonce had many unexpected delays but Beyonce fans are loyal to her and stuck it out to the end despite hours of sitting in traffic and a delay halfway through for lightning.   Carter Finley Stadium was supposed to ...