Articles by Sloane Coble, senior editor 2015-2016



Dashi delivers intimate ramen experience

Dashi, located on Durham’s East Chapel Hill Street, is one of the newer hip restaurants serving up international cuisine. In Dashi’s case, the main dish…




New Gen Romance

Article after article written by fearmongers everywhere have thrown around many reasons as to why the youngest generation has completely changed–or ruined–romance and their consequent…


CTE booths promote clubs midyear

On February 5, Career and Technical Education (CTE) clubs set up booths in the lobby during lunch as part of National Career and Technical Education…














American Sniper, both fact and fiction

American Sniper, the film depicting record-breaking U.S. sniper Chris Kyle, has been attracting both critics and viewers. On its opening day, January 16, the movie…




Fried chicken in Downtown Raleigh

One block downtown, one dish, three restaurants, three ways: fried chicken has been a staple of the South since the beginning, and the progressive side…





Alt-J lulls listeners

Alt-J, British indie-rock band, released their second album This is All Yours on September 22. Although the album is their first ever without bassist Gwil…


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Reasons to love Raleigh

…Because we have greasy spoons (Well, small, single-location eateries) America knows Raleigh as the big city with a small town feel, a reputation our city’s…


FCCLA starts year with nachos

Family Community and Community Leaders of America, or FCCLA, had their first meeting Friday, September 12. The main attraction of the interest meeting was nachos,…





Keep Portlandia weird

Anyone familiar with Fred Armisen is also familiar with his odd sense of humor, indulging audiences and himself with wacky personas. Armisen displayed his personality…



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Athletes learn from failure

As cliche as the concept of ‘getting back on the horse’ is, the prospect of success after failure is a universal truth. In sports–whether they…





Oscars Preview

The Oscars will take place on Mar. 2, 2014. A full preview of the major storylines is below: Predictions Best Picture: Gravity/12 Years a Slave/American…


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Our Grammy Predictions

http://www.grammy.com/nominees Best New Artist–James Blake Out of names such as Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore, Kacey Musgraves and Ed Sheeran, it seems highly unlikely a generic-sounding James…


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Sleep deprivation can be fatal

Walking through the halls of America’s high schools, one might think sleep apparel to be all the rage. Indeed–while this fashion is all too common–it…


Megyn Kelly disappoints penguins everywhere

Slate culture blogger Aisha Harris posted a holiday-themed essay December 10, discussing her childhood struggle with race during Christmas. The problem: While she and her…



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Testing our generation

As a human being, sitting in a PSAT testing room for hours–and trying to solidify my place in this meritocracy–is draining. All of the comments…







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Fad Movies

If you’ve gone to a movie theater in the last decade, you’ve probably seen names of trendy blockbusters like Harry Potter, Hunger Games or Twilight….