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Zoe Westerlund, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events
The next time the cicadas will emerge like this won’t take place until the year 2245. Photo used with permission from Sagar Vasnani via Unsplash.
Rare cicada emergence event occurs across the U.S.
Max Spiegel, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
2024: Summer playlist
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Valentina Garcia and Mason ClineMay 31, 2024
Concerts are a central part of a night out upon which other events should be based off of.
Summer concerts to look forward to
Armaan Minhas, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
Top five moments from Green Hope Athletics 2023-24
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Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
Team photo of the men’s varsity baseball team after a tough game against Cary High, ultimately winning with the final score of 12-10. Photo taken with permission from Roshan Shoukat (25).
Bringing it home
Zoe Westerlund, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events
Top five moments from Green Hope Athletics 2023-24
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Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
Team photo of the men’s varsity baseball team after a tough game against Cary High, ultimately winning with the final score of 12-10. Photo taken with permission from Roshan Shoukat (25).
Bringing it home
Zoe Westerlund, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events
The next time the cicadas will emerge like this won’t take place until the year 2245. Photo used with permission from Sagar Vasnani via Unsplash.
Rare cicada emergence event occurs across the U.S.
Max Spiegel, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
2024: Summer playlist
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Valentina Garcia and Mason ClineMay 31, 2024
Concerts are a central part of a night out upon which other events should be based off of.
Summer concerts to look forward to
Armaan Minhas, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
Top five moments from Green Hope Athletics 2023-24
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Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
Team photo of the men’s varsity baseball team after a tough game against Cary High, ultimately winning with the final score of 12-10. Photo taken with permission from Roshan Shoukat (25).
Bringing it home
Zoe Westerlund, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events
Top five moments from Green Hope Athletics 2023-24
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Team photo of the men’s varsity baseball team after a tough game against Cary High, ultimately winning with the final score of 12-10. Photo taken with permission from Roshan Shoukat (25).
Bringing it home
Zoe Westerlund, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events
The next time the cicadas will emerge like this won’t take place until the year 2245. Photo used with permission from Sagar Vasnani via Unsplash.
Rare cicada emergence event occurs across the U.S.
Max Spiegel, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
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Concerts are a central part of a night out upon which other events should be based off of.
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Armaan Minhas, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
Top five moments from Green Hope Athletics 2023-24
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Mason Dean, Staff Writer • May 31, 2024
Team photo of the men’s varsity baseball team after a tough game against Cary High, ultimately winning with the final score of 12-10. Photo taken with permission from Roshan Shoukat (25).
Bringing it home
Zoe Westerlund, Staff Writer • May 22, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events

Picture perfect: A guide to senior pictures

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Y-Nhu Do
Taking senior pictures is a tradition that allows students to showcase their unique personalities.

Senior pictures are a timeless graduation tradition where students can capture their personality in celebration of their final year of high school. Some students opt to go with a professional photographer, while others choose to take their own pictures. While these pictures are not limited by any criteria, the GH Falcon has compiled some tips to inspire your senior pictures if you don’t know where to start!

Students should pack three to four outfits and bring props for their pictures. Many students choose to wear sports uniforms. (Y-Nhu Do)

Outfits
Many seniors opt to wear white in their pictures for a timeless look that will continue to look elegant throughout the years. Wearing neutral colors like white, brown, cream or black allows one to take pictures in a variety of environments without the clothes clashing or distracting from the backdrop. While patterns that reflect your individuality are encouraged, many photographers agree that stripes often look unflattering in pictures. It is best to have three to four different outfits planned out, possibly including some casual and some formal outfits, to create variety and appeal to different photo locations. You can also bring a uniform if a sport or hobby has a lot of meaning to you.

Best times
For the best senior pictures, make sure to check the weather before scheduling your session. Many photographers suggest taking pictures two hours before the sun sets for the best lighting that will produce the ‘golden hour glow.’ Spring and fall are the perfect seasons for fair weather and gorgeous greenery. If you are taking your pictures in winter, be prepared to layer up. If you are taking your pictures in summer, make sure to account for sweating.

Locations
Senior pictures are not limited to any location; pictures can range from urban settings to picturesque fields of greenery. The North Carolina Museum of Art has areas for both ends of the spectrum. The exterior of the museum itself has sleek steel walls and modern fountains. The museum also has its own park with flower fields and grassy areas. If you are planning to take pictures at the museum, consider scheduling your session for a week day for less foot traffic. If you are looking for other natural backdrops, check out the GH Falcon’s “Flower Fields” article. If you are looking for more metropolitan locations, Downtown Cary and Downtown Raleigh have multiple areas that could suit your needs.

The North Carolina Museum of Art is a popular destination for senior pictures. (Y-Nhu Do)

Posing
Many people dread looking stiff and awkward in their pictures. Incorporating movement and playing around with your surroundings or clothes can make pictures look more natural. Let your photographer click away while keeping your body fluid! Bringing props, like sports equipment, books or college gear can help you keep your hands occupied and prevent you from looking robotic. Shifting your weight and creating angles with your limbs can also create movement in pictures.

Whether you want to hire a photographer or take pictures by yourself, the GH Falcon hopes these tips help to elevate your senior pictures!

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Y-Nhu Do
Y-Nhu Do, Student Life Editor
Y-Nhu is a senior at Green Hope High School, and was born in Cary, NC. She lives with her family, which includes her two brothers.  Y-Nhu is hopeful that she will have a dog join the family one day.  She has traveled throughout the United States, including California, Virginia, and Maine, but she finds that she enjoys the beach the most. Although an enthusiastic English, Creative Writing and Speech student, she aspires to study accounting in the future. In her free time, you can find her playing beach volleyball, (which she intends to play in college at the University of Southern Mississippi), listening to the latest pop music, or binging her favorite comedy and action films. This year, she looks forward to meeting new friends, enjoying senior year and playing more volleyball.
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