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for Indy Week Vol. 31 Issue 38, September 2014
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After two years of fighting for the right to form a chapter of the Gay-Straight Alliance at A.L. Stanback Middle School and only four meetings, the club has been eliminated. The principal Gloria Jones has instated a policy that does not allow non-academic clubs to meet during school hours. Jones claims this is district policy and an instructional decision, but several members of the community say no such district policy exists. Students in the club feel defeated and multiple faculty members have come under scrutiny by administration for their support of the club.
Raleigh’s historic neighborhood Oakwood has been in the national spotlight over the past few years. A walking tour of the neighborhood by the American Institute of Architects offers a way of understanding what makes the neighborhood special. The North Carolina Victorian, the Second Empire, the Queen Anne, Neoclassical revival, Craftsman, and even modernist styles are all represented. Some of the history of the neighborhood and its architecture are explored by the author on one such tour.
The signs that hang on buildings and advertise restaurants and businesses in Durham are explored. Martha Scotford is professor emeritus in graphic design at NC State University and explains how sign type conveys emotions and how it tells a story. With development in Durham, the personality of the city as told through its signs is explored. Photographs of signs discussed are also presented.