The official student news site of Athens Drive High School


The official student news site of Athens Drive High School


The official student news site of Athens Drive High School


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Senior Spotlight: Ava Seay
Brady Jones, Assistant News Editor • June 4, 2024

As the school year fades to an end, many graduates are leaving the Athens Drive community to begin searching for their passions. While some...

Brady Jones has an on-stage-cameo as security guard in production called I Hate Shakespeare. Photo provided by Lauryn Webb
Senior spotlight: Brady Jones
Taylor Malloy, Editor in Chief • June 4, 2024

Athens Drive High School watches many of its students arrive as freshmen and leave as seniors. Some of these seniors stand out as being leaders,...

Jayvon Coleman at Athens Drive
Senior Spotlight: Jayvon Coleman
Sama Yousef, Staff Writer • June 4, 2024

Throughout high school, students achieve and extend themselves thoroughly; Senior Jayvon Coleman has pushed himself to perform excellence throughout...

Rachel Huffman, a cheerful senior at a companions home having a fun time with friends and her digital camera, at a get together.
Senior Spotlight: Rachel Huffman
Deevani Rodriguez, Features Copy Editor • June 4, 2024

Out of the graduating class of 2024, Senior Rachel Huffman has strived to do her best at leading and achieving greatness at Athens Drive Magnet...

The Drive Inquiry Clubs website is pictured. Dylan Ducatte dedicated a lot of her time while at Athens to the club.
Senior Spotlight: Dylan Ducatte
Sophie King, Assistant Editor • June 4, 2024

A true historian, senior Dylan Ducatte has spent her time at Athens fully engaged in all the school's social studies classes. Throughout her...

Skylar Moore at graduation rehearsal with fellow students.
Senior Spotlight: Skylar Moore
Rowan Bissett, Assistant Sports Editor • June 4, 2024

June 8, 2024, Athens seniors will walk the stage, take their diplomas, and finally finish high school. One of those Seniors is Skylar Moore,...

Meet the Staff
Farah Al-Rbehat
Farah Al-Rbehat
Assistant Editor

Farah Al-Rbehat is a junior here at Athens Drive. This is her third year as an Assistant Editor on the Athens Oracle. She enjoys reading, spending time with the people she loves, and participates in many...

Corissa Greene
Corissa Greene
Sports Copy Editor

Corissa is a very creative person; not only is she smart academically but also socially. Corissa is considered by her peers as a driven student who strives to do above and beyond. She enjoys shopping with...

Mariah Hatcher
Mariah Hatcher
Assistant Editor

Mariah Hatcher is an Athens Drive High School sophomore and an assistant sports editor for the Athens Oracle. This is her second semester writing for the Oracle. She enjoys writing, playing video games,...

Foster the People review


Foster the People, an alternative band best known for their hit single in 2011, ‘Pumped Up Kicks,’ released their new album titled “Supermodel” March 18.

The reason for producing this album, lead singer Mark Foster explained to the daily orange, is to ensure they will not be tagged as a one-hit wonder band.  He was concerned that the longer he waited in between album releases, the more likely that people would only remember Foster the People for that one song.

“Supermodel” is an album self-explained through the name.  It is a representation of how the band has grown since its first album and made a name for themselves aside from “that band who sings ‘Pumped up Kicks.’

This album is relaxing and perfect for spring break and warm weather.  It has the kind of songs that make you want to ride around with the windows down.

Foster explained to The Washington Post, “I feel like trying to write a song in order to be a big hit is just not something I’m interested in because it’s not going to come from an authentic place of expression.”

Writing an album with intentions is difficult, he told New Musical Express.  It is better to let the music come together naturally and feature other artists within the album to enhance the quality and peoples interest.

“This album is not the kind of music I normally listen to, but I was pleasantly surprised,” said Justin Moody, senior.

This album has tracks ranging from a disco-Daft-Punk-like vibe to more of an EDM or Passion Pit feel.  The song ‘Coming of Age’ from the album already has high ratings and is working its way up the iTune’s top charts.

With this album, Foster the People will not only gain new fans but keep the old fans that they developed from their album “Torches.”

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