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
Hannah Suehle
Hannah Suehle
Co-Editor in Chief

Hannah Suehle is a senior at Athens Drive and co-editor-in-chief. This is their fifth semester writing for the Athens Oracle. Outside of school, they like to play games, read, crochet, and do Scottish...

Jasmine A Glenn
Jasmine A Glenn
Copy Editor

Jasmine A. Glenn is a Junior at Athens Drive Magnet High School. Glenn loves animals and would do anything for an animal in need. A few of her favorite things are sunsets, her car, music, sports cars,...

Lisi Abete is a Freshmen at Athens Drive. This is her first semester in the Oracle and she works on staff relations. Abete loves cats and going on bike rides.

Domestic violence: What it is and how to spot it

Photos by Elijah Hoskins

Every minute almost 20 people around the world are physically assaulted by their partner; in the US this equals more than 10 million people a day. 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men have experienced extreme physical violence by their partner, and severe impacts such as injury, fearfulness, post-traumatic stress disorder, contraction of sexually transmitted disease, and use of victim services. 1 in 7 women and 1 in 25 men could have been injured by their intimate partner. Domestic violence can happen to anyone, especially those you think have the most perfect relationships. 

Domestic violence, also known as intimate partner violence, could be defined as a pattern in any relationship and can contain physical, psychological, sexual, emotional, economic, or threats that influence another person; Which include behaviors that manipulate, intimidate, frighten, terrorize, humiliate, injure, blame, or wound someone. All people regardless of sexual orientation, gender, race, and age can be victims of Domestic Violence. 

Physical signs to look for to know someone is being abused by their partner include bruised arms, busted lips, black eyes, or red and purple marks in the neck area. Emotional signs to look for are changes in their sleep pattern, lowered self-esteem, loss of interest in activities, and talk of suicide. Remember to pay attention to your friends and always look for signs of domestic abuse. 

1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced a form of physical violence, which can include a range of behaviors like pushing, slapping, and shoving. 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of several physical violence like burning, beating, and strangulation.  

It’s a common misconception that men can’t be physically or emotionally abused, but it is more common than one might think. While women are typically abused more than men, 751,000 men in the U.S. experience intimate partner violence, and 1.38 women. 

When the violence starts, the victims in said violent relationships often don’t end up reporting it because they do not want to believe that their intimate partner is physically abusing them. It can be compared to finding out your partner is cheating on you because you would never want to believe that the person you’ve been committing to is cheating on you. Sometimes they often don’t report it because they do not have a way out of the violent relationship. 

If you or anyone you know are being physically abused please immediately call the Domestic Violence hotline at 800-799-7233 or text BEGIN to 88788 and please take Domestic Violence seriously.

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