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ATHENS ORACLE

The official student news site of Athens Drive High School

ATHENS ORACLE

The official student news site of Athens Drive High School

ATHENS ORACLE

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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
Elijah Hoskins
Elijah Hoskins
Social Media Editor

Elijah Hoskins is a Sophomore at Athens Drive. This is his second semester writing for the Athens Oracle. Outside of school, he likes to play his clarinet, attend marching band events, hang with friends,...

Rowan Bissett
Rowan Bissett
Assistant Sports Editor

Rowan is a Sophomore at Athens, and when she is not writing for the Oracle, she's playing volleyball, volunteering, or being apart of Athens clubs. She's excited to be in her second semester of the Oracle...

Ella Johnson
Ella Johnson
News Copy Editor

Ella Johnson (Right) is a Sophomore at Athens Drive High School. This is her first semester writing for the Athens Oracle. Outside of school, she enjoys playing soccer, hanging out with friends, and listening...

Apple releases new operating system, IOS 14

Apple has released a new version of their operation system on their phones, IOS 14. Released Sept. 16, it comes with many new features. Every phone that was able to run IOS 13 will also be able to run IOS 14, and the new system is around 2.6 gigabytes. 

One of the biggest features IOS 14 introduced is widgets. Widgets have been made to give you more information from just a glance. With widgets, users have been able to customize their home screen like never before, and many have gone to social media to show off their homescreen. Many people have made their home screens themed to their liking, such as making it Windows 98 themed or themed after their favorite tv show.

“I spent around an hour just messing around with my home screen, and I really liked how it turned out,” said Joy Winton, senior.

Another feature added in IOS 14 is the app library. The app library automatically sorts all of the users apps into different categories such as social, productivity and entertainment. It will also show suggested apps that they believe you may be looking for based on the time, location or the activity one may be currently doing. 

With IOS 14, Apple also introduced a more compact user interface (UI). Some features regarding this compact UI include phone call banners, so whenever one gets a call it does not take up the whole screen, meaning users will not lose track of what they are doing. Another feature is when one is on facetime, they can go to other apps without pausing their camera and will still be able to see the other person on their screen.

“Facetime used to be annoying because I would always have to stay on facetime to see what the other person is doing, but now I will be able to focus on other things while still being able to see the other person,” said Winton.

Siri has also been redesigned in IOS 14, taking a more compact look, where it will only pop up at the bottom of the screen. With a new redesign, Siri also has expanded knowledge, with over 20 times more facts than just three years ago. Along with more knowledge, one will be able to search the web using Siri, making it much easier to get answers without browsing the web.

New with IOS 14 is the translate app. The new app has the ability to translate 11 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. With the translate app comes a feature called conversation mode. One will be able to speak into the microphone and the translated text will show up including a translated audio.

IOS 14 came with lots of new features and updates on old ones. Other features in this new update include new memeoji hairstyles, cycling maps and pinned conversations in imessage. Overall IOS 14 makes using one’s iPhone an easier and more enjoyable experience.

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