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
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,...

Sama Yousef
Sama Yousef
Staff Writer

Sama Yousef is driven to success. Overall she is a fun person to be around. She loves her job at Hollister that she works at with her friends and says it's a nice environment to be in. She enjoys going...

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...

Class of 2021 has been blessed with a trouble-free college application process

Photos by Emma Grace Lehmann
Common App home screen with a COVID-19 pop up

With America on the brink of civil war and human extinction, the college application process for seniors has never been easier. 

Seniors, no need to break the bank on travel expenses to attend campus tours or admitted student events, now that leaving the confines of a house increases one’s chance of death monstrously. Who wants to develop blisters from walking around a school, anyways? Besides, why walk a campus when you can scroll through a college’s laggy, littered website at home! All the information any applicant would ever need is just a click or two, or three, or 37 away… if you are willing to play the world’s hardest game of hide and seek. 

When asked how students are expected to choose where to apply or attend without in person exploration, Harvard’s top admissions counselors answers: 

“I don’t know…just put some names in a hat and pick one out.”

Additionally, now that the submission of standardized test scores has become optional for most schools, seniors have been religuised of all scholastic stress! The days seniors have spent mulling over practice test books over the past year, the hours of sleep they have lost and all the money they have already spent on anxiety pills to subdue test anxiety is completely erased now that test scores are optional. Thank goodness! 

“Well, I guess students are happy about it, but standardized tests are why I wake up in the morning. I just love walking around big rooms filled with students and acting like a high ranking official,” says a very dedicated, lonely test proctor. 

And there’s no telling how easy it will be at the end of this process, when seniors finally move out and live on their own. No matter that any mature, adult-like habits a student may have already possessed (like cleaning, making meals or taking care of themselves) have probably been pushed to the wayside during quarantine. These seniors will find living by themselves as easy as pie. 

“There will be a personal cook and laundry doer at college, right?” said the 2021 valedictorian.

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