2018 Literacy Week

Ava Riach, Current Event Reporter

May 1, 2018

Filed under Features

Literacy Week was created in 2017 by Jennifer Lowry, literacy coach. This event brings together different people from different fields to talk about their experience with reading and writing. This year’s Literacy Week was duri...

The views of the Athens Drive lacrosse game from the perspective of the students

Daniela Delgado, Harrison Rose, Manon Bedouet

April 13, 2018

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Students who went to the Varsity Women's lacrosse game watch from the stands and observe the players, the spectators and surrounding environment. The afternoon sun creates a silhouette on the spectators of the Girl's Varsity Lacrosse game. Harrison Ro...

Discrimination and racism still exist as a large part of today’s society

Hunter Gill, Lauren Baker, and Allen Thomas

March 29, 2018

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Imagine being treated differently based on race as a young child and the lasting impact that would have on you. This is what Nyssa Battle, now a high school junior, and other children go through every day. She, along with othe...

2018 Gradman

Ava Riach and Lauren Baker, Current Event Reporter and Photojournalist

March 29, 2018

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Gradman took place on March 29 at 7 p.m. Gradman is a talent show and resembles beauty pageants. 12 seniors are nominated and voted for categories by the senior class. This year’s theme is “Keeping Up with the Gradmen.” The categories include Mr. Athletic, Mr. Cute and even Mr. W...

America’s Gun Problem

Harrison Rose and Zach Nowlin

March 28, 2018

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Columbine. Newtown. Las Vegas. Parkland. These cities, when combined together, immediately spring to mind the mass shootings that have taken place over the past 20 years.  Such increase in shootings, have instigated the swelling of...

Affirmative Action impacts the way Athens Drive students apply for college

Ava Darden and Rebecca Johnson, Editors

March 27, 2018

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As the number of days until graduation dwindle into double digits, many seniors have college on the brain. The application process is for the most part over, but many Athens students wait anxiously to hear from schools across the...

Modern day journalism

Modern day journalism

March 26, 2018

Standardized tests show their affect on teachers and students

Ava Riach and Raven Barton, Current Event Reporter and Editor in Chief

March 20, 2018

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Are Standardized Tests Negatively Affecting Teachers and Students? The school system denied letting Laela Gray go into the next grade because she was one point off of the grade average for the reading standardized test. Accor...

Illegal Immigrants

Richard and Carlos Banegas

March 19, 2018

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Since July, 4 1776, the very beginning of the America, illegal immigrants have come from many parts around the world and have affected the U.S. Today, everyone from politicians to regular citizens have taken notice in the topic ...