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NaNoWriMo: 50k words, 30 days, utter exhaustion

NaNoWriMo: 50k words, 30 days, utter exhaustion

By Kayley Rapp, North Cobb HS, Kennesaw, Ga.

December 10, 2014


Filed under Books, Showcase

Every November, millions of writers undertake an enormous yet rewarding task: National Novel Writing Month, affectionately called NaNoWriMo. The task? Writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. On a last-minute, impulsive decision, I decided to participate in the challenge this year. Writing 50,000 wor...

The long journey home: A Magnet bus ride exclusive

The long journey home: A Magnet bus ride exclusive

By Alicia Bush, North Cobb HS, Kennesaw, Ga.

December 1, 2014


Filed under Features, Showcase

Making the daily trek to NC becomes an exhausting task for us Magnet students. The early morning ride inclines all riders to rise before the roosters, and if someone fails to meet the appointed bus time, they must travel to the next bus stop. The spots fill up quickly, so the remaining students must squ...

Panthers dominate both sides of the ball as they beat McIntosh, 42-7

Panthers dominate both sides of the ball as they beat McIntosh, 42-7

By Jack Fletcher, Starr's Mill HS, Fayetteville, Ga.

November 25, 2014


Filed under Sports

In a game that was never close after the first quarter, the Panthers improved to 17-1 in series history against their biggest rival, McIntosh, after their 42-7 victory on Friday, Oct. 10. Sophomore quarterback Stone Kasten threw for 202 yards and three touchdowns, and junior linebacker Melvin Broomfield...

Let me enjoy my pumpkin in peace

Let me enjoy my pumpkin in peace

By Madelyn Beacham, Ola HS, McDonough, Ga.

November 3, 2014


Filed under Opinions

Pumpkin flavored drinks, pumpkin scented hand-sanitizer, pumpkin candles —all the signs that autumn has arrived and cues for stereotyping to begin. All year, consumers across America wait for these exclusive, limited time only, special edition pumpkin products to come to shelves so they can properly...

As electronic music gains popularity, here’s a guide

As electronic music gains popularity, here’s a guide

By Connor Allison, Decatur HS, Decatur, Ga.

June 9, 2014


Filed under Music, Showcase

In an era of technology where one can open a laptop with a production suite and create a full song, it's easy to go from bedroom producer to festival DJ in a matter of months, without a professional studio or equipment.