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It’s Time to “Cancel” Cancel Culture

It’s Time to “Cancel” Cancel Culture

Holley Murray, Literature Editor

January 10, 2019

For teenagers growing up today, technology plays a greater role in our development than it has for any other generation before us. There is a myriad of new creations and innovations appearing around us every day, and while living in such a high-tech society has its perks, it also comes with its fair sha...

Georgia Governor Race and Why Results Are Taking so Long

Georgia Governor Race and Why Results Are Taking so Long

Blaise Rayburn, Literature Editor

November 26, 2018

As of November 9th, the results for the Georgia governor election state that Republican candidate Brian Kemp has won with 50.3 percent of votes, with Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams having 48.7 percent of votes. However, the next governor has not been officially named yet due to the numerous complic...

Outcome of Kavanaugh’s Controversial Trial

Outcome of Kavanaugh’s Controversial Trial

Grace Wood, Sports Editor

November 1, 2018

The Senate appointed Trump’s nominee for Supreme Court Justice, Brett Kavanaugh, on Oct. 6, despite allegations of sexual misconduct made by several women. These accusations arose after Senator Dianne Feinstein announced receiving an anonymous letter pertaining to these allegations. However, the FBI ...

The Women’s Marches: A Year in Review

The Women’s Marches: A Year in Review

Noah Smith, Lit Mag Editor

March 8, 2018

On January 21, 2017, the very day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the largest public protest in American history took place. Upwards of 3 million Americans rallied in the streets of major cities including Atlanta, Washington, Los Angeles and many more--but it did not end there: protests...

Should We Have Dropped the Bomb on Afghanistan?

Should We Have Dropped the Bomb on Afghanistan?

Ramya Raja, Staff Writer

May 10, 2017

On Thursday, April 13, 2017, The United States military dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb on the terrorist organization, ISIS, in Afghanistan. The 21,000 lbs bomb struck what United States intelligence revealed to be a network of tunnels where ISIS fighters were hiding out with the intention to continue...

How Barack Obama Renewed America

How Barack Obama Renewed America

Lauryn Almand, Staff Writer

April 12, 2017

The past eight years have bore many changes in the United States of America. Whether it be good or bad, Barack Obama contributed to many of these transformations in our country. It was a period of freedom, controversy, happiness, pain, but most of all- change. Our country is divided between those who...

The “Trump Effect”: How Our President Affects Modern Youth

The “Trump Effect”: How Our President Affects Modern Youth

Natalie Wilson, Co-Editor in Chief

March 15, 2017

With all the rallies and protests clogging the drains of the anti-Trump culture, a cry for help for future generations has been shoved to the media’s back corner. In a Washington Post article, columnist Petula Dvorak begs that we ask ourselves not only what changes will come within the next four years but also acknowledge the threat it will impose upon today’s youth in the sense of m...

Russian Hacking Scandal: The Truth Among The Lies

Russian Hacking Scandal: The Truth Among The Lies

Lany Campbell, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017

Throughout the course of Donald J. Trump’s win, there have been many protests for recounts and for him to be impeached due to the claim that Russia hacked into the governmental system and altered the voting in Trump’s favor, which caused the Democratic committee a harsh loss. Many have stated...

Worst Time Machine Ever: Nazism Revived in 2017

Worst Time Machine Ever: Nazism Revived in 2017

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017

For the first time in about sixty years, Nazism makes headlines once again--which is not the new part since Neo-Nazism as a regime has been lurking in the dark spaces of the internet since the internet began—but the shocking part about it is that people seem to be defending Nazism in a way that is...

Top News Countdown

Top News Countdown

Hailey Yarbrough, Editor-in-chief

February 24, 2017

Giraffes move toward “silent extinction” A conservation group reports that giraffe populations are falling fast and by 40 percent in the last 30 years. The main causes of why these gentle giants disappear so quickly point toward habitat loss, illegal hunting (poaching), and civil unrest in the ...

Get Out and Vote

Get Out and Vote

Jack Scott, Staff Writer

January 10, 2017

After school on the Friday before election day, I drove down to the Cumming City Hall and voted early. It took me about ten minutes, not even the time it took to get down there. There were only about five people in line, and the attendants were all quite friendly. My “I voted” sticker is displayed...

Mount Rushmore Elected President

Mount Rushmore Elected President

Jack Scott, Staff Writer

January 5, 2017

In a surprise electoral upset, the American electorate seemingly became confused on Nov. 8 and voted en masse for Mount Rushmore. The mountain beat Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump by a large margin, winning 296 electoral votes to Trump’s 170 and Clinton’s 72. Rushmore did especially well in South...

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