Seniors Screwed Over: The Unfair Exemption Policy

  By Melissa Dunn, Copy and Features Editor The current final exam exemption policy, only applicable for seniors during the spring semester, requires an unweighted class average of 85 or above, no more than 4 total absences, and no more than 4 unexcused tardies. Excused, pre-approved, and unexcused absences all count towards this total. Students…

When Will I Ever Use This Math?: Real-World Math Applications

By Eric Bias, Layout and Sports Editor The question that acts as this article’s headline is one that I hear all of the time by my peers in math class. Even though this is a simple and valid question to ask, I still find myself getting annoyed when one of my peers asks it. Despite…

Curly and Proud: The Hidden Reality of Black Hair

By Sami Thompson, News, Entertainment, and Features Editor In the modern age, hair has become more than just a body part. It is also an accessory. For many African American women, it is an essential part of their culture. Millions of dollars and hours worldwide go into creating the many hairstyles of African hair. From…

Why the Dress Code is Wack

By Sofia Bonno, Staff Writer **DISCLAIMER: This piece is a work of satire published in our April Fools Edition. It does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the writer, the staff, or AHS. Oppression. Tyranny. Patriarchy. These words are synonymous for dress code. Every regulation forced upon women and girls is a mockery of the…

Pool on Roof

By Aditya Gunna, Staff  Writer   As the warm weather rolls in, a fresh relaxing swim in the AHS roof pool is the perfect remedy to the rising temperature. After Alpharetta High was opened in 2004, students complained that it was too hot and school was too boring. The Fulton County Board took this into…

Why We Should Continue to Fund NASA

By Eric Bias, Layout & Sports Editor Throughout the history of the United States, there have been many examples of how innovation, passion and creativity have helped define America. One example of this, is the creation of a National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) by the thirty-fourth President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower,…

Atlanta Reacts Alongside Nation with Trump Protest

By Lara Strydom, Editorial Editor On Nov. 11 at 6:00 P.M., three days after the 2016 presidential election, protestors gathered at Historic Fourth Ward Park in Atlanta in objection to the victory of Republican candidate Donald Trump. “I feel like acts of nonviolence and civil disobedience are the cornerstones of civil rights in this country….

The Fault in Our Astrology

Ophiuchus appears to be surrounded by serpents. The constellation is found within the Serpens constellation. By Sami Thompson, News, Entertainment, & Features Editor These past few months have been an odd time for astrologers across the world with the discovery of a new zodiac sign in September. A variety of people share the common hobby…

Gambino “Awakens” with a New Sound

By Curtis McClelland, Website Editor Donald Glover, better known as Childish Gambino in the music community, released his newest album, Awaken, My Love, on December 2, 2016. Glover is an exceptionally talented individual, acting in five seasons of NBC’s Community, as well as performing a stand-up special on Comedy Central in 2010. He is also…

Fantastic Beasts Movie Gives Wizarding World New Dimensions

The official poster for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them which was released November 18, 2016. By Nicole Vickers, Website Editor The number one critique most hardcore Potterheads make after seeing a Harry Potter movie is how it compares to the book. However, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the first Wizarding…