Webb Bridge Road Getting a Makeover

By Maia Gibson and Eric Bias On Aug. 23 at Alpharetta’s City Hall, community members gathered with city and traffic planners to discuss and unveil plans for a new and improved Webb Bridge Road. These proposed plans include many new additions to Webb Bridge Road and Kimball Bridge. “The goals of the project include identifying…

Attendance Goes Digital Next Year With Key Cards

By Nicole Vickers, Website Editor Lately, people have been noticing ports in walls inside of classrooms. Rumors have been swirling about what they might mean for AHS, and rightfully so, as AHS infrastructure will experience fundamental changes this upcoming school year. Starting the 2017-2018 school year, students will be responsible for carrying ID cards to…

Annual Pie Sale Breaks Records while Giving Back to the Community

By Aditya Gunna, Social Media Manager For the fourth year, the AHS Culinary department held their annual pie sale. This fundraiser raises money for FCCLA and Atlanta Community Food Bank by selling apple, pumpkin, and sweet potato pies. FCCLA is a national Career Technical Organization that focuses on giving students exposure to careers, while helping…

2016 World News Recap: January to November

By  Melissa Dunn, Copy & Features Editor & Curtis McClelland, Website Editor Jan 16: State of Emergency Declared in Flint On Jan. 16, Obama declared state of emergency in Flint, Michigan due to an over-exposure of lead in residents’ drinking water. Jan 28: The World Health Organization announces an outbreak of the Zika Virus The…

New Roads, New Transportation, New Changes

By Irene Velez, Co-Editor in Chief & Daniel Grotch, Co-Editor in Chief Residents throughout Fulton County were asked to choose what they thought was the single most important issue facing Atlanta in the Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey, and without much question, voters chose transportation as their answer. While Atlanta and the cities around it continue…

University of Georgia Decisions to Come out this Friday

By Melissa Dunn, Copy & Features Editor University of Georgia plans to release early action decisions this Friday, Nov. 18 in the late afternoon. The announcement first came from Dr. Graves, the Senior Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions at UGA. More AHS seniors apply to UGA than any other school, making it the most popular…

AHS Clubs Collaborate to Help a Student in Need

By Eric Bias, News & Layout Editor In August, six AHS clubs came together to help a homeless Kennesaw State University student afford another full year of college. These six AHS clubs (Working Together for Change, BETA Club, Key Club, LEO Club, FBLA and NHS) held a 5k run at Rock Mill Park in Alpharetta…

An Alternative to Clinton and Trump: Third Party Candidates

  By Julia Volovoi, Staff Writer As we approach November 8, the major news networks such as CNN and Fox News are heavily focused on only two presidential candidates. However, many people do not support either candidate and are planning to not vote at all. Although, there are other options besides Hillary and Trump: third-party…

Students Take a Stand Against Racial Tensions With Silent Protest

By Irene Velez, Co-Editor in Chief Friday, October 7th was not a regular day at AHS. As racial tensions were high throughout the state and the country due to the Black Lives Matter campaign, a group of students decided to join the movement by hosting a sit-in. What started out as only 30 students gathered…

National Parks Celebrates Centennial Anniversary

By Maia Gibson, Photo Editor This year, the National Parks Service (NPS) celebrates it’s 100th birthday. Over the past century, the NPS has striven towards preserving National Parks for years to come, making them enjoyable to visit for current future generations. While Yosemite was the core and birthplace of the NPS, today there are 392…