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…

Winter Events

By Sofia Bonno, Staff Writer In the upcoming season, there are numerous events and activities to pass the time. If you are looking for holiday cheer, there are several places featuring light shows. Available until January 7, “Fantasy in Lights” at Callaway Gardens has over eight million lights in a beautiful display of festivities. Located…

Heads or Tails: Electoral College

Heads: The Benefits of the Electoral College By Eric Bias, Layout & Sports Editor Throughout the history of the United States, democracy has been one of the main issues that have been fought to keep. Democracy, as we know it, was created in 7th century Greece, in order to allow the citizens of Greece to…

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…

AHS Forges Ahead with Old-School & New-School Classes

By Daniel Grotch, Co-Editor in Chief With access to a computer or car, students are no longer restricted to the traditional classroom setting. Instead, AHS students have a multitude of options in college and virtual classes. Dual credit college classes from the Move On When Ready Program (MOWR) have always been sought after by seniors….

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…

Rowling Blesses Fans with Cursed New Harry Potter Installment

  By Nicole Vickers, Website Editor Nine years ago, the nerd world thought that they had received the final installment of the Harry Potter series. However, with the support of an unrelenting fan base, series author J.K. Rowling decided to open the Harry Potter universe up once again, starting with the release of Harry Potter…

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…

The Burden of Being R.I.C.H.

By Sami Thompson As “RICH Raiders”, we are held to high expectations, but does being “RICH” truly equate to being the best that we can be? We students of AHS have been told time after time the importance of being respectful, having integrity, practicing citizenship, and working hard. We are not only to be prestigious…

Alpharetta High School Extracurricular Unity

  By Curtis McClelland For how long have marching bands performed during football games? At the University of Notre Dame, the Notre Dame Band has been a staple at college football games since the first contest between The Fighting Irish and Michigan on the gridiron in 1887. Every game, the Notre Dame band takes the…