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…

Sit Down to Stand Up to the Pledge

By Lara Strydom, Editorial Editor “I pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America”- Every morning at 8:20am, hundreds of students of Alpharetta High School stand up to say these words that have virtually been ingrained into our minds as a hard-core memorization since Kindergarten. Yet, do people actually mean the words…

Bathroom Passes: Are they Fair?

By Nadir Lewis, Layout Editor Here at AHS, many teachers have incorporated a new bathroom policy to prevent students from wasting class time by misusing the privilege. Teachers give four passes per semester and every pass you don’t use contributes one point towards your final exam grade. Few students feel that the extra points are…