Staff writer Crystal Fox’s dad left 12 years ago, but didn’t realize that he took more than just a suitcase.
ODYSSEY Media Group Senior Visuals Coordinator Julie Alpaugh reflects on her experience photographing prom as a freshman and her thoughts on the event.
ODYSSEY Newsmagazine news staffer Prana Maldonado Collins shares how having twin half-sisters has changed her life.
Staff writer Mackenzie Caudill revisits the topic of graffiti culture when a major, salient painting spot in Athens has plans of being torn down.
News Editor Delia Adamson recounts her experience in attending the Georgia Basketball State Championship game on March 8.
Clarke Central High School sophomore Coles Ehlers and a group from Emmanuel Episcopal Church went and served dinner at the Bigger Vision Homeless Shelter. While there, they met with the people and gained a new perspective on the less fortunate residents.
In spite of the popular belief of art being a wasted degree, the “starving artist” stereotype is just that — a stereotype.
Freshman Madeleine Ingle shares her mother’s battle with cancer and how it has impacted her.
The Electoral College has been taking power away from the people and creating unfair and illogical presidential election results since its creation in 1787.
Print News Editor Delia Adamson writes a letter to her best friend and Broadcast Editor Karla Dougan, who survived a car accident on Dec. 31, 2016.
In recent years, vocal fry and upspeak, generally speech trends attributed to women, have been heavily criticized. The voices of young women are becoming more and more controversial, but why? Sometimes, pet peeves reveal an uglier truth. Cartoon by Ashley Lawrence By MADDIE HALL – Opinions Editor Sometimes, the line between a simple pet peeve…
The cancer dances around his body. It begins with a slow embrace of the colon, intertwining itself with his anatomy, becoming one. But the disease is a selfish partner, always wanting more to dance with. It begins to seduce the liver and softly cradle the lungs. Every day, is painful. Every day, the clock ticks even faster.
Freshman Madeleine Ingle shares her father’s struggle with addiction.
This Thanksgiving has called for Print Junior Copy Editor Andrew Caldwell, a sophomore, to reflect on the past year, and give thanks to those who have impacted his life.
Sophomore News Editor Valeria Garcia-Pozo reflects on her love for theater and the reason she got involved.
Freshman Mackenzie Caudill shares her love and knowledge of the graffiti culture in Athens.
Freshman staff writer Ayla Dartez describes the struggles of having diagnosed obsessive compulsive disorder and how she’s lived with the consequences.
Senior Kennae Hunter discusses her feelings about being in her final year at Clarke Central High School.
Sophomore Caedmon Churchwell details life with three brothers, and how he has been affected by them.
Senior Fajr DeLane received some shocking news on the evening of April 20th, 2016.
Freshman broadcast staffer Flora Lechtreck writes on her love for thrills through extreme sports and exciting adventures.
Fourteen years after her adoption, 16-year-old Hannah Gale addresses her birth mother in an open letter.
Freshman Ana Aldridge looks back to the reasons behind her decision to be a vegetarian until the age of 20.
Junior Kennae Hunter speaks on her experience as an African-American teenager.
News Editor Jurnee Louder reflects on her own experiences with discrimination in Downtown Athens and how it can be stopped.
Abrupt changes can cause dramatic differences in one’s life. Instead of looking at the negatives, Copy Editor Christina Kurian turned her focus towards the brighter aspects of moving. In fact, what she expected to be the worst experience of her life, became the most memorable instead.
High school is probably not going to be what you’re expecting. Let me save you the trouble.
World renowned British actor and director Alan Rickman died of cancer Jan. 14 at the age of 69. His fans now grieve and show gratitude for his characters and roles in their lives.
A reflection on the passing of ,and personal goodbye to, David Bowie, England born, nationally renowned, music icon.
Crunch, crunch, scream! Copy Editor Grace Polaneczky reflects on her daily struggle with misophonia.
Freshman Valeria Garcia-Pozo recounts her experience with a back brace after being diagnosed with scoliosis and the challenges that came with it.
Variety writer Kieffer Farber faces constant comparisons to mother and sister.
After attending “A Conversation with Alice Walker” on Oct. 15 at the Morton Theater, sophomore Suncana Pavlic discusses her discoveries with the connection between Alice Walker and her family.
The story of Malala Yousafzai is one that people in our culture generally have no experience with, but the movie He Named Me Malala manages to make Malala’s story both relatable and empowering to people of any background.
Print staff writers Graham Collins and Jamia Echols share their thoughts and memories of Halloween and how the holiday’s traditions have effected them.
Junior Sophie Fernandes speaks about her idea to begin a Women Studies club at Clarke Central and why she feels it is important.
In a recent viral video, YouTuber Nicole Arbour takes her comedic skills and makes the Internet cringe as she rants about overweight people.
Freshman Ana Aldridge looks into the roles that gender and intelligence play in teen girls’ lives.
Senior Tierra Hayes looks into her fears of being just another high achieving student.
Junior Amelia DeLamater has struggled with her self confidence about her height her whole life. At 16 years old, she is learning to accept being 5-foot-10.
Sophomore Jordan Rhym reflects on the good and the bad of having a sibling leave for college.
Junior Sara Goodie defends pit bulls, her favorite breed of dog, and explains why they do not deserve a bad rap.
Straight Outta Compton shows how N.W.A. rose to stardom and gives a glimpse of the police brutality and the hate African-Americans endured in the early 80’s.
Being Latino is an identity; it goes beyond physical appearance and stereotypes.
New feature documentary “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” highlights the unmatched fervor of the women’s movement during the ‘60s and ‘70s.
The time one takes to read a text can lead to an hour on your phone, time that could have been used completing something productive. Phones, nowadays, can be a towering distraction in one’s life.
Freshman Violet Merritt explores three conflicting ideas and their detrimental effects.
It’s hard to explain the terror of being a black man in America until you witness people who look just like you murdered once a month. I’m 6’2”, young and black, why should I even have to consider putting on a hoodie every morning?
After only one year of high school, students are given the option to end their formal education.
Ella Sams combats her low self-esteem through her art.
Over the course of many years, the phrase “you play like a girl” has become a derogatory term. The question is, why?
& being a fan of someone that’s a good player is one thing, but this is way bigger than football. Don’t be blind to what’s really important — Duke Ihenacho (@NachoLyfe) September 8, 2014 Former FBI director will probe the @NFL #RayRice case – That is all – http://t.co/3FrW2ZD4Ug #ISIS pic.twitter.com/czeK7OmpZ4 — Defund NPR PBS…
Sophomore Grace Walker at age six on tour with mother Shelley Olin in 2005. Olin is a 5th grade teacher at David C. Barrow Elementary School and now only performs when her shows do not interrupt her work schedule. Photo courtesy of Grace Walker. By GRACE WALKER – Staff Writer Because of her mother, sophomore…
In the 1990s, punk rock band Bikini Kill brought feminism to the forefront of a generation of musical fans.
People talk a lot.
A 2007 study by the University of Arizona found that, on average, people speak around 16,000 words a day. What if we could break that down? Maybe we talk about school, weekend plans, family. Now let’s go deeper.
On August 14, student-produced signs protesting the enforcement of the CCHS dress code appeared across campus. Photo by Louise Platter. By TIERNAN O’NEILL – Viewpoints Editor “‘I AM A SIXTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL. IF YOU ARE SEXUALIZING ME, THEN YOU ARE THE PROBLEM.’” “OUR ADMINISTRATION SAYS THAT BOYS CAN’T FOCUS IN SCHOOLS BECAUSE OF WHAT GIRLS ARE…
Some words are more powerful than others. In the public eye, people are expected to dance around the use of inappropriate ones.
Outer space! FBI hijinks! Computer romance! Parental estrangement! Somali pirates! AIDS! Slavery! Leo DiCaprio doing cocaine! The 2013 film season was jam-packed with thrills, chills and soul-aching despair
Every day I have the same routine. Wake up, eat breakfast, take a shower, go to school praying that my next class will approach soon, never taking my eyes off the clock until school’s over. Then I go home, do my homework, and prepare for another painfully repetitive day.
I have been in many organizations throughout my academic career, all of which have helped to make me who I am today. I have participated in cross country, soccer, track, diving, boy scouts, marching band and many more. Out of the many activities that I have partaken in, one of my very favorite organizations was 4-H.
Both No. 1 seeds from the National Football League’s playoffs: the American Football Conference’s Denver Broncos and the National Football Conference’s Seattle Seahawks will go face to face in a game in which one mistake could mean the death of one team’s hopes to bring home the title of ‘Super Bowl Champions.’
I like college football, that’s about it, so as far as taking this post seriously, fugettaboutit (New Jersey, huh?).
Thanksgiving is a time when families gather to feast together and while the feast will continue, what I am thankful for will not.
By Robert Walker – Viewpoints Editor The Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium was opened April 9, 1965, and was the venue for the Atlanta Braves, as well as the Atlanta Falcons, until 1997, when it was imploded and the Braves moved to Turner Field. Atlanta-Fulton was the ground where Hank Aaron broke sports records and racial lines, by breaking…
ODYSSEY Newsmagazine Viewpoints Writer Jaymel Isreael discusses trick or treating on the second episode of Let’s Talk.
By Aaron Holmes – News Editor ODYSSEY Newsmagazine News Editor Aaron Holmes sits down for Episode 1 of Let’s Talk to discuss privacy in the light of recent NSA surveillance leaks.
When I moved to Clarke Central High School, I felt anxious and and uneasy– now I feel at home.
When watching the 2012 edition of the Clarke Central High School vs. Marist School game, I was awestricken at the fashion in which the War Eagles and their triple option offense dominated in the second half, as they sauntered to a 30-13 win against CCHS.
What truly makes us happy? Features writer Mary Merritt speaks about how happiness can be achieved in us all.
The majority of students at Clarke Central believe in Gay Marriage, and those that do not have a harder time expressing their views without fear.
My Clarke Central journey began in August of 2001, just months after Mr. A.Y. “Buddy” Woods retired.
It has always been around, teams play whole seasons of undisciplined football.
In the competitive world of sports, tensions are high, tempers are flared and priorities of players are sharpened down to two real goals: personal achievements and winning the game.
The slogan has been used for years at David C. Barrow Elementary School on 100 Pinecrest Dr. and has proven itself to be true.
La-da-di-da-di please stop Miley.
I hate the Miami Heat.
To stand in front of 400 people is alarming, to say the least.
Although historically society has smiled upon meticulous effort, especially when it comes to physical appearance, the tide appears to be turning with a recent trend of mob-like elitism.
Presidential campaign speeches can be the most excruciating, dreary things to watch.
“RUN TAJ RUN!” One of my fondest memories is watching my brother Taj play football on those hot Friday nights.
It’s March. Spring is springing up and winter is melting away. With March comes the most invigorating time of the sports fan’s year: March Madness, the NCAA basketball tourney that comes along each year.
“Welcome to a world through Glass.” A very sleek, white and pristine web page is displayed before me. I click to explore, my curiosity fully piqued. Images of the future appear. Your standard eyeglass frame, stripped of typical lenses, dons a lone prismatic one to rest on the brow. Glass opens a window inside of this lense making viewing possible without stopping normal activity.
It has been five years since Arsenal Football Club won the Barclays Premier League championship, England’s most competitive soccer league, and that’s rather upsetting. Arsenal has a long history of doing a lot of winning, with such English soccer hall-of-famers like Thierry Henry, Tony Adams and Denis Bergkamp.
My father came to the U.S. as a recent college graduate trying to escape a civil war. He landed in Boston’s Logan International Airport with twenty dollars in his pocket and an idea about the American Dream.
Youth Leadership Athens is a program designed to develop leadership skills and promote a sense of community amongst a select group of juniors from Athens-Area high schools. Through games, community service and collective lessons, participants in YLA are able to connect with peers in ways that are otherwise unlikely.
The 2012 film season was one widely-regarded as a revolutionary year for movies. Curveball independent films like Amour and Beasts of the Southern Wild surprised us with their emotional depth, and big-time, epic blockbusters such as Zero Dark Thirty and Argo held us on the edge of our seats. On Feb. 24, the much-anticipated Academy Awards will select the best of the best. But for now, we’re picking the winners.
When we send off our magazine on time, fun things happen like Deadline Pride. When fun things like Deadline Pride occur, things like the Harlem Shake happen in room 114.
Motherhood: the planet’s most intense job.
Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m going to tell the story of St. Valentine to you.
The state level Governor’s Honors Program interview; I’d been dreaming about it since the fall of my tenth grade year when I was nominated in Communicative Arts, but didn’t progress past the first set of interviews.
At the beginning of ever year, we make resolutions for the upcoming year, most of them we will never keep. But year after year continue to make promises to ourselves that we will be better. If we know that our resolutions are going to fail, why do we keep on making them? I think resolutions are a good idea but a lot of people, myself included, take the wrong approach to making them.
Right now, my fellow editors and I are having an amazing time at this year’s National Scholastic Press Association convention being held in San Antonio, Texas. We are learning a huge amount of stuff to make the ODYSSEY and ODYSSEY Online an even better experience for you guys.
In high school, the outcome of an election in which most students can’t even vote may seem like the thing about which you shouldn’t worry. For many students, whoever wins the vote on Election Day is not necessarily relevant.
The halls of Clarke Central High School have experienced another form of decoration this year. Teachers have photos of themselves scotch-taped to the walls outside of their respective classrooms with an adjective that describes them.
With complete transparency, I am between 20 and 30 years old. I spent four, wonderfully confusing years
Coming into the 2011-12 school year, I joined the ODYSSEY staff as nothing but an eager student wishing to grow my passion for journalism.
On March 22, 2011, Athens resident Jamie Hood allegedly committed the terrible crime of shooting two Athens-Clarke County police officers, killing one and
I have always been afraid of The Scantron. Yes, to me it has always been a living creature–not human, though, always too monstrous and precise for such sheer mortality. And, of course, The Scantron is never wrong, thus denying the basic foundation of humanity: error.
Hungry after second block, I rushed to our school’s lunchroom but was stopped before I could even enter the Miller Jordan Jr. cafeteria.
Alright, so here’s the deal. Right now, I’m sitting at a computer with my feet up on the desk because I produce my best writing when I’m comfortable.
Former Clarke Central High School students Martay Mattox and Alan Posey are now members of South Eastern Conference football powerhouses
Prepare yourself for homecoming 2011
Stop by room 114 to grab a copy of the latest issue today.