Junior Troy Deslatte has dwarfism, but he refuses to let his condition limit him.
All his life substitute teacher Edward Stephens has followed his love of history wherever it takes him: from the University of Georgia to the jungles of Ethiopia and Vietnam.
Clarke Central High School senior Chris Ortuno has been impacted by soccer, a sport he has grown a passion for.
Junior Cade Ivy repairs things — at first engines, and more recently, hydraulic pumps. For years, he has loved doing this, and he hopes to continue in years to come.
Blanca Lynch has been a hard worker all her life, and continues to work hard at her job as a custodian at Clarke Central High School.
A three-day gender seminar at a sustainable farm community in Karnataka, India teaches emerging farmers more progressive views on gender. Participants left with an enlightened perspective to bring home to their communities.
Curator for the “Bittersweet Winds” exhibit Richie Plass explains the purpose of his exhibit.
Sophomore Joel Ulloa moved to Athens, Georgia for a better education, but it has been a hard transition from Mexico to the United States.
Junior Davey Lapack hopes to implement her passions for reading, drawing and writing into her future plans after moving to Athens in July.
Freshman Zoey Conley-Mullis has a passion for art, which has developed over the years and become an outlet for her to express her emotions.
Clarke Central High School senior Ty’Quashia Lattimore reflects on her time at CCHS and how her experience has shaped her to become the woman she is today.
Clarke Central High School math department teacher Dr. Elijah Swift has found himself taking the role of teacher his whole life.
Varsity linebacker Byron “Memphis” Spraggins, a senior, has been playing football since he was young and his love for the game is strongly influenced by his father.
Athens High School was integrated between 1963 and 1969. With school consolidation the next year, people on both sides of the racial divide remained in Athens, Ga. as reminders of the road towards equality.
The Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support, which aims to provide support to cancer patients and their loved ones, has proven to be an important feature in Athens.
2007-2008 ODYSSEY Newsmagazine Editor-in-Chief Chris Miller and 2008-2009 ODYSSEY Newsmagazine Editor-in-Chief Bryan Barks discuss their upcoming wedding, how they met and how ODYSSEY shaped their relationship.
The Clarke County School District community is currently recuperating from events that have spurred debates, leaving many feeling that issues and breakdowns have reached a boiling point.
Incidents throughout the 2015-16 Clarke Central school year have tested emergency protocol and administrative methods on campus.
The hip shop that Jim Adams dreamt of for years, with the same prices for the past 30 years.
At the start of high school, sophomore Deunte Oliphant and a number of his friends started a group called “$adboyz” in hopes of becoming known and spreading their idea that “If you ain’t cryin’, you lyin.’”
Clarke Central graduate and security guard Jillian Anderson has taken a new turn in her career. From CCHS to Albany State University, Anderson pursued a career in computer science but now her eyes are set on a professional basketball career.
Clarke Central High School math department teacher Alex Szatkowski learned the power of choosing happiness at a young age when she decided to quit her pursuit to be a professional dancer.
Clarke Central High School security officer Vara Loggins overcame her struggles to become a positive role model at CCHS.
The Wegmann family has been involved at Clarke Central since 1987, providing support to the academic and athletic programs with five family members who attended the school.
Junior Mara Bastow grew up as a member of a military family and despite its hardships, she would not trade the experience for anything.
Freshman Paulina Hafer has faced a lot of hardships in her life, but the support of her family, friends and the Athens community have helped her become the person she is today.
When asked what three adjectives describe her best, junior Cindi Munoz said, “Creative, sensitive and outgoing.” Digital Managing Editor Aneesa Conine-Nakano explores how her personality affects the different roles Cindi plays.
College athletes reflect on their experience as full time athletes as well as students, and the difficulties they encountered.
First-generation college students are students whose parents did not attend college. Though they do face barriers that others may not face, some students continue to persevere with support from their family, school and community.
At age six, Clarke Central High School freshman Patrick Madrid moved to the southern region of Sevilla, Spain, which changed his life forever.
Digital Managing Editor Aneesa Conine-Nakano reflects on the life of her grandfather Akira “Ken” Nakano, a Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor who dedicated his life to service.
Clarke Central High School sophomore Damerea Hopp attributes his personality to a few memorable moments.
Sweet Olive Farm Animal Rescue began as a dog shelter in Atlanta, but has grown to become a prominent animal rescue group in the community.
Senior Matthew Green sits in class, quietly finishing his work. Green is a respectful student, who never causes anyone any trouble. However, he wasn’t always the model student he is now. In middle school, he acted out and got into trouble frequently.
Blanche Aldridge has a past foreign to many women today, in which she took care of her many younger siblings and gave up graduating high school and many carefree days to start a family with the man she loves.
Senior Jared Warner is commonly known at Clarke Central for his class ranking, but aside from his academic attributes, he is a musical artist.
Senior Andre Magyar chooses to commit himself to his many hobbies in order to live life to its full potential.
No matter what the situation, Clarke Central junior Lauryn Waters does everything with the guidance and support of her family.
Clarke Central senior Anthony Zuniga has been a part of drama at Clarke Central since his freshman year and has developed his skills in theater throughout his high school career.
Clarke County School District now have an alternative route to their high school diploma: Foothills education Charter High School.
Junior Mia Wilhite’s experience with homelessness has led her to make the most of every situation through unstable times.
Titrim Attipoe, a current Clarke County School District substitute teacher, was born and raised in Ghana. He has noticed many differences in culture between the U.S. and Ghana throughout his years.
Senior Gedia Powell speaks about his experience with music and the role it has played in his life.
Upon walking into the main entrance of Clarke Central High School, visitors see a sliding glass window with a laminated sign that reads ‘FRONT OFFICE.’ Tucked away behind those windows sits Linda Glenn at her desk, a CCHS graduate and current secretary of 12 years.
Freshman Delia Adamson explores how the Student Government Association has changed initiative over the past years.
Condor Chocolates, located at 1658 S Lumpkin St, ensures their chocolate comes from specific farms in Ecuador, rather than buying in bulk “I think for people that are really interested in food and where their food comes from will really appreciate chocolate and knowing where their food comes from it will be really beneficial,” Condor…
Recent widespread national news coverage covering sexual assault, harassment and consent has sparked conversations of the issues within the Clarke Central High School community.
Clarke Central High School foreign language department teacher Aaron Gibbs incorporates his passion for basketball into teaching Spanish.
Freshman Neha Mohanty has been playing soccer for ten years, and through those years it has become an influential part of her life.
Clarke Central High School Advanced Placement U.S. government and economics teacher Drew Wheeler’s job is not only teaching. He also writes movie reviews for the Flagpole.
A series of twists and turns lead Asela Eatenson to take her passion for dance to the trapeze bar.
Clarke Central High School freshman Swapnil Dave left his home country in search for a better education.
Counseling Office Secretary Jamie Bonds was 14 when her mother shook her awake at 2 a.m.
“Where’s your key?”
“It’s on the dresser!”
ODYSSEY Online Staff Writer Jurnee Louder sits down with Clarke Central High School’s newest counselor, Dr. Susan Strickland, for a brief introduction.
As defined by their weapons policy, the Clarke County School District has zero tolerance for any object that can cause harm to a student at school.
The varsity basketball seniors have played together nearly all their lives. With bonds so strong, it seems like the …
In an attempt to combat restrictive Georgia legislation, a group of University of Georgia professors have banded together to offer classes for undocumented students.
Sophomore and cancer survivor, Florence White does not allow her past experience with illness to define her.
In response to an impending development, the Jittery Joe’s Roaster was forced to move from its historic downtown location.
In 2000-01, the Clarke County School District moved from a year-long schedule with six classes each day to a block schedule with four classes each day and a new set of classes second semester.
The new dean of the Grady College of Journalism, Charles Davis, did not originally plan to enter to field of journalism, but after his first experiences with journalism he found a passion for the field.
Every day, math department teacher Valerie Russell can be seen greeting students with a smile. But few know her story or the reason she teaches with such passion.
Former classmates of Clarke Central High School graduate and grandson of Billy Henderson, Zach Henderson, honor his name with a scholarship aimed at sending children with special needs to summer camp.
When students returned to Clarke Central High School from Thanksgiving break on Nov. 26, a transformation had occurred.
Incumbent President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney’s stances on key issues are compared.
Despite her many commitments, newly appointed county commissioner Allison Wright has learned how to maintain balance in her life.
Many undocumented students in the Clarke County School District have faces struggles since their arrivals as children in the U.S. Cedar Shoals High School senior Alejandra Diaz is one such student.