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Clarke Central High School principal Marie Yuran sits in front of CCHS. Before Yuran was was named principal in September, she served as Associate Principal, a position which has yet to be filled. “We will soon be reposting for the position,” Yuran said. “This is the time of year that folks are looking to make


Clarke Central High School’s Student Government Association members are planning for the annual Powderpuff game and hope to begin recruiting for the game during the week of March 20.

Honoring Eve

The Clarke Central High School Media Center has a quote from CCHS’ class of 2004’s valedictorian Eve Carson featured. Carson was a member of the soccer team and the student class president. “When such a young life touches so many in such a powerful way, it is at the same time a reflection of the

Second chances on Saturdays

Social studies department teacher Alex Yates assists freshman TayShaune Dowdy at Saturday School on Dec. 3. Dowdy feels Saturday School has been effective for him, and enjoys attending. “(I came to Saturday School) to pick my grades up because they were terrible,” Dowdy said. “Saturday School helps me because I can sit with a teacher who can show me how to do (my work).” Photo by Andrew Caldwell

The Clarke Case

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.

Q&A: Discussing diversity

On Feb. 9 and 16, through a partnership with the University of Georgia, Clarke Central High School administration, teachers and parents along with UGA college of Education professors and graduate students will meet for a Dinner Dialogue to discuss the book “‘Multiplication is for White People’: Raised expectations for other people’s children” by Lisa Delpit.

Tenth grade dropouts

Clarke Central math department coach Summer Smith, talks about the difficulty of 10th grade accelerated math and with this being the last week to drop out/drop down classes, many students are faced with the decision: should I level down?

Andrew Smith visits, offers free books

Author Andrew Smith attended a meet and greet with Clarke Central High School students on March 24. “One reason why authors visit is because they are promoting their book, in the past even though we have had a lot of promotions, we haven’t had a lot of book sales in the building,” Media Center specialist

Wellness Committee puts out bad habits

Percentages of cigarette smokers | Create Infographics By ETHAN CRANE – Senior Copy Editor The Clarke County School District Wellness Committee encourages faculty, students and their families to participate in the Great American Smokeout on Nov. 20. The Clarke County School District Wellness Committee promotes observance of the Great American Smokeout, organized by the American

Making a difference

Students in the Make a Difference GLAD Time made a poster to inform people that bullying is not allowed. The posters serve as reminders for Clarke Central High School students to avoid negative behaviors. “I like that we get to help our school in different type of ways,” freshman Francisco Rodriguez said. By KENNAE HUNTER

Student journalists take D.C.

13 members of Clarke Central High School’s ODYSSEY Newsmagazine staff attended the “We the Media” National High School Journalism Convention in Washington, D.C. from Nov. 6 – 9. The convention, organized by the Journalism Education Association-National Scholastic Press Association, hosted over 6200 attendants from across the globe.

Chess club gets GLAD

GLAD Time is the two hour period on Wednesdays when students can remediate and participate in enrichment activities. Beginning in the 2014-15 school year GLAD Time has more opportunities for enrichment compared to the previous school year. This year, chess club, which formerly met outside of school hours only, has been added to the list of available GLAD times.

Writing for the future

Writing is a priority for senior English students at Clarke Central High School according to English department co-chair Erin Cawthon. She says they will be focusing on writing more than ever before.

Grants up for grabs

The Clarke Central High School Parent Teacher Student Organization is accepting applications from teachers for classroom grants. These grants are monetary gifts made to teachers or staff who demonstrates need for extra funding to the PTSO.

Foundation for Excellence recognizes three Clarke Central High School teachers

English department teacher Ginger Lehmann teaches American Literature and writer’s workshop at Clarke Central High School. Lehmann was awarded the Walter Allen, Sr. Excellence in Teaching Award for the 2014-15 school year. “I think it’s encouraging and it motivates (teachers) to keep going and to keep working hard when we get recognition,” Lehmann said. By

New district brings changes

Senior Lakiera Bailey practices a scale in band class on Sept. 30 in preparation for All-State Band auditions on Dec. 13.  “I’ve been practicing the scales since early July. I feel like I’m more prepared this year,” Bailey said. By ZOE PETERSON – Staff Writer The addition of a district by the Georgia Music Educator’s

Gearing up for a new year

With this year’s competition just beginning, the robotics team is ready to build on their success last year. “There are a few fields that want to expose their occupation and this is a way kids can get exposed to it on a high school level. We’ve gotten our game, we’ve sat down, we’ve drawn out

Finding funding for ‘Frisco

On Nov. 20-24, the Clarke Central High School Mock Trial Team will be participating in the Empire Competition in San Francisco, Ca. “I would really like to use this experience to bond with the Mock Trial team as a whole, I think we’re really gonna have some great experiences and some fun times, all while

Codeine county

Double styrofoam cups have become an iconic representation of lean on social media sites. “Since superstars have started doing lean, everyone wants to do it,” junior Jackson Harter* said. Photo by Porter McLeod. By ROBERT WALKER – Viewpoints Editor Images of styrofoam cups filled with purple liquid have become commonplace on Instagram accounts of Clarke

Faculty recognition

Video by MAKAYLA RICHARDS – Broadcast Manager Written by ROBERT WALKER – Viewpoints Editor On May 1, teachers and administration gathered in the media center to honor Paraprofessional of the Year and Teacher of the Year. Montu Miller was presented with Paraprofessional of the Year for his work with CAPS students after he received the