Rapper Kendrick Lamar returns with his fourth studio album, “DAMN.” released on April 14, showing that Lamar is blessed with the Midas Touch.
Sophomore staff writer Bria Echols writes about her first experience with trapeze at Canopy Studio.
Staff writer Emma Crane tells you what look you should rock this prom with a quick quiz and Senior Visuals Coordinator Julie Alpaugh reflects on her experiences with the event.
Variety staff writer Emma Crane will tell you what style you should rock this prom season with this quick quiz.
“Lake Coloring”, a virtual coloring book, is a unique game for users to express themselves, show off their artistic abilities and reduce their stress levels, but it is only good while it lasts.
Athens’ local Town and Gown Theater puts on the play “Disgraced” directed by Asia Meana running April 7-9.
Staff writer Elena Gilbertson Hall and Web Master Katie Grace Upchurch talk to author Annie Hartnett who stopped at Avid Bookshop on April 6 during her book tour for her novel, “Rabbit Cake”.
Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann returns with a quiet and acoustic album that straddles the line between bitter self-reflection and regret, while still showcasing her signature wit and charm.
“The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” is the newest installment to Nintendo’s “The Legend of Zelda” series. Originally announced in 2013 and set for release in 2015, it was delayed until it eventually dropped on March 3, proving itself to be well worth the wait.
Author Annie Hartnett will be visiting Avid Bookshop on April 6, to speak on the release of her first novel, “Rabbit Cake”, which came out on March 7.
Staff writer Connor McCage breaks down the top five albums of March, 2017.
“Causality” is a clever game that challenges the player by presenting complex problems that demand specific solutions.
Web Master Katie Grace Upchurch breaks down some of the top shows and movies coming to Netflix in April.
The tale as old as time,“Beauty and the Beast,” returned as a live-action film on March 17. Although it attempts to meet the expectations of its 1991 predecessor, it lacks the energy and quirkiness of the original.
Find out which former winner of “Rupaul’s Drag Race” you are with this quiz by staff writter Emma Crane. The ninth season of “Rupaul’s Drag Race” airs on Fridays at 8 p.m. on VH1.
UberEATS is a new food delivery service in Athens, but will it rise above existing delivery providers?
Netflix’s freshly debuted original series “Santa Clarita Diet” is packed full of humor, gore and a taste for human flesh.
Burning Sands is a Netflix original movie released on Jan. 24. This drama has comedy, tragedy and several important messages.
Ed Sheeran follows up his 2014 album “Multiply” with “Divide”, an album that can’t decide what it wants to be.
The ODYSSEY Media Group compiled a Prom fashion preview featuring senior Ilianis Solis and staff writer Owen Churchwell. The dresses modeled were provided by David’s Bridal and tuxes were provided by Perno’s Formal Wear.
ODTV Reporter Lorena Limongi goes to various bagel restaurants around the downtown Athens area in a Quest to find Athens’ Best Bagels.
The print variety staff searches for the best pizza in Athens, trying slices from two pizza places close to Clarke Central High School, Hungry Howie’s Pizza and Domino’s Pizza.
Which Oscar Nominated film are you? Staff Writer Emma Crane and Web Master Katie Grace Upchurch can tell you with this quick quiz.
In light of President Donald Trump’s recent actions, which have been considered to be discriminatory to Muslims by many, members of the Athens community reflect on the impact of Islamophobia.
“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” an FX mini-series, was recently released on Netflix and keeps viewers on their toes throughout the the entire season.
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.
Although there were largely positive responses to the “A Day Without Immigrants” boycott, the hateful responses to the protest were extremely disconcerting.
Four freshman boys come together to establish the band, Cheese Dream.
What kind of Valentine’s Day candy suits your personality best? Staff Writer Emma Crane and Web Master Katie Grace Upchurch can tell you with this quick quiz.
Fire Emblem Heroes is a mobile game released by Intelligent Systems and Nintendo that is a spin-off of the Fire Emblem series. Addicting and generous to players, Fire Emblem Heroes is ideal for lovers of mobile games.
The Grammy’s finally woke up by changing their requirements for nominations and gave a new generation of artists a chance to be recognized on a national scale.
Pocket Points is an app available for free on the app store that allows participants to earn points for not being on their phones at school. Students can then spend their points on coupons for a variety of local and online businesses.
ODTV staffer Kelly Fulford shares her recipe for a pumpkin spice latte in this edition of “Kelly’s Kitchen”.
Ken Manring turned a 111-year old building into White Tiger Gourmet: a symbol for local artwork, events and most importantly, barbecue.
Print Writing Coach Ana Aldridge and staff writer Connor McCage offer two critical insights on “Split,” released on Jan. 20.
Print Photography Editor Zoe Peterson breaks down her top 10 songs of 2017 so far (in no particular order).
Digital Managing Editor Sunčana Pavlić complied the winners of the 74th Golden Globe Awards.
The print variety staff searches for the best donuts in Athens, testing treats from Ike & Janes Cafe and Bakery and Zombie Donuts and Coffee.
Editor-in-Chief Aneesa Conine-Nakano compiles an interactive map of different New Year celebrations and traditions around the world.
A film with a sci-fi premise takes an intimate twist when it focuses on the experiences of two people who find each other in the middle of a malfunction on their spaceship.
Editor-in-Chief Aneesa Conine-Nakano breaks down 2016 holiday gift ideas for friends and family.
Staff writer Lorena Limongi reflects on her experience engaging in a week of activities hosted by Athens Running Company that were low to no cost in an attempt to learn more about living a healthy lifestyle.
Mel Gibson, after his decade long absence, returns to the directing chair to deliver a war movie to rival Stephen Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan”.
2016 America’s Got Talent winner Grace VanderWaal’s first album offers much more than just insanely catchy tunes.
The Young Urban Farmers Program allows students to learn how to make money through farming, as well as other enrichment opportunities.
Although “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is a prequel to the Harry Potter franchise, the film is charming all on its own, providing dazzling visuals and excellent performances from its stars.
Disney’s latest film “Moana” is a heartfelt family movie that will keep you locked in
Clarke Central High School math department teacher Dr. Elijah Swift has found himself taking the role of teacher his whole life.
This past week, the ODYSSEY Media Group visited Indianapolis, Indiana for the National Scholastic Press Association 2016 fall conference. While there, members spoke to people from across the country to gage their reactions to the 2016 election.
Nedza’s Waffles, a pop up waffle stand, was started by University of Georgia student Joe Nedza, and provides Athens community members with affordable, gourmet waffles.
Mannaweenta Ethiopian/Eritrean Restaurant is located between Quality Dry Cleaners and Orient Mart in a small strip mall on the East Side of Athens and is a great place to get authentic Ethiopian cuisine with its tasty cuisine and great service.
As Halloween weekend begins, Editor-in-Chief Aneesa Conine-Nakano breaks down the creepy clown sightings that has led to mass hysteria over social media.
Tyler Perry’s “Boo! A Madea Halloween is a wacky movie with humor, crazy characters and a hilarious plot.
Lady Gaga’s latest album slows down to give audiences something genuine.
The Rose of Athens Theatre’s traveling performance of “Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart” started out strong, but took a big turn for the worse in the latter part of the plot.
“The Girl on the Train” provides more than just the typical shock factor by combining brilliant acting, shots and plot reveals, making for an outstandingly unnerving movie.
The new TV comedy “Atlanta”, which stars Donald Glover — also known as rapper Childish Gambino –, is a great blend of witty jokes and music while depicting everyday life in Atlanta.
Apple’s iOS 10, released on Sept. 13, adds some innovative features like iMessage apps and Siri app suggestions, but drops the ball with the new emojis and lock screen.
Despite its high expectations, the newly released movie “Ben-Hur” failed to deliver a comprehendible plot line and engage the audience into the story.
The DC cinematic universe experienced another misfire with “Suicide Squad”. The film’s cut footage, awful dialogue and lack of plot made the movie not worth a shot.
Down To Lunch, compatible with both Android and Apple devices, is an app initially launched in April 2015, but has recently rose to popularity since. The main purpose serves to rekindle old friendships or make new ones and to bond.
On March 7, the eighth season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” began with a bang as 12 new queens vyed for the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar”.
What promposal matches your personality? Copy Editors Christina Kurian and Violet Merritt can answer that question with this new quiz.
Staff Writer Kaya Pollack lists the five best apps for tips for healthy curls and why people should use them.
Ketchapp, known for its game 2048, has released another app that has hit the top of the Apple Apps chart. Stack, released on Feb. 17 2016, has a clear objective while still providing enough challenge for the player.
On Feb. 14, Kanye West released his new album The Life of Pablo on Tidal. News Editor Jurnee Louder is quite disappointed.
The role-playing game series Fire Emblem has gained its newest addition, Fire Emblem Fates, a game with an enriching plot and stunning cutscenes. Glaring flaws, however, harm its potential.
The new sitcom, “Fuller House”, premiered on Feb. 26 on Netflix. The sitcom is a continuation of the original series, “Full House”, which premiered in 1987.
Copy Editor Violet Merritt lists the five best apps for surviving school and why people should use them.
The movie Deadpool, released Feb. 12, breaks the trend of pg-13 superhero movies and showcases the talent of actor Ryan Reynolds.
Digital Managing Editor showcases five big winners of the 2016 Grammy Awards, which was held Feb. 15.
Digital Managing Editor Aneesa Conine-Nakano compiled a list of do’s and don’t for Valentine’s Day.
Are you spending Valentine’s Day with your significant other? Or is it complicated? Answer these five random questions and see if we can guess your relationship status.
David Bowie’s new album, “Blackstar,” was released on his birthday, Jan. 8, days before his death.
Digital Managing Editor Aneesa Conine-Nakano lists the five best apps for health and fitness and why people should use them.
The Athens Fashion Collective held three days of fashion-related events around Athens. One event, called Georgia Sewn, was a new roster addition.
The drama of high school returns to TV as the cast of Degrassi: Next Class hits the screen.
“The Revenant”, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy and Domhnall Gleeson, incorporates stunning visuals and powerfully acting performances from the cast.
The women’s lifestyle company A Beautiful Mess released its third photo editing app, A Color Story, on Jan. 12. The app focuses on brightening and enhancing the natural color of photos.
Hip-Hop group Run The Jewels came to Atlanta on their world tour after releasing their third studio album “Run The Jewels 3” on Jan. 21.
On Jan. 18, Athens community members marched through the streets of downtown Athens to push for a discrimination free community.
On Jan. 18, Athens community members marched through the streets of downtown Athens to push for a discrimination free community.
“The Forest,” a horror film starring Natalie Dormer, incredibly disrespects an existing Japanese suicide site for cheap jump scares.
Digital Managing Editor Aneesa Conine-Nakano breaks down five winter television season premieres to watch and why they are worth checking out.
Jennifer Lawrence gives a powerful performance in David O. Russell’s Joy, but the film’s lack of focus leaves viewers uninterested.
Comediennes Amy Poehler and Tina Fey add to their list of cult comedy TV series and movies with Sisters, their latest film, in which the duo play a set of adult sisters determined to throw one last party in their childhood home
Are you more Han Solo or Kylo Ren? Find out here. Quiz by Digital Managing Editor Aneesa Conine-Nakano.
In School Suspension paraprofessional Walter Jones discusses his youth, college years and the future.
With midterms approaching in the last weeks before Winter Break, here are five tips on how to study to get the best grades possible
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2” came out Nov. 20. Take this quiz to find out which character you are most like.
WARNING: This may contain spoilers to books and movies in the Hunger Games series. The heavily anticipated finale to the popular movie franchise, “The Hunger Games”, leaves the viewers longing for a better conclusion to the acclaimed trilogy.
Local business owner Angie Tillman fulfilled her dream with the opening of her new storefront Phickles Phun Foods earlier this year.
Musical.ly is a free app that allows users to lip sync to various songs, vines or parodies. It is similar to the app Dubsmash, but users can film themselves in fast and slow motion.
The print variety staff began their journey across the Classic City in search for the best Athens has to offer with stops at four Latin American restaurants.
Every year, Wild Rumpus, a Halloween parade, hits the streets of downtown Athens.
In preparation for this Halloween coming up on Oct. 31, here are five things to do before the holiday season begins.
The Walking Dead season six will return to AMC with high expectations.
Steven Spielberg’s sequel Jurassic World proves to be an improvement from the other sequels, but failed to capture the charm of the original.
iOS 9 was released from Apple on Sept. 16. The update includes new features and is more compatible with other Apple products.
On Sept. 15, social media app Snapchat updated, giving users opportunities to personalize their “snaps,” and rewarding them with “trophies.”
Peabody Award-winner, “Latino USA” radio show host, executive producer and anchor of “America by the Numbers” and journalist Maria Hinojosa visited the University of Georgia on Sept. 17 to talk about diversity in the South.
Clarke County School District has taken a big technological step, from rolling out personal laptop devices to students, to now launching an app. On this app, students can check their grades, CCSD news and even the lunch menu.
Does this app keep up with the increasingly high quality mobile games on the market or will it Fall Out?
What started as a homemade bakery in Bangkok, Thailand in 2011, has now relocated to Athens as an Asian-American fusion desserts bakery, with the motive to satisfy one’s sweet tooth.
The Chobani Flip cup gives a spin on the classic yogurt, but with around 100 more calories in each serving than the classic vanilla flavor, it lacks the healthy aspect.
On August 17, 2015, global clothing corporation Urban Outfitters opened in Athens, GA.
Barbara Archibald reflects on her journey to becoming a teacher.
AthFest, a music and art festival in Downtown Athens, took place on June 24-28.
TIDAL, a new music streaming service, will hopefully benefit the artists and the fans while revitalizing the music industry.
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.
Dubsmash is a free app that allows users to send videos of them lip syncing to a famous quote, popular song or sound. It can then be shared amongst friends through social media platforms such as Facebook Messenger.
Travis Porter has consistently produced the best rap dance music in the business, and does not fail to live up to that standard with their newest product, 3 Live Krew.
Chick-Fil-A’s new frozen lemonade is a healthy alternative to their calorie-rich milkshakes, but lacks their flavor
Wed., April 8, iOS users were greeted with a nice surprise: some color on their emoji keyboard.
Above: RUN THEM JEWELS FAST: Jamie “El-P” Meline, and Michael “Killer Mike” Render performs at the Georgia Theatre on April 4. Story and Photos by ROBERT WALKER – Managing Editor On April 4, rap duo Run The Jewels performed at the Georgia Theatre in front of a sold out crowd. RTJ consists of Atlanta-based rapper…
I Don’t Like S***, I Don’t Go Outside by Earl Sweatshirt largely talks about his hardships while he brings a slow-paced rap and a jazz like beat.
Robert Smith, a homeless man in Athens, found that missing work one day in prison would change his life forever.
CBS’ new show CSI: Cyber fell short of viewers’ expectations. The CSI spinoff premiered Mar. 4 and although it begs to be watched, the show is a huge disappointment.
Etienne De Rocher and Jacob Morris, Kenosha Kid, Cicada Rhythm and Nana Grizol perform in Athens, GA at the Slingshot Festival.
Southerners enjoy the power of the oral tradition and the magic of nature in “Tales from the Wild,” a storytelling event hosted by the Institute of Wild Intelligence in Athens.
Local musician Kishi Bashi performed at David C. Barrow Elementary School on Thurs., March 26, as the school’s Cool Composer of the Month.
VSCOcam, an application that stores simple photography taken on an smartphone, can also develop those snapshots into a high quality photograph with just a touch of editing.
Canadian recording artist Drake surprised fans worldwide with the unannounced release of his fourth studio album on Feb. 13.
A number of sophomores are in the process of completing the International Baccalaureate Personal Project. With the help of their assigned project advisers, students have the opportunity to extend their learning.
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…
Despite school cancellations and illnesses, the Clarke Central High School drama department was able to put on their Spring performance of Cabaret.
American rapper Waka Flocka Flame stunned concertgoers during his Feb. 25 show at the Georgia Theatre in downtown Athens.
Love Notes for Lukas is a charity event hosted in Athens that goals are to inform the community about the needs of infants and the neonatal intensive care units.
One element of Snapchat’s latest update is Discover, which allows users to view editorial filled snaps from various media outlets.
American Sniper portrays a generally realistic setting of the war in Iraq and the war on terror. However, American Sniper does contain some moments of unrealistic plot developments and some inconsistencies to Chris Kyle’s account of his four tours in Iraq.
The app Elevate provides users with a fun and attractive way to improve their logical skills.
Empire’s combination of clever raps and killer drama make it the premier hit of 2015.
Meghan Trainor finally released her first album “Title” on Jan. 13th. Her album topped the iTunes charts within the first hours after its release.
In taking the nation by storm, Trivia Crack has emerged as the top free app on the iTunes App Store.
On Dec. 9, Jermaine Cole, better known as J.Cole, released his third studio album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive.
Director David Ayer’s Fury, released on Oct. 17, is a jarringly blunt depiction of the trials faced by soldiers during World War II. Centering on the five-man crew of a Sherman tank, Fury tells the story of the men, not the war.
2nd and Charles is a new store in Athens that offers customers a variety of amusing items much like recently closed local store Junkman’s Daughter’s Brother.
Taylor Swift’s newest album misses the mark in transitioning the star from country to pop.
By FEAR CHURCHWELL – Web Master Released on Oct. 18, Rise, Trip Lee’s sixth album, uses lyrics with overwhelming amounts of emotional and personal experiences. Being associated with the 116 Clique, a Christian Hip-Hop rap group, Lee incorporates religious lyrics into his songs. In the opening track, “Rise”, Lee expresses his belief in the God…
Flic, an app created by Lifehack Labs, provides user with an easy way to maximize storage on Apple iOS8 devices.
Seniors Sam Thompson and Addie Downs perform as part of Clarke Central High School’s drama department production of John O’Brien’s “Mirrors”. Thompson and Downs both competed at the Georgia High School Association Region 8AAAAA One Act Play competition on Thu., Oct 16 at Heritage High School in Conyers, Ga. Photo by Chad Rhym. By GRACE…
CooolKey is an app that allows users to customize their iPhone keyboards with either the available designs, or with a personal picture.
The highly anticipated iPhone operating system iOS8 was released on Sept. 17. Apple coined it “the biggest iOS release ever”. The update is compatible with iPhone 4S or higher, as well as the iPod 5th generation.
Dictionary.com defines passion as “A strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything,”. One’s passion can be anything. For me, that something is collecting and learning instruments.
American rock group Weezer released their 9th studio album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, on Oct. 7. After their 2010 album, Pinkerton, drew negative responses from critics and even Weezer’s fans, this album serves as the perfect comeback to the rock music world.
Clarke Central High School’s drama department will compete in the Georgia High School Association One Act Play competition on Oct. 16, 2014.
Stalker is the new TV series that creates a unique face for detective shows and keeps you guessing.
Shonda Rhimes, executive producer of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, debuted her new drama, How to Get Away with Murder, on Sept. 25. on ABC.
Director David Fincher released the mystery movie Gone Girl to theaters on Oct. 3. The film was based on the bestselling book by Gillian Flynn and is just as overrated.
Chris Brown finally released his sixth album “X” on Sept. 16 after pushing the album back after days and then weeks and soon after, a year. Never before has an album been so long in the making and been so underwhelming.
& 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.
medley of radiant lights flashed around the stage as the emotions of young musicians spilled out into the crowd. On June 14 and July 19, a handful of the best youth musicians in Athens perform together in their Grand Finale show at Nuci’s Space in Athens, Ga.
Former Clarke Central High School student Kinsey Clark sits with her pet dog in her apartment. Despite her apartment rules prohibiting pets, Clark is allowed to have a pet dog since it is a supportive pet prescribed by her therapist. Photo by Porter McLeod. By KINSEY CLARK with RAD BROSIUS – News Writer Former Clarke…
Eloquent musicality, moving lyricism and suave production integrate to make Z an admirable and gratifying work.
Prom is just around the corner, and some guys are just starting to make arrangements. While you are planning for prom, keep these tips in mind..
Prom is scheduled for April 18, The State Botanical Garden of Georgia. As Clarke Central girls are preparing for the big night, here are a few places that will be available for the last minute details.
10 prom-posals sure to find you a prom date!
On her self-titled album, BEYONCÉ, the R&B queen unleashes the Magna Carta of pop feminism.
In the wild, there have been no accounts of orcas, commonly known as killer whales, ever killing humans. In captivity, however, whales have killed four people and injured dozens more.
It’s always risky to take a classic story such as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and create a contemporary portrayal of it that is, at the very least, worth watching.
Mega Jump 2 was at the top of the app store this week. Fall in love with another cute monster.
Released Jan. 10, Lone Survivor tells the true story of four Navy SEALS.
For Ron Burgundy’s dramatic return to the silver screen, creators Will Ferrell and Adam McKay explore new comedic terrain.
Jordan Belfort: the first rockstar of Wall Street.
By MAKAYLA RICHARDS – Broadcasting Manager Ever wanted to train a ninja, well now you can (virtually at least). The app Clumsy Ninja will show you how real masters are made. More from Makayla Richards
Clarke Central and Cedar Shoals hip-hop group, No Cla$$, raps about deeper subject matters than just gold chains and fast cars.
In response to an impending development, the Jittery Joe’s Roaster was forced to move from its historic downtown location.
Cook Out opened this fall to serve the people of Athens.
Will Thor: The Dark World shine brighter than Asgard or hit the ground harder than Thors hammer?
On Nov 7. the Georgia Theater was filled with the sounds of Sleigh Bells.
Call of Duty: Ghosts is the newest installment to the Call of Duty franchise from developer Infinity Ward. Previous titles in the Call of Duty franchise have left many players disappointed because of the few changes in story and gameplay. Call of Duty: Ghosts has promised a completely new experience.
Comic strips made by our Facebook friends have bombarded our walls. Learn more about this new app.
With a heavy new focus on service learning in today’s society, Athens Clarke-County Mayor Nancy Denson’s “Call to Service” could not have come at a better time.
Just in time for Halloween, the modern adaption of the classic 1976 film Carrie has been released.
Released on June 11, Jason Isbell’s Southeastern describes love, loss and redemption.
Max Brooks, author of World War Z, has brought readers instructions to survive a zombie apocalypse.
On Sept. 18, Apple released its completely redesigned mobile operating system, iOS 7, to the public.
Shedding her “Disney-princess” wholesome image , Miley Cyrus released her fourth album, Bangerz.
Alternative pop singer Lorde brings a unique sound to the music industry with the release of her new album, Pure Heroine, on Sept. 30.
Odyssey App of the Week, Jelly Splash, a matching game that lets you match your way.
Released September 17, 2013, Rockstar Games brings us Grand Theft Auto V which brings back the unique feeling of going on a criminal rampage while terrified citizens flee.
On Sept. 13, Swedish DJ-producer Avicii released his debut studio album, True.
Janelle Monae’s sophomore record, The Electric Lady, released on Sept. 10, combines genres, styles and themes for a one-of-a-kind concept album experience.
Apple released ios 7 September 18, 2013.
The Independent Baking Company recently opened up in Five Points.
Tom Clancy is back and better than ever before.
Released on the infamous date of Friday the 13th, Insidious 2 impresses horror-film fans.
In a storefront that used to specialize in french braids, now stands a bakery that specializes in french breads.
ODYSSEY reviews Cut the Rope, the popular puzzle game.
Tuesday, Aug. 27 was the day that Treyarch brought the genius to the fans of Call of Duty that is known as the Apocalypse Downloadable Content map pack.
Southern post-punk staple The Drive By Truckers performed at The Georgia Theatre, located at 215 N. Lumpkin Street, on Friday, Aug. 23.
In this segment of app of the week, Makayla Richards reviews Rovio’s Bad Piggies.
Kandrisaria Burruss, better known as Kandi Burruss, a star on The Real Housewives of Atlanta released her own spinoff show, the Kandi Factory on Bravo on April 9.
Vine, an app created by Twitter, allows the user to capture six second video clips to share.
Tiernan O’Neill gives his commentary on the documentary “Hungry for change.”
Subway Surfers, developed by Kiloo Games and Sybo Games is a simple, yet entertaining arcade game available for free on iOS, Android and Kindle devices since May 24, 2012.
Herschel’s Famous 34 Pub and Grill opened on Feb. 3 at 320 E. Clayton St.
West-Coast rapper Tyga released his fourth album Hotel California on April 9.
On April 5, the tenth annual Youth Step Show was held at the Classic Center.
There’s a new king in town as of September, the king of Mexican food that is.
Obesity and poor nutrition are rampant in today’s First World society.
The highly anticipated third album from the outlandish leader of the rap group Odd Future, Tyler the Creator has released his new album titled Wolf.
“Like a Boss,” a song written by Clarke Central High School seniors Chris Ballou, Aerick Mcgee and Vonduryon Scott was released Dec. 10, 2012.
The issue of water conservation, a key component to the ongoing environmentalist movement, was brought to the attention of residents in Athens, Ga. on March 22 by way of the EcoFocus Film Festival.
CCHS students Chris Ballou and Aerick Mcgee talk personally about their rap group Plug-In and their newest song “Like a Boss.”
The “Proud to be CCSD” campaign works to establish a positive view of the Clarke County School District among those in the community.
By JAMES LUMPKIN – Variety Writer Clarke Central High School freshman Ella Sams’ skill level within art does not match her age. For her, it’s purely about passion. Almost every day, Clarke Central High School freshman Ella Sams can be found sitting in her room, toiling with her latest creation. Her piece is intricate, seemingly…
By CHLOE ALEXANDER/ – Variety Editor Current rap culture has ruined what used to be a socially aware and intelligent genre. More from Chloe Alexander
On January 11, Clarke Central High School senior Grace Byrne was hit by a car on Milledge Ave. while running with two other friends, and was taken immediately to the Intensive Care Unit at Athens Regional Medical Center suffering from various serious head injuries.
On Jan. 31 A Good Day to Die Hard came to Athens, Ga. John McClane (Bruce Willis) aligns with his long-lost son Jack McClane (Jai Courtney) to go on yet another action-packed adventure. Until this movie, Jack has been a vague character in the Die Hard series, and has only appeared as a child in past movies, but in this movie he is a grown man following in his father’s footsteps.
The Most Popular Girls in School gained internet notoriety via Tumblr in January, gaining almost 800,000 views in a matter of days.
In all its chaotic mess, Valentine’s Day can be both incredibly stressful yet very romantic. Many people continue to wonder aimlessly in and out of stores wondering what to get their special someone, so here are some affordable tips, all under $25, to follow to get past the stressful times and get to the romantic times.
On Feb. 2, a myriad of unusual bands took the stage at the 40-Watt Club for the second night of the three-night benefit concert for Nuci’s’ Space.
Temple Run 2 is the hottest new game.
Ruzzle, an app for Apple and Android devices has become the new craze in the app world. Ruzzle is a free word game released on March 9, 2012 by MAG Interactive. The game is similar to Boggle with hints of Scrabble mixed in.
Quentin Tarantino raised the bar once again with his latest Western themed masterpiece exposing the horrors of slavery, Django Unchained, released on Dec. 25, 2012.
Rows of pickled carrots, okra and green beans sit on Phickles Pickles owner Angie Tillman’s porch. Little do passersby know, those pickles have saved Angie’s large family and have supported the local economy.
Peter Jackson’s much anticipated movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey released on Dec. 14, 2012, had the expectations of being just as good as the groundbreaking Lord of the Rings movies.
Unlike many one-hit-wonders, Imagine Dragons is a band that protracted beyond its breakthrough anthem “It’s Time” and proceeded to produce an album with an equally zealous intent.
Passion. Pain. Fear. Sorrow. Captivation.
Directed by Bill Condon and based on the bestselling novel by Stephanie Meyer, the recent premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part Two on Nov. 16 has prompted varying responses. Overjoyed critics are calling it “the best in the series,” and “breathtaking,” while other reviews have been more antagonistic, claiming it is “only appealing to the voracious fans.”
Every year, the Clarke Central High School Drama Club puts on three to five productions. They spend countless hours rehearsing and the cast members expend boundless effort in order to produce each show.
Sit back, relax and enjoy meeting students starring in the upcoming musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.”
“So this is the end of the story,” sings indie-pop artist Gotye, providing a rather pop-styled opening to Gucci Mane’s new album Trap God, released Oct. 19.
Lana Del Rey’s third extended play, Paradise, released on Nov. 13, reprises her signature sound introduced on her debut album, Born to Die, released in January.
The James Bond series has taken a hit in recent years. The passing of the torch from Pierce Brosnan to Daniel Craig was not a smooth transition. In Craig’s debut in Casino Royale, a new type of Bond was brought forth, a less brazen and a more sensitive depiction than that of Brosnan’s. With Bond fans excited with the new look, it made the failure of Quantum Solace even more disappointing.
At the corner of East Broad Street and Wilkerson Street stands Weaver D’s, a small brick building that has seen generations of Athenians pass through its doors.
Clarke Central High School junior Grant Anderson has a special talent.
Based on a T.R.U Story brings nothing new of significance to the hip hop game.
Facebook’s forced introduction of Timeline allows for easy access to users’ information.
n Beasts of the Southern Wild, released on June 27, directed by Benh Zeitlin, you will find a place affectionately called the “Bathtub,” which is a tiny strip of land on the Louisiana Gulf Coast on the wrong side of the levee.
Athenian Peter Dale, 35, studied public relations at the University of Georgia, but switched career paths 10 years ago. He is now the co-owner of two successful restaurants: The National and Empire State South.
The East Athens Educational Dance Center Company promotes perseverance and poise, along with fostering dedicated dancers.
Cali N’ Tito’s, a Hispanic restaurant located at 1427 S. Lumpkin St., has endured trials and tribulation, but still thrives in the Athens community.
Those with dreadlocks often fight misconceptions and stereotypes.
Located at 165 Alps Rd., Chipotle Mexican Grill is a modern looking building with sleek, large glass windows. At a glance, one might assume Chipotle is an upscale, sit down restaurant. Its appearance, however, is quite misleading.
Growing up in Columbia, S.C. for the first eight years of my life, I attended St. Martin De Porres Catholic School, a predominately African-American private elementary school. I studied and was taught in dept about African-American history everyday;it was our standards.
Screaming and shouting surrounds Perseus as he is chased by a Chimera, a fearsome two-headed, fire-breathing creature with the body of a lion and a tail tipped with a serpent’s
Eighty-five minutes of continuous filming, without a break in scenery, leaves you with a lasting feeling of confusion and dizziness
Fans across the world got the chance to live up to their promise that they would “never let go” when the 3D recreation of Titanic, directed by James Cameron and originally released in 1997, was at cinemas again this past week, airing in most U.S. movie theaters on April 6. Cameron also produced the 2
“We salute your courage and your sacrifice and we wish you Happy Hunger Games,” announced President Snow to the tributes and entire crowd, marking the beginning of their annual “games.”
Growing up in Athens, one of my fondest memories is of the Junkman’s Daughter’s Brother. This large store, located at 458 # Clayton St., has been a part of Athens since its opening in 1986.
The top eateries for every couple as chosen by CCHS students and the ODYSSEY staff
Walking into Los Compadres, you can quickly grasp the welcoming Latino culture…
Wait? What!? Oh, I get it! These are a few reactions heard within the halls, cafeteria and classrooms at Clarke Central High School in response to Curriculum Assistance Program department teachers Dr. Michele Burch and Tiffani Knight’s twist on lunch duty.
On Jan. 11, world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma performed a concert at the University of Georgia Hodgeson Hall. Every seat of the performing hall was filled, mostly with people much older than me…
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood? “42 cords of wood, to be exact. Everyone knows that,” My iPhone 4S responded.
It’s close to midnight and pitch-black outside except for the headlights of passing cars on Highway 78. Clarke Central High School custodian George Blaylock continues down the highway to his home in Lexington, Ga., over 20 miles away, on his bike.
Sandy Creek Nature Center is adding more exhibits to the well-known park in an effort to attract more Athenians.
Clarke Central High School senior Emanual Hunter has been interested in music since middle school.
Athens-based band R.E.M. officially went seperate ways on Sept. 21, 2011
On Nov. 13, the Georgia Theater hosted a tribute to Athens-based band R.E.M., who officially announced their break up on Sept. 21.
The Georgia Theater made a strong recovery after burning to the ground over two years ago.
Interesting is an understatement for this indie pop band with funk glam
By CARLO NASISSE – Photography Editor Be sure to check out the ATHICA Mystery Triennial! Open from August 20 – Sept. 18 at Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (ATHICA), located at 160 Tracy St. in the Chase Street Warehouses, Unit 4. There will be 245 works by local artists displayed anonymously and up for sale. Visit…