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December 10, 2019

A high school group works with Siempre Amigos. Photo by Gabby Mattes.​ 

While many nonprofit organizations successfully earn national publicity and funding through advertising, many other organizations work on smaller scales to help people. One such organization is Siempre Amigos: Programa de Respons...

December 10, 2019

Carina Maffett stands in front of the holiday display at Plato’s Closet. Photo by Charlotte Luke.

Carina Maffett (’20) works at Plato’s Closet, a trendy second-hand clothing store on Atlanta Highway, where her job often involves inspecting and tagging new items, placing clothes on the rack, and takin...

December 10, 2019

 Anannya Das wrestles at right. Photo by Daley Connolly.

Wrestling is a relatively new sport at Athens Academy. Although wrestling doesn’t yet enjoy the same popularity that football, basketball, and baseball enjoy, the program has grown significantly in the last few years. Until now, only boys chose...

December 10, 2019

Athens Academy’s most advanced upper school robotics team, Team 2858.

This year’s robotics season is different from the past years. It is the first time that Athens Academy is sending three teams, two from upper school and one from middle school, to competitions. Members of the most advanced upper sc...

November 8, 2019

 Marisa Walbaum (left) with her host Sara Mack Lowe (right) at an Atlanta United soccer game.

What is your favorite activity you have done with your host family so far?

“My favorite part of my days here is eating breakfast with my host family.”

Have you enjoyed spending time at Athens Academy?

“I enjoy...

November 8, 2019

“Everyone, I feel, can connect in some way,” said Mr. Sean Crawford, the Facilities Event and Custodial Coordinator at Athens Academy. “People just need to take the time to try and branch out.” The branches of Mr. Crawford’s life extend in numerous directions, through which he connects with diverse...

November 8, 2019

It is fair to say that the college application process appears daunting to many high school students. Extensive searching, planning, talking, studying, traveling, writing, form-filling, letter-bubbling, and proofreading occur between the first semester of one’s junior year and the second semester of...

November 8, 2019

Noah Allen (center) as Black Stache, with Harper Purcell (left) as Smee and Moira Lockwood (right) as Lord Aster. Photo by Kelley Cuneo.

Though J. M. Barrie published Peter and Wendy in 1904, most people are still familiar with characters like Peter Pan, Wendy Darling, and Captain Hook, partly thanks...

November 8, 2019

Athens Academy students cheer on the football team at Slaughter Field. Photo by Anna Rutledge.

Caroline Edwards met with 12th Man leader Georgia Parris to discuss this year’s school spirit initiatives.

Caroline: What do you think about the school spirit so far this football, volleyball, and cross coun...

October 12, 2019

Photo of Jessica Ford by Kitty Fan. 

Originally printed during her freshman year, 11th grader Jessica Ford’s book I Don’t Smoke Flowers Anymore (IDSFA) is sold at Normal Books in Athens and will be sold at Story on the Square in McDonough starting on Oct. 12, which is also the date of her book signin...

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