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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...

October 11, 2019

Sophomores at the Blue Willow Inn in Social Circle, GA. Photo by Jami Cashin.

As sophomores, we traveled to a few different colleges around the state of Georgia with some fun activities in between. The colleges we visited included Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia, and Georgia College. At Georg...

October 11, 2019

Photo of Nicholas Stachura by Jeff Raymond.

Nicholas Stachura worked part-time on Athens Academy’s Maintenance Crew, logging a total of 110 hours. His jobs included pressure washing 80% of campus, by his estimate, replacing the linoleum floors of the Science and Art building, and cleaning carpets; he...

May 6, 2019

     As I prepare for my AP exams, I cannot help but wonder who benefits from my effort and, more importantly, my money. According to the College Board, the nonprofit organization that administers these exams, the Advanced Placement courses I take will help me “stand out on college applications,” an...

May 6, 2019

     “A lot of the things that are electrical problems, they can also be mechanical problems,” says Mr. Sam Durham. “I mean, everything is tied into each other. Like how the door closers work. That’s mechanical, but it’s also hydraulic. So you have to know all the little things, like how the pressur...

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