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Beetee, one of the Hovaters’ lambs. In March and April, seven male lambs were born at their house. The Hovaters decided to keep three for themselves and give three to other families; one passed away. Photo by Sarah Hovater.

To many, Russ Hovater is known as a history teacher who plans extraordinary t...

May 9, 2020

Staying at home and social distancing for over a month has taken its toll on everyone. Personally, I’ve found it harder to stay physically active and productive. Focusing on school work at home is much more difficult than in a quiet library or classroom. However, this time provides everyone with the...

May 9, 2020

Anannya Das speaks at the 2019 ACAD Talks. Photo by Kelley Cuneo.

Change is apparent and ongoing at school during this time, and it is not just classes that have had to improvise and adapt to the “new normal.” The annual ACAD Talks event has also taken on a new form this spring.

ACAD Talks was origina...

May 9, 2020

COVID-19 has put a hold on quite a few things at Athens Academy. However, the advanced media production (AMP) team has been able to use these times to grow as a class and produce weekly videos for the Upper School students in an effort to keep everyone connected. 

Zach Daniels, executive media specia...

May 8, 2020

These jokes were selected from the internet by Mae Kline.

Question: What is the best thing about Switzerland?

Answer: I don’t know, but the flag’s a big plus. 

Question: Why do we tell actors to break a leg?

Answer: Every play already has a cast.

Question: How do you tell if a vampire is sick?

Answer: By...

May 8, 2020

Illustration of COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

After weeks of sheltering in place, many people are unemployed and beginning to want “liberation” from the lockdown, fearing for their socioeconomic stability. Some countries in North America and western Europe are plannin...

May 8, 2020

A volunteer for Second Helpings Atlanta transports rescued food to partner agencies. Photo posted on May 1, 2020 on Facebook (@SecondHelpingsATL).

The impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on food waste and food insecurity in the United States are severe, as the Guardian and the New York Times have rep...

May 8, 2020

Plate of orange sesame chicken from Golden Sun in Athens, GA. Photo by Tracy A. from Tripadvisor.

When picking a restaurant for my food review, I wondered what type of restaurant would be appealing to a student during quarantine. Burgers, tacos, and pasta all went through my head when thinking of pos...

May 8, 2020

Due to coronavirus, students have had to cancel their summer plans such as vacations and college tours. But still, there are a lot of ways to make the summer productive and enjoyable. Since students are not allowed to travel around, it is a great time for them to build up their skills and to partici...

May 8, 2020

While we are all stuck in our homes and there are no live sports, I have found five creative ways to keep myself entertained during the quarantine and bring back the joy of sports. For any sports fans out there, these might work for you, too!

1. Relive past memories.

This is the easiest and most effec...

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