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Rego Jaquish, Editor at Large

April 26, 2019

In 2017 the entertainment world was rocked by a mass of sexual abuse allegations against some of its most powerful members. In the center of all this was the #MeToo movement, a social justice campaign dedicated to giving a voice to victims of sexual abuse stemming from said powerful people. Among those...

Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy Theories

Danielle Kirby, Student Submissions Editor

March 6, 2019

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Varsity Girls Volleyball Spike to Success

Varsity Girls Volleyball Spike to Success

Addi Goede, Freelance Writer

December 11, 2018

The Lady Mustangs concluded their 2018 season with a 31-13 record, making this the third year in a row finishing with a winning season. Mr. Michael Loyd, Kennesaw Mt. High School counselor and dedicated volleyball coach, aced every possible  goal that was achieved this season for the Lady Mustangs. “This...

Marching Band: A Different Form of Commitment

Marching Band: A Different Form of Commitment

Makalani Jefferson, Freelance Writer

December 5, 2018

I remember in the middle of the marching band season, Corey Futrell, one of the band directors,  sat the whole band down and told us, “You don’t have to be here, but you are and that puts you ahead of so many people. You have a different form of commitment.” The speech connected to every student sittin...

DECA – A Pathway to Success

DECA – A Pathway to Success

Huzaifa Akmal, Freelance Writer

November 30, 2018

Are you still looking for an engaging and exciting club to join for the 2018-2019 school year? Look no further than DECA. Mrs. Fiechtl, Kennesaw Mountain’s business teacher and the DECA sponsor, said about DECA, “It’s amazing because students are learning necessary life skills and creating connections...

Mane Link’s Mustang Movie Night at the Mountain

Mane Link’s Mustang Movie Night at the Mountain

Nicole Joy Balawon, Managing Editor

October 17, 2018

On October 16th, Kennesaw Mountain High School hosted its very first movie night in the Cobb EMC Mustang Stadium. The event was initially intended to honor Homecoming Week, however, due to unforeseen inclement weather, the movie night was pushed back until skies were clear. With free entry, all students,...

Staff Profile: Coach Josh O’Kelly

Staff Profile: Coach Josh O’Kelly

Justina Tucker, Reporter

October 12, 2018

New to the KMHS staff this year is history teacher and wrestling coach, Mr. Josh O’Kelly. Mr. O'Kelley grew up in Acworth, Georgia-- right down the road from Kennesaw Mountain High School. O'Kelley graduated from North Paulding High School in Dallas, Georgia in 2012, before heading to Reinhardt Uni...

Get Hype with the Kilt Squad

Get Hype with the Kilt Squad

Nicole Joy Balawon, Managing Editor

September 27, 2018

Welcome to another edition of Nic's Declassified High School Survival Guide! With only a month into the year, I'm already feeling the burn—the academic burn out. The best way to douse those flames and chillax to get lit with the Kilt Squad.

The Importance of Career Tech Classes

The Importance of Career Tech Classes

Caleb Lewis, Managing Editor

August 25, 2018

Alongside the great academic options available to students, KMHS offers many fun and interesting Career Technology classes in 9 fields, including Marketing, Construction, AVTF (Audio, Video, Technology, and Film), and Computer Science. These programs are great for students that want to experiment with...

Environmentalism’s Last Straw

Environmentalism’s Last Straw

Nicole Joy Balawon, Managing Editor

August 10, 2018

Following Starbucks' ban of straws, many governments and companies have enacted their own bans. While banning straws is a step forward in saving our oceans, it is not enough to impact the world fast enough to prevent climate change, especially when examining what there is to lose when banning plastic straws.

Protesting: Do You Have Rights?

Protesting: Do You Have Rights?

Libby Kunst, Student Life Editor

May 18, 2018

The recent school walk-outs for gun control reform have sparked conversation at KMHS. I heard some laments and political musings about the NRA, but I mostly just encountered frustrated students sick of having their “freedom of speech violated at school”. That struck me as odd: didn’t they know...

Junior Year Sucks

Junior Year Sucks

Nicole Joy Balawon, Editor at Large

May 7, 2018

With ten days remaining til the end of the spring semester, it's quite fitting to take a look back and reminisce on how horrible my year was. Welcome back again to Nic's Declassified High School Survival Guide—how to say good bye to junior year.

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