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Mustang Softball: The Quest for Columbus

Mustang Softball: The Quest for Columbus

Madison Caren, Student Life Editor

January 23, 2020

Every year, the Lady Mustangs softball team has made it to the state playoffs. However, a spot in the coveted Elite 8 tournament in Columbus, GA is what the girls have their eye on. They think they have the right stuff to make it to the tournament for the first time since 2017. Above is freshman pitcher...

K-Side Kanines

Jessie Thomas, Freelance Writer

January 23, 2020

Kennesaw Mountain’s K-Side Kanines recently embarked (yes pun intended) on its first volunteer opportunity for students to help with the organization “Road Trip Home”. Their nonprofit mission is to rescue stray dogs all around the area and transport them to northern states in search of better homes. Unlike Georgia, places...

Rare Butterfly Making a Come-Back

Rare Butterfly Making a Come-Back

Amanda Pena, Freelancer

November 21, 2019

  On the peninsula known as Palos Verdes in Southern California, a butterfly named Palos Verdes blue, which is considered to be the rarest and most elusive butterfly on the planet, rests on a leaf. The beauty of this butterfly can only be seen when they open their wings. The wings are distinc...

The Court of Public Opinion Versus

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


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...

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