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Villainy in Vegas: Shooting Terrifies the Nation

Villainy in Vegas: Shooting Terrifies the Nation

Emily Brantley, Reporter

October 18, 2017


Filed under Featured, News, Student Submissions

In early October 2017, a horrendous act of evil took place in Las Vegas, Nevada where 58 innocent people died. Thousands of people gathered at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, with friends and family to have a good time. The three-day Harvest Festival has featured country music acts for the last four years....

Kennesaw and the Confederate Controversy

Kennesaw and the Confederate Controversy

Rego Jaquish, Reporter

October 17, 2017


Filed under Featured, Opinions

156 years ago, Confederate batteries under Gen. Pierre G.T. Beauregard fired on the Union-held Fort Sumter, launching the bloodiest and most devastating war in American history. By the war's end in 1865, the dead numbered at 620,000 on both sides. The end of the war marked a new era in American history,...

Nic’s Declassified School Survival Guide: Homecoming Spirit Week

Nic’s Declassified School Survival Guide: Homecoming Spirit Week

Nicole Joy Balawon, Editor at Large

October 2, 2017


Filed under Featured, Student Life

It's the most wonderful time of the year! No, I'm not talking about the fast approaching holidays that will soon be upon us - I'm talking about Homecoming! Homecoming is just around the corner and as per tradition, Homecoming Spirit Week begins the Monday before the game. While it might be difficult...

Senior Quotes: What is Really Happening?

Senior Quotes: What is Really Happening?

Libby Kunst, Student Life Editor

September 23, 2017


Filed under Featured, Student Life

The 2017-2018 Kennesaw Mountain High School yearbook will not include senior quotes. This policy, now in place at several Cobb County high schools, was made following administrative concerns of publishing inappropriate, covert messages without the yearbook staff’s knowledge. Mrs. Hoover, the yearbook...

Game of Thrones Season 7 Review

Game of Thrones Season 7 Review

Aaron Smith, News Editor

September 11, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Featured

George R.R. Martin created the world which has been captivating its readers for the past few decades as he released his series titled: A Song of Ice and Fire. These books were adapted by HBO into the series we all know now as Game of Thrones, but throughout the last six seasons D&D (the nickname giv...

ROTC Leadership Academy

Jacob Thomas, Reporter

September 6, 2017


Filed under Featured, Student Life

Over the summer our NJROTC program sent five deserving cadets to Navy’s prestigious JROTC “Leadership Academy” at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, GA.  Selected students included: KMHS Commanding Officer, c/LCDR Nick Lambros, Admin Officer, c/PO2 Brandon Griffin, Platoon Commander,...

Kennesaw Mountain V. Sprayberry

Kennesaw Mountain V. Sprayberry

Jabari Banks, Entertainments Editor

September 6, 2017


Filed under Featured, Sports

On September 1, 2017, Kennesaw Mountain Mustangs and Sprayberry High School Yellow Jackets met for the first game of Kennesaw's 2017-2018 football season. The annual California Dreaming Bowl was hosted by Kennesaw Mountain at home. Before the game, Kennesaw's Chamber Chorus sung an amazing rendition...

KMHS: A STEM Certified School

KMHS: A STEM Certified School

Morgan Alwardt, Sports Editor

May 20, 2017


Filed under Featured, News

The Kennesaw Mountain High School Magnet Program recently received the AdvancED STEM Certification on January 31, 2017. The KMHS STEM Committee, including Dr. Ingle, Dr. Trachtenbroit, Mrs. LaRoy, Mr. Stark, Mrs. Bultman, Mrs. Jones, Mr. Kienel, Ms. Kline, and Mrs. Wood, started the process of obtaining...

Dear Freshmen: A Letter to the Class of 2020

Dear Freshmen: A Letter to the Class of 2020

Aydan Mufti and Archelle Thelemaque

May 13, 2017


Filed under Featured, Student Life

Dear Freshmen, Congratulations! You have finally made it through your freshman year of high school, You have three years, six semesters, 36 months, 156 weeks, and 1,095 days left before you embark on what is officially the rest of your life. Before you get there, we would like to off some sage wisdom....

Reach for the STARS

Reach for the STARS

Morgan Alwardt, Sports Editor

May 11, 2017


Filed under Featured, Student Life

The Student Teacher Astronomy Research Society (STARS) is a brand new club to Kennesaw Mountain. As a member of the club, you have exclusive access to use the observatory that other students don’t have. The observatory along with over $12,000 worth of equipment was generously donated to Kennesaw...

KMHS Swim Dominates State

KMHS Swim Dominates State

Morgan Alwardt, Sports Editor

April 23, 2017


Filed under Featured, Sports

As usual, the KMHS swim team wrapped up another successful season for the 2016-2017 school year. The swim team’s biggest rival is by far Harrison High School, but once again the Mustangs defeated the Hoyas at KMHS’s the dual meet. The swim team is a very close-knit group that is very well bonded....

Mustangs: Building Bridges, Literally

Mustangs: Building Bridges, Literally

Layla Parsa, Reporter

February 21, 2017


Filed under Featured, Student Life

The Kennesaw Mountain Structural Engineering club, with the help of engineer Bob Power and the support of Mrs. Angela Wood, was tasked with designing a bridge made of just toothpicks and glue. Approximately five months were spent designing the truss, testing different glue and toothpick brands, and...

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