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The Meaning of Gay

March 22, 2018


Filed under Featured, Opinions, Student Life

Diversity and acceptance are two of the most important words of our time. They are at the center of some of the biggest social movements of the past few centuries including the Civil Rights Movement, the Feminist Movement, and the LGBT+ Rights Movement. At Kennesaw Mountain, these words are a source...

I <3 New York - HOCO 2017

Libby Kunst, Student Life Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Fall 2017, Featured, Printed Paper, Student Life

Kennesaw Mountain students walked through the looming Brooklyn Bridge gates, with strand lights illuminating the decorated street-walk. A café served elegant gowns and handsome suits coffee and pastries, shielding from the chilly breeze that graced the dancefloor. For a night it seemed as though we...

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....

NJROTC Stockbridge Drill Meet

NJROTC Stockbridge Drill Meet

Jacob Thomas, Reporter

October 17, 2017


Filed under Featured, Student Life

On September 30th, 2017, Kennesaw Mountain High School’s NJROTC drill team was off to Stockbridge High School to kick sum' butt! It was a bright clear sunny day and perfect for the competition. We had been practicing for months and were ready to fight. At each drill meet, we have an academic test, pers...

Kennesaw and the Confederate Controversy

Kennesaw and the Confederate Controversy

Rego Jaquish, Reporter

October 17, 2017


Filed under Fall 2017, Featured, Opinions, Printed Paper

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...

Alumna Christina Thomas Earns Presitigious Scholarship from GOGO Charters

Alumna Christina Thomas Earns Presitigious Scholarship from GOGO Charters

Nicole Joy Balawon, Editor at Large

September 26, 2017


Filed under Featured, Student Life

Founded by CEO Armir Harris founded in 2013, GOGO Charters is a charter bus rental service based in Atlanta and operates in over 200 cities across the United States. Harris, an immigrant from Albania, has made it his goal to give hope to future refugees, immigrants and first-generation U.S. citizens in...

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...

Spanish Teacher Laura Cepero Joins Mustang Staff

Nicole Joy Balawon, Editor at Large

September 12, 2017


Filed under Featured, Student Life

Last school year, Kennesaw Mountain High School welcomed new Spanish teacher Laura Cepero as part of the Mustang staff. Laura Cepero, a recent graduate from Kennesaw State University, will be taking over teaching classes of former teacher Newmark. I was fortunate enough     Along with...

ROTC Leadership Academy

Jacob Thomas, Reporter

September 7, 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,...

Mustangs Sting Spraybarry Jackets with a 31-15 Victory

Mustangs Sting Spraybarry Jackets with a 31-15 Victory

Jabari Banks, Entertainments Editor

September 3, 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...

Mustang Celebrations

Meredith Johns, News Editor

May 27, 2017


Filed under Featured, News

Kennesaw Mountain is the proud home of many traditions. From Shop With a Mustang to having the most spirited student section at football games, Kennesaw Mountain's student body is known for going all out in every event. This year's Special Education Dance was no different. The Special Education Dance...

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