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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.

The Truth about Out-of-State Colleges

The Truth about Out-of-State Colleges

Libby Kunst, Student Life Editor

May 5, 2018

The Zell Miller and Hope Scholarships give thousands of Georgia residents opportunities to continue their academic careers in Georgia colleges each year. The financial aid is immense, and with exceptional schools like the University of Georgia, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University,...

The Prom Experience

Genesis Rivera, Reporter

April 24, 2018

On March 10th, hundreds of students all gathered at Opera Clubhouse for you guessed it, prom night. That's right ladies and gentleman, Prom is officially over and off the radar. The stress of finding the perfect dress (and perfect date) is finally over and we can all go back to enjoying the remainder of the semester. With that being said, the night was ...

I <3 New York - HOCO 2017

Libby Kunst, Student Life Editor

February 12, 2018

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...

Kennesaw Mountain High School Partners with Project Chimps

Kennesaw Mountain High School Partners with Project Chimps

Nicole Joy Balawon, Editor at Large

January 24, 2018

Kennesaw Mountain High School is proud announce a partnership with Project Chimps. Project Chimps is nonprofit organization, founded in 2014, that provides lifelong care to former research chimpanzees at its 236-acre forested sanctuary. Nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia, the s...

Kennesaw and the Confederate Controversy

Kennesaw and the Confederate Controversy

Rego Jaquish, Reporter

October 17, 2017

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,...

Dressing in Spirit for Homecoming Spirit Week

Dressing in Spirit for Homecoming Spirit Week

Nicole Joy Balawon, Editor at Large

October 1, 2017

Welcome to Nic's Declassified High School Survival Guide! 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 to figure out what to do such as what to wear and how crazy and all out to go for this once in a year (at least for underclassmen and juniors) opportunity to display your school spirit in 'dress out of dress code' way.

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

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...

Senior Quotes: What is Really Happening?

Senior Quotes: What is Really Happening?

Libby Kunst, Student Life Editor

September 23, 2017

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...

ROTC Leadership Academy

Jacob Thomas, Reporter

September 7, 2017

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,...

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