Stress and Stress Controversy

Stress and Stress Controversy

At Chamblee, students are put on a high pedestal for their academic performance and good behaviour. Many students at Chamblee …

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Benjamin Harding Delivers Unbridled Talent to Chamblee

Benjamin Harding Delivers Unbridled Talent to Chamblee

Nobody would ever guess that 14 year-old Benjamin Harding, seemingly just a normal freshman at Chamblee High, has an extensive …

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German Exchange Students Take Atlanta

German Exchange Students Take Atlanta

On November 7, 22 German high schoolers landed in Atlanta as part of Chamblee High School’s annual exchange with Nuremberg’s …

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Chamblee’s Lit Mag Gets Lit for Submissions

Chamblee’s Lit Mag Gets Lit for Submissions

The Literary Magazine is kicking off the school year with their second annual short story competition. This year the theme …

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Students React to Vine’s Passing

Students React to Vine’s Passing

Disappointment. Shock. Disbelief. Apathy. These were a few of the responses following the October 27 announcement that Twitter was discontinuing …

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Field Trips Manifest as Sporadic Group Activity

Field Trips Manifest as Sporadic Group Activity

Field trips, the cornerstone of elementary and middle school, have become a rarity at Chamblee, only making appearances in certain …

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Does the Presidential Election Have a Place in School?

Does the Presidential Election Have a Place in School?

In the wake of the historic November 8 upset, the presidential election became the focus of many classroom discussions. As …

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Look Both Ways

Look Both Ways

Was it just me, or did it feel like the world was coming to an end on Wednesday, November 9, …

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Embracing Diversity and Teaching Tolerance at Chamblee

Embracing Diversity and Teaching Tolerance at Chamblee

Bullying and intolerance are big issues, and they have a constant presence in any school. But for the sixth most …

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English Department Seeks to Fill Mid-Semester Vacancy

English Department Seeks to Fill Mid-Semester Vacancy

Beginning in late October, former World Literature teacher Jennie Green stopped coming to school. It was later revealed that Green …

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Football Game Misconduct Leads to Administrative Mandates

Football Game Misconduct Leads to Administrative Mandates

The student section, the hype of high school football games, is getting cracked down on for numerous instances of irresponsible …

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Chamblee Swim Team Splashes Into the Season

Chamblee Swim Team Splashes Into the Season

Boys ranked third in the state, girls ranked fifth. Five state champions. Five swimmers on the Georgia High School Swimming …

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Chamblee Marching Band On a High Note This Season

Chamblee Marching Band On a High Note This Season

Chamblee’s marching band has always been an excellent source of entertainment and a remarkable display of skill and discipline, but …

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Why You Shouldn’t Vote Third Party This November

Why You Shouldn’t Vote Third Party This November

It is difficult to pinpoint the last time the major party nominees for a U.S. presidential election have been so …

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The Changing Face of Halloween

The Changing Face of Halloween

Adolescents today have to answer some tough questions for themselves. Where do they fit in? What do they want to …

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Custodial Workers Acknowledged For Hard Work

Custodial Workers Acknowledged For Hard Work

Chamblee’s custodial staff works tirelessly, five days a week, to make our school a clean and appealing place to learn. …

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Students Offer Different Perspective on Coming Election

Students Offer Different Perspective on Coming Election

Chamblee is a very diverse school; it holds students from all ethnicities, backgrounds, and religions. So, naturally, this diverse student …

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JROTC Teaches Life Skills and Leadership to Future Community Leaders

JROTC Teaches Life Skills and Leadership to Future Community Leaders

The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps is a program that motivates students to become better citizens, to have useful life …

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Admissions Officers Dispense Advice on College Applications

Admissions Officers Dispense Advice on College Applications

As the school year begins to gain momentum and hurtle on its way, many Chamblee seniors are beginning to face …

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A Message To Our Black Youth

A Message To Our Black Youth

On Feb. 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin, a 17 year old unarmed African American teen, was fatally shot by George Zimmerman, …

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Examining the Idea of Pushing Back the Morning Bell

Examining the Idea of Pushing Back the Morning Bell

Moving back the start of school seems like the dream of every high school student. Their biggest complaint these days …

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What is Sticking Out of Chamblee’s Roof?

What is Sticking Out of Chamblee’s Roof?

If you’ve ever caught a glimpse of the roof of Chamblee’s main building, you might have seen some interesting-looking contraptions …

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Online Courses Present Viable Solution for Schedule Conflicts

Online Courses Present Viable Solution for Schedule Conflicts

AP Micro/Macroeconomics or German 6? What about AP Physics C or AP Computer Science? These schedule conflicts are few examples …

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Teachers Experiment with Optional Science Fair

Teachers Experiment with Optional Science Fair

Science fair season. That wonderful time of year when students all across Chamblee Charter High School break out the tri-fold …

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Chamblee Students Compete in Art Throwdown

Chamblee Students Compete in Art Throwdown

Ten Chamblee art students joined other Atlanta-area high schools and the Savannah College of Art and Design to show that …

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Chamblee Students Call For More Political Participation

Chamblee Students Call For More Political Participation

It’s beginning to look a lot like election season. On November 8, eligible voters will flock to the polls and …

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Student Musicians Forced to Wait Until Eight

Student Musicians Forced to Wait Until Eight

Much to many students’ dismay, Chamblee’s Fine Arts Building is not unlocked until 8 a.m. Administration keeps the doors shut …

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Student-Designed Mural Set to Beautify Campus

Student-Designed Mural Set to Beautify Campus

While the general consensus around the student body is positive about our new school building, one aspect that is missed …

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Standing During Pledge: Sign of Respect or Habit?

Standing During Pledge: Sign of Respect or Habit?

All people have the freedom to sit or stand, but saying the Pledge of Allegiance in schools may be promoting …

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Decency Has Taken a Backseat to Selfishness at CCHS

Decency Has Taken a Backseat to Selfishness at CCHS

The headline above may be disconcerting. Nobody wants to see that title connected to their school. Unfortunately, this is the …

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Gilmore Girls to Make Long-Anticipated Return

Gilmore Girls to Make Long-Anticipated Return

Gilmore Girls, staged in the storybook town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, follows the story of Lorelai Gilmore, her daughter, Rory …

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Harry Potter and the Dreadful Disappointment

Harry Potter and the Dreadful Disappointment

WARNING: CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS I, along with most of the wizarding world, was beyond excited for the release of Harry …

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Artemis Fowl is a Timeless Tween Novel

Artemis Fowl is a Timeless Tween Novel

I can’t pretend that Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl books are really recent enough to warrant a review: they were published, …

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ABC’s Scandal Beginning to Overstay Welcome

ABC’s Scandal Beginning to Overstay Welcome

The classic ABC political thriller Scandal, which finished its fifth season in May of this year, is hanging by a …

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Stranger Things is Netflix’s Next Big Thing

Stranger Things is Netflix’s Next Big Thing

Stranger Things, a Netflix original TV show aired in July 2016, is a supernatural, science fiction thriller that had everyone …

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Surge Into The Season

Surge Into The Season

Starting off their season with big goals in sight, both the boys and girls cross country teams are focusing on …

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Why Chamblee Charter High School Should Not Host the 2024 Olympic Games

Why Chamblee Charter High School Should Not Host the 2024 Olympic Games

When the Olympics end, fans of sports and culture alike have a feeling of emptiness and sadness. That epidemic has …

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Chamblee Community Unites to Promote Suicide Awareness

Chamblee Community Unites to Promote Suicide Awareness

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and Chamblee, like many other high schools today, has good reason to be …

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Blue and Gold NFL Predictions

Blue and Gold NFL Predictions

As the NFL season approaches the halfway mark, teams are starting to show what they actually can do, either proving …

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West Georgia Wolves Welcome Tyler Buford

West Georgia Wolves Welcome Tyler Buford

The University of West Georgia will be gaining another Wolf in the fall of 2017. Following graduation, Chamblee Charter High …

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Scheduled Remodeling for North DeKalb Stadium Sparks Discontent

Scheduled Remodeling for North DeKalb Stadium Sparks Discontent

Last year on May 24, a vote was held in DeKalb County to determine if the Education Special Purpose Local …

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Chamblee German Students Enter the Workforce

Chamblee German Students Enter the Workforce

While most students only get the opportunity to study a foreign language in the classroom, Chamblee’s German program offers three …

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Assigned Reading Causes Mixed Reactions in Students

Assigned Reading Causes Mixed Reactions in Students

Teacher-assigned books, meant to promote appreciation and understanding of great literature, seems to have the opposite effect on some students. …

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Our Obsession with Passivity

Our Obsession with Passivity

Henry Ford once said, “Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.” …

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Standing Room Only at Chamblee High

Standing Room Only at Chamblee High

The halls of Chamblee are packed to the brim following redistricting that brought some 300 new students to the school. …

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Students and Staff Adjust to Shorter Lunches

Students and Staff Adjust to Shorter Lunches

For the first couple weeks of school, students and staff at Chamblee Charter High School enjoyed a 30 minute lunch …

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Chemistry Teacher with an Element of Excellence Lands at Chamblee

Chemistry Teacher with an Element of Excellence Lands at Chamblee

Dr. Daryush Sattari, Chamblee Charter High School’s new chemistry teacher, has survived war, adapted to life in the U.S., and …

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Distressed Teens Bemoan Lack of Distressed Jeans

Distressed Teens Bemoan Lack of Distressed Jeans

$850. That’s how much Saks Fifth Avenue sells a pair of Saint Laurent “trashed” skinny jeans for. Barneys New York …

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Pediatric Cancer Unites Rivals Against a Common Enemy

Pediatric Cancer Unites Rivals Against a Common Enemy

This year, the highly anticipated Chamblee versus Dunwoody football game was not like normal. Yes, the screaming throngs of people …

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Former Cross Keys Students Acclimate Themselves with Bulldog Style

Former Cross Keys high school students acclimate themselves with the transition to seven classes as well as  struggle to feel …

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Stress Takes Chamblee by Storm as Administration Searches for Solution

Academic stress weighs heavily on Chamblee students, contributing to mental health issues, while teachers and counselors understand the issues and …

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TSA and VEX Foster Passion for Engineering and Robotics

TSA and VEX Foster Passion for Engineering and Robotics

The Technology Student Association (usually referred to as TSA) and its sister club, VEX Robotics, are go-tos for STEM focused …

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Drama Program Charters Thespian Troupe

Drama Program Charters Thespian Troupe

Science. Spanish. Art. This year, there is a new honor society joining these familiar names: Linda Lirette, along with her …

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New Academic Honesty Council Aims to Crack Down on Cheating

New Academic Honesty Council Aims to Crack Down on Cheating

This year, along with the Code of Conduct and the typical class syllabi, there was another document for students to …

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‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ Makes Audiences Weep Tears of Laughter

‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ Makes Audiences Weep Tears of Laughter

Meryl Streep debuts on the big screen once again, portraying real-life figure Florence Foster, a mid-twentieth century New York socialite …

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Chamblee Introduce Clase para Hablantes de Español de Raíces Hispanas

Chamblee Introduce Clase para Hablantes de Español de Raíces Hispanas

Estudiantes Hispanos en Chamblee hoy día pueden tomar una clase de Español especialmente diseñado para ellos. “La clase es para …

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Chamblee Introduces Class for Heritage Spanish Speakers

Chamblee Introduces Class for Heritage Spanish Speakers

Hispanic students in Chamblee can now take a Spanish class designed especially for them. “The class is to help Spanish …

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Science Teacher Seeks New Adventure at Chamblee

Science Teacher Seeks New Adventure at Chamblee

Deondrick Mack’s story begins at a medical device lab. His passion for science lead him to work at Cryolife, where …

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Markeal King Flies High Above the Expectations

There is a lot more to Markeal King, a new paraprofessional here at Chamblee, than meets the eye. He holds …

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Philomath Ms. Wilson Joins Literature Department

Ms. Wilson is new to Chamblee Charter High and our Literature department. Upon hearing about Chamblee’s good reputation and it’s …

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The Return of Mattair

Coach Mattair has returned to Chamblee Charter High after spending a year in Dallas, Texas. “If I’m coming back in …

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First year at Chamblee for DeKalb County Veteran

First year at Chamblee for DeKalb County Veteran

Yojaria Villadiego teaches Spanish I and III at Chamblee, but it is not her first rodeo. “Before I came to …

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Rocket Scientist Joins Chamblee Teaching Staff

A career in aerospace engineering seems like a pretty exciting job. But for new staff member Belinda Dickinson, teaching business …

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Bringing Business Experience, Computer Science Teacher Nadira Hasnain Lends New Perspective to Students

Nadira Hasnain offers a lot to the Chamblee student body, not just as a computer science and business teacher, but as …

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Principal’s Professional Assistant Joins Chamblee

Principal’s Professional Assistant Joins Chamblee

After fifteen years of working in schools in South Dekalb, Brenda Bogues decided to come to Chamblee Charter High School. …

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Chamblee Alumna Returns as Biology Teacher with Passion for Animals

Renee Pascale, a new biology teacher, hopes to use her love for animals and nature in her biology classes and …

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Nate Berryman Steps Up to the Plate

Nate Berryman is an athlete, a coach, and most recently, a math teacher at Chamblee. “I went to Berry College …

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New Math Teacher Brings Wide Variety of Skills

Irvin Wardlow isn’t your humdrum, boring, everyday math teacher. He’s a little… different. “I can juggle, I can ride a …

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Jessy Hamilton Shakes Up the History Department

Jessy Hamilton Shakes Up the History Department

Jessy Hamilton, a longtime lover of history and a self-admitted political aficionado, is a new U.S. history and economics teacher …

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Claudman Sports Blue and Gold

Staff member Wylene Ward-Claudman is a new counselor at Chamblee Charter High School. Wylene Ward-Claudman, is a new addition to …

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New Counselor Looks to Always Give 110%

Candice Goldman joined Chamblee as a counselor this year, and she has developed a respect for the community while beginning …

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Experienced Teacher Strengthens the Science Department

The science department at Chamblee Charter High School has added an experienced and enthusiastic teacher to its already strong arsenal …

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New Registrar Shana Scott Returns to Chamblee

New Registrar Shana Scott Returns to Chamblee

The bottom floor of Chamblee’s fine arts building has always been a hub for the visual arts, but new staff …

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Math Teacher Kelly Adam Trades Cyberspace for Chamblee

Math Teacher Kelly Adam Trades Cyberspace for Chamblee

For many, the word “school” instantly conjures up images of big brick buildings and rows of desks. For new math …

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Photography Beyond Instagram

Photography Beyond Instagram

For many students, photography is not much more than casually taking a selfie and uploading it to Snapchat.   But …

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The Final Pirouette

The Final Pirouette

Anna Folger, a senior and this school year’s homecoming queen, has been doing something she loves for the past six …

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March Madness Quiz

March Madness Quiz

Click here for the March Madness quiz!    

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Chopped: Breast Cancer Awareness Edition

Chopped: Breast Cancer Awareness Edition

Watch seniors Hannah Shute, Sydney Holmes, Elena Brown-Soler, and John MItchell compete for the Chopped title in honor of Breast …

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Mr. Spearman, Mr. Karassik, and junior Andrew Fletcher discuss their picks for the week.

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Chamblee Pick ‘Em 2015-2016: Episode 2

Chamblee Pick ‘Em 2015-2016: Episode 2

Mr. Spearman, Ms. Peterson, Mr. Karassik and Janet Hall discuss their picks for this weekend’s football games.

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Chamblee Pick ‘Em 2015-2016: Episode One

Watch Mr. Spearman, Coach K, Mr. Karassik, and junior John Stanfield discuss their picks for this weekend’s football games.   …

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Prom Week Preparations

Prom Week Preparations

In the week leading up to prom, Chamblee’s students had a wide variety of things to do before the big …

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APUSH Attacked in Georgia Senate

APUSH Attacked in Georgia Senate

Photo Credit: The Raleigh News and Observer *This article was featured in the April print edition of The Blue and …

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How Many More?: The Police Debate Continues

How Many More?: The Police Debate Continues

*This article was featured in the April print edition of The Blue and Gold. Moncks Corner, South Carolina is a …

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America’s Honor Roll Has Started Doing Drugs

America’s Honor Roll Has Started Doing Drugs

*This article was featured in the April print edition of The Blue and Gold. As the road to college has …

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$AT: Why the High Cost?

$AT: Why the High Cost?

*This article was featured in the April print edition of The Blue and Gold. $646. That is how much I …

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Chamblee Alum Fights for Social Justice

Chamblee Alum Fights for Social Justice

*This article was featured in the April print edition of The Blue and Gold. The year 2015 seems to be …

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How to Do Prom Without Breaking the Bank

How to Do Prom Without Breaking the Bank

If it’s not your senior prom, you may be wondering how to pull off the perfect prom night without going …

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Chamblee Transdimensional-Episode 3

Astound your senses with episode 3 of “Chamblee Transdimensional!” Exciting cameos from Mr. Davenport, Elijah Newsome and Vincent Coakley.

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The Not So Weekly Report: Episode 3

The Not So Weekly Report: Episode 3

Join hosts Aurora Blumberg and Marc Sheinman as they discuss the rise of Atlanta sports and the double Bachelorette with …

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Comment: This Is School, Not A Date

Comment: This Is School, Not A Date

As spring comes into full bloom, the same seems true for teenage love. As the end of the year looms, …

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