The Blue & Gold

Special Olympics Cuts Prove Shortcomings of Today’s America

Matthew Welsh, Staff writer

April 9, 2019

Filed under Opinion

It is no surprise that Betsy Devos has yet again made national headlines. Even less surprising is that it’s for all the wrong reasons. The embattled U.S. Education Secretary is no stranger to the spotlight, repeatedly havin...

Equal Rights Equals Women in the Draft

Sophie Maxwell, Staff writer

March 11, 2019

Filed under Opinion

On February 22, 2019, a federal judge in Texas ruled that the American draft is unconstitutional as it stands right now because it only requires men, and not women, to register. The ruling does not require Congress to take immediat...

Learning About Black History Doesn’t Have to Stop After February

Angela Witherby, Staff writer

March 6, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Every year in school we learn about black history for a measly 28 days. Then, after that last day of February, we pretend like it is a crime to incorporate black history into the rest of our curriculum. I do not understand why it is s...

Why Don’t We Learn About the Black Panthers?

Angela Witherby, Staff writer

February 22, 2019

Filed under Opinion

For most of my life, I have spent the month of February -- or, in the case of our current education system, at least one day of the month of February -- learning about black history. But it took me until my junior year of high...

Driver’s Ed: Why 30 Hours?

Catherine Cossaboom, Staff writer

December 11, 2018

Filed under Opinion

School had let out for Thanksgiving Break, but I wasn’t quite done with my classes for the week. I had to go to driving school for the entire weekend in an attempt to fulfill half of my 30 hours of required driver’s educatio...

Model UN is not a Power Struggle — Unless You Make it One

Iris Tsouris, Staff writer

November 7, 2018

Filed under Opinion

During the end of my freshman year, I was convinced by a friend to join Chamblee’s Model United Nations team. As someone who was a former member of Academic Bowl in middle school and had roots in being a history nerd, I jump...

Freeze Your Brain

Maya Torres, Staff writer

October 22, 2018

Filed under Opinion

In a time in which teachers have given up actually teaching their classes, in which free time is more abundant than actual knowledge in a school setting, in which the DeKalb County School District has blocked a majority of actua...

Physics Has No Real World Application

Foster Cowan, Staff writer

October 13, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Recently, as I sat at my desk, struggling over a physics worksheet, I had a thought: why am I taking this class? I’ve never cared for science and physics in particular is just not a subject I enjoy. And then I remembered --...


Marley Brock, Editor

October 2, 2018

Filed under Opinion

This past Thursday, I admit, my attention to my teachers was a bit lacking after 10 a.m. I sat in my classes with my computer in front of me and two windows open: one containing whatever the assignment was for that period and one the...

Thanks, High School

Jordan Jones, Editor

August 1, 2018

Filed under Opinion

As the year comes to a close, it is time for me to reflect on my four lengthy years of high school. During my freshman year I lived overseas in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. So unlike most people, that year was actually the best ...