The Blue & Gold

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

Iris Tsouris, Editor

November 7, 2018

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...

Halloween Candy: Do’s and Don’ts

Matthew Welsh, Staff writer

October 30, 2018

  The Elite: Kit Kat Not only does this candy headline the top of this list, but it is by far the best candy money can buy. A perfect balance between rich and flaky, a Kit Kat is the simple answer to any sweet c...

Fright Night Delights

Fright Night Delights

October 26, 2018

The Hidden Poetry of Google Translate

Ethan Rotnem, Editor-in-chief

October 23, 2018

Most people might think that Google Translate has only one usage: to translate phrases from one language to another. And while that is arguably its most important function, there lies inside a more clandestine usage, one which ha...

Freeze Your Brain

Maya Torres, Staff writer

October 22, 2018

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...

8tracks is the Unsung Hero of Social Listening

Alice Bai, Editor-in-chief

October 17, 2018

Long gone are the days of having to download thousands of songs onto an iPod touch in order to listen to them. The new age of music lies in streaming: Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon. For a monthly fee, we can listen to w...

Physics Has No Real World Application

Foster Cowan, Editor

October 13, 2018

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

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...

Math: “The Poetry of Ideas”

Catherine Cossaboom, Staff writer

October 1, 2018

When most people think of math, they think of drudgery, or they dredge up old memories of anxiety over math tests. So much of our media shows math as an enemy we should all unite against - with people screaming or babies cryi...