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  • Life as a twin: Palaian’s inside perspective
  • Life as a twin: Tischer’s inside perspective
  • Referee Boone stays close to the game
  • Alumni Profile: Faye Webster
  • Annual Pride Festival expected to draw thousands for parade and performances
  • Life as a twin: Palaian’s inside perspective
    LIFESTYLE

    Life as a twin: Palaian’s inside perspective

    Kaitlin Palaian, Associate Managing Editor, Sports

    October 15, 2018

    I wake up and he is there. I go to school and he is there, I get home he is there. 24/7 has never had a more literal meaning than when it comes to being a twin. Don’t get me wrong; I love my brother Jack. Our two opposite personalities complement each other, but having to see one person every day can be h...

    TWINNING: Jack and Kaitlin Palaian display their twin bond at Music Midtown this past September.

    Elias Podber

  • Life as a twin: Tischer’s inside perspective
    LIFESTYLE

    Life as a twin: Tischer’s inside perspective

    Anna Tischer, Online Managing Editor

    October 15, 2018

    “Who’s older?” is the first thing people ask when they find out Alex and I are twins. I always say I’m a minute older, and then Alex proceeds to say, “it’s because I kicked her out of the womb to make sure it was safe to come out.” Having a twin certainly has its ups and downs, but it means I ha...

    TWINNING IS WINNING: Anna and Alex Tischer eat dinner at their favorite Italian restaurant in New York, Trattoria Dell'Arte.

    Courtesy of Steve Tischer

  • Referee Boone stays close to the game
    SPORTS

    Referee Boone stays close to the game

    Josh Wolfe

    October 11, 2018

    At a high school football game, excited fans turn their attention to the game’s action and the player with the ball. However, referees like Dave Boone closely watch more than just what excites fans. “There is something going on in every play, so I’m constantly monitoring stuff,” Boone said. Ent...

    STANDING PROUD: From left to right is Kenny Grigsby, Jonathan Carter, Henrietta Powell, Harlan Johnson, Ben Cole, David Boone and Kevin Sutton. Boone s entering his ninth year as a referee

    Courtesy of David Boone

  • Alumni Profile: Faye Webster
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    Alumni Profile: Faye Webster

    Kamryn Harty, Online Comment Section Editor

    October 10, 2018

    A 2015 graduate, alumna Faye Webster, 21, has already signed to two record labels, has been touring internationally, and has gotten the opportunity to photograph celebrities such as rappers Offset of Migos and Lil Yachty. She’s also participated in a Nike ad campaign. Looking back on her high school career, she ...

    Webster poses for a self portrait. She says she loves experimenting with textures and patterns in her photography.

    Faye Webster

  • Annual Pride Festival expected to draw thousands for parade and performances
    LIFESTYLE

    Annual Pride Festival expected to draw thousands for parade and performances

    Royce Mann, Writer

    October 8, 2018

    The 48th annual Atlanta Pride Festival is set to take place Oct. 12-15 in Piedmont Park and the surrounding Midtown area.   Atlanta Pride started in 1970 as a small march through Downtown Atlanta to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a series of demonstrations led by the LGBTQ co...

    Planned Parenthood activists walk in the 2017 Atlanta Pride Parade alongside a marcher dressed in a dinosaur costume. The annual parade is a festive event with attendees often wearing bright colors, dressing in costumes and showing their pride with rainbow accessories.

    Tamara Stevens

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AP music theory, an advanced placement class deemed one of the hardest by  teacher, Kevin Hill, has been brought back this school year, and its popularity...

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The Food and Drug Administration last month issued an ultimatum for five major e-cigarette companies mandating they come up with a solution to rampant...

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Life as a twin: Palaian’s inside perspective

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October 15, 2018

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A Difference of Opinion

In "Difference of Opinion" Episode 1, Sept. 6, 2018, Southerner comment editor Josh Wolfe and writer Joe Earles debate the merits and drawbacks of Atlanta Public Schools' change to its school calendar to push the start of school back in August. The school board approved a later start date at its September meeting.

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