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Students build model rockets to further engineering interests

Students build model rockets to further engineering interests

October 17, 2018

On the way back from a robotics competition, Harper Rhett suggested to his friend Will Sebelik that they start a rocketry club. A month later, alongside their friend and first member, Josh Torrance, they started Vulcan Rocketry and Aviation with a goal of building a model rocket that could fly 100 feet into the air.

Author Will Walton gives insight on book with controversial topics

Author Will Walton gives insight on book with controversial topics

September 14, 2018

Decatur High School students had the opportunity to attend a presentation by author Will Walton on Friday, Aug. 31. There, he spoke on his most recent novel, “I Felt a Funeral In My Brain.”

Decatur’s custodians adapt to additions

Decatur’s custodians adapt to additions

April 20, 2018

Jamel McDonald walks into a cluttered classroom, visualizing the final product: a clean learning envi...

Teachers at Sea

Teachers at Sea

April 16, 2018

For Chelsea O'Connell-Barlow and Kevin McMahon, science is not just what they teach and the classroom is not just a place to read textbooks. Taking various real life science experiences, these teachers have an innovative outlook on teaching.

In Memory of Shykia Ward-Reese

In Memory of Shykia Ward-Reese

March 31, 2018

On March 27, over 200 Decatur students and parents gathered in the courtyard of 400 W. Trinity Place in remembrance of the life of Renfroe student, Shykia Ward-Reese, 14, who passed away early Sunday morning.

Opening doors

Opening doors

March 5, 2018

Kyleigh Brown “You know they’re going to hell don’t you?” “You know that women can’t a...

“If you want to sell it, let me tell it.”

“If you want to sell it, let me tell it.”

January 31, 2018

Just off Auburn Avenue, there’s a bright yellow bicycle outside a convenience store with a sign that says, “I went from being homeless on this street to owning a small business here. Come inside and ask me my story.”

Life Inside the “Not-So Padded Walls”

Life Inside the “Not-So Padded Walls”

November 29, 2017

Mary Lambert’s* glass was full to the brim with her newly discovered concoction, sweet tea mixed with raspberry juice.  She devoured her chicken nuggets dipped in honey mustard, sitting next to her roommate as they got to know each other. The growling stomachs, rush to get food and loud conversations were the only commonalities between her life at Ridgeview Institute, an intensive care unit in Smyrna, GA, and her life at Decatur.

Into the Open Field

Into the Open Field

November 15, 2017

Students shout her name and wave signs of support for number 32. Three quarters pass and she still isn’t in the game. She waits, the nervous smile on her face mirroring the crowd’s anticipation. Midway through the fourth quarter, Coach Felton finally calls her over. “Alright Coach, I need to know: do I just run at them?” Chloe Soto said. Knowing one week is hardly enough to learn the intricate and tough sport of football, Coach Felton tells her to do her best. Soto walks to midfield to check in for the next play. As she and fellow sophomore Jada Harris cross the white line on Decatur’s artificial turf to enter the game, the crowd roars. “It was weird because we were all on the sidelines and then when we got on the playing field, everyone went crazy,” Soto said. “But it was only a two-foot difference.” This “two-foot difference” between the field and the sideline no longer separates Soto from the team as a passive observer; instead, she becomes one of the first two girls to play for the Decatur football team. Soto lines up as a linebacker for the subsequent play. The player opposite her on the North Atlanta offensive line hears Soto’s high-pitched voice, sees the makeup on her face and stands up. After a second, he returns to his stance. “You’re a girl?”

Searching For Her Motherland

Searching For Her Motherland

November 10, 2017

Junior Eden Quam struggled to find her biological mother after being adopted from a small town in Russia. Her biological mother was potentially missing.

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