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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.

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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?”

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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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From Anime to Acclaim

From Anime to Acclaim

October 22, 2017

Aspiring artist Maria Levin is only 12 years old, but her work is already featured in the High Museum of Art.

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The American experience

The American experience

October 16, 2017

For most teenagers around the world, fall is the start of a new school year and full of long, boring months of homework and testing. This is not the case for 17 year old Peter Reutlinger, from Egnach, Switzerland.

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Sophomore creates distinct musical image in a family full of talent

Sophomore creates distinct musical image in a family full of talent

September 14, 2017

The Nolans have always been a musical family. At just 5 years old, current sophomore Joliana Nolan first discovered her interest in this form of expression. From family jam sessions with her siblings and dad to playing on stage for an audience, Nolan found that music came easy.

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Junior enters the music scene with single: “On Your Own”

Junior enters the music scene with single: “On Your Own”

August 9, 2017

Sophomore enters the music scene with single: “On Your Own”Sophia DeLucaUPDATED Aug. 9 Andi Ke...

Kate Immergluck commits to play lacrosse at Pomona College

Kate Immergluck commits to play lacrosse at Pomona College

April 10, 2017

Kate Immergluck wasn’t drawn to lacrosse immediately. Now, she stars on Decatur’s girls’ lacrosse team.

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Seniors Speak: Redefining Pink

Seniors Speak: Redefining Pink

March 24, 2017

I love pink, blue, purple and some shades of red and orange. Despite my inability to commit to just one, never again will I shame a beautiful color for what humans have cast upon it.

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Expect the unexpected

Expect the unexpected

December 16, 2016

Growing up in small town Alabama, Dan Whisenhunt never imagined his project would become a trusted source for local news.

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