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FCC repeals net neutrality

FCC repeals net neutrality

December 15, 2017

On Dec. 14, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to repeal net neutrality. If you’ve been on Twitter within the past two weeks, you might think that this is the end of the world. Regardless, you probably still have questions.

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“Monumental Mistake”

“Monumental Mistake”

December 12, 2017

On Dec. 4, Donald Trump announced his plans to shrink the federally protected Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments by more than 50% of their original sizes.

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Political analysis: why Trump’s decision to move U.S embassy to Jerusalem is detramental to international policy

Political analysis: why Trump’s decision to move U.S embassy to Jerusalem is detramental to international policy

December 8, 2017

President Trump announced on Dec. 5 that the U.S. Embassy in Israel will move to Jerusalem. His announcement was immediately followed by frenzied cr...

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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A fusion of culture and activism

A fusion of culture and activism

November 2, 2017

On Oct. 14-15, AFROPUNK celebrated its second year in Atlanta. Dubbed the “Carnival of Consciousness,” the event is a fusion of streetwear, culture and activism. Known for its multiculturalism and diversity, AFROPUNK’s lineup consisted of  musical acts like Solange, Willow Smith, Miguel and Denzel Curry. The event had over 43 performances spanning over two days.

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Sign of the Times

Sign of the Times

November 2, 2017

Many transgender and genderqueer students don't feel safe using sex-segregated restrooms, so the Gender-Sexuality Alliance proposed an all-gender restroom that would make students' lives easier.

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Traveling for transformation

Traveling for transformation

November 1, 2017

Local students Clara McKay, Savannah Henry and Fiona Moore-Keish each traveled to a different country and volunteered there, building relationships and making change in local communities.

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Strides and strifes of a 15 year old ballerina

Strides and strifes of a 15 year old ballerina

October 30, 2017

Student pursues ballet career

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Poké Wars

Poké Wars

October 29, 2017

Within a few months of each other, two different restaurants opened within a block of each other, offering the same Hawaiian inspired food: poké. With fast, fresh food, Poké Perfect and Juicy Drop are ready to take on Decatur.

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