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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.

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?”

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Sign language speaking orangutan dies at Zoo Atlanta

Sign language speaking orangutan dies at Zoo Atlanta

October 25, 2017

Chantek the orangutan passed away on Aug. 7 at Zoo Atlanta after battling heart disease for months. Because of his human upbringing in the suburban south and his ability to speak fluent sign language, Chantek has become known across the world.

Fall 2017 Bulldog Update

Fall 2017 Bulldog Update

October 22, 2017

The Sports Editors give you an inside look on the newest developments with fall sports.

Creating their own labels

October 20, 2017

In the crowded halls of Decatur, students sport the newest Adidas shoes, designer jeans and Polo Shirts. The labels on junior Devon Elliott though, don't display name brands from outlet malls or boutiques. They are all created by him

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