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The Start of Something New: Clubs and Activities

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Just Dance Club- “Despite the name, Just Dance Club is just as much for people who aren’t naturally inclined dancers. Improvement over perfection, right?” said junior Rachel Hudson. Hudson runs the new Just Dance Club alongside dance teacher and Middle School Theater Director Stephanie Simmons, who sponsors the club.  This is a low commitment club, meeting only on the specific Friday club times and having different choreography each time clubs meet. Even if dancing is not your best suit, it is worth a try because you might just have a change of heart. Hudson said, “The main purpose of the club is to give a platform for people who want to teach choreography and for people who are tired from sitting all day and want to get up and move a little.”

Juniors Rachel Hudson and Trinity Russo are practicing dance moves. Hudson.

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College Football: Who Will Come Out On Top?

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The beginning of school always brings the exciting factor of good ol’ college football. The 2017-18 football season is a fresh start for every team, and fans can look forward to the start of the season with new schedules and new rankings for their teams.

Even though it is still early in the season for all teams, already some predictions have been made for who will be in the college football playoffs. Prior to the start of the season, experts predicted: #1 Alabama over #4 Ohio State; #2 Clemson over #3 Washington. This would then leave Alabama and Clemson, with the prediction of Alabama beating Clemson in the national championship game. Last year the Tigers pulled off a 35-31 win against the University of Alabama to end their season. A potential rematch would be a fan favorite because it would take the same two teams from last year’s national championship game and stir up a rematch with the Crimson Tide coming out on top.

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Softball Begins Season: One Body With Many Parts

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The Lady Wolves have begun their season and are now in full swing. The Wesleyan softball team recently started off their season with two wins from a double header against GACS and Lovett. The scores were 5-0 against GACS and 8-7 against Lovett.

Head softball coach Mary Stephenson said, “Our overall goal is the same from season to season and that is how to learn to be a true reflection of the body of Christ… we talk a lot about being one body and many parts and being able to make sacrifices for the good of the team, so we use softball to understand how to put others above yourself.”

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Which One Will it Be: Moe’s, Chipotle, or Willy’s?

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There are three major favorites when it comes to Mexican fast food. Willy’s, Moe’s and Chipotle are a fan favorite at Wesleyan and across the United States. Green and Gold surveyed thirty students from each grade and thirty teachers with the gender count split evenly.

The freshmen preferred Moe’s, sophomores preferred Moe’s, juniors preferred Moe’s, and seniors preferred Willy’s. The faculty preferred Willy’s as well. The survey gave insight on which Mexican fast food place was each grade’s favorite, even if it was a small percentage of the class. This applied to the teachers as well with their vote and preference counting just as much as the students.

First in line is Moe’s Southwest Grill. Junior and Moe’s enthusiast Ryan Gomes said, “During the summer I usually go about four times a week and the best part about Moe’s is their salsa bar, queso and their special greeting, Welcome to Moe’s!!”

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The Unexpected Collapse of I-85

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On Mar. 30, 2017 a fire broke out underneath a bridge on I-85 in Atlanta.  As news broke out about the incident, there was sudden panic within Atlanta. This affected many people that work at Wesleyan, as well as students that attend Wesleyan. Assistant Dean of students Mary Stephenson said, “Going home now has been awful, it used to take me about 30 minutes, now it’s easily an hour”.

The incident shines light on the United States dependency on transportation. Civilians depend on cars and the roads to get them to work every day, so when one of those elements is destroyed, there becomes a major problem. Stephenson said, “Absolutely, Atlanta has always been a commuter city and Atlanta was not well planned out from the beginning.” Although MARTA is one solution to this problem, the railways don’t extend to great lengths. Stephenson said, “If we had a more extensive transit system that would help the problem but that’s not even an option, MARTA doesn’t even go to cobb county or anywhere near Wesleyan from the inner city”.

When asked about how the bridge collapse has affected the commute to and from school, sophomore Maegan Baker said, “It now takes me two hours to get home from school, but does not affect my drive to school because I leave earlier.” Keep Reading

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