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Omicron Team Breaks Record with Over 100 Volunteers

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Service could not be exemplified better than by the Wesleyan Omicron Service Society. Omicron is an after-school activity where many Wesleyan high school students volunteer to serve the Peachtree Corners community. While they go to many different locations, they mainly focus on tutoring younger children and spending time with the elderly. Members of the team, including sophomore Elizabeth Schneider, think of Omicron as an “enriching opportunity to serve others.” It gives students the opportunity to reach out and improve not only the children’s lives, but also the future of Peachtree Corners. Keep Reading

The Alienation of Area 51

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The date was set and plans were made; all of humanity wanted to know what was in Area 51: aliens? nuclear bombs? The Hulk? As it turns out, the world will never know. Three million citizens agreed to attend via a Facebook post titled “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us” to raid Area 51 on Sept. 20, in the wee hours of the night. Sounds logical… right? Well, at least 3 million other Americans thought it was a great idea.

The solemnity of the event was nonexistent, and many people thought it was just another good laugh. Sophomore Gray Bradach said, “I think it’s hysterical! It’s more of a joke, and less serious.” Eighth grader Reagan Maxwell agreed and thought that the raid was “kind of funny, but mostly it was just foolish.”  This was the consensus for most students; it was never meant to be a serious protest. Nonetheless, the Internet was blowing up with opinions, jokes and memes. Everyone was sitting on the edge of their seat waiting to see what was going to happen. Bradach was even getting pumped for the raid, “I didn’t sign up… but I clicked interested [in attending the event].” Keep Reading

Lady Wolves Hit Off Season

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The Lady Wolves’ softball team has started off the year undefeated. They have risen to the top and are determined to stay there. They just can’t be beat and are preparing every day to return to Columbus again for gold. They have a new Junior Varsity team as well as their 2017- 2018 state championship winning Varsity team.

When asked about the exciting addition, head coach Mary Stephenson said, “I love it, it’s fantastic! I think it’s great for our program, and I am very proud of it. It’s good to provide developmental opportunities for players at different places with their experience level. I also believe that it helps support the long-term future of our team.” Keep Reading

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