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Faculty Flashback: High School Edition

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High school is a bittersweet time to remember, especially for our high school faculty. During your high school years, you experience some of the best and the most embarrassing memories. Some of our high school faculty shared memories from their high school years, as well as giving advice to current high schoolers.

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Atlanta United Explodes in Popularity and Victories

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Long overdue for a professional soccer franchise, Atlanta has served as the perfect location for Major League Soccer’s newest expansion club. ESPN Football Club’s Taylor Twellman said, “Atlanta United has single handedly given everyone a look of what Major League Soccer should look like. Stadium? Home Run. Coaching? Home Run. Every single week I look at the schedule and say who is Atlanta United playing because I want to watch them.”

United opened the season in Bobby Dodd stadium, where 55,297 fans attended their first home game. Even though they suffered a 1-2 loss to the New York Red Bulls, they sent a strong message to the league that they would be playoff contenders in their inaugural season. After a delay in construction of the retractable roof pushed back their opener at the new Mercedes Benz-Stadium, FC Dallas played Atlanta United on Sep. 10 in the first ever MLS match at the new stadium. A Leandro Gonzalez goal in the 14th minute got the match underway, and goals from Josef Martínez and Greg Garza sealed a 3-0 victory.

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