• Musical Mutations

    Musical Mutations

    Cameron Williams, staff writer

    May 18, 2017

    Music is a wonderful, wholly human thing; music changes as we change, and music can be entirely disparate, or deviously subtle. The changes exist between albums, bands, and locale. Often musicians bring very personalized sounds that they have contributed to bands in the past. Musicians also tend to draw inspiration from groups that they adored while t...

  • Pepsi’s Costly PR Blunder

    Pepsi’s Costly PR Blunder

    Chris Gaydon, staff writer

    May 11, 2017

    Pepsi is one of the most recognizable brands in the world, and for good reason. Refreshing Pepsi products are sold all around the world and anyone you ask is likely to know the famous cola brand. Pepsi’s most recent commercial, however, has made them even more famous for reasons that are less than desirable.    This latest video advertisement, whic...

  • Tim Tebow Continues to Inspire With His Latest Book, Shaken

    Tim Tebow Continues to Inspire With His Latest Book, Shaken

    Robyn Clarke, Editor

    May 3, 2017

    Note: Teachers have often told me not to refer to an author by his first name. I have been blessed, however, to meet and get to know Tim, which is why this book is very special to me, so forgive me for breaking a cardinal rule of formal writing: the author of Shaken is known as Tim to me. In his latest book, Shaken: Discovering Your Identity in the Midst of Lif...

  • 9 to 5 the Musical; Coming to Life on Stage

    9 to 5 the Musical; Coming to Life on Stage

    Kate Wisenbaker, Co-Associate editor

    May 2, 2017

      Northgate High School recently put on a production of 9 to 5. The musical 9 to 5, which describes the lives of three women who endure a “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot” for a boss (which happens to be dialog taken from the original cinematic production of 9 to 5). They quickly devise a plan to enact justice, and soon the...

  • Tale as Old as Time Retold

    Tale as Old as Time Retold

    Anna Davis, Co-Associate editor

    May 2, 2017

    This March, a new movie was added to the already extensive Disney vault, Beauty and the Beast. I know what you are thinking; Beauty and the Beast came out years ago. I am not talking about the animated version that wore out our VCRs; I am talking about an even better version of the “Tale as Old as Time.” The new live-action adaptation, directed b...

  • Like, a Totally Radical Comeback

    Like, a Totally Radical Comeback

    Marissa Shanko, Associate Editor

    April 24, 2017

    Bright, colorful legs decorate the halls of Northgate High School as many of the students follow the crazy legging fad, bringing back whimsical trends of the 80s. These leggings have been seen in neon colors, tie dye, and decorated with abstract shapes. Jane Fonda made bold legwear look good in 1982, with the release of her famous workout video. Wh...

  • Make the World a Better Place

    Make the World a Better Place

    Rachel Ashton, Co-Associate editor

    April 20, 2017

    The Earth is a wondrous place full of natural beauty and magnificence. What happens when our planet’s most wonderful features are not given the proper care? Well, pollution is a major problem for society as a whole. Nuclear waste is being dumped into rivers, smog fills the air, and trash litters the streets. Something has to change and people need t...

  • Northgate Sweeps the County-Level Young Georgia Authors Contest

    Northgate Sweeps the County-Level Young Georgia Authors Contest

    Bella Trimmer, Staff Writer

    April 20, 2017

    While the winners at the state level have not been released yet, county level winners for the Young Georgia Authors Competition have been disclosed. Public school students in grades K-12 all throughout the state entered their writings, but only one winner will be chosen per grade level. Unlike many other writing contests, the Young Georgia Authors compe...

  • Upcoming Trends of 2017

    Upcoming Trends of 2017

    Fionna Magee, Staff Writer

    April 12, 2017

    Everybody wants to be caught up on the latest fashion trends. Fashionistas want to wear what’s fashionable from 2017, not 2016 because that’s so last year. Individuals usually look to New York Fashion Week to figure out what the trends of the year will be. This year’s New York Fashion Week began on February 9th and lasted until February 16th....

  • Crocs vs. Chacos

    Crocs vs. Chacos

    Sarah McPhillips, Co- Associate editor

    April 11, 2017

    Recently on Northgate’s campus, students can be seen donning Crocs or Chacos. This new shoe trend can be found donned by many students, and even some adults.  Many say chacos are worth the $100 and others say that crocs are better and only $40.  In my opinion, I like my crocs better. They are more comfortable, but some chaco enthusiasts wear thei...

Terrorist Attacks Becoming Mundane?

Terrorist Attacks Becoming Mundane?

Fiona Magee, staff writer

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017 there was a terrorist attack in London, England.   Photo courtesy of CNN. Five people were killed and at least twenty-eight people injured and six still in critical ...

May 18, 2017

The End of an Era

The End of an Era

Hiram Brambila, Co-Associate Editor

Since March 30, 2017, people passing the demolished Chick-Fil-A Dwarf House in Newnan, GA have felt a sense of nostalgia for simple, sit-down family dinners. Others, however, are looking forward to an updat...

May 18, 2017

Pregnant Duo Become Youtube Famous

Pregnant Duo Become Youtube Famous

Sarah McPhillips, Co-Associate Editor

An average giraffe is pregnant for about fourteen to fifteen months, but in April’s case it’s going on sixteen months. April is a giraffe at the Animal Adventure Park located in Harpursville, New Yo...

May 17, 2017

New Legoland Bungalows

New Legoland Bungalows

Morgan Kieffer, staff writer

Legoland Florida's recent demand has given the park the need to extend its hotel accommodations by building the newest extension of the Lego family called the Legoland Beach Retreat. This new resort is loc...

May 17, 2017

Can We Soon Be Living in Outer Space?

Can We Soon Be Living in Outer Space?

Mary Richardson, staff writer

On October 27, 1997, the Titan IV took off with the Cassini orbiter. Twenty years later, Cassini discovered life could be sustained somewhere else in our Solar System one day. Averaging at around -330°...

May 15, 2017

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Tim Tebow Continues to Inspire With His Latest Book, Shaken

Tim Tebow Continues to Inspire With His Latest Book, Shaken

Robyn Clarke, Editor

Note: Teachers have often told me not to refer to an author by his first name. I have been blessed, however, to meet and get to know Tim, which is why this book is very specia...

May 3, 2017

Northgate Sweeps the County-Level Young Georgia Authors Contest

Northgate Sweeps the County-Level Young Georgia Authors Contest

Bella Trimmer, Staff Writer

While the winners at the state level have not been released yet, county level winners for the Young Georgia Authors Competition have been disclosed. Public school students in grade...

April 20, 2017

The Young Georgia Authors Contest

The Young Georgia Authors Contest

Chris Gaydon, Staff Writer

The Young Georgia Authors Contest (YGA) is a writing competition designed to help writers of all ages express and exercise their passion for and skill in writing, and to ce...

April 10, 2017

The Process Behind Banning Books

The Process Behind Banning Books

Kate Wisenbaker, Co- Associate editor

Why are books banned? Is it for use of inappropriate language or maybe for inappropriate sexual scenes? Or maybe the book in question is not appropriate for a high school r...

April 10, 2017

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Staff Profile

Morgan Kieffer
Morgan Kieffer

staff writer

Freshman Morgan Kieffer currently plays JV Soccer for Northgate. She enjoys handwriting stories as much as typing them stating that Journalism is “the best fit for me.” When she’s not on the field, ...

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Robyn Clarke
Robyn Clarke

Editor

Robyn Clarke is a junior at Northgate High School, and she is excited to be an editor for the Crimson Times this year. Her dream is to attend the University of Florida after graduation, so she spends much of her time ...

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Justyce Clanton

Senior Editor

Justyce Clanton has served in a leadership position for Journalism over the past two years. As she approaches her senior year, Justyce is serving as the Senior Editor for the first semester journalism c...

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Mary Richardson, staff writer
Mary Richardson

staff writer

Freshman Mary Richardson is a staff writer for the Crimson Times. She enjoys playing with children and surfing in the summer. She loves singing and listening to country music. She hopes to attend Georg...

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Marissa Shanko
Marissa Shanko

Associate Editor

Marissa Shanko is a sophomore in her second year of Journalism. Her school life is her main priority, but she also enjoys playing lacrosse, painting, and hanging out with friends. She likes to maintain ...

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Anna Davis, Co-Associate Editor
Anna Davis

Co-Associate Editor

Anna Davis is a freshman who is new to the journalism staff. She is on the varsity volleyball team for Northgate and routinely travels to Florida and California to compete in national beach volleyball to...

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Grand Slam at SunTrust Park

Grand Slam at SunTrust Park

Ansley Berry, Associate Editor

The Atlanta Braves ended their 2016 season with many wins, memories, and accomplishments; now it’s time for them to move on...

May 12, 2017

Northgate Tennis Team is Making History

Northgate Tennis Team is Making History

Alexa Wilder, Associate Editor

The Northgate Tennis Teams are swinging their way to the top!  The girls and boys Northgate teams both qualified for Region. The ...

May 11, 2017

Madness in March

Madness in March

Hiram Brambila, staff writer

On April 3, 2017, ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) powerhouse, the North Carolina Tar Heels won the March Madness tournament. T...

May 3, 2017

Bald Baseball Players

Bald Baseball Players

Hiram Brambila, Staff Writer

Northgate Varsity baseball players are not quite certain when the varsity tradition started, but they know what it means. Most a...

April 12, 2017

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