• Mrs. Barber: An Inspiration

    Mrs. Barber: An Inspiration

    Robyn Clarke, Editor

    May 26, 2017

    On May 2nd, Northgate Literature teacher Susan Barber was named Coweta County Teacher of the Year. The award was voted on by teachers of each school in Coweta County, and from there, each candidate submitted an essay and was interviewed by a select panel of educators. The panel selected their top three finalists for the award, and Mrs. Barber was dete...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Finsta: Taking the World by Storm

    Finsta: Taking the World by Storm

    Brenia Hopkins, Co-editor

    April 11, 2017

    Something new comes about on social media everyday; social media’s newest trend is called: Finsta. Finsta is short for “fake Instagram,” and so many teens have it, but finsta is not an app or social media site. Finsta is a secondary account on Instagram that teens are using to express other emotions, secrets, or ideas that cannot be expressed ...

  • Undeserving Fame?

    Undeserving Fame?

    Morgan Kieffer, Staff Writer

    April 10, 2017

    Since her appearance on “Dr. Phil” on September 14, 2016, Danielle Bregoli has become an internet sensation best known for her famous ‘cashphrase’, “Cash me ousside how bout dah.” Months after the original air date for the episode of “Dr. Phil”, viewers began creating memes, a humorous image or piece of text, that soon went viral. Her...

Expansion Team Atlanta United Takes MLS by Storm

Expansion Team Atlanta United Takes MLS by Storm

Ashfiq Islam, Staff Writer

From high quality players to the number of goals scored, Atlanta United, the newest MLS team, truly shows what being a successful team means. Their league rank shows what they have accomplished. Atlanta...

August 22, 2017

No Cops Allowed!

No Cops Allowed!

Cameron Williams, Staff Writer

Jim Chambers, owner of EVA Barbell Club, is making waves with a new policy to ban active military and police officers from his fitness center; his reason for the ban is that his gym is host to many mi...

August 17, 2017

Go Vikings, Go!

Go Vikings, Go!

Kelly Lieshear and Ansley Berry

The Northgate Vikings are gearing up and getting ready to tackle their way into the new season. On Friday August 11th, the Vikings traveled to Marietta for their pre-season scrimmage, where they fell shor...

August 17, 2017

Homecoming 2017

Homecoming 2017

Student Life

NGHS homecoming will be September 18 - September 22. This year's theme is "Blast from the Past", which will highlight the 1920s, 1950s, 1970s, and 1990s.     ...

August 11, 2017

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

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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 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

Karrington Garrett
Karrington Garrett

Staff Writer

Karrington Laura Garrett is a junior at NGHS. She is an avid Korean Entertainment fan and a hopeless romantic. She mainly writes scripts and narratives and would like to be a screenwriter when she's ol...

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Bella Trimmer
Bella Trimmer

Staff Writer

Sophomore Bella Trimmer is a staff writer for The Crimson Times in her second year of journalism. She spends most of her time reading and writing. She aspires to make straight A’s all throughout school and...

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Maggee Chang
Maggee Chang

Staff Writer

Maggee Chang is a junior at NGHS, starting her first year at the Crimson Times. Writing has always been a hobby she has found limitless and convenient (Instagram captions have never been a problem.) Spare...

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Hailee Attaway
Hailee Attaway

Staff Writer

Hailee Attaway is a sophomore at NGHS. Her passions include writing and reading. Her dreams for the  future are to enroll into Mercer University, and pursue  a career as a counselor. You will more than l...

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Claire Wathen
Claire Wathen

Staff Writer

Claire Wathen is a freshman at NGHS. She enjoys reading, singing, running Cross Country, and spending time with friends and family. Claire loves sandwiches and her favorite color is lavender. She dreams a...

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Dylan DeLucia
Dylan DeLucia

Staff Writer

Dylan DeLucia is a senior at NGHS and DID actually sign up for this class. He has a total of 5 friends one being his car, a great music taste, and am a GOD at CSGO. You should expect literary gold eve...

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Expansion Team Atlanta United Takes MLS by Storm

Expansion Team Atlanta United Takes MLS by Storm

Ashfiq Islam, Staff Writer

From high quality players to the number of goals scored, Atlanta United, the newest MLS team, truly shows what being a succes...

August 22, 2017

Go Vikings, Go!

Go Vikings, Go!

Kelly Lieshear and Ansley Berry

The Northgate Vikings are gearing up and getting ready to tackle their way into the new season. On Friday August 11th, the Viki...

August 17, 2017

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

Hamilton’s Legacy Honored

Hamilton’s Legacy Honored

Robyn Clarke and Ansley Berry

Last month, Northgate’s baseball field was dedicated to former coach Greg Hamilton, because, in addition to starting Northga...

March 23, 2017

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