The award-winning voice of North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, Georgia.

The Chant

The award-winning voice of North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, Georgia.

The Chant

The award-winning voice of North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, Georgia.

The Chant

Ashu Ebot-Tabi

Ashu Ebot-Tabi, Copy Editor

Ashu Ebot-Tabi is a senior at North Cobb, & is enrolled in the Magnet program; this year marks his 4th semester in North Cobb. His passions include comic book related media (no preference between Marvel & DC), video games (mainly The Legend of Zelda, Super Smash Bros., Mega Man, Super Mario Bros., & Sonic the Hedgehog), watching TV, & reading. He hopes to attend UGA to become either an entertainment journalist or creative director for a video game studio, with his dream job being Creative Director at Marvel Games.

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Anxiety among children, & those of high school age specifically, has become a major epidemic in recent years. According to a February 2019 Pew study, 70% of American teenagers consider it (along with depression) a major problem in their communities, an issue compounded among higher achievers. To remedy this, the school district will be showing a short film titled Angst this Wednesday night from 6 to 8 p.m; afterwards, a panel will take place to further educate attendees on mental health. For more information, visit this website.

Anxiety strikes again

Ashu Ebot-Tabi, Co-Copy Editor
February 24, 2020
The yearly Groundhogs’ Day ceremony took place this past Sunday the 2nd in Punxsutawney, Philadelphia; with Punxsutawney Phil managing to see his shadow this year, expect to see an early spring this year, as evidenced by the shining sun and high temperatures today.

Early spring

Ashu Ebot-Tabi, Co-Copy Editor
February 3, 2020
Crates full of various clothing related to graduation lies in several crates in the main cafeteria. Representatives from Herff Jones came to NC today to remind seniors to place their orders for all caps, gowns, and tassels; students can also visit their website to place their orders anytime.

Graduation time

Ashu Ebot-Tabi, Co-Copy Editor
December 16, 2019
A variety of military-based decorations across NC; from left to right, clockwise: a military wreath of flowers, a board showcasing the names and ranks of servicemen related to NC staff, a folded flag and plaque honoring those who gave up their lives in the service of the nation, and a row of flags planted in front of the school. This Veterans Day, NJROTC members presented their colors for all to see, carrying on this decades long tradition.

Veterans Day

Ashu Ebot-Tabi, Co-Copy Editor
November 11, 2019
A local NC student diligently takes an English test, carrying on the school’s tradition of academic excellence. Recently, the 2019 College & Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) came out for NC. Overall, a 4.8% increase from the score last year presented itself, rising from 79.8 to 84.6. The school also saw notable gains in all 5 of the platform’s components: more specifically, AP Course Completion grew by 6.2%, Literacy scores rose up 4.1%, and Pathway Completion increased by 5.1%.

NC tests increase

Ashu Ebot-Tabi, Co-Copy Editor
October 28, 2019
Those in Mrs. Krupiczewicz’s Master Orchestra class, Mrs. Jenna Essenburg’s AP Seminar class, and working in the counseling office (from left to right, in order) go about their daily business, seemingly unaffected by the recent break. The September break, which lasted from the 21 to 29, serves as the first major one in the year: students partake in a variety of activities during this time to unwind, chief among them the Georgia State Fair, which commenced this past Friday and October 6th.

NC comes back from break

Ashu Ebot-Tabi, Co-Copy Editor
September 30, 2019
Senior Chandler Quaile eagerly fills out a sheet of paper in the freshman academy, hoping to end up the lucky winner. Sponsored by the Chant and promoted here by senior staffers Haley Kish and Nia-Simone Sherwood (not pictured), this event sees students attempt to guess the number of M&M’s within the jar pictured above: those who guess correctly will win a wristband ticket for the upcoming Music Midtown. The competition starts Monday, September 9, and ends this Wednesday, September 11.

Music Midtown guessing game

Ashu Ebot-Tabi, Co-Copy Editor
September 9, 2019
A sign outside Assistant Principal Stephenson’s office lies undisturbed, displaying the days left in the school year; as shown, today marks the final day for seniors. The Class of 2019 celebrated their achievements with more than just a sign, though: the Senior Walk, held for the first time this year, saw the class walk across the halls cheered on by sophomores and juniors.

4 Days ’til summer

Ashu Ebot-Tabi, Reporter, Photgorapher
May 17, 2019
The NC Band and Orchestra practices one last time before the Orchestra’s Spring Concert tonight; during this practice session, the two groups allowed the Special Education classes to practice on their own instrument. Though the two groups playing together may seem like a recipe for disorganization, they actually worked well together. This chemistry plays a large role in the success of tonight, as while the event itself may not deviate from the norm of their concerts, an additional player in their group must fit in with the group.
	“This concert is the final concert during the spring for the orchestra, and our full program is orchestra and band playing together. And it has every instrument: all the strings, all the winds, all the percussion. We’re playing a pretty normal program, so 15-20 minutes, and we’ll also be playing with United Sound”, sophomore Patrick Dill said.

Orchestra’s last hurrah!

Ashu Ebot-Tabi, Photographer and Reporter
May 7, 2019
Shrek’s hut, used for the NC Theatre Department’s upcoming performance of Shrek The Musical, lays in the back of the stage. As the main set for the play, the majority of the student performers will play out their roles around this locale. First performed in 2008, seven years after the animated movie released, Shrek The Musical retells the events of the film (and the 1990 book it adapts), but with additional backstory for Shrek and Fiona. The NC production will essentially serve as a retelling of the original, with no notable difference.

Shrek sighting at NC!

Ashu Ebot-Tabi, Photographer and Reporter
April 19, 2019
A hired technician replaced the normal lights in the panel, located under the courtyard hallway, with a new LED bulb. Known as Corn Cob LEDs, this version of the eco-friendly bulb gains its name from a resemblance to the eponymous vegetable. A recent creation in clean energy, benefits of these bulbs include longer lifespans and comparable energy output relative to tradition luminescent bulbs.

Let there be light!

Ashu Ebot-Tabi, Reporter, Photographer
March 15, 2019
Outside NC, the sky sits in a grey, sallow state. This Friday marks the 5th day in a row that the weather remained in gloomy, with the constant downpour of rain serving as another marker of consistency; it seems like the trend will continue on for at least one more day, as weather predictions list a 100 percent chance of precipitation for Sunday. This gloomy atmosphere seems like it found a way within the school walls, as the often colorful school halls now look far less lively.

Where are you, sun?

Ashu Ebot-Tabi, Reporter, Photographer
March 1, 2019
Eighth-grade students from Barber Middle School sit in the Performing Arts Center, listening intently while Principal Moody and Assistant Principal Williams deliver a speech about what to expect as high schoolers. The students also came for a tour of the school (hosted by TC), so as to help them better acclimate to their soon-to-be school; another set of kids from Barber came on Thursday, with their tour mostly taking them through the science and social studies halls.

NC welcomes and prepares rising freshmen

Ashu Ebot-Tabi, Reporter, Photographer
February 8, 2019
Created by the NC Relay for Life (R4L) club, this banner lists the name of those in the Acworth-Kennesaw community, as well as NC as a whole, who survived their own bouts with breast cancer. It reads “Win the Fight!,” in reference to their goal to both eradicate cancer and improves the lives of those affected by it.

Pink ribbon support

Ashu Ebot-Tabi, Reporter
January 17, 2019
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