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

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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

Callie Kinsinger

Callie Kinsinger, Page Editor

Callie Kinsinger, a junior at NC, joined The Chant because of her love for writing and hopes to excel through journalism as a way to gain knowledge for her future plans of working in public relations. She enjoys school because she likes to work and learn from other people. She spends most of her time at dance but makes time to read and listen to music. Not only does she listen to music, but she makes her own through playing the piano and occasionally the guitar. She always looks forward to traveling to new places and meeting new people. Kinsinger currently explores different high-level classes to find her interests so she can attend a fitting college.

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Not only do impressive movies require a well-adapted cast, but they also require a perfectly complementing musical soundtrack. As media helps advertise new artists, promoting musical soundtracks before the movie’s release can help films with their success. Whether music takes place in an important scene or plays in the end credits, the collision between the worlds of music and movies proves beneficial to both industries.

Music makes the movie

Callie Kinsinger, Editor
December 11, 2023
November 10, The Recording Academy revealed nominations for the 66th annual Grammys, bringing excitement to music fans. As music-lovers review the list of nominees, they lock in their hopes for this year’s winners. Anticipation clings onto viewers until the event, held Sunday, February 4, 2024 at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.

2024 Grammy nominations

Callie Kinsinger, Page Editor
November 15, 2023
After dressing up for an event, or even just the day, people tend to feel confident and as a result, experience a better day. Dressing in an outfit that makes people feel comfortable and confident allows them to encounter joy in their day. Whether dressing for school or work, wearing an outfit that brings self-assurance produces a better day.

Look great, feel great

Callie Kinsinger, Editor
September 7, 2023
Personalities differ depending on location, surroundings and how one wishes to present themself. The people one commonly resides with can also enable an individual to act or speak a certain way. This builds up each person uniquely, as they hold a combination of several other personalities. Quirks, catchphrases and faces made can all change depending on the norms in society or how friends and family affect them.

Nature or nurture?

Callie Kinsinger, Features Editor
May 3, 2023
Sustainable clothing apps such as Depop and Poshmark change the future of wastefulness when it comes to clothing. These apps model a thrifting-style set up in an online form. Users can buy and sell clothing, limiting the production of fast fashion and increasing the repurposing of older clothing. This allows people who no longer enjoy their closet to share it with others who may further appreciate it.

One app at a time

Callie Kinsinger, Features Editor
April 20, 2023
Readers of NC’s newspaper, The Chant, recently filed complaints to the school over lack of coverage and belated news pieces. Numerous arguments and tension in the publication office stand as the reason for this issue. After the case of a stolen lens cap, fights erupted between staff members that do not seem like they will resolve soon.

Drama in the pub office

Callie Kinsinger, Features Editor
March 31, 2023
The “Get Ready With Me” (GRWM) TikTok trend, spread on all platforms of media, showing the inside of everyone’s regular lives. These videos make new people and products popular, spreading influence to people in all communities, especially beauty viewers. The trends allow watchers to enjoy the behind-the-scenes in peoples lives and find inspiration for new adventures and creative looks.

Get Ready to talk about GRWM

Callie Kinsinger, Features Editor
January 17, 2023
Christmas presents commonly come with high prices that numerous families and friends cannot afford to spend. To prevent spending large amounts of money, people can hand-make gifts and gift heartfelt items rather than unreasonably costly presents. When spent well, money set aside for the holiday season can stretch for all the gifts one needs to buy.

The price of presents

Callie Kinsinger, Features Editor
December 9, 2022
U.S. state Senate runoff elections will occur December 6, causing a virtual learning day for Cobb County schools. Teachers will hand out assignments on the previous day, December 5 to continue the learning process the following day, even through online means. Less than two weeks of the semester remain, creating the perfect chance for students to catch up on outstanding assignments.

Virtual School Day

Callie Kinsinger, Features editor
December 5, 2022
Students feel significant pressure in regard to the questions about their future careers,  bringing an uncertain path. This feeling harms their ways of thinking, although it ends up not being as important as people perceive it. As life continues, students come to the realization they do not need to make a permanent decision at a young age, and they can explore their interests after high school and through college.

The pressures of planning ahead

Callie Kinsinger, Features Editor
November 30, 2022
Pop star Taylor Swift stuns her listeners with each surprise she gives away, keeping fans on their toes. She continues to release music that breaks records and Swifties’ hearts, creating a stronger community with each release. Swift builds her music career with a plan and constantly drops hints about new music for the loyal fans who follow her

Taylor Swift: “Midnights”

Callie Kinsinger, Features Editor
October 26, 2022
NC homecoming became an event for numerous to look forward to. Before the dance, students met to take group pictures and have meals. Popular places to take pictures included downtown Kennesaw and downtown Acworth. Students enjoyed posting looking their best prior to the dance as they felt confident in the way they looked on social media.

NC 2022 Homecoming

Callie Kinsinger, Features Editor
October 20, 2022
Sweet 16 themes commonly include nighttime in a famous city and a fancy setting such as a ball and slumber parties. The decoration and attendance attire varies depending on each theme and what the planner desires. Featuring a variety of games and food allows all guests satisfaction and an enjoyable time.

The sweetest birthday

Callie Kinsinger, Features Editor
October 4, 2022
Makeup serves as an intricate, time-passing activity that can occupy both makeup artists and amateurs who create their own makeup looks. It involves a high level of artistry and creativity, resulting in detailed creations. Skilled makeup artists put intense passion into their work and take pride in their work, giving them confidence.

The lipstick effect

Callie Kinsinger, Features Editor
September 23, 2022
Sleep revitalizes the body so it can perform day-to-day tasks at an efficient level. When one does sleep enough, the body falls into a mode of sleep deprivation. This can become unhealthy for anyone suffering from the effects of sleep deprivation. “When I was sleep deprived, it felt like I was half asleep all throughout the day but when I got home it was hard to sleep. I wouldn’t do it again because it was really draining physically and mentally,” sophomore Shay Potts said.

The importance of balanced sleep

Callie Kinsinger, Features Editor
August 29, 2022
Along with traditional practices of zen, other crafts and activities can give a person peace. Sand gardens and hobbies such as painting also bring waves of serenity and calmness. Taking ones mind off of stressful situations and negative thoughts can return the feeling of living in the moment.

The truths of zen

Callie Kinsinger, Features Editor
August 25, 2022
Pigs and Peaches, downtown Kennesaw’s annual BBQ festival, allows the community to come together and celebrate the blooming town. Music, food, performances and trinkets connect family and friends year after year. The weekend-long event brings in people from all over the city to taste local BBQ and enjoy a fun weekend.

Pigs and Peaches BBQ Festival

Callie Kinsinger, Features Editor
August 23, 2022
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