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

Erinn Gardner

Erinn Gardner, Editor in Chief

Erinn Gardner, a Magnet senior at NC, joined The Chant due to her overwhelming passion for writing and exhibiting creativity. Inevitably, school is a great stress producer, but the newspaper is her escape. In addition to writing, Gardner thoroughly enjoys painting, creative projects and traveling. She also practically resides at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, where she graciously volunteers every weekend. 

As Gardner concludes her highschool years, she eagerly prepares for adulthood. She wishes to attend Spelman College and eventually pursue screenwriting. Although she genuinely does enjoy journalistic writing, she loves the imaginative aspect of writing scripts for films and commercials. She intends on living life to the fullest and making this a reality with the support of her friends and family.


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After five months of anxiously awaiting the University of Georgia’s (UGA) acceptance decision, magnet senior Annisha Brown could finally lift a weight off of her shoulder once the distinguished university admitted her. Her outstanding academic achievement and impressive resume grabbed the attention of UGA’s selective admission staff. Not only did this stand as a colossal accomplishment for Brown, but also garnered admiration from her friends and family who held the privilege of standing alongside her through her journey.

Miss North Cobb commits to UGA

Erinn Gardner, Editor in Chief
March 24, 2023
With time dwindling until graduation, seniors tend to suffer from horrendous cases of senioritis. This entails students losing motivation to pay attention, participate in school events and complete basic tasks. However, mechanisms to maintain the minimal amounts of ambition they do possess certainly exist.

Cures to senioritis

Erinn Gardner, Editor in Chief
January 22, 2023
Nationally recognized as a holiday, MLK day serves to honor and respect Martin Luther King as a leader and overall person. While the world receives the day off, they should use it as a day to involve themselves in their community and make it a better place. These acts of service not only aid the community, but they certainly commemorate King and his impact on the world that everyone knows and loves.

MLK Day celebrated worldwide

Erinn Gardner, Editor in Chief
January 16, 2023
Black mothers continue to die at alarmingly high rates after giving birth. A number of factors contribute to this high mortality rate, such as health inequities, experiments on Black women and the lack of respect from medical professionals shown toward Black women. Studies reveal the mortality rates of these women, but the world refuses to acknowledge the problem and address this issue.

Black women bear the brunt of birth

Erinn Gardner, Editor in Chief
December 1, 2022
Consistently frowned upon in society, tattoos allow people to express themselves in unimaginable ways. Traditionally, companies do not hire employees with tattoo sleeves, as employees acknowledge them as unprofessional. Fortunately, newer generations continue to loosen this taboo ideology and embrace their style, as well as allow others to.

Tattoos make a mark on employment

Erinn Gardner, Editor in Chief
October 23, 2022
With over 40 chapters nationwide, Becca’s Closet aims to provide underprivileged girls with prom and homecoming dresses donated by the community. Because these school events serve as highly attended ones, girls deserve to feel special and wanted. NC’s Becca’s Closet chapter recently made a comeback after four years of absence and will do so stronger than ever.

Becca’s Closet brings style to NC

Erinn Gardner, Editor in Chief
September 19, 2022
On September 1, the Brain Food club kicked off its first meeting of the 2022-2023 school year. This inclusive club allows NC students to gather once a month to discuss neuroscience and psychology, and to learn about them in a fun and engaging way. As the year progresses, the club hopes to increase its attendance rate and allow it to flourish.

NC’s Brain Food makes a comeback

Erinn Gardner, Editor in Chief
September 2, 2022
NC eagerly welcomes Tonya Polk and Mark Giles as its newest administrators. With years of experience in the field, they can confirm they possess a knack for education. Although they surely bring different qualities to the table, both wish to interact with students, as well as positively impact their lives.

NC welcomes new admin

Erinn Gardner, Editor in Chief
August 24, 2022
A students time in school persists as a critical period in their lives, in which they spend the majority of their day. Therefore, eliminating homework would provide students with more leisure time, enabling them to rest up and perform at their highest level in class. Additionally, students will not grow overwhelmed due to the immense workload and the stress of doing well.

Why schools should abolish homework

Erinn Gardner, Editor in Chief
August 22, 2022
Senior Gary Kinyanjui jumpstarts his photography career as he captures portraits of several members of his community for reasonable prices. As a self-taught photographer, he continues to perfect his talent, while creating quality content for his clients.

Gary Kinyanjui captures the world

Erinn Gardner, Social Media Editor
April 28, 2022
Colorism continues to overshadow skill and individuality in the film industry, as seen in films ranging from Blackish to The Hate U Give”. When casting black actors and actresses for major roles, Hollywood producers and numerous spectators subconsciously prefer lighter-skinned ones. Despite the fact that representation for these various shades of brown increasingly improves, a bias still lingers in the minds of several.

Hollywood’s hatred of hues

Erinn Gardner, Social Media Editor
April 18, 2022
Technological advancements significantly impact the evolution of younger generations pastimes and hobbies. While present in previous generations, technology appears to deprive newer youth of their childhood with the numerous apps, programs and games available to them.

Technology vs. toys

Erinn Gardner, Social Media Editor
April 14, 2022
NC made the executive decision to permanently lengthen homeroom on Fridays to allow students mental health breaks and additional time to catch up on school work. Because a handful of students do not ordinarily receive the opportunity to carve out multiple hours of personal time for themselves, this new policy will hopefully serve as the perfect balance of education and free time.

NC decides on three-hour-long homeroom

Erinn Gardner, Social Media Editor
March 31, 2022
March 11, 2022, marked two years of the pandemic that the world currently lives in. From Zoom calls to Tik Tok trends, COVID-19 affected the world in unimaginable ways. As this disease gradually ends, the public begins to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Happy Birthday, Covid

Erinn Gardner, Social Media Manager
March 21, 2022
On the first day of Black History Month, a multitude of Historically Black Colleges (HBCUs) received bomb threats, forcing several students to either evacuate their campuses or take part in a hard lockdown. After further investigation of the matter, the Federal Department of Investigation concluded that these potentially harmful threats count as racially charged.

Bomb threats override HBCUs

Erinn Gardner, Social Media Manager
February 9, 2022
A group of influential individuals recently made a proposition to separate the City of Atlanta and the district of Buckhead. Reasons for this desired secession include rising tax rates, high crime and the lack of power they possess over the community.  While a handful of people located in Buckhead favor the controversial idea, a multitude of Atlanta residents heavily opposes it.

Buckhead divorces the city of Atlanta 

Erinn Gardner, Social Media editor
January 24, 2022
As businesses struggle to swiftly supply common necessities such as milk, bread, meat and cleaning supplies, grocery store shelves throughout America remain bare. After two years of pandemic and supply chain related dilemmas, they still face major setbacks, limiting access to goods for a countless number of Americans.

Empty shelves limit household purchases

Erinn Gardner, Social Media Manager
January 20, 2022
On Sunday, January 9, Bob Saget, the stand-up comedian and actor best known for his role as Danny Tanner on the long-running sitcom Full House, unexpectedly passed away, just hours after performing at a comedy show. The unanticipated loss of this iconic actor devastated a multitude of people of all ages because of the impact he had on the television industry and comedy world.

“America’s Dad” Bob Saget dies at 65

Erinn Gardner, Social Media Manager
January 13, 2022
Cultural appropriation refers to the act of claiming a cultural element, which does not belong to you. It usually applies when a dominant group takes or borrows something from a minority group that gets exploited or oppressed. Most times, the significance of a cultural element does not get acknowledged or educated upon when appropriated. Not only does this behavior offend specific cultures, but it also develops a societal culture divide due to the lack of respect exhibited.

Cultural Appropriation Vs. Appreciation

Erinn Gardner, Social Media Editor
November 30, 2021
Atlanta welcomed numerous high profile musicians to Piedmont Park on Saturday September 18th and Sunday September 19th for the annual Music Midtown festival. 21 Savage made his way to the Version stage at 6:30 on Saturday evening.

Magic at Music Midtown

Erinn Gardner, Reporter
September 23, 2021
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