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Jessica Joachim

Jessica Joachim, News Editor

Jessica Joachim is a senior at North Cobb and is the News Editor on the journalism staff. Jessica is in the magnet program and balances clubs, schoolwork, and various after school activities. She is very passionate about writing and allowing readers to see things from her perspective. She has also developed an affinity for photography and taking videos as she learns her way around a camera.  

Jessica loves to cook and bake in her free time. On Sundays, she enjoys working with the children at her church and planning events for her youth group. During breaks, she likes traveling and exploring new places and cultures. She hopes to travel more when she is older and go to more countries.

Jessica will attend a university most likely in state and possibly move out-of-state in the future. Jessica is not entirely sure about what she wants to pursue as a career when she gets older, but her interests include journalism, business, and medicine.

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Today, small plastic babies hang on the walls and perch on top of bookshelves as part of a prank that seniors began. “Someone purchased 500 babies on Amazon and they decided to wake up early this morning and hide them in the school. When people find them, they name them, and rehide them at the end of the day. I left class to find babies because I’m really competitive, and I have six right now,” senior Nina Shack said. The students hide the mini babies in random places around the school as they participate in this novelty game.

Plastic Baby Boom

April 30, 2019
Corporal punishment: Is it ethical?

Corporal punishment: Is it ethical?

Jessica Joachim, Reporter, Photographer
April 25, 2019
Watch Out Anti-Vaxxers

Watch Out Anti-Vaxxers

Jessica Joachim, Reporter, Photographer
April 14, 2019
Students enjoy The Office club as they laugh at memes and jokes with fellow peers. The students role play as Dunder Mifflin characters as the club offers a chance for members to meet and share similar interests with their favorite series.

Dunder Mifflin makes an appearance at NC

Jessica Joachim, Reporter, Photographer
April 1, 2019
NC’s special education class partners with neighborhood store ZoYo, offering students a sweet treat during the school day.  “We use the money that we earned from selling zo-yo to buying things for our skills lab so that we can practice so that after high school the kids learn how to be more independent and have the opportunity to potentially work,” special education teacher Rhona Hammond said. NC sells the frozen yogurt bi-weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so purchase them before they run out!

Zoyo for sale!

Jessica Joachim, Reporter, Photographer
March 26, 2019
Today marks the 30-year anniversary of the creation of the World Wide Web. The web makes it possible for information to travel across the world in a matter of seconds, providing knowledge for students and teachers and leaving information at just the touch of our fingertips.

Happy birthday World Wide Web!

Jessica Joachim, Reporter, Photographer
March 12, 2019
It’s that time of the year again! NC students will tour the campuses of University of Georgia and University of North Georgia on April 16. Stop by the counseling office as soon as possible to pick up an application for the upcoming trip.

NC’s journey to college success

Jessica Joachim, Reporter, Photographer
February 26, 2019
Avengers: Endgame, Frozen 2, Aladdin (live action), The Lion King (live action), and Tyler Perrys a Madea Family Funeral

5 flicks to look forward to in 2019

Jessica Joachim, Reporter, Photographer
February 6, 2019
Students normally enjoy their chicken breakfast sandwiches, but today, vendors surprised students and teachers with Chick-fil- A’s signature breakfast sausage sandwich. “I was surprised that they started selling sausage biscuits. I’m happy that they’re here because you have a variety and you can actually choose now,” junior Juliana Charles said. Students can find this sandwich variation outside Admin 1, which will surely fulfill the hunger of any meat-loving teenager.

Eat more chicken! And…sausage?

Jessica Joachim, Reporter, Photographer
February 5, 2019
Kennesaw State student teacher, Brianna Curtis and Senior Andrew Riner distributed cake to students to celebrate the band’s performance at the University of Georgia. Students enjoy the celebratory cake from their success at their trip on Friday, January 18. “We performed at UGA because we submitted a recording and they accepted us. It was fun because we got to perform in front of all these students from around Georgia,” senior Sarah Goddard said.

Let there be cake!

Jessica Joachim, Reporter/Photographer
January 22, 2019
Genevieve Nnaji offers watchers a new perspective of her lavish life in Nigeria as she plays the main character Adaeze. Adaeze overcomes the sexist societal barriers in her home country and sets an example for others to follow. Nnaji proves successful in her country and continues to change views on Nigerian culture.

Netflix makes a stop in Nigeria

Jessica Joachim, Reporter, Photographer
January 17, 2019
Gift your families and friends with gifts that they will love. These inexpensive gifts only require easy-to-find products and prove simple for those lacking a creative imagination.

DIY gifting made easy

December 14, 2018
Magnet junior, Precious Ajero stands reading a book to learn about college and the college application process. Ajero takes science and math class to prepare her for her future. She plans to follow in a career as a pediatrician and study at Emory University.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Jessica Joachim, Reporter, Photographer
December 12, 2018
The Magnet program will hold their first ever sock exchange event this year on December 18 during all lunches in the Magnet Lounge. The event allows Magnet students to meet other peers within NC through their shared admiration of socks. “The sock exchange is a really cool opportunity for students to find creative, fun, and crazy socks. You bring it into your bundle teacher and they put it in a paper bag and you explain why you chose these crazy socks. The ultimate goal is for us to get to know each other a little better and create a community within the Magnet program and I am excited to be a part of it. I’ve already gotten several crazy pairs,” AP Lang teacher Lindsey Theaker said.

[Photo] Snazzy socks

November 27, 2018
Alarming dangers of alarm clocks

Alarming dangers of alarm clocks

Jessica Joachim, Photographer
November 15, 2018
Sophomores Isabel Reid, Andrea Mayorga, Jireh Kelly, and Olivia Hannah stood outside Mrs. Essenburg’s room, embellishing her door for Relay for Life’s’ door-decorating contest. “We’re just making the door for the Relay for Life Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” Reid said. The students gathered around the door, chatting as they prepared for the win in the decorating competition.

Knock, knock

October 22, 2018
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