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

Mia Kirkwood

Mia Kirkwood, Copy Editor

Mia-Dior Kirkwood, a senior at NC, is striding into The Chant office as an ambitious second-year editor. With a heart filled with love for research, engaging in polarizing discussions and media reporting, Kirkwood uses writing as a creative outlet to build new experiences and delve into new realms of the digital world. 

When Kirkwood is not typing and editing for The Chant, they can be found researching topics such as political ideologies and spirituality, deep diving into new music discographies and journaling. Since they were young, researching philosophical concepts—especially those directly related to their upbringing and identity—has majorly affected their uniqueness in writing. 

As they slowly edge toward the climax of their high school career, Kirkwood will continue to use the newspaper as an opportunity to turn that passion into truth and take part in the most fun-loving and inviting community of media lovers and creators at NC. 

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Anticipating the 2024 presidential election, Democratic and Republican candidates begin nationwide tours to gain support for the campaigns. However, as the percentage of Americans displeased with the two-party choices rises, voters begin looking at the third-party candidates to place their bets on. Potential third-party candidates include Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Cornel West and Jill Stein.

Third-party or no-party

Mia Kirkwood, Copy Editor
January 19, 2024
For decades, Americans counted down the days until Black Friday, a day filled with pure chaos and a thirst to snatch discounted products from the shelves. With the holiday season approaching, Black Friday stood as a perfect opportunity to snag the hottest deals of the year. However, the post-Thanksgiving day of deals has lost its charm as shoppers choose to engage in online Black Friday variants and as retailers issue unfavorable discounts.

A Black Friday without shoppers

Mia Kirkwood, Copy Editor
December 6, 2023
Established in 1930, the Divine Nine features nine historically Black Greek Life Organizations (BGLOs) unified to promote community building for young Black adults in college. In the early 20th century, these groups served as a retreat for Black scholars facing the peak of segregation. Black Americans can now join BGLOs in colleges across America, even at predominantly white institutions (PWIs).

A guide to the Divine Nine

Mia Kirkwood, Copy Editor
December 4, 2023
With Halloween and Thanksgiving around the corner, autumns holiday spirit takes over Georgias streets as festivals and parades march through the season. From Acworth to Atlanta, Georgians of all ages continue the international tradition by attending festivals, parades, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and trick-or-treat events.

Four fall activities in Georgia

Mia Kirkwood, Copy Editor
October 13, 2023
Spiking the anxiety of students and families, NC faced several false threats from social media accounts targeting the school campus. Putting the school into disarray, the school suffered from several code yellows, spurring panic that led to students not coming to school and continued social media threats.

False threats heighten anxiety

Mia Kirkwood, Opinions Editor
May 12, 2023
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The Black College Expo hits ATL

Mia Kirkwood, Opinions Editor
March 10, 2023
From Netflix to cable viewing, people who enjoy watching television in their free time usually relish either weekly show releases or binge-watch through their televisions. While both forms of watching contain downsides and positives, the current binge model forced down the throats of viewers shows unreasonable aspects.

Binge-culture: revamped and ruined

Mia Kirkwood, Opinions Editor
March 7, 2023
The long-awaited 2022 FIFA World Cup held up to its original expectations with several groundbreaking moments that astonished players and fans. As the hype surrounding the exhilarating tourney dies down and players begin to play for their regional teams and tourneys, behind-the-scenes plans for the 2026 World Cup slowly begin with high anticipation.

FIFA World Cup strikes North America

Mia Kirkwood, Opinions Editor
January 17, 2023
Starting the New Year with a new significant policy, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the transfer of Mifepristone, typically used for the process of medicinal abortion, to patients through the mail and local pharmacies. Although access to Mifepristone remains limited, the new policy opens up opportunities for those who need additional accessibility. However, respectively, debate ensues between polarizing citizens and politicians as they continue to dispute their moral considerations of abortion processes.

Abortion pills hit local pharmacies

Mia Kirkwood, Opinions Editor
January 15, 2023
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