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Nadya Awino

Nadya Awino, Photo editor

Nadya Awino is a third-year photographer and reporter for The Chant. Although she started as an inexperienced sophomore with a dream, she has worked her way up to photo editor, one of her crowning achievements. As a senior, she dedicates her time to her responsibilities as an editor and as president of the Spirit Club here at NC. The club, inactive for the past four years, is a platform for students to voice their ideas or brainstorm activities for the school year. Awino says she restarted the club because students from last year were unwilling to participate in school events because they felt like they had no say. This year, she hopes to build her leadership skills and make her senior year an eventful one. When she’s not snapping pictures or organizing school events, Awino works as a student apprentice for the Reach for the Stars program at Acworth Elementary, as well as an assistant at Rockwell Dance Academy. Although she tells people she works two jobs for the money, she secretly lives for the discount she gets at Journey’s stores. In her spare time, she enjoys watching Law and Order: SVU, Cinderella, going shopping, and writing poetry; she also indulges in a variety of music, like Erykah Badu, 21 Savage, SZA, Tyler the Creator, and Beyonce. Look for her scathing reviews on movies, albums, and concerts on the Entertainment page of The Chant. She hopes to attend Emory University next fall, majoring in Psychology with a minor in sociology; she hopes to become a criminal psychologist and assist the FBI in probing the minds of felons. Catch her in the hallways searching for photo of the day or the next big scoop.

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Courtyard cookout

April 27, 2018
To support those who lost their lives in the Douglas High School shooting, NC students walked out of their classrooms and participated in a sit-in at the front of the school. Although the Cobb County superintendent released an statement explicitly forbidding students from walking out, kids across the county showed solidarity with posters, flowers, and marches. (Submission by senior Danyel Cateau)


March 14, 2018
NC junior Zion Fitch dons his traditional African cloth in celebration of Black Panther’s late night release. Fans and critics hail the movie as a big step for representation of people of color in film, featuring a nearly all African-American cast. “I feel like the movie will live up to all the high expectations that have been set, and it projects black people in a positive light. We’re the heroes for once instead of the villain,” Fitch said.

Black Friday

February 16, 2018
Administration recently issued a ban on flyers taped to the wall, installing hanging strips for clubs to promote themselves. With over 50 clubs at NC that advertise through flyers, colored paper and fallen poster clutter the halls and create additional work for janitors. The ban will reduce litter and neatly organize the signs for students, providing more easily accessible information.

NC can’t hang…

January 24, 2018
Tonight the Warriors basketball team will face off against the North Paulding Wolfpack tonight at home; the girls’ game begins at 6 PM, and the boys play afterwards at 7:30 PM. Senior varsity players Keanu White, Steven Hubert, and Ginji Ozawa excitedly chattering about their upcoming game at the lunch table. Hubert, pictured in the middle, said, “Be there or hear about it.”

Basketball till we fall

January 12, 2018
American Horror Story: Cult details the complex politics of the Michigan suburbs, adding a gory clown component to shock viewers and expose the dangers of submitting to fear. NC seniors Ali James and Diana Martinez reenact a scene where the characters discover the clown cult’s marking and react in horror. “Everything about it [the new season] is terrifying. I’m afraid of clowns, so this season has been good in a terrifying way,” James said.

AHS: Cult (classic)

October 6, 2017
Representatives from the U.S. Army Reserve stopped by during third period to ask students about the next stage in their lives and to consider the reserve. Sergeant Davina M. Jones said, “Most people don’t know that joining the reserves can help you pay for college. You get to go to the college of your choice nearly for free, all it requires is a few weeks of basic training.” Visit them in the cafeteria during lunch.

The Army Wants YOU

August 10, 2017
This week begins sign-ups for NC’s dodgeball tournament, hosted by Tribal Connections. All week, students can create teams of seven at five dollars each to compete in the event, for which the date will be announced soon.

[Photo] Ready, set, dodge

December 13, 2016
NC’s prom committee will hold its first meeting of the year on Tuesday, October 25. Open to all juniors and seniors, members will discuss themes, set a date, create decorations, and prepare for the upcoming dance. If interested, report to room 718 immediately after school.

[Photo] Prom plans

October 25, 2016
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