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

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

The Chant

Ren Lloyd

Ren Lloyd

Ren Lloyd, a senior at NC, Opinions editor, and a long time member of The Chant enjoys writing and learning about current events as well as movie binging and music. She hopes to make people think about topics that are rarely addressed in society and talk about the things she enjoys most in life. Her favorite subjects to learn about include Language Arts and History and she runs for the NCHS track team.

Music is a huge part of Lloyd’s life. Her favorite genres include Hip Hop, rap, R&B, indie, and much more. Lloyd loves spending time in her room, at the park, and with her close family. She loves to help the impoverished and strives to inspire people who didn’t grow up in a privileged community. She loves to go to arcades, theme parks, small shops, and Little 5 Points in Atlanta. Lloyd enjoys watching Netflix, playing piano, and exercising as well. Her family supports her in every decision she makes and she loves them dearly.

Lloyd plans on using her Journalism class to attend college and become a writer for a news publication or write stories for a news network. She loves writing and uses The Chant as an outlet to talk about current issues and express her feelings to not only her classmates, but her community as a whole. When she graduates , she hopes to leave a huge mark on her Opinions page, her publication, and NCHS as a whole. 

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After over 200 days of residing in Russian detention centers and the IK-2 penal colony, WNBA star Brittney Griner can finally join her family and friends for the holiday season. Because of a prisoner swap involving Griner and former Soviet Union lieutenant Viktor Bout, Griner received her freedom. With help from the Biden administration, Griner can spend the holidays with her family.

Welcome home Brittney Griner

Ren Lloyd, Reporter
December 13, 2022
The job of a journalist appears easy from the outside in.  One may assume that taking names and telling stories does not require a significant amount of skill or patience. However, after truly taking a deep dive into the life of a journalist it involves not only patience and skill but courage, curiosity and determination.

The journey of a journalist

Ren Lloyd, Opinions Editor
December 5, 2022
To the vast majority of people, Halloween holds the title as the spookiest holiday of the year. However, to several, the holiday means something a bit more negative: namely, underground satanic purposes. Due to the history of Halloween and the superstitions that come with it, numerous people have given it the title of the Devil’s Holiday.

Historically horrifying holiday

Ren Lloyd, Opinions Editor
October 31, 2022
Recently, rapper, producer, fashion mogul and entrepreneur Ye West returned to social media for one of his famous internet rants. West posted on Twitter letting the internet know about the status of his current partnerships with the Adidas and Gap
 companies, accusing them of hindering his brand growth and copying his ideas. As a result, Ye announced his decision to terminate his partnerships with both companies when his contracts end.

Collaborations with Kanye

Ren Lloyd, Opinions editor
October 5, 2022
Millions of people worldwide watch Netflix on a daily basis. Since 2019, Netflix users spend almost 164 million hours per day viewing content. However, Netflix might need to reconsider the content they release, as most new Netflix Originals shows and movies rank low and lack creativity.

Dear Netflix, your shows suck

Ren Lloyd, Opinions Editor
September 19, 2022
The U.S House of Representatives finally passed the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching law that deems lynching a hate crime. For years, Black people faced this horrid form of hate and the culprits continued to run freely. This law finally brings justice to the lives lost to this brutal and unjust hate crime.

A new bill for Emmett Till

Ren Lloyd, Reporter
March 9, 2022
As diffusion and globalization occur worldwide, cultures continuously spread as well. A piece of clothing that originated in Colombia could easily make its way to the Philippines and vice versa. However, this spread caused controversy on who should and should not participate in another ethnicity’s culture.

Pirating the POCs

Ren Lloyd, Reporter
April 19, 2022
The vast majority of people know of popular Black history pioneers such as Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King, Jr. However, people should expand their horizons on the wide variety of Black historical figures. Black people impacted history using skills ranging from music and art to math and science.  Schools should also require the teaching of Black history aside from the well-known figures.

Belittling Black history

Ren Lloyd, Reporter
March 8, 2022

This years Super Bowl will unquestionably make the headlines. Not only will viewers see the Bengals and the Rams fight to bring home the Vince Lombardi Trophy, but viewers can expect to see a quintet of hip hop legends. Eminem, Dr.Dre, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, and Snoop Dogg will perform in the Super Bowl halftime show this February.

Stars in the stadium

Ren Lloyd, Reporter
February 8, 2022
Recently, America lost famous actors such as Bob Saget and Betty White. Sadly, early this January Sidney Poitier became another lost legend. Poitier influenced the film industry as an actor, director, trailblazer, and activist for Black and Bahamian people.

Sidney Portier, legend lost

Ren Lloyd, Reporter
January 24, 2022
In 2019, actor Jussie Smollett reported that two men attacked him and hurled racist, homophobic slurs at him. This event shocked America and caused rage within the Black and LGBTQ community. However, after almost 3 years of constant police investigations and court hearings, the jury found Smollett guilty of reporting a false hate crime to the Chicago police.

Jussie Smollett Found Guilty

Ren Lloyd, Reporter
December 14, 2021
For years women with ethnic hair faced discrimination for their hair type and texture. From relaxers to box braids, the hair standards certainly changed with the times. However the lack of ethnic hair representation remains somewhat unchanged.

Representing the Roots 

Ren Lloyd, Reporter
December 13, 2021
Earlier this year, Kanye West released his album, “Donda”, dedicated to his mom, but this time he took the term “Donda” to a whole new level. In October, the “jack of all trades” announced his new school, Donda Academy. From academics to sports, Donda Academy will offer students a free quality education with a multitude of extra benefits

Donda’s Return 

Ren Lloyd, Reporter
November 15, 2021
As Asia takes over Netflix, film fans patiently await the next Asian film release. This year Netflix plans on spending a large sum of money on these films. From “My Name” to “Squid Game,” Netflix does not disappoint when it comes to Asian films.

Korea’s Netflix Takeover

Ren Lloyd, Reporter
November 11, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic forced people to stay inside and watch movies from home. However, as vaccines continue to produce positive results, movie theaters open back up. This fall people can expect to see tons of movies to enjoy with family and friends.

Flicks for fall

Ren Lloyd, Reporter
October 15, 2021
20 years ago the world lost one of the most talented artists of its time. The Queen of Urban Pop, formally known as Aaliyah, passed away leaving a huge legacy and record-breaking music behind. However, she finally returned when her label, Blackground Records, decided to release her hit sophomore album, “One in a Million”.

Aaliyah makes a comeback

Ren Lloyd, Reporter
September 11, 2021
COVID-19 caused major changes in the past few months alone. This year, instead of the normal Mardi Gras parades, parties, and masquerade balls, people celebrated the 164 year old tradition with a COVID friendly twist. Although it did not look the same as previous years it prevented people from possibly contracting COVID-19.

 A Parade and a Pandemic

Ren Lloyd, Reporter
March 24, 2021
The second month of 2021 began last week. With COVID-19 skyrocketing, coming up with goals and new year resolutions may place too much stress on people. Many people put New Year’s resolutions on hold this year.

New Year with a new normal

Ren Lloyd, Reporter
February 12, 2021
Quarantined for Halloween?

Quarantined for Halloween?

Ren Lloyd, Rporter
September 28, 2020
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