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Tara Anastasoff

Tara Anastasoff, Editor in Chief/Photo Editor

A senior in North Cobb’s Magnet Program, Tara Anastasoff loves to learn new things, make connections with people, and shop for stationary supplies. When she is not doing homework in a coffee shop or hanging out with her friends, she can be found hostessing at a Mexican restaurant, where she has picked up an important life skill: making balloon animals. While Tara loves being outside and socializing with people, she also loves having alone time and watching cheesy rom-coms. She recently took an interest in film photography, and enjoys shooting on film cameras, disposable cameras, Polaroid cameras, and digital cameras. As a result of this passion, she also currently has 30,000 photos in her camera roll. Tara adores fashion and always looks forward to going to the thrift store with her friends. Her favorite thrifted item is a cozy brown and khaki flannel— a perfect autumn staple. She likes the sunshine, but she loves the cooler temperatures and comfort that the fall air brings. In her free time, which she doesn’t get a lot of between balancing schoolwork and friends, she listens to music (literally anything but country) and dances in her room. This is Tara’s third year on The Chant and second year as Editor-in-Chief, and she looks forward to making this year of The Chant the most exciting and engaging it’s ever been.

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NC seniors Reed Walker, Ryan Camesa, and Christine Call utilize the communitys public facilities to study for their upcoming finals and complete homework. I think this is a great place to study because its a productive working environment, especially the Quiet Zone. It just really allows me to focus and thrive academically, especially during finals, Camesa said.

Into the community we go!

November 29, 2018
In honor of the Twin Day dress-up day for Red Ribbon Week, the math department all decided to dress up like Prinicpal Moody. With his signature suit and tie and slicked back hair, each teacher nailed his look perfectly. A few years ago, about six of us dressed up as David Bell. We just think its funny to dress up as someone whos locally famous, math teacher Ms. Aldridge said.

Seeing double?

November 1, 2018
After two months of anticipation, students received their school ID cards during homeroom today. While the underclassmens photos will appear in the yearbook, the photographers allowed the seniors to dress in silly attire for their IDs. Senior Isabella Keaton resembled a young child and chose to put her hair into pigtails and hold up a stuffed animal for her photo. Senior Esteban Alarcon kept his photo simple, with a fitted black t-shirt and a half smile. Senior Tara Anastasoff recreated her Kindergarten yearbook photo, choosing to wear a leopard print vest and fake bangs to perfectly replicate her younger self.

IDs, please

October 24, 2018
Tacky Tourist

Tacky Tourist

September 30, 2018
Finally feeling like seniors, students queued up in the lunchroom to place their cap and gown orders and pick up staple senior swag items. Some students opted to purchase bundled packages, which included different 2019 attire and memorabilia.


September 13, 2018
With a $50 clipped to her blouse, senior Malaysia Ruckers friends sang her Happy Birthday to celebrate her 18th birthday. Im most excited that I have a lot more opportunities open to me job-wise and Im so excited to graduate this December, Rucker said. Later tonight, her friends will bring her to a surprise dinner in Atlanta and the group will head to King of Pops for dessert.

Legal and loving it

August 30, 2018
Students happily enjoyed their first three hour school day of the semester. These county-wide half days emerged last year, allowing teachers time to meet with other educators in the area and discuss lesson plans and test scores. While teachers stayed after the last bell rang at 11:30, students used the extra time to catch up on homework, take a nap, or hang out with friends.

Half-day happiness

August 29, 2018
Seniors Claire Vance and Claire Phillips measured a toy cars speed and velocity for Ms. Brennans Physics class. Physics students complete a wide range of projects throughout the year, but this project stands as a class favorite. I feel like this is a very hands-on activity and gives us a visual perspective of how things we do in class act out in real life, Vance said.

Fun with physics

August 17, 2018
The student section exploded in a sea of orange for the first football scrimmage of the year. Students brought their school spirit and cheered on the Warriors as they played against the Harrison Hoyas.

Ready, set, hut!

August 10, 2018
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