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Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, center, confers with lead prosecutors, Donald Wakeford, left, and Nathan Wade, during a motion hearing at Fulton County Courthouse in Atlanta on July 1, 2022. (Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Fulton DA Fani Willis Under Fire in Trump Case

Daniel Sommerfeld, Online Editor March 5, 2024

In recent weeks, yet another riveting twist has come to light in one of Trump’s biggest court cases. Trump campaign official Michael Roman asked the court to disqualify Atlanta District Attorney (DA)...

Kenneth Smith recently became the first American to be executed using nitrogen hypoxia. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)

Capital Punishment Changes Divide America

Stella Gegax, Staff Writer March 5, 2024

On Jan. 24, Kenneth Eugene Smith became the first person to be executed using nitrogen hypoxia, a method argued by Alabama state lawyers to be a humane alternative to the quick but inconsistent lethal...

Leads Ari Goodmark ’24 and Brody Gross ’24 engage in animated debate during the first show. Courtesy of Kemi Griffin.

Acting Troupe’s First Play of The Year Dazzles

Hazel Hughes, Feature Editor December 12, 2023

“The most important part is the kids had fun and created memories,” says Jesse Evans about the play “Six Characters in Search of an Author.” For six weeks, around fifteen members of the acting...

Fortnite has changed dramatically since its creation in 2017. Photo by Ariana Ruiz.

The Return of the Original Fortnite Map is a Victory Royale

Daniel Sommerfeld and Nayan Dodge December 12, 2023

For years, Fortnite Battle Royale was the most played video game in the world. However, due to many changes to the playing map, mechanics and weapon pool, the player count has slowly dwindled since the...

The state plans to call more than 700 witnesses in the trial of Jeffrey Williams.
Arvin Temkar/ The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Young Thug Trial Begins After Dramatic Delays

Sawyer Brown, Staff Writer December 12, 2023

On Nov. 1, the jury for the trial of Jeffery Lamar Williams, more commonly known as Young Thug, was selected after a nearly 10-month selection process. Williams was originally indicted in May 2022 for...

Annual Day of Dialogue Sees Changes in 2023

Krish Leveille, Editor-in-Chief December 12, 2023

Paideia’s annual Day of Dialogue on race, which took place on Nov. 8, saw changes from previous installments both in structure and focus of the day. It received a wide range of reactions amidst Paideia’s...

Students work together to beautify the campus on the day before Thanksgiving Break. Photo Courtesy of Grace Garrett.

Paideia Community Gathers for its First ‘Great Giveback’

Lauren Dixon, Staff Writer December 12, 2023

The day before Thanksgiving break is usually defined by an advisory feast and the  talent show, but this year Director of Service Learning Natalie Rogovin and Sustainability Coordinator Korri Ellis introduced...

Paideia Reacts

November 9, 2023

The Tragedy of Oct. 7

Stella Gegax, Staff Writer November 9, 2023

Horrific. The only word I can think of to describe the disaster in Israel that began on Oct. 7. Horrific, appalling, monstrous. Words do not begin to express how you feel reading that 40 of your people’s...

Sixth grader Pablo Alizadeh commutes to campus by bike.

Rate of Teenage Drivers Plummets

Sonia Alizadeh, Opinion Editor September 28, 2023

Despite the high concentration of student drivers at Paideia, the amount of teenage drivers in general has fallen significantly in the last few decades. In fact, according to the Washington Post, in 1997...

New Head of School Tom Taylor teaches algebra in the new junior high building. Photo courtesy of Kemi Griffin.

There’s a New Head of School in Town

Gabe Elkinson and Emerson Green September 26, 2023

New Head of School Tom Taylor has had what Spanish teacher Joy Lewis-Mendez describes as an “energetic” start to his Paideia career. Taylor has expeditiously filled the role of Head of School, and...

The chemical semaglutide is used to make the increasingly popular drug, Ozempic. Photo from

Ozempic Makes Waves in Hollywood and Beyond

Theo Arnold, Staff Writer September 22, 2023

You have probably heard about Ozempic in the news lately, but the miracle medicine doesn’t come without its problems. The chemical semaglutide, known by brand names Ozempic, Wegovy, and Rybelsus, has...

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