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Reporting the news since 1914

The Blue & Gold

Reporting the news since 1914

The Blue & Gold

Students make their way to the stadium to catch the fleeting moments of the April 8 eclipse.
Eclipses in the Bible
By Juliet Powell, Staff Writer • May 28, 2024

On April 8 as the Great North American Eclipse left the US shrouded in darkness, I stopped to wonder if solar eclipses are present in the Bible. Is it...

As flag football grows in popularity, our school announces plans to field a team during the 2024-2025 school year.
Flag Football Debuts on Campus
Set your sights on the May tryouts
By Katie Nussbaum, Staff Writer • May 28, 2024

Have you always wanted to play football? Are you a female and wish that you could play on the varsity football team? If so, have we got some good news...

German exchange students take in Stone Mountain during their several days of the their visit to Atlanta Marist.
German Exchange 2024
By Caroline Palmer, Staff Writer • May 28, 2024

From March 18 to April 2, our school hosted its 40th German student exchange. Seventeen students from the Marist School in Füstenzell, Germany visited...

The rivalry between the national womens soccer teams of the United State and Japan has increased in recent years. Where U.S. players are known for their power and speed, the Japanese squad is famous for their technical play.
Japan's Game Plan
The Japanese Women's National Soccer Team practices on Stadler Field
By Reese Sullivan, Staff Writer • May 28, 2024

In search for a soccer field, the Women's Japanese National Team (JWNT) found sanctuary on Stadler Field. Our school often opens the campus to others...

FCA officers pose for a quick photo with Kyle Hamilton, one of the many great speakers who agreed to share his faith journey during a Friday morning meeting.
Faith, Food, and Athletics
No one combines faith and chicken biscuits like Fellowship of Christian Athletes
By Kate Owens, Staff Writer • May 28, 2024

Short for Fellowship of Christian Athletes, FCA is a club that meets every other Friday morning at 7:30 A.M. in Centennial. Speaker include school alumni,...

The varsity War Eagles move to 4A for the 2024 season. What implications might that hold for Head Coach Alan Chadwick and his team?
The Way-Too-Early 2024 War Eagle Football Preview
War Eagle fans have much to look forward to
By David Owens, Staff Writer • May 21, 2024

Change can be difficult, but it apparently has no effect on our varsity football program. After just two years in the 6A Division, the War Eagles have...

Few students realize until they start to apply to colleges that our school has a team of counselors entirely devoted to making a students transition to college as smooth as possible.
A Marist Student's Best Tool
Devoted counselors make the transition to college all the more manageable
By Beck Janki, Editor • May 21, 2024

College is a topic talked about to no end in our school community. This is partly because our school's identity as a college preparatory school and also...

Retreat leaders tend to facilitate small groups to help everyone feel comfortable and to promote a more meaningful retreat experience.
What is a Marist Retreat Leader?
Find out who retreat leaders are and what they do
By Ryan Hewitt, Staff Writer • May 21, 2024

Every year, campus ministry organizes retreats for every class. The middle school retreats, Damascus and Antioch, take place on a single Saturday while...

The JV girls soccer team enjoyed another productive season.
Making a Team With Girls JV Soccer
Hear some player opinions about this season's soccer team
By London Dinh, Staff Writer • May 21, 2024

The JV girls soccer team is composed of both freshman and sophomores. The team faced many tough and undefeated competitors this year, such as Walton High...

Something Rotten is a play that takes our contemporary obsession with fame back to the Elizabethan Renaissance, where two struggling playwrights try to outdo William Shakespeare.
Something Rotten? Not a Chance!
By Ella Nussbaum, Staff Writer • May 15, 2024

Put on beautifully by the Marist cast members, directors, tech crew, and teachers, Something Rotten, written by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell, was...

Aubrey and Brenna Endom make sure that Chanel Day does not pass without plenty of colorful faces.
Chanel Day Recap
Think of it as our school's approach to field day
By John Elrod, Staff Writer • May 15, 2024

This year’s Chanel Day events were a huge hit among students and faculty, with a large number of the student body participating in a wide variety of...

The Cheeseheads, as they are known, were a group of superfans who attended every varsity boys lacrosse game, both home and away, to cheer on the team.
The Most Avid and Cheesy Fans On Campus
By Beck Janki, Editor • May 15, 2024

The energy of one of our school's most exciting sports has been captivated by cheese. The “Cheeseheads” are quite simply lacrosse fanatics, as they...

Members of the Gardening class harvest the last few carrots from the fall planting. Soon, the spring planting will take place and the cycle will begin anew.
Spring Has Finally Sprung!
Planting season approaches
By Ella Weber, Staff Writer • May 15, 2024

Spring has finally sprung this year, and with it, gardeners all across the Northern Hemisphere are starting to plant fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs,...

Mary Magdalene, the Hidden Apostle
Mary Magdalene, the "Hidden Apostle"
What is known about this well known female disciple of Jesus?
By Emma Schramm, Staff Writer • May 15, 2024

Out of the many followers of Jesus, the ones most frequently called to mind are the twelve apostles: Peter, John, James the Greater, James the Lesser,...

Casey Czerniawski executes a beautiful high jump. Czerniawski was a 2024 State Meet qualifier in High Jump and achieved the third best jump in school history.
A Successful 2024 Track Season
Track athletes have a phenomenal year
By John Elrod, Staff Writer • May 15, 2024

This year, the varsity track team had a successful season, with phenomenal placings in the regional events and coaches that helped to make the sport a...

Senior Beck Janki wrote the front page story in the 2023 spring print edition of  The Blue & Gold, which explored the selection of JD Childs as our schools newest president.
Three Seniors Reflect on Their Newspaper Experiences
By Alex Treanor, Beck Janki, and Stella Chambless May 15, 2024

Over these past four years in The Blue and Gold, I have loved my experience of growing as a writer and...

Perhaps the most ambitious sci-fi film to hit the screen in several years, Dune: Part Two opened in theaters on March 1, 2024
Dune: Part Two Review
By Marshall Lisenby, Staff Writer • May 15, 2024

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune Two is the most recent installment in his Dune movie series, dramatically progressing...

One album that crystalizes a season into a collection of tracks is Eat a Peach by the Allman Brothers Band.
Season Soundtracks
By Camille Gipson, Staff Writer • May 15, 2024

Like other people, I love seasonal activities, and music is no exception. Some albums fit a quintessential...

As seen above, the Class of 2024 began their journey in 2028, long before they ever thought about becoming a senior.
Is Senior Year the Best Year?
By Alex Bok, Staff Writer • May 15, 2024

Is senior year the best year? Seventh grade year is an exciting year because of the prospect of meeting...

Orson Welles as Charles Foster Kane from the 1941 film Citizen Kane. Not only did Welles play the lead character of the film but he directed it as well.
The American Dream Unfulfilled
By Luke Childs, Staff Writer • Apr 28, 2024

Both Charles Foster Kane from the 1941 film Citizen Kane and Jay Gatsby from the novel The Great Gatsby...

Why I follow Formula 1, and Why You Should, Too
Why I follow Formula 1, and Why You Should, Too
By Maggie Foster, Staff Writer • Apr 4, 2024

Formula One, more commonly known as F1, is a motorsport where there are ten teams, each with two drivers...

Why Failure Is Better Than Success
Why Failure Is Better Than Success
By Alex Bok, Staff Writer • Mar 20, 2024

“A loser is someone who has never lost” In a society that is so focused on winning, nobody talks...