• TSA Goes to Regionals

    TSA Goes to Regionals

    TSA is the Technology Student Association club at Atkins which serves the purpose of enhancing student’s personal development and career opportunities in STEM through forty different competition options. Next Friday, February 23, is the regional event for this club at Appalachian

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  • WSFCS Yet to Choose Makeup Date

    WSFCS Yet to Choose Makeup Date

    With the Jan. 8 signing of executive order 300, NC gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency about upcoming storms across the state, citing concerns about tornados, landslides, flooding, and more. The order does away with some restrictions on vehicles carrying important aid to areas affected by the storms. In addition, he cites NC General statutes 166A-19.1, which...

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  • Success - How to Adjust to a New Quarter

    Success - How to Adjust to a New Quarter

    As we reach the second quarter, it can be hard to adjust but it can also be an opportunity for a fresh start and an opportunity to improve your grades from the quarter before. Here are ways that can help with this process of adjusting as well as improving from your first quarter grades...

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  • Vasilos’ Vehicle to Vindicate the Verbose - The Atkins Book Club

    Vasilos’ Vehicle to Vindicate the Verbose - The Atkins Book Club

    When it comes to essential hobbies, Atkins English teacher Mr. Vasilos maintains that “reading is the best thing that people can do for themselves.” Vasilos was responding to a questionnaire introduced in an interview with a member of the Camel Courier team - for which senior and co-president Emma Saporito...

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  • New Year’s Resolutions, Why They Usually Fail

    New Year’s Resolutions, Why They Usually Fail

    Every year, people set out to create positive changes and goals for themselves at the start of the New Year, but are these resolutions having positive effects in the end?

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  • Atkins High School’s Key Club and Black Collective Unite for a Remarkable Canned Food Drive

    Atkins High School’s Key Club and Black Collective Unite for a Remarkable Canned Food Drive

    Atkins High School, a vibrant hub of learning and community involvement, recently witnessed an inspiring display of unity and generosity through a collaborative effort between the Key Club and the Black Collective. The halls buzzed with enthusiasm and goodwill as these two influential groups joined hands to organize...

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  • How to Prepare for Final Exams

    How to Prepare for Final Exams

    As final exams are coming around the corner it is important to make sure that you are properly prepared for test taking. Making sure that you have a good night's sleep and eating a good breakfast before a testing day are paramount to your success...

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  • What's Up SGA?

    What's Up SGA?

    Here at Atkins, our SGA (Student Government Association) prides themselves on being active within the school and uplifting the student body. There have been some recent plans and updates...

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  • Winston-Salem Winter in Bloom

    Winston-Salem Winter in Bloom

    It’s easy to be discouraged by winter as the leaves fall, birds migrate, and coats make their way out of the closet. But as these photos show, the colder months are home to their own kind of life - just waiting for
    those clever enough to appreciate it. A chalk drawing on a residential driveway, wishing neighbors and passersby a ‘Happy New Year!’

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  • Embracing the Essence of Christmas: A Time for Family Togetherness

    Embracing the Essence of Christmas: A Time for Family Togetherness

    As the frosty winds sweep through the streets, the twinkle of lights and the harmonious melodies of carols announce the arrival of Christmas – a season that transcends religious boundaries and unites hearts across the globe. Beyond the materialistic allure of gifts and decorations lies the true spirit...

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  • Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

    Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

    This Friday, December 15th was Christmas Sweater Day! You might have heard this in the Morning Announcements, but boxes have been put up around the school for Winter Clothes to be donated. In return, if they reached their goal we would have an ugly sweater day on the 15th...

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  • Atkins Organizes Bone Marrow Fundraiser

    Atkins Organizes Bone Marrow Fundraiser

    Atkins High School recently organized a profound event aimed at raising awareness and funds for bone marrow transplants, an initiative that carries immense significance in saving lives. The fundraiser, driven by the school’s compassionate community, highlights the critical...

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  • Feeling Stressed?

    Feeling Stressed?

    During this time of year, many students are working tirelessly to maintain grades, their personal lives and their overall morale. As high school students, there can be much that is glanced over (stress, anxiety, or work overload). While the first semester can be tiring, there are healthy ways to maintain good...

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  • What is a Magnet School?

    What is a Magnet School?

    It might seem like Atkins is a private school, given that you must apply. But Atkins is not a private school, it’s a magnet school. So, what is a magnet school, and why is Atkins one? Well first it's important to understand what a magnet school is in the first place. A magnet school is a public school that has special courses that other public schools don’t have. Think of it like this...

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  • Chess Team Plays Match Against Reagan

    Chess Team Plays Match Against Reagan

    On Nov. 9, five players from the Reagan chess club came to Atkins to play a friendly chess match. The event itself was three rounds of five 10|5 chess games. The event was probably the first of its kind, as schools’ chess teams...

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  • HOSA Regional Leadership Conference

    HOSA Regional Leadership Conference

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  • Veterans Day

    Veterans Day

    The edge and the importance of veterans day Veterans day, observed annually on november 11th, stands as a solemn tribute to the brave men and women who have served in the united states armed forces. Originally known as the armistice day. It commemorates the armistice signed...

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  • Preparing for Thanksgiving

    As Thanksgiving is coming around the corner it is important to make sure you plan out your preparation for the event so that everyone can have the best experience possible. When Should I Start Cooking My Thanksgiving Dinner? If you want to make sure that all the food is prepared way ahead of time...

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  • HOSA Wins Big at Regionals

    HOSA Wins Big at Regionals

    Atkins High School Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) club has had a successful weekend with 32 members qualifying for states in the Regional Leadership Conference...

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  • PSAT Scores Now Available

    PSAT Scores Now Available

    If you took the PSAT a few weeks ago, on October 4th, then your scores are now available. You can download the Collegeboard app or go to https://www.collegeboard.org/ to receive your...

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  • A Brief Look at the History of the School Calendar System

    A Brief Look at the History of the School Calendar System

    As the second quarter of school begins, it is a good time to reflect on the school’s academic calendar. The modern academic calendar is designed around...

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  • An Affordable Thanksgiving

    An Affordable Thanksgiving

    As Thanksgiving is approaching it is important to plan ahead and make an affordable Thanksgiving dinner. It is essential to cook a good Thanksgiving dinner but realistically most families are on a budget so finding ways to have money during Thanksgiving can...

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  • Barbie Bungee Event

    Barbie Bungee Event

    Friday, October 6th, 2023 - a perfect day to take a visit to the Jonathan Warren and Benjamin White sports field, a stone’s throw away from Atkins High School. And for Mrs. Malatlian’s first-period AP Statistics class, that’s exactly ...

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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    By Robert Burns

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  • How to Make the Most of Your Study Sessions

    How to Make the Most of Your Study Sessions

    Do you stay up late every night doing homework? Do you feel overwhelmed with schoolwork? The answer for most high schoolers is yes, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be that way. Here are four small things you can do to help your homework times become more productive.

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