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The Prowler

The student-run online newspaper for Starr's Mill High School

The Prowler

The student-run online newspaper for Starr's Mill High School

The Prowler

Emily Davis

Emily Davis, Editor-in-Chief

This is senior Emily Davis's third year as a member of The Prowler staff.  She was last year's Features Editor. This year she is Editor-in-Chief. Emily oversees the arts & entertainment, features, and sports departments.

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SAT preparation and music school audition memorization stacked on top of each other make for a stressful time. Working hard is hard work, but it also bears fruitful results.

Working hard is hard work

Emily Davis, Editor-in-Chief
March 21, 2021
‘just chilling’ is this week’s weekend music suggestion and is the perfect playlist to simply chill. Whether you need to relax from a stressful day, just need some background music for conversations, or want to have some easy music to study with, this is the playlist for you.

Take a deep breath and just chill

Emily Davis, Editor-in-Chief
March 12, 2021
“villain feels” is a playlist that will inflate confidence and make anyone feel unstoppable. Everyone wants to feel just a little bad, even if they’re quite the contrary. Here’s a list of some guaranteed villainous sensations.

Villainous voices

Emily Davis, Editor-in-Chief
February 26, 2021
Junior Ashley Sikes poses with the 2020 Region 2-AAAAA championship trophy. While being known for her long-running softball passion, her heart lies with giving back to a more healthful community.

Batter up for the blood drive

Emily Davis, Editor-in-Chief
February 12, 2021
Timothy Monihan poses with this month’s Golden Apple award winner, math teacher and girls basketball coach Emily Sweeney. The standout factor to Sweeney’s teaching is how she goes about her interactions with students.

Golden Apple – Emily Sweeney

Emily Davis, Editor-in-Chief
January 28, 2021
Foreign exchange student and alumnus Mario Garcia pictured in a Starr’s Mill performing arts production with fellow actors. Garcia was involved in a variety of student activities during his time on the exchange program. He stated that an amusing aspect he found about American schools was that they reminded him of “High School Musical.”

Exchange and exploration

Emily Davis, Editor-in-Chief
November 16, 2020
School custodian Hai Le pictured with fellow Starr’s Mill staff as they celebrate his citizenship. Originally from Vietnam, Le officially became a United States citizen for the sake of his family.

Citizenship at last

Emily Davis, Editor-in-Chief
October 28, 2020
Starr’s Mill alum Glenn Goorsky pictured with his high school sweetheart, Rachel Taylor, who is now his wife, at the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Goorsky, while successfully pursuing and implementing a football leadership program for the Panthers, continues his love of travel with his job.

Learning and leading

Emily Davis, Editor-in-Chief
October 10, 2020
“Sophies Heart” follows an immigrant as she begins working for a widow’s family. She helps this family heal from their wife and mother’s death and find God’s grace once again.

[Photo] Secretary switch up

Elizabeth Carrico, Staff Writer
October 5, 2020

Coach’s Corner

Emily Davis, Editor-in-Chief
September 9, 2020
Luna Wan

Luna Wan

Emily Davis, Editor-in-Chief
August 28, 2020
Angie Bryant’s son participates in a chalk exercise for her workout video. Bryant sets up a routine and tries to have at least two days a week scheduled for physical activity.  Bryants videos are just one example of how local community members are helping others during the coronavirus pandemic.

Kindness through the virus

Emily Davis, Features Editor
April 21, 2020
Alumna Lily Carter, sister to Starr’s Mill sophomore Abby Carter, currently attends Kennesaw State University and has already started her own small business. Kindred Spirits Clothing takes clothes from thrift shops and donations, flipping them into fashionable attire that contributes to saving landfills and the ecosystem.

Thrift shop clothing flips

Emily Davis, Features Editor
March 21, 2020
Senior Dean Rowell participates in an autocross event at Atlanta Motor Speedway. “It’s a motor sport that emphasizes driver skill and agility more than power or speed,” Rowell said. Though his car, a 2004 Infiniti G35 coupe, is used for agility events, it can reach a top speed of 155 miles per hour.

Accelerating into autocross

Emily Davis, Features Editor
March 12, 2020
Sara Evans recently launched her own line of clothing called Yons Customs. The name is inspired from her middle name, because she wanted her company to be personalized and unique. This kind of mindset has been the root of her creativity, which has blossomed into the new and slowly thriving business that she now runs.

Creative custom clothing

Emily Davis, Features Editor
February 28, 2020
Melinda Whitlock has been journaling every day since 1975. Her collection now consists of nearly 80 journals filled with her life story, but also has an impressive pile of concert tickets that hold memories of their own.

Life story preserved on paper

Emily Davis, Features Editor
February 3, 2020
Rebecca Rickeard, pictured with Tim Monihan from Farmers Insurance, is last month’s Golden Apple recipient. Rickeard tries to make the effort to show compassion toward her students and really get to know them. Having not only traveled far in her career, she has also traveled far in the world as so far she has traveled to 20 different countries.

Golden Apple – December 2019

Emily Davis, Features Editor
January 16, 2020
One of Harris’s favorite touches to have in a bullet journal is a mood tracker. She believes that coloring in the tracker each day can make filling out a bullet journal more fun.

Jotting in journals

Emily Davis, Features Editor
November 21, 2019
Senior Karsen Kalen has a diverse range of hobbies but one of his favorites is playing guitar. With a music taste for most anything old school, Kalen enjoys artists like Johnny Cash and The Beatles.

Running and strumming

Emily Davis, Features Editor
November 13, 2019
Doreen Barr spreads drug awareness anywhere that she will be allowed to speak. After losing her son to heroin laced with fentanyl, Barr wants to do everything she can to save others’ lives.

Teaching from tragedy

Emily Davis, Features Editor
October 28, 2019
Tim Monihan from Farmers Insurance is pictured with this month’s Golden Apple winner Wendy Willoughby. Willoughby believes everyone here at Starr’s Mill is capable of the Golden Apple award and thinks that all of the math department deserves it.

Golden Apple – September 2019

Emily Davis, Features Editor
September 26, 2019
Senior Joy Inya-Agha pictured promoting her Girl Scout Gold Award campaign. Her aim is to bring awareness to the registry for being a donor for bone marrow and stem cells to potentially save lives.

Scouting for a cause

Emily Davis, Features Editor
September 17, 2019
Evan Coe looks at his late father’s collection of Pokemon cards. Evan’s father, Allen Coe, was a previous Starr’s Mill student. Allen found father-son bonding time with his son through Pokémon GO, which Evan now uses to remember his dad.

Catching memories

Emily Davis, Features Editor
August 30, 2019

The B19 Ten

Emily Davis, Staff Writer
May 24, 2019
Golden Apple - May 2019

Golden Apple – May 2019

Emily Davis, Staff Writer
May 23, 2019

The B19 Ten

Emily Davis, Staff Writer
May 20, 2019
Tim Monihan from Farmers Insurance pictured next to this month’s Golden Apple winner, Dr. Lela Crowder. Crowder has been selected for this award by previous winner, Rick Wright, because he thought she had gone above and beyond what other teachers do to make a newcomer feel welcome.

Golden Apple – April 2019

Emily Davis, Staff Writer
April 25, 2019
Assistant principal Scott Robinson oversees a new, informal club that requires thinking outside of the box. Pictured is one of his puzzles that students have to solve.

Mind games

Emily Davis, Staff Writer
March 4, 2019
Christine Chatham and Grace Forsberg sign to one another before English class begins. Forsberg had not spoken her first full sentence until the age of eight, but now she can communicate through both sign language and English.

Engaging interpretations

Emily Davis, Staff Writer
January 31, 2019
Tim Monihan from Farmers Insurance in Peachtree City poses with this month’s Golden Apple winner Spanish teacher Shayne Thompson. Thompson believes that “where there’s a will, there’s a way,” and she demonstrates this way of thinking to her students as they learn a world language.

Golden Apple – November 2018

Emily Davis, Staff Writer
November 30, 2018
The Men of the Mill performs in the Media Center at the Partners in Ed. luncheon. The Men of the Mill are the top men’s chorus group at Starr’s Mill, and one can only be a part of the group through annual tryouts and auditions. Up until now, they’d been a ten member group but the voices they’ve heard have been too good to not make this year’s group an eleven-member crew.

Eleven voices composed for Starr-dom

Emily Davis, Staff Writer
November 28, 2018
Tim Monihan from Farmers Insurance in Peachtree City poses with this month’s Golden Apple winner Adriah Williams. “Students are people and teachers are people, and I think I’m drawn towards the teaching profession because I am a people person,” Williams said.

Golden Apple – August 2018

Emily Davis, Staff Writer
August 28, 2018
Toyin Mafe teaches her chemistry class about significant figures. Mafe joins the Starr’s Mill staff after previously teaching at Riverdale High School.

Dr. Toyin Mafe

Emily Davis, Staff Writer
August 23, 2018
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