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Adelaide Barrett

Adelaide Barrett , Staff Writer

Adelaide Barrett is a junior and first year member of the Trail staff. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to improve her writing and photography skills while reporting on MHS life. This year, she hopes to write articles regarding issues she feels passionate about. Adelaide plays baritone and bassoon and loves being a member of the Spirit of McIntosh Marching Band. You can find her bussing tables at her part-time job, hanging out with her pets, or playing board games with her family. She looks forward to being a part of the McIntosh Trail!

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Freshman Greta Barretts slightly cluttered desk serves as her workspace during virtual learning.

OPINION: Virtual Learning Update

Adelaide Barrett, Staff Writer Mar 31, 2020

https://mhstrail.org/opinion/2020/03/19/opinion-virtual-learning-expectations-remain-unclear/ Due to clarifications from administrators, relaxed expectations from teachers, and a successful adjustment...

Freshman Greta Barrett completes an AP Human Geography assignment at her kitchen table.

OPINION: Virtual Learning Expectations Remain Unclear

Adelaide Barrett, Staff Writer Mar 19, 2020

  As students attempt to manage their own time and stay on top of seven classes’ worth of work, unclear expectations from teachers and administration are causing unnecessary stress in a time...

Mardi Gras Fast Facts

Mardi Gras Fast Facts

Adelaide Barrett, Staff Writer Mar 1, 2020

Many people associate Mardi Gras with alcohol, college students, and litter. While all of these may be apply to a certain extent, Mardi Gras is much more than that. Mardi Gras is celebrated in several...

Orchestra Performs Pre-LGPE Concert

Orchestra Performs Pre-LGPE Concert

Adelaide Barrett, Staff Writer Feb 29, 2020

The McIntosh orchestra performed a pre-LGPE (Large Group Performance Evaluation) concert on Feb. 25. The concert consisted of three pieces. The first, “Sinfonia in D,” was written by Johann Stamitz...

Band and Orchestra Attend Symphony Performance

Adelaide Barrett, Staff Writer Feb 13, 2020

On Friday, Feb. 7, the McIntosh band and orchestra classes traveled to the Coweta County Performing Arts Center for a performance by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The concert, entitled “Uniquely American:...

Cinema Drive Program Brought to McIntosh

Cinema Drive Program Brought to McIntosh

Adelaide Barrett, Staff Writer Feb 4, 2020

On Thursday, Jan. 23, McIntosh’s junior and senior classes participated in Cinema Drive. According to the program’s promotional video, Cinema Drive is “an exciting, interactive 3D safe-driving experience...

Does King continue to be memorialized in our memories, or has his holiday turned to just another day off?

How do we remember Martin Luther King Jr. Day?

Zack Stone and Adelaide Barrett Jan 23, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. weekend is a perfect way to ease back into the normal schedule of the new semester. However, a short week to help recover from the shock of returning for the second semester is by...

AP Night: Here’s What You Missed

AP Night: Here’s What You Missed

Adelaide Barrett, Staff Writer Jan 13, 2020

AP Night was held Thursday, Jan. 9 at 7:00 pm. The event began with a presentation that included a description of AP courses, qualifications, and an explanation of the application process. This information...

McIntosh Band and Orchestra Perform Holiday Concert

Adelaide Barrett, Staff Writer Dec 12, 2019

On Thursday, Dec. 5th, the McIntosh band and orchestra classes performed a combined holiday concert in the auditorium. The Intermediate Band, Advanced Band, and Wind Ensemble performed simultaneously...

Booth Students Participate in Fine Arts Day

Adelaide Barrett, Staff Writer Dec 1, 2019

On Nov. 21, the 8th grade class of J.C. Booth Middle School traveled to McIntosh for Fine Arts Day. The event consisted of performances from the chorus, band, orchestra, art, and drama departments....

Students suffer in the panic of colliding breaks and the shorter classes coming to a close for the semester.

Opinion: The Pre-Thanksgiving Panic

Zack Stone and Adelaide Barrett Nov 22, 2019

The first semester of the 2019-2020 school year presented several new challenges for McIntosh: shorter classes, an extra class period, and the complete reorganization of the building. Now, as the semester...

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Nakia Harmon    International   On Oct. 16, Tanzania’s Supreme Court of Appeal confirmed an earlier ruling involving the banning of parents from marrying off their daughters from...

Step-by-Step: A Marching Band Timeline

Adelaide Barrett, Staff Writer Oct 25, 2019

On Oct. 11, the McIntosh football team played against Fayette County High School. It was a close back-and-forth game, with the Chiefs ultimately winning 21-20. After the game, the marching band, which...

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Adelaide Barrett and Landon Wilde Oct 22, 2019

National    Adelaide Barrett   Amidst California’s ongoing wildfire crisis, the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has announced plans for a Public Safety Power Shut Off. As a preemptive...

Police Line, Do Not Cross

Police Line, Do Not Cross

Adelaide Barrett and Zack Stone Oct 10, 2019

Looking for the Line Between a Joke and a Threat On Sept. 25, several McIntosh students overheard a peer making possible threats. After this was communicated to the school resource officer, a police...

Harts childhood portrait is currently hanging in the Capitol Tunnel. Image courtesy of Jessie Hart.

The Art of Jessie Hart

Adelaide Barrett, Staff Writer Oct 3, 2019

The Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide visual art contest for high school students. The winning artists are recognized at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., and their art is displayed for a year...

Students across McIntosh donate money to the fundraiser through boxes labeled Join the Hero Squad.

Pennies for Patients

Adelaide Barrett, Staff Writer Oct 3, 2019

The Pennies for Patients Fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, which took place from Sept. 16 to Sept. 27, was sponsored by teacher Ward Abel. The fundraiser is intended to “raise money through...

Out With the Old, In With the Tune

Out With the Old, In With the Tune

Adelaide Barrett, Staff Writer Sep 9, 2019

Rae Litowich began playing piano at age seven and violin in fourth grade. Then, in an unusual twist of events, she started learning percussion in high school. “My high school did not have an orchestra,”...

Elizabeth Warren, one of the Democratic Partys lead candidates, campaigns to students.

Information Inundation: How McIntosh Students Are Learning About the 2020 Election

Zack Stone and Adelaide Barrett Aug 28, 2019

In an increasingly digital age, information about the 2020 United States presidential election permeates every moment of a potential voter’s day. From phone alerts to news broadcasts to social media...

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