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Jordyn Mobley

Jordyn Mobley, Editor in Chief/A&E Editor

Jordyn Mobley is a senior at McIntosh who has been a part of the Trail staff for all four years of high school. She is serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the Trail for the second year in a row. She won a superior award at GSPA in the Sports Photography category and is also a member of the NSPA Honor Roll of Student Journalists.
Jordyn is a part of many honor societies at school such as Spanish Honor Society, Science Honor Society, English Honor Society, and Beta Club. She has been playing the violin for seven years and is a member of the orchestra program at McIntosh. She is a leadership member in the color guard section of the Spirit of McIntosh marching band as well.
On the weekends, you can catch her at the movies or at her house crocheting her latest project. Jordyn is excited for what’s to come this year on the Trail.

All content by Jordyn Mobley
Morgan Green, a senior staff writer for the McIntosh Trail.

Senior Legacy: Morgan Green

May 11, 2022

Morgan Green, a senior staff writer for the McIntosh Trail.

What is up With Misogonistic Men on Podcasts?

April 29, 2022

In this podcast, we discuss things that misogynistic men have said on podcasts that are derogatory towards women. Want to know more about our opinions? Listen to find out what we have to say.

The Ultimatum is the Messiest Show on Netflix

The Ultimatum is the Messiest Show on Netflix

April 19, 2022

Netflix has recently been dropping many binge-worthy shows in the past couple of weeks. From season two of “Bridgerton” to “Inventing Anna,” there are a variety of options for your next watch....

Is SZA Overrated? Unpopular Opinions with the Trail

March 31, 2022

In this podcast, we discuss what we believe to be unpopular opinions. Topics range from high school being dumb to SZA being overrated. Listen to find out what we think about topics that you care about.

Is Elliot Cal’s Son?! Euphoria Conspiracies and Character Breakdowns

February 3, 2022

In this podcast episode, we give a recap of season one and what we expect to happen in the final episodes of season two. We also discuss conspiracy theories that have been circling the internet and we...

OPINION: How to Change the Way You Create Your New Year’s Resolution in Order to Stick to it

OPINION: How to Change the Way You Create Your New Year’s Resolution in Order to Stick to it

January 3, 2022

2022 is finally here and there are so many different things to look forward too within this new year. With that being said, the age old tradition of New Year’s resolutions are outdated and honestly,...


Astroworld Tragedy

December 1, 2021

Senior Zara Morgan stresses over all the tasks that she needs to get done including homework and extracurricular activities.

Why the First Semester of Senior Year is so Challenging

November 30, 2021

The first semester of senior year is jam packed for many students. Between college applications, extracurricular activities, jobs and school, the first semester can get overwhelming for seniors. Many students...

We Asked, You Answered.

We Asked, You Answered.

October 29, 2021

On Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, the mask mandate that had been put in place for all schools in Fayette County since Sept. 17, 2021 officially ended. According to the Fayette County COVID-19 Weekly Report, McIntosh...

Jojo Siwa Makes History by Having Same Sex Partner on Dancing With the Stars

Jojo Siwa Makes History by Having Same Sex Partner on Dancing With the Stars

October 27, 2021

YouTuber and internet personality, Jojo Siwa, made history by being the first contestant on “Dancing With The Stars” to have a same sex partner. Siwa and her partner, Jenna Johnson-Chmerkovskiy, received...

Ari Wakili is a senior at McIntosh who moved to the United States from Afghanistan back in 2017 in order to escape the turmoil revolving around the 20 year war in Afghanistan.

No Escape: Arezoo Wakili on Her Life in Afghanistan

September 23, 2021

After 20 years, America has pulled out of the war in Afghanistan leaving the Taliban to take over once again. The takeover of the Taliban has created fear inside of many of the Americans who are still...

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The Timeline & Tragedies of 9/11

September 11, 2021

Editor's Note: This story was originally published on Sept. 11, 2021.  On Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attackers hijacked four airplanes and proceeded to carry out their attack on the targets of the...

One of many campaign posters that candidate, Athena Manalo, has hung around campus in support of her campaign.

Athena Manalo Running for Student Body President

August 20, 2021

The 2021-2022 McIntosh student government election is creating quite the buzz around school. The candidates for student government are making a lot of noise when it comes to their campaigns. This year’s...

Senior Legacy- Yunju Lee

Senior Legacy- Yunju Lee

May 20, 2021

How have you made McIntosh a better place, what was your contribution to the campus? "I like to think that, as the Features Editor, I helped find people in McIntosh who don’t usually have their...

MHS Trail Social Media Editor junior Chisom Ugbajah received a Superior in the Social Justice Reporting category for her story, Kamala Harris: First Black Vice President.

MHS Trail GSPA Winners

May 3, 2021

MHS Trail Social Media Editor junior Chisom Ugbajah received a Superior in the Social Justice Reporting category for her story, "Kamala Harris: First Black Vice President."

David Dobrik and James Charles have both recently published apology videos due to the recent scandals.

David Dobrik and James Charles Social Media Scandals

April 26, 2021

The world of social media has many issues that are seemingly getting worse and worse. Social media influencers are continuously being exposed for disturbing scandals such as messaging minors or sexual...

The McIntosh Trial 2021

April 1, 2021

The McIntosh Trial of 2021 is here with a special twist! There is a hidden message inside one of the stories. Students who find the message will be entered into a draw for a $15 Chick-fil-A gift card....

OPINION: The Royal Family Failed to Protect Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

OPINION: The Royal Family Failed to Protect Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

March 28, 2021

The former Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan and Harry, recently did an interview with Oprah where they discussed everything that was happening behind the scenes in the royal family. In the interview,...

Junior Becca Lobl shooting a 3-pointer.

OPINION: Twitter Does Not Talk About Girls Basketball Games

March 3, 2021

Junior Becca Lobl shooting a 3-pointer.

Our Black Voices: The Stories of Black McIntosh Students and Faculty

February 28, 2021

We thought it was important to create this video because in a predominantly white school, black voices are not as well heard. We interviewed various students and faculty members in order to produce this...

Black History Month

Black History Month

February 28, 2021

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration to recognize African Americans and their role in U.S. History. This was started by Carter G. Woodson in 1976, and people have used this month to honor...

A cartoon picture of Bachelor host, Chris Harrison, who has made concerning statements regarding racist allegations towards one of the contestants of Season 25.

OPINION: How Racism Continues to Be Enabled in the Bachelor Franchise

February 13, 2021

“The Bachelor'' made history this year by casting Matt James as the bachelor of Season 25, the first Black male lead on the show. James had a record breaking number of women apply to be a part of his...

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Going Back to Green

February 4, 2021

This is what the hallways look like on the yellow schedule. There are many people, but not as much. Soon, hallways will be packed when we go back to green.

Student Body Yay or Nay About Green Schedule?

February 2, 2021

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, FCBOE will be going back to the green schedule. FCBOE ran on a hybrid schedule since Jan. 15. Brick-and-mortar students were split back into their A and B groups, alternating between...

OPINION: Cancel Culture on TikTok is Irrelevant

OPINION: Cancel Culture on TikTok is Irrelevant

January 25, 2021

Social Media apps such as TikTok have given the average person a chance to have a platform and gain millions of followers within as little as a year. Having a presence in the social media world can give...

Trump will make history as the first president to ever be impeached twice while in office.

Trump Makes History by Being the Only President To Ever Be Impeached Twice

January 19, 2021

On Jan. 13, 2021, President Donald Trump made history by being the first president to ever be impeached twice. Trump was impeached the first time back in December of 2018 for “abuse of power and obstruction...

Austin Carmichael (12) was unable to walk down the field during the Homecoming Game because he was in quarantine so his brother walked down in place of him.

Seniors in Qurantine: How COVID-19 Has Effected the Class of 2021

December 14, 2020

On Oct. 19, all FCBOE schools had transitioned from the Yellow Schedule to the Green Schedule because of declining numbers of positive COVID-19 cases. However, as of Nov. 20, the number of positive cases...

The weekly update for the COVID case numbers.

UPDATE: Worried About Fayette County Schools Staying on Green Schedule? MHS Moves to New Hybrid Schedule

December 1, 2020

It’s no secret that COVID cases here at McIntosh are on the rise. More and more students are being quarantined and some students have tested positive for COVID. The question has been raised of whether...

(Left to right) AJ Chadha (12) and Justin Austin (11)

Annual McIntosh Talent Show

November 24, 2020

The annual McIntosh talent show took place on Saturday, Nov. 7 in the McIntosh football stadium. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the talent show was not able to be held in the auditorium like usual because...

Controversies Surrounding Disneys Live-Action Mulan

Controversies Surrounding Disney’s Live-Action Mulan

October 8, 2020

Last year, Disney announced plans to make a live-action remake of “Mulan”. A beloved classic in America, naturally the announcement was met with excitement and joy. However, the excitement was...

Junior, Tracy Guo sits at her desk at her house and tries to complete her virtual assignments. Guo is completely virtual, so she uses the new platform Edgenuity in order to complete her assignments. Many students are finding difficulty navigating through online schools because they do not have teachers with them to automatically help them.

To Go or Not to Go: Back to School in the Time of COVID-19

September 13, 2020

School is back in session and there are some major changes at McIntosh that have taken place regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the changes include wearing a mask to school, one way hallways, and...

Organizer Katlin Hood is a rising sophomore at McIntosh High school. Here she speaks with state representative Derrick Jackson, of Georgia House District 064.

MHS Student Organizes PTC Protest for Black Lives Matter

June 8, 2020

On Sun. June 7, many civilians from Peachtree City gathered at Drake Field to participate in a peaceful rally that was put together by upcoming sophomore, Kaitlyn Hood. A member from the Peachtree City...

Virtual and Physical Graduation for the Class of 2020

May 22, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the graduating class of 2020 will not be able to have a physical graduation ceremony on the original date of May 22. However, the seniors will be having a virtual ceremony...

Blue Angels and Thunderbirds to Honor Healthcare Workers with Scheduled Flyover

Blue Angels and Thunderbirds to Honor Healthcare Workers with Scheduled Flyover

May 1, 2020

On Sat. May 2, 2020, the Navy’s Blue Angels and the Air Force’s Thunderbirds will be flying over multiple cities to commemorate all of the healthcare workers’ hard work during these trying times....

Kim Mobley stands in her nurses work station while wearing all of the safety equipment that she needs to go and take care of her patients. The safety equipment is for protective measure in order to block any chance of contracting the virus. The frightning part about this safety equipment is that the nurses do not know if it is effective or not. However, it is the only source of protection they have so they are required  to use it.

On the Frontline: What it’s Like to be a Healthcare Worker During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 30, 2020

The past few months have been a stressful time for everyone in the world. We are all still learning how to navigate life during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, no one can compare their stress and anxiety...

One of the only ways to past time for me nowadays is to read. I enjoy reading a lot, but now I have become tired by sitting inside. It feels good to be outside surrounded by nature. However, I still like to take precaution by wearing my mask said Jordyn Mobley (10).

“Instead of visiting my Grandma, I am teaching her to Zoom” – Jordyn Mobley

April 26, 2020

Instead of visiting my Grandma every week, I am attempting to teach her how to use zoom over the phone so she can see my family and me. During these unprecedented times, my Grandma has made it very clear...

OPINION: Academic Lunches Brings a Weird Dynamic Between Students

April 1, 2020

Twice a year, the school awards students who made the honor roll with a special academic lunch. Students can either make gold, silver or bronze. Gold students receive a catered lunch from various restaurants...

Tweet by USA Volleyball stating that all tournaments with a large amount of people participating should be cancelled due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The tweet states that tournaments will try to be pushed back to Mar. 22nd, however the COVID-19 will most likely still be at large. If USAV can not find a later date to push the tournaments to, they will be cancelled permanently.

A5 Volleyball Tournaments Cancelled Due to COVID-19: Player Shares her Thoughts

March 18, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there has been many cancellations for sports events and the gathering of sports teams in general. One sport organization in particular that has been affected by the COVID-19...

The blood drive will be held in the Multi-purpose room throughout the entire school day.

UPDATED: MHS “Battle for the Blood” Drive Canceled due to COVID-19 District Shutdown

March 12, 2020

UPDATE March 13, 2020 Due to Fayette County Schools district-wide closing on Friday, March 13 the blood drive has been canceled. "I'm so disappointed," said MHS organizer and Health Occupations teacher...

Chiefettes Bring Home a State Championship for the Eleventh Time in a row

February 19, 2020

For 11 years in a row, the Chiefettes came out on top and became state champions. This past weekend on Feb. 8, the Chiefettes hosted the annual UDA Peachtree City dance competition in the McIntosh gym....

McIntosh Theater Presents: Mary Poppins the Musical

McIntosh Theater Presents: Mary Poppins the Musical

January 30, 2020

The McIntosh drama department is putting on a truly magical production this year because they are performing none other than Mary Poppins. Mary Poppins is the story of two young children named Michael...

Devastating Bush-Fires Spread Throughout Australia

Devastating Bush-Fires Spread Throughout Australia

January 13, 2020

People all over the world have watched and experienced the devastating bush-fires that have been scorching Australia for over a month now. The cause of the fires is likely due to the extended drought Australia...

OPINION: We Need More Original Christmas Songs

OPINION: We Need More Original Christmas Songs

December 15, 2019

The most anticipated holiday of the year has finally arrived. That’s right, it’s Christmas season. With that being said, there are a variety of things that make people excited about this holiday. Whether...

When You Wish Upon A Star… Disney Plus Arrives

When You Wish Upon A Star… Disney Plus Arrives

November 20, 2019

The Disney corporation launched its new Disney Plus app on Nov. 12. The app has movies and shows from Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, National Geographic and its own studios. It will release 10 original movies,...

McIntosh Brings the Heat at Mcmadness

November 11, 2019

The girls and boys basketball teams brought their A-game at Mcmadness. Each team was electrifying to watch.  Unfortunately, the girls lost to Troup County with a score of 58-26. However, the night...

OPINION: Tomahawk Chop Should be Chopped out of McIntosh’s Sporting Events

November 8, 2019

The Braves recently came under fire for using the Tomahawk Chop as a way to have fans show team spirit. The Braves have been using the Tomahawk Chop since 1991 when they adopted the motion from Florida...

Photo by Nakia Harmon

Expectations Vs. Reality: Halloween

November 4, 2019

It’s spooky season and we all know what that means. Halloween has snuck upon us. It may be a trick for you to think that your Halloween is going to go perfectly. Now we’re not saying that your Halloween...

Sophomores Take A Trip to Shakespeare’s Tavern

October 15, 2019

On Oct. 10 some of the sophomore class traveled to the Shakespeare Tavern to see a performance of Julius Caesar. The group left around 8:45 am on Tuesday morning and didn’t get back until 2 pm that same...

Chief News Outreach

October 4, 2019

International   Audra O’Clair   In Beijing, China, the people celebrated China’s 70 years of becoming the People’s Republic of China. Meanwhile in Hong Kong, China’s territory,...

The cheerleaders practice in the gym the night before their competition.

Cheerleaders Come Out on Top in 1st Competition of the Season

October 1, 2019

The JV and Varsity cheerleaders kicked their season off with a very good start when both teams came in first place at their first competition. The cheerleaders worked extremely hard in the weeks before...

Expectations Vs. Reality: Back To School

September 23, 2019

The school year has come upon us, whether we’ve tried to rid the thoughts of it or if we’ve been secretly counting down the days until the beginning. The topic of back to school can be viewed through...

Quiet On The Set: Peace Tea Comes to McIntosh to Film Commercial

Quiet On The Set: Peace Tea Comes to McIntosh to Film Commercial

September 6, 2019

Wednesday, Aug. 27 was a big day for McIntosh in the filmmaking industry and many did not even know. The Peace Tea company came to McIntosh to film a commercial around our school. They arrived at around...

AP Human Geography students take one last photo together in Costa Rica with their tour guide, Wendy.

AP Human Geography Students Travel Across Costa Rica

August 28, 2019

Over the summer, AP Human Geography students had the opportunity to take a trip around Costa Rica with teachers Whitt Jones and Courtney Viera. The group spent eight days touring around the country. They...

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McIntosh Student Travels to Pheonix to Compete in ISEF

May 23, 2019

One McIntosh student had the opportunity to travel to Phoenix, Arizona to participate in a world-renowned science fair. Mac Dannelly participated in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair....

You’ve Seen Avengers, but did you see “Us”?

May 21, 2019

Us is one of the most talked about thrillers that has been released this year. The director, Jordan Peele, is known for creating movies that have hidden meanings or metaphors which bring up substantial...

Expectations Vs. Reality: Summer Break

Expectations Vs. Reality: Summer Break

May 20, 2019

It’s finally the end of the school year, and we all know what that means: Summer break is near! With that being said, it’s no secret that everyone has been fantasizing about what adventures they will...

Jordyn Mobley

Trail Staff Member Yunju Lee Accepted Into the Iowa Young Writers Studio

May 17, 2019

After many years of hard work and effort, McIntosh Trail staff writer, Yunju Lee, has been accepted into the Iowa Young Writers Studio. The Iowa Young Writers Studio is a very prestigious creative writing...

Marissa Shockley

Senior Legacy: Nathan Besse

May 15, 2019

How have you made McIntosh a better place, what was your contribution to the campus? “I’ve been in German Club and Web Design Club. Of course, I’m a part of the school newspaper. It’s my first...

Marissa Shockley

Senior Legacy: Dani Davis

May 15, 2019

How have you made McIntosh a better place, what was your contribution to the campus? “I wouldn’t say I made McIntosh a better place, because that’s a big statement. I’m an officer in HOSA and...

Jordyn Mobley

Preparing for the Final Orchestra Peformance

April 23, 2019

The orchestra is preparing for their last recital of the year. Since this is Mr. James Hagberg’s last recital with the orchestra, everyone throughout the three classes is trying to make it special. Some...

Jordyn Mobley

Mr. Hagberg Retires After Fifteen Years of Teaching Orchestra in Fayette County

April 17, 2019

James Hagberg has been an orchestra teacher for middle and high school students for fifteen years now in Fayette County. Mr. Hagberg is planning to retire at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. His plan...

Expectations Vs. Reality: Spring Break

March 28, 2019

Spring break is just around the corner and we’re all waiting patiently for it to come. Spring break is infamous for taking trips with friends and family. However, not everyone is able to go on lavish...

Drawn by Yunju Lee

Valentines Day: Expectations Vs. Reality

February 13, 2019

Valentine’s Day is a day full of magic and wonder for some people, but Valentine’s Day can be a day centered around whether or not you’ll have enough boxes of tissue for those of you who lack a significant...

The McIntosh Band Travels to Athens to Paticipate in Janfest

February 2, 2019

On Thurs., Jan. 17, the McIntosh band traveled to Athens to participate in Janfest at the University of Georgia. Janfest is a four day event where high school bands come from all around the state to perform...

Humans of McIntosh: Celene Bennett

Humans of McIntosh: Celene Bennett

February 2, 2019

McIntosh is a diverse school where all walks of life come together to create the student body. There are many ways to get involved in the community and leave your mark on the school. For freshman Celene...

2018 Orchestra Christmas Concert

December 18, 2018

The Orchestra students hosted their Christmas concert on Tuesday, Dec.  11 in the McIntosh auditorium. Mr. Hagberg chose pieces that got everyone who was watching into the Christmas spirit. The Orchestra...

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