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Max Lawson

Max Lawson, Photography Editor

Max Lawson is a senior at McIntosh High School. He is returning to the staff of the MHS Trail this year after being a virtual student for the 2020-2021 school year. Upon returning, he is assuming the role of photo editor for the Trail. Max is involved in extracurricular activities such as MHS Debate, Esports, and the local baseball league. He hopes to go to a college in the state, majoring in journalism, using his background at the Trail, as well as photography skills to propel his career.

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Senior Legacy: Jordyn Mobley

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Senior Jordyn Mobley, editor-in-chief of the McIntosh Trail.

Neurosurgeon donates a pool to MHS

MHS Trial Satirical Edition Set to Release This Friday

Audrey Zimmerman and Max Lawson Mar 31, 2022

The McIntosh Trail’s annual special satirical edition newspaper “The McIntosh Trial” is set to be released on Friday, April 1, 2022. Physical copies will be available and the Trail staff will pass...

Russian President Vladimir Putin Gets Cyberbullied

Generation Z (Gen Z) has lived through some of the most tragic, but impactful, events. There have been numerous school shootings, 9/11, the Boston Marathon bombing, the ongoing climate crisis, the murder...

MHS student section drives home true school spirit

Best of MHS Trail Photography 2021-2022

Max Lawson, Photography Editor Feb 28, 2022

The End of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Max Lawson, Photography Editor Nov 4, 2021

In Dec. of 2018, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was released by Nintendo as the latest entry in the Super Smash Bros. series. 3 years later, the game that became a bestseller, influential esport, and cultural...

The MHS Marching Band walks onto their practice field.

MHS Marching Band Season Begins

Max Lawson, Photography Editor Oct 15, 2021

Graphic by: Max Lawson

The Return of Movie Theaters and Their Impact

Max Lawson, Photography Editor Oct 4, 2021

As the world begins to reset itself in the wake of COVID-19, one of the most recent and controversial decisions that modern industry has made is the return of movies to be released exclusively in theaters....

The MHS football team rushing onto the field.

Opening Home Game v. LaGrange

Max Lawson, Photography Editor Sep 1, 2021

One of Orion Zimmermans posters in support of his campaign.

Orion Zimmerman Running for Student Body President

Max Lawson, Photography Editor Aug 20, 2021

The 2021-2022 student election has drawn the eyes of McIntosh like none before. Orion Zimmerman, a senior in the class of 22’ has created an ambitious campaign, one that aims to change the student body’s...

MHS sophomore Adeola Batiste steps in line during the Senior night halftime performance.

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Feb 14, 2020

MHS sophomore Adeola Batiste steps in line during the Senior night halftime performance.

Fayette County Coronavirus Update: Closings and Food Distribution

Fayette County Coronavirus Update: Closings and Food Distribution

Samantha Cornett and Max Lawson Mar 10, 2020

UPDATE 3/16/2020 Schools will remain closed for all students and staff through March 27. Students will continue to complete work through the virtual learning platform. According to FCBOE, "The Fayette...

The film was based on the character from the popular 1990s game.

Opinion: The Sonic Movie Wasn’t as Bad as People Say.

Max Lawson, Photography Editor Feb 28, 2020

In mid 2019, Paramount Films announced that they would be releasing a film in late 2019. This film was to star a long-time favorite video game character Sonic The Hedgehog. It would be in association with...

Esports is an up and coming sport at McIntosh.
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ESports is an Up and Coming Varsity Sport

Max Lawson, Photography Editor Feb 6, 2020

In the fall of 2019, McIntosh became the home of one of the newest GHSA sponsored sports. This is in the form of esports. MHS has five teams that play one of three different games. These games are League...

Fans remember the legacy of Kobe Bryant as they mourn his death. Credit: Creative Commons

National News: Retired NBA Player Kobe Bryant Dies in Tragic Crash

Max Lawson, Photography Editor Jan 27, 2020

On the morning of Jan. 26, 2020, NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna boarded a helicopter in Los Angeles. They were headed to a basketball tournament for Gianna, along with seven other people....

MHS Marching Band member sophomore Adeola Batiste practices for the performance that was rained out.

Marching Band Cancelled Competitions Due to Rain

Elijah Smith, Multimedia Editor Nov 22, 2019

MHS Marching Band member sophomore Adeola Batiste practices for the performance that was rained out.

Sophomores Take A Trip to Shakespeare’s Tavern

Audra O'Clair, Izzy Pullias, Jordyn Mobley, and Max Lawson Oct 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...

Freshmen winners John Paul Uzochukwu and Claire Lankford posing for photos after winning

Homecoming Week Concludes After Many Preparations

Landon Wilde and Max Lawson Oct 4, 2019

Homecoming has been a long-lasting tradition for high schools and colleges for a long time. A lot of events form the homecoming experience. Students enjoy participating in spirit week, watching the parade,...

MHS Debate Sets Expectations for Upcoming Season

MHS Debate Sets Expectations for Upcoming Season

Max Lawson, Photography Editor Oct 4, 2019

The McIntosh debate team, led by British literature teacher Ward Abel, has had a successful start to their season. Since the first meeting of the team in late Aug., they have gone to only one tournament...

MHS Debate Sets Expectations for Upcoming Season

MHS Debate Sets Expectations for Upcoming Season

Max Lawson, Photography Editor Oct 3, 2019

The McIntosh debate team, led by British literature teacher Ward Abel, has had a successful start to their season. Since the first meeting of the team in late Aug., they have gone to only one tournament...

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The Dangers of Putting Your Phone Up: Cell Phone Jails

The Dangers of Putting Your Phone Up: Cell Phone Jails

Max Lawson and Izzy Pullias Sep 26, 2019

Cell phones are, needless to say, an epidemic at McIntosh. In every hallway, between each class, at every lunch period, students are glued to their cellular devices. While the  administration is supposedly...

Judge Thompson tells the trail staff about the world of journalistic law

The Trail Staff Opens New School Year with Guest Speaker

Samantha Cornett, Editor in Chief Aug 27, 2019

Judge Thompson tells the trail staff about the world of journalistic law

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