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Nakia Harmon

Nakia Harmon, Opinions Editor

Nakia Harmon has served on the McIntosh Trail for four years. This will be her third year serving as the Opinions Editor of the McIntosh Trail. She will be the 2021-2022 New Voices Student Leader of Georgia. As the 2021-2022 New Voices Student Leader of Georgia, she will campaign for New Voices legislation to be passed in Georgia with the support of the members of the committee that she will lead that will consist of her fellow Georgia student journalists who feel just as passionate about the freedoms of student journalists as she does. She is an inductee of the 2021 National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) Honor Roll. This will be her second year serving as a Key Club officer. She is also a member of Quill and Scroll, National English Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, National Honor Society, and Beta Club. She was a varsity sprinter for McIntosh Track and Field during her freshman and sophomore years. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her four siblings and thrifting for new finds. She aspires to be the editor-in-chief of a publication or become the editor-in- chief of her own publication.

All content by Nakia Harmon
MHS Lady Chiefs finish a game in high spirits

Best of MHS Trail Photography 2021-2022

February 28, 2022

MHS Lady Chiefs finish a game in high spirits

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OPINION: Why You Should Support New Voices Georgia?

December 1, 2021

What would there be of a democracy in the United States if it were not for the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution which protects the freedom of the press as well as the freedom of speech and assembly?...

Member of the Unity Project senior Morgan Wellman asking Paul Oddo who is one of the Fayette County Municipal Election Candidates questions regarding his platform.

Fayette County Mayoral and City Council Meet and Greet Hosted by the NAACP

October 31, 2021

The Fayette County Mayoral and City Council Meet and Greet hosted by the NAACP was held on Oct. 24 at Drake Field in Peachtree City, Georgia from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. This was the second Fayette County...

McIntosh XC boys varsity runners running to the finish line.

Heading to the Finish Line

October 1, 2021

The McIntosh XC season kicked off on Aug. 21 as the McIntosh XC girls’ and boys’ runners competed in the Mercy Invitational. The meet was hosted by Our Lady of Mercy High School in Fayetteville, Georgia....

OPINION: Why I Became the 2021-2022 New Voices Student Leader of Georgia?

OPINION: Why I Became the 2021-2022 New Voices Student Leader of Georgia?

August 31, 2021

Before I became a student journalist for the McIntosh Trail, I had no idea how much courage it takes for someone to be a journalist. Being faced with the task of seeking the truth and reporting it, minimizing...

McIntosh Trail Multimedia Editor, Elijah Smith, poses for his senior portrait photo.

Senior Legacy- Elijah Smith

May 20, 2021

1- How have you made McIntosh a better place, what was your contribution to campus? (sports, personal relationship, etc.) “I think the podcast was a huge contribution, though just being able to start...

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....

McIntosh Chiefettes dance team gracefully transition into their next move during the McIntosh Dance Invitational.

From Grace To Glory

March 4, 2021

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Black Women in Media Who Inspire Me

February 28, 2021

Lindsay Peoples Wagner made history when she became the youngest editor in chief of a Condé Nast magazine as well as the third African American editor in chief of a Condé Nast publication by becoming...

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...

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Depicts a balanced scale where the COVID-19 virus and a mask are on one side and a message about living life to the fullest is on the other side.

OPINION: Why the Balance Between Living Life and Taking COVID-19 Precautions is Important?

December 11, 2020

Life has changed drastically for everyone since the COVID-19 pandemic first began. This pandemic has even caused some people to rethink what they prioritize in life. When I first learned that the United...

Listing out the pros and cons of the synchronous hybrid model that has been implemented at McIntosh can be compared to playing the game he loves me, he loves me not or she loves me, she loves me not.

OPINION: What are the Pros and Cons of the Synchronous Hybrid Model?

December 6, 2020

On Thurs. Dec. 3, McIntosh began operating on a synchronous hybrid model. The synchronous hybrid model requires McIntosh students who were originally A group students while McIntosh operated on the hybrid...

McIntosh students Libbie Larsen, Kennedi Malone, Tylese Rideout, Lydia Golley, and Harrison Baro pose for a photo with Georgia House of Representative candidates Josh Bonner and Fred Rovner before beginning the State House 72 Roundtable.

MHS Students Organized State House 72 Roundtable

November 3, 2020

On Wed. Oct. 21, McIntosh students Elijah Smith, Libbie Larsen, Kennedi Malone, Tylese Rideout, Lydia Golley, and Harrison Baro organized the State House 72 Roundtable at the Kedron Fieldhouse in Peachtree...

Stay Conscious Media Instagram account founder Kennedi Malone and co-founder Tylese Rideout discuss the details of the Jacob Blake shooting in part 1 of their What Happened in Kenosha? Instagram Live series.

Meet the Founders of Stay Conscious Media

October 1, 2020

McIntosh seniors Kennedi Malone and Tylese Rideout spread awareness on systematic oppression and social justice issues with every post, Instagram Live and Takeover Tuesday on their Stay Conscious Media...

Photo of U.S. Congressman  John Robert Lewis and Rev. Cordy Tindell Vivian who both died on Fri. July 17 and were leaders in the Civil Rights Movement.

OPINION: How Will Gen Z Follow in the Footsteps of the U.S. Congressman John Robert Lewis and Rev. Cordy Tindell Vivian?

August 2, 2020

Two of the strongest voices for the Civil Rights Movement died on Fri. July 17th. U.S. Congressman John Robert Lewis and Rev. Cordy Tindell Vivian,who was also known as C.T. Vivian, were those two voices....

This illustration depicts a teenage girl locking herself away in her bathroom for hours trying to cover up all the worries that she has regarding to COVID-19 by focusing on her physical appearance instead of trying to reach out to a person who know may know the answers to her questions. This illustration is meant to send the message that a person devoting to much of their time while being quarantined to trying to enhance their physical appearance can hinder them from learning how to adapt to their circumstances at this time.  A teenage girl is depicted in this illustration, but anyone can be a victim of doing this to escape their COVID-19 worries.

OPINION: While Quarantined, the Internal Glo Up More Beneficial Than the External Glo Up

May 14, 2020

Although, being quarantined can feel lonesome at times, I think that it has given me the chance to learn more about myself as a person. I never would have thought that I would have to introduce myself...

This is the sign that some Americans are beginning to see through the storefronts of businesses.

States Reopening Businesses in the Midst of the Coronavirus

April 28, 2020

The United States was first introduced to the coronavirus on Jan. 21 2020 when a man from Washington state in his 30s was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus after returning to the United States from...

The stethoscope is commonly seen around the necks of doctors who work long hours each day to ensure the wellness their patients.

OPINION: Why I Would Give a Hug to Every Single Doctor

March 30, 2020

Today is National Doctors Day which is a national holiday that celebrates the contributions that doctors have made in medicine by enduring numerous hours of work to ensure the wellness of patients. This...

McIntosh Trail Opinion Editor Nakia Harmon admiring one of her coily curls.

OPINION: What Does the CROWN Act Mean to Me?

March 2, 2020

The CROWN Act is a law that was introduced in California in January 2019 by Senator Holly Mitchell (District 30) to prevent discrimination towards people within workplaces and K-12 public and charter schools...

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Ins and Outs of the Lunch Lines: New Software System

February 4, 2020

On Jan. 15, the cafeteria at McIntosh High School began to use new software that allows students to purchase items during lunch with their student ID cards. Students still have the choice of typing their...

McIntosh Key Club volunteers pose for a picture alongside Flap Jack the Racoon during the 29th Peachtree City Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast.

29th Peachtree City Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

January 31, 2020

On Jan. 25, the 29th Peachtree City Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast was hosted in the McIntosh High School cafeteria from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. During this event, attendees were given an all you can eat breakfast...

International News: Earthquakes Hit Puerto Rico

January 20, 2020

On Jan. 6 and Jan. 7, the southwest of Puerto Rico was hit with earthquakes. This area of Puerto Rico is located at its opposite end from its capital of San Juan. The magnitude of the earthquake on Jan.... 
Unlike losing your grip with the string of balloon, do not let go of the expectations that you have for yourself in 2020.

OPINION: Why a Person Should Stick to Their New Year’s Resolutions

January 6, 2020

If you have gotten the memo, it is officially the year of 2020. Starting the year off on the right note can be enough pressure. Plus this year being the start of a new decade, so how can a person possibly...

What It’s Like To Be a Teen In the Midst of a Natural Disaster: Samuel Ramos

December 12, 2019

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season has just begun with Thanksgiving gone and Christmas approaching. Some people have already began to draft their Christmas wish list. There is nothing wrong with...

OPINION: Im Not Too Young to Sit at the Adults Table This Thanksgiving

OPINION: I’m Not Too Young to Sit at the Adults’ Table This Thanksgiving

November 27, 2019

On Nov. 28, thousands of families and loved ones will be gathered together to celebrate Thanksgiving. While gathering together for this celebration, people will express their gratitude to one another and...

McIntosh Trail News Editor Jordyn Mobley shows the diverse range of music that she has on her Shazam tracks playlist.

OPINION: Music Doesn’t Have a Race

November 11, 2019

When I pop in my earbuds and listen to music, I feel like all my cares in the world melt away until someone peers over my shoulder and gawks at me. The person isn’t gawking at me for still using wire...

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...

Chief News Outreach

October 25, 2019

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...

5 Things a High School Student Should Know about the PSAT and PreACT

October 15, 2019

What is the PSAT and PACT? The PSAT is the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test which is also known as the PSAT/NMQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test). The PSAT can be taken by students from...

Annual Homecoming Dance

October 9, 2019

The 2019  McIntosh homecoming dance took place in the McIntosh gymnasium on Sept. 8 from seven to ten. The theme of homecoming dance this year was Hollywood. The dance was decorated with a red...

McIntosh XC boys runners pose with their Fayette County Championship Boys Cross Country plaque.

Catch Up With McIntosh Cross Country

October 4, 2019

McIntosh XC boys' runners pose with their Fayette County Championship Boys Cross Country plaque.

Chief News Outreach

September 30, 2019

International Alexzandria Bowen   School Collapse in Kenya Causes 7 Deaths and Many Injuries    Early Monday morning, Precious Talent Academy collapsed in Nairobi, Kenya. Students...

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...

Fall Netflix Shows

August 29, 2019

Fall is approaching which means that the leaves are falling and numerous Netflix originals are falling onto our screens. The genres of shows premiering on Netflix this Fall range from anything from dramas...

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...

Class of 2019 McIntosh Chorus Graduates

May 15, 2019

As the school year is coming to a close, there is a feeling of ecstatic anticipation for most, but there is also a feeling of drastic separation for others, especially the graduating class of 2019. Each...

Senior Jermal Hall, McIntosh Trail staff member, poses in his Louisiana State University shirt.

Senior Legacy: Jermal Hall

May 6, 2019

1-  How have you made McIntosh a better place, what was your contribution to campus? (sports, personal relationship, etc.) “ I didn’t do anything extracurricular, but I thrived academically...

McIntosh Chorus Banquet

May 6, 2019

The McIntosh chorus banquet was held on Tuesday, April 22 in the cafeteria from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This banquet honored the achievements made by the students who participated in McIntosh’s chorus this...

Spring Chorus Gala 2019

Spring Chorus Gala 2019

April 24, 2019

The tenth annual Spring Gala show was held on Friday and Saturday in the McIntosh auditorium. This year’s production brought back songs that were originally performed in past productions. The theme of...

Chorus Spring Gala Preparations

April 8, 2019

The Spring Gala is a variety show held by the chorus department every spring. The theme of this year’s Spring Gala is commemorating the tenth anniversary of the Spring Gala including songs such as “...

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...

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Humans of McIntosh: Jackson Johnson

March 27, 2019

The 2019 McIntosh Varsity Boys' Soccer team consists of a total of nineteen players which includes nine seniors, seven juniors, two sophomores, and one freshman. Don’t look at the word freshman twice...

2019 Blockbuster Line-Up

March 12, 2019

The blockbusters of 2018 are long gone, and the whirlwind of 2019 blockbusters are now on the horizon. This blockbuster line-up will mention everything from the trailers of movies that you’ve probably...

2019 Grammy Recap

2019 Grammy Recap

March 2, 2019

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards was held on Sunday, Feb. 10. The host of this year’s Grammy was Alicia Keys. The red carpet was laid out for some of the most chart-topping artists on the Billboard in 2018....

Chorus Singing Valentines

March 2, 2019

Singing Valentines were delivered during lunch by the fourth-period chorus class February 11 through February 15. During this time, students were able to purchase a “Singing Valentine” for friends....

Humans of McIntosh: Meet Brett Goss

February 27, 2019

Drum roll please! Introducing the 2018-2019 McIntosh Drum Major Brett Goss. If you've attended any of the McIntosh football games this season, either home or away, you've most-likely seen Brett during...

2019 Grammy Recap

2019 Grammy Recap

February 25, 2019

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards was held on Sunday, February 10th. The host of this year’s Grammy was Alicia Keys. The red carpet was laid out for some of the most chart topping artists on the Billboard...

Chorus Preparations for Large Group Performance Evaluation

February 14, 2019

In March, McIntosh Chorus will be taking the Chorus Large Group Performance Evaluation. The Chorus Large Group Performance Evaluation is an evaluation that showcases the skills that the chorus students...

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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...

Spring 2019 Movie Lineup Filled with Familiar Faces

February 13, 2019

The blockbusters of 2018 are long gone, and the whirlwind of 2019 blockbusters are now on the horizon. Finding a movie to watch shouldn't even be a problem this year, but whether or not the tickets are...

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Take A Bite Out of The Peach State for New Year’s Eve

January 4, 2019

There are plenty of ways to spend your New Year’s Eve in Georgia including the Atlanta Peach Drop. The Atlanta Peach Drop takes place every New Year’s Eve in downtown Atlanta, a celebration counting...

Rubik’s Cube Speed Battle Competition

December 6, 2018

On Wednesday, November 28 the Rubik's Cube Speed Battle Competition took place in room 112 after school. The stakes were high and tensions were building with $100 gift card for first place, $50 gift...

History (and survival tips) for Black Friday

History (and survival tips) for Black Friday

November 23, 2018

The origin of Black Friday, which didn’t originate from parents turning the lights off and hiding from their teenager begging to use their credit card, was officially used after it appeared in print...

McIntosh Fall Chorus Concert

McIntosh Fall Chorus Concert

October 21, 2018

The McIntosh Fall Chorus Concert took place on October 2, 2018 in McIntosh’s auditorium.   “The Fall Chorus Concert was exciting and rewarding,” said  junior Cantabile...

McIntosh Mens Chorus at Real Men Sing

Cantabile Participates in Real Men Sing

September 21, 2018

The McIntosh Men’s Chorus, also known as Cantabil, attended an event this past Saturday at the Marietta Performing Arts Center. The name of this event was Real Men Sing. Along with the McIntosh Men’s...

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