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Zack Stone

Zack Stone, Staff Writer

Zack Stone is thrilled to be joining the Trail staff for his senior year at McIntosh! His passions for reading, writing, current events, and storytelling make him ready and enthused for a full year of reporting, where he hopes to learn more about topics he is passionate about and spread up to date, accurate information on those subjects. Zack appreciates using a ‘ck’ to spell his name, loves being able to use a good apple-corer, and is stoked for the year ahead.

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The Georgia Department of Education released a statement explaining how the COVID-19 outbreak has changed testing on a state level, with one of the most important changes being the cancellation of Milestone assessments.

COVID-19 Changes Standardized Testing at McIntosh

Zack Stone, Staff Writer Mar 29, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic has created a largely unknown future in the academic world, end of course testing has similarly felt the repercussions. On the state level, the Georgia Department of Education...

Although it may feel as though the Covid-19 virus has no implications on teenagers, this graphic from the CDC shows that preventative measures, including social distancing, from every member of society can have extremely beneficial impacts in the long term.

OPINION: Covid-19 affects everyone, and everyone should respond

Zack Stone, Staff Writer Mar 19, 2020

It would be easy to take these indefinite weeks off of school to relax with friends and treat it as an extended spring break. But it is vitally important for high schoolers to understand this situation...

UPDATE: McIntosh Prom Rescheduled for May 15 Due to School Closure

UPDATE: McIntosh Prom Rescheduled for May 15 Due to School Closure

Zack Stone, Staff Writer Mar 12, 2020

UPDATE March 13 In a message sent out both via email and recorded phone call, principal Dan Lane reached out to upperclassmen to notify them that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Prom, originally scheduled...

Millions of Americans have the opportunity to vote for the Democratic candidate of their choice on Super Tuesday, with states ranging from Alabama to California hosting primaries.

The What, Who and Where of Super Tuesday

Zack Stone, Staff Writer Mar 3, 2020

One of the most important dates of the primary election season has arrived: Super Tuesday. Super Tuesday is essentially an agreement among states to increase their voting power by holding primary elections...

2020 is an unusual year in that Feb. has 29 days, but how do McIntosh students utilize this additional day?

Leap year: McIntosh students capitalize on an additional day

Zack Stone, Staff Writer Mar 3, 2020

Just once in a student’s time here at McIntosh High School, students are able to experience a leap year. This year, students again have the opportunity to take advantage of a 366 day year Feb. 29 falls...

Although the football game itself brings a massive audience, quite a number of Super Bowl viewers most look forward to companies splashing out on funny, heartfelt, and celebrity-filled ads.

The Super Ads of the Super Bowl

Zack Stone, Staff Writer Feb 11, 2020

Although much of the attention on the evening of Feb. 2 was centered around the Kansas City Chiefs’ late win over the San Francisco 49ers, potentially even more discussion was generated around one of...

The pink lanyard that corresponds to the downstairs Wilksmoor hallway- students going to the bathroom from this hall must go to this location.

OPINION: Not all McIntosh bathrooms are created equal

Zack Stone, Staff Writer Jan 31, 2020

I, like the vast majority of students here at McIntosh High School, appreciate a well-maintained bathroom. And I’ll admit, if a stringent bathroom pass policy is what it takes to create this environment,...

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...

Recounting the Retaliation: The Background of Recent US-Iranian Relations

Recounting the Retaliation: The Background of Recent US-Iranian Relations

Zack Stone, Staff Writer Jan 13, 2020

President Trump’s recent actions and rhetoric directed at the nation of Iran and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei have gained massive publicity and global attention surrounding fears of potential escalating...

Student Government to host exam study session

Student Government to host exam study session

Zack Stone, Staff Writer Dec 15, 2019

In an effort to help students fully prepare for upcoming semester exams, McIntosh’s Student Government Association is bringing back the exam study session for its second year. The event will take...

Many students desire to wear more comfortable, loose-fitting pajamas during exams, despite the administrations policy forbidding it.

To PJ or Not to PJ: Students Deliberate on McIntosh’s No Pajamas Policy

Zack Stone, Staff Writer Dec 12, 2019

Once again, it’s semester exam season for McIntosh, and once again, students find themselves taking sides and expressing opinions on the dress code for this irregular week. While many find themselves...

Peachtree City Detectives Present at McIntosh

Peachtree City Detectives Present at McIntosh

Zack Stone, Staff Writer Nov 22, 2019

Peachtree City Police Department detectives Meier and Ishihara visited McIntosh High School as guest speakers for the new Individual and Law Class on Nov. 13. They spent the first hour of the day discussing...

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...

King Lear takes the stage as the Shakespeare Tavern performs the early 1600s tragedy.

Seniors Show Love for Shakespeare

Zack Stone, Staff Writer Nov 20, 2019

Last week, seniors who take English on campus at McIntosh were offered the opportunity to see a live production of a Renaissance play performed at the Shakespeare Tavern in Atlanta. Departing the school...

Upwards of 65,000 soccer fans rally behind Atlanta United in their first playoff game of the season.

OPINION: Atlanta Forgets Its Athletic Success

Zack Stone, Staff Writer Oct 25, 2019

It’s fairly agreed upon that Atlanta’s professional sports teams, in general, have had a rough time in the past few years. Between losing an entire hockey team, not winning a single NBA Championship...

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...

Chief News Outreach

Audra O'Clair, Jordyn Mobley, Zack Stone, and Izzy Pullias Oct 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,...

Seniors cheer on in their togas during the 2019 pep rally

Pep Rally Pride

Zack Stone, Staff Writer Sep 30, 2019

In the excitement of the Homecoming week festivities, from spirit week dress up to dance proposals and from the powder puff game to the royalty crowning, it’s almost easy to forget the celebratory culmination...

Jennifer Fenton displays her sign letting fellow students know her area of expertise.

Students Supporting Students: Peer Tutoring Restarts for the 19/20 School Year

Zack Stone, Staff Writer Sep 26, 2019

The week of Sept. 16, McIntosh High School’s Peer Tutoring program, run via the school’s Beta Club, reopened its doors for the 2019-2020 school year. Between 8:00 and 8:30 am Monday through Friday,...

Henderson-Brown explains the ins and outs of her career in Entertainment Law

Law in Our Life: Individual and Law Students Hear from Guest Speakers

Zack Stone, Staff Writer Sep 23, 2019

As part of McIntosh High School’s expansion to the seven-period day, new electives and opportunities have arisen for students to continue their passions. One such class is Individual and the Law, taught...

The viral Twitter post that began the movement to raise awareness of the Amazonian fires.

OPINION: Hiding Behind the Smoke: How We Use the Media to Cover Our Own Inaction

Zack Stone, Staff Writer Sep 19, 2019

As the controversy over media coverage on the Amazon Rainforest grows, it’s important to acknowledge why this lack of reporting may exist.  “The Amazon has been burning for three weeks, and...

Satellite image of Hurricane Dorian as it sits over the Bahamas

Dorian Storms Into Bahamian Islands

Zack Stone, Staff Writer Sep 6, 2019

Throughout the final week of August, Hurricane Dorian grew into an enormous Category 5 storm, culminating in a massive landfall over Labor Day weekend.  The hurricane crept through the Atlantic Ocean...

The McIntosh Aeronautics team poses atop the championship podium after receiving their trophy and prize check.

McIntosh Aeronautics Flying High

Zack Stone and Landon Wilde Aug 29, 2019

The McIntosh Aeronautics Organization competed in Muncie, Indiana for the chance to be national champions and win $2500. For the third consecutive year, the Chiefs brought home the victory.  Joe Metzler,...

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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