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Zara Morgan

Zara Morgan, Managing Editor/Features Editor

Zara Morgan is a senior in high school and has been on the McIntosh Trail Staff since the 2020-2021 school year. This is her second year on staff and her first year as an editor. For the 2021-2022 school she will be the acting Features Editor, Managing Editor, and part-time Social Media Editor.

Zara holds current membership of Beta Club and National Honor Society. She has competed in the FCCLA Peanut Recipe Competition and made third place in the FCCLA Food Innovations Competition. Outside of school she has previously worked at an Italian restaurant, and currently works as a server at Waffle House.

During her free time Zara enjoys knitting, baking, and making money!

All content by Zara Morgan
Peachtree City announced a new noise ordinance. Image by Zara Morgan

Noise Ordinance Implemented in Peachtree City

May 5, 2022

On April 7, City Council implemented Peachtree City’s first ever noise ordinance. Sounds such as excessive dog barking or loud stereos that last for longer than 10 minutes may result in a ticket. From...

Mary Jane - A coming of age slice of life

“Mary Jane” – A coming of age slice of life

April 26, 2022

Genre: non-fiction, historical fiction, coming-of-age, young adult TRIGGER WARNING: “Mary Jane” is a book that has mature themes that one should look into before reading. Trigger warnings include...

MHS Chess Boxing team set to begin this year

MHS Trial Satirical Edition Set to Release This Friday

March 31, 2022

MHS Chess Boxing team set to begin this year

One of the newest trends to hit McIntosh is gel blasters. Graphic by Zara Morgan

New Gel Blaster Trend Hits McIntosh

March 29, 2022

Recently, a new dangerous trend has hit Fayette County and has already led to injuries. The new trend involves items called “gel blasters.” Gel blasters are objects that have been classified as air...

McIntosh High Schools ESports Season Canceled Early

McIntosh High School’s ESport’s Season Canceled Early

March 9, 2022

Recently, McIntosh High School’s ESport’s team has been forced to end their season early due to violations of MHS administrative policy. Before the violation, the team was about to enter its first...

Messaging App Yik Yak Gains Popularity in Fayette County

Messaging App Yik Yak Gains Popularity in Fayette County

March 3, 2022

UPDATED March 3, 2022 12:20 p.m. Yik Yak is a messaging app that was created in Nov. 2013 and has recently garnered much popularity around Fayette County. The app has two unique anonymous messaging...

Fayette County Public Schools announced on Feb. 23, 2022 that they will treat COVID as an endemic opposed to a pandemic.

Fayette County Public Schools Announces They Will Treat COVID as an “endemic” Opposed to a “pandemic”

February 24, 2022

Fayette County Public Schools announced on Feb. 23 that they will stop treating COVID as a pandemic, and start treating the disease like an endemic. The difference between a pandemic disease and an endemic...

Recently, many of the large chocolate companies have come under fire for purchasing cocoa powder from areas that use child labor.

OPINION: We Need to Stop Buying Chocolate (For Now)

February 22, 2022

If you look up on google “M&M’s being canceled,” chances are the top articles that come up are going to be about the Mars brand giving the Green M&M a new look. In an effort to become more...

The College Board has announced that the SAT will be officially be an online exam starting 2023 for international and 2024 for the United States.

SAT Will Officially Be Online in 2024

February 2, 2022

The College Board has officially announced that the SAT will soon become an online exam. In addition to moving the exam online, the test will also be shortened from around three hours to two hours with...

The McIntosh Trail has partnered with Waffle House to host a catering event after school on Feb. 25, 2022.

UPDATED: Waffle House Partners with the McIntosh Trail for Fundraising Event

January 31, 2022

UPDATE: Due to lack of sales, the McIntosh Trail staff is forced to call off this afternoon's Waffle House pop-up shop. Please come to room 125 for your full refund and our sincerest apologies. Thank...

Chiefs girls break through Union Grove defenses

MHS Basketball Season Continues at Home this Friday 1/28

January 27, 2022

Chiefs girls break through Union Grove defenses

OPINION – We Need to Stay in School

January 26, 2022

COVID has just passed its second birthday, and has left many people wondering how much longer? How much longer with the masks? When will the threat of hybrid and virtual schooling go away? As of now, Fayette...

As of Jan. 25, 2022 masks will be optional for students and faculty in Fayette County Public Schools.

Fayette County Announces “Mask Optional” as of Jan. 25, 2022

January 25, 2022

As of Tues. Jan. 25, Fayette County Public Schools will no longer be requiring masks in indoor facilities. Fayette County believes that since the case numbers for COVID have gone down since the return...

The Knitting and Crochet Clubs first meeting will be held on Jan. 25 after school in Room 122.

Knitting and Crochet Club

January 24, 2022

This semester, McIntosh will be introduced to the new Knitting and Crochet Club. The Knitting and Crochet Club’s main objective is to teach students a new skill that not only can become something they...

Facebook recently changed their parent company name to Meta leaving many consumers puzzled.

The Meaning Behind Facebook’s Name Change

November 11, 2021

On Oct. 28, 2021 Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company Facebook will be officially changing their name to Meta. As of now, the brand is most known for their social media applications such as Facebook...

This creative commons image depicts shipping containers in the ports of Long Beach in 2015 before the backup.

Ships Stuck in the L.A. and Long Beach Ports in California

November 11, 2021

As of late, there have been reports of 65 ships being stuck off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California; these ports are responsible for 40% of the total cargo containers that enter the country....

Whats Going on with the Unity Project?

What’s Going on with the Unity Project?

October 28, 2021

The Unity Project is a club that exists in order to give community service opportunities to students, better our community and to help the mental health of the students at McIntosh. The club is run by...

This is the tweet that Facebook posted on the day of the shutdown to acknowledge the concerns of people not able to use the app.

Facebook and Instagram’s Temporary Shutdown

October 8, 2021

Facebook, Instagram and What’s App all experienced a temporary shutdown on Oct. 4, 2021, the same day that whistleblower Frances Haugen spoke to Congress against Facebook’s spread of misinformation...

Image created by Zara Morgan using Canva.

Hidden Valley Ranch Collabs with Crocs

September 29, 2021

It’s become the new thing for celebrities to make collaborations with popular companies these days, and the products that come from them are some like never seen before. Crocs, Hidden Valley, and rapper...

The new Texas Heartbeat Act allows individuals who help women obtain abortions past the point of cardiac activity to be sued for a minimum of $10,000.

FEATURE: What’s Going on with Texas’ new Hearbeat Act?

September 21, 2021

Texas just introduced a new law that intends to limit abortions after the 6 weeks mark in pregnancy that will be in effect as of September. This is being considered the biggest push on abortion since the...

Image via creative commons, photo created by Zara Morgan using Canva.

Shang-Chi and Representation

September 21, 2021

“Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” premiered Sept. 3, 2021 under an exclusively theatrical release. After the lawsuit with Scarlett Johansson, Disney decided to go back to the traditional...

Email from Ms. Walls to Parents and students

Full text of the Fri., Sept 17 email from Principal Walls to Parents, Students

September 17, 2021

Dear CHIEFS Family, I need you to partner with us. There is a current challenge being circulated on the social media app Tik Tok encouraging students to destroy or steal school property, and post about...

Students in Yearbook watching the announcement made by Mrs. Walls regarding the vandalism going on around school. 
Photo by Tracy Guo

“McIntosh is a ‘Get To’ School:” Principal Maggie Walls Speaks Out Against School Vandalism

September 17, 2021

Friday, Sept. 17, principal Maggie Walls released a statement during the morning announcements regarding the recent reports of school vandalism at McIntosh High School. “You have the opportunity to...

“I Just Want My Stuff Back” – Devious Licks Aren’t Victimless Crimes

September 17, 2021

On Thurs. Sept 16, English teacher Jennifer Scott noticed something she loved was missing from her classroom. "The item that was stolen was an owl that a previous student had given to me. It meant...

TikTok is aware of the trend and is starting to restrict users ability to participate and share.

“Devious” Tik Tok Trend Hits McIntosh

September 14, 2021

A new TikTok trend might be on your #foryou page. The trend encourages high school students to randomly steal items from school, like “hand sanitizer containers, soap dispensers, orange safety cones,...

image via creative commons

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...

Image by Zara Morgan using Canva. Photo via IG: @lindeelink

Former McIntosh Trail Member from 2012 Visits Class

September 9, 2021

Lindee Link was a former member of the McIntosh Trail during the 2012-2013 year. From the Trail, she went on to pursue a career in music under her given name. She released singles under this name from...

This image was created using Canva by Zara Morgan.

What’s Up with Graphic Tees?

September 1, 2021

Graphic tees are all the rage. Even if you don’t know who bands like “AC/DC” are, chances are you’ve seen their logo on a t-shirt at either Belk or T.J. Maxx. It’s become a new trend to start...

We asked you what you felt about wearing masks. These are our favorite responses you sent over to us on Instagram.

We Asked, You Answered

August 18, 2021

Scarlett Johansson has sued Disney for the dual release of Black Widow. 
Image of Black Widow is via creative commons.

Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney Over Dual Release

August 17, 2021

Scarlett Johansson is an actress best known for her work done for Marvel under her role as Black Widow. Recently, Johansson filed a lawsuit against Disney for releasing her latest film, “Black Widow,”...

The masks are up and the opinions are split. How do the chiefs feel about wearing the mask?

How do the Chiefs Feel About Masking Up?

August 12, 2021

It’s been nine days of school, and we are already masking up. Due to the rising cases in Fayette County, McIntosh High School has decided to create a mask mandate for the next 10 days. McIntosh High...

These are the winners of NSPA from the McIntosh Trail. Here pictured is Nakia Harmon (11), Jordyn Mobley (11), Yunju Lee (12), Izzy Pullias (11) and Landon Wilde (11).

MHS Student Media Students Earn Places on NSPA Honor Roll

May 27, 2021

These are the winners of NSPA from the McIntosh Trail. Here pictured is Nakia Harmon (11), Jordyn Mobley (11), Yunju Lee (12), Izzy Pullias (11) and Landon Wilde (11).

This is the Satan Shoe that was created by Lil Nas X with MSCHF. The image of the Satan Shoe itself is via

Nike Sues Lil Nas X Over Satan Shoes

April 14, 2021

Lil Nas X, otherwise known as Montero Lamar Hill, is a famous American rapper that is best known for his country song “Old Town Road.” Lil Nas X has seen a lot of accomplishments in topping the Billboard...

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....

This image was using the app Canva. Photo credits: Landon Wilde and Zara Morgan

A Teen’s Guide to Employment and Sports

March 11, 2021

At McIntosh we see many students that partake in jobs, sports, neither or both. The real question though is which is better? If someone was trying to decide between the two, which one should they decide...

This image was created by Zara Morgan using the app Canva.

Is It Time to Cancel Dr. Seuss?

March 2, 2021

Dr. Seuss was mainly known as an author of children’s books. But did you know that his real name was Theodor Seuss Geisal? Did you know that his children’s books have been translated in more than 15...

Photo created by Zara Morgan using Canva using an image via Creative Commons.

Lara Jean Is Who I Want To Be When I Grow Up

February 25, 2021

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” is a teen romance trilogy written by Jenny Han back in 2014, and was adapted into a Netflix romantic comedy in 2018. Lara Jean Song Covey (Lana Condor), our main...

This image was created by Zara Morgan with Canva.

Why Lent?

February 12, 2021

Lent is a Christain holiday primarily celebrated by Catholics and Methodists that is hallmarked by prayer and fasting. The holiday lasts 40 days. This year the holiday starts on Feb. 17, Ash Wednesday,...

This photo was created by Zara Morgan using Canva.

OPINION: Is It Safe To Go To Church?

February 11, 2021

In an effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, many churches across the nation have made the decision to shut down all in-person gatherings and switch to virtual. Many churches have chosen to hold...

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Going Back to Green

February 4, 2021

This photo is used under Creative Commons Liscense.

What’s up with DisneyPlus’s WandaVision?

January 29, 2021

*SPOILER WARNING* “WandaVision” is the new Disney Plus show that has left fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe scratching their heads. “WandaVision” takes two of our favorite action superheroes...

This photo was taken by Zara Morgan at the 10-12th baseball tryouts.

Baseball in the Time of ‘Rona

January 22, 2021

Despite the fact that this school year has been astronomically different,, sports still goes on. Baseball Tryouts were held on January 18th from 2:00pm-4:30pm. With the pandemic still active coming into...

This image was created with Canva by Zara Morgan

What Happened to the Winx Club Reboot?

January 17, 2021

“Winx Club” first broke out into the world in 2004 and remains an active franchise in the present. The story revolves mainly around our character Bloom (Letizia Ciampa), and she starts off her...

Why is Christmas Such a Big Deal?

Why is Christmas Such a Big Deal?

December 14, 2020

Christmas is a holiday celebrated by a vast number of people across the globe as a time to spend time with friends and family, give gifts to those we love, and celebrate the birth of Jesus of Nazareth...

Are Concerts a Safe Option During a Pandemic?

Are Concerts a Safe Option During a Pandemic?

December 11, 2020

Once COVID-19 entered the window, our hopes of seeing our favorite concerts, shows and bands flew out. Countless artists and bands started delaying, and then eventually canceling their shows including...

The cobra in the image was created in Photoshop by Izzy Pullias. The image was created in Canva by Zara Morgan.

Is “Cobra Kai” Just Another Lame Sequal?

November 20, 2020

“Karate Kid” rocked the world in 1984 through the story of a young teen overcoming the odds, getting the girl and learning how to kick butt at the same time. Now, we see this story being continued...

This image was created by Zara Morgan using the app Canva.

This Should Be Your Next Fall Read

November 9, 2020

“A Short History of the Girl Next Door” is a coming of age story by Jared Reck. According to his GoodReads profile, “Jared Reck lives in Hanover, Pa., with his wife and two daughters. He teaches...

Chief News Outreach

November 9, 2020

International Zara Morgan Who knew that owning a parrot could one day save your life? This was true at least for Anton Nguyen in Australia. While the cause is unknown, a fire started at Nguyen's...

This picture was created by Zara Morgan using the app Canva.

Feature: “Donut Worry”

October 30, 2020

Donut Worry is a new doughnut shop in Peachtree City located in the shopping center to the left of Publix. Donut Worry has been open for business since Oct. 15, 2020. The Donut Worry in Peachtree City...

Decades Day

October 27, 2020


This graphic was made by Zara Morgan using the app Canva.

Is there a Social Dilemma we need to talk about?

October 11, 2020

The new Netflix documentary, “The Social Dilemma”, is trying to show people the root problem that social media has placed on today’s society through the eyes of its creators. “The Social Dilemma”...

This is the front view of the NCG Theaters located next to Sams Club. All people interviewed work in this particular theater.

The Movie Theaters are Open and Ready

October 6, 2020

The movie theaters have recently opened and many of us are wondering whether or not it is safe to go back to the movie theaters. With a virus going around, it can seem counterintuitive to go see a...

777 refers to the unit number representing the Waffle House in the Avenue. All of the employees interviewed are from this store.

Why Everyone Should Work at Waffle House

September 15, 2020

What is your first reaction to hearing that you should get a job at Waffle House? It’s probably, “Why would anyone want to work there?” After observing my sister’s experience working there for...

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