Poetry Revived: The Impact of Amanda Gorman
She stands with poise, black skin shining, teeth radiating through parted lips. Her yellow coat hugs tightly around her small body, popping out against the crowd behind her like a perfect exclamation point. She raises her hands and hangs them at the ready, then she opens her mouth and speaks. Amanda Gorman’s performance of her poem , “The Hill We Climb,” on the inauguration day of President Biden was powerful for many reasons. That moment was more than a political victory for Biden or a victory for democracy; it was also a victory for a rarely appreciated craft- poetry.
Fish Out of Water: Writing Poetry
Let’s set the record straight: I hate writing poetry. At least, that was until I walked into Poetry Club.
Let’s Get This Bread With Toastmasters! A New Public Speaking Club
Students created a club centered around improving public speaking skills.
Atholton Theater Department Took the Stage by Storm
Atholton Theater Department took the stage by storm on opening night of The Tempest.
A Round of Snaps for Atholton High School’s Poets
On Wednesday May 2, 2017, the Atholton Media Center transformed into a laid-back, mellow coffeehouse environment full of poetry, music, and calming snaps from the audience. With the help of Poetry Club and National English Honor Society (NEHS), Atholton’s annual Poetry Night extravaganza was a success.