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The Student News Site of Roswell High School

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The Student News Site of Roswell High School

The Sting

Drew Maddox

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief

Drew Maddox is a senior at Roswell and stepped into the Editor in Chief role her fourth year on staff. When she is not writing, she enjoys playing volleyball, hanging out with friends, going to concerts, and traveling. She has not decided on a college yet but she plans to major in journalism when she heads off next fall.

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One of Drews favorite pictures captured from her senior photoshoot. (Credit: Harriet Thompson)

Letter From the Editor

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief February 23, 2024

Hey Hornets! My name is Drew Maddox and I’m the editor in chief of The Sting for the 23-24 school year. I've been on The Sting staff since my freshman year and it's so surreal that now, as a senior,...

Mr. T decorates his room with memorabilia from his students to create a more fun and supporting environment. Walking in to see posters from athletic events, art projects made by his students, and his Lego collection always brightens up students days. (Credit: Drew Maddox)

[Photo] Get to know the Newest Addition to the Social Studies Department

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief May 10, 2023

Mr. T decorates his room with memorabilia from his students to create a more fun and supporting environment. Walking in to see posters from athletic events, art projects made by his students, and his Lego...

Souvenir cups with Taylors “eras” included on them. These were handed out as options to fans at the theaters prior to the movie. (Credit: Jessie Schwitters)

…Ready for it? Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour Film Lives up to Hype

Drew Maddox and Jessie Schwitters December 1, 2023

It's no surprise that in the past year Taylor Swift has swiftly taken over the media with her successful Eras Tour bringing in billions and her announcement for rerecording her records. Now she's taking...

Taylor and Travis out together surrounded by all the paparazzi. This night went viral on social media as it seems Travis has red lips supposedly from Taylors classic red lip look. This was one of their first sightings in public together. (Credit: Johnny Nunez/ Getty Images)

Will Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce “Stay?”

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief November 27, 2023

Beginning in September, worldwide popstar Taylor Swift and NFL’s most known tight end, Travis Kelce, went public with their alleged relationship. Although they have not verbally confirmed any romance,...

Common Apps home page is super organized by providing your information in sections. This is where you gain access to the colleges your applying to, their requirements, and your personal details to send to colleges. (Credit: Drew Maddox)

College Admissions Process: What you Need to Know about Common App

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief October 31, 2023

During this time of the year seniors are stressing to complete the numerous steps of completing their college applications. At this day and age applying to colleges is made to be trouble-free, especially...

Our overall favorite outfit change of her shows. Taylor looks so beautiful and majestic in her dress while she sings “Enchanted.” This was the only song she played from “Speak Now” so we can see why she made it so special. (Credit: Ava Golightly)

A Recap: Taylor Swift’s Era’s Tour

For three consecutive nights, Taylor Swift had back-to-back shows at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Three of our staff members went to the Era’s Tour, and we all have unique observations to share...

Poster for Prom pinned all along Roswells hallways. (Credit: @roswell.stuco on Instagram)

Insight to Prom 2023

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief March 23, 2023

As March is already almost over, prom is quickly approaching, and the theme this year is Ancient Greece! The dance will be held at The Buckhead Theatre on Saturday, April 22nd, from 7 pm to 10 pm.   Tickets...

Representation of a teacher teaching in a classroom, which unfortunatley is starting to decline. 
(Credit: pexels.com)

Georgia’s Struggle to Employ and Retain Teachers

Drew Maddox and Katherine Holloway February 13, 2023

The United States is currently struggling to meet its educational staffing needs, which has created a difficult situation. In the past two years in Georgia alone, 47% of teachers quit their jobs within...

The speaker set up in the lunchroom on Fridays, song requests are allowed.

[Photo] New Motivational Fridays

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief January 12, 2023

The speaker set up in the lunchroom on Fridays, song requests are allowed.

Lacys stage lighting and set-up created the perfect mood for the show. (Credit: Drew Maddox)

[Photo] Steve Lacy’s “Give You the World” Tour

Katherine Holloway, Staff Writer November 1, 2022

Lacy's stage lighting and set-up created the perfect mood for the show. (Credit: Drew Maddox)

King Road intersection backed up with cars after school. (Credit: Drew Maddox)

School Traffic and Parking is Unnecessarily Stressful

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief February 1, 2023

As an upperclassman who drives to school, I deal with stress just trying to drive up the road to school. I only live one mile from Roswell. Realistically, I should make it to school on time almost every...

View of Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon after hiking numerous mountains to get the best view.

[Photo] Best sights in Big Sky Montana

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief August 9, 2021

View of Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon after hiking numerous mountains to get the best view.

Middle hitter Natalie Wilson (10) going in for a kill against the Alpharetta Raiders to gain the lead in the first set.

[Photo] Varsity Volleyball’s Stinging Season Opener  

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief October 14, 2021

Middle hitter Natalie Wilson (10) going in for a kill against the Alpharetta Raiders to gain the lead in the first set.

The Cherry performance happening close to my seats.

[Photo] Harry Styles Love on Tour: Atlanta night 2

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief November 1, 2021

The "Cherry" performance happening close to my seats.

Sophomore Drew Maddox at Taylors Red Tour many years ago.

[Photo] The Scoop Behind Red (Taylors Version)

Drew Maddox and Jessie Schwitters February 14, 2022

Sophomore Drew Maddox at Taylors Red Tour many years ago.

RHS Paws official logo created by club sponsor, Ms. Hoza. (Credit: @rhs.paws on Instagram)

RHS Paw’s Club: Upcoming Projects

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief May 10, 2022

Have you ever thought about adopting a pet from a shelter? So many stranded animals get put into shelters, and often these shelters need help to succeed. And sometimes, these animals don’t get nearly...

The amount of work given to an AP student is extremely overwhelming; It can cover a whole entire desk with books and papers. (Credit: Drew Maddox)

The Buzz Behind AP Courses: Are they useful?

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief February 8, 2022

As a high school student, I constantly feel pressured to have a higher GPA to succeed in an excellent college. With few ways to achieve higher than a 4.0 GPA, I can find myself in a difficult position....

Barnes and Noble Obsession: Girl in Pieces

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief November 18, 2021

Since I was young, I always hated reading; no matter what it was I never liked it. Recently, I have discovered my hidden love for reading. I learned that when I pick out something I like, reading...

Devious Lick: From theft to anti-Semitism 

Savannah Young and Drew Maddox October 13, 2021

Tiktok has become the new favored social media app among teenagers. With around 700 million users, almost everyone gets informed about new trends. For the past month, students have walked into school...

The Wallows New Issued Single

The Wallows New Issued Single

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief October 1, 2021

The Wallows have made yet another unexpected comeback to the music industry. On September 30th, the band released their new single titled "I Don't Want to Talk" as a debut for an upcoming album. Although...

Tame Impala “The Slow Rush Tour” 2021

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief September 30, 2021

Music is one of my favorite things ever, especially when it’s live. Before going to see Tame Impala, I was expecting the average concert consisting of lights, great visuals, and my favorite songs,...

Fall Festivities 2021

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief September 22, 2021

Leaves are changing, and cooler weather is approaching; students at Roswell are partaking in many seasonal activities to soak in the best of the season. Some of the most popular festivities include visiting...

Billie Eilish’s “Sophomore” album is finally here

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief September 1, 2021

“Happier than Ever” is the follow-up to Eilish’s 2019 debut “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”, It was released on July 30th of this year and had fans exhilarated. Billie started...

Otters at the Georgia Aquarium have Tested Positive for COVID-19

Otters at the Georgia Aquarium have Tested Positive for COVID-19

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief May 6, 2021

Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse, the Asian Small-Clawed Otters at the Georgia Aquarium have been tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2. After the otters...

Picture of Mr. Martin who is soon leaving for Cherokee county.

Mr. Martin Departing the Hornet’s Nest

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief April 24, 2021

Josh Martin has been Roswell's assistant principal since 2019. After nine long years in the building, Mr. Martin is now departing Roswell. However, he will continue his career in Cherokee county following...

A guide around 30A beach

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief April 22, 2021

Best Family Dinner Cafe Thirty-A has been a family favorite restaurant for many years. It is a restaurant that you can dress fancy to, but also bring your kids and have fun! Their menu consists...

Harry Styles nominated for British LGBT+ award

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief April 15, 2021

On August 27, the British awards ceremony will spotlight LGBT+ role models, allies, and queer rights organizations. The British LGBT+ awards admire Styles and have stated, “While Harry Styles may...

Max Bickelhaup: Local Roswell artist 

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief April 6, 2021

Appreciating local artists in your area is very important, as they often don’t get the credit they deserve. Max Bickelhaup is an up-and-coming artist and actor who has lived in the Roswell area his whole...

Georgia Bulldogs Volleyball vs Texas A&M Recap

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief March 15, 2021

On Friday, March 12, the Georgia Bulldogs volleyball team went up against the Texas A&M volleyball team. I took a trip to the Stegman Colosseum in Athens to watch the Bulldogs play and see how their...

The first Coachella performance by Styles. He dances on stage with his band wearing a rainbow sequin jumpsuit.

2022 is the Year of Harry Styles

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief March 3, 2021

This year, Harry Styles is having many breakthroughs. Whether it is his music, his beauty line, new movies, or live performances, so many things are making his fans excited. I will review and share my...

Freshman Kate Holloway taking an afternoon nap on the couch with her dog Echo.
credit: Kate Holloway

The importance of snuggling with your furry friend

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief February 22, 2021

Many dog owners put their pups in a crate overnight or have them in their own beds rather than cuddling with them at night. Most assume that snuggling with their dog at night will result in a bad night’s...

Scream’n Nut’s Donuts: Are they worth the hype?

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief February 13, 2021

Scream’n Nuts is a fairly new donut shop located in Alpharetta. Recently, their uniquely flavored donuts have become popular all over social media, and I finally got the chance to try some due to them...

In Nirvanas album cover Live at Reading, lead singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain is jumping in the air as he performs at the Reading Festival in England. This concert was one of the biggest in rocknroll history. 
credit: Geffen Records

The 90s Music Era is Superior

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief February 13, 2021

Growing up in the 2000’s, I always wished I could’ve grown up during the ‘90s instead. Listening to the decade’s unique music made me realize how much of an impact it made on music now. Back then,...

Taking the “Fresh” out of Freshmen: Uncertain Beginnings

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief February 3, 2021

Fun pep rallies, homecoming, prom, sports events and social experiences are what can make school exciting and are the best way to make friends. The leap from 8th grade to a freshman in high school is one...

What the GA bulldogs need to succeed, part 2

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief February 1, 2021

Since the Georgia/Florida game, the Bulldogs have desperately needed a change. They aren’t known for starting off on the wrong foot, so Coach Kirby Smart knew he needed something that the team was missing,...

Dayglow has finally returned with a new single “Close to You”

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief January 28, 2021

For the first time in three years, Dayglow (Sloan Struble), has finally made another appearance in the musical world. His first album “Fuzzy Brain” was released in 2018, starting his adventurous career...

Georgia Wins National Champions against Alabama

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief January 16, 2021

2021 National Champions: Georgia Bulldogs     In 1980, the Georgia Bulldogs defeated Notre Dame, gaining the national champion title in college football. For 42 years, the Bulldogs have been fighting...

What the Georgia Bulldogs need to succeed

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief December 8, 2020

Every year, the Georgia Bulldogs usually have a great season under Coach Kirby Smart. They have been known for their outstanding running backs as well as their offense and defensive lines. However, coming...

Freshman Hannah Chambers driving around and learning the rules on the road.
cred: Hannah Chambers

The Importance of a Drivers Permit at a younger age

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief November 8, 2020

When it comes to that time, most incoming high schoolers want to drive. They get excited to have many freedoms and just simply grow up. Besides all of the fun aspects of starting to drive, there’s a...

Review on Joji’s new album “Nectar”

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief November 7, 2020

The artist Joji released his new album “Nectar” on Sept 25, 2020. While being extremely popular recently, Joji is still on the newer side of the singing-songwriting community, considering “Nectar”...

A Review of Taylor Swift’s “Folklore”

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief November 4, 2020

Taylor Swift has been one of the most influential singer songwriters of the past two decades. Among many other awards, Taylor has won 10 grammys and has 127 million followers on Instagram . She was my...

COVID-19 vs. Halloween

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief October 31, 2020

Each year, everyone looks forward to the fun frights of Halloween. Whether it’s the traditional trick-or-treating, throwing a costume party, participating in a haunted house, or just being able to have...

Our favorite fall recipes

Drew Maddox and Jessie Schwitters October 28, 2020

Every fall most people look forward to one thing, yummy food. This season we’ve tried some new, delicious fall recipes for you!   Drew - My favorite flavor in the fall is pumpkin and I love...

What a students virtual school setup may look like.

How High Schoolers are reacting to online school

Drew Maddox, Editor In Chief September 25, 2020

School is one of the main things that has been affected during the pandemic, as it is a huge gathering of people. However, education is too important for COVID-19 to restrict it. This past year has...

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