Georgia’s Board of Regents Versus Students: Applying to College as an Undocumented Student

With college decisions coming in, getting into the right college or university daunting task, especially for those that allow undocumented students to attend the college of their choosing. I realized that money doesn't start falling from the sky if you want to attend an expensive out-of-state or private school, it can be a roadblock for many. So I decided to venture out. “As a kid, I was taught that I ought to obtain a college education. My parents required this of my siblings and I. However, they were unable to pay for it. We were led to believe that we would achieve better lives for ourselves than our parents had.” said senior Stephanie Cara. Unlike U.S born citizens undocumented, can’t g

New Hires Aren't Enough: The Effort to End DeKalb's Substitute Shortage Continues

Despite hiring 69 new substitute teachers, DeKalb County Schools District’s fill rate remains at around 70 percent. The fill rate, or the percentage of absences filled by substitutes, has not changed since The Legend covered substitute shortages in November. The Atlanta-Journal Constitution wrote an article in January comparing DeKalb’s fill rate to other school districts in Metro Atlanta, such as Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, and Atlanta Public Schools. DeKalb has historically obtained a substitute fill rate of 71 percent while the rest of Metro Atlanta has fill rates averaging at 85 percent. “[How far I know my schedule in advance depends because] I determine my own schedule, so it’s left entire

Lakeside Men’s Soccer Kicks Off 2019 Season

In each of the past four decades, Lakeside’s Men’s Soccer Team has won a state a championship. With the introduction of a new head coach Tyler Lafleur and assistant coach Ken Beamer along with a roster full of experienced seniors, the 2019 varsity team hopes to continue this streak in the final year of this decade. They enter their region schedule with a record of 6-1-1 in non-region games with their only loss coming to undefeated North Gwinnett High school by a score of 1-0. Social Studies teacher Tyler Lafleur, took over the head coaching position for the team after serving as the assistant coach for just one year. Players new and old have praised the intensity he has brought to the progr

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