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President Aaron Parr and principal Edye Simpson proudly stand next to sophomore Sariah Smith, winner of the Hugh OBrian Youth Leadership Award. The award is voted on by faculty and given to a student who displays excellent character and leadership potential.
Sophomore wins HOBY Leadership Award
Ashlyn Loving, Staff Writer • January 22, 2024

The Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Award (HOBY) is one of the most prestigious awards at St. Pius X. Voted on by the faculty, it recognizes a sophomore student who exhibits the most leadership potential....

During the live announcements on Friday, January 5, junior Lydia Halloran asks junior Jackson Neil (third from left) to the Sadie Hawkins Dance. Student Council had the idea to bring back the traditional dance for the first time in several years. It is on Saturday, January 20 from 7:00-9:00 pm, and tickets are still available to purchase.
Student Council hosts Sadie Hawkins Dance
Elliott Seng, Editor-in-Chief • January 12, 2024

This year will mark the comeback of a St. Pius X tradition: the Sadie Hawkins Dance. Organized by the Student Council, who plans to...

Students in Advanced Guitar prepare for Morning of the Arts on November 15. They will perform at their annual Christmas concert with the Band program on December 7. Theater and Chorus will have their show on December 6 followed by Dance on December 7. Staff photo.
Fine Arts programs spread Christmas cheer with upcoming performances
Parker Schofield, Staff Writer • November 29, 2023

It’s tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime for the St. Pius X Fine Arts to defrost and host their usual flurry of Christmas shows! But...

The priest basketball team reflects on their loss after the students beat them 11-10 in a basketball game on Wednesday, November 8 as part of National Vocations Awareness Week. Staff photo
St. Pius X celebrates National Vocations Awareness Week
Marlowe McIntyre, Staff Writer • November 17, 2023

Every November, National Vocations Awareness Week is celebrated throughout the country in an effort to promote vocations to the priesthood...

Senior Lauren Smith sings at the Senior Night football game. Traditionally on Senior Night, the marching band performs their Special Show during halftime. This years songs included Shake It Off, All of the Lights, and Bad Romance. © 2023 Art of Life Photography
From apprentice to drum major, introducing Lauren Smith
Anne Walsh, Staff Writer • November 15, 2023

During a marching band performance, have you ever wondered who the person is standing atop a platform, waving her hands at the musicians?  Well,...

Gentlemen, its time to answer a very important question: How often do you think about the Roman Empire?
Gentlemen, it's time to answer a very important question: How often do you think about the Roman Empire?
Parker Schofield, Staff Writer • November 8, 2023

  It's a burning question that's gone viral on social media for a few weeks now: How often do you think about the Roman Empire...

Father Robbie Cotta, our new part-time Chaplain, is also the Parochial Vicar at Immaculate Heart of Mary. Ordained a priest in 2021, hes an Atlanta native and graduated from Georgia Southern in 2013. Photo courtesy of Father Robbie.
Father Robbie: Part-time chaplain, full-time motorcycle priest
Elliott Seng, Editor-in-Chief • October 26, 2023

From Tampa to "Twilight: to Taylor Swift, Father Robbie Cotta has a pretty eventful life… and that's not even mentioning the priesthood. Our...

Seniors on the competition cheer squad pose for a photo in August. ©2023Art of Life Photography, Sports
Competition cheer squad finishes season with 7th consecutive region championship
Lindsey Crosby, Staff Writer • December 4, 2023

The first weekend in November marked the end of the competition cheer squad's successful five-competition season, which ended with...

Senior Zoe Garcia races in a cross country meet in October. At the state championship race in November, she finished first for St. Pius X and helped the team place 2nd overall. Photo courtesy of Art of Life.
Cross country teams bring home trophies from the state meet
Elliott Seng, Editor-in-Chief • November 17, 2023

The boys and girls cross country teams competed at the state championships on November 4 in Carrollton, where the girls finished as...

Junior football player Colin Crosby rides on his scooter in the locker room. After their parking spots were moved across the street, Crosby and several of his junior teammates started using scooters to get to weightlifting in the morning. Staff photo.
Varsity football players trade cleats for scooters
Katie O'Mara, Editor • November 16, 2023

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s junior Colin Crosby whizzing down Johnson Ferry Road on his Razor scooter. This all began...

OPINION: Olivia Rodrigos new album GUTS! packs a punch
OPINION: Olivia Rodrigo's new album "GUTS!" packs a punch
Ashlyn Loving, Staff Writer • December 7, 2023

“GUTS!” is Olivia Rodrigo’s smash hit second album that’s taken the music world by storm, debuting at number one on the Billboard Hot 200 in September. It has recently gone Diamond, meaning it...

OPINION: When should you be allowed to start listening to Christmas music?
OPINION: When should you be allowed to start listening to Christmas music?
Elliott Seng, Staff Writer • December 4, 2023

Christmas music streaming around the world spikes on November 1. However, data from the US shows a peak on November 13, a full two weeks later. Some people wait until Thanksgiving; others don’t listen...

OPINION: The best fall drinks at Starbucks
OPINION: The best fall drinks at Starbucks
Golden Lines Staff November 14, 2023

Fall has been here for almost two months, but only recently have the temperatures started cooling down. Diehard Starbucks fans may be walking in to the coffee shop wearing shorts, but that doesn't stop...

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