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  • 13 reasons why
  • Keeping the halls safe
  • Are we safe?
  • Book Review: Milk and Honey
  • Rap battle to be held at Cross Creek
  • 13 reasons why

    13 reasons why

    Anijah Gordon, Staff Writer

    April 27, 2017

    Netflix recently came out with a new series show called "13 Reasons Why". The show is about a young girl by the name of Hannah who had committed suicide. Before she took her life she recorded 13 tapes to 13 people who drove her to suicide and what they had done to contribute to her decision. Ev...

  • Keeping the halls safe

    Keeping the halls safe

    Anijah Gordon, Staff Writer

    April 20, 2017

    Who's that new face we have been seeing in the hallway? Her name is Shay Rawls and she is our new hall monitor. Shay graduated from Cross Creek in 2006. She played varsity basketball for four years. "I enjoy playing basketball, being a mother and making a difference" Shay said. Even as she is...

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  • Are we safe?

    Are we safe?

    Jamycia Jackson and Savana Swygert, Staff Writers

    April 17, 2017

    There have been several stories in the news lately, including incidents at Cross Creek, involving students bringing weapons to school. The Tusk decided to ask the administrators and a few students how they felt about the state of school security at Cross Creek. Overall, staff at the school say they...

    Weapons incidents have put schools on alert

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  • Book Review: Milk and Honey

    Book Review: Milk and Honey

    Tiana Deeds, Staff Writer

    April 12, 2017

    Milk and honey...not only good for the body but good for the soul as well. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur is a collection of thought provoking poetry. Rupi Kaur is a Toronto based writer and photographer. She's most known for sharing her work on the social media platform Instagram and has earned her titl...

  • Rap battle to be held at Cross Creek

    Rap battle to be held at Cross Creek

    Taniya Young, Staff Writer

    March 23, 2017

    Calling all rappers and those with bars. The Cross Creek Cold Speak Rap Battle will be held at 6 p.m. on April 27. Contestants are being sought and the event is being organized by drama teacher, Mr. Barksdale. Raps must be clean with, “No curses in the verses.” A DJ will provide the beat...

    Spit those bars

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Trump or Dump?

Trump or Dump?

Justin Gilmore and Erica Dahdah

Election time is over in America and people can agree that this is the most controversial election of recent time, if not all. Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton won the...

November 14, 2016No Comments

The beginning of an end

The beginning of an end

Valerie Saunders, Staff Writer

It’s  the end of September and the end of summer has truly arrived. It’s now October and  it’s now the  time to pop out the pumpkin spice everything that seems to ...

October 5, 2016No Comments

NJROTC takes Washington

NJROTC takes Washington

Barbara Rowe, Staff Writer

Alyssa McGuire was excited when the charter bus pulled into the city of Washington, D.C. recently with 50 students from Cross Creek’s NJROTC unit. It was the first time...

September 20, 2016No Comments

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Keeping the halls safe

Keeping the halls safe

Anijah Gordon, Staff Writer

Who's that new face we have been seeing in the hallway? Her name is Shay Rawls and she is our new hall monitor. Shay graduated from Cross Creek in 2006. She played varsity...

April 20, 2017No Comments

Are we safe?

Are we safe?

Jamycia Jackson and Savana Swygert, Staff Writers

There have been several stories in the news lately, including incidents at Cross Creek, involving students bringing weapons to school. The Tusk decided to ask the admi...

April 17, 2017No Comments

Rap battle to be held at Cross Creek

Rap battle to be held at Cross Creek

Taniya Young, Staff Writer

Calling all rappers and those with bars. The Cross Creek Cold Speak Rap Battle will be held at 6 p.m. on April 27. Contestants are being sought and the event is being...

March 23, 2017No Comments

JGG Brings Home Trophies

JGG Brings Home Trophies

Gregory Barlow and Barbara Rowe

Students in Dr. Cynthia Lovett’s Jobs for Georgia Graduates club recently brought home first- and second place awards for work they have done this year.   The...

March 14, 2017No Comments

Go Big Or Go Home

Go Big Or Go Home

Gregory Barlow and Tiana Deeds

It's about that time again, for our annual car show here at Cross Creek. We're all excited to see what this years car show has to offer. Who will take home the big titles...

March 6, 2017No Comments

The Fighting Razorback

The Fighting Razorback

Justin Gilmore, Staff Writer

"I'm not that guy who's just that good at wrestling. I wanna give all of the glory to the Lord." Incredibly humble and dedicated Cross Creek wrestler and professional fighter...

February 7, 2017No Comments

May I Have Your Attention, Please?

May I Have Your Attention, Please?

November 7, 2016

Free speech, or suspendable offense?

Free speech, or suspendable offense?

October 21, 2016

Cross Creek’s new face in guidance

Cross Creek’s new face in guidance

October 13, 2016

From Uganda to America

From Uganda to America

October 3, 2016

Confessions of a teenage Razorback

Confessions of a teenage Razorback

September 29, 2016

Go Ghost? Ghosting? #DannyPhantom

Go Ghost? Ghosting? #DannyPhantom

September 22, 2016

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My black

Anijah Gordon, Staff Writer

My black is beautiful My black is strong, My black keeps on moving even when it has been done wrong. My black is a conqueror My black is a warrior although it is surrounded by barriers. My black is ebony through the pain and the agony My black is an overcomer marching to the beat of...

March 7, 2017No Comments

The Real Fool

Tiana Deeds, Staff Writer

You're not a fool for being a genuine human being. You're rather self righteous in that act. To see the good in a world that is so cold, is nearly impossible. Yet, you did it. You saw the light. To give so many chances is noble act indeed. They might say this is insane. Or they may...

February 26, 2017No Comments

The Last Chapter

Tiana Deeds, Staff Writer

The spark had dimmed and it was almost as if we were staying because we felt like we owed each other something. That something...is a thing I couldn't even tell you. I've tried to make sense of it many times before. You needed to be free. I needed stability. And in the end this is where our...

January 24, 2017No Comments

Dance in the Rain

Dance in the Rain

Anijah Gordon, Staff Writer

After the rain we somehow know that light will come again. After the rain we expect nothing less than gods colors of promise. After the rain we are looking forward to dance in joy. After the rain the sun will shine again.   But what happens during the rain. Do we suffocate from...

January 18, 2017No Comments

Who Am I ???

Anijah Gordon, Staff Writer

Who am I? The question that I often ask myself. Who am I? It is so complex that it never takes a rest. Who am I? Am I a person who breathes and receive, receive peace and love and is created by the one above. Am I a person that fits the criteria of a human being and not just seen as a walking...

December 2, 2016No Comments

The fight

Tiana Deeds, writer

The world fights against us,nobody wants anyone to be themselves. We're so scared to be ourselves that we mold into the picturesque model that society has set for us. Ultimately suppressing the real us, locking the metaphorical safe so that no one else can see. The only time that safe comes unlocked...

December 2, 2016No Comments

Who summons him?

November 29, 2016

I pray that one day

November 1, 2016

When I look in the mirror

September 13, 2016

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Attention!!!!! Soccer

Chantelle Sleurs, staff, writer

Soccer Season is approaching, if you are a Cross Creek students and you interested in playing soccer you need a Physical, Student/ Parent Concussion Awareness Form, and Parent...

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Homecoming Week

Chantelle Sleurs, staff writer

This weeks is a spectacular week for Cross Creek High School the students get to show how much pride they have for their school. Since the seniors are the last class of 90's...

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Prom Dress Code

Chantelle Sleurs, staff writer

  Boys Dress: prom clothing for guys are classified as a tuxedo or dress suit, including a tie, bow tie, dress shirt, which may include a vest or cummerbund ( all...

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The Empire is Back

The Empire is Back

Anijah Gordon, Staff Writer

The first black family of music is back on FOX on Wednesday nights. Season three of Empire has already had an epic start. Taraji P. Henson the Cookie monster is back even...

April 11, 2017No Comments

Amandla Stenberg Ditches Her Curly Locs

Amandla Stenberg Ditches Her Curly Locs

Tiana Deeds, Staff Writer

We can expect to see Amandla starring in "Where Hands Touch" a story about biracial children in Nazi Germany. Although the story tells this compelling story, it also left...

March 10, 2017No Comments

Remy Ma vs Nicki Minaj

Remy Ma vs Nicki Minaj

February 28, 2017

Paris Jackson and Wendy Williams Feud

Paris Jackson and Wendy Williams Feud

February 8, 2017

Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban

Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban

January 30, 2017

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The Fighting Razorback

The Fighting Razorback

Justin Gilmore, Staff Writer

"I'm not that guy who's just that good at wrestling. I wanna give all of the glory to the Lord." Incredibly humble and dedicated Cross Creek wrestler and professional fighter...

February 7, 2017No Comments

All Star Razorback

All Star Razorback

Justin Gilmore, Staff Writer

Luis Campusano-Bracero, a senior at Cross Creek, is continuing to gain traction toward his goal of one day playing professional baseball. Earlier this month, Campusano-Bracero...

August 25, 2016No Comments

Favorite Sports Survey

Josh Rutland

In a random survey of 28 students, it was concluded that the school’s favorite sport is basketball. 28 students were stopped randomly in the hallway and asked which out...

April 14, 2016No Comments

Fast track to the majors?

Fast track to the majors?

Brian Neill, The Tusk Adviser

For those keeping an eye on Luis Campusano - and there are many, it's not a question of whether he will go to the majors, but when. The Cross Creek junior who catches for...

March 28, 2016No Comments

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Savannah Key

Savannah Key

Tiana Deeds, Editor

Mrs. Peake, Cross Creek's art teacher, was interviewed to find out who she thinks qualifies as "star student" out of all her classes. "Savannah Key" she says "is dedicated...

October 27, 2015No Comments

Taleiah Holmes

Taleiah Holmes

April 16, 2015

Josh Spalding

Josh Spalding

March 12, 2015

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Mannequin Challenge

Mannequin Challenge

Anijah Gordon, Staff Writer

Have you heard about the new challenge circling around. We've heard about the Juju on that beat challenge, steal her man challenge, ice bucket challenge and now we are p...

November 18, 2016No Comments

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Watch out for prom

Prom is near all your dates and outfits will be talked about and compared.

February 26, 2016No Comments

Dress according to the season

It is almost time for winter dress for the season. Don't be that girl who wears sandals in snow and strapless tops in the cold, or that boy who wears shorts on ice cold days.

December 1, 2015No Comments

Take or leave

If you come to school with no intention of learning or to take advantage of free education STAY HOME.

November 10, 2015No Comments

Choose wisely

November 10, 2015

Karma is real

November 10, 2015

Pull up those britches

November 9, 2015

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