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KN Weekly Webbies Pace Academy | 966 W. Paces Ferry Road | Atlanta, Georgia 30327

Football Trounces Strong Rock Patriots Oct. 5, 2012, 6:30 p.m. at the Rock (Strong Rock Christian’s football stadium). Strong Rock students, family, and alumni are all gathered for what they thought would be an incredible homecoming game. However, a storm is brewing as Pace is about to rain on their homecoming parade. After kickoff, the Patriots quickly gain a lead of 7, and the crowd roars with excitement. The Knights then strike back and drive down the field, scoring 4 touchdowns before the half is over. At halftime, the score is 27-7, with the Knights lancing the Patriots on an important night for both teams. Photos: Fred Assaf

During the second half, Patriots fans slowly trickle out of the stadium as the Knights score 2 field goals and successfully Freshman Mick Assaf runs down the field. hold the overall. “Gangnam Style” by Patriots Psy blasts in the Knights’ lockback, allowing only 1 toucher room as they relish their down. At the end of the game, the score is 33-14, and victory, happy to have ended their losing streak. the Knights add another win to their record, making it 2-4


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Has Homecoming Lost Importance? It’s that time of year again, when high school football is at its greatest, and the leaves begin their miraculous change of color. With the transition to fall comes the Homecoming Game, Homecoming Dance, and Powder Puff game. In the coming weeks, students will experience the energy these events are supposed to bring... or not? Over the years, it seems that people have simply lost the school spirit that Homecoming is supposed to bring out. (Don’t worry, it is shown during Spirit Week, though.)

Some have questioned whether it is due to a decline of confidence in the football team, lack of enthusiasm on the part of the The Class of 2012’s PowderPuff team last year. senior class, celebration for those who are or general ignorance of how still here.This year, let’s make special Homecoming should all Homecoming events IMbe. No matter the cause, Pace PORTANT and celebrate our should take Homecoming school! more seriously; it is a time of reunion for alumni, and a

iPad Mini To Be Released Later This Month

After all of the discussion of the iPhone 5’s flaws, especially the maps, many tend to overlook Apple’s newest gadget, expected this October. The iPad Mini, rumored to be Apple’s newest 7-inch tablet, would allow Apple to enter the

fierce competition between Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD, Google’s Nexus 7, and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 over who has the dominant small tablet. We will see if Apple presents something truly revolutionary, or the same thing in a smaller package. If it does, it would reinforce Apple’s legendary status in the consumer electronics

market. However, a flop could show the decline of Apple after the loss of Steve Jobs, a tragic event for the company that happened a little over a year ago. So Apple, we challenge you: Give us a revolutionary product, not an evolutionary product.


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After Difficulties, KnightCards Arrive On Oct. 1, the Pace Stu- gone, having been lost over dent Council completed stage the summer. In a matter of one of their newest fundrais- weeks, several members of er, preorders for the Knightthe Student Council worked Card. Providing a discount of to regain as many of the con10% to participating members tracts as possible, a task that of the Pace community, the previously had taken months. cards were the brainchild of In addition, the card design sophomore Mark Grenadwas found to be outdated, er. Work began on the card so a complete re-design was during the second semester called for. With all of these of last school year, when the obstacles, to prepare for the former Student Council mem- ideal release date became a bers distributed contracts to a challenge. number of restaurants around With determination, the Buckhead area. The conthe Student Council pulled tracts were then retrieved through and re-signed many and archived. A database was of the contracts. The datacreated to store, process, and base had a module added keep track of orders. By the that stored scans of the conend of the 2011-12 school tracts, ensuring this problem year, everything seemed to would not happen again. The be ready for an October 2012 card design, right, was agreed release. However, this would upon as a sleek, professional not be the case. look and was approved unan At a Student Council meeting in August, a point was raised over where the contracts were being stored. After further investigation, it was revealed that all of the contracts were simply The approved KnightCard design.

imously. After the pre-ordering, the order for the cards was submitted to Duracard, and a package arrived on the doorstep of student body president Miles Sheft on Friday, Sept. 28 containing 700 cards. On Sunday, Sept. 30, the Student Council met to update the database with the delivered cards, print receipts, and put all of the cards in envelopes. On Oct. 1, the cards were finally delivered to Pace students and faculty. Thanks to the hard work of many people, the first stage of the fundraiser was a success, and the KnightCard will replace magazine sales as the official Student Council fundraiser going forward.


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Freshmen Get Ready For Service Day

(L-R): Then-freshmen Rachel Morrisroe, Robert Farinella, and Hank Assaf help kids color at My Sister’s House while participating in Service Day 2011. On October 17, Pace freshmen spend a day of service sponsored by the Transitions program to intro-

duce service learning. While the sophomores and juniors descend to the Inman Center floor to take PSATs, freshmen

Note From the Editor Hello! I’m Dean Papastrat, the Knightly News Technology & Website editor. I wrote all of these articles as our debut into the new world of fresh, web-related content. You could find these articles on our website as regular posts, which are scheduled for release Monday - Friday. If you prefer the traditional layout of a newspaper, you can wait until Friday, when the official Knightly News Webbie will be published. Thanks for visiting our site - it means a lot to our hardworking staff! We hope that you enjoy it, and check back often for the latest Pace news and events. Sincerely, Dean Papastrat

hop on buses and travel to different non-profit agencies around Atlanta. Many students who are new to Pace get their first exposure to service learning through this special day, and go on to become service leaders for the Pace Service Learning program in future years. Freshmen will volunteer at the following agencies through Service Day 2012: Atlanta Community Food Bank, Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children, Books for Africa, Easter Seals’ Guice Center, My Sister’s House, and Project Open Hand. ADVERTISEMENT


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