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  • Atlanta Ballet redefines boundaries in “20|20 Visionary” performance

    Atlanta Ballet’s “20|20 Visionary” performance, showcasing three premier contemporary works by guest choreographers, marks the third show in artistic director John McFall’s final season with the company. Staged at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre March 18-20, “20|20” perfectly captures the impressive athleticism and effortless beauty of dance and reflects the rich diversity of Atlanta’s culture. The opening piece, “Boiling […]

    (All photos courtesy of Atlanta Ballet)
  • Midtown restaurant serves up rreally good tacos

    There is an absolute oyster wedged at the corner of Peachtree and Fifth street. Rreal Tacos proved itself a pearl serving me the best meal I’ve had this year. Thankfully, the prices are kind to a light wallet. I could easily have satisfied my stomach for less than $10, but in the name of journalism, I decided to spend a […]

    Midtown restaurant serves up rreally good tacos
  • Orchestra wins Kishi Bashi’s national competition

    It isn’t every day that the orchestra performs in the paint-ridden scene shop, but when the prospect of a performance with indie violinist Kishi Bashi lay within reach, passersby might have heard orchestral music instead of the usual hum of power tools emanating from the unconventional space. Last fall, senior violist Uzuki Kakinuma published an interview with Kishi Bashi in […]

    Orchestra wins Kishi Bashi’s national competition
  • Misdiagnosis affects path, cost of park renovations

    In December 2015, a five by five foot sinkhole was dis- covered in the meadow of Piedmont Park. Since then, 10th St. commuters have seen the mountains of dirt, chain link fences and massive pipes covering the area. For weeks equipment piled up in the park. An original misdiagnosis of the sinkhole’s cause lengthened the work and dramatized the appearance […]

    CAUTION: A construction crew digs up the meadow of Piedmont Park in March to fix a sinkhole that appeared in December.
  • Superintendent pushes plan despite opposition

    On Mar. 7, the Atlanta school board met to discuss its turnaround strategy, which hopes to address chronic under performance in schools, with the local community. Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen’s plan aims to partner with several local charter school corporations to reform under performing schools. While many community members were not pleased with Dr. Carstarphen’s plan, the board unanimously passed […]

    SHAKING IT UP: Price Middle School Principal Duane Hale greets his new students on the way to class. Next school year, Purpose Built Schools of Atlanta, a local charter school corporation, will control Price Middle. Hale said the plan was “perhaps the best alternative for all children in the Carver Cluster to be successful.”
  • To sneakerheads, collecting is Yeezy from heel to toe

      On a shelf above sophomore Luke Pengelly’s bed sits a shrine to his most beloved possessions: Yeezy 350 Boosts, Air Max 90s, Ultraboosts, Air Jordan OVOs and Roshe Run IDs. These are not action figures, beanie babies or rare earth minerals; they are exclusive sneakers, some worth upwards of $1,000. Pengelly is part of a growing movement of sneakerheads […]

    To sneakerheads, collecting is Yeezy from heel to toe
  • The perfect prom formula

    (April Fools Satire) Prom is fast approaching. Renowned for its ability to bring students and teachers together in a fun, out of school setting, prom is the defining social event of American high schools everywhere. Amid the awkward promposals and party planning, many students face daunting questions. Junior Ben Bizot is one of these students. He does not have a […]

    The perfect prom formula
  • Southerner alumnus creates own journalistic legacy

    It was Feb. 3, 2013, and Pierce Huff was living his dream. Seeing flashes of cameras as Super Bowl XLVII began, Huff felt the adrenaline of the cheering fans and the nervous players. While he had covered the 1997 and 2002 Super Bowls, this one felt different. Minutes after the second-half kickoff, the lights went out in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome […]

    In 2016, Huff works in the newsroom of The Provo Daily Herald as the publication's Night/Weekend Editor.
  • Walldorff heads into girls soccer program

    In 2011, after coaching at the Atlanta Youth Soccer Association (now Inter Atlanta FC), Zach Walldorff joined the coaching staff of the Grady girls varsity soccer team at the request of head coach Rodney Thomas. Walldorff coached only the goalkeepers then, but after a two-year break, he is now back as the new assistant coach. “I’ve stayed involved with the […]

    Walldorff heads into girls soccer program
  • QFTB: Jack’s Pizza and Wings slices the competition

    First created in Naples, Italy during the 18th and 19th centuries, pizza has since become an American favorite. Pizza, which is traditionally comprised of melted cheese, tomato sauce and additional toppings atop a flatbread crust, has caused great rifts between cities like New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles, which all claim to have the cheesiest, most savory and most […]

    QFTB: Jack’s Pizza and Wings slices the competition

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Trees Atlanta helps city grow through education

May 18, 2016 at 12:52 pm

One of the gems of Atlanta is the organization Trees Atlanta. Hidden in plain sight, Trees Atlanta helps maintain Atlanta’s green canopy that fools people into thinking...

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Track overcomes hurdles, places third in state

Track overcomes hurdles, places third in state

May 23, 2016 at 1:14 pm

After 11 years of coming up short, the boys track team placed third in the state meet, bringing a trophy home to Grady for the first time since 2005 when the team placed second...

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Pressure to take AP classes causes unwanted stress

May 16, 2016 at 10:33 pm

Advanced Placement classes are like black Friday. Sophomores to seniors try and grab as many AP courses as they can get a hold of, cramming their schedules full of these college...

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(All photos courtesy of Atlanta Ballet)

Atlanta Ballet redefines boundaries in “20|20 Visionary” performance

May 11, 2016 at 10:19 pm

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Maya Beatty profile

May 12, 2016 at 11:01 am

Everyday at 3:25 the announcements ring out among the classrooms of Grady High School. The familiar voice that is behind the many announcements is senior Maya Beatty. She...