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Articles By: The Southerner

The minimum wage should not rise

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law in March that raises the state minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next six years.  Other companies, cities and states have either passed similar legislation, raising minimum wages to $15, or proposed doing so within the coming years. When minimum wage was signed into law in 1938 with the […]

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Boys Lacrosse team sees first playoff appearance in program history

Boys Lacrosse team sees first playoff appearance in program history

By Charlie Toole History is not a term that is often thrown around when talking about high school sports teams, but for the Knights’ Boys Lacrosse team, it is something they have rallied behind this season. Last year, the boys finished with their best record in program history, but graduated six seniors, most of whom were a major part of […]

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Grady Cluster Families Fight Board on Rezoning

A group of frustrated families came together on Apr. 10 at the Atlanta Board of Education’s monthly meeting to make their case on behalf of their children’s academic futures. West Midtown is an area that has been highly controversial on the grounds of rezoning. The first major rezoning issue was brought to light in 2012, over Grady being the zoned […]

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Insomnia Cookies

Ever since the creation of Insomnia cookies company, the midnight snackers and sweet tooth lovers of the world have been divulging in warm deserts delivered right to your door. Insomnia cookies delivers freshly made desserts from 9 am-3am and also has numerous locations around the midtown area where pickup is available. Insomnia cookie currently has ninety locations across America and […]

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Bockman’s reflections on the previous months and the 2017-2018 school year

Over the course of this year, Grady has experienced several changes in terms of the policy introduced by Principal Betsy Bockman. Using experience and knowledge honed as an administrator at several Atlanta Public Schools and Grady cluster schools, Bockman will continue to work to improve quality of education at Grady in the future. One of the most impactful courses of […]

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Swimming Wrap Up

A season that was thought to be a rebuilding year ended with a twist: a fourth consecutive win for the girls swim team in the APS championship and a second place title for the boys. It was a battle from the first buzzer to the last, with the girls team defeating North Atlanta only by one point, with a final […]

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Grady Sport Funding

Between uniforms, padding, helmets and trainers, it is no secret that playing sports can cause a hole in your wallet. Since Grady is a Title I school, which means the school has a sizeable population of economically-disadvantaged students, not all students have the ability to pay for such costly sports. Since Atlanta Public Schools promoted Jasper Jewell to director of […]

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Buzzfeed and CNN release allegations against Trump Russian Relations

When two major news publications practiced bias journalism, the legitimacy of our current president was called into question. Publishing unsubstantiated claims and possibly false information has lead to the continued polarization and division of this nation. CNN and BuzzFeed reported allegations of Russian interference in the presidential election on Jan. 10. Earlier that day, CNN released reports suggesting the possibility […]

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Mock Trial wins state and finishes third at nationals

Mock Trial wins state and finishes third at nationals

By Max Nevins On March 4, the Mock Trial team placed first at the Georgia High School Mock Trial State Finals Competition, Grady’s seventh win in the team’s history. Grady’s placement qualified the team to represent Georgia in the national tournament in Hartford, CT from May 10-14. “We went to state last year and finished third, so the goal was […]

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Grady parent makes his mark on the music world

Grady parent makes his mark on the music world

By Cory Dillard Mr. Robert Denton may have a lot to deal with by keeping up with his son in college, and his daughter in high school, but he still has time to travel all over the United States and even the world. He travels around the nation to perform at various clubs. He plays the piano, trumpet, guitar, and […]

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