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Westmoreland runs to improve city, public education

Westmoreland runs to improve city, public education

With a nervous breath, junior Matt Westmoreland turned to give the opening statement. The Grady 2005 Mock Trial Team went on to win state and compete nationally. “He would address a theme and weave that theme throughout the opening statement, and I thought it was pretty impressive that he could do it in such an effortless way,” said Lawrence McCurdy, […]

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Should you make a New Years resolution?

New Year’s resolutions improve quality of life for the coming year By: Parker Killenberg New Year’s resolutions are all about resolving to change an undesired aspect of your life for the upcoming months and, whether sustained for the whole year or ceased after one week,  can guide your life toward a better you. While New Year’s resolutions run the gamut […]

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How should we handle the overcrowded parking lots at Grady?

Continue allowing all students to drive to school Rachel Hasson All students should be able to drive to school as long as they have a valid license; mainly because they waited sixteen years to get it, and should obviously be able to use it. Grady’s  administration has been discussing the issue of limited parking and the effects it has on […]

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DACA students risk losing thousands of dollars from in-state tuition. A group of the students is suing the Board of Regents in hopes of lowering college costs.

DACA students sue for in-state college tuition

By Abby Thomasson Seniors are just now finishing their college applications and receiving their first college acceptances, but more than 23,400 Georgia students are not able to receive in-state tuition that their peers are offered because they are qualified as “illegal immigrants.” Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a program that was implemented during President Obama’s second term that […]

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The NFL should have a draft lottery

By: Jack Rafferty Comment The NFL could learn something from the NBA. The NBA has an effective system that allows for parity while simultaneously dissuading teams from “tanking” in order to get high draft picks: the draft lottery. If the NFL were to implement this system, it would encourage teams to be more competitive. This year, the Cleveland Browns finished […]

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Davis takes improved, all-inclusive approach to teaching

Davis takes improved, all-inclusive approach to teaching

By: Allie Schneider Growing up in Warner Robins, Ga., Grady Biology and AP Environmental Science teacher Pierre Davis was a basketball standout, whose potential pointed straight to the NBA. “I thought [basketball] was what I was supposed to do and what I wanted to do,” Davis said. “But basketball is competitive, and there’s no guarantee you’re going to make it […]

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Continuous Use of PEDs in Baseball

By Josh Wolfe Longtime Milwaukee and Atlanta Brave, Hank Aaron, known as “Hammerin’ Hank” for his impressive resume of power in his MLB career, did not cheat his way to 755 home runs. However, San Francisco Giant Barry Bonds, standing alone at 762 home runs, used Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) to drastically improve his performance. According to CNN, doping has […]

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Capital punishment is not justifiable, must be abolished

By James Bryan Kelly Gissendaner was convicted of the 1997 recruitment of her boyfriend to murder her husband in Gwinnett County. The boyfriend, Gregory Owen, lay in wait for Doug Gissendaner  in the family’s home, ambushed him upon arrival, held a knife against his throat and drove him to a remote location. He then proceeded to repeatedly and viciously stab […]

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College Football Playoff expansion would lead to more exciting games

By Cory Dillard    The college football playoff is when four of the best teams in the nation battle it out to be crowned the best. It was created in 2014, meaning the idea is relatively new and leaves plenty of room for changes. There has been a lot of criticism, especially this recent year, about potential playoff teams that […]

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Prince was one of the many iconic celebrities who passed away in 2016. His innovative music style lives on in many of the modern day artists whom he influenced. Photo courtesy of Rollingstone.com.

2016 Deaths Leave Behind Iconic Legacies

By Jordan Killenberg Throughout the past year, a seemingly massive amount of legendary people have passed, leaving 2016 full of melancholy announcements and memories. Musicians, actors, politicians, athletes and more joined the ever growing list. However, these icons will live on through those they have influenced throughout their lives and careers. Only two days following the release of his final […]

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