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Cultural divides persists in school sports

By Chandler Morris, Jack Hudson, and Alex Langan Competitive sports have the ability to bring people together: the Super Bowl brings states together to root for their teams, collegiate athletics provide entertainment and funds for schools, and high school games promote school spirit. The playing field, however, can also reveal racial divides in America. In both college and professional sports, […]

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Agenda behind OSD not as simple as ABCs

Agenda behind OSD not as simple as ABCs

By Chandler Morris Georgians will decide whether to pass Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed state constitutional amendment creating an Opportunity School District (OSD) on Nov. 8. The referendum known as “Amendment 1,’’ gives the OSD power to take over and attempt turn around “failing’’ Georgia schools. As the voting date approaches, tensions are rising and campaigns on opposite sides of the […]

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Hats off to AP Capstone

Hats off to AP Capstone

Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, sophomores at Grady will have the opportunity to participate in the new Advanced Placement Capstone program. AP Capstone is a formal college preparatory program designed by the College Board which requires students to take four AP classes, write a 5,000-word research paper and pass two required courses — AP Seminar and AP Research. When […]

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Atlanta: Out and Proud

Atlanta: Out and Proud

By Reilly Blum and Isabel Olson Forty-five years have passed since Atlanta Pride’s insurrection. On June 28, 1970 — the one-year anniversary of New York City’s Stonewall Riots — Atlanta’s now famous Gay Pride festival was nonexistent, but activists still gathered in Piedmont Park to pass out information about their cause.   One year later, the Georgia Gay Liberation Front […]

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Iris van Herpen: Fashion Meets Sculpture

Iris van Herpen: Fashion Meets Sculpture

What do you get when you cross a fashion designer, a sculptor, and a 3D printer? Iris van Herpen, of course. The High Museum’s “Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion” allows Atlantans to view a bevy of Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen’s most avant-garde work. The exhibit showcases 45 outfits from 15 of the designer’s collections. Iris van Herpen, widely […]

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PULLMAN YARD: a split future

PULLMAN YARD: a split future

Lot finds new use as urban canvas As you drive down DeKalb Avenue on the way to Decatur from Grady, you can’t help but notice the enormous facade of a dirty, run-down building on the right side of the train tracks. Marked distinctly by 12  big blue letters that read, “NOPE DOSE DTEK,” Pullman Yard appears to be nothing but […]

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For the health of it: APS chef finds it difficult to satisfy student tastes with healthy menu options

By Reilly Blum and Isabel Olson It isn’t easy for Americans to maintain healthy diets. With an abundance of delicious, fattening products, it’s become difficult to resist unhealthy snacks. “Students’ nutrition reflects what’s going on in society right now,” health teacher Tamara Aldridge said. “There’s pretty poor nutrition overall, and it’s slowly trickling down to their health.” In the early […]

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New York Frame of Mind: City landscape photography becoming a focal point for distinguished alumnus

New York Frame of Mind: City landscape photography becoming a focal point for distinguished alumnus

  Alumnus Bryan Dumas never leaves his Upper West Side Manhattan studio apartment without his camera. Whether he is at work, in Central Park or even grabbing a late breakfast at a coffee shop on a Saturday morning, he always has his Canon T3i. After graduating from Grady in 2003, Dumas went on to Syracuse University and, seven years and […]

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A Shepherd’s Flock

A Shepherd’s Flock

Body surfing accident victim fosters a unique environment of healing, care By JENNIFER STECKL The building that houses the Shepherd Center looks unremarkable next to its neighbor, Piedmont Hospital, which dwarfs it in size, architecture and even name recognition. A sapphire insignia on the outside depicting a mystery man blooming out of a hand provides only the subtlest of hints […]

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The Sky is the Limit: Changes in environment precipitate changes in lifestyles

The Sky is the Limit: Changes in environment precipitate changes in lifestyles

By Orli Hendler and Eli Mansbach Every time you turn the key in the ignition or flip a light switch on in your room, you contribute a small amount of greenhouse gasses to the atmosphere. Even though that tiny bit of pollution is insignificant on its own, the combined effects of billions of people performing those actions every day adds up […]

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