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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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Print studio popularity soars, sells Grady school spirit

Print studio popularity soars, sells Grady school spirit

By Kelly Scollard Near the end of the hallway on the first floor of the E building lies Grady’s production lab, Print Studio 19.  Inside this slightly mysterious place you’ll find a handful of diligently working, ink covered students huddled over the massive squeegee rig—a shirt holder where students use the flat, liquid controlling device (the squeegee)—wildly pressure-washing screens, or […]

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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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