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Exhibit shows American landscape, celebrates culture

The High Museum of Art’s latest exhibit, Cross Country: The Power of Place in American Art, 1915–1950, which is on display until May 7, focuses on American artwork and its development through the 20th century. The exhibit, which pays homage to the country’s regional subcultures, is divided into sections: The South,The Mid-Atlantic, The Northeast, The Midwest and The West. Another […]

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Designer sketches way to runway

Designer sketches way to runway

Fashion designer junior Graham Williams, who is preparing his first collection, “Elvira,” for the annual Grady fashion show Une Belle Revolution, sits down with The Southerner to discuss his creative process, New York, drag queens and his journey with fashion. Why did you join the fashion department? When I was in eighth grade, I saw Fibers 1 on the list of […]

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Morningside’s national award attracts families

By Parker Killenberg and Alex Opsahl Thanks to high test scores and unique enrichment programs, Morningside Elementary, a Grady feeder school, was recognized as a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School for exemplary high performance. Like other schools in the Grady cluster,  Morningside’s student body has been growing in the past few years. At the beginning of the year the school […]

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Trinh Huynh stands at mock trial fundraising event with the two other coaches, Brian Leah and Carol Gebo. Huynh was a coach of the team for 11 years.

Death of former mock trial coach leaves void in community

By Caleb Weinstock A remarkable life that impacted many others ended on the morning of April 3 when Trinh Huynh, a former long time Grady Mock Trial coach and corporate lawyer, was shot to death walking to work on Peachtree Street. Huynh dedicated herself to Grady Mock Trial. During her time as a coach, the team had the most successful period […]

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Commercial developer buys Underground Atlanta

By Sophie Rivard Underground Atlanta, an  area that served as the center of downtown life in the 1960s, still holds remnants of the Atlanta history once rooted there. Despite its vibrant past, the shopping district full of kiosks and small shops has been neglected, and was subsequently sold to a development company on March 16. WRS Inc., a real estate […]

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Thrasher shoots for the stars, lands in first place

Thrasher shoots for the stars, lands in first place

By Anya Lomsadze Junior Andy Thrasher’s interests are quite literally out of this world. He reached for the stars — more accurately, for clouds of dust that form into stars — when he completed his astronomy project for the science fair. His research on star formation won first place at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair and was selected to […]

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Immigration crackdown raises students’ fears, anxiety of deportation

The November presidential election brought a wave of mixed feelings across the nation; some were left excited, some unsure and others were left in utter dismay. However, the dominant feeling across immigrant communities and households post election was fear. “[The election] was really saddening,” Grady junior and Mexican American, Jazmin Cruz said. “It was evident that the situation for immigrants […]

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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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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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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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