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Alliance Theater memorializes defining Atlanta Civil Rights moment

By Anya Lomsadze From Feb. 22 to March 12, the Alliance Theater showcased “The Temple Bombing,” by Melissa Fay Greene, memorializing the bombing of the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation Synagogue, which occurred two miles from Grady in 1958. The production of the seldom-spoken story of this defining moment in Atlanta’s Civil Rights Movement marks the synagogue’s 150th anniversary.    Atlanta’s Temple was […]

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Teacher Salaries to be Raised 2%

The 2018 Georgia budget will provide for a 2 percent raise in teachers salaries, though raises for Atlanta Public Schools (APS) teachers will likely be lower. Gov. Nathan Deal announced plans for the raise in his “State of the State” address on Jan. 11. It is intended to make up for government spending cuts during recent years and to lower […]

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Cheating runs rampant, teachers search for long-term solutions

Cheating runs rampant, teachers search for long-term solutions

During a test, frustrated sighs can be heard, nerves can be felt and wandering eyes can be seen as students turn to technology and others’ Scantrons for help. In an anonymous survey of 100 random students, 88 admitted to having witnessed cheating at Grady, and 70 admit cheating themselves. On top of cheating in standard classes, cheating in Advanced Placement […]

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Earth Club revamps recycling program

Earth Club revamps recycling program

Practically any student or teacher at Grady can attest to the high rates of paper consumption at the school. Despite that, there have been minimal efforts to reduce or recycle in recent years, leading to amounts of waste that the Earth Club deemed unacceptable on behalf of both students and teachers. “I notice teachers and students throwing away paper like […]

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Boy and Girl Scouts help community

When people think of Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, many think of cookies and popcorn sold by young children in vests with colorful patches. However, scouts are not only those aged 5-12. Junior Ashton Edmeades has been a scout since he was 6 years old and has enjoyed it ever since. “I love rafting and climbing, and I love the […]

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Boys lacrosse team attempts to recreate record season

By Jack Weatherby The boys lacrosse team is looking to improve from a 10-5 season, following a 9-0 start and five losses in its last six games a year ago. The team went 6-2 at home, but struggled on the road, with a 4-3 record away. The Knights’ goal is to make the playoffs for the first time since the […]

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Girls lacrosse overhauls team, strives for success

Coming off a losing record a year ago, the girls lacrosse team opened the season with a 16-0 win over Maynard Jackson. Last season, the team finished 6-7, going 2-3 at home and 4-4 on the road. Grady is rebuilding after nine members of its starting lineup, including captains Kate Weatherby and Grace Dines, graduated. Dines now plays lacrosse at […]

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Cheating in AP classes, affecting students’ work ethic in college

Cheating in AP classes, affecting students’ work ethic in college

By Rachel Hasson and Gaby Paez During a test, frustrated sighs can be heard, nerves can be felt and wandering eyes can be seen as students turn to technology and others’ Scantrons for help. In an anonymous survey of 100 random students, 88 admitted to having witnessed cheating at Grady, and 70 admit cheating themselves. On top of cheating in […]

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Plans for Obamacare repeal are making IUDs seem ideal

With the impending presidential election on her mind, Grady senior *Charlotte Jones entered her gynecologist’s office to discuss contraception options. During her consultation, Jones’s gynecologist recommended a long-acting reversible contraception: an Intrauterine Device (IUD). Since her October visit and the November election results, Jones has scheduled the procedure for her IUD this March. “It probably wouldn’t have been on my […]

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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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