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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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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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“Tow-Away Zone”: a solution to the persistent parking problem?

At the end of first semester, students were briefed on a new policy requiring them to purchase $25 parking passes, allowing them to park in Grady’s main student lot. Over the years, as the influx of students attending Grady has steadily increased, the school administration has attempted to unclog the overflowing parking lot, but to no avail. The previous solution, […]

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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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Former employees sue school district over turnaround impact

By Alex Opsahl   Two former Slater Elementary School staff members and the Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) are suing Atlanta Public Schools. They allege that the district’s turnaround plan was unlawful in contracting out management of “failing” schools to charter groups and firing all employees at schools impacted by the turnaround.   The Slater staff members sued under pseudonyms […]

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Surgical painkiller leads to teenage addiction

Millions of teenagers get their wisdom teeth removed each year, and with the expected swelling and discomfort comes access to highly addictive narcotic painkillers. Hydrocodone is an opioid pain narcotic used to treat severe pain. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified it as a “Schedule II” drug, meaning it has a high potential for abuse, even at regular […]

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Falcons Win NFC Championship and Lead Atlanta Sports

Falcons Win NFC Championship and Lead Atlanta Sports

By Caleb Weinstock The Falcons had a 44-21 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday to win the NFC championship. The dominant win was led by Most Valuable Player candidate Matt Ryan and the injured star receiver Julio Jones. Ryan threw for 392 yards and four touchdowns while Jones had 180 receiving yards with two touchdowns. Falcons head coach […]

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Atlanta Public Schools adjusts to respond to inclement weather

The first week of a new semester began with an early release of Atlanta Public Schools (APS) after threats of snow and ice in the Atlanta area.       After the city of Atlanta was hit by two and a half inches of snow in 2014, heavy traffic and iced roads left people stranded on highways, schools, and offices across the city. […]

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Women’s March brings hope, huge crowds

Women’s March brings hope, huge crowds

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The Women’s March on Washington was a peaceful protest held Jan. 21, 2017, the day after the inauguration of President Trump in Washington, D.C. and various sister marches both in the U.S. and internationally. According to their mission statement, the march began as a result of the rhetoric of the past election cycle, leaving various minority groups “scared […]

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Atlanta residents pay tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Atlanta residents pay tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Chandler Morris Today, January 16, Atlanta residents marched down Auburn Avenue to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. A rally was held at the Martin Luther King National Historic Site to commemorate the MLK National Holiday. King’s legacy of love and peace was celebrated, and current events regarding Civil Rights were also acknowledged by participants in the march.         […]

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