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Grady counselor follows passion, writes book about astrology

Grady counselor follows passion, writes book about astrology

For some, astrology is a pseudoscience, a scam, a fraud. But for Lamar Young, a guidance counselor at Grady High School and author of the recently published book, “What’s the Deal with my Sign? An Insight on Astrology,” astrology is an invigorating and profound way to look at life. “It [astrology] helps with our understanding of ourselves and our connections […]

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Black History Month inspires education efforts at museum

Black History Month inspires education efforts at museum

By Parker Killenberg and Alex Opsahl To celebrate Black History Month, the Center for Civil and Human Rights hosted several events intended to spark inspiration in the community and foster change. In the first event of the month, held on Feb. 1, Dr. Beverly Tatum, the President Emeritus of Spelman College, and Dr. C. Nicole Mason, who heads the Center […]

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Boy and Girl Scouts help community

Boy and Girl Scouts help community

By Katie Earles 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 […]

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IGNITE encourages girls to get involved in politics

IGNITE encourages girls to get involved in politics

IGNITE, a non-partisan and non-profit organization, is taking an original approach to “ignite” the flames of political participation in girls across the country, following distressing trends of women in legislative positions.   Women make up half of the United States population, yet they hold less than 20 percent of legislative seats around the country. In 2014, this left America ranked […]

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Grady alum wins prestigious book award

Grady alum wins prestigious book award

Full of reflective description and accurate dialogue of the early 20th century in Charleston, South Carolina, 1978 Grady alumna Michele Moore’s debut novel, “The Cigar Factory: A Novel of Charleston,” won the 2016 David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction. “It is a wonderful validation,” Moore said of the recognition. “I think I can finally say, ‘I am […]

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Syrian refugee Heval Kelli finds success in America, gives back to community

Syrian refugee Heval Kelli finds success in America, gives back to community

 Heval Kelli came to the United States as a Syrian refugee two weeks after the September 11th attacks. He was a scared eighteen-year-old kid, forced to be the breadwinner of his home after his dad fell sick and his mother could not find work, all while trying to finish his senior year in high school and get into college the […]

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Davis takes improved, all-inclusive approach to teaching

Davis takes improved, all-inclusive approach to teaching

By: Allie Schneider Growing up in Warner Robins, Ga., Grady Biology and AP Environmental Science teacher Pierre Davis was a basketball standout, whose potential pointed straight to the NBA. “I thought [basketball] was what I was supposed to do and what I wanted to do,” Davis said. “But basketball is competitive, and there’s no guarantee you’re going to make it […]

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Prince was one of the many iconic celebrities who passed away in 2016. His innovative music style lives on in many of the modern day artists whom he influenced. Photo courtesy of Rollingstone.com.

2016 Deaths Leave Behind Iconic Legacies

By Jordan Killenberg Throughout the past year, a seemingly massive amount of legendary people have passed, leaving 2016 full of melancholy announcements and memories. Musicians, actors, politicians, athletes and more joined the ever growing list. However, these icons will live on through those they have influenced throughout their lives and careers. Only two days following the release of his final […]

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Emory Integrity Project Inspires Ethical Behavior

    Emory University recently launched a new project to inspire more ethical behavior within the campus and the community. The Emory Integrity Project (EIP), founded summer 2016, is the first organization of its kind to be formed within a college.    The EIP was founded off of a $2.6 million dollar grant from the John Templeton Foundation, and is currently […]

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Wax N’ Facts gives Atlanta nostalgic vibes

Located in the heart of Atlanta’s eclectic Little Five Points, Wax N’ Facts is a local record store with an extensive collection of vinyl, compact disks, turntables and cassette tapes. Established in 1976 by Georgia Music Hall of Fame member Danny Beard and his partner Harry DeMille, Wax N’ Facts provides the city with a unique collection of music from […]

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