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Atlanta City Council Votes on New Beltline Light System

Over the past year, the Atlanta Beltline Partnership has been campaigning to raise $1.1 million to start putting up a high-tech lighting system on the Ponce De Leon stretch of the Beltline. The new lights would be put up so people could still use the Beltline after the sun goes down for safety reasons for bikers, pedestrians, and drivers. “The […]

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Star Provisions moves to exciting new location

Star provisions and Bacchanalia will be moving away from the congested Westside Provisions district to a newly constructed building on Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard later this spring. Their founder, Anne Quatrano, decided to make the move after their lease expired last year, according to the Star Provision website. Quatrano was one of the first to make the move to the westside, […]

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Satirical quest for the best MARTA station

By Kassidy Kelley and Frankie Clarke Okay. We all know I-85 sucks. I mean, why did it have to blow up? As unfortunate as this occurrence was, everyone is very thankful that no one was hurt. Well, at least not physically. Mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, people are, to put it quite frankly, “wrecked.” Fortunately for all of us, MARTA is […]

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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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