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Pepsi epitomizes flaws in plan for selling to Gen-X

By Micah Bowman In an era of such political divide, one thing seemed to unite both the left and the right: a disastrous, spectacularly patronizing Pepsi commercial. There was outcry from the right of the American political spectrum for the reasons you would expect, as the ad seemed to be an attack on the current presidential administration. The left, which […]

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Gentrification erases the past, changes the future

By Anya Lomsadze Towering condos, Subarus, groomed dogs. They replaced a place I called home for eight years of my life in less than a year of construction. I used to live in apartments on the outskirts of Buckhead. They were a little odd for the area — the residents were mostly Latino, unlike the relatively homogenous community around the […]

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What opportunities should students take over summer?

Students should get job experience By Katie Earles While every child should have the opportunity to lounge by the pool and frolick in the wilderness at a sleepaway summer camp, many high schoolers often opt for a more financially beneficial way to spend their summer. While I’m sure virtually everyone would rather spend their time getting a tan than waiting […]

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Georgia campus carry bill puts state’s university students at risk

Gov. Nathan Deal recently signed House Bill 280, better known as the “Campus Carry Bill,” into law. This bill makes it legal for licensed gun owners over the age of 21 to carry concealed weapons on public campuses in Georgia. A similar bill was passed last year, but was vetoed by Gov. Deal. In a public statement last year, Deal […]

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The minimum wage should not rise

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law in March that raises the state minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next six years.  Other companies, cities and states have either passed similar legislation, raising minimum wages to $15, or proposed doing so within the coming years. When minimum wage was signed into law in 1938 with the […]

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Buzzfeed and CNN release allegations against Trump Russian Relations

When two major news publications practiced bias journalism, the legitimacy of our current president was called into question. Publishing unsubstantiated claims and possibly false information has lead to the continued polarization and division of this nation. CNN and BuzzFeed reported allegations of Russian interference in the presidential election on Jan. 10. Earlier that day, CNN released reports suggesting the possibility […]

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NBA eligibility rule should be changed

Before Article X(new NBA draft eligibility rules),  we have seen the best and the worst players come out of college. Lebron James and Kobe Bryant were drafted straight out of high school and were rookie sensations. On the other hand, there are the players coming out of high school who end up like Leon Smith and Korleone Young did, who […]

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Does the new advisement curriculum benefit students?

Advisement is better spent sleeping By Harrison Thweatt Advisement has been a constant during my four years at Henry W. Grady High School. Every Wednesday, at 9:43 a.m., the bell rings, signaling the transition to advisement. Students would enjoy the state-suggested 90 minutes of advisory, in which they could finish assignments, work on college applications, retake tests, catch up on […]

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All Star games waste player’s talent

By Jacob Dillard All the players in All-Star games will al- ways tell you, “You have to be there” to get the full experience of it. But really, what is there to experience? This “full experience” includes watching the best players in the league participating in meaningless skill challenges, and a game in which you could get the same experience […]

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Fans Want and Enjoy All Star Game

By Alex Langan Ever since July 6, 1933, the day the first All-Star Game in Major League Baseball was played, fans have enjoyed All-Star games and their festivities in all four major professional sports leagues in the US: the NFL, NBA, MLB and the NHL. Despite a growing sentiment against All-Star games with many fans calling for their elimination, the […]

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