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Trinh Huynh stands at mock trial fundraising event with the two other coaches, Brian Leah and Carol Gebo. Huynh was a coach of the team for 11 years.

Death of former mock trial coach leaves void in community

By Caleb Weinstock A remarkable life that impacted many others ended on the morning of April 3 when Trinh Huynh, a former long time Grady Mock Trial coach and corporate lawyer, was shot to death walking to work on Peachtree Street. Huynh dedicated herself to Grady Mock Trial. During her time as a coach, the team had the most successful period […]

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Thrasher shoots for the stars, lands in first place

Thrasher shoots for the stars, lands in first place

By Anya Lomsadze Junior Andy Thrasher’s interests are quite literally out of this world. He reached for the stars — more accurately, for clouds of dust that form into stars — when he completed his astronomy project for the science fair. His research on star formation won first place at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair and was selected to […]

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Immigration crackdown raises students’ fears, anxiety of deportation

The November presidential election brought a wave of mixed feelings across the nation; some were left excited, some unsure and others were left in utter dismay. However, the dominant feeling across immigrant communities and households post election was fear. “[The election] was really saddening,” Grady junior and Mexican American, Jazmin Cruz said. “It was evident that the situation for immigrants […]

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NBA needs to address tanking

  As this season’s NBA Playoffs begin, it is very apparent there’s a large talent gap throughout the league between the few elite teams, the middle class, and the ever-growing group of bottomfeeders. Despite a season in which we saw numerous records broken and amazing individual performances, this year’s Larry O’Brien Trophy is all but guaranteed to be taken by […]

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Boys soccer team exceeds expectations, reaches Final Four

The Grady Boys’ soccer team fell to reigning state champions McIntosh 4-1 in the Final Four. Despite moving up from 6-AAAA to 6-AAAAA, the boys had a very successful season, ending the season with a 11-5-2 regular season record, and a No. 4 seed in the state playoffs. They were not able to replicate last year’s regular season success, as […]

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Boys Gauntlet wins state, South Region, seeks national title

A white plastic disc is flying in the Central Park air. It keeps going, going and going until finally it reaches the arms of a man in a cardinal shirt, senior John Roorbach. A typical play for an atypical team playing an atypical sport at an elite level. The Grady “Gauntlet” Ultimate Frisbee Team is one of the lesser known […]

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Boys tennis rides doubles teams to third round of playoffs

The Grady boys varsity tennis team reached the state quarterfinals for the second year in a row in addition to winning the first 6-AAAAA region tournament since GHSA realignment. The team credits the success to the captains’ leadership. “The success of the tennis teams the last two seasons was based on student leadership,” coach Scott Stephens said. “This year Jon […]

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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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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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Churches foster BLM movement, fight for racial equality

Churches foster BLM movement, fight for racial equality

In Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1963 “Letter from the Birmingham Jail,’’ he wrote the church should not act as a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion, but rather as a thermostat, setting the temperature for the rest of society. Fifty-three years later, social movements demanding racial equality have not ended, and neither has the involvement of […]

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