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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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Protests break out in Atlanta in wake of Trump election

Protests break out in Atlanta in wake of Trump election

By Chandler Morris In response to Donald Trump being announced the next president of the United States, citizens have taken to the streets with signs and megaphones to protest. Protests have broken out in large cities across the country, including Atlanta. On Wednesday, Nov. 9, one day after Trump’s election was announced, a protest against him began in Piedmont Park. […]

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Senior stars enjoying record shattering seasons

The Grady offense has been one of the leading forces behind the success of the Grey Knights, and this is due largely to the record shattering seasons by senior quarterback Caylin Newton and senior wide receiver Jacquez Sloan. Newton, who amassed 2862 passing yards in the regular season, became the first Grady quarterback to ever throw for 3000 yards in […]

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