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    Mis-use of power needs to end

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    School breaks unfairly based around Christian holidays

  • Student stands up to broken bathrooms with a drill

    Adminstration

    Elementary school girls advocate for dress code change

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    NEWS

    New testing policy covers STEM AP tests

  • Student stands up to broken bathrooms with a drill

    Football

    Grady celebrates ‘Senior Knight’ as Banneker wins 21-18

  • Student stands up to broken bathrooms with a drill
  • Snow time for school!
  • New winter break schedule creates confusion, student discontent
  • Students embrace vegan diets
  • Markovic masters real-world photo skills
  • Quiz Bowl Team buzzes first at initial tournament
  • Student stands up to broken bathrooms with a drill
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    Student stands up to broken bathrooms with a drill

    Charlotte Spears

    By Charlotte Spears With a few twists of a drill, sophomore Bradley Colburn-Stanger created something no Grady student could’ve imagined: a restroom full of doors that locked. This September, during a rehearsal for Grady’s fall play, Almost, Maine, Colburn-Stanger took a drill from the scene shop an...

    Bradley Colburn-Stanger used a drill to fix most of the broke girls bathroom stalls by herself after noticing frustration caused by their disrepair.

  • Snow time for school!
    Galleries

    Snow time for school!

    Gaby Paez, Assistant Managing Editor/Social Media

    Grady students frolic in the snow on Fri. Dec. 8th as they prepare for their 2:30pm early dismissal. Students were seen taking photos, eating lunch amidst the snowflakes, and having snowball fights with their friends.  

    Students rake snow off of cars to create the perfect snowball.

  • New winter break schedule creates confusion, student discontent

    New winter break schedule creates confusion, student discontent

    Ellen Winer

    Hot chocolate, twinkling lights and family traditions: this is probably what most people imagine when they think of preparing for the winter holiday season. But for many students, the reality is far different. Atlanta Public Schools lets out for Winter Break on Friday, Dec. 22, which is only three days...

    Red bauble ornaments are very common during the winter break, which starts later this year.

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  • Students embrace vegan diets
    Student Life

    Students embrace vegan diets

    Kaitlin Palaian

    Many Grady students have recently embraced veganism. Meat, fish, eggs, dairy products and any foods obtained from animals all are excluded in a vegan diet. “There are three main reasons why most people choose to go vegan: health, animals and environment,” sophomore Haley Henderson said. Henderson...

    Vegetable soups are staples of many vegan diets.

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  • Markovic masters real-world photo skills
    Personality Profiles

    Markovic masters real-world photo skills

    Parker Killenberg

    The annual Atlanta Celebrates Photography had its open exhibition in October, and Creative Loafing awarded exemplary photographers shown in the exhibit. Senior Jackson Markovic won the Teen High School Second Place award. Markovic has been an active participant of Grady’s photography program since ...

    Senior photographer Jackson Markovic

    Chandler Morris

  • Quiz Bowl Team buzzes first at initial tournament

    Quiz Bowl Team buzzes first at initial tournament

    Katie Earles, Editor-in-Chief

    Quiz Bowl is a quiz-based sport that tests players on a wide variety of academic subjects. In the past two months, the new Grady Quiz Bowl team has answered questions covering current events, literature, chemistry, sports, pop singers and more. The team meets three times a week to prepare for upcoming tourna...

    FIRST TO THE BUZZER: Freshman Joanna Baker buzzes to answer practice questions posed by teacher sponsor Sarah Looman at Quiz Bowl's after-school practice.

    Nafez Zohbi

District adjusts proposed rezoning boundaries for Grady’s northern attendance zone

Selena Kleber and Scout McDaniel

December 7, 2017

Relieving overcrowding and planning for growth in the Grady cluster are top priorities for Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen. A re...

Parents oppose planned rezoning

Selena Kleber and Scout McDaniel

November 29, 2017

By Scout McDaniel and Selena Kleber Angry parents packed the Morningside Elementary auditorium Nov. 28 in opposition of a proposed rezoning  of the...

Football coach Moreland dismissed

Alex Langan, AME Sports

November 16, 2017

After a 2-7 season, Grady dismissed head football coach Earthwind Moreland. His tenure lasted four years with an overall record of 24-19. Moreland de...

Elementary school girls advocate for dress code change

Elementary school girls advocate for dress code change

November 15, 2017

New testing policy covers STEM AP tests

New testing policy covers STEM AP tests

November 13, 2017

Alum Westmoreland wins Atlanta City Council seat

November 10, 2017

The New Sexual Education

The New Sexual Education

November 6, 2017

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Issue of the Week

Should students be given half days during finals week?

  • Yes, my brain is exhausted after 2 finals and I can’t pay attention in my other classes. (88%, 14 Votes)
  • No, we need to keep the full day so we can review in other classes. (13%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 16

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Recent Sports Scores
  • Friday, December 1

    Varsity Boys Basketball

    Henry W. Grady High School 36 - Banneker 42

  • Friday, December 1

    Varsity Boys Basketball

    Henry W. Grady High School 69 - Banneker 66

  • Tuesday, November 28

    Varsity Girls Basketball

    Henry W. Grady High School 36 - Decatur 66

  • Tuesday, November 28

    JV Boys Basketball

    Henry W. Grady High School 48 - Decatur 52

  • Tuesday, November 28

    Varsity Boys Basketball

    Henry W. Grady High School 68 - Decatur 45

  • Saturday, November 25

    Varsity Boys Basketball

    Henry W. Grady High School 51 - Drew Charter 52

  • Friday, November 24

    Boys Varsity Basketball

    Henry W. Grady High School 68 - Therrell 74

  • Tuesday, November 21

    Varsity Girls Basketball

    Henry W. Grady High School 49 - Hardaway 77

  • Tuesday, November 21

    Varsity Boys Basketball

    Henry W. Grady High School 71 - Columbus 72

  • Tuesday, November 14

    Preseason Varsity Boys Basketball

    Henry W. Grady High School 48 - South Atlanta 83

Young basketball team surprising with success

Henry Smalley

December 6, 2017No Comments

After a 7-17 season, the Grady boys basketball team is hoping for a better year despite having a relatively young team. The team will play a 25-game season with hopes of ...

NFL fails to address looming issues

Jack Rafferty

November 22, 2017 • Comments closed

Comment The NFL has long been a behemoth in American culture. On Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays, millions of Americans tune in to games, and thousands pony up hundreds o...

Football coach Moreland dismissed

Alex Langan, AME Sports

November 16, 2017 • Comments closed

After a 2-7 season, Grady dismissed head football coach Earthwind Moreland. His tenure lasted four years with an overall record of 24-19. Moreland declined comment. Last year was the...

Coaches plan to invest in future seasons

Coaches plan to invest in future seasons

November 13, 2017

Captains’ practices improve play, camaraderie

November 13, 2017

Grady celebrates ‘Senior Knight’ as Banneker wins 21-18

Grady celebrates ‘Senior Knight’ as Banneker wins 21-18

November 8, 2017

Knights lose players to transfer rules, focus on feeder schools

Knights lose players to transfer rules, focus on feeder schools

November 6, 2017

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Sports In Motion

The Southerner's Nafez Zohbi speaks with girls basketball coach Roderick Hill on Nov. 17 about the team's outlook for the upcoming season. The Lady Knights' first regular season game is Nov. 20 against Hardaway in the Columbus High School Shoot Out.

Student stands up to broken bathrooms with a drill

Charlotte Spears

December 11, 2017No Comments

By Charlotte Spears With a few twists of a drill, sophomore Bradley Colburn-Stanger created something no Grady student could’ve imagined: a restroom full of doors that l...

Snow time for school!

Gaby Paez, Assistant Managing Editor/Social Media

December 8, 2017No Comments

Grady students frolic in the snow on Fri. Dec. 8th as they prepare for their 2:30pm early dismissal. Students were seen taking photos, eating lunch amidst the snowfl...

New winter break schedule creates confusion, student discontent

New winter break schedule creates confusion, student discontent

November 29, 2017

Students embrace vegan diets

Students embrace vegan diets

November 27, 2017

Markovic masters real-world photo skills

Markovic masters real-world photo skills

November 21, 2017

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Southerner Conversations

Chandler Morris, the Southerner's online managing editor, speaks with Rebecca Snow, Class of 1964, during Grady's 70th-year reunion on Nov. 4. Snow speaks about the era of Grady's integration during her junior year. First in a series.

Photo Gallery

James Bryan, Comment Managing Editor

December 5, 2017No Comments

In the status quo, students at Grady are not reading books for their English classes. This is not necessarily because they hate the assigned readings or reading in itself, but more often than not, it is because it is not hi...

Maura O'Sullivan, Writer

November 30, 2017No Comments

By Maura O'Sullivan Tug-of-war. Tandem bicycle sprints. Croquet. Live pigeon shooting. What do they have in common? They’ve all been Olympic events. And they’ve all been removed from the games as they became less relevant....

Lanier Pickren, Writer

November 30, 2017No Comments

  By Lanier Pickren When I think of youth sports, I usually picture young kids playing a sport that they love. However, far too often I hear the voices of parents and coaches demanding for better plays, and crit...

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A Difference of Opinion

In "Difference of Opinion" episode 2, Southerner editors James Bryan and Anya Lomsadze debate the merits and drawbacks of requiring extra reading from students on Dec. 6, 2017.

Southerner Podcast: 2, Dec. 09, 2017 – A Healthy Discussion About Sexual Education, Mental Health, and Concussions
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