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  • Juul: the new generation of nicotine addicts
  • Coach ‘K’ covers all bases
  • Student and mother make memories backpacking in Spain
  • Grady Introduces Sign Language Club
  • Rogan sisters tackle Grady together
  • Juul: the new generation of nicotine addicts
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    Juul: the new generation of nicotine addicts

    Ellie Werthman, Charlotte Spears, Joanna Baker, and Katie Dwyer

    In student-designated bathroom stalls, in the hallways, at lunch, on desks and in teenage hands, students are inhaling carcinogenic, or cancer-causing chemicals at a magnitude unimagined by parents and teachers. The nationwide trend of teenage vaping is gradually generating awareness and responses fro...

    Percentages are from a Southerner survey of 222, or 16 percent, of Grady students in August 2018.

    Katie Dwyer

  • Coach ‘K’ covers all bases
    SPORTS

    Coach ‘K’ covers all bases

    Lucy Bertsch, Author

    Assistant baseball and softball coach Ron Killingsworth, or Coach “K,” a Grady mainstay for the past 17 years, grew up in New York City playing baseball at George Washington High School in 1971. “It was my favorite game,” Killingsworth said. “I grew up when baseball was king. It was really...

    Coach Ron Killinsgsworth (center) confers with recently-graduated pitcher Luke Levens (right) and catcher Will McFarland (left) during a game in the 2017 baseball season.

  • Student and mother make memories backpacking in Spain
    LIFESTYLE

    Student and mother make memories backpacking in Spain

    Kamryn Harty, Online Comment Section Editor

    The pilgrimage of The Camino de Santiago in northwestern Spain beckons travelers the world over to hike its many trails. Through mountains and golden fields of wheat, speckled with red tulips, sophomore Erin Sweeney and her mother, Mary, took on the challenge of El Camino. St. Jean Pied De Port...

    BACKPACKING BUDDIES: Erin Sweeney and her mother, Mary, hike through the Spanish meseta outside of Burgos, Spain toward town.

  • Grady Introduces Sign Language Club
    LIFESTYLE

    Grady Introduces Sign Language Club

    Catherine Opsahl, Author

    American sign language, or ASL, is used by more than 250,000 Americans. Junior Liah Lawson’s new sign language club aims to introduce ASL to Grady community. “Originally I wanted to create a club at Grady because I feel like there’s a lot of things that they do offer and then there’s a lot ...

    Juniors Liah Lawson (left) and Olivia Bransford teach sign language to members of the newly-created Sign Language Club.

  • Rogan sisters tackle Grady together
    LIFESTYLE

    Rogan sisters tackle Grady together

    Molly Haynes, Author

    Teaching has always been in the cards for Carolyn Rogan, the newest addition to the English teaching department. “I’ve always loved working with kids,” Rogan said. “I have been working and helping teach kids since I was a freshman in high school. I helped out middle schoolers when I was in...

    Ms. Rogan actively engaging with her students during her class.

‘This is Zero Hour’: Grady student leads march for climate justice
Juul: the new generation of nicotine addicts
District sailing successfully in its partnership efforts

District sailing successfully in its partnership efforts

August 30, 2018

Midtown housing prices high, teacher commutes long

Midtown housing prices high, teacher commutes long

August 22, 2018

Retiring Chief Justice Hines reflects on career and Grady

Retiring Chief Justice Hines reflects on career and Grady

August 22, 2018

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Recent Sports Scores
  • Friday, September 14

    Varsity Football

    Henry W. Grady High School 30 - Lithia Springs 0

  • Thursday, September 6

    Volleyball

    Henry W. Grady High School 1 - Paideia 2

  • Tuesday, September 4

    Volleyball

    Henry W. Grady High School 3 - Jackson 0

  • Friday, August 31

    Varsity Football

    Henry W. Grady High School 0 - Washington 34

  • Thursday, August 30

    Volleyball

    Henry W. Grady High School 0 - Locust Grove 2

Sports In Motion

The Southerner's Henry Smalley discusses the outlook for the tennis team's 2018 season with new head coach Valerie Taylor.

Coach ‘K’ covers all bases
Teachers behind the scenes, athlete addition
Boys cross country buys into training
Girls cross country adapts to new lineup

Girls cross country adapts to new lineup

August 22, 2018

Lack of pep for Grady athletics

August 22, 2018

Knights fall to rival North Atlanta for second year in a row

Knights fall to rival North Atlanta for second year in a row

August 18, 2018

Football team looks to bounce back after 2-7 season

Football team looks to bounce back after 2-7 season

August 17, 2018

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A new club rising from the ashes, Phoenix Women’s Empowered
Student and mother make memories backpacking in Spain
Grady Introduces Sign Language Club

Grady Introduces Sign Language Club

August 27, 2018

Rogan sisters tackle Grady together

Rogan sisters tackle Grady together

August 27, 2018

Distracting smartphones dominate classrooms

Distracting smartphones dominate classrooms

August 22, 2018

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Southerner Conversations

The Southerner's Katie Earles speaks with Ronnie Goings, Grady Class of 1959. This is the second in a series of oral history interviews to commemorate the school's 70th anniversary this year.

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Freshman wins over public in Georgia governor’s race
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A Difference of Opinion

In "Difference of Opinion" Episode 1, Sept. 6, 2018, Southerner comment editor Josh Wolfe and writer Joe Earles debate the merits and drawbacks of Atlanta Public Schools' change to its school calendar to push the start of school back in August. The school board approved a later start date at its September meeting.

Southerner Podcast: 6 – Hamilton, Theater, and Jazz with musical guests Jay Hammond and Isaac Turner
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