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The Peachtree Road Farmers Market delays their reusable bag design contest

The Peachtree Road Farmers Market delays their reusable bag design contest

Morgan Watkins

March 29, 2018


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Colored pencils scatter the floor and tables, while crumpled pieces of paper overflow in the trash can. Another failed drawing lands on the floor as a new sheet of paper is grabbed, and the drawing is started again. Hours later, with dozens of additional papers on the floor, marker-covered hands se...

International opera singer shines with mother’s support

International opera singer shines with mother’s support

Max Nevins

March 22, 2018


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By Max Nevins Throughout the concert hall, a low bass voice echoes. In the center of the stage, opera singer Reginald Smith Jr. stands belting note after note. While he was performing in Memphis the weekend of Feb. 3, at any time, he may travel to New York or even Hong Kong. Since college, Smith, a baritone, ...

“Black Mirror” presents a fresh take on science fiction

“Black Mirror” presents a fresh take on science fiction

Maeve Malaney-Lau

February 14, 2018


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After watching an episode of “Black Mirror”, one may sit confused, frightened and yet strangely captivated. Every episode of the show has a different plot and a new cast of characters, but they all have one thing in common: each episode shows a different dystopia mirroring our society and what it...

The Lion King roars into Fox Theatre

Aneska Walrath, Author

February 1, 2018


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By Aneska Walrath The opening night performance of “The Lion King” at the Fox Theatre was filled with excitement of experiencing this great show. When the house lights dimmed after the routine announcement of “no cameras or cell phones,” the sold-out audience burst into applause. Nothing a...

2018 Oscar Predictions

Anya Lomsadze, Managing Editor, News

January 30, 2018


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The 2017 Oscar nominations represent the start of a much needed shift in Hollywood culture. The past few years, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which hands out the awards, has faced highly publicized controversy. In 2015, every single acting nominee was white, prompting the viral hash...

The Crown’s second season proves a success

The Crown’s second season proves a success

Helen Moore

January 25, 2018


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Royalty has always captivated the imaginations of average civilians. They envy the lavish lives that royalty seems to live, but “The Crown” shows a different side of this lifestyle. The majority of the show is shown from the perspective of Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy). As the viewers follow the...

“How to Get Away With Murder” thrills audience

“How to Get Away With Murder” thrills audience

Zoya Charania

January 25, 2018


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“How to Get Away With Murder,” is not your typical law TV series. After watching just the first episode, watchers are left intrigued, curious, and completely astonished by the great Annalise Keating, played by Viola Davis. The TV drama follows the crazy lives of four students who were chosen to...

The Greatest Showman: A magical tale of triumph

The Greatest Showman: A magical tale of triumph

Elise Isakov

January 25, 2018


Filed under A&E, Movie Review

A moving film that highlights individuality as well as failures and triumphs, “The Greatest Showman” is an upbeat story set to enjoyable music leaving you wanting more. Never have the lives of misfits inspired us so much. You find yourself rooting for the team that is usually despised in society:...

Student civic walls enhance school character

Student civic walls enhance school character

Alex Opsahl and Ellie Werthman

December 13, 2017


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By Ellie Werthman and Alex Opsahl Lunchtime in Grady’s courtyard features the lunch boxes, styrofoam trays, and chattering students found at most high schools. However, students posing for photos in front of the courtyard walls distinguish the scene from other schools. Students began painting the courtyard walls ...

Cirque du Soleil LUZIA review

Aneska Walrath, Author

November 29, 2017


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Cirque du Soleil, the largest traveling circus in the world, premiered a new show, LUZIA, in the company’s home city of Montreal in 2016 and is currently making its first tour around the United States. On Sunday evening October 29 I attended the show at Atlantic Station. LUZIA takes you to an imaginary Mexico where...

‘Almost Maine’ tells love stories, utilizes new theater equipment

‘Almost Maine’ tells love stories, utilizes new theater equipment

Anna Tischer

November 29, 2017


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The lights turn on to show a backdrop of the northern lights, with pine trees, where twenty Grady actors and actresses portray a story about love and relationships. The Grady Drama students performed “Almost, Maine,” a full-length play written by John Cariani, at the Murray Theater from Nov. 9-11. ...

‘The 39-Steps’ showcases young performers’ talents

‘The 39-Steps’ showcases young performers’ talents

Alex Opsahl, Managing Editor - Lifestyle, A&E

November 6, 2017


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Framed for a murder committed by a German spy organization, Richard Hannay runs from the police in search of evidence to clear his name. So goes the plot of Grady Drama’s fall one act play, “The 39 Steps,” presented from Oct. 19-21. Junior Harrison Briggs starred as Richard Hannay.  Seven oth...

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