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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...

MoviePass takes over theater industry

Aneska Walrath, Author

October 24, 2017


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As movie theaters struggle with stubborn sales, Mitch Lowe, CEO of a business called MoviePass, has an extreme proposal for how to get more people into seats. For the price of a single ticket each month, people can watch all the showings they want. Mitch Lowe, a co-founder of Netflix, took over ...

MODA exhibit offers controversial, creative art forms

Ellen Winer

October 11, 2017


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Museum of Design Atlanta’s (MODA) exhibit “Text Me” centers around the theme of how the use of text and words impact our everyday lives. The exhibit compiles a diverse sample of art in many types of mediums, including collage, print, painting, sculpture, and digital art.         When I...

Music Midtown wows crowds, breaks bank

Music Midtown wows crowds, breaks bank

October 10, 2017


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By Alex Langan and Flynn Kelly Review Another successful year of Music Midtown has come and gone on the rolling hills of Piedmont Park. Headliners Bruno Mars, Future, Blink-182 and Mumford and Sons all put on great shows in the sizzling nights of the waning Atlanta summer. The peak attendance on Sa...

Baking with Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bread and Muffin Mix

Jordan Killenberg and Olivia Podber

September 25, 2017


Filed under A&E, Dining

Are you looking for a fun, simple way to make delicious festive desserts for fall? Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bread and Muffin Mix is a must-have for creating autumnal confections. The easy recipe requires only eggs, oil and water, and you can use the mix to make bread, muffins, and more. The Southerner ...

Too much too fast: Is rap appropriate for the underage?

Josh Wolfe, Junior Online Editor

September 20, 2017


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Cars’ motors rumbling and tires screeching on the asphalt early in the morning at Grady High School are not the only piercing noises in the morning. Car speakers boom loud and clear in the morning, and it isn’t NPR or Taylor Swift. “Sometimes when my friends drive me to school, they blast the...

Brilliant film formatting for “Dunkirk” to usher an era of wide format movies

Brilliant film formatting for “Dunkirk” to usher an era of wide format movies

Anya Lomsadze, Managing Editor of News

September 20, 2017


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There seems to be no real reason to go to the movies anymore. Netflix is cheaper and you might as well get HBO for “Game of Thrones.” 3-D is tacky and the only sold out tickets are for premieres of nostalgic sequels. But director Christopher Nolan's new film “Dunkirk” changes everything. “...

Relaxed Japanese restaurant Kiri flips to robust Poke City Hawaiian cuisine

Alex Tischer, Staff writer

September 8, 2017


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On July 10, a Japanese and Korean style restaurant, Kiri, closed its doors for the last time, promising to return soon as a completely new concept named Poké City. Instead of a sit-down Japanese restaurant, Poké City will be a traditional Hawaiian quick-serve restaurant, located directly across the st...

Free Art Atlanta sends students on scavenger hunt

Free Art Atlanta sends students on scavenger hunt

Ellen Winer

September 5, 2017


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Free Art Friday Atlanta (FAFATL), a citywide scavenger hunt where artists produce and hide miniature pieces of free art for the public, is going small-scale (literally) by coming to Grady in order to expand the art scene at school. Free Art Friday takes place in more than 80 cities worldwide. Local...

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