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While youth voters are at the forefront of   at of protests and political revolutions it's time for them to bring that energy to the polls.

Youth voters need to vote for every election

September 16, 2020

It is common knowledge that young voters are the smallest portion of voters (only 46 percent showing up to the last presidential election polls), a pattern that has been reiterated from generation to generation. More often ...

Grady should take renaming opportunity to “distance ourselves from remembering people with buildings”

September 14, 2020

Dear Editorial Board, I write to you not in the endorsement of a particular name option, but in reprobation for renaming our school after a person. The...

Tech High and Boys High combined in 1947 to become Henry W. Grady High School.

Southerner’s name endorsement may silence student voices

September 3, 2020

Dear Editorial Board I am disappointed in the recent opinion of the Editorial Board of the Southerner regarding Grady HS’s name change. Not because of...

Advocate and journalist Ida B. Wells is the right name for our school

September 2, 2020

The Henry W. Grady Renaming Committee to would recommend a name other than Grady to the Atlanta Board of Education. Therefore, community discourse has...

The political battle between Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Georgia Governor Brian Kemp over differing lockdown orders likely has the power to shape the entire states political future

Battle over lockdown orders could decide state political power for years

July 26, 2020

The political turf war that began over differing coronavirus lockdown orders between Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp cou...

Head to Head: Should the state senate approve hate crime legislation, House Bill 426?

Head to Head: Should the state senate approve hate crime legislation, House Bill 426?

June 14, 2020

Georgia is one of four U.S. states that do not have hate crime legislation. House Bill 426 (HB 426), a piece of hate crime legislation with bipartisan...

Protesters at the Justice for Us march on March 29 gather together in downtown Atlanta. Some participants raise their fists to show solidarity.

Students share perspectives on police brutality protests

June 1, 2020

Those frustrated with the deaths of African Americans at the hands of police officers have taken to the streets, joining widespread protests in major ci...

Nonviolent protesters marched to the Georgia State Capitol and gathered to protest police brutality on May 29, 2020 in downtown Atlanta. Some raise their fists as a symbol of solidarity.

My observations: a peaceful protest turned violent

May 30, 2020

The video of police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck is unbearable and outrageous for anyone to watch, but this incident was a tipping...

On March 29, 2020, protestors marched from Centennial Park to the Georgia Capitol to the CNN center to nonviolently protest police brutality. Those protests later turned violent.

“We demand change immediately”: A student’s open letter to police and lawmakers

May 30, 2020

George Floyd, an innocent black man, was murdered by Derek Chauvin using an illegal and deadly restraint for eight minutes as three other officers watched...

The affordable housing crisis is causing massive damage to the nation's most vulnerable, students. Currently, student homelessness is at an all-time high in the United States.

Coronavirus emphasizes rising concerns about student homelessness

May 20, 2020

Student homelessness is at an all-time high in the United States. According to findings in the New York Times, the number of students living in “unsheltere...

While students and teachers are working from home, the campus is still bustling with construction and critters.

Critters and construction abound on campus during distance learning

May 18, 2020

Satire If one was to enter Grady’s campus right now, it would look a little different than normal. Grady and other schools around the globe are cur...

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