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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...

John Krasinski in the first episode of Some Good News.

John Krasinski raises spirits with Some Good News channel

May 10, 2020

The widespread outbreak of COVID-19 has changed life as we know it. School is online, “social distancing” is in our everyday vocabulary and shelter...

Coworkers Diamond and Bie Nguyen continues work on their customers following Gov. Kemp's reopening decision.

Gov. Kemp’s decision to reopen Georgia showcases extreme negligence

April 29, 2020

In light of Gov. Brian Kemp’s decision to reopen the state of Georgia, news outlets, scientists and civilians nationwide are clamoring to give their two...

My grandfather, Michael McCullough, and I eat dinner together in Annapolis, Maryland, where he attended the United States Naval Academy. Michael died on April 18 from COVID-19.

My experience with coronavirus death

April 28, 2020

As we pulled out of the driveway of my grandparents’ home in Virginia after celebrating Christmas last December, I never would have imagined it would be...

C.O.O.K.I.E. is a local organization that was recently founded to find out what organized groups of girls selling cookies REALLY want.

New organization seeks to uncover the secrets of organized female cookie sales

April 27, 2020

The months of January to March is that wonderful time of year where you get swindled into buying eight boxes of cookies by your eight-year-old neighbor....

Students file out of Grady as the dismissal bell rings at 3:30. However, many students in special needs classes dismiss earlier than the general population. Nationally, there is a push to be more inclusive of those students in both general classes and daily activities like transitions.

Grady cluster needs to improve inclusivity in general classrooms

April 16, 2020

As a member of the Atlanta Public Schools’ (APS) Board of Education’s Student Advisory Council (SAC), a group of students from every APS high school, it ...

IMMINENT THREATS: While Coronavirus and Climate Change are two very different issues, they both require a bold response, or else earth will suffer dire consequences.

What the Coronavirus Response Can Teach us About Climate Change

March 31, 2020

China, the world’s largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions, recently experienced a sudden decrease in air pollution, and according to research condu...

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