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Bribery scandal highlights flaws in college admissions

Bribery scandal highlights flaws in college admissions

April 23, 2019

As a senior, applying to colleges this past fall was stressful, to say the least, but hearing about the college admissions scandal was just demoralizing....

Anti-vaccination community harmful to all

Anti-vaccination community harmful to all

Kiki Soto, Comment Managing Editor

April 19, 2019

Filed under Comment, Front Slideshow

As the increasing presence of anti-vaccination groups on social media gains popularity, public schools must prioritize educating teens on the importance of vac...

Should colleges do affirmative action for racial minorities?

Should colleges do affirmative action for racial minorities?

April 11, 2019

News section editor George Lefkowicz and comment associate managing editor Joanna Baker debate whether colleges should provide an advantage in admissions...

College bribery scandal reveals economic inequality

College bribery scandal reveals economic inequality

Tyler Jones, Layout Associate Managing Editor and A&E Associate Managing Editor

March 12, 2019

Filed under Comment

The revelation of a multi-million dollar bribery scheme, enabling students from wealthy and celebrity families to attend prestigious universities, which was unveiled by the Justice Department on Mar. 13 shows the nation more than just the disproportions betwee...

International Women’s Day ought to be widely celebrated

International Women’s Day ought to be widely celebrated

Dana Richie, Online Lifestyle Section Editor

March 7, 2019

Filed under Comment

There’s an obscure holiday every day of the year, some as foolish as National Kite Flying Day. Most Americans don’t take these holidays seriously a...

Declaration of National Emergency abuses executive powers

George Lefkowicz, News Section Editor

February 25, 2019

Filed under Comment, Front Slideshow

On Feb. 15, 2019, President Donald Trump did two completely different things. First, he signed a bipartisan stopgap spending bill to fund the government and avert another government shutdown. The second action by President Trump was to declare a National Emergency in order to divert funds to build a wall on the southern border after Congress didn’t give them to him. ...

Grady’s outback: the dirt lot

Grady’s outback: the dirt lot

February 15, 2019

It is 8 a.m. in Grady’s unpaved student parking area. Drivers begin pulling in to the dusty gates of the dirt lot, awaiting the 8:30 a.m. bell to welcome t...

News media needs more facts before covering Grady

News media needs more facts before covering Grady

Editorial Board

February 11, 2019

Filed under Board Editorials, Comment

In light of recent events concerning girl's varsity cheerleading team at Grady, several outside news organizations hastily took the lead and published th...

Proposed budget limits flexibility of funds

Abby Peters, Comment section editor

February 8, 2019

Filed under Comment

Any Grady high school student can attest to the fact that the bathrooms are poorly maintained, whether it be a lack of paper towels or toilet paper, a broken stall lock, a clogged toilet or a missing bathroom sink. Although this problem is widely recognized, little can be done given Grady’s annual operating budget. For the 2019-2020 school year, the proposed budget for...

Georgia should eliminate corporal punishment in schools

Georgia should eliminate corporal punishment in schools

February 1, 2019

Corporal punishment in schools is inhumane, discriminatory, and ineffective. When most people think of corporal punishment, a form of discipline involving ...

Gap years helps students thrive before and during college

Joe Earles, Writer

January 31, 2019

Filed under Head to Head, Uncategorized

In just four months, Grady’s seniors will step onto the graduation stage and out of high school. For the first time in the lives of the class of 2019, we’ll be let free to pursue higher education and careers. Leaving high school is a thrilling time, but this isn’t a transition that comes without fear. Ironic as it may seem, the fear of failure always comes with this ability to fi...

Gap years: unproductive, costly, and unworthy of time

Kiki Soto, Comment Managing Editor

January 31, 2019

Filed under Head to Head, Uncategorized

Only about 1.2 percent of college freshmen chose to take a gap year before college, according to a 2012 study by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA. This means that almost 99 percent of graduating seniors pursuing higher education decided to start their higher education directly after graduating high school. The financial burden, loss of educational momentum, ...

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