• The Knights varsity football team plays at Riverwood on Friday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Fall Dance, Oct. 28, 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

  • The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) will be given on Oct. 24.

  • The PSAT will be administered at Grady on Wednesday, Oct. 25

  • Grady's 70th-year Reunion, Sat. Nov. 4

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Not all hazing is bad

Jack Rafferty, Assistant Managing Editor, Comment

October 17, 2017

Filed under Comment

By Jack Rafferty What comes to mind when you think of the word “hazing”? Many people immediately jump to haphazard sexual actions, binge drinking, vandalism, or a litany of other things that can only be described as flat-out...

Segregation continues despite awareness

Abby Edlein, Freshman

October 6, 2017

Filed under Letters to the Editor

Dear Editors, I grew up in a predominantly white neighborhood, went to a predominantly white elementary school and was raised around kids who looked and grew up similar to me. Despite what I was accustomed to during my chi...

Trump’s DACA plan full of unanswered questions

October 6, 2017

Filed under Board Editorials

Children of undocumented immigrants now face strengthened barriers to achieving the American Dream. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Sept. 5 that the Trump administration is rescinding protection provided to the group...

Retakes do not prepare students for real life

Parker Killenberg

October 3, 2017

Filed under Comment, Head to Head

Grady’s new retake policy may help students pad their GPA’s, but it does nothing to prepare them for college or the real world. This means that if you are not happy with your initial grade, you have an opportunity to wipe...

Retakes allow students to learn from mistakes

Jordan Killenberg

October 3, 2017

Filed under Comment, Head to Head

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Second chances and do-overs are critical to achieving your full potential. Assessment retakes need to be offered because they provide students opportunities to improve in ...

MARTA needs expansion, limited range harms city

Alex Durham, Comment Assistant Managing Editor

October 3, 2017

Filed under Comment, Uncategorized

For thousands of people living in the city of Atlanta, The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is the primary mode of transportation. The rail and bus lines provide easy access to key locations around the city, ...

U.S. teacher shortage reaches new heights

Jacob Dillard

September 25, 2017

Filed under Comment

The United States has a nationwide teaching shortage, yet this is hardly news. The American Federation of Teachers in 2017 says each year 300,000 public school teachers are needed nationwide. Although this shortage has always...

Rural voters invaluable in state wide elections

James Bryan, Comment Managing Editor

September 24, 2017

Filed under Comment

Although the 2018 election for governor is more than a year out, Georgia gubernatorial hopefuls are already hot on the campaign trail. They are not, however, stopping in major population areas, but in rural Georgia counties....

Public funding for billionaire’s stadiums unjust

Jack Rafferty, AME Comment

September 21, 2017

Filed under Comment, SPORTS

By Jack Rafferty, Assistant Managing Editor-Comment In 2017 alone, metro Atlanta residents have seen the completion of two new professional sports stadiums, Mercedes-Benz Stadium and SunTrust Park.  These stadiums may seem...

Trump’s tepid response sets unpresidential precedent

September 8, 2017

Filed under Board Editorials, Comment

The Charlottesville, Va. violent protest and deadly car attack on Aug. 12 was nauseating. It was appalling, deplorable and everything the United States has never stood for and never should stand for. We at The Southerner refuse...

Charlottesville protests disheartening reminder of hate in America

Zola Sullivan, freshman

September 8, 2017

Filed under Letters to the Editor

Dear Editors, On Aug. 13th, 2017, I sat on the edge of my couch watching as CNN became a war zone. The events leading up to that night started a ticking time bomb: one that went off when James Alex Fields drove his car into a...

Math stigma hinders students’ education

Anya Lomsadze, News Managing Editor

September 8, 2017

Filed under Comment

This summer, for four hours a day, six days a week, for four weeks, I did math. That’s not how most people choose to spend their summers, and frankly, in the beginning I thought I had made a huge mistake. However, after attending...

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