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Class ranking provides unnecessary stress and competition between students

Ellie Werthman, Co-Editor in Chief

October 8, 2018


Filed under Comment, Head to Head

Sitting in advanced placement classes, walking the crowded hallways, playing in the big game or debating in a big tournament, they are among us: the top students in each grade. Each grade at Grady has around 300 to 400 students. Each competitive student fights to move up in rank or struggles to stay ...

Class ranking should be readily available for students to view

Kiki Soto, Comment Managing Editor

October 8, 2018


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Class ranking should be readily available for high school students. During my three years at Grady, students have easily requested their transcripts online, with their class ranking and semester grades shown. Currently, class ranking is a controversial issue. Grady’s counselors declined a comment ...

Tardy process is flawed and needs change

Tardy process is flawed and needs change

Editorial Board

October 1, 2018


Filed under Board Editorials

The tardy process in schools is designed to run efficiently and quickly to allow students to get to class in a timely manner. However, at Grady, our tardy process is flawed with its disciplinary actions and effort, and it needs to be addressed. Assistant Principal Raymond Dawson explicitly states every morni...

Allegations shake up Kavanaugh confirmation

Allegations shake up Kavanaugh confirmation

Dana Richie, Online Lifestyle Section Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Comment, Front Slideshow, Personal Comment-Off Campus

As of 5 p.m. the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to pass Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the floor of the Senate. The floor vote is to be delayed by at most a week so that an FBI investigation can look into the sexual assault allegations made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Kavanaugh has denied...

Shortened fall break is necessary to maintain momentum after first quarter

Josh Wolfe

September 5, 2018


Filed under Comment, Head to Head, Multimedia

Like my peers, I am thrilled to receive a full week off from school after a very long first quarter, but a week-long, fall break in October is very disruptive to the school schedule. I would recommend we use the extra days during our fall break and extend our summer break, so we do not start a full mo...

Longer summer vacation not worth losing benefits of weeklong fall break

Joe Earles

September 5, 2018


Filed under Comment, Head to Head, Multimedia

Summer break has once again come to an end, and just like every year, Atlanta Public Schools students have to endure the pain of being in school while their friends and family from outside the district are still enjoying summer. For a week. Maybe two. Eventually, however, students from other school d...

Freshman wins over public in Georgia governor’s race

Freshman wins over public in Georgia governor’s race

Royce Mann, Writer

August 27, 2018


Filed under Satire

Satire Former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams has received a lot of attention in her historic bid for Governor, but there is another candidate on the November ballot looking to make history: Grady Freshman Mason Lowell.  While Lowell may be four years shy of voting age, that has not...

Bird, Lime scooters disrupt flow of pedestrian traffic

Bird, Lime scooters disrupt flow of pedestrian traffic

Maura O'Sullivan, Writer

August 22, 2018


Filed under Comment

A stern-looking man in a suit zooms up 10th Street. The messenger bag over his shoulder is at odds with his plain tie. Students scatter as he makes a beeline for the corner, nearly running over a freshman in the process. Dockless motorized scooters have become an increasingly common sight around Atl...

College Success class promotes success

Kamryn Harty, Online Comment Section Editor

August 22, 2018


Filed under Comment

For students enrolled in three or more Advanced Placement classes at Grady, the new college success class is a lifesaver. The need for a college success class was self-evident. Poke your head through the doorway of any AP class, and you will be met with tired eyes, messy buns, and pajama pants. This ...

School runs smoothly with Google Classroom

School runs smoothly with Google Classroom

Katherine Esterl

August 20, 2018


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In eighth grade, I remember signing up for my first Google Classroom. By this point, in 2015, Classroom was still relatively new, and brand new to Inman Middle. There was a sense that it would play a pivotal role in virtualizing the education system, and eventually, it did. This year, every Grady...

HAWK pedestrian signal system could help Grady students

HAWK pedestrian signal system could help Grady students

Henry Gelber

August 20, 2018


Filed under Comment, Letters to the Editor

Every day at 3:30 p.m., after the chime of the bell, students swarm out of Grady. Some make their way to their cars, while others bike or walk. Grady is fortunate to be within close proximity to walkable and bikeable infrastructures such as Piedmont Park, the Beltline, and the Tenth Street bike lanes, ...

Family meals are beneficial for students and parents

Joanna Baker

August 16, 2018


Filed under Comment

Dinner is undeniably an important part of the day, but it’s not just the meal that matters. Eating dinner with your family every night can have a noticeable impact on your life. Of course, many families already do this, but those that don’t should definitely consider it. Obviously, students’ h...

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