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Social media can cause more harm than good

Social media can cause more harm than good

November 5, 2019

In many instances, teenagers use their free time by browsing the Internet through social media. Whether it’s checking a friend’s latest Instagram post...

Representation long overdue in Grady literature curriculum

Representation long overdue in Grady literature curriculum

October 31, 2019

Reading has been important to education throughout history. Books transport students to places and times, real and imagined, as well as teach students how t...

Opinion: School should not fix its recycling problem

Opinion: School should not fix its recycling problem

October 28, 2019

Recycling is ingrained into our morals as a fundamental responsibility. The triangle made of three white arrows signify everyday citizens helping the ...

Mismanagement of Marvel character rights disadvantages fans

Mismanagement of Marvel character rights disadvantages fans

Anna Rachwalski

October 27, 2019

Marvel movies are universally appealing. Part of their genius is that they attract a myriad of audiences. You could be there for the riveting action scenes,...

College athletes should profit from their skills and contributions to institutions

College athletes should profit from their skills and contributions to institutions

October 16, 2019

College athletes should get paid for their efforts and the benefits they bring to their schools. A college athlete’s life is consumed by their sport,...

College athletes receive enough compensation

College athletes receive enough compensation

October 15, 2019

Recently, California Gov. Gavin Newson approved the Fair Pay to Play Act, which allows student athletes in the state to be paid for the use of their names,...

Front lawn construction faces opposition from community

Front lawn construction faces opposition from community

October 10, 2019

An open letter to Grady students (especially those who drive to school): A former Emory University president told me once that the biggest problem he...

Flipped classroom model puts students at a disadvantage

Flipped classroom model puts students at a disadvantage

Lanier Pickren

October 6, 2019

The flipped classroom model disadvantages students. While some teachers may claim the flipped classroom is an effective method, the model hurts student...

Middle schoolers invade Grady area

Middle schoolers invade Grady area

September 25, 2019

Satire Many Grady students enjoy going to local businesses after school to unwind, relax, and most importantly, eat. But lately, some students’ f...

Should plans for new parking lot on main lawn proceed?

Should plans for new parking lot on main lawn proceed?

September 25, 2019

Construction to renovate Grady is scheduled to begin in January 2020, and the renovation plans include a new classroom building, changes to the facade,...

Carstarphen dismissal surprises, remains vague

Carstarphen dismissal surprises, remains vague

September 18, 2019

The Atlanta Board of Education’s decision not to extend Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen’s contract came as a surprise to many in the Grady com...

Security concerns surface after student brings gun

Editorial Board

September 18, 2019

A student brought a gun to school on Sept. 5, the second occurrence since 2013, raising concerns about security. The school identified the student after he arrived on a late bus according to an administrator. A student’s tip motivated administration to search the accused’s backpack, but otherwise the student may have carried the gun into school undetected. When stud...

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