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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

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


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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...

The Southerner’s response to attacks on the news media

The Southerner’s response to attacks on the news media

August 15, 2018


Filed under Board Editorials, Comment, Front Slideshow

In accordance with the Boston Globe’s proposal, the Southerner is taking part in a coordinated editorial response to the ongoing attacks on the press by President Donald Trump. A cognizant nation capable of making intelligent decisions begins with unlimited access to honest information by way of ...

AP classes are better than dual enrollment

Morgan Watkins

May 9, 2018


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With the fast arrival of AP exams and end-of-the-year tests, many students are stressed beyond belief. Hours of studying, countless late nights and cups of coffee have some questioning their mere decision to take AP classes. With the demanding coursework and fast tempo, it is no surprise that these ...

Review of the highs and lows of Grady’s bathrooms

Review of the highs and lows of Grady’s bathrooms

Jack Hudson

May 6, 2018


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So much has changed in my four years at this school: A new principal, teachers coming and going, friends made, friends lost; it’s hardly the same place as it was my freshman year. Throughout all the change, one force has remained persistent in my time spent here: the need to expel waste from my bo...

New final exam schedule creates more conflict for students than advantages

Anna Tischer

May 5, 2018


Filed under Comment, Head to Head

Students may be celebrating the new policy to dismiss at 12:30 p.m. after their morning finals this week, but Grady and Atlanta Public Schools would have better served students by keeping the traditional schedule of two finals staggered throughout the day and two classes in between each for safety, eq...

Required classes complicate scheduling for students

Required classes complicate scheduling for students

Joanna Baker

May 4, 2018


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Grady offers an extremely diverse range of courses. Now more than ever, students have the opportunity to take courses that interest them and enrich their life outside of school. Sometimes, the options seem overwhelming; with only eight slots in one’s schedule, students are forced to make tough decis...

Librarian debunks media center sterotypes

May 4, 2018


Filed under Comment, Letters to the Editor

Dear Editors, The stereotype of the stern “shushing” librarian demanding total silence is universally recognized and widely regarded as representing outdated attitudes about the purpose of a library. The image is so familiar that when the Seattle-based Archie McPhee Toy Company created the Librarian Action ...

Atlanta sports look meager but hopeful for future championships

Reid Barry

May 2, 2018


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With graduation approaching, the time seniors have to spend together is nearing its end. Along with this, as students depart for colleges all over the country, their mutual support for the same hometown sports teams will also leave.  After all these years, it's time to reflect on what being an Atlant...

Federal voting age should be 16

May 2, 2018


Filed under Board Editorials, Comment

Following the shooting at Santa Fe High School in the southeastern Texas city of Santa Fe, a crime which took 10 invaluable lives on May 18, the school’s other students, faculty, and parents were left to mourn the deaths of their friends and loved ones.  The shooting was only one instance of the mu...

Should Atlanta really want Amazon?

Jack Rafferty

May 1, 2018


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Late last year, Amazon announced that it was seeking a second North American headquarters, “HQ2” and would field bids from cities and metro areas around the US. There were, naturally, a few requirements.  Amazon wanted a metropolitan area with a population of over 1 million, with proximity to a ...

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