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Dear senior athletes

Dear senior athletes

March 30, 2020

It can start as early as when you learn to walk. You get involved in a sport and you know little about how much it will govern your life and fill you w...

Atlantans must practice social distancing to flatten the curve

Atlantans must practice social distancing to flatten the curve

March 30, 2020

I worked my last shift at my part-time job at a local clothing boutique, Empire South recently and was expecting it to be a slow day, maybe 10 custome...

What can we use to connect during widespread quarantine?

What can we use to connect during widespread quarantine?

March 26, 2020

Right now many people are panicking because of the COVID-19 outbreak, but there are services we can use to help stay connected during isolation. It’s...

Immunocompromised student shares perspective through Coronavirus pandemic

Immunocompromised student shares perspective through Coronavirus pandemic

March 26, 2020

Two weeks ago, while you were in class, at work, or going through your daily routine, my quarantine had already begun. On Tuesday, March 10, my parents and doctors...

Balance of children and parental rights harms everyone in Child Protective Services

Balance of children and parental rights harms everyone in Child Protective Services

March 25, 2020

The whispers of abuse and suffering that run wild in the Department of Child and Family Protective Services are no secret to the media or the public, alt...

Coronavirus spread halts sports leagues, leaves arenas empty

Coronavirus spread halts sports leagues, leaves arenas empty

March 12, 2020

Sports bring people together. They can get tens of thousands of strangers under the same roof united by one commonality. Until a few days ago, that idea...

Lack of immigration reform defines us as a nation

Lack of immigration reform defines us as a nation

March 9, 2020

Darlyn Cristabel Cordova-Valle, Jakelin Caal Maquín, Felipe Gomez, Juan de León Gutiérrez, Wilmer Josué Ramírez Vásquez, and Carlos Hernández Vásquez ...

District equity policy is more talk, less action

District equity policy is more talk, less action

February 26, 2020

In December, while lunch raged in the cafeteria, I joined students and administrators in the Interactive Lab to discuss Atlanta Public Schools’ stanc...

Schools must push back start times to end student sleep deprivation

Schools must push back start times to end student sleep deprivation

February 26, 2020

Every weekday morning, high schoolers are met with the dreaded sound of a ringing alarm. Ripped from their sleep, feeling exhausted and groggy, they make...

Update to sanitary disposal boxes necessary to protect hygiene

Update to sanitary disposal boxes necessary to protect hygiene

February 26, 2020

Many girls have found themselves in this predicament: they realize there is no sanitary disposal box in their bathroom stall once it’s already too late....

“Lady” labels on sports teams are sexist, must be removed

“Lady” labels on sports teams are sexist, must be removed

February 13, 2020

Team mascots are a tradition dating back to the 1900s, meant to bolster team spirit and unify fans. At Grady, that enthusiasm is tainted by one small word: ...

Hands on learning leads to better retention of material

Hands on learning leads to better retention of material

February 11, 2020

Technology follows students everywhere. With an iPhone glued to their pocket and computer keyboards always at their fingertips, students have become less engag...

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