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School security needs updates to repair holes

Alex Durham, Comment Assistant Managing Editor

December 23, 2017


Filed under Comment, Personal Comment-On Campus

It’s no secret that security at Grady is less than adequate. This is apparent not only through the incidents involving discharged firearms or lockdowns because of threatening personnel on campus, but also by the arbitrary security the school now has. Security is mostly limited to teachers checking...

School district rezoning: not enough notice, not fair

December 18, 2017


Filed under Board Editorials, Comment

The recent Atlanta Public Schools’ proposed rezoning of areas currently part of Grady’s attendance zone to the North Atlanta High School zone led dozens of parents to question the school board’s transparency regarding the plan. Additionally, problems have arisen with the distance of the zones in...

New sex-ed program welcomed in high school

Joanna Baker, Freshman

December 18, 2017


Filed under Comment, Letters to the Editor

Dear Editors, One of the things I value most about Grady High School is how cognizant and educated most of the student body is about social issues. While opinions differ on some matters, students are able to back their opinions up with facts. That is why the FLASH sexual education program is very s...

Books are necessary for higher learning

Anya Lomsadze, News Managing Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Comment, Head to Head

To today’s teenagers, the first thing they think of when they hear “story” is Snapchat. Reading stories for fun has become a relic of the past, a childish endeavor suitable only for the days when we dreamt of spells and sorcerers, not good grades and college applications. As students get older, they read for fun ...

Students should not be assigned extra reading

James Bryan, Comment Managing Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Comment, Head to Head

In the status quo, students at Grady are not reading books for their English classes. This is not necessarily because they hate the assigned readings or reading in itself, but more often than not, it is because it is not high on a student’s priority list. With the combined stress of balancing too ma...

Curling should be reconsidered as Olympic sport

Maura O'Sullivan, Writer

November 30, 2017


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By Maura O'Sullivan Tug-of-war. Tandem bicycle sprints. Croquet. Live pigeon shooting. What do they have in common? They’ve all been Olympic events. And they’ve all been removed from the games as they became less relevant. The Olympics have a rich history of oddities. However, curling is one oddity...

Make sports fun again

Lanier Pickren, Writer

November 30, 2017


Filed under Comment

  By Lanier Pickren When I think of youth sports, I usually picture young kids playing a sport that they love. However, far too often I hear the voices of parents and coaches demanding for better plays, and criticizing the young players for mistakes that they have made. The game belongs t...

Abuse Plagues Sports

Elena Hubert, Writer

November 30, 2017


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By Elena Hubert Glory. Competition. Strength. Sports are viewed as beneficial activities for students by colleges and families. A student athlete who balances both schoolwork and practices is seen as an ideal candidate for colleges. However, the path to success for athletes is not as easy as it s...

Favoritism evident in sports

Zoey Phillips

November 30, 2017


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By Zoey Phillips They want to be unrivaled. With consistent practice this goal is attainable. The coveted number one in the world spot is something they wish to flaunt, holding their trophies high above their head and their metals proudly on their chest for everyone to see. To be the best of the b...

Make sports fun again

November 30, 2017


Filed under Comment

By Lanier Pickren When I think of youth sports, I usually picture young kids playing a sport that they love. However, far too often I hear the voices of parents and coaches demanding for better plays, and criticizing the young players for mistakes that they have made. The game belongs to the kids, a...

Abuse Plagues Sports

Elena Hubert

November 30, 2017


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By Elena Hubert Glory. Competition. Strength. Sports are viewed as beneficial activities for students by colleges and families. A student athlete who balances both schoolwork and practices is seen as an ideal candidate for colleges. However, the path to success for athletes is not as easy as it s...

Should Women and Men be able to play on the same teams

Ellie Winer

November 30, 2017


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By Ellie Winer Basketball: Michael Jordan. Baseball: Jackie Robinson. Soccer: Lionel Messi. What do all of these famous players have in common? They will all go down in history as some of the best of their sport, and they’re all men. Society has loosened its reins on allowing women’s sports te...

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