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Advocate and journalist Ida B. Wells is the right name for our school

September 2, 2020

The Henry W. Grady Renaming Committee to would recommend a name other than Grady to the Atlanta Board of Education. Therefore, community discourse has...

Faulty sanitary disposal boxes pose a threat to students' 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....

Grady should unite all sports teams under the sole mascot, the Knights, and eliminate

“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: ...

School-wide panic buttons useless

December 12, 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, incidents of school gun violence are tallying to unsettling numbers. According to the Gun Violence Archive, as of Dec. 9, there...

North Atlanta High School senior, Chase Brathwaite, tells his story of how he began to believe in climate change.

Different voting method necessary for fair democracy

November 21, 2019

Students have flocked to Piedmont Park to rally against climate change. They have attended a march for civil and reproductive rights earlier this year. They...

APS Superintendent, Dr. Meria Carstarphen, led a meeting on the proposed rezoning of approximately 100 students from the Grady cluster to the North Atlanta cluster to alleviate overcrowding at Morningside Elementary on Tuesday Nov. 28.

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...

Georgia’s ‘Heartbeat Bill’ threatens women’s health

Editorial Board

May 24, 2019

After controversial discussions over the act’s constitutionality, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed the Heartbeat Bill into law on May 7. Starting Jan. 1, the legislation bans abortions in the state after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as soon as six weeks in some pregnancies. The law will undo current standards that allow women in Georgia access to abortions up to...

School should offer service-learning time

Editorial Board

May 3, 2019

Students are required to complete 75 hours of community service before graduation from any Atlanta Public School. However, do graduating seniors actually work in the community for 75 hours, or are they taking advantage of the relaxed requirements? Flyers from various clubs advertising charity drives for service hours are on the back of the bathroom stalls. Donating cans...

News outlets covered stories about Grady High School without having the full picture.

News media needs more facts before covering Grady

February 11, 2019

In light of recent events concerning girl's varsity cheerleading team at Grady, several outside news organizations hastily took the lead and published th...

Sexual assault education necessary in schools

editorial board

December 19, 2018

The culture surrounding sexual harassment is often less forgiving to the victim than to the accused. Teenagers are disproportionately affected by sexual abuse and harassment, which has lasting impacts on their lives, yet high schools, including Grady, often lack sufficient education and protocol to keep students safe. Earlier this spring, the Georgia’s Senate passed Senate Bil...

Voting age should be lowered, politically active teens need voice

Voting age should be lowered, politically active teens need voice

November 28, 2018

The national voting age in the U.S. is currently 18 years old, but the Southerner Editorial board thinks the voting age should be lowered to 16  year...

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