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Georgia campus carry bill puts state’s university students at risk

The Southerner

June 1, 2017

Filed under Board Editorials, COMMENT

Gov. Nathan Deal recently signed House Bill 280, better known as the “Campus Carry Bill,” into law. This bill makes it legal for licensed gun owners over the age of 21 to carry concealed weapons on public campuses in Georgia. A...

Betsy DeVos should not be confirmed as secretary of education

Alex Durham

February 16, 2017

Filed under Board Editorials, COMMENT

President Donald Trump began the process of appointing members of his cabinet soon after he won the November election. One of his most controversial nominations is Republican education activist and billionaire Betsy DeVos, whom T...

Bockman puts district policies into action

The Southerner

October 8, 2016

Filed under Board Editorials, COMMENT

Most of our parents have always stressed the idea that first impressions are extremely important. As we get older, this advice manifests into telling us how to dress for interviews, properly shake hands and make sure our manners...

School needs more inclusive namesake

The Southerner

February 5, 2016

Filed under Board Editorials, COMMENT

Henry Woodfin Grady was a white supremacist. This school, however, still gives him the honor of representing an educational environment. Grady was a prominent journalist who believed in a “new south.” Most of his ideas rev...

Guns kill 90 people a day; U.S. should care

The Southerner

January 6, 2016

Filed under Board Editorials, COMMENT

We write to you today in the wake of the 352nd American mass shooting of the year. Undoubtably, by the time this article gets into your hands, there will have been another. In the three days it takes to print and return The Southe...

Useless fight policy

Jenni Rogan

December 14, 2014

Filed under Board Editorials, COMMENT

After a week with three fights on three consecutive days and a riot in the Grady parking lot Friday, Grady administration announced on Sept. 29 that fights will not be tolerated in the future. Under the new policy, students caught...

Sprawl shares blame

Olivia Volkert

March 7, 2014

Filed under Board Editorials

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. will go down in history as the day that two inches of snow completely shut down Atlanta, the 11th-largest metropolitan region in America. But what became known as “SnowJam 2014” showed us more about Atlanta...

Thoroughly excessive

Ryan Switzer

February 21, 2014

Filed under Board Editorials

Ten dollars. With 42 percent of our school dependent upon free or reduced lunch, we still charge $10 to see a Grady theater production. Grady's theater program aims to encourage everyone to come enjoy its musicals and plays,...

Give options a shot

The Southerner

December 13, 2013

Filed under Board Editorials

The holidays are the time of year to be thankful for what we have, and what we all have in common and should be thankful for is our school. With its longstanding reputation for excellence in many areas, Grady is a cultural melting...

Responses welcome

The Southerner

December 13, 2013

Filed under Board Editorials

The “comment section” is truly the bane of the Internet. From YouTube to The Atlantic to 11 Alive, there’s no quicker way to lose faith in your fellow man than to scroll to the bottom of any article and read the posted...

A First-rate lady

The Southerner

December 11, 2013

Filed under Board Editorials

Having recently wrapped up the November elections, it is time to look forward to next year’s midterm elections. Several viable candidates have entered the prominent races, and there will be many tough decisions for voters...

The ‘Cobb’ Braves

The Southerner

December 4, 2013

Filed under Board Editorials

Ever since 1966, the Atlanta Braves have played baseball in downtown Atlanta. At Fulton County Stadium and Turner Field, the Braves have won a combined 2,101 regular season games, 34 postseason games, three division championships,...

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