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The Southerner

December 13, 2013

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 comments. Racism and homophobia are rampant, and “trolls” run wild throughout the World Wide Web. Comments about The Southerner, however, have...

A First-rate lady

The Southerner

December 11, 2013

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 come next fall. The gubernatorial election is one of the most important elections for which voters will cast their ballots. It is no secret on Grady’s...

The ‘Cobb’ Braves

The Southerner

December 4, 2013

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, four league championships and one world championship. Over the past 48 years, hundreds of thousands of Braves fans have flocked to these two...

Ads harm integrity

The Southerner

November 13, 2013

Despite what the random passerby may believe, Grady is not a break in between television programs. Grady is not a billboard, a pop-up on your computer or the beginning of a YouTube video. But the new additions to our stadium can’t beg to differ. Our first warning was the Metro PCS ads. They appeared unexpectedly, invoking pointed fingers and the shaking of heads. But...

Music Mud-town

The Southerner

September 4, 2013

For the third year since it took a six-year hiatus, Music Midtown resounded through Piedmont Park, bringing famous artists from across the world to play across the street from Grady. And, just like each of the two previous years, as the dust settles and the giant stages are dismantled and wheeled away, we are rewarded with a field of trampled grass that looks near death. In...

Flip side of success

The Southerner

September 4, 2013

This year 85 high school students from APS have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams this past year. Amazingly enough, 80 of these students were from Grady. The other five recipients came from Carver School of the Arts and South Atlanta School of Law and Social Justice. In addition, of all APS schools, Grady’s average composite...

Hazing gets facelift

The Southerner

September 4, 2013

On the first day of school, most freshmen are extremely nervous about a variety of things: navigating a new school, making new friends or just stressing about their high school career in general. The seniors, however, attempted to lighten their stress load by initiating them into Grady’s illustrious society in a unique way. And so, on the first Wednesday and Friday...

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