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Head to Head: Should the state senate approve hate crime legislation, House Bill 426?

Head to Head: Should the state senate approve hate crime legislation, House Bill 426?

June 14, 2020

Georgia is one of four U.S. states that do not have hate crime legislation. House Bill 426 (HB 426), a piece of hate crime legislation with bipartisan...

Students use new touchscreen laptops in Brooke Ramey's 10th grade world literature class during the 2018-2019 school year.

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...

College athletes should not have to wait until becoming professional athletes in leagues like the NBA to profit from their skills.

College athletes should profit from their skills and contributions to institutions

October 16, 2019

College athletes should get paid for their efforts and the benefits they bring to their schools. A college athlete’s life is consumed by their sport,...

A new California law set to become effective in 2023 to allow college athletes to be compensated challenges the NCAA's stance on on the issue.

College athletes receive enough compensation

October 15, 2019

Recently, California Gov. Gavin Newson approved the Fair Pay to Play Act, which allows student athletes in the state to be paid for the use of their names,...

After completion, the 10th street parking lot will be reopened as a fully paved lot.

Should plans for new parking lot on main lawn proceed?

September 25, 2019

Construction to renovate Grady is scheduled to begin in January 2020, and the renovation plans include a new classroom building, changes to the facade,...

Gap years helps students thrive before and during college

Joe Earles, Writer

January 31, 2019

In just four months, Grady’s seniors will step onto the graduation stage and out of high school. For the first time in the lives of the class of 2019, we’ll be let free to pursue higher education and careers. Leaving high school is a thrilling time, but this isn’t a transition that comes without fear. Ironic as it may seem, the fear of failure always comes with this ability to fi...

Gap years: unproductive, costly, and unworthy of time

Kiki Soto, Comment Managing Editor

January 31, 2019

Only about 1.2 percent of college freshmen chose to take a gap year before college, according to a 2012 study by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA. This means that almost 99 percent of graduating seniors pursuing higher education decided to start their higher education directly after graduating high school. The financial burden, loss of educational momentum, ...

Class ranking provides unnecessary stress and competition between students

October 8, 2018

Sitting in advanced placement classes, walking the crowded hallways, playing in the big game or debating in a big tournament, they are among us: the top stu...

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