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College athletes should profit from their skills and contributions to institutions

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,...

College athletes receive enough compensation

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,...

Should plans for new parking lot on main lawn proceed?

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...

Class ranking should be readily available for students to view

October 8, 2018

Class ranking should be readily available for high school students. During my three years at Grady, students have easily requested their transcripts on...

Shortened fall break is necessary to maintain momentum after first quarter

September 5, 2018

Like my peers, I am thrilled to receive a full week off from school after a very long first quarter, but a week-long, fall break in October is very disru...

Longer summer vacation not worth losing benefits of weeklong fall break

September 5, 2018

Summer break has once again come to an end, and just like every year, Atlanta Public Schools students have to endure the pain of being in school while ...

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