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What opportunities should students take over summer?

The Southerner

June 1, 2017

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Students should get job experience By Katie Earles While every child should have the opportunity to lounge by the pool and frolick in the wilderness at a sleepaway summer camp, many high schoolers often opt for a more fin...

Does the new advisement curriculum benefit students?

The Southerner

April 21, 2017

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Advisement is better spent sleeping By Harrison Thweatt Advisement has been a constant during my four years at Henry W. Grady High School. Every Wednesday, at 9:43 a.m., the bell rings, signaling the transition to adviseme...

Fans want and enjoy the All-Star games

Alex Langan

March 21, 2017

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Ever since July 6, 1933, the day the first All-Star Game in Major League Baseball was played, fans have enjoyed All-Star games and their festivities in all four major professional sports leagues in the US: the NFL, NBA, MLB and...

Should you make a New Years resolution?

The Southerner

February 2, 2017

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New Year's resolutions improve quality of life for the coming year By: Parker Killenberg New Year’s resolutions are all about resolving to change an undesired aspect of your life for the upcoming months and, whether su...

How should we handle the overcrowded parking lots at Grady?

The Southerner

February 2, 2017

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Continue allowing all students to drive to school Rachel Hasson All students should be able to drive to school as long as they have a valid license; mainly because they waited sixteen years to get it, and should obviou...

UNITE OR FIGHT: reaction to Trump’s win

Katie Earles

November 28, 2016

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People need to fight against the election of Donald Trump By Katie Earles On Nov. 9, I, along with many other students at Grady, came into first period in a hazy state of shock. How could we elect a racist, sexist, xenophobic...

Sit or Stand: Colin Kaepernick’s political decision

Erik Tischer

September 16, 2016

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HEAD TO HEAD Kaepernick should have stood for anthem By Erik Tischer One of our most sacred traditions as a country is the national anthem. The national anthem gives citizens an opportunity to honor our country and all the ...

Is Executive Action on Gun control good for U.S.?

Mark Winokur

February 9, 2016

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Executive action restricts honest citizens Sam Lombardo Several weeks ago, President Barack Obama added nearly 4,000 regulations through executive orders. These regulations focused on a wide variety of issues, including the incr...

Should the United States accept Syrian refugees?

Anders Russell

December 17, 2015

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U.S. owes refugees chance for new life Anders Russell The involvement of the United States in the Syrian Civil War has resulted in increased instability and more intense conflict in the country. In fact, the United States h...

Should Grady provide a laptop to each student?

Bailey Kish

November 10, 2015

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Costs prohibit program’s possibility Bailey Kish As we begin to rely on computers to perform more and more tasks in our day-to-day lives, one place that has escaped the influence of computers has been the classroom. While co...

Should the U.S. military deploy troops in Syria?

The Southerner

October 7, 2015

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Military needed to maintain order Sam Lombardo When Sarah Palin was asked about her strategy for mending the Syrian Civil War, she replied “Let Allah sort it out.” While it’s obvious that this plan of action is far t...

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