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How should we handle the overcrowded parking lots at Grady?

The Southerner

February 2, 2017

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 obviously be able to use it. Grady’s  administration has been discussing the issue of limited parking and the effects it has on the student body for thi...

UNITE OR FIGHT: reaction to Trump’s win

Katie Earles

November 28, 2016

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 bigot as the leader of our country? How can we be progressive as a nation with a leader who got elected based off of the promise to “Make America...

Sit or Stand: Colin Kaepernick’s political decision

Erik Tischer

September 16, 2016

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 men and women who risk their lives to give us the freedoms we have today. To not stand and honor this glorious tradition is to spit in the face of t...

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

Mark Winokur

February 9, 2016

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 increased use of electronic cigarettes. The most notable regulations, however, were those placed on guns, and, more specifically, the gun dealers. There ar...

Should the United States accept Syrian refugees?

Anders Russell

December 17, 2015

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 has been supporting radical Islamic regimes since the Cold War. Because we have contributed to this instability, it is our responsibility to help the...

Should Grady provide a laptop to each student?

Bailey Kish

November 10, 2015

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 computers can be used in classrooms, they are used sporadically and, for all their benefits, computers cannot replace good teachers. Providing a laptop...

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

The Southerner

October 7, 2015

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 too docile to be effective, putting boots on the ground in Syria is the initiative we need. To understand why, we must first understand the progression of the S...

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