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  • School day extended 30 minutes to 4 p.m. from Jan. 29-Mar. 30 to make up snow days

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New sex-ed program welcomed in high school

Joanna Baker, Freshman

December 18, 2017


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Dear Editors, One of the things I value most about Grady High School is how cognizant and educated most of the student body is about social issues. While opinions differ on some matters, students are able to back their opinions up with facts. That is why the FLASH sexual education program is very s...

School should offer more real-life, practical classes

School should offer more real-life, practical classes

Dana Richie, Freshman

November 13, 2017


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Dear Editors, High school is all about preparing you for college, which is ultimately preparing you for the real world. While many students know how to factor a quadratic function or identify the organelles in a cell, they lack essential life skills. Skills like learning personal budgeting and do...

Excessive extra credit creates unfair advantage

Maeve Malaney-Lau, Writer

October 29, 2017


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By Maeve Malaney-Lau Comment Every week, Grady students log on to Infinite Campus to check their grades. Some students see a mixture of As and Bs, some may see a sprinkling of failing grades, and, others have grades of above 100. You may ask, how is it possible to get above a 100 percent in a cla...

Segregation continues despite awareness

Abby Edlein, Freshman

October 6, 2017


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Dear Editors, I grew up in a predominantly white neighborhood, went to a predominantly white elementary school and was raised around kids who looked and grew up similar to me. Despite what I was accustomed to during my childhood, going to Inman Middle School and having a very culturally diverse school...

Charlottesville protests disheartening reminder of hate in America

Zola Sullivan, freshman

September 8, 2017


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Dear Editors, On Aug. 13th, 2017, I sat on the edge of my couch watching as CNN became a war zone. The events leading up to that night started a ticking time bomb: one that went off when James Alex Fields drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters at 1:42 that afternoon, killing one and injuri...

Doctor abuse stories cause for concern

The Southerner

September 20, 2016


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Dear Editors,         After reviewing Doctors Keep License Despite Reports of Abuse in the Sept. 9 issue of The Southerner, I was awestruck. I was completely unaware that individuals across the nation endure such hardships and terrors. It is bewildering to think that men and women of a respectabl...

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