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HAWK pedestrian signal system could help Grady students

HAWK pedestrian signal system could help Grady students

Henry Gelber

August 20, 2018


Filed under Comment, Letters to the Editor

Every day at 3:30 p.m., after the chime of the bell, students swarm out of Grady. Some make their way to their cars, while others bike or walk. Grady is fortunate to be within close proximity to walkable and bikeable infrastructures such as Piedmont Park, the Beltline, and the Tenth Street bike lanes, ...

Librarian debunks media center sterotypes

May 4, 2018


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Dear Editors, The stereotype of the stern “shushing” librarian demanding total silence is universally recognized and widely regarded as representing outdated attitudes about the purpose of a library. The image is so familiar that when the Seattle-based Archie McPhee Toy Company created the Librarian Action ...

Senior editor reflects on time with the Southerner

Caleb Weinstock

April 15, 2018


Filed under Comment, Letters to the Editor, Uncategorized

As my time at Grady comes to an end, I have reflected on what I have done and what I have been a part of. Surprisingly, the Southerner takes up a large piece of my high school memories, and I have taken out a lot more than I thought I would when I joined, just thinking it was a smart pathway to join...

Fluency not expected in world language classes

the World Language Teachers of Grady High School

March 15, 2018


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Dear Editors, We were disconcerted to see the startlingly negative title of Katie Earles’ article on the efficacy of the language classes at Grady. We feel an obligation to remind readers and writers of the Southerner that fluency in a language is not something that is acquired easily. The profic...

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


Filed under Comment, Intro Journalism Showcase, Letters to the Editor

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


Filed under Letters to the Editor

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


Filed under Letters to the Editor

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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