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Holiday message to Grady community

Mario Herrera

December 12, 2018

Filed under Comment, Letters to the Editor

Dear Editors, The holiday season is one filled with expectation … of two weeks off from classes, of no more tests and homework. I find that I seem to look forward to winter break more as a teacher than when I was in high school myself. Winter break is always a time for friends and gatherings, celebrations and revelry. This season, however, is the first time for many who ...

Kavanaugh confirmation: “Disappointed but not surprised”

Kavanaugh confirmation: “Disappointed but not surprised”

November 12, 2018

I can sum up my opinion on the Kavanaugh confirmation in four words: “Disappointed but not surprised” As soon as I heard the news that a woman had...

A Private School Student’s Perspective On Public School

Kelly Tran, Freshman

October 17, 2018

Filed under Comment, Letters to the Editor

  Dear Editors, As a freshman at Grady, I can already recognize startling differences between the public and private systems of education. However, I never realized how drastic those differences were until I started comparing my private education to my public one. In terms of the demographics of the student population, public school is much larger and certainly more...

HAWK pedestrian signal system could help Grady students

HAWK pedestrian signal system could help Grady students

August 20, 2018

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 ...

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of the stern “shushing” librarian demanding total silence is universally recognized and widely regarded as representing outdated attitudes about the purpose of a library.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 Figure in 2003, everyone around the country got the joke and t...

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 that might look good on a resume. This newspaper became much more than a resume...

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 proficiency standards published by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language...

New sex-ed program welcomed in high school

Joanna Baker, Freshman

December 18, 2017

Filed under Comment, Letters to the Editor

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 significant to our school, and why the article “The New Sexual Education” deserv...

School should offer more real-life, practical classes

School should offer more real-life, practical classes

November 13, 2017

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...

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 class if that’s a perfect score? The answer is simple: extra credit. There sh...

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 environment around me for the first time felt very natural. What was sh...

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 injuring 19. A Donald Trump-led America seems to have given racists and white ...

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