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Protesters at the Justice for Us march on March 29 gather together in downtown Atlanta. Some participants raise their fists to show solidarity.

Students share perspectives on police brutality protests

June 1, 2020

Those frustrated with the deaths of African Americans at the hands of police officers have taken to the streets, joining widespread protests in major ci...

Nonviolent protesters marched to the Georgia State Capitol and gathered to protest police brutality on May 29, 2020 in downtown Atlanta. Some raise their fists as a symbol of solidarity.

My observations: a peaceful protest turned violent

May 30, 2020

The video of police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck is unbearable and outrageous for anyone to watch, but this incident was a tipping...

On March 29, 2020, protestors marched from Centennial Park to the Georgia Capitol to the CNN center to nonviolently protest police brutality. Those protests later turned violent.

“We demand change immediately”: A student’s open letter to police and lawmakers

May 30, 2020

George Floyd, an innocent black man, was murdered by Derek Chauvin using an illegal and deadly restraint for eight minutes as three other officers watched...

Angel ornaments are very common during the winter break, which is scheduled around the Christmas holiday.

School breaks unfairly based around Christian holidays

November 20, 2017

By Jordan Killenberg Comment While American public schools are supposed to be secular, Christianity clearly prevails in most states, as evident thro...

Spelman now accepting transgender students: victory and controversy

Spelman now accepting transgender students: victory and controversy

November 14, 2017

By Rachel Price In Metro Atlanta, Spelman and Morehouse College are two of the most prestigious historically black colleges in Georgia. Founded in 1881 as ...

Trump’s past comments may cost him the election

The Southerner

October 24, 2016

Charlotte Spears Guest Commentator The President of the United States needs a certain professional, capable, rounded nature. The President needs to be a role model for people all over the world. The President needs to be an educated and productive leader. Unfortunately, the opposite of what America needs right now is on the ballot and close to leading in the polls. Donald...

Schedule change process turns electronic

Frankie Clarke

September 1, 2016

As my days of summer vacation came to an end in July, my summer assignments became a game of procrastination, and the prospect of returning to school got scarier with each passing day. Rumors of schedule releases began to circulate, and on Aug. 1, a frenzy broke out. Stories of blank class periods and electives assigned at random surfaced. My own schedule was missing a...

Murray fosters culture of opportunity

The Southerner

March 6, 2014

Dear Board and Superintendent Davis: My name is Sarah Muntzing, I graduated from Grady in 2007. Similar to my sister, Lily Muntzing, I work at POLITICO, one of the most highly respected news organizations in Washington D.C. (and across the country). My desire to explore opportunities outside of my comfort zone, such as going to college in Washington D.C., working in media...

APS Board member: personnel changes a

APS Board member: personnel changes a “gut-wrenching process”

March 6, 2014

Grady's APS Board representative Matt Westmoreland sent The Southerner an open letter addressed to the community regarding Dr. Murray's removal: ...

Despite community backlash, Board signs off on principal turnover

Despite community backlash, Board signs off on principal turnover

March 6, 2014

At the APS Board meeting on March 3, dozens spoke during the community input session. A vast majority asked the Board to not allow the large-scale principal ch...

Grady teachers lobby BOE to reverse decision on Murray

The Southerner

March 3, 2014

Amid reports that Grady Principal Vincent Murray is being reassigned to another school at the end of the current academic year, the Grady faculty is acting in support of the veteran leader, who has been at the helm since 1991. Faculty members are planning to speak at the Board of Education meeting Monday evening, which will be held at 6 p.m. at the Center for Learning and...

Grady parent: three reasons Murray should stay

Grady parent: three reasons Murray should stay

February 28, 2014

This letter was written by Grady parent and attorney Leigh Wilco to APS Board representative Matt Westmoreland. It is published with Wilco's permi...

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