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The boys cross country team celebrates winning the second place trophy at the 2019 Region 6AAAAA meet. Many of these athletes also compete on the track team, one of the many sports greatly affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Five out of the seven pictured are seniors.

Dear senior athletes

March 30, 2020

It can start as early as when you learn to walk. You get involved in a sport and you know little about how much it will govern your life and fill you w...

Atlantans gather at popular bar and restaurant Moe's and Joe's on Sunday March 15 amid the growing global pandemic.

Atlantans must practice social distancing to flatten the curve

March 30, 2020

I worked my last shift at my part-time job at a local clothing boutique, Empire South recently and was expecting it to be a slow day, maybe 10 custome...

Icons of the main 3 online chat services. Discord, Google Hangouts, and Skype

What can we use to connect during widespread quarantine?

March 26, 2020

Right now many people are panicking because of the COVID-19 outbreak, but there are services we can use to help stay connected during isolation. It’s...

Mother and organ donor, Elizabeth Moore, leans in toward her newly transplanted daughter, Helen Moore, alongside Helen's sister in Nov. 2003.

Immunocompromised student shares perspective through Coronavirus pandemic

March 26, 2020

Two weeks ago, while you were in class, at work, or going through your daily routine, my quarantine had already begun. On Tuesday, March 10, my parents and doctors...

The info graphic provides a brief snapshot of the frightening and tragic information that surrounds the childcare system and homes throughout the United States.

Balance of children and parental rights harms everyone in Child Protective Services

March 25, 2020

The whispers of abuse and suffering that run wild in the Department of Child and Family Protective Services are no secret to the media or the public, alt...

Coronavirus, which has spread across the globe, has not infected anyone in the Grady community. However, it has indirectly impacted their lives.

Coronavirus spread halts sports leagues, leaves arenas empty

March 12, 2020

Sports bring people together. They can get tens of thousands of strangers under the same roof united by one commonality. Until a few days ago, that idea...

Political divisiveness drives conversation about the border, but distracts from the negligence at the border and the need for the empathetic leaders.

Lack of immigration reform defines us as a nation

March 9, 2020

Darlyn Cristabel Cordova-Valle, Jakelin Caal Maquín, Felipe Gomez, Juan de León Gutiérrez, Wilmer Josué Ramírez Vásquez, and Carlos Hernández Vásquez ...

In December, Grady's Local School Governance Team, or GO Team, held an open forum to talk about equity, but a weak distrct policy outline hindered its impact.

District equity policy is more talk, less action

February 26, 2020

In December, while lunch raged in the cafeteria, I joined students and administrators in the Interactive Lab to discuss Atlanta Public Schools’ stanc...

Many students wake up as early as 6 a.m. on weekdays in order to get to school on time.

Schools must push back start times to end student sleep deprivation

February 26, 2020

Every weekday morning, high schoolers are met with the dreaded sound of a ringing alarm. Ripped from their sleep, feeling exhausted and groggy, they make...

Faulty sanitary disposal boxes pose a threat to students' hygiene.

Update to sanitary disposal boxes necessary to protect hygiene

February 26, 2020

Many girls have found themselves in this predicament: they realize there is no sanitary disposal box in their bathroom stall once it’s already too late....

Grady should unite all sports teams under the sole mascot, the Knights, and eliminate

“Lady” labels on sports teams are sexist, must be removed

February 13, 2020

Team mascots are a tradition dating back to the 1900s, meant to bolster team spirit and unify fans. At Grady, that enthusiasm is tainted by one small word: ...

Students use new touchscreen laptops in Brooke Ramey's 10th grade world literature class during the 2018-2019 school year.

Hands on learning leads to better retention of material

February 11, 2020

Technology follows students everywhere. With an iPhone glued to their pocket and computer keyboards always at their fingertips, students have become less engag...

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