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Spam Instagram accounts affect students’ futures

Spam Instagram accounts affect students’ futures

Kamryn Harty, Online Comment Section Editor

January 9, 2019

Scrolling through my Instagram feed, I see the usual: girls rigidly posing for selfies in the mirror, group pictures of teens clutching red Solo Cups ...

Georgia criminal justice system needs rehabilitation

Georgia criminal justice system needs rehabilitation

Aidan Downey, Writer and Copy Editor

January 8, 2019

Georgia is the most punitive state. According to a recent Pew Research Center study, 1 in 55 U.S. adults was on parole in 2016. In Georgia, the rate w...

Sexual assault education necessary in schools

editorial board

December 19, 2018

The culture surrounding sexual harassment is often less forgiving to the victim than to the accused. Teenagers are disproportionately affected by sexual abuse and harassment, which has lasting impacts on their lives, yet high schools, including Grady, often lack sufficient education and protocol to keep students safe. Earlier this spring, the Georgia’s Senate passed Senate Bil...

Staff member’s first-hand account of anxiety

Staff member’s first-hand account of anxiety

December 19, 2018

When I turned 16, I got a car — something every teenager looks forward to. One would imagine I was jumping with excitement and fantasizing about where I w...

Holiday message to Grady community

Holiday message to Grady community

December 12, 2018

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 t...

Popularity of class rings creates chaotic environment for students

Popularity of class rings creates chaotic environment for students

December 10, 2018

Satire An ocean of students flooded the E100 hallway outside the library. They buzzed with excitement as they waited in line to get sized. Students trying to ...

Dealing with depression as a freshman

Dealing with depression as a freshman

December 5, 2018

Being a freshman, high school is a whole new world than the one I was used to a year ago. Heartbreak, stress, depression and pain are things that no one...

Plains, birthplace of President Carter, provides unique experience to travel-goers

Plains, birthplace of President Carter, provides unique experience to travel-goers

December 5, 2018

Many people living in different places around the world are so focused on traveling as far away from home as possible that they forget to experience the wonders close to home. A short break is the ...

Minecraft ushers game-based learning to classrooms

Minecraft ushers game-based learning to classrooms

December 5, 2018

Satire Schools across the district are beginning to integrate an unconventional resource into their daily curriculums: Minecraft. The 2009-era Mojang v...

Social media amplifies the split between political parties

Social media amplifies the split between political parties

December 3, 2018

The current generation of teenagers are inseparably associated with social media. Although many people view platforms such as Instagram and Twitter as way...

Voting age should be lowered, politically active teens need voice

Voting age should be lowered, politically active teens need voice

November 28, 2018

The national voting age in the U.S. is currently 18 years old, but the Southerner Editorial board thinks the voting age should be lowered to 16  year...

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