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Obama announces MLK Day as National Service Day

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February 14, 2012

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By Emma Aberle-Grasse Martin Luther King changed the history of our country with his hope for humanity. Through tremendous injustice and hate, King promoted the justice and love he believed in.  To acknowledge and honor him, the United States devotes Jan. 16 to this great leader. Congress officially named Martin Luther King Day a national day of service in 1994, led by...

Help save planet, choose Camelbak every time

Help save planet, choose Camelbak every time

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February 14, 2012

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My Camelbak water bottle is with me every day of the school year. If that green or blue water bottle is not sitting at the corner of my desk, it is a sad day. I got my first Cam...

Parents indulge tech-savvy iToddlers

Parents indulge tech-savvy iToddlers

February 14, 2012

  By Lauren Harper Screaming children are now fixed with the click of a button or the tap of a touch screen. Some may think of technology as the new and improved medicine to keep kids...

It’s no coincidence: Women, not Men, starts off with a ‘W’

It’s no coincidence: Women, not Men, starts off with a ‘W’

February 3, 2012

By Lauren Harper Watching women try to play sports is funny, right? Not to me. Men are better at sports than women in all cases, right? Not in my opinion....

PARKAtlanta inconveniences neighborhood drivers

PARKAtlanta inconveniences neighborhood drivers

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February 3, 2012

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By Gabrielle Siegel Don’t park on the wrong side of the street. Don’t park in front of your driveway. And definitely don’t underfeed the met...

Haygood break-in hits close to home

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February 3, 2012

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By Elizabeth McGlamry I’ve always considered Haygood United Methodist Church a second home. I go to church every Sunday with my family, I went to the after-school care program for six years, and I’ve been involved with church programs for as long as I remember. When I walk in, it’s like walking in to my living room because everything is so familiar. That’s why, when...

The Student Stance: Dual enrollment: a chance to explore

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February 3, 2012

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By Julia Rapoport Just before noon in the Howey Building on the Georgia Tech campus, dozens of college students filled the hallway, waiting for a chemistry class to file out of Lecture Hall three. I stood nervously among my fellow Calculus II classmates, hoping I was in the right place. The girl next to me, a freshman Tech student, looked a little lost too. I was glad I...

The Student Stance: Expenses play part in poor experience

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February 3, 2012

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By Lucy Leonard When I signed up for dual enrollment last semester, I was blinded by the fact that it appeared I would have only three periods at Grady. No fourth period? I could work on college applications, get all my homework done and still have tons of free time. It seemed like such a sweet deal.Too bad my Georgia State University class threw me a curve ball. My class...

The Student Stance: Paterno’s discharge wrong, undeserved

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December 9, 2011

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By Jeffrey Cox The venerable head football coach for Penn State University, Joe Paterno, was fired on Nov. 9 due to his handling of the allegations of child molestation by his former assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky. When informed by an eyewitness of one particular incident approximately 10 years ago, Paterno immediately reported it to the university’s athletic director...

The Student Stance: Coach lacks morals; punishment earned

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December 9, 2011

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By Josiah Garrett Joe Paterno’s tenure as head football coach at Penn State ended on a sour note. After the news of the child molestation scandal at Penn State broke, Paterno announced he would be stepping down at the end of the season and said there was no need to fire him since he would leave of his own free will. Because of the horrific atrocities committed at Penn...

Thanks to Murray, Grady true to its name

Thanks to Murray, Grady true to its name

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May 11, 2011

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Dear Dr. Murray, We’ve been giving you a lot of headaches lately. Southerner reporters have always been into hard-hitting, investigative stories, bu...

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