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Half marathon a beneficial experience

The Southerner

April 30, 2012

By Gracie White   A nervous laugh escaped my lips as I quickly ate an energy gummy before the race. As cliché as it sounds, my stomach really was in knots. "This is it," I told myself as I walked toward my corral, ‘I am about to run a half marathon for the first time in my life.’” I’m not what they call an “elite runner” by any means, and I was...

Online social media instigates rampant activism, protests

The Southerner

April 30, 2012

By Molly Daniel I cannot tell you the number of times I have been chastised for being on Facebook. I’ve heard everything from “Get off of Facebook, and do something productive!” to “You spend way too much time on Facebook!” to “Your generation is constantly plugged in to Facebook!” Recently, however, the elder generations’ reprimands have quieted. As of...

Damaging twister still a dark presence

Damaging twister still a dark presence

The Southerner

April 30, 2012

“Alert: the national weather service has issued a tornado warning to the following counties: ...” When a weather bulletin scrolls across our television screens, we often ex...

Harmful school pranks unacceptable

Harmful school pranks unacceptable

The Southerner

April 30, 2012

When 24 teenagers in Dallas, Ga. were arrested on March 11 for their involvement in a senior prank, they probably didn’t think it was very funny.  The school officials and wo...

How do I define myself?

How do I define myself?

The Southerner

March 15, 2012

Stripped from the arms of his mother while nestled against her breast.  Packed like cargo upon strange vessels headed towards foreign land.  Made to feel only worthy of s...

When Jobs are Scarce, Who Comes First?

The Southerner

March 15, 2012

By Emma Aberle-Grasse Atlanta’s unemployment rate is resting at 10.5 percent. And while that is not the worst in the country right now, we still feel the weight of the recession on our shoulders. When thousands of adults are facing the end of their unemployment benefits this year and looking for jobs, is it fair for minors to be filling the jobs working class adults may...

The last to remember

The Southerner

March 15, 2012

BY THE SOUTHERNER EDITORIAL BOARD Second grade at Morningside Elementary School. Dr. Paille’s class. We thought it was a normal day as we sat on the alphabet rug watching “Between the Lions.” But when each of our classmates were progressively being checked out by their melancholy parents, confusion, worry and angst transcended into our elementary minds. We seniors ...

Generation lacks chivalrous behavior

Generation lacks chivalrous behavior

The Southerner

March 15, 2012

High School is a jungle; filled with young adolescent teenagers struggling to fight for scraps of popularity and dominance. It is somewhat disconcerting to see how mean peopl...

3-Day walk generates respect, appreciation

3-Day walk generates respect, appreciation

The Southerner

March 15, 2012

It began with a promise; a promise made by a sister to her older sister to free the world of breast cancer. Nancy Brinker was the little sister of Susan Komen, a victim of bre...

The Student Stance: Violence not result of school neglect

The Southerner

March 15, 2012

In light of the recent school shootings in Chardon, Ohio, Walpole, N.H. and Bremerton, Wash., it’s easy and understandable to get caught up in the “school shooting” frenzy. Many people have been under the impression that school violence is increasing because school security is decreasing. While these shootings are indeed tragic, they are not necessarily indicative of...

Classes fail students

The Southerner

March 15, 2012

BY THE SOUTHERNER EDITORIAL BOARD Why did I come? It’s a question we ask ourselves often as we sit through countless movies and fill out endless worksheets. Yes, we do have constructive classes in which we feel accomplished and productive, but rarely does a day go by when we don’t sit in a desk for an hour and a half asking ourselves why we are there. We don’t...

Danger preventable

The Southerner

March 15, 2012

BY THE SOUTHERNER EDITORIAL BOARD When news of the school shooting in Ohio reached our unsuspecting ears, we were disturbed, naturally. Hearing that 17-year-old T.J. Lane killed three of his schoolmates and injured two others sent shivers up our spines. It made us question how susceptible we are to such events here at Grady. On Feb. 27, Lane walked into his school and...

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