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Creative ways of filling in potholes inspired others to take action

Creative ways of filling in potholes inspired others to take action

October 15, 2019

Driving down DeKalb Avenue, cars swerve in and out of their lanes, avoiding the sunken cement that plagues the road: potholes. This epidemic is one that has gotten...

Installation on Grady's new portable classrooms has started on the front lawn.

Front lawn construction faces opposition from community

October 10, 2019

An open letter to Grady students (especially those who drive to school): A former Emory University president told me once that the biggest problem he...

Flipped classroom model turns the traditional classroom dynamics upside down.

Flipped classroom model puts students at a disadvantage

October 6, 2019

The flipped classroom model disadvantages students. While some teachers may claim the flipped classroom is an effective method, the model hurts student...

A Naruto-running middle schooler is pictured with a Starbucks cup and some frozen yogurt.

Middle schoolers invade Grady area

September 25, 2019

Satire Many Grady students enjoy going to local businesses after school to unwind, relax, and most importantly, eat. But lately, some students’ f...

After completion, the 10th street parking lot will be reopened as a fully paved lot.

Should plans for new parking lot on main lawn proceed?

September 25, 2019

Construction to renovate Grady is scheduled to begin in January 2020, and the renovation plans include a new classroom building, changes to the facade,...

APS Superintendent, Dr. Meria Carstarphen, led a meeting on the proposed rezoning of approximately 100 students from the Grady cluster to the North Atlanta cluster to alleviate overcrowding at Morningside Elementary on Tuesday Nov. 28.

Carstarphen dismissal surprises, remains vague

September 18, 2019

The Atlanta Board of Education’s decision not to extend Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen’s contract came as a surprise to many in the Grady com...

Security concerns surface after student brings gun

Editorial Board

September 18, 2019

A student brought a gun to school on Sept. 5, the second occurrence since 2013, raising concerns about security. The school identified the student after he arrived on a late bus according to an administrator. A student’s tip motivated administration to search the accused’s backpack, but otherwise the student may have carried the gun into school undetected. When stud...

Letter to the Editor: Hats should be allowed in the dress code

Nicolas Kamel, Junior

September 18, 2019

Dear Editors, An administrator confiscated my hat. I was overcome with a mania that made me want to express the incomprehensibility of the rule. First, Atlanta Public Schools policy outlines seven “school dress code requirements.” To paraphrase, they are: 1. Dress cannot pose health or safety hazards. 2. Dress must be modest and of appropriate length and size. 3. Dr...

The Imposter Syndrome,

Imposter Syndrome alters perspectives, self-confidence in women

August 28, 2019

Audible sighs murmur through the room as quizzes are passed back down the rows of apathetic students. “I only did well because of the curve,” says t...

Construction plans should proceed, despite opposition to proposed parking lot

Abby Peters

August 28, 2019

Despite opposing forces from the surrounding community, Grady should proceed with its construction plans for a new parking lot along Charles Allen Drive.  Construction on Grady’s expanded campus is set to begin winter 2020 while students are home on holiday break. Upon returning to Grady, parking will be limited, due to the closure of the dirt lot for construction. ...

After completion, the 10th street parking lot will be reopened as a fully paved lot.

Front lawn should not have parking lot

August 27, 2019

Atlanta Public Schools’ plans for expanding Grady’s campus are the controversial conversation topic of students, staff and parents. Some believe th...

Politicians wishing to argue rather than listen have lead to detrimental consequences at the expense of American citizens.

Societal issues play a role in the gun control debate

August 27, 2019

Guns have been embedded in the culture and society of America since the founding of the United States. They are enshrined in our Bill of Rights. No one c...

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