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The law pathway dissolved two years ago, leaving students in the lurch when it comes to legal and justice education.

Law pathway’s elimination fosters social ignorance

August 27, 2019

My grandpa used to end a lot of conversations with “Katherine, I didn’t come here to argue.” I rarely imagined myself arguing for a living, but this summer, ...

Georgia’s ‘Heartbeat Bill’ threatens women’s health

Editorial Board

May 24, 2019

After controversial discussions over the act’s constitutionality, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed the Heartbeat Bill into law on May 7. Starting Jan. 1, the legislation bans abortions in the state after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as soon as six weeks in some pregnancies. The law will undo current standards that allow women in Georgia access to abortions up to...

Ominous E300 staircase unnerves fearful freshmen

Ominous E300 staircase unnerves fearful freshmen

May 24, 2019

Grady proposed a new schedule for the 2019-20 school year that has sent massive shockwaves through the school’s population. The proposed schedule adjustmen...

Even when students seem to be managing huge amounts of work, some struggle under the surface.

“Duck Syndrome:” Students Feel Alone in Academics

May 16, 2019

Sunlight reflects off a pond with a surface smooth as glass. A duck drifts across the water. Below the surface, its webbed feet paddle furiously, but from...

'It's not you, it's me:' a Breakup Letter to Colleges

‘It’s not you, it’s me:’ a Breakup Letter to Colleges

May 8, 2019

aura When I first saw you in my inbox, I thought we were meant to be. We met through the College Board Student Search Service™ one cool November afternoon, an...

In Atlanta, the high concentration of liberal people gives the LGBTQ community a false sense of security.

Living in an LGBTQ “liberal bubble”

May 3, 2019

Whenever I make new friends, there’s always a time when I have to come out to them as lesbian. The first time I ever did it — seventh grade — I ...

School should offer service-learning time

Editorial Board

May 3, 2019

Students are required to complete 75 hours of community service before graduation from any Atlanta Public School. However, do graduating seniors actually work in the community for 75 hours, or are they taking advantage of the relaxed requirements? Flyers from various clubs advertising charity drives for service hours are on the back of the bathroom stalls. Donating cans...

Georgia abortion bill unfair to women

Olivia Weller

May 3, 2019

Dear Editors, House Bill 481, also known as the Heartbeat Bill or the Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act, just recently passed Georgia’s House and Senate on March 29. It is currently awaiting Brian Kemp’s signature on the Governor’s desk. One of the reasons it has not been signed by Gov. Kemp is due to the Hollywood boycott of filming in Georgia if thi...

The college bribery scandal involved falsified SAT scores, providing a significant advantage to wealthy parents who paid o have scores changed.

Bribery scandal highlights flaws in college admissions

April 23, 2019

As a senior, applying to colleges this past fall was stressful, to say the least, but hearing about the college admissions scandal was just demoralizing....

The anti-vaccination movement ignores the scientifically established effectiveness of vaccines in preventing deadly illnesses.

Anti-vaccination community harmful to all

April 19, 2019

As the increasing presence of anti-vaccination groups on social media gains popularity, public schools must prioritize educating teens on the importance of vac...

Race-based affirmative action has both advantages and flaws, and it has been a hotly contested issue since the 20th century. Photo courtesy of the Brookings Institute.

Should colleges do affirmative action for racial minorities?

April 11, 2019

News section editor George Lefkowicz and comment associate managing editor Joanna Baker debate whether colleges should provide an advantage in admissions...

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