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School plans to build statue of Cookout milkshake

Lauren Van Atta and Lauren Van Atta

April 13, 2018

Satire Plans were announced last week to construct a new statue on the main Grady lawn on Charles Allen Drive. It came to the attention of the school administration that the grove has become somewhat of an eyesore for all pedestrians, with just the well-known pencil statue standing by its lonesome. Many ideas circulated, and after many sleepless nights and several focus groups, the st...

Grady must offer more practical classes

James Bryan, Comment Managing Editor

April 11, 2018

Although Grady may prepare many of us well for getting into college, our school does not offer nearly enough classes more relevant to the real world. In my junior year, I took the Gifted Mentorship class with Mr. Andrew Nichols, the Grady gifted coordinator. In my time at Grady, this class, by far, taught me the most about how the real world works. In the first semeste...

Students should be able to leave school after standardized tests

Josh Wolfe

April 11, 2018

Many students leave long and important tests with their heads fried, not wanting to do anymore work that day. There is a simple solution to this testing issue: let students leave school early after taking any final or standardized test. On March 7, juniors had the opportunity to take the SAT for free. The test began at 9:00 and ended at 1:00. After this students were ins...

Practical classes better prepare students for real world

James Bryan

April 6, 2018

Although Grady may prepare many of us well for getting into college, our school does not offer nearly enough classes more relevant to the real world. In my junior year, I took the Gifted Mentorship class with Andrew Nichols, the Grady gifted coordinator. In my time at Grady, this class, by far, taught me the most about how the real world works. In the first semester, we di...

Southerner reporting flaws affect content

Gaby Paez, Assistant Managing Editor Online/Social Media

March 29, 2018

nFor the last issue of the Southerner, I pitched an article on the art of skateboarding and what little credit it gets for being such a difficult skill to master. I was eager to write this story because skating has become somewhat of a subculture, especially in urban areas like Atlanta. Grady has a fairly large group of skaters, but they’re rarely acknowledged. As on...

Grady must encourage sick students and staff to stay home during flu season

Caleb Weinstock

March 21, 2018

These last few weeks have been a little weird. So many people in the Grady community have missed school that Principal Dr. Betsy Bockman felt the need to make an announcement asking students to be nice to all the subs. This is probably one of the few times Bockman isn’t worrying about students skipping. The Grady population has been severely affected with so many stu...

Fluency not expected in world language classes

the World Language Teachers of Grady High School

March 15, 2018

Dear Editors, We were disconcerted to see the startlingly negative title of Katie Earles’ article on the efficacy of the language classes at Grady. We feel an obligation to remind readers and writers of the Southerner that fluency in a language is not something that is acquired easily. The proficiency standards published by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language...

Georgia dropout age must be raised

Anya Lomadze

March 14, 2018

At age 16, students are not allowed to vote, get tattoos, buy alcohol or get a credit card. But there is one life shaping decision high school sophomores and juniors are allowed to make: whether or not to dropout of school. Georgia is not alone in having a low legal dropout age of 16, but many other states have raised their dropout age to 17 or 18 years old, including Georgia...

STEM education community lacks female influence

Olivia Podber

March 1, 2018

By Olivia Podber I attended an all-girls computer science program two summers ago. The reason behind the “no boys allowed rule” was simple: the organization believed girls exceeded when around only girls. When signing up for the camp, I was drawn to that idea; I had never been in a solely female academic environment but was open to experiencing it. On the first day, the t...

Grady community must remain strong after tragedy

February 12, 2018

The Grady community was heavily impacted by the loss of fellow student, teammate and friend Theo Weimar. Though his death was unspeakably tragic, the school’s response demonstrated the immense strength of our community. We must continue to support one another and educate ourselves on mental illness.  Most students found out about the loss of Theo through Dr. Betsy Bockman’s ...

Student should be able to get food off campus

February 12, 2018

Principal Dr. Betsy Bockman sounded onto the announcements on Feb. 1 to inform the student body that the administration plans to build a fence around ...

Students should not be able to leave for lunch

February 12, 2018

I love a good Cookout milkshake as much as the next guy, but leaving school to go get it is where I draw the line. Leaving campus to get food during scho...

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