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While some new student ID policies keep students safe, others simply inconvenience them.

Implementation of new student ID policies cause complications

December 4, 2019

When students get school IDs every year, they tend to toss them into backpacks and forget about them. This year, though, the IDs have more applications...

Senior Bram Mansbach (left) races Eli Hoffenfeld of Riverwood (right) to a 5th place finish and All-State honors in the Class 5A state cross country meet on Nov. 1 in Carrollton. Grady's boys cross country team finished 3rd overall.

Cross country, athletics bring growth, teach life lessons

November 19, 2019

My first day of high school did not start in August much like everyone else’s. My first day started June 1st. We met at the Candler Park pool around...

The National Society of High School Scholars charges students a $75 membership fee but provides few benefits.

Scholar society NSHSS provides students no real benefits

November 18, 2019

The National Society of High School Scholars is a scam. There are 76 complaints alone on Better Business Bureau calling out the organization NSHSS. NSHSS is a for-profit organization that established in 2002. T...

STACK THEM UP: Grady literature curriculum currently leaves most diverse books for supplemental reading while the required curriculum remains largely untouched.

Representation long overdue in Grady literature curriculum

October 31, 2019

Reading has been important to education throughout history. Books transport students to places and times, real and imagined, as well as teach students how t...

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...

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...

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...

The stresses of high school compared to those of middle school can worsen depression in students, particularly freshmen.

Dealing with depression as a freshman

December 5, 2018

Being a freshman, high school is a whole new world than the one I was used to a year ago. Heartbreak, stress, depression and pain are things that no one...

Cartoon by Yoanna Shushkova

School must take steps to alleviate parking problems

April 21, 2018

Every morning I am faced with the same question as I drive down 10th Street: should I park my car in the main lot or brave the dirt lot? A pro-con list...

Student athletes shouldn’t get their hopes up

Joanna Baker, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018

Many student athletes enjoy the thrill of winning a soccer game against a long-time rival, or the strong friendships they develop with their team through months of basketball. But imagine a young child coming home after a football game. Time and time again, he has been told that he’s “destined” for the NFL. With encouragement from teammates, coaches, friends, and family,...

School security needs updates to repair holes

Alex Durham, Comment Assistant Managing Editor

December 23, 2017

It’s no secret that security at Grady is less than adequate. This is apparent not only through the incidents involving discharged firearms or lockdowns because of threatening personnel on campus, but also by the arbitrary security the school now has. Security is mostly limited to teachers checking bags when students walk in through the metal detectors in the morning. But...

Senior fees prove too steep for students

Nafez Zohbi, Photo Editor

November 8, 2017

Seniors are forced to pay dues that go to the overall graduation experience. However, some students cannot afford the fees and other expenses of senior year. This is denying students the well-deserved graduation experience solely based on financial status. Students pay $195 for senior dues, $65-plus for college application fees, $45-$60 for the SAT, $29-$43 for the ACT, abou...

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