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Senior fees prove too steep for students

Nafez Zohbi, Photo Editor

November 8, 2017

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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 ...

Tracking students eases teachers’ burden while hurting students

Maura O'Sullivan, Writer

October 29, 2017

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By Maura O'Sullivan Comment Over the years, the Grady cluster has advocated for separation of gifted, on-level, and remedial courses, a practice which increases racial, socioeconomic, and academic achievement gaps. While it l...

Time to end Grady students’ self-segregation

Jaeden Davis, Writer

October 29, 2017

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By Jaeden Davis Comment Students create self-segregation among themselves. This has been a growing topic at Grady and seems to be getting worse. During Grady’s three lunch periods, Caucasian students mostly sit outside in t...

Freshmen should have opportunity to take more AP classes

George Lefkowicz, Writer

October 29, 2017

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By George Lefkowicz Comment At the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year, Grady to offer AP Human Geography as a class that 9th graders could take. That was the first time an AP class had been offered to freshmen. Wi...

Weekly advisement wastes time on irrelevant skills

Lauren Silcock, Writer

October 29, 2017

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By Lauren Silcock Comment Every Wednesday, after their first period class, Grady students settle into their assigned classrooms for an hour of "Advisement." This class is intended to assist students in their everyday school ...

Teaching LGBT+ history would benefit all

Joanna Baker, Writer

October 29, 2017

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By Joanna Baker Comment Historically, America’s gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBT+) community has been chronically misrepresented and underrepresented. Throughout the 20th century, their very existence was reduced to n...

Schools should bring back home economics classes

Lanier Pickren, Writer

October 29, 2017

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By Lanier Pickren Comment When we think of the term Home Economics, most likely an image of young women cooking over stove tops in an artificial kitchen comes to mind. However, Home Ec. is more than just a cooking class. ...

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