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School must take steps to alleviate parking problems

School must take steps to alleviate parking problems

Sophie Rivard

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...

Music Midtown does more harm than good

Music Midtown does more harm than good

December 2, 2014

Does Music Midtown hurt or help the Grady community? BY CAROLINE CAPELOUTO On Sept. 19 and 20, the wildly popular Music Midtown festival took place in Piedmont Park, right across ...

Flight ban would not prevent outbreak

The Southerner

November 15, 2014

Should the United States ban air travel to West Africa? BY GRACE BRIDGES The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that as of Dec. 1, there were 16,899 cases of Ebola. Of those cases, 13,241 are in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In contrast, by the end of November, there were 10 reported cases of Ebola in the United States. Recently, restrictions have...

Undebatable facts reveal injustice

The Southerner

September 5, 2014

Was Michael Brown accurately portrayed in the media? BY GILBERT YOUNG Michael Brown was portrayed in the media as yet another black brute of a teen with criminal tendencies. The only question of the matter is whether or not he deserved what he got. Regardless of personal opinions on the matter, three things remain constant. One, a black teen was slain. Two, a white cop i...

Real Michael Brown not a devil or a saint

The Southerner

September 5, 2014

Has the media’s portrayal of Michael Brown been accurate? BY CHLOE CITRON On August 9th, 2014, in Ferguson, MO, police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed 18 year old Michael Brown. What followed has quite possibly been the most important media event of my generation. The ensuing chaos is both defining and changing the way race and police control is viewed in America. ...

Daily pledge would mix church and state

The Southerner

February 21, 2014

Should Grady students be required to say the Pledge of Allegiance every day at school?  BY JAMIE REED I remember at my elementary school every classroom had an American flag in the corner, and every morning at 8:15 one lucky student would be chosen to recite the words of the Pledge of Allegiance over the loud speaker as the entirety of Gulliver Academy recited the words in th...

Rising to say pledge shows unity, pride

The Southerner

February 21, 2014

Should Grady students be required to say the Pledge of Allegiance every day at school?  BY MOLLY LOOMAN Since I began Grady last year, we have never said the Pledge of Allegiance. Most students viewed this as a relief as they did not have to stand up and repeat the same paragraph they had been saying for years. I believe this relief is caused by the fact that we ha...

Young Life sucks the life out of Grady

The Southerner

November 13, 2013

Should Young Life (a religiously affiliated program) be allowed to host events on Grady's campus?  BY DECKER D'ALESIO There has been a small group of young adults walking around Grady in the past month or so. They have been holding the door open and giving us flyers in the morning. These people belong to a Christian organization called Young Life, and they have n...

Life lessons learned, no matter your faith

The Southerner

November 13, 2013

Should Young Life (a religiously affiliated program) be allowed to host events on Grady's campus?   BY EMMA KASPER The Young Life website responds to the question, “What is Young Life?” with “Young Life doesn’t start with a program. It starts with adults who are concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authenti...

Mandatory Academic Fair far from fair

The Southerner

November 13, 2013

Should participation in the Academic Fair be mandatory for high school students? BY KEEGAN HASSON 15-year-old Jack Andraka sprang to the stage of the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair to claim his $75,000 prize. He had dreamed of winning this “Olympics” of academic fairs for the entirety of his life. Andraka single-handedly produced a paper test...

Lessons gained from fair helpful for all

The Southerner

November 13, 2013

Should participation in the Academic Fair be mandatory for high school students? BY PENELOPE REALFF Doing an Academic Fair project, although dreaded by many participants due to the amount of effort required to complete one successfully, is actually one of the best things that a high school student can do to get ready for the real world, whether they are planning to go to college...

Mainstream media a bunch of twerks

The Southerner

October 11, 2013

Is the mainstream media unfairly portraying women? BY PRESTON CHOI Miley Cyrus’s butt. That is the image that comes to mind when we think of women in the news recently. Before that, we thought of the naked models in Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines music video. Very few people think about the Saudi Arabian women working to remove the driving ban placed upon them. I...

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