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School united in celebrating Black History Month

School united in celebrating Black History Month

Jordan Killenberg

March 26, 2018


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By Jordan Killenberg February marked Black History Month, and Grady student leaders showed dedication in celebrating and educating the school about African American history. To celebrate Black History Month, the Grady Student Government Association (SGA) and the Royal Court organized a program to hi...

Atlanta embraces sustainability efforts with growth

Atlanta embraces sustainability efforts with growth

Chandler Morris

March 26, 2018


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By Chandler Morris As Atlanta’s economy continues to boom, it attracts more attention and residents into the city. According to the Atlanta Regional Commission, Atlanta welcomed over 78,000 new residents and added jobs at a rate of 3.3 percent between 2016 and 2017. However, along with economi...

Students walk out on lack of gun control

Students walk out on lack of gun control

March 22, 2018


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By Olivia Podber The athletic field, normally populated during sports games and gym class, is quiet during the school day. But on March 14, around 10 a.m., over 1,000 Grady students amassed onto the track, erupting into choruses of “Hey ho, gun violence has got to go” and chants of “We demand cha...

Education Q&A with Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

Education Q&A with Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

Sophie Rivard

March 1, 2018


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 Newly elected Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms opens up about her plans for education, and how these will impact the Grady community. Mayor Bottoms emphasized the importance of education throughout the course of her mayoral campaign, and as she begins her term Atlanta  mayor, she hopes to revitalize Atlanta...

Westside Bellwood Quarry to become next Atlanta park

Westside Bellwood Quarry to become next Atlanta park

Caleb Weinstock

February 6, 2018


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By Caleb Weinstock Plans are in progress for the Bellwood Quarry in West Atlanta to convert into a fully functioning and expansive park. The Department for Parks and Recreation of Atlanta announced that the beginning phase of the new park will be open to the public within two years. The first phase...

New football coach sets expectations for team

New football coach sets expectations for team

Charlie Toole, Sports Section Editor

January 29, 2018


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By Charlie Toole With the hiring of new head football coach Kevin Clark, Grady’s football staff has taken shape. Clark has named Shannon Williams offensive coordinator and Richard Reed defensive coordinator. Williams is a former Grady assistant coach under former coach Ronnie Millen. “R...

Weather cancellations lead to school day extension

Weather cancellations lead to school day extension

Sophie Rivard

January 29, 2018


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From hurricanes to snow storms, the 2017-18 school year's inclement weather incidents led to seven full-school day cancellations. Due to the amount of missed classroom time, Atlanta Public Schools is extending the school day by 30 minutes until Mar. 30. The district settled on the makeup schedule...

Student balances academia and athletics

Student balances academia and athletics

Henry Smalley, staff

January 22, 2018


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James Dusenbury, or as his friends call him, “Jimmy” is the epitome of a hard working student athlete. He is the member of both a nationally ranked high school sports team and the National Honors Society at Grady High School. The Grady Ultimate frisbee team finished their 2016 campaign as the #3 ran...

School district ‘lands’ a great deal from the mayor

School district ‘lands’ a great deal from the mayor

Selena Kleber

January 17, 2018


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Newly elected mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms, transferred deeds for 50 properties from the City of Atlanta to Atlanta Public Schools on Tuesday, Jan. 16. This decision allows Superintendent, Dr. Meria Carstarphen, leeway in how she will control these properties in benefitting APS, whether it be through deve...

Boys volleyball team makes history

Boys volleyball team makes history

Dana Richie

January 16, 2018


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By Dana Richie The sound of a volleyball slamming into the linoleum floor echoes through the old gym. A serve arcs over the net, the receiving team scrambles to get to the ball.  Each player works hard, diving onto the ground and extending themselves past what is humanly possible to keep the ball in pl...

Swim team reloads under new coach

Swim team reloads under new coach

Zoe Madlem

December 13, 2017


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By Zoe Madlem New coaches, new mindset and new strategies help define this season’s swim team. The departure of  former head coach, John Rives, has left a vacant spot on the staff where coach Adrienne Wesley stepped in. Wesley works in the Special Education department and has had previous coaching e...

Athletes frustrated with lack of field space

Athletes frustrated with lack of field space

Tyler Jones

December 13, 2017


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By Tyler Jones Overcrowded practice space is one of the biggest obstacles to spring sports teams at Grady and often interferes with much of the training for their seasons. “It’s frustrating because we don’t have enough space for the teams, and we are not able to practice as long as we would like,...

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