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Sophomore Jordan Taylor, No. 5, closes in on a first quarter tackle of Mays freshman running back Travis Terrell in the Knights 30-6 loss to the Raiders on Sept. 19.

Knights fall to Mays

September 20, 2020

The Mays Raiders handed the Knights their second loss of the season in a lopsided 30-6 matchup Sept. 19. In a game filled with penalties and turnover...

While youth voters are at the forefront of   at of protests and political revolutions it's time for them to bring that energy to the polls.

Youth voters need to vote for every election

September 16, 2020

It is common knowledge that young voters are the smallest portion of voters (only 46 percent showing up to the last presidential election polls), a pattern that has been reiterated from generation to generation. More often ...

The Orator staff meets in daily Zoom video calls in order to keep up with planning and creating content for the yearbook.

Yearbook reimagines itself despite obstacles

September 15, 2020

Yearbooks capture a school year’s defining moments. Snapshots of student life and traditions are compiled to create a time capsule of the year that w...

The Grady Stadium is seen empty, as sports have been disrupted due to COVID-19.

A football season without fans

September 15, 2020

Attending a football game is an incredible experience for coaches, fans, parents and players alike. The presence of the crowd, cheers from both teams...

Grady should take renaming opportunity to “distance ourselves from remembering people with buildings”

September 14, 2020

Dear Editorial Board, I write to you not in the endorsement of a particular name option, but in reprobation for renaming our school after a person. The...

The girls cross country team runs through Piedmont park to prepare for their meets to come.

Girls cross country begins despite pandemic

September 11, 2020

Many sports seasons are up in the air this fall due to Covid-19. Cross country, however, is on to compete. The girls and boys cross country teams started...

LEARNING CURVE: The APS Department of Instructional Technology hosted teacher trainings throughout the summer to prepare them for the start of virtual classes.

Teachers adapt to online classes

September 11, 2020

Photography teacher Dawn Wadsworth has spent the past 30 years teaching darkroom photography. But in the span of four weeks over the summer, Wadsworth had ...

Junior Annie Robinson works on her colorful custom masks. She had the idea to sew masks to help slow the pandemic, make money and fill up her time.

Students start businesses over Quarantine to help pass the time

September 10, 2020

For the past six months, Grady students have been cooped up inside their homes, adapting to life during the COVID-19 pandemic. While many decided to spend...

BEHIND THE SCENES: Co-hosts Bianca Weber (Left) and Chloe Huggins (Right) discuss sexism in the film industry on the third episode of their podcast

Seniors’ podcast explores social and environmental issues

September 9, 2020

With the headlines raging every day with stories about social injustice, racial inequality, and gender bias, it is hard for anyone to be immune from being...

Advocate and journalist Ida B. Wells is the right name for our school

September 2, 2020

The Henry W. Grady Renaming Committee to would recommend a name other than Grady to the Atlanta Board of Education. Therefore, community discourse has...

Panelists discuss the potential name change with moderator journalist Donna Lowry, held on Friday, August 21.

Panel shows diverse views on Grady name change

August 23, 2020

A diverse group of panelists discussed Henry W. Grady's history and issues to consider as the Atlanta school board moves later this year to rename the...

Jamie Bircoll is an incoming lawyer at Milbank LLP in New York City. As an undergraduate history major at the University of Michigan, he wrote his thesis, ‘The Shadow of that Memory which I Honor’: Politics and Identity in Henry Grady’s New South Vision, which explores the rise of Henry Grady's New South movement and the underlying racial hierarchy central to its success. He is from Atlanta, GA.

Understanding Henry Grady’s New South: Q&A with Jamie Bircoll

August 20, 2020

Jamie Bircoll is an incoming lawyer at Milbank LLP in New York City. As an undergraduate history major at the University of Michigan, he wrote his the...

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