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Nonviolent protesters marched to the Georgia State Capitol and gathered to protest police brutality on May 29, 2020 in downtown Atlanta. Some raise their fists as a symbol of solidarity.

My observations: a peaceful protest turned violent

May 30, 2020

The video of police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck is unbearable and outrageous for anyone to watch, but this incident was a tipping...

Workers scrub off graffiti from the CNN sign.

The aftermath of George Floyd-inspired riots in Downtown Atlanta

May 30, 2020

On Friday, May 29, people flooded the streets of Downtown Atlanta to protest the death of George Floyd. While the event began as a peaceful protest,...

On March 29, 2020, protestors marched from Centennial Park to the Georgia Capitol to the CNN center to nonviolently protest police brutality. Those protests later turned violent.

“We demand change immediately”: A student’s open letter to police and lawmakers

May 30, 2020

George Floyd, an innocent black man, was murdered by Derek Chauvin using an illegal and deadly restraint for eight minutes as three other officers watched...

While students and teachers are working from home, the campus is still bustling with construction and critters.

Critters and construction abound on campus during distance learning

May 18, 2020

Satire If one was to enter Grady’s campus right now, it would look a little different than normal. Grady and other schools around the globe are cur...

The youth group at Shearith Israel poses together for  picture. During this time, extracurricular activities have been moved online due to COVID-19.

Extracurricular activities persist online despite challenges

May 11, 2020

Freshman Mia Smith plays on the Grady ultimate frisbee team. She is used to running, catching and throwing the frisbee with her friends during practice. However,...

The Plaza Theatre, located in the Briarcliff Plaza Shopping Center, displays encouraging message,

COVID-19 economic crisis impacts Grady community economically

May 8, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only affected public health, it has also affected the health of the economy.  Amid shutdown orders across the country, Geo...

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10 sports movies to watch during social distancing

May 6, 2020

It’s been over 50 days since most sports ended, and boredom is starting to reach unprecedented levels. I can’t speak for everyone, but the lack of s...

Dr. Lisa Herring was announced as the sole finalist for superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools.

Birmingham superintendent Herring announced as sole finalist to lead APS

May 4, 2020

The Atlanta Board of Education announced Dr. Lisa Herring, current Birmingham superintendent, is the sole finalist to replace Dr. Meria Carstaphen. Herring, ...

LIGHT UP THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Several houses in the Morningside/Lenox area displayed luminaries to show support for healthcare workers.

Atlanta community comes together to support healthcare workers

May 4, 2020

Although the Atlanta community can’t physically come together, people across the city have come up with various ways to stay connected while support...

Yard signs encouraging people to fill out the 2020 Census have popped up in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Georgia Census groups scramble to change practices amidst COVID-19

May 1, 2020

The United States Constitution mandates that every 10 years, the government counts everybody under its jurisdiction. Since its start in 1790, the U.S. Census has...

The southerner sat down with Dr. Lisa Herring, sole finalist for APS superintendent, to discuss pertinent issues that face the district.

Q & A with sole superintendent finalist Dr. Lisa Herring

April 30, 2020

Dr. Lisa Herring, current superintendent of Birmingham City Schools, was announced on April 21 as the sole finalist for the superintendent of Atlanta Pub...

My grandfather, Michael McCullough, and I eat dinner together in Annapolis, Maryland, where he attended the United States Naval Academy. Michael died on April 18 from COVID-19.

My experience with coronavirus death

April 28, 2020

As we pulled out of the driveway of my grandparents’ home in Virginia after celebrating Christmas last December, I never would have imagined it would be...

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