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Parks Middle School is being renovated from this old facade to make way for the Atlanta College and Career Academy.

Atlanta College and Career Academy scheduled to open next school year

February 26, 2020

The application for the new Atlanta College and Career Academy is now closed for the 2020-21 school year. But are there enough students to attend? The...

Tech High alum Ira Giles holds a yearbook from 1942, the year he graduated, while on a tour of Grady.

Tech High remembered through alum Giles

February 21, 2020

As a student at Tech High in the early 1940s, Ira Giles took two streetcars to get to school. He went to his classes in what is now the C Wing of Grady,...

Sophomore Jade Lewis drives to the basket in the Region 6AAAAA semifinal game against Riverwood at Maynard Jackson on Feb. 6. The Knights lost 62-59. Lewis is the only member of the team to be named first team All-Region. Her sister, junior Trinity Lewis, was named second team All-Region and senior captains Jaliyah Lett and Kaitlin Palaian each received Honorable Mention.

Girls basketball makes state 5A playoffs after six-year drought, loses to Buford first round

February 20, 2020

The girls basketball team headed to the state playoffs for the first time in six years after finishing 16-11 overall and 9-5 in Region 6AAAAA during the...

Grady students and featured speakers pose after the session. 500 Women Scientists members were encouraged to write letters to representatives at a future meeting.

500 Women Scientists seek reproductive justice

February 15, 2020

Reproductive health, justice and women’s rights were at the center of a recent summit by Grady’s 500 Women Scientists club and the national organizat...

GOODIES GALORE: Grady Cares raises Backbacks, Amazon giftcards, waterbottles, Uber giftcards, underwear, and baby's play toys to be donated to students and families in need. Overall, this community organization has raised over $10,000 in goods and services.

Grady Cares provides help for students and families

February 6, 2020

Nineteen percent of Grady’s student population is in severe poverty or is homeless, according to APS Insights. A group of parents, which has now grown to around 750 members, created a community organization to help these struggling fam...

'Just Mercy' stars Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx and seeks to show viewers the fight that Harvard Law School graduate Bryan Stevenson partook in to reverse the sentences of convicts on the Alabama death row. Stevenson's fight, however, was against much more than just one corrupt law office.

‘Just Mercy’ provides accurate depiction of fight against wrong convictions

February 6, 2020

Recently, I was lucky enough to see "Just Mercy" at Midtown Art Cinemas on a school field trip. The movie follows real-life Harvard Law School graduate Br...

Classic novels have made their way onto the big screen, appealing to high schoolers in a new way.

High school kills classic novels; movies revive them

February 3, 2020

Classic novels have been ruined by high schools to the point where students just don’t want to read them anymore. Students analyze great books to the point th...

There is much controversy over whether being named after Henry Grady is appropriate for Grady High School. This debate has picked up speed with protests and petitions in favor of and opposing the change. One of the major stakeholders in this conversation are Grady alumni.

In the name of Grady

January 31, 2020

In 1923, Willis A. Sutton,  Atlanta schools superintendent, called him “the greatest man Atlanta ever produced.” That man’s name has been ...

First-year head coach and athletic director Patrick Johnson talks to his team during a timeout in the first half of the boys basketball game against Lithia Springs on Dec. 3. The Knights won 66-61, and are 10-12 overall as of Jan. 30.

Basketball program transforms with new coaching

January 30, 2020

The bench cheers and senior Michael Stevens flies down the court. He stands at the top of the arc, weighing his options, just as he remembers what his c...

In what seems to be an annual pattern, white males took the lead for Oscar nominations.

Oscar nominations predictably bad

January 30, 2020

Unsurprisingly, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences failed again to nominate a body of actors, films and crew members representative of the d...

Zhariah Mitchell applies acrylic to her client's nails. The acrylic is placed on top of the nail extensions to give the nails a longer and fuller look.

Student stylists showcase entrepreneurship skills

January 29, 2020

Girls walk the halls with fresh braids after the break. With perfectly straight parts and sleek sections, these braids look as if they were done by a ...

Hill (far right) and her troop go on regular nature trips, a quality which drew them to Boy Scouts in the first place.

Senior pushes boundaries with Boy Scout troop

January 29, 2020

What are little boys made of? Snips and snails and puppy-dogs’ tails. What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice and everything nice.  Altho...

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