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Vandalism, known around campus as tagging has covered bathroom stalls across campus as administration tries to tackle this issue.

Administration addresses increased vandalism and property destruction

January 28, 2020

Spray paint saturates gray cinder block walls and doors hang off their hinges.  The administration has become concerned over an increase in vand...

At least 207,459 minors were legally married in the U.S. between 2000 and 2015. Eighty-seven percent of these minors were girls, and 86 percent of the minors married an adult.

It’s time to talk about child marriage in the U.S.

January 23, 2020

Child marriage. It sounds like an oxymoron, two words that are not meant to go together. However, for millions of girls around the world, these words a...

Home buyer Joel Summer stands in front of his new home alongside student volunteers from different high schools, including Marist and Riverwood. Habitat for Humanity has been offering high school builds for many years, and Summer’s was the first one the Grady chapter was invited to attend.

Habitat for Humanity Club raises $1,000 for high school build

January 23, 2020

The Habitat for Humanity service club raised over $1,000 this fall to support the organization’s annual high school builds.  Last year, current seniors Helen Moore and K...

Mia Wood, who is now playing college soccer, takes a free kick in a game against North Atlanta last season. Soccer tryouts started Jan. 13 for this season.

Concussions common in girls soccer

January 15, 2020

You blank out. You are on the ground. Then up again. A few moments later a corner kick is being taken, but you have no idea how the game played out to...

Little Rey's' neon sign can be spotted easily on the busy Piedmont Ave..

Little Rey’s is family-friendly and conveniently located

January 13, 2020

Little Rey Chicken Al Carbon is a new restaurant addition to the Piedmont Heights area. The big, bright space is full of customers day in and day out. “It’s...

Many U.S. citizens are made ignorant by western media to the consequences of war Iranian citizens face.

Western media exaggerated fears of war, ignores who suffers real consequences

January 13, 2020

For this generation of students, it has become easy to ignore the adverse consequences of war and regional conflict. The World War III memes that are circulating...

Sleep deprivation affects many high school students' ability to perform well in school.

Sleep-Deprived: The relationship between students’ work and rest

January 13, 2020

BEEP. BEEP. BEEP. It’s 6:30 a.m., and across Grady High School and America, students are struggling to collect themselves out of bed, and not to reach...

The 2019 varsity girls Ultimate Frisbee was 88 percent white. The dues to play were over $300.

Racial separation remains on school’s sports teams 58 years after integration

January 9, 2020

Sports should be the great equalizer. A football, a softball or a frisbee can strip kids of wealth, race and status and pull people together based sole...

Juniors Daniel Poss and Drew Bradshaw tee-up with friends to play a casual game of golf.

Golf team plays out of spotlight

January 8, 2020

At many high schools, students flock to cheer on the football or basketball team. The crowds of students bring spirit to boost the teams' morale and encourage...

Trees are lined up row by row to make selecting a tree easy for customers. The lot is also festively decorated with lights.

A seasonal tradition for 21 years, Inman Christmas tree lot gives back to community

December 20, 2019

A Christmas tree lot is a place where families are immersed in years of tradition. Going with your family to select the perfect tree is a custom all families...

Jordan Tucker's IAFC soccer team stretches at the ESPN Disney tournament two years before her hip injury. Tucker says she that during her 13 year soccer career, her coaches didn't stress the importance of stretching.

Female athletes faced with greater risk of injury

December 20, 2019

Senior Jordan Tucker played club soccer for 13 years before she broke her hip in a game during her freshman year of high school. Doctors told Tucker...

SCRAPBOOK: Above clippings and photographs from the Southerner’s archives and Principal Dr. Betsy Bockman’s records illustrate her impact on Atlanta Public Schools at Morningside Elementary, Inman Middle and Grady High. 2019 marks her third year at Grady.

Principal proves successful with high scores, equitable schools

December 18, 2019

In 2013, she led the biggest gains in student achievement of all traditional Atlanta middle schools. In the years following, she raised test score...

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