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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...

A staged image demonstrates the mental struggles teenagers have experienced during social isolation. Dr. Elizabeth  McCauley addresses how teenagers can cope with mental health issues during the COVID-19 quarantine.

Q&A with Professor Elizabeth McCauley on adolescent mental health

May 21, 2020

The Southerner's Kamryn Harty speaks with University of Washington's Professor Elizabeth McCauley on the status of adolescent mental health in quarantine....

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,...

An employee bags groceries at the Buford Highway Farmers Market on April 17. According to the Washington Post, at least 41 grocery store workers across the country have died due to the coronavirus and thousands more have tested positive despite protective gear, capacity restrictions and temperature checks.

Atlanta adjusts to life during COVID-19

May 4, 2020

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Atlantans have had to adjust to a new lifestyle and cityscape. Georgia has the 12th most cases by state with 24,300 case...

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...

Avalon Catering's Pastry Chef, Sitara Ward, fills up boxes with mixed greens which are to be sent out to health care workers.

Local caterers serving the community during COVID-19

April 26, 2020

While catering companies are not saving lives like health care professionals, they are determined to help fight against the pandemic in the only way they...

Real estate agents and Grady parents Lee and Darlene Gillespy take proper safety precautions when showing houses.

Grady parents work essential jobs

April 25, 2020

Essential workers are living and working on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis. Many of those still going to work amidst the chaos are Grady parents. Cindy...

Customers shop for produce while keeping their social distance at the Freedom Parkway Farmers Market.

COVID-19 forces farmers markets, customers to adapt

April 25, 2020

From afar, the Freedom Parkway Farmers Market looked like a typical farmers market, with white tents and fresh produce on display. However, something was...

Sisters and Grady alumni, Chloe and Leah Smith (left to right) formed internationally recognized band, Rising Appalachia. Their music style blends folk and hip-hop, inspired by traditional Appalachian music and their childhood growing up in Atlanta. They have used their music as a platform for advocacy and social justice and have started movements such as the Slow Music Movement and #IamResilient.

Grady alumni form band, Rising Appalachia, inspired by their childhood and social justice

April 16, 2020

“What are we going to do with the wickeds of the world? Make magic.”  This is a lyric written by sisters and Grady alumni, Leah (stage name Leah ...

Sophomore Sophie Markovic and junior Keontae Gui prepare their speech on voter suppression.

Moot Court provides students with important life skills

April 2, 2020

The challenge of thinking through complex legal cases fascinates senior Mehki Etienne. In his freshman year, Grady ended its law pathway. Social studies...

Even college campuses' such as Emory University are left empty in the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic sweeping the country.

Consequences of the pandemic

March 27, 2020

What once seemed like a distant problem has now reached Atlanta’s front door. COVID-19 has made its way from foreign countries into the heart of Atl...

Freshman Sam Prausnitz-Weinbaum seeks help on an AP Human Geograpy assignment from former journalism teacher Riki Bolster at the writing center. The center is open Mondays and Wednesdays after school and Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment.

Writing center provides additional opportunities for students to improve writing

March 25, 2020

Writing is a fundamental skill in all fields. From college applications and resumes, to research papers and emails, students use writing techniques daily. The...

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