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Grady gets out the vote

Grady students are working with different organizations and campaigns to help encourage voter turnout.

Yei Bin Andrews

October 21, 2020

Some have called 2020 the year of reckoning. Others have dubbed it the worst year in recent memory. However, for some Grady students, 2020 has been the...

‘Biketober’ encourages students and staff to hop on bikes

Junior Nora Ball rides her bike down a street. She is participating in Biketober, an event spanning the month of October, that encourages people to bike as much as possible.

Shay Bowman

October 21, 2020

Finding a safe way to get out and move can be difficult. Many options such as running in large groups, going to the gym, or playing a school sport are...

Noble Park resident tosses candy to a trick-or-treater, a method called

Halloween’s trick becomes Atlanta’s treat

October 20, 2020

Neighborhoods throughout Atlanta have new ways to celebrate Halloween this year while staying safe and socially distant. Halloween parades across the...

Teachers juggle students and kids of their own

Carter and her kids pose in front of her work space set up with their dog.

Na'kayla Middlebrooks

October 20, 2020

Teachers are finding it difficult to teach virtually at home while also caring for their own children. Viral videos on the Internet of children in the...

Sophomores (from left to right) Courtney Klein, Mia Otoski, Katie Sigal, Greta Gustafson and Tori Williams pose at Music Midtown last year. Williams is upset that the event is cancelled this year, but she’s looking forward to going next year even more.

Cancellation of fall festivals leaves many disappointed

October 13, 2020

Fall trademarks include cool weather, colorful leaves, spooky decorations and fall festivals. However, this year, one is missing: fall festivals. Because...

Senior Avery Forster holds the Horizons pose at Highland Yoga, a pose meant to open the hips and to strengthen the legs, arms, and spine.

Forster stretches for new opportunities as a yoga instructor

October 13, 2020

Senior Avery Forster discovered yoga when she was 16 as a way to relieve stress while building strength. Forster recently became a yoga teacher at Highland...

Justice Ginsburg had many famous quotes, this is one of them.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg impacts women of Grady

October 13, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg inspired many women to fight for their beliefs and defeat gender norms. The women of Grady continue to ...

First-grade teacher Kristen Guthrie has altered her teaching methods to accommodate the many changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. One difficulty she's experienced is maintaining her six-year old students attention for the entire school day.

Online learning presents barriers for Grady cluster elementary schools

October 6, 2020

Kristen Guthrie, a first-grade teacher at Mary Lin Elementary School, is used to constantly being on her feet, circling the classroom and helping students...

AP Government connects classrooms to the real world

This years AP Government classes provide students with unique connections to current events- a global pandemic and a presidential election.

Yei Bin Andrews

October 3, 2020

In the United States, the talk of a newly-discovered virus started in February. The Johns Hopkins COVID-19 map tracing the outbreaks of the virus was displayed on the smar...

A survey with 37 Grady teachers asked them the three words that best describe how they have been feeling since the start of virtual school, these were the words most repeated.

Teachers battle mental health during pandemic

October 2, 2020

The transition to virtual school  has not only challenged teachers to find a new way to effectively teach lessons to their students, but it also has...

Students with learning disabilities have to combat many mental challenges with virtual learning.

Virtual school challenges students with learning disabilities

September 24, 2020

A student sits at their desk, eyes strained from looking at her computer. While struggling to keep up with assignments learning virtually, there is an...

Students earn service hours despite the challenges presented by COVID-19

Sophomore Sally Thompson drops off the homemade cards she wrote at HOSA president Madeline Moser's house. HOSA has offered two service hour opportunities so far to help out students.

Shay Bowman

September 24, 2020

Hairnets and ladles. Nails and hammers. Trips to developing countries. That’s what getting service hours typically looks like, but COVID-19 has changed...

An upbeat website for a downtown school