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Taylor concert Swiftly merges old and new

Taylor concert Swiftly merges old and new

Margot McLaughlin

August 14, 2018


Filed under A&E, Front Slideshow, LIFESTYLE, Music Review

Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” world tour came to Mercedes Benz Stadium Aug. 10-11, filling tens of thousands of seats with screaming teens, parents with young children and the occasional boyfriend. The show hit the middle of Swift’s stadium tour, which began in May and wraps up in November. ...

Locker use at Grady higher than students perceive

Locker use at Grady higher than students perceive

Margot McLaughlin

May 21, 2018


Filed under LIFESTYLE

Students at Grady are not required to have a locker. In fact, many decide not pay the $5 and instead carry their things in their backpack. Although some students wonder why the lockers are present in the first place, others believe that the load of heavy textbooks and binders call for their use A...

Herrera inducted into National Debate Hall of Fame

Herrera inducted into National Debate Hall of Fame

Chandler Morris and Nafez Zohbi

May 20, 2018


Filed under LIFESTYLE, NEWS, Personality Profiles

When Mario Lorenzo Herrera envisioned his future, he never ‘in a million years’ would have seen himself teaching at a high school. However, since 2005, he has been an integral part of Grady where he also coaches speech and debate. His impact has not only been felt at Grady, but throughout the coun...

Ellerton pushes students, athletes to work hard

Ellerton pushes students, athletes to work hard

Max Nevins

May 5, 2018


Filed under LIFESTYLE, Personality Profiles

Hard work and discipline were something Grady’s journalism teacher and track coach Del Ellerton learned at an early age. “I grew up initially in Mississippi,” Ellerton said. “We really didn’t have anything. I stayed with my grandparents up until I was third grade. My granddad basically work...

Big Choice: Choosing a college roommate

Big Choice: Choosing a college roommate

Katie Earles

May 2, 2018


Filed under LIFESTYLE

By Katie Earles On May 1, the 301 Grady seniors gave a collective sigh of relief. Gone are the days of writing 500 word personal essays, counting community service hours and fretting about extracurriculars. College decisions have been made, and all there is left to do is shop for dorm decor and, in some...

Paying for college: A ‘How To’ scholarship guide for rising seniors

Paying for college: A ‘How To’ scholarship guide for rising seniors

Olivia Podber

May 1, 2018


Filed under LIFESTYLE

How to find scholarships: Finding scholarships to alleviate the overwhelming price of college can seem daunting. We have all heard the pledges from guidance counselors about the abundance of elusive scholarships out there for left-handed people, for those with blue eyes, for people who have a knack...

Mentorship class teaches students valuable life lessons

Mentorship class teaches students valuable life lessons

Anna Tischer, Managing Online Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under LIFESTYLE

The nine-student Gifted Mentorship class just completed its second-semester internships  throughout Atlanta. Calculus teacher and gifted program coordinator Andrew Nichols teaches the class, which started in 2015.    With an average of five to 12 students, and a maximum of 15 students, the first...

Pope prepares students for success on AP history exam

Pope prepares students for success on AP history exam

Katie Wood

April 27, 2018


Filed under LIFESTYLE

Eleven  years ago former Grady Principal Dr. Vincent Murray hired  Lee Pope  the new AP U.S. History teacher. Ever since, the school has seen tremendous success by its students in the subject. Last year, Pope had the highest passing rate yet on the AP exam. The majority of students who chose to take t...

Wild and free: Dynamic Duo ventures into summer

Wild and free: Dynamic Duo ventures into summer

Olivia Podber

April 21, 2018


Filed under LIFESTYLE, Personal Experience, Personality Profiles, Student Life

In the the last semester of their senior year at Grady, Walden Jones and Eve Robinson, senior best friend duo, are considering their summer plans. The customary high school summer ideas — lifeguarding, internships, excess school work and traditional camp sessions — were thrown out, and the friend...

Lorde delivers memorable performance

Jordan Killenberg

April 21, 2018


Filed under LIFESTYLE

New Zealander Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, more commonly known by stage name “Lorde,” burst onto the music scene in 2013 with international hit “Royals” from her debut studio album “Pure Heroine.” Her second studio album, “Melodrama,” was released in 2017 and received a Grammy nom...

Seniors select 13th annual Marian P. Kelly Award finalists

Molly Haynes and Aneska Walrath

April 19, 2018


Filed under LIFESTYLE

The Class of 2018 is coming to the end of its high school experience, reminiscing about the past four years at Grady. The Southerner asked seniors to reflect on their high school experiences and award their most influential teacher with the 13th annual Marian P. Kelly award. The Marian P. Kelly aw...

Students experience high school with parent-teachers

Students experience high school with parent-teachers

Katie Wood

April 14, 2018


Filed under LIFESTYLE, Student Life

When many students think of teachers, the first thought typically isn’t of their parent. With the exception of a few, parents leave the academic side of their children’s education in the hands of teachers at their local schools. At Grady, this phenomenon of students attending the school their parent wor...

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