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Males suffer body image issues, too

Males suffer body image issues, too

Joanna Baker

January 16, 2018


Filed under LIFESTYLE, Student Life

In the boys’ locker room, the sound of the tardy bell is drowned out by the slamming of lockers and a deafening chatter. Boys stand shirtless, talking casually with each other. On the outside, they seem confident and proud. However, this isn’t what gym is like for freshman Jake Sanchez*. Instead...

Senior Julia Hudson celebrates Quaker faith

Senior Julia Hudson celebrates Quaker faith

Jordan Killenberg

January 16, 2018


Filed under Personality Profiles, Student Life

Religion is important to people all over the world. It involves celebrations, community, centuries-old traditions and faith. However, many youth tend to stray from faith and religion during their teen years, preferring instead to socialize with their friends or focus on academics. This is not the ...

Hunter travels from Jamaica to pursue a mathematic career

Hunter travels from Jamaica to pursue a mathematic career

Morgan Watkins

January 15, 2018


Filed under LIFESTYLE, Personality Profiles

The turquoise, Jamaican water sparkles as sunlight bounces off of the waves. Princess parrot-fish and mackerels swarm in schools as they dart through the waves. Farther from the coast, raindrops fall over trees in the rainforest. Jamaican boas slither along the forest floor while iguanas sleep in th...

Beloved by students, Mr. Smith enriches Grady

Beloved by students, Mr. Smith enriches Grady

December 18, 2017


Filed under LIFESTYLE

By Jack Hudson and Caleb Weinstock Most substitutes don’t get the type of responses that this one does. Students flock to him to say “hello” or to ask him to tell one of his renowned riddles. His warming smile and his upbeat mindset fills the hallways with energy. Anthony Smith has been teaching...

Student stands up to broken bathrooms with a drill

Student stands up to broken bathrooms with a drill

Charlotte Spears

December 11, 2017


Filed under LIFESTYLE, Student Life

By Charlotte Spears With a few twists of a drill, sophomore Bradley Colburn-Stanger created something no Grady student could’ve imagined: a restroom full of doors that locked. This September, during a rehearsal for Grady’s fall play, Almost, Maine, Colburn-Stanger took a drill from the scene shop an...

New winter break schedule creates confusion, student discontent

New winter break schedule creates confusion, student discontent

Ellen Winer

November 29, 2017


Filed under LIFESTYLE

Hot chocolate, twinkling lights and family traditions: this is probably what most people imagine when they think of preparing for the winter holiday season. But for many students, the reality is far different. Atlanta Public Schools lets out for Winter Break on Friday, Dec. 22, which is only three days...

Students embrace vegan diets

Students embrace vegan diets

Kaitlin Palaian

November 27, 2017


Filed under LIFESTYLE, Student Life

Many Grady students have recently embraced veganism. Meat, fish, eggs, dairy products and any foods obtained from animals all are excluded in a vegan diet. “There are three main reasons why most people choose to go vegan: health, animals and environment,” sophomore Haley Henderson said. Henderson...

Markovic masters real-world photo skills

Markovic masters real-world photo skills

Parker Killenberg

November 21, 2017


Filed under LIFESTYLE, Personality Profiles

The annual Atlanta Celebrates Photography had its open exhibition in October, and Creative Loafing awarded exemplary photographers shown in the exhibit. Senior Jackson Markovic won the Teen High School Second Place award. Markovic has been an active participant of Grady’s photography program since ...

Quiz Bowl Team buzzes first at initial tournament

Quiz Bowl Team buzzes first at initial tournament

Katie Earles, Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2017


Filed under LIFESTYLE

Quiz Bowl is a quiz-based sport that tests players on a wide variety of academic subjects. In the past two months, the new Grady Quiz Bowl team has answered questions covering current events, literature, chemistry, sports, pop singers and more. The team meets three times a week to prepare for upcoming tourna...

Rap music limits variety at dances

Rap music limits variety at dances

Rachel Hasson

November 6, 2017


Filed under Homecoming, LIFESTYLE, Student Life

For years, Grady’s April prom was the anticipated dance to attend. Not many people went to the homecoming dance, nor was it seen as a big deal. However, starting in October of 2015, the homecoming dance saw an attendance increase, as the graduating senior class advertised the dance and encouraged underclassmen...

SGA President Burras starts nonprofit organization

SGA President Burras starts nonprofit organization

Max Nevins

November 6, 2017


Filed under LIFESTYLE, Student Life

All around Grady, Aaron Burras can be seen at the center of pep rallies, interacting with the student body or taking photos for Grady News Now. As Executive President for Student Government Association (SGA) and Mr. Grady for the Homecoming Royal Court, he is distinguished by his social and outgoing...

The Day of the Dead is a living tradition

The Day of the Dead is a living tradition

Morgan Watkins, Writer

November 4, 2017


Filed under LIFESTYLE

The streets are lined with color and masks. People with skeleton-painted faces and brightly colored clothing march about as music plays in the background. When the sun sets, these flamboyantly-dressed citizens carry food, drinks, pictures and small trinkets as they make their way to the final resting ...

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