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Quill and Scroll, 2018 Writing, Photo & Multimedia Contest

Quill and Scroll, 2018 Writing, Photo & Multimedia Contest

April 9, 2018


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Quill and Scroll, an organization that honors the best work done by student journalists around the world, released the list of winners for the 2018 award cycle. Among them, many Southerner staff members were named national winners. Charlotte Spears (sophomore) was declared a national winner in the...

Henry Grady III continues great-great-grandfather’s legacy

Henry Grady III continues great-great-grandfather’s legacy

Katie Wood, Author

March 29, 2018


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In 1947, Atlanta Public Schools opened one of its first co-ed schools, Henry W. Grady High School, which was the renaming of the old Boys High School, to honor of one of the most influential people in the South, Henry W. Grady. Boys High School was founded in the early stages of reconstruction after th...

The Other Side of Illness

The Other Side of Illness

Kiki Soto, Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under LIFESTYLE, Personality Profiles

Sitting at a desk at Grady High School, her mind wandered off into… 3, 7, 7, 3, 3, 3, 7, 7. Again. 3, 7, 7, 3, 3, 3, 7, 7. Again. 3, 7, 7, 3, 3, 3, 7, 7. Maggie recited her favorite numbers over and over again to herself.  “I was diagnosed at 12, around the same time people realized I had to wipe away the...

Okeh, a patient and disciplined presence in science department

Okeh, a patient and disciplined presence in science department

February 8, 2018


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Lili Chalfant and Aidan Downey The new teacher is already extremely involved in the school’s science department, as he teaches almost every science-related class. Mr. Godwin Okeh teaches biology, physics, environmental science and anatomy. He teaches alone and co-teaches with Mr. Nikolai Curtis, ...

HQ trivia app grows in popularity among students, faculty

HQ trivia app grows in popularity among students, faculty

Morgan Watkins

January 31, 2018


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Students sit in their fourth period classes, waiting for the day to end. One student impatiently taps his feet on the floor, unconsciously making a beat; another gnaws on her pencil, leaving saliva and bite marks on her writing utensil. The clock reads 2:59 p.m.. The kid tapping his feet increases the speed...

Senior Avery Welty-Green spends afternoons in the air

Senior Avery Welty-Green spends afternoons in the air

Anya Lomsadze, Managing Editor of News

January 22, 2018


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Senior Avery Welty-Green spends her time after school in the air — literally. While most Grady students head up to debate practice on the C-300 hall or cross country at Piedmont Park, Welty-Green chooses to go 10 feet off the ground. Her favorite hobby is doing silk aerial, a form of acrobatics. ...

Custodian Walton splits time between Grady and philanthropy

Custodian Walton splits time between Grady and philanthropy

Max Nevins

January 22, 2018


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Changing the ceiling tiles, installing new light bulbs and cleaning up spills are not always jobs acknowledged by students and staff at Grady. These tasks are only a few of the custodial staffs’ responsibilities. For Quintez Walton, or “Mr. Q”, who has been a custodian at Grady for over a year, knowi...

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


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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 mathematics career

Hunter travels from Jamaica to pursue a mathematics career

Morgan Watkins

January 15, 2018


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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...

Homeless students face setbacks, staff shows support

Homeless students face setbacks, staff shows support

Max Nevins

December 18, 2017


Filed under LIFESTYLE, Student Life

Walking around the hallways of Grady, it is not unusual to see some groups of students wearing varsity football gear, textbooks in tow, and others speaking to each other in different languages. The students that travel through Grady’s halls are renowned for their individuality, each one noticeable in their ow...

Feminine products kept hidden

Feminine products kept hidden

Anya Lomsadze, Managing Editor of News

December 18, 2017


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The text comes 15 minutes before the end of first period. Senior Nina Hannaford has to meet a friend next to some lockers on the E100 hall to deliver the product. When Hannaford gets there, her friend gives her pencil pouch and keeps watch as Hannaford transfers a small plastic bag from the botto...

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