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Lack of transportation prevents extracurricular participation

Lack of transportation prevents extracurricular participation

February 14, 2019

For senior Hudhaifah Bey, attending after-school activities is not always easy. A member of the robotics team, Bey frequently uses public transportation to get home from practice, a time-consuming and exhausting...

Therapy dogs ease student stress

Therapy dogs ease student stress

Selena Kleber, News Managing Editor

February 8, 2019

Filed under Front Slideshow, LIFESTYLE

A dog is a man’s best friend, providing love, support and even medical assistance. A therapy dog can help people live mentally healthier lives. Gr...

The importance of shoes

The importance of shoes

Wills Barton

February 4, 2019

Filed under Front Slideshow, LIFESTYLE

Every day of our lives the sun rises in the morning, and the birds chirp as dawn begins. People throughout their lives wake up to proceed to get on with...

Incarcerated wrongly for 23 years, Patterson makes a difference

Incarcerated wrongly for 23 years, Patterson makes a difference

February 1, 2019

Tyra Patterson was released from prison on Christmas Day 2017 after 23 years behind bars. In 1994, when Patterson, who is now an inspirational speaker...

Navigating through high school with PTSD

Navigating through high school with PTSD

January 30, 2019

It’s a pleasant winter afternoon, and Gretchen,* a junior at Grady, is walking through a shopping center with her boyfriend. He reaches out to hold her...

Principal bakes her way into hearts

Principal bakes her way into hearts

Lanier Pickren, Writer

January 30, 2019

Filed under Front Slideshow, LIFESTYLE

It’s 8:15 on a typical Monday morning in the main office. Teachers walk in and out, getting ready for the day. Students wait for tardy passes, forms an...

Lunch time at Grady: the nooks and crannies across campus

Lunch time at Grady: the nooks and crannies across campus

Ava Smith

January 25, 2019

Filed under Front Slideshow, LIFESTYLE

Everyone is checking their phones, their watches, and the ticking clock on the wall. Papers are shuffled into untidy piles, backpacks rustle, and chairs sq...

Little Middle to Big High School

Little Middle to Big High School

Frankie Soto

January 17, 2019

Filed under LIFESTYLE

So many students packed into one school can become a little overwhelming if you’re not used to it. This came as a shock to one particular group of stud...

Back to the future: students adopt 90’s culture

Back to the future: students adopt 90’s culture

January 16, 2019

Bill Clinton had just been elected President of the United States. Nirvana dominated radios and CD players. The Internet was taking off in homes across ...

Smith’s documentary gives multiracial teens recognition

Smith’s documentary gives multiracial teens recognition

Kamryn Harty, Online comment section editor

January 8, 2019

Filed under Front Slideshow, LIFESTYLE, Student Life

“What are you?” This is a phrase that many mixed-raced teens have been faced with explaining their whole lives, often having to answer this offhand, ...

AliBaba brings Turkish flavor to Little Five Points

AliBaba brings Turkish flavor to Little Five Points

January 8, 2019

The feeling of home welcomes anyone who walks through AliBaba’s doors whether someone is seeking shelter from rain or picking up food. The restaurant...

Cousins adjust to American high school life

Cousins adjust to American high school life

December 19, 2018

Most people don’t think twice about seeing somebody cross their legs. However, for people outside of the U.S., this can come as quite a culture shock....

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