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Nontraditional Schools Provide Unique Education

Nontraditional Schools Provide Unique Education

December 11, 2018

While many students share the same elementary and middle school experience, coming from feeder schools such as Morningside and Mary Lin elementary schools...

‘It’s Knitting Season’: A trend hits students

‘It’s Knitting Season’: A trend hits students

December 7, 2018

It is common for teachers to have to tell their students to put their phones, earbuds or books away. It’s less common and, frankly, unprecedented fo...

Plains provides unique experience to travel-goers

Plains provides unique experience to travel-goers

December 5, 2018

Many people living in different places around the world are so focused on traveling as far away from home as possible, that they forget to experience the wonders close to home. A short break is the...

San Francisco Coffee’s vibe feels like home

San Francisco Coffee’s vibe feels like home

Maggie Opsahl

November 28, 2018

Filed under Front Slideshow, LIFESTYLE

The whir of the coffee maker. The ring of the cash register. The clicking of keyboards as students and adults alike do work. This is the environment of...

Connections to immigration shape students’ lives

Connections to immigration shape students’ lives

November 28, 2018

Americans hear about immigration all the time. It’s in the news, in politics and on television; it’s in literature and in social studies classes. ...

Morningside Farmer’s Market attracts Metro Atlanta’s organic food lovers

Morningside Farmer’s Market attracts Metro Atlanta’s organic food lovers

Stella Mackler

November 16, 2018

Filed under Front Slideshow, LIFESTYLE

At 8:00 a.m., when most of the neighborhood is still waking up, the Morningside Farmers Market is wide awake, the welcoming melody of Etsuko Tomeda’s...

AP Art students showcase work on Beltline

AP Art students showcase work on Beltline

November 15, 2018

Most students are familiar with the art lining the BeltLine, from expressive murals to metal works of skeletons to interactive and multimedia sculptures. Now ...

Living with a brother with autism: staff writer shares her story

Living with a brother with autism: staff writer shares her story

Maura O'Sullivan, Writer

November 9, 2018

Filed under Blogs

Since age three, I've been part of a large and often unnoticed group: sibs. Sibs (short for siblings) are people with brothers and sisters who have special ne...

Veterans Day Tribute: Sgt. Lloyd Grimes, Class of 1965

Veterans Day Tribute: Sgt. Lloyd Grimes, Class of 1965

Katherine Esterl

November 5, 2018

Filed under Front Slideshow, LIFESTYLE

More than 50 years ago, Class of 1965 alum Lloyd H. "Buzzy" Grimes II spent afternoons throwing baseballs in Virginia-Highland’s Brookridge Park, now Orme Park...

ESOL students persevere through adversity

ESOL students persevere through adversity

November 1, 2018

The small classroom tucked in the E100 hall goes unnoticed by most. It is half the size of a regular classroom, with only 10 desks. But the English for S...

Teachers reflect on interesting past careers

Teachers reflect on interesting past careers

October 31, 2018

Nicolai Curtis’s dream of working with animals began at a young age when he visited the Frankfurt Zoo in Germany, where his father was stationed in th...

Grand Canyon National Park awes visitors

Grand Canyon National Park awes visitors

October 26, 2018

GRAND CANYON, Az Sylvan Avark was visiting Arizona in 1977, when a friend told him he should visit the Grand Canyon. Avark took his friend’s advice,...

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