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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,...

Work-based learning gives students experience

Work-based learning gives students experience

Margot McLaughlin

October 25, 2018

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Work-based learning, a program giving senior students who have completed a pathway the opportunity to leave school before 4th period to work a job or int...

Words and quotes around Grady enliven environment

Words and quotes around Grady enliven environment

October 21, 2018

The bell rings. Students shuffle through the crowded halls from class to class, keeping their heads down.  They may not notice the quotes at first glan...

A day in the life: senior Cameron Tillery

A day in the life: senior Cameron Tillery

October 17, 2018

Grady is filled with many students, all varying in age and stage of life. The Southerner followed around senior Cameron Tillery throughout a normal day...

Genetic tests reveal students’ DNA information

Genetic tests reveal students’ DNA information

October 15, 2018

Less than 20 years ago, the human genome was fully sequenced for the first time in history. Now, in 2018, scientists have made so much progress in the f...

Life as a twin: Palaian’s inside perspective

Life as a twin: Palaian’s inside perspective

October 14, 2018

I wake up and he is there. I go to school and he is there, I get home he is there. 24/7 has never had a more literal meaning than when it comes to being a twin. Don’t get me wrong; I love my brother Jack. Our two opposite personalities complement each other, but having to see one person every day can be ha...

Life as a twin: Tischer’s inside perspective

Life as a twin: Tischer’s inside perspective

October 14, 2018

“Who’s older?” is the first thing people ask when they find out Alex and I are twins. I always say I’m a minute older, and then Alex proceeds to say, “it’s because I kicked her out of the womb to make sure it was safe to come out.” Having a twin certainly has its ups and downs, but it means I h...

High school freshmen’s expectations surpass realities

October 10, 2018

Every year, hundreds of incoming freshman flood the halls of Grady. These students will have their schedule permanently plastered on their lock screens...

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