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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

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

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

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

“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....

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, birthplace of President Carter, provides unique experience to travel-goers

Plains, birthplace of President Carter, 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 ...

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