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West African and Cuban percussion inspire long-time drummer

The Southerner

May 4, 2012

BY DIANA POWERS Sophomore Jones Maynard leans intently forward on the edge of his seat, tilting his head slightly to listen for the exact rhythm he is trying to recreate from tapping his feet and patting his thighs. His intense focus makes it easy to picture the moment when he said he “first became addicted to the sound” as a child. When Maynard was 8 years old, he remembers...

From Inman to Broadway

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May 4, 2012

By Jolie Jones A tall woman flies across her classroom, her arms pounding against her chest as she stares back at a room of sixth graders. She cries out like a monkey as she points to her Promethean board. “I want you to understand the difference between a gorilla and a guerrilla,” Maggie Edson said. Edson has been teaching for 19 years and has been at Inman Middle...

Photo of the Day—April 17

Photo of the Day—April 17

April 17, 2012

RAISE THE ROOF—Sophomore Juan Montoya climbs across the ceiling at Atlanta Rocks! Indoor Climbing Gym. Montoya began pursuing rock climbing over a year ag...

African oracle: Olorunfemi next in line for throne

African oracle: Olorunfemi next in line for throne

The Southerner

March 15, 2012

By Lauren Scott David Olorunfemi could very well be a King. It began the moment the Grady science and peer leadership teacher was born. He explains...

Montero strides into healthy, exercise-filled lifestyle

Montero strides into healthy, exercise-filled lifestyle

The Southerner

March 6, 2012

BY DIANA POWERS His tennis shoes beat rhythmically across the dark pavement as Brian Montero crosses the finish line surrounded by supporters. ...

Junior Elen Pease shines in dance, fashion, modeling

The Southerner

March 6, 2012

BY LAUREN OGG Behind a velvet curtain, 1,000 people have just taken their seats. They have come to see junior Elen Pease perform; she must do well. With nerves reeling like a ball of yarn, Pease realizes the time to emerge from behind the drape is creeping up. She has a million things on her mind: her next modeling gig, her last blog post, her dance moments away. Frazzled...

‘Mayor of Adair’ says cameras see what people can’t

‘Mayor of Adair’ says cameras see what people can’t

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February 23, 2012

By Lucy Leonard A cool breeze drifted through the open studio door and carried a male’s voice into the night air. Chip Simone leaned back in his black...

Senior pursues pile of passions

Senior pursues pile of passions

February 3, 2012

By Lauren Scott Senior James Taylor ‘the third’ is adamant about a few things: one, not being mistaken for the other James Taylor. Two: having a ...

Two students awarded ‘20 Under 20’ for giving back

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February 3, 2012

By Alix Youngblood While most families set out to go shopping and ice skating, Eve Brown was at home in the kitchen cooking meals for the needy. Brown and her family have been active volunteers for the Meals on Wheels program for many years, an association dedicated to providing nutritious meals for underprivileged senior citizens. During her sophomore year, Brown became...

Victorious: Despite childhood obstacles as an orphan in Ukraine, junior triumphs

Victorious: Despite childhood obstacles as an orphan in Ukraine, junior triumphs

The Southerner

February 3, 2012

By Jolie Jones A little girl looked through the crack of a door and saw her mom injecting a small needle into her dad’s arm. Victoria Selene Dr...

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