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Dr. Bombay's tea house in Candler Park displays pictures of women who graduated college with the help of the Learning Tea, a project the tea house helps fund.

Dr. Bombay’s funds education in India

November 7, 2019

Residents of Candler Park know where to go for a peaceful sanctuary. Amidst the bustling life of Atlantans, there is a haven of tea, ice cream and sweet...

The rainbow crosswalk at the corner of 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue was painted in 2017 in honor of the 49 victims of the Pulse night club shooting in Orlando, FL.

Rainbow crosswalk’s a source of pride at Midtown intersection

November 4, 2019

The spirit of the block fills the area. From fine dining and relaxing nail spas during the week to the upbeat energy and lively music on the weekends,...

Junior Kristen Hart sports a

Students voice concerns over anti-abortion bills

November 4, 2019

Senior Nadia McGlynn believes the government does not have the right to regulate a woman’s body. “The decision to have a baby should be the mother’s,...

Students at the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals after hearing Joseph Bell Jr. argue to get the grand jury records from the Moore's Ford lynchings. The lynchings occurred in 1946, and no one was charged for them.

Students support attorney’s efforts to get release of 73-year old mass lynching records

October 30, 2019

Students from several Grady organizations, including the Black Student Union and Moot Court team, visited U.S. Circuit Court in support of an attorney...

Isiah Ramsby and Gabrielle Merit, co-leaders of the GSA, hug as the parade marches on behind them.

Gay-Straight Alliance marches in Atlanta Pride Parade

October 29, 2019

Gay-Straight Alliance members helped represent Atlanta Pubic Schools in the this year's Atlanta Pride Festival, and marching alongside more than 320 other g...

Visitors exit Mammoth Cave, after being led on a two and a half hour Extended Historic Cave tour. The tours are the only way to visit inside the cave.

Explore the best parks in the Southeast

October 28, 2019

When searching for natural beauty in the United States, the South isn’t the place people first look. The Rocky Mountains of the west, glaciers of Alaska...

#Here to stay: This mural at the Latin American Association is a design by Yehimi Cambron, an Atlanta based artist and DACA advocate. Cambron uses her platform to promote immigrant rights.

Grady teacher helps immigrants obtain citizenship

October 22, 2019

Every year, over a million immigrants come to the United States with hopeful eyes and packed bags in search of the American Dream. However, there’s one m...

“[The festival] is a collection of people and there’s something here for everyone. It brings in a lot of attention,” Grady sophomore Teddy Suazo said.

Candler Park Fall Fest brings neighborhood community together

October 10, 2019

The annual Candler Park Fall Fest, one of Atlanta’s premier festivals, has become an essential tradition in the neighborhood, especially for the Grady commun...

The Women in Transportation club takes a photo by drone at a meeting with female drone pilots.

Girls’ enrollment in STEM classes lags, despite gains

October 8, 2019

For junior Kiala Blackman, one of the most striking things about the first day of school was walking into her computer science class and seeing how fe...

Richards Variety Store is home to rare toys and other hard to find collectables. The projected renovation of the Midtown Promenade shopping center does not include Richards due to an increase in the store’s rent by a new developer.

Richards Variety Store forced to close after 11 years

October 3, 2019

The eclectic neighborhood toy mart, Richards Variety Store, is being driven out of the Midtown Promenade shopping center as the cost to remain is too high, ...

Junior  Maggie Watkins struggles with anxiety and balancing the demands of high school.

Learning disabilities present challenges for some students

October 3, 2019

Imagine having a constant stream of random thoughts flipping through your head. At a given moment, you could be thinking about three separate things at...

Junior Jeremiah Scott, who practices the African religion Ifa, wears his eleke beads around his neck which give him protection. Scott's beads mean life, protection, and his god, Oshun.

African religion, Ifa, embraced by some Grady students

October 1, 2019

Junior Jeremiah Scott wakes up in the morning, takes a shower, then prays to Oshun and Eleggua. He puts on his elekes, sacred beads that he wears arou...

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