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Distracting smartphones dominate classrooms

Distracting smartphones dominate classrooms

August 22, 2018

Before the bell rings for second period, junior Emily Schulz slides her phone into the pocket of a repurposed shoe hanger in her English class. As other ...

New literature teacher Barber brings fresh eyes

New literature teacher Barber brings fresh eyes

August 22, 2018

Susan Barber, the new Advanced Placement Literature teacher is settling in and learning the ropes at Grady while incorporating her experiences from previously...

Straw ban movement to protect oceans makes waves

Straw ban movement to protect oceans makes waves

August 21, 2018

At Doc Chey's Noodle House, junior Caroline Garvey serves a family drinks. She instinctively reaches into her pocket and lays out straws on the table. G...

Taylor concert Swiftly merges old and new

Taylor concert Swiftly merges old and new

August 14, 2018

Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” world tour came to Mercedes Benz Stadium Aug. 10-11, filling tens of thousands of seats with screaming teens, parents w...

Locker use at Grady higher than students perceive

Locker use at Grady higher than students perceive

Margot McLaughlin

May 21, 2018

Students at Grady are not required to have a locker. In fact, many decide not pay the $5 and instead carry their things in their backpack. Although som...

Herrera inducted into National Debate Hall of Fame

Herrera inducted into National Debate Hall of Fame

May 20, 2018

When Mario Lorenzo Herrera envisioned his future, he never ‘in a million years’ would have seen himself teaching at a high school. However, since ...

Ellerton pushes students, athletes to work hard

Ellerton pushes students, athletes to work hard

May 5, 2018

Hard work and discipline were something Grady’s journalism teacher and track coach Del Ellerton learned at an early age. “I grew up initially in Mississippi,” El...

Big Choice: Choosing a college roommate

Big Choice: Choosing a college roommate

May 2, 2018

By Katie Earles On May 1, the 301 Grady seniors gave a collective sigh of relief. Gone are the days of writing 500 word personal essays, counting comm...

Paying for college: A ‘How To’ scholarship guide for rising seniors

Paying for college: A ‘How To’ scholarship guide for rising seniors

May 1, 2018

How to find scholarships: Finding scholarships to alleviate the overwhelming price of college can seem daunting. We have all heard the pledges from gui...

Mentorship class teaches students valuable life lessons

Mentorship class teaches students valuable life lessons

Anna Tischer, Managing Online Editor

April 27, 2018

The nine-student Gifted Mentorship class just completed its second-semester internships  throughout Atlanta. Calculus teacher and gifted program coordinat...

Pope prepares students for success on AP history exam

Pope prepares students for success on AP history exam

April 27, 2018

Eleven  years ago former Grady Principal Dr. Vincent Murray hired  Lee Pope  the new AP U.S. History teacher. Ever since, the school has seen tremendous succe...

Wild and free: Dynamic Duo ventures into summer

Wild and free: Dynamic Duo ventures into summer

April 21, 2018

In the the last semester of their senior year at Grady, Walden Jones and Eve Robinson, senior best friend duo, are considering their summer plans. The cus...

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