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The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs on Piedmont Park's Oak Hill while a large crowd of listeners enjoy Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony.  Concerts are one of the many PPC sponsored community events that take place at the park throughout the year.

Piedmont Park Conservancy influences Grady community

October 1, 2019

Sophomore Maggie Opsahl spends many hours at Piedmont Park as a member of Grady’s cross country team.  However, like most students, Opsahl doesn’...

6th grader Jimmy Carrico works diligently on his story about the Falcons.

Inman journalism club picks up momentum

September 30, 2019

Students sit quietly at their desks, their faces illuminated with the blue light from their laptops. They are hard at work, concentrating on writing their...

Wilson (left) and Poole (right) at the May launch party of their first issue of 404zine.

Sophomore creates arts magazine, ‘404 Zine’

September 26, 2019

To sophomore Clayton Wilson and Atlanta Girls School senior Zoey Poole, Atlanta youth artists are underrepresented. Their solution: create a magazine ful...

Teacher receives intimidating diagnosis, remains optimistic

September 6, 2019

Lisa Willoughby, literature, drama and debate teacher, never anticipated this summer she would be diagnosed with a frightening disease: cancer. After going...

In addition to selling her vintage clothes online, Bella does local popups and festivals. Here, she poses in front of her booth at the Atlanta Fila Fest.

Local teen starts vintage clothing store

September 4, 2019

Bella Savignano always knew she wanted something different than most teenagers. Something nontraditional. Something ambitious. Something that seemed impossibl...

Large class sizes impact class environment

Large class sizes impact class environment

September 4, 2019

The first day of school came as a shock to many and not just because it marked the end of summer break. Talkative students filled the hallways as they slo...

Sergeant First Class Kim Allison is the new JROTC instructor. Her presence at Grady was brought on by a country wide initiative to have more female instructors in the program.

JROTC adds more female instructors

August 28, 2019

For the last 19 years, Sergeant Major Henry Bleach has been the main army instructor here at Grady High School. He has been replaced by first year tea...

Junior Abby Edlein played an active role in a gun violence panel at the Temple. She has brought her passion for gun violence prevention activism to Grady by starting a March For Our Lives chapter.

Junior starts March For Our Lives chapter

August 28, 2019

When junior Abby Edlein checked her phone in first period on Feb. 15, 2018, the first thing she saw was that her camp friend Alyssa Alhadeff died in the Par...

Sig Samuels: cornerstone of the Grady community

Sig Samuels: cornerstone of the Grady community

August 27, 2019

When you first walk through the doors of Sig Samuels Dry Cleaning, you are instantly greeted with a friendly hello and an exchange of small talk. Alth...

POCKET POSE- Literature and composition teacher Alex Wallace poses next to his cell phone organizer. He implemented this program in order to eliminate cell phone distraction in his classroom.

Teachers curb cell phone usage

August 27, 2019

In the past twenty years, high school classrooms haven’t changed all that much. There’s still the cheap plastic and metal desks arranged in rows, ...

Mechanics Club, founded by junior Alek Bruckman, focuses not only on automobiles but also on motorcycles. This Honda motorcycle is currently being restored and repaired by club members.

Mechanics Club re-circuits student interest in cars

May 23, 2019

A large portion of the student population, over 198 individuals, drive to school every day. No matter how nice the car or how safe of a driv...

In Atlanta, the high concentration of liberal people gives the LGBTQ community a false sense of security.

Living in an LGBTQ “liberal bubble”

May 3, 2019

Whenever I make new friends, there’s always a time when I have to come out to them as lesbian. The first time I ever did it — seventh grade — I ...

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