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New winter break schedule creates confusion, student discontent

New winter break schedule creates confusion, student discontent

November 29, 2017

Hot chocolate, twinkling lights and family traditions: this is probably what most people imagine when they think of preparing for the winter holiday season. ...

Students embrace vegan diets

Students embrace vegan diets

November 27, 2017

Many Grady students have recently embraced veganism. Meat, fish, eggs, dairy products and any foods obtained from animals all are excluded in a vegan diet. “There...

Markovic masters real-world photo skills

Markovic masters real-world photo skills

Parker Killenberg

November 21, 2017

Filed under LIFESTYLE, Personality Profiles

The annual Atlanta Celebrates Photography had its open exhibition in October, and Creative Loafing awarded exemplary photographers shown in the exhibit...

Quiz Bowl Team buzzes first at initial tournament

Quiz Bowl Team buzzes first at initial tournament

November 16, 2017

Quiz Bowl is a quiz-based sport that tests players on a wide variety of academic subjects. In the past two months, the new Grady Quiz Bowl team has an...

Rap music limits variety at dances

Rap music limits variety at dances

November 6, 2017

For years, Grady’s April prom was the anticipated dance to attend. Not many people went to the homecoming dance, nor was it seen as a big deal. However,...

SGA President Burras starts nonprofit organization

SGA President Burras starts nonprofit organization

November 6, 2017

All around Grady, Aaron Burras can be seen at the center of pep rallies, interacting with the student body or taking photos for Grady News Now. As Executive...

The Day of the Dead is a living tradition

The Day of the Dead is a living tradition

Morgan Watkins, Writer

November 4, 2017

Filed under LIFESTYLE

The streets are lined with color and masks. People with skeleton-painted faces and brightly colored clothing march about as music plays in the backgroun...

Pups and Tubs spoils local pooches

Lanier Pickren

October 30, 2017

Filed under LIFESTYLE

Dogs have always been described as man’s best friend and when it comes to caring for our four-legged friends we want the best. Pups and Tubs is a dog grooming business on Monroe Drive, run solely by its owner and founder Raymond DeLeon. DeLeon started Pups and Tubs in 2013, after being in the dog grooming business for sixteen years. “I wanted to open my own business...

Excessive extra credit creates unfair advantage

Maeve Malaney-Lau, Writer

October 29, 2017

Filed under Comment, Intro Journalism Showcase, Letters to the Editor

By Maeve Malaney-Lau Comment Every week, Grady students log on to Infinite Campus to check their grades. Some students see a mixture of As and Bs, some may see a sprinkling of failing grades, and, others have grades of above 100. You may ask, how is it possible to get above a 100 percent in a class if that’s a perfect score? The answer is simple: extra credit. There sh...

Tracking students eases teachers’ burden while hurting students

Maura O'Sullivan, Writer

October 29, 2017

Filed under Comment, Intro Journalism Showcase, Personal Comment-On Campus

By Maura O'Sullivan Comment Over the years, the Grady cluster has advocated for separation of gifted, on-level, and remedial courses, a practice which increases racial, socioeconomic, and academic achievement gaps. While it levels out classes, so-called “tracks” hurt students in the long run, and should be replaced. Students are separated early on. Many Grady stude...

Time to end Grady students’ self-segregation

Jaeden Davis, Writer

October 29, 2017

Filed under Comment, Intro Journalism Showcase, Personal Comment-On Campus

By Jaeden Davis Comment Students create self-segregation among themselves. This has been a growing topic at Grady and seems to be getting worse. During Grady’s three lunch periods, Caucasian students mostly sit outside in the courtyard at the tables. While on the inside, toward the back of the cafeteria, there are mainly African-American students. This is a problem bec...

Weekly advisement wastes time on irrelevant skills

Lauren Silcock, Writer

October 29, 2017

Filed under Comment, Intro Journalism Showcase, Personal Comment-On Campus

By Lauren Silcock Comment Every Wednesday, after their first period class, Grady students settle into their assigned classrooms for an hour of "Advisement." This class is intended to assist students in their everyday school lives, as well as providing them with skills required for the future. However, this class is sorely misguided. The class spends hours teaching t...

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